Category Archives: News

Dr. Kopf Receives Award

Congratulations Dr. Dennis Kopf, Associate Professor for the Department of Marketing. The UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics held its inaugural Master’s Hooding Ceremony on May 12, 2017.  At the ceremony, Management Department Chair Jon Werner presented the Online Teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Kopf.  He taught a variety of in class and online graduate courses this past year and will also be teaching undergraduate courses for Fall term.  Congratulations Dennis!

Dr. Kopf receives online teaching award

Institute for Sales Excellence – Sales Cup Winners Announced

On Friday, April 28th, students participated in the last sales competition for the academic year, Relationship Selling, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.  This competition, one of many throughout the year, is one way that students can earn Sales Cup points. Throughout the year, students have been earning and accumulating points with the goal of winning the annual Sales Cup.  Points are given for participating in internal and external sales competitions, certificate programs, job fairs and networking events. Winning at sales competitions awards more points.  The Northwestern Mutual Relationship Selling event was the last chance for students to earn points and determine the Sales Cup Winners!

Stephanie Mueller Sales Cup Winner

Stephanie Mueller, Sales Cup Winner, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

CONGRATULATIONS to Stephanie Mueller, the Grand Champion of the Sales Cup!  She was awarded $1500 from our sponsor, Northwestern Mutual.  Stephanie was also one of the Advanced Division Champions from the Relationship Selling competition. Ashley Gillitzer was Runner-Up for the Sales Cup, winning $1000 from ABC Supply and also was an Advanced Division Champion from the Relationship Selling competition.  Nick Rasmussen also was Runner-Up for the Sales Cup, winning $1000 from CH Robinson and a Runner-Up for the Advanced Division Relationship Selling competition.

We are very proud of all our student competitors!  There were a total of 17 Sales Cup Winners, earning nearly $10,000 from corporate sponsors – Northwestern Mutual, ABC Supply, CH Robinson, Aerotek, Steinhafels, BMO Harris, Sherwin Williams, Federated Insurance, CED, Impact, JJ Keller, TekSystems, Marine Credit Union, and Penske Truck Leasing.

The Northwestern Mutual Relationship Selling Competition awarded over $3,000 to a total of 15 winners!

Congratulations to all winners and THANK YOU to our business partners and sponsors that help make this happen!

Relationship Selling Winners

Stephanie Mueller, Ashley Gillitzer, Trevor Raasch – Advanced Division Champion winners from the Relationship Selling Sales Competition, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.

 

AMA continues legacy of excellence

The American Marketing Association maintains its premier position after being named 2017 International Chapter of the Year. Group

The American Marketing Association had another successful trip to New Orleans to the AMA 39th Annual International Collegiate Conference from March 16-18. Thirty-eight students and four advisors made the trip, and yet again the organization brought International Chapter of the Year back to Whitewater. This is a prestigious award that the group worked toward throughout the year. Two main factors considered are the professional development of students and social impact the organization is making. During the duration of the conference the chapter participated in competitions, attended a variety of speakers and the sales certificate and awards banquets.

Individual Student Awards:

ABC Supply Sales Competition:
Kelly Deschner-2nd place
Nick Rasmussen-2nd place
McKayla Mehring-3rd place
Tommy Zoerner-3rd place

Aerotek Perfect Pitch Competition:
Nick Rasmussen-2nd place
Haley Lechner-4th place
Kelly Deschner-5th place

AMA Social Impact Scholarship:
Melissa Khalil-2nd place

TEKsystems Outbound Sales Competition:
Karlee Nimmer-2nd place
Sam Ahr-3rd place
Stephanie Mueller-4th place
Kyle Kogler-6th place​

Sales Student of the Year:
Nick Rasmussen-3rd Place

eBay Collegiate Case Competition:
Chapter – Honorable Mention

 

 

Freshman Wins First Place in National Business Competition

Congratulations Maricela Castillo, Freshman Marketing major, for earning first place at the Credit Union National Society (CUNA) Mutual Framework for Opportunity Convergence and the Utilization of Sustainable Solution (FOCUSS) competition, held on March 10, 2017!  Dennis Kopf, Associate Professor of Marketing, collaborated with Maricela through the Research Apprentice Program at UWW.  What a wonderful opportunity for both Professor Kopf and Maricela to engage in the research process and be recognized for their hard work through competition.

Maricela earned her award for her presentation on “Unbanked and Underbanked Populations in the U.S.” She will present her research at the next national competition hosted by CUNA Mutual in Madison on April 19, competing against national first place winners.  Read the full article about her research at http://royalpurplenews.com/

Homecoming 2014

Thousands of students and alumni gathered at Perkins Stadium for the football game against UW-Oshkosh on Saturday, October 25. Thanks to everyone who supports UW-Whitewater and our students!

Keith Chyla, UW-Whitewater alum and general manager of C.H. Robinson, celebrating homecoming with Sharon Roy, UW-Whitewater Marketing Lecturer.

Keith Chyla, UW-Whitewater alum and general manager of C.H. Robinson, celebrating homecoming with Sharon Roy, UW-Whitewater Marketing Lecturer.