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Press Release for Monday, October 29, 2012

UNF Transportation and Logistics Student Receives 2012 L.L. Waters Scholarship

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 


Brandon Little, a junior at the University of North Florida with a double major in Transportation/Logistics and Business Management, will receive the 2012 L.L. Waters Scholarship during the annual meeting of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics today in Jacksonville. 


The scholarship was set up in honor of L.L. Waters, University Professor Emeritus of Transportation and Business History in Indiana University’s School of Business, in recognition of his many contributions to undergraduate and graduate level education in transportation, logistics and international business during a teaching career of more than four decades. 


As a student leader, Little has been very involved with the UNF Transportation and Logistics Society, serving as director, treasurer and currently as vice president. He was chair of the “Bring the Noise” campus campaign to support the Jacksonville port expansion efforts. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, where he also holds leadership positions.  


Little has taken advantage of many opportunities offered by the UNF Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program, including representing the University at the Intermodal Association of North America Expo in 2011. He has gained extensive practical experience in transportation and logistics through multiple internships, including working at Crowley Maritime Corporation during his freshman year and completing a 10-week internship program at the Target Distribution Center in Lake City this past summer. He is scheduled to receive his bachelor’s degree from UNF in May 2014. His goal is to begin a professional career in a Fortune 500 company and ultimately earn a MBA in logistics and supply-chain management. 


Waters made significant contributions to the leadership and program activities of AST&L over the years. His service began with appointment to the national board of directors in September 1959. While on the board, he also served a term as president in 1967-68 and as chairman of the board in 1968-69. He played a key role in the establishment of the “Transportation Journal” and was a member of the journal’s editorial review board from 1961 to 2006. 


Waters was a member of the Indiana University faculty for 30 years. He was internationally renowned for his accomplishments as both an educator and a businessman. He will especially be remembered for his teaching excellence and his efforts to find good jobs for his students. His former students contributed more than $45,000 to start the L.L. Waters Scholarship Fund to award annual national scholarships.  


UNF’s Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program offers a unique and rewarding program for students electing to major in transportation and logistics. The program prepares students for challenging careers in supply chain management, international logistics, transportation and physical distribution. The program has received considerable state, national and international recognition, including being ranked 13th in the nation by Supply Chain Management Review magazine, as well as a “Program of Distinction” and a “Center of Excellence” within the state university system. 


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.