The SUNY New Paltz chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) was awarded Silver Chapter status at the 36th International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, La. The School of Business was judged as one of the Elite 8 collegiate chapters by the AMA and was the smallest college to reach Elite 8 status. The awards were presented at the AMA’s Annual International Collegiate Conference earlier this month.
This is the fourth consecutive year the college has placed in the Top 16. Additionally, the chapter earned the highest score in their competitive history of 93.7.
There are over 350 collegiate chapters of which 124 qualified to compete for honors in the Strategic Plan and Annual Report competition. About 1,230 students and 120 advisors attended the event from 170 different universities. New Paltz was one of only two colleges in New York State to reach the Silver level and was the highest scoring New York chapter.
Representing the SUNY New Paltz were: Ted Clark, professor/faculty advisor; Elizabeth Sydney, AMA chapter president; Matt Palazzolo, AMA chapter vice president of communications; Michelle Argila, AMA chapter vice president of public relations; Sam Bove, AMA chapter vice president of promotions; Kim Kallansrude, AMA chapter vice president of programming; Michael Frey, AMA chapter vice president of community service; Emily Magnus, AMA chapter vice president of finance; Jess Hicks, AMA chapter vice president of fundraising; Krystal Lokys, AMA chapter vice president of membership; and Christopher Pulliam, AMA chapter vice president of membership.