Marketing Department hosts Sales Excellence Awards ceremony

Leading the Way marketing award - group picture

On April 28th, students, faculty and staff of the marketing department joined together to honor exceptional sales students with two awards: the Leading the Way award for excellence in sales leadership to advance the goals of the Center for Sales and Customer Development; and the Sales Excellence Award for students who achieved exceptional results at sales competitions in developing their professional sales acumen. Attendees gained the benefit of experience from the keynote speech delivered by Mizzou alumnus Melissa Hensley, AVP of Enterprise Healthcare at Qualtrics.

Leading the Way award - Melissa and Jeff
From left to right: Vesna Johnson, Anthony Vatterot, Srinath Gopalakrishna, Melissa Hensley and Jeff Hensley

2022 “Leading The Way” Recognition

Leah Sharkey: for exceptional work study and event support for the Center for Sales and Customer Development and the Marketing Department

Skylar Bloch: in recognition of leadership in coordinating the Mizzou delegation for the Pi Sigma Epsilon Annual Conference

Andrew Berger: for involvement as an exceptional student and participant in the Inside Sales Lab

Regan Ragsdale: in recognition of leadership in coordinating the Mizzou team at the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Collegiate Sales Competition


2022 Special Contributor Recognition

Vesna Johnson: in recognition of program support and coordination of Inside the Sales Lab activities

Katie Essing: in recognition of innovative sales simulation and experiential learning developments


Sales Excellence Award

This award is presented to one or more sales students each semester who show:

  1. Strong academic achievement in the sales-related curriculum.
  2. Professional promise.
  3. Good character and citizenship.

Recipients will also have performed well in at least one sales role-play competition during their junior or senior year.

2022 Sales Excellence Certificate awardees

  • Brecken Belgarde
  • Joe Toscano
  • Allie White
  • Mackenzee Yarnell
  • Camden Stuart     
  • Jayson Wiley


Department of Marketing Award

This award is presented to graduating work study students of the department.

2022 Marketing Certificate awardees

  • Kylie Morrow
  • Leah Sharkey