Duquesne Business Students Take First and Second in Competition
Duquesne University business students swept the field at a recent regional sales competition.
Among the five universities represented-hosting West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne, Point Park and Slippery Rock universities-Duquesne students captured first and second place.
The judging was based upon a role play scenario, where students assumed the role of a sales professional in a business-to-business wireless communication system. Doctoral students served as the "buyers."
Winning first place was Duquesne marketing major Paige Tinney, a senior from Pen Argyl, Pa., who has a minor in sales. Vice president of marketing of Pi Sigma Epsilon professional sales and marketing society, Tinney is the president of the American Marketing Association chapter, an officer for the Duquesne University Sales Team and a Berg Cup finalist.
Taking second place was Dorian Evans, a Duquesne senior from Scranton, Pa., who is majoring in supply chain management with dual minors in sales and information systems management. President of Pi Sigma Epsilon, he is a Duquesne University Sales Team officer and a Berg Cup finalist.
Dr. Dorene Ciletti, assistant professor of marketing, served as the Duquesne advisor.
Judges were working sales professionals who are members of the West Virginia University Sales Advisory Committee.
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