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Student Marshal on road to success

Alison Rutter, Spring 2013 student marshall
Alison Rutter

For Alison Rutter, graduating from Penn State Berks on May 4, 2013, will be another leg on her journey to success. She already has been offered a position where she completed her internship, VF Outlet in West Reading, PA.

Rutter has enjoyed much success during her time at the college and she is graduating with the highest grade-point average of her class–an accomplishment that has earned her the title of student marshal during Saturday’s commencement ceremony. She will graduate with a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Marketing / Management and a minor in Communication Arts and Sciences.

During an on-campus internship fair, she learned about an internship at VF Outlet. She completed an internship in their Marketing Department and was offered a position in the department upon graduation.

Among her accomplishments, she and another classmate won a business competition as part of a Project Management course. In the competition, Rutter and her teammate had to select a company, so they chose The Whoopie Pie Company, located in the food court of the VF Outlet. They focused on creating a shipping and packaging process that would allow the company to transport their product across the country without freezing. They also created an electronic order-taking process. The Whoopie Pie Company is in the process of implementing their suggestions.

In addition, Rutter recently received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Business and the Evan Pugh Scholar Award during the college’s Academic Awards Ceremony.

“During my time here at Penn State Berks, I have been prepared for the workforce,” comments Rutter. “The college has given me the foundation to succeed in business.”

Rutter is definitely on the road to success.

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