Students Showcase Marketing & Management Skills at National Competition

April 25, 2003

OGDEN, Utah – Four Delta Epsilon Chi students at Weber State University used their marketing and management skills to win top honors in competitions held at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.

The winners included: seniors Bob Rowley of North Ogden, sales manager meeting; Justin Runyan and Nate Isom, of Layton, business to business; and freshman Shevonne Nelson of Riverdale, design presentation. Rowley, Runyan and Isom analyzed a case scenario and presented their solutions. Nelson was honored for her design and presentation of a contemporary fashion illustration.

Overall, 17 students from WSU placed in nine different competitions held during the five-day event.  They competed against students from more than 250 colleges and universities, representing 26 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Students qualified to compete at the conference by placing in the top four of their respective events at their state competition. Nearly 300 business people served as judges for the national competition.

The professional organization, Delta Epsilon Chi DEX, a college division of DECA, Inc., serves its diverse international membership by providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance the leaders of tomorrow. Delta Epsilon Chi’s renowned Competitive Events Program uses interviews, tests, role-playing and written project reports to evaluate students’ marketing and management skills—specific skills identified by the business community as essential for success.

2003 WSU DEX NATIONAL WINNERS

SALES MANAGER MEETING

1ST       Bob Rowley

3rd        Jason Watson

Top Ten  Sina Sharifan

 

DESIGN PRESENTATION

1ST       Shevonne Nelson

Top Ten Brittany Brumfield

 

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS

1st        Justin Runyan and Nate Isom

Top Ten Amanda Hartle and Brant Weiche

 

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING

Top Ten Greg Larsen and Tyler Crompton

 

ADVERTISING

Top Ten Katie Carver and Blake Citte

 

APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

Top Ten Ashley Brown

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Top Ten Camron Shekafaroosh

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Finalist Ben Adams

 

RETAIL MERCHANDISING

Finalist Scottie Badger

 

Contact:

Desiree Cooper, WSU Dex advisor
(801) 626-6909 · dcooper@weber.edu

 

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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