Scholarship Established in Remembrance of Dr. Effy Oz
A scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Effy Oz, professor of management and information science at Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, who died of a heart attack in July 2008. The “Dr. Effy Oz Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Business Education” will benefit graduate students at Penn State Great Valley.
Dr. Oz was passionate about teaching and Penn State. He served on numerous committees at the School, including serving as the former Faculty/Senate chair. Dr. Oz wrote several books, including a popular textbook on management information systems. His son Sahar said his father loved teaching and this scholarship will be a fitting way to recognize that dedication.
A native of Israel, Dr. Oz was a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1984 he left his position as controller of Israel Aerospace Industries to pursue a career in academia. While earning a doctorate in management information systems from Boston University, he taught at that school and at Boston College. He then taught at Wayne State University in Michigan for five years and in 1996 joined Penn State, where he taught management science and information systems.
He is survived by his wife Narda Green Oz, sons Sahar, Ron and Noam, and daughter Adi; a sister; and a granddaughter.
If you are interested in making a gift in memory of Dr. Oz, please make checks payable to Penn State Great Valley and list the “Dr. Effy Oz Memorial Fund” in the memo line on your check. You can send your donations to the campus at 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355.
Directions for making a credit card or Web site transaction
When you get to the Designation of Gift area, complete as follows:
Please designate my gift to: Other, and then provide additional information: Effy Oz Memorial Scholarship at PSGV.