We are very sad to share that Margaret Rose Schultz, our VP of Publications of the last 2 years, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 16. PMI Memphis came to know Margaret through her work as a professor at University of Memphis. She was frequently involved in the student mentoring partnership work shared between PMI Memphis and University of Memphis in their Strategic Information Project Management course (MIS3885).
In recent years, Margaret was instrumental in helping Project Management students get a quick start into their selected profession by encouraging them to strive for professional certifications early, to attend professional organization meetings like the PMI Memphis Chapter meetings, and to make relationships with experienced PMI members already placed in companies. She was a strong advocate for her students and saw the value of building stronger relations between PMI and university students.
In the last two years, Margaret served PMI Memphis in the elected capacity of VP of Professional Development. In this capacity, she was responsible for the regular distribution of our Newsletters. She took pride in making changes to the appearance of the newsletter and improvements to the quality of the content. We appreciate everything she did for PMI Memphis.
In honor of Margaret, the PMI Memphis board has decided to establish an annual scholarship in her name in connection with the partnership the Chapter has with University of Memphis and its MIS3885 class. We will publish details about this scholarship later this summer.
Margaret fully exemplified the PMI Memphis Mission Statement: In the PMI Memphis Chapter, there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t yet met. It’s easy to get involved, and once you do, it’s easy to make your mark. We will miss Margaret, and we are so thankful for the mark she made on our organization.
Funeral details will be shared on the Canale Funeral Directors website. Memorial notes for the family can be left there.