Tag: American Marketing Association

Par-Tee Time 3rd Annual Golf Outing

The Par-Tee Time Golf Outing will be held on August 4th, 2012

It’s that time of year, get your golf clubs out … it’s time to golf!

The School of Business and Economics, along with the MBA Association (MBAA) and the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), invite you to join us for this great opportunity to network with the new dean, alumni, students, staff, faculty and community members in a friendly competitive environment. Bring your friends, all are invited!

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
9am registration and practice range
10am shotgun start; scramble format

Portage Lake Golf Course
46789 US Highway 41
Houghton, MI  49931

$70/person (must be paid by August 3rd)
MTU student price – $40
Pay day of – $320/team, $80/person
Price includes golf, lunch, cart and two beverage tickets per person.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each flight (which means if you’re not a very good golfer, you are still eligible to win in your category). There will also be cash prizes for the three course games,  and a special $10,000 Hole In One Contest!

Our raffle list keeps growing, Michigan Tech departments and over 70 local businesses have donated some really great prizes … hotel jacuzzi suites, ski passes, oil change, wheel alignments, spa gift basket, Aroma Therapy Whirlpool to name a few!

To register, please print the registration form here.

You can find more detailed information, as well as  sponsorship opportunities by clicking on the appropriate links.

For questions, please call Tanya at 487-2668, or email golfouting@mtu.edu.

AMA Members Attend Regional Conference

Jacquie Cowling, Reggie Hicks, and Rhea-Ann Moses attended the 4th Annual American Marketing Association Regional Conference this Fall.

UW-Whitewater hosted the 4th Annual American Marketing Association (AMA) Regional Conference on Friday, November 11 titled Branding in a New Age .  AMA is an ever-growing student organization that will continue to offer the best opportunities for experience in the marketing field. Jacquie Cowling, Rhea-Ann Moses, and Reggie Hicks represented Michigan Tech’s School of Business and Economics through their service to our chapter of the American Marketing Association.   

The regional conference was a one day event in which participants had the opportunity listen to keynote speakers representing companies such as AT&T, Apple, and Harley Davidson.  Jacquie Cowling, AMA’s current president, noted, “It was great to network with not only the companies present, but the students from different AMA Chapters. UW-Whitewater is a great chapter to have connections with to help us strengthen our chapter as well. It was a great confidence booster to network and learn about branding our image.”

In addition to the keynote speakers and workshops, networking opportunities were available prior to the start of the conference in what was titled the “Career Corner.”  This session jump started the conference featuring twenty-five to thirty companies from the Midwest, allowing an opportunity for attendees to seek out either internships or job opportunities with industry representatives.  The conference itself featured four marketing tracks including: social media, in-store branding, viral branding, and multi-channel branding. 

Michigan Tech’s AMA advisor Soonkwan Hong noted that, “This conference is not only a great opportunity for our students to stay abreast on the latest marketing techniques, but also a networking venue for them to present themselves to potential employers at the Career Corner session.” AMA connects you to a world of resources that deliver results and help you succeed today and into the future.

Michigan Tech’s American Marketing Association Chapter Wins Two International Awards


By: Mairi Smith-Risk

Michigan Tech’s business students are stepping it up. This year two members of Michigan Tech’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter, Mairi Smith-Risk (President) and Tracy Payne, attended the 30th Annual International Collegiate American Marketing Association conference and walked away with two international awards.

Smith-Risk entered Michigan Tech’s chapter into multiple competitions including International Collegiate Chapter of the Year, Most Outstanding New Chapter of the Year, Outstanding Efforts in Fundraising and Professional Development, and the Case Competition. They competed with over 120 chapters and thousands of students from around the world. Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter was awarded Outstanding Efforts in Fundraising and Most Outstanding New Chapter of the Year.

Michigan Tech was awarded the Most Outstanding New Chapter due to the many professional development projects and activities they participated in. During the past academic year, Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter wrote a marketing plan for Challenge X, which they were awarded money for, competed in a case competition and wrote a marketing plan for McGraw Hill, developed marketing publications for the American Motorsports Team, created a promotional plan for the Library Restaurant, completed research for the Leadership Acceleration Team, and created a trade show booth and marketing publications for SAE enterprises.

Many members attended a plant trip to Chicago in conjunction with Phi Beta Lambda. While in Chicago they toured an advertising agency, a financial firm, the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks stadium, and the Chicago Board of Options. Members also attended a regional AMA conference in Illinois, worked on five fundraisers this year and increased membership by nearly 200 percent.

The trip to New Orleans for the International Collegiate American Marketing Association conference was sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund, the School of Business and Economics Dean’s Fund, Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter, the Undergraduate Student Government, Mairi Smith-Risk, and Tracy Payne.

If you would like to be involved in Michigan Tech’s AMA chapter, contact Mairi Smith-Risk at mnsmith@mtu.edu.

Student Organization Fair

On Monday, September 17th the School of Business and Economics Student Organizations will be hosting an Informational Fair in front of the Academic Offices Building from 3-6 PM. They will be sharing information on their respective business organizations.

They will also be grilling out, so stop by and learn more about ways to get involved in the SBE.

Organizations involved will be:
American Marketing Association
Business Professionals of America
Kappa Sigma Iota
Phi Beta Lambda
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Alpha Kappa Psi

SBE Students Garner Top Honors at Annual Student Awards Banquet

The 13th Annual Student Awards Banquet: Recognizing Excellence and Leadership at Michigan Technological University was held on April 29, 2007 where SBE students started the night off with taking the President’s Award for Leadership.

The following SBE students were recognized at the awards banquet.

MTU President’s Award for Leadership: Elizabeth Molnar (MIS). Nominees also included SBE students Alex Tiseo and Elise Vertin.

MTU Rising Star of the Year: SherAaron Hurt (Management/Finance). SBE students Tracy Payne and Elise Vertin were also nominated.

Most Improved Student Organization: The SBE’s chapter of the American Marketing Association. SBE student leaders are Kevin Brock, President, and Mairi Smith-Risk, Executive Vice President, and SBE faculty advisors are Dongwook Kim and Robert Mark.

Woman of Promise Award (SBE): Rachel Boyle (Management)

Greek Woman of the Year: Elizabeth Molnar (MIS)

Outstanding Sorority of the Year Award: Delta Zeta. SBE student Rachel Boyle (MIS) is President of DZ.

Other SBE students nominated for awards at the Student included Danielle Norton for the the Provost’s Award for Scholarship; Mairi Smith-Risk for Exceptional Leadership in the Residential Community; Kevin Brock, Jill Garrity, Mairi Smith-Risk, and Alex Tiseo for Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader; and Amber Tarver and Elise Vertin for Student Employee of the Year.

In addition, two SBE faculty were nominated for Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Jim Gale and Teresa Woods.