Published: Aug 12, 2008 4:44:54 PM
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Nicholas Cox and Philip Martin, students in Auburn University's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, have been named Forehand Leadership Scholars for the 2008-2009 academic year. Founded by Joe W. Forehand, Auburn ISE alumnus and former CEO and chairman of Accenture, the scholarship recognizes ISE undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence along with strong evidence of leadership accomplishments and potential.
Cox, a Birmingham native, is a member of the Auburn University Drumline and recently participated in a drum camp for high school students. He is involved with Auburn's University Program Council and Institute of Industrial Engineers. "Each of these experiences has provided me with mental and physical challenges that cultivate my leadership skills and help me to achieve success throughout life," said Cox. He will complete his third co-op rotation with Pratt & Whitney in Columbus, Ga., this fall.
Martin, a Mobile native, is a senior ISE student and is pursuing a minor in business. Martin spent his summer interning at Aflac Worldwide Headquarters in Columbus, Ga., in the account implementation management (AIM) department. He founded Auburn Students for Life and is currently working towards making Ultimate Frisbee an official club sport at Auburn. Martin is also a member of the Catholic Student Organization. "I am very honored, blessed and thankful to be an industrial and systems engineering student and to have the opportunity to pursue my education at Auburn," said Martin. "I know that this field of engineering was meant for me, and never have I fit so perfectly into any academic classes or subjects than I do to those of ISE."
Additional information about Auburn ISE can be found at http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/insy/index.html.