Kent Chapter of PSE Earns Prestigious Awards at National Convention

KENT, Ohio - The Kent Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) returned from another successful year at the National Convention in St. Louis earning numerous awards. Nine students represented the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship from Kent State University’s Zeta Xi chapter.

Pi Sigma Epsilon is the nation’s only professional business fraternity in the fields of sales, marketing, and management.

The Kent Chapter of PSE, led by faculty advisor Ellen Daniels, was awarded several national awards as a team including the Arno Kleimenhagen Award for Sustained Excellence. Kent State University has now earned this award for seven consecutive years at Top Gold standing, the highest category. Only five chapters were eligible for this prestigious honor. The team also won third place overall in the Lewis F. Gordon Top Gold Chapter Competition. This recognizes the PSE chapter that excelled in all areas of chapter operations including programming, membership, development, recruitment, and chapter operations, while attaining the Gold Level of the Chapter Operations Guide. The Kent Chapter of PSE was also a finalist for Top Management Team and Top Professional Development Program.

“I am extremely proud of our Kent State students for their impressive performance at the PSE National Convention,” said Ellen Daniels, associate lecturer of marketing and faculty advisor for PSE. “The multiple awards they received represent the hard work these students have put in this academic year.”

Members of the Kent Chapter of PSE also received individual achievements. These awards and recognitions include the National Convention Perfect Attendance Award won by Angelina DiCola; President’s Award for Special Merit/Inspiration won by Matt Brown; Debbie Khalil Memorial Scholarship won by Jana Stone; Third Place in the National Interview Competition won by Kelsey Hill, and Finalist in the National Interview Competition won by Alyssa Haydon.

Freshman Parker Heller earned the Future Leader’s Award. This award is only given out to four students nationally.

Additionally, Alyssa Taylor was one of four students in the country chosen to work as a PSE National Convention Intern.

In addition, Daniels was recognized as the Top Faculty Advisor for the 2023-24 academic year. The Top Faculty Advisor award recognizes the Faculty Advisor to a PSE chapter who effectively guided their chapter to a successful year by offering advice, reviewing projects, and supporting the chapter in its endeavors.

About Kent State University’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Kent State University’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship is among 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in both business and accounting. The college offers 10 undergraduate majors, 14 minors, and an undergraduate Professional Sales Certificate; MBA; master’s degrees in accounting, business analytics and economics; graduate certificates, dual degree programs and a Ph.D. program. For more information about Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, visit

POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 04:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 11:45 AM