The Alan R. Dennis Doctoral Award

Donor Story

Queen’s changed my life. I started in the fall of 1982 as a new MBA student with a clear, well-planned path into business. My time at Queen’s moved me to a new path into academia. As Robert Frost noted: “I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” This award is my way of helping a fellow traveler start down the less-traveled road.

~ Alan R. Dennis


 About your fund

Established in June 2017 by Alan R. Dennis, MBA'84, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Ph.D. level students enrolled in the Smith School of Business doctoral program in the areas of Management Information Systems or Operations. Preference will be given to use funding for travel costs to conferences. The applicant must be nominated by a faculty member in the Management Information Systems or Operations area. Applicants are required to submit a one page description of their research. Final selection will be made by the PhD/MSc Awards Adjudication Committee of the Smith School of Business.  Value: approximately $2,000