WHCMAA awards Kinney Alumni Scholarship to 2 outstanding incoming WG’17 students

Steven Cupps, and Alex Wittenberg, class of 2017 Health Care Management MBA students, The Wharton School, are the 2015 Kinney Alumni Scholarship recipients

june_kinney_headshot_with_wharton.jpgThe Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association (WHCMAA) recently selected Steven Cupps and Alex Wittenberg, incoming Wharton Health Care Management MBA students, for its inaugural Kinney Alumni Scholarship – with each receiving a $10,000 scholarship.  The scholarship is named after June Kinney, the Associate Director of the Wharton Health Care Management Program.  The scholarship is meant for a deserving incoming healthcare MBA student who has been identified by the alumni as someone who would contribute significantly to the make-up and leadership of the WHCM class of 2017.   

Steven’s background

1297.jpgSteven holds an AB cum laude in evolutionary biology, with a secondary major in economics from Harvard College.   Since graduation, Steven has worked at Oliver Wyman’s HLS practice, moving quickly through the ranks from consultant to engagement manager. In this capacity, he has worked closely with health insurers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies.  Steven’s longer term goals are to build health care companies that are transformational in nature.

Alex’s background

1296.jpgAlex received a degree in International Relations from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction.  Since 2012, Alex has worked for Bain & Company. He has been involved in Bain’s Healthcare and Private Equity practices.  He is also involved in Bain’s non-profit and global health efforts, serving as a co-director of the Los Angeles office’s pro-bono consulting program.  During his Bain experience, Alex also spent six months on leave from Bain & Company to work as a strategy consultant with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health division. Alex’s longer term goals are to work at the intersection of healthcare and global health, specifically on corporate social responsibility initiatives and global health partnerships with major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

We congratulate Steven and Alex on being selected for the Kinney Alumni scholarship.  Both are outstanding additions to the growing and influential Wharton alumni network. We welcome both to the Wharton HCM community and look forward to many years of collaboration and friendship with them!