Student Association Wins Awards

Contact: Prof Ted Clark (845) 257-2927 Student Association Wins Awards

NEW PALTZ On Saturday March 27, the SUNY New Paltz Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association received one of the most prestigious major awards at the 26th American Marketing Association s Annual International Collegiate Conference.

The conference took place in New Orleans from March 24 27th and was attended by 1400 students and 92 faculty advisors from chapters across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Of the 380 AMA International Chapters, 120 competed for awards.

Representing the SUNY New Paltz chapter were faculty advisor, Professor Ted Clark of the School of Business, AMA President Cherette Furr, Vice President of Programming Monica Velesse, Vice President of Finance Kris Thonton, and Vice President of Promotions Christine Fedele.

The chapter received the award for Outstanding Regional chapter given for excellence in all areas: strategic planning, fundraising activities, professional student development, community service, communications, membership activities and communications. This award is for achieving outstanding results in all areas and providing programs designed to enhance professional skills of its student members, and resulted from the quality workshops the AMA offered throughout the year including the Annual Business Day Conference.

The American Marketing Association is a student association of the SUNY New Paltz School of Business. We are very proud of our students and of Ted Clark. Their work is a reflection of the School of Business, said Dean Hadi Salavitabar. These students competed against and excelled over colleges such as Penn State, NYU, Baruch, Pace and Buffalo State. Their achievement in New Orleans shows the quality of education students receive at our school. Prof Clark stated that although the chapter had won several national awards in the past, they had been pursuing the goal of Outstanding Chapter for the past 5 years. If you want to understand the scale of their accomplishments , Clark noted, its equivalent to being in the final four of the NCAA basketball playoffs.

SUNY New Paltz is a university of nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in the Mid-Hudson Valley halfway between New York City and Albany. SUNY New Paltz is committed to providing high quality, affordable education to students from all social and economic backgrounds. For more information about the university, visit its web site at