Participation in the MBA Career Services Council provides us all with an opportunity to meet and build relationships with extraordinary people. On Tuesday March 15, 2011, we lost one such friend, Mel Penn, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Mel served as MBA CSC President from 2002 – 2003 and was an instrumental part of laying the foundation for the media to recognize the MBA CSC Employment Standards. He was respected and beloved by colleagues and actively worked to advance the CSC during his time on and off the board of directors. Colleagues reflect fondly on his upbeat personality and drive to make a difference.
Mel joined the career services industry in 1997 when he accepted a role with his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, as MBA Corporate Relations Executive and Director of the Student Support Center in the Michael F. Price College of Business. As a double degree holder, Mel was a proud Sooners alumnus.
Mel’s wife, Betsy, and the family have established the Mel Penn MBA Scholarship in his honor and the MBA Career Services Council is collecting contributions toward this cause.
To make an online donation with a credit card, please select the “Donate” button below. You do not need to have a Paypal account in order to donate. If you want your name to be associated with your donation, click the “Add special instructions to the seller” link on the payment screen and enter your name. Otherwise, your donation will be anonymous.
To donate by check, send your check to: MBA CSC, P.O. Box 47478, Tampa, FL 33646. Be sure to note “Mel Penn Scholarship” on or with the check.
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