Three MBA students win $10,000 C200 Foundation Scholar Awards

At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning opportunities.

The Committee of 200 is an international organization comprised of more than 400 of the world’s most successful women business leaders, half of whom run companies with revenues in excess of $100 million. Committed to empowering future business women, members share their expertise and insights with students around the world through the C200 Foundation’s signature Reachout programs. 

At the event, 20 of the country’s top women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, as well as U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, spoke to students. The theme of the conference was “The Motor City: Women at the Wheel.”

Speakers from the Detroit area included Florine Mark, president and chair of the WW Group; Denise Ilitch, president of Ilitch Enterprises; Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and Susan E. Burns, vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation.

Pictured, left to right: Ana Kostic, Maria Arpino, Florine Mark, Olta Sota