The award honors graduates who have achieved exemplary career progress and recognition within ten years of their graduation. The program was originated and is sponsored by the SDSM&T Alumni Association and the SDSM&T Foundation. Candidates are reviewed based on nominations submitted by their undergraduate degree-granting department or program and only one award is given per department each year. The individuals selected for this award are considered excellent role models to show current students the importance of continued personal growth in a rapidly changing world. Jen graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Mathematics in 2006. She is being recognized for her research contributions to develop and use analytical models to guide decision making for logistics and supply chain challenges. As well as for her mentorship and education of the next generation of industrial and system engineers.She will be presented this award at a dinner in September 2017.