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Smeal Student Organizations Recognized for Outstanding Programs, Performance

At a recent Penn State Smeal College of Business student organization awards dinner, six organizations were recognized for outstanding performance over the 2013-2014 academic year.
May 5, 2014

At a recent Penn State Smeal College of Business student organization awards dinner, six organizations were recognized for outstanding performance over the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Penn State Marketing Association received the Bridge Builder Award for its events promoting college-wide participation as well as connections with faculty and the profession, including the fourth annual American Marketing Association Regional Conference, Mr. and Mrs. Smeal Pageant, the fall and spring Marketing Career Fairs, the fifth annual Sales Competition, and more.

The Bridge Builder Award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated the ability to connect students, faculty, and staff, and to support various people and projects they represent.

This year’s Civic Enrichment Award went to Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations for its commitment to community service through using members’ skills to improve local area nonprofits, including The Mommy Shoppe, MidPenn Legal Services, and New Leaf Initiative.

The Civic Enrichment Award recognizes an organization with outstanding commitment to service and engagement in the community.

The Penn State Finance Society earned this year’s Corporate Involvement Award for its annual Golf Outing and Networking Luncheon, which provided students an informal opportunity to network with representatives from companies such as BP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY, KPMG, Johnson & Johnson, PNC, Northwestern Mutual, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Altria.

The Corporate Involvement Award recognizes the overall quality of a past event that included corporate participation.

The Most Collaborative Organization Award was granted this year to the Multicultural Women’s Forum for its collaborations with groups such as Women in Business, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, and Ascend.

The Most Collaborative Organization Award recognizes an organization that has worked with a variety of different organizations in co-sponsoring programs throughout the year.

Ascend, a group dedicated to realizing the leadership potential of Pan-Asian leaders, earned the Most Innovative Program Award for its inaugural Ascend to Vegas event, which brought students and companies together in an informal, casino-themed setting to network.

The Most Innovative Program Award recognizes a new program or project undertaken by an organization that enhanced the organizational activities.

The Most Improved Organization Award went to the National Association of Black Accountants for the group’s improvement of its leadership infrastructure, increase in active membership, and implementation of new social and professional development opportunities.

The Most Improved Organization Award recognizes an organization that has made general improvements or has been restructured for the better.

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