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ONU's SAM wins first place at International Business Conference

Apr 14, 2011

Ohio Northern University’s Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) chapter took first place in the Campus Chapter Performance competition this year at the Society for the Advancement of Management’s International Business Conference, which took place in Orlando, Fla., from March 31 to April 3.

A group of 10 students traveled to Orlando for the competition, which is designed to reward chapters for their good management skills. The students were Rachel Alley, a senior pharmaceutical business major from Millersport, Ohio, Kevin Clark, a senior management major from Blacklick, Ohio, Matthew Dutro, a junior management major from Dayton, Ohio, Nicole Fleischman, a senior pharmaceutical business major from Beaver Falls, Pa., Joshua Koza, a senior management major from Fairview Park, Ohio, Christine Lockhart, a senior management major from Englewood, Ohio, Gregory Russo, a senior management major from Westerville, Ohio, Kathleen Sponseller, a senior management major from Payne, Ohio, John Stanovich, a senior management major from Elida, Ohio, and Peter Vonderau, a senior management major from Seven Hills, Ohio.

To participate in the competition, a chapter must have a minimum of 15 paid members and submit an annual report detailing why the chapter should be considered among the three most outstanding in their division. Reports are five pages long with exhibits and/or appendices added to substantiate the year’s accomplishments.

Sponseller, SAM chapter president, accepted the award from Dr. Moustafa Abdelsamad, president and CEO of SAM, at the awards luncheon.

Founded in 1912 as the Taylor Society, SAM is open to any student interested in improving organizational management through interaction among practitioners, professors and students. Dr. Michele A. Govekar, ONU professor of management, is the chapter advisor.

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