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2024 National Shore Sales Challenge Winners Announced

2024 National Shore Sales Challenge Winners Announced

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Some 123 students from 38 colleges and universities in the U.S. and beyond recently competed in the fourth National Shore Sales Challenge (NSSC), hosted by Salisbury University’s Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute (MASMI), presented by Perdue Farms.

Students competed in sales role play and speed selling challenges, pitching themselves to judges representing the event’s sponsors and others, on the topic “Why I am the right person for the job.”

Grace Mousty of The University of Akron was the overall champion in the role play category, winning $1,000. Serena Karam of Virginia Tech placed second, earning $750.

The third-place winner ($500) was Christine Parker of Appalachian State University, followed by Anna Kelley of Purdue University in fourth ($250) and Emilie Conners of Middle Tennessee State University in fifth ($100).

Mousty also was the overall champion in the speed selling category, earning $300. Atem Agot of St. Ambrose University placed second, winning $200. Karam placed third, receiving a $100 prize.

Coaches of the top-placing teams also were honored. Lisa Littlejohn and Scott Miller, coaches of The University of Akron team, placed first in the Top Team category, winning $750. Meredith Shah, coach of the Purdue University team, placed second ($500), and Mark Michalisin, coach of the Virginia Tech team, placed third ($250).

Perdue Farms served as the competition’s executive sponsor. Silver sponsors included ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, Actalent, Chick-fil-A, Choptank Transport, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Dyco Inc., Eliassen Group, The Insurance Market, J. Gibson McIlvain Co., National Conference Services Inc., Northwestern Mutual, OC Beachfront Rentals, Orkin, Penske Truck Leasing, Pohanka Automotive Group, Risk Placement Services, Sherwin-Williams, South River Mortgage, SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate, Stanley Black & Decker, Sunbelt Rentals, Take2IT, TEK Systems, Tom James, Total Plastics International, United Rentals and WillScot Mobile Mini.

For more information visit the NSSC webpage

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