Esri and the University of Redlands are proud to announce the induction of nine new scholarship recipients to the Esri Fellows Program. Established in 1999, this program provides selected Esri employees with full tuition scholarships to attend evening and weekend courses at the University of Redlands School of Business towards completion of either an undergraduate or graduate level degree.
This year’s recipients are from Product Development, Technical Support, Professional Services, Contracts and Legal Services, Customer Service, and Marketing. One is completing a bachelor’s degree and the others will be obtaining master’s degrees.
Julie, ArcGIS for Server product manager, said, “It is an honor and privilege to be chosen for Esri’s scholarship program. My vision is to become a true problem solver utilizing GIS and industry knowledge by earning a master’s degree in GIS, combined with unparalleled experience, enabling Esri’s users to achieve success. I am especially excited for the master project. My plan is to investigate opportunities with the GIS community to select a project that could have a positive impact on real-world issues, and work with mentors at Esri to design a state-of-the-art solution to the problem.”
“I am honored and grateful to be an Esri Fellow and am looking forward to expanding my personal and professional growth through the University of Redlands MBA program,” said Garrett, a project coordinator in Professional Services. “Coming from a geography and GIS background, the MBA program will allow me to view colleague and customer interactions and business demands differently, and analyze and solve them through a learned business-oriented process. This fellowship is life changing and will not only benefit me, but Esri as well for years to come!”
Esri strongly supports employees’ ongoing personal development including formal education. In addition to the scholarships, it offers tuition reimbursement, participation in Esri Training and Education course offerings, and off-site training classes designed to improve technical, sales, interpersonal, and management skills.
Congratulations to this year’s Esri Fellows.