The Edmond Sun

Education

April 12, 2013

OC’s marketing chapter wins national awards

EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian University’s student chapter of the American Marketing Association received awards for the fourth year in a row at the AMA International Collegiate Conference.

Oklahoma Christian’s AMA chapter earned awards for Excellence in Fundraising and Chapter Planning at this year’s conference. More than 140 universities attended the conference in New Orleans March 21-23 to hear marketing professionals from across the country speak on the theme, “Live the Marketing Life.”

Keynote speakers included Jeffrey Hayzlett, former CMO of Kodak, and Nate Riggs of the Karcher Group.

The AMA gives students the opportunity to build leadership skills as officers and members and build relationships with professionals in their field of study.

OC’s chapter was chartered in 2008 and has quickly grown, attending the AMA Collegiate Conference each year and continuing to win awards for their efforts. This year’s officers include President Emily Lundblad, Executive Vice President Adam England, Vice President of Professional Development Nikela Sandoval, Vice President of Events Ben Britton, Vice President of Fundraising Salomon Murillo, Vice President of Creative Design Keely Gibson, Vice President of Promotional Design Kyle Baldinger, Vice President of Project Management David Sellers, Vice President of Communication and Social Media Jade Hayes and Vice President of Finance Alyssa Dickerson.

Eight OC students attended this year’s conference along with sponsor Burt Smith, associate professor of marketing in Oklahoma Christian’s School of Business Administration.

“These students have worked so hard this year to bring the AMA chapter to this level of success,” said Associate Professor of Marketing and E-Business Kerianne Roper, the faculty adviser for OC’s AMA chapter. “They spent countless hours volunteering for these positions. They have shown dedication to chapter planning, communication, community service, fundraising and membership.”

 

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