Rohrer College of Business names Haoran Zheng first McGowan ScholarJune 11, 2009
The Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University has named Haoran Zheng, originally from ShanDong Province, China, and now living in Glassboro, as the school’s first William G. McGowan Scholar.
Last semester, The William G. McGowan Scholars Program of the Chicago-based William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. awarded the Rohrer College of Business a $15,930 scholarship to be given to an MBA student during the 2009-10 academic year.
Designed to encourage leadership ability; interpersonal skills; and significant involvement in academic, campus and community activities, The McGowan Scholars Program also recognizes excellence of character, a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial potential, according to the organization.
“William McGowan was first and foremost a humanitarian. He understood the meaning of hard work and commitment, thriving on the challenge to achieve his objectives. Struggle for improvement was part of his everyday agenda,” said Zheng, who is an MBA student majoring in finance and accounting. “I am very honored to be the first recipient of the prestigious McGowan Scholar title at Rowan, especially as an international student from China. I deeply believe in the power of education to transform lives. I will keep practicing Mr. McGowan's beliefs during my studies at Rowan, follow closely to the vision of Mr. McGowan, which is to impact lives today, create sustainable change and empower future generations to achieve their greatest potential.” Zheng said he also would like to foster economic relationships between China and the United States.
The William G. McGowan Scholars program honors William G. McGowan, who was able to attend Harvard University’s MBA program thanks to the school’s Baker Scholars award.
For more information about the Rohrer College of Business MBA program, visit www.rowan.edu/mba or call (856) 256-4024.