VERMILLION, S.D. – The students of Pi Sigma Epsilon at the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business took home several top prizes at the Midwest Regional Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Sixteen students and two faculty advisors of the marketing student organization Pi Sigma Epsilon attended the Midwest Regional Conference. Students attended career development workshops and training sessions, as well as competed in three events: Speakers Competition, Marketing Case Competition and Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon.
This year, USD competed and excelled in each of the three competitions:
- Jacob Smith (Yankton, South Dakota) - First place, Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon)
- Eli Richards (Mobridge, South Dakota) - Second place, Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon)
- Rachel Schwans (Salem, South Dakota) - Third place, Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon)
- Hannah Johnson (Tea, South Dakota), Jacob Rudenick (Minnesota), Chase Vogt (Yankton, South Dakota) – Top 20, Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon
- Saeed Dabbour (Jordan) - Fourth place, Marketing Case Competition
- Kelsey Frost (Brandon, South Dakota) - Fifth place, Speakers Competition
“Not only was this our third year of having a USD student place first in the Sell-A-Thon competition, but we occupied the top three spots,” said faculty advisor and associate professor of marketing Rand Wergin, Ph.D. “Our chapter’s success is due much in part to their hard work and preparation for these competitions as an organization.”
Pi Sigma Epsilon is a professional marketing fraternity that brings theory and practice together. Students of any major may join alumni, educators and practitioners in a nationwide network of marketing opportunities and resources.
Pictured left to right, Professor Rand Wergin, Remy Derochie, Hannah Johnson (front), Jimmy Burma (back), Aaron Farr, Eli Richards, Jacob Rudenick, Jacob Smith, Rachel Schwans (front), Nate Hein (back), Chase Vogt (front), Cooper Chwialkowski (back), Emma Greiner, Saeed Dabbour, Bailey Zimmerman (front), William Updike (back), Kelsea Kiene PSE Committee Chair, Kelsey Frost, Professor Liz Manser Payne.