Kalypso and Stelos Alliance Award Graduate Scholarship at North Carolina State University

December 21, 2012

BEACHWOOD, Ohio and BOERNE, Texas - Kalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, in partnership with the Stelos Alliance, a non-profit scholarship organization for extraordinary young leaders, announced today that Chris Gardner is the recipient of the inaugural $2,000 Kalypso MGIM Innovators Scholarship at North Carolina State University.

The Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM) program is a partnership between the Jenkins Graduate School of Management, part of the North Carolina State University College of Management, and the Université Paul Cézanne IAE Graduate School of Management in Puyricard, France, which offers graduates two masters degrees and two classroom experiences.

Sean Klein, consultant at Kalypso and graduate of the MGIM program organized the scholarship and says of the initiative: “I feel my work at Kalypso benefited greatly from the global perspective on innovation and management I received from the MGIM program. We’re excited to begin a conversation with Chris as he completes the program and begins looking for post-graduate opportunities.”

Kalypso and the Stelos Alliance also awarded four $2,000 scholarships to undergraduates at North Carolina State University this fall as a part of the initiative to find, empower and recruit top talent. Read more about the partnered scholarship programs at NC State here.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.

About the Stelos Alliance

The Stelos Alliance, founded in 2008, is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of helping extraordinary young leaders reach their potential. Currently, Stelos offers 19 scholarships annually and provides Principled Leadership Training to student leaders at no cost. In 2012, the Stelos Alliance will award over $25,000 dollars in scholarships to dynamic young people who accept the responsibilities of leadership. For more information, visit stelos.org. Follow @StelosAlliance on Twitter and on Facebook.

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For more information, please contact Reagan Pugh by emailing reagan.pugh@stelos.org.