W. P. Carey School of Business

Dr. John Konopka Memorial Scholarship

Dr. John Konopka Memorial Scholarship

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In 2017, John Konopka joined the Department of Supply Chain Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business as an Assistant Clinical Professor after a very successful 35-year career as a Supply Chain Analyst at IBM. This was a homecoming for John since he earned his BS, MS and Ph.D. from the W. P. Carey School of Business, despite being a native New Yorker. John taught many different courses at the BS and MS levels while at ASU. He inspired his students to be all they could be and immediately earned their respect and admiration for his teaching and mentorship. John also became the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Executive Consortium, bringing together industry leaders and ASU SCM faculty to address current supply chain concerns and prepare for future supply chain issues. John was a great colleague and friend to the ASU faculty and staff and he will be sorely missed. This fund will continue his legacy of teaching and mentorship at ASU.

Impact of Donor Support

With a global network of more than 120,000 alumni and thousands of committed students, faculty, staff, and strategic industry partners, the collective power of W.P. Carey School of Business community to influence and amplify good things in our world can be truly staggering. Join us in changing lives through access, excellence, and innovation, today and for generations to come.

Your gifts will:

  • Support the dreams and goals of students
  • Build and maintain the reputational and research excellence of our school and faculty
  • Create and support leaders who rethink the nature of business, engage locally and globally, and create a better future

ASU is where I got my start, and there's a real connection made by giving back. Every little bit matters to students who are trying to live on their own and be their own person.

Ryan Talamante

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