UA students were recognized at the recent SAS Global Forum 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida. Cameron Jagoe, a graduate student in the Culverhouse College of Commerce, Manderson Graduate School online Decision Analytics program, shared his success story, featuring The University of Alabama, SAS and US Bank during the opening session. Cameron is the first UA student to be recognized at the main opening session – his story can be found here. Cameron, together with three other students (Caroline Bell — MBA Business Analytics, Taylor Larkin — Interdisciplinary PhD Business Analytics, Huan Li — PhD Applied Statistics), received the SAS Global Ambassador award for demonstrating their innovative use of SAS software towards solving real-world problems in their research posters. Alexandra DeKinder, an undergraduate student (BS Math) received a student scholarship award to attend the conference. Caroline Bell and Alexander DeKinder are picture above with Dr. Jim Goodnight, the co-founder and Chief Executive officer of SAS.
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