Ms. Alayna Thison

Awarded $2,500 on 11/29/2010

Alayna is a junior at Oakland University, majoring in Human Resource Management. Early on, she had some experience in the health care industry in various administrative and functional assignments. However, when she began her internship for an automotive supplier it is where she started a connection to this industry; it was when her “check brake light” went on. She got to work and her co-workers used their company’s manufactured diagnostic tools and identified the problem and direction for the fix. This opened a door to her understanding of the magnitude of the auto industry and its’ career opportunities. Alayna lives in Clinton Township, MI and is a member of the Oakland Student Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management, a volunteer at Church of Christ Center and was the captain of her high school varsity basketball team. AWAF is proud to add her to our esteemed group of scholarship recipients.