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CMU senior wins national sales competition

Team places first for fourth consecutive year

Contact: Heather Smith


CMU senior Emma Stowe won first place in Pi Sigma Epsilon's National Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon and Yearlong Sell-A-Thon competitions. The Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon is centered around a business scenario role-play selling for Cutco.

Central prevailed over 26 universities for the fourth year in a row in the competition, which provided 14 CMU students an opportunity to practice skills such as building rapport, exploring needs and providing the best solution to corporate partners.

Stowe, a marketing and logistics management major with a minor in information systems, has participated in eight competitions during her time at CMU. The value she found in learning from her coaches and peers and networking with corporate partners across the nation helped her secure a position as a district manager for Aldi following an internship with the company.

CMU's team placed as follows in the Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention:

National Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon

  • First place winner: Emma Stowe
  • Third place winner: Nathan Camilleri
  • Fourth place winner: Evan Ferrante
  • Top 10 finalists: Rob Allen, Chelsea Barnett and Connor Waple

Yearlong competition

  • First place: Emma Stowe
  • Third place: Chelsea Barnett
  • Fourth place: Nathan Camilleri
  • Fifth place: Rob Allen

Scholarship winners

  • Citrix Scholarship: Emma Stowe
  • Principal Financial Scholarship: Ben Griffith
  • UPS Scholarship: Connor Waple
  • Vector Marketing Scholarship: Brian Caine

Whan Challenger Award finalist: Chelsea Barnett
Nominee for top faculty advisor: Nizar Hussein
Arno Kleimenhagen Award recipient: CMU Zeta Nu, eight years running


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