Giavanna Tabbachino Named Recipient of the 2021 Lawrence E. White Fellowship

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department is pleased to announce Giavanna Tabbachino as the recipient of the 2021 Lawrence E. White Fellowship for Master’s in Management Science and Engineering offered by the ISE Department. This fellowship is made available through the generosity of Lehigh and department alumnus Lawrence E. White (’64, ’65, ’69) for a full tuition towards 30 credits of master’s degree study.

Giavanna Tabbachino is currently an undergraduate senior at Lehigh University, majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering and minoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Throughout her time at Lehigh, Giavanna has challenged herself academically and athletically as a member of Lehigh’s Division I Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She looks forward to continuing her education with intentions of pursuing a career in logistics and supply chain management.

Lawrence E. White earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh in 1964, followed by a master’s degree in Management Science in 1965 and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 1969. While a student, White was a member of the wrestling team and Theta Delta Chi. He has made his career in real estate, and is currently a consultant with Red Jacket Development. White has long supported initiatives at Lehigh, and is a member of the Asa Packer Society and Tower Society. His generosity has supported the renovation of Grace Hall, Athletics Partnership, and the wrestling program. In 1999, White endowed the Lawrence E. White ’64 Head Wrestling Coach position.

White and his wife Ann have seven children between them, and live in Orlando, FL. Larry was honored with the ISE Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018.

The Selection Committee was formed by Professors Luis Nunes Vicente (chair), Robert H. Storer, and Tamás Terlaky.

The ISE Department is grateful to the White Family for their generosity and investment in Lehigh’s mission to produce leaders who will serve and inspire others.