College of Business Administration Student Groups Place in Competitions



KENT, Ohio – Kent State College of Business Administration student groups saw success at business competitions during the fall semester. Sales and marketing students competed in the Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition, Pi Sigma Epsilon’s Northeast Regional Conference and the University of Northwestern Ohio Regional American Marketing Association Competition.


Sales Team Competes at Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition

Kent State sales students competed in the Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition, where senior Lindsay Buckman won first place, junior Colin Brady placed second, senior Ryan Spake placed fourth and junior Frannie Jeremiah placed eighth.


Pi Sigma Epsilon Sales Fraternity Students Place in Regional Conference

Members of Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), the national sales fraternity, traveled to Pennsylvania in November to compete in PSE’s Northeast Regional Conference. Here, students competed in up to three events: the pro-am sales competition, the marketing case competition and the speaker’s competition. In the pro-am sales event, four finalists were Kent State students. Junior Colin Brady won fourth place overall. Senior Amber Noble was on the winning team for the marketing case competition. Halle Smith, a senior at Kent State, won first place in the speaker’s competition.


American Marketing Association Students Place in Tournaments

Students from the American Marketing Association traveled to the University of Northwestern in Ohio in October to compete in the Regional American Marketing Association competition. This competition included three tournaments: a 60-90 second elevator pitch, a team marketing strategy contest and a sales competition. Junior Katie Kintop won first place for the elevator pitch competition. Senior Delaney Smith and junior Mackenzie Murphy took second place for the team marketing strategy competition and seniors Jordun Paster and James Pesarchick took first place. Paster, who is the Kent State chapter president of AMA, also won first place for the sales competition. 


Kent State College of Business Administration
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business colleges worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.


The Kent State College of Business Administration ranks as one of the nation’s Best Business Schools by Princeton Review. The College is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory and is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.


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POSTED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 3:14pm