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Duquesne Student Succeeds in State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition

A Duquesne University business major placed second in a national sales and marketing competition hosted by State Farm Insurance. Twelve students from major colleges and universities across the country where invited to attend; Duquesne represented the Northeast.

Laura Vinton, a Duquesne senior marketing and supply-chain management major from Kingsville, Md., placed second for best sales presentation. Only two students from each school could participate.

Each student prepared a written marketing portfolio that provided analysis and ideas for marketing and selling auto insurance to young drivers. The students then competed in a recorded sales presentation and portfolio competition judged by an independent panel.

Duquesne faculty advisers were Dr. Dorene Ciletti, assistant professor of marketing and sports marketing, and Dr. Ryan Luchs, assistant professor of marketing.

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