Moon Township, Pa. – The American Marketing Association student chapter at Robert Morris University (RMU) has excelled once again at this year’s 2009 AMA Annual Collegiate Conference Competition in New Orleans by receiving three national recognitions.
Twelve members of the RMU chapter attended the conference and were recognized as one of the top chapters in the fundraising, community service and Marketing Week activities. The fundraising events that AMA sponsored this year helped pay to send all 12 officers and members to the conference.
"As president of the AMA, I am extremely proud of all the officers and AMA members for our accomplishments this year at the 2009 AMA Collegiate Conference. Winning three national awards is a huge accomplishment for our organization and is a great reward for all our hard work," said RMU chapter President Carly Hilty.
RMU’s activities involved working with two nonprofits, Girls Hope and Storehouse for Teachers. Girls Hope provides underprivileged girls with the resources to succeed. Storehouse provides a resource center where classroom and school supplies are distributed to teachers at no cost. For Marketing Week, RMU’s chapter visited Moon High School to talk to the students about marketing topics and opportunities.
"The AMA is a very well-known organization around campus with an outstanding reputation. I'm proud that we could take this reputation to the national level and get RMU recognized among top-name schools,” said Hilty. “All of my fellow officers and members did a great job keeping up this reputation. The support we received from our advisor also aided in the great success of our chapter."
In addition to Hilty, the officers and members attended the conference were:
-Carly Hilty - President
-Becky Braund - Vice President
-Melanie Boulanger – Vice President Fund-raising
-Ashley Zych – Vice President Community Service
-Zack Navarro – Vice President Professional Development
-Jonathan Munsick - Marketing Week Coordinator
“It has been my great privilege to be associated with the many bright and professional young men and women who have worked so hard all year to make this national recognition possible,” said RMU Marketing Professor Jill Maher, faculty advisor to the AMA chapter.