VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver held its 12th annual sales competition Nov. 17, advancing the top students to regional and national events. Sixty four regional business professionals participated as judges and “buyers” evaluating 36 students as they performed sales presentation role-plays.
Andrew Cline, a senior with a Professional Sales Certificate majoring in accounting, and MacKenzie Ladd, a senior majoring in marketing, won the competition and Herman Miller performance work chairs donated by Workplace Resource of Oregon. Cline and Ladd will go on to represent WSU Vancouver at the National Collegiate Sales Competition at Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw, Ga. in April.
Sam Etter, a junior majoring in marketing; Michael Lusk, a senior majoring in marketing; Jacqueline Poole, a senior majoring in marketing; and Robert Reyes a senior majoring in management information systems, will compete at the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition at Chico State University in Chico, Calif. in April.
Caleb Anderson, a senior with a Professional Sales Certificate majoring in psychology; Alvina Kononenko, a senior with a Professional Sales Certificate majoring in management; Emily McCoy, a senior majoring in marketing; Arvo Seppa, a junior majoring in marketing; and Kellee Weiner, a senior majoring in marketing, are competition alternates.
McCoy won a $1,500 scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year from Pacific Office Automation. Brian Brady, a senior majoring in finance, and Poole won Sales Career Potential cash awards from Liberty Mutual and Fisher Investments.
For the past 10 years, the Carson College of Business Professional Sales Program at WSU Vancouver has been named among the Top 50 collegiate sales programs in the United States by the Sales Education Foundation.
About WSU Vancouver
As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.
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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601, firstname.lastname@example.org