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The MASMI (Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute) sales team won the highest scoring rookie team award at the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition (WSCSC) and the second overall winner on Friday April 21. The competing team was comprised of three members: Cassandra Ullrich, Bailey Graf and Josie Johnston. Of the six rookie schools attending the competition, SU took home the winning trophy! This is a significant milestone for MASMI and the Sales Center at Salisbury University and bodes well for the future of the sales program at SU.

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Taylor Morris-Bates participated in the National Conference for Undergraduate Research that was held at Memphis University May 6-8. She presented on the marketing research she conducted to develop a marketing campaign for Mothers Against Drunk Driving MAXI competition. The presentation was well received with both professors and undergraduates encouraging her to make the campaign active. 

Additionally, she enjoyed the graduate fair, hosting over 50 graduate programs and exploring the city of Memphis. The most notable sites include the Bass Pro Shops glass pyramid with an observatory deck and restaurant at the top looking over the Mississippi river and the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in front of the Lorraine Motel.

Taylor said it was an exceptional experience and she hopes to attend NCUR in Oklahoma next year.

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Phi Beta Lamda

In April, members of the Salisbury University chapter of Phi Beta Lambda participated in state competitions against the University of Maryland and Stevenson University. The SU PBL members recently had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Maryland Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Summit (SLS) at the University of Maryland. In attendance were chapter members from the University of Maryland and Stevenson University. At the SLS, students attended workshops and had the chance to network with fellow PBL members. Keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Harris, presented to the attendees his findings on “Paradigm Research.” Following Harris’ session, students attended a workshop on applying an innovative, design-thinking process to business decisions. The SLS concluded with the awards of excellence for the state competitive events, presented by the MD FBLA-PBL Board of Directors.

The members who placed are eligible to compete in the national FBLA-PBL competitions in Anaheim, CA. Below are the results for the competitive events. Congratulations to all PBL members!

PBL 2017 Competitive Event Results

  • Accounting Analysis & Decision Making - 1st Place Kayla Thompson, 2nd Place Zarqa Arshad
  • Accounting for Professionals - 1st Place Kayla Thompson, 2nd Place Zarqa Arshad
  • Accounting Principles - 2nd Place Charleen Fischer, 3rd Place Ryan Oursler
  • Business Decision Making- 1st Place Luke Crowhurst
  • Financial Analysis & Decision Making - 1st Place Ryan Oursler
  • Financial Concepts - 1st Place Luke Smith, 3rd Place Daniel Obeng
  • Information Management - 1st Place Megan Spence
  • Management Analysis & Decision Making - 1st Place Dante Camilli, 2nd Place Alexandra Pino
  • Management Concepts - 1st Place Frances Sherlock, 2nd Place Lauren Deppe
  • Marketing Analysis & Decision Making - 1st Place Nicole Kline
  • Marketing Concepts - 2nd Place Nicole Kline
  • Microeconomics - 1st Place Lauren Deppe
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership - 1st Place Frances Sherlock, 3rd Place Luke Crowhurst
  • Personal Finance - 1st Place Luke Smith, 2nd Place Megan Spence, 3rd Place Daniel Obeng
  • Sports Management & Marketing - 2nd Place Dante Camilli
  • Statistical Analysis - 1st Place Joshua Tanavage

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Congratulations to the following 2017 Faculty Mini-Grant Award winners:

  • Jill Caviglia-Harris, Economics & Finance – “Evaluating the Impacts of Forest Cover Change on Hydrological Services in the Brazilian Amazon”
  • Charles Boster, Accounting & Legal Studies – “Personality and Honesty in Business: An Experimental Investigation”
  • Hong Yao, Economics & Finance – “Determinants of China’s Foreign Direct Investment in 50 U.S. States from Year 2000-2016”

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Kathie Wright and OPS earn second MIPS grant.

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Mike Koval, president of the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business, hosted its annual spring conference in Perdue Hall on April 7-8. Twenty participants attended, including legal studies faculty from Wharton, Drexel, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins, Penn State, University of Cincinnati and University of Maryland. First-time visitors were surprised, if not astonished, at the quality of our facilities and the beauty of our campus. Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support: Salisbury University, the Perdue School of Business, the Salisbury University Foundation, and EVO Public House. Thanks too to Beth Bloom for her administrative expertise.

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Ani Mathers recently was named Perdue School faculty director of the Honors Program.

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Gene Hahn recently was named director of the Innovation Lab.

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