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 AMA Awards

HOUSTON, TEXAS - March 25, 2013. The Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business was acknowledged at the Association’s 35th Annual International Collegiate Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 20 – 24th for their excellence in eight different categories winning nine awards. Themed, “Live the Marketing Life”; the Collegiate Conference inspires students and gives them the tools needed to start careers as young marketing professionals. Keynote speakers included former Kodak CEO, Jeffrey Hayzlett and branding and social media expert, Nate Riggs, of the Karcher Group.


Texas Southern University was well represented by the JHJ School with sixteen students prepared to participate in various marketing competitions, career-building workshops, and attended a career fair with several Fortune 500 Companies. This is one of the best investments you can make as an aspiring marketer. The Collegiate Conference is particularly helpful as students set out into a world where the career landscape is shifting dramatically, and new tools for marketing are changing the way marketers do business.


Over 1200 students were in attendance at the 35th Annual International Collegiate Conference including two other HBCU’s. Texas Southern had the largest minority group of students present. Led by Dr. Delonia Cooley, Associate Professor of Marketing and Faculty Advisor, American Marketing Association, the JHJ School team included: Ashanti Morse, Alisha White, Oreatha Rogers, Maurice Mouton, Samuel Joseph, Ryian Nichols, JoWauna Everett, James Nick Darby, Fallon Broussard, Shalee Dorsey, Kendria Hudson, De'La Spears, LaTonia Allen, Tamara Brewer, Keon Vines and Simone Ball. The team garnered the following awards and acknowledgements:


1st Place - Marketing Strategy Case Competition by Simone Ball & Oreatha Rogers

2nd Place - Booth Competition: Educational Value

Overall Student Choice - Booth Competition

Regional Grant for the AMA conference

AMA Saves Lives Best Events: Fall

AMA Saves Lives Best Events: Spring

3rd Place - AMA Saves Lives Donor Registrations

Recognition of Excellence in the Chapter Plan - Chapter Planning & Fundraising categories

AMA Saves Lives Top 10 Best Videos - Nominee


In an appreciative note Dr. Cooley shared, “I couldn’t be more proud of this team and their AMA-zing performance at the conference. Our students were acknowledged for their professionalism, preparedness, and intellectual competence throughout the conference; I’m beaming with pride; our students engaged in every activity and session”.


Ronald Johnson, Dean of the JHJ School of Business expressed, “All of the faculty and staff congratulate Professor Cooley and the participating students. What a significant accomplishment to achieve this level of excellence; it demonstrates that students at the JHJ School are leaders today and will carry this type of leadership forward in their careers”.


About Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University

The Jesse H. Jones School of Business provides quality education for employment in a global market place through innovative, engaged and experiential teaching in a student-centered learning environment. We offer baccalaureate and master’s degree programs to a diverse student population. We are accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. It has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. JHJ School graduates have moved on to leadership roles in major corporations throughout the world, as well as various entrepreneurial accomplishments. We transform students into leaders prepared to shape the future of business, non-profit, and governmental organizations.


About AMA Collegiate Chapters

Being an AMA collegiate member offers many benefits, from career resources, to professional development, planning and execution of collegiate chapter events, to taking part in the many marketing competitions offered annually. AMA collegiate members put classroom theory into practice!