A student in the Master of Arts in Global Logistics (MAGL) program at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has earned three merit-based scholarships from the Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles Transportation Club, and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, marking the first time in the history of the program one student has earned all three scholarships. Ebony Loeb of Long Beach works full-time at Ports America at their West Basin Container Terminal in San Pedro and will graduate this spring after just 22 months in the program.
“Ebony is a truly exceptional student. She is the only student in the history of the program to win all three scholarships. She has great time management skills. Faculty are always complimenting her. She has done a great job,” said Kristen Monaco, professor of economics and director of MAGL.
Altogether, four CSULB students earned the Port of Long Beach scholarship worth $5,000, three CSULB students earned the Los Angeles Transportation Club scholarship valued at $3,500 and two CSULB students earned the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals scholarship valued at $2,500.
“About winning the three scholarships, I feel great. I was simply hoping to get one and was more than surprised to have won three. I knew the MAGL program would open doors for my career, and I am proud to say that the program is very well-rounded and is definitely turning out to be a worthwhile investment of my time. The MAGL program has helped me see my world from a very different perspective than before,” said Loeb.
“I appreciate the MAGL program for trying many perspectives into one giant overview with a mathematical twist. I definitely feel confident that I can approach any situation and locate the optimal solution with the tools that I have been exposed to in the program and I look forward to applying my learning to future situations.”
The program, which began in 2002, is specialized and small with only 22 students, all of whom work in the industry and many of whom have ties to the scholarship awarding organizations.
“Global logistics is the study of the flow of supplies through the port and the development of strategies in moving goods,” said Monaco. “Obviously our location at Cal State Long Beach gives the program and our students a tremendous advantage.”