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AMA Wins Awards

May 8, 2009
Reinbeck Courier

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) recently brought home three outstanding chapter awards from the AMA International Collegiate Conference held in New Orleans. The chapter was awarded Outstanding Membership, Outstanding Communications and Outstanding Fundraising honors.

"Receiving these awards was such a confirmation of the team-work and professional execution of UNI AMA's chapter activities this academic year," said Porter. "UNI AMA is still in a rejuvenation phase and to receive these awards is certainly a testament to the caliber of this chapter's membership and leadership team. A highly professional group of students comprised the executive leadership team and throughout the academic year they guided the membership and its activities to much success. To have the opportunity to work with such dedicated and outstanding marketing students is an honor."

In order to compete for these awards, UNI AMA submitted a Chapter Plan during the fall semester, outlining all goals and objectives of the chapter, as well as an Annual Report during the spring semester, describing how the chapter did or did not obtain its goals. More than 145 AMA chapters from across the country submitted Chapter Plans and Annual Reports.

Members attending the conference included Darin Schmidt from Reinbeck, IA, a UNI junior majoring in marketing: sales and advertising and Kevin Petersen from Dike, IA, a UNI senior majoring in marketing: sales and advertising. in Accompanying them to the conference was Kathleen Porter, AMA faculty adviser and UNI instructor in marketing.

The AMA is the world's largest and most comprehensive professional society for marketers. The UNI chapter of the AMA is a student organization dedicated to the diverse field of marketing. AMA offers students the opportunity to connect with fellow marketers, attend a variety of professional and social events, become a leader, and learn about today's ever changing marketing profession. There are currently 400 collegiate AMA chapters internationally with more than 15,000 members.



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