The TCNJ chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) attended the PSE National Convention in Jacksonville, FL, winning first place in the sales competition and had five of the top 12 spots in the competition.
At the convention, the top 40 national PSE chapters in the country competed for prizes in categories, such as project development and recruitment. This year, the TCNJ chapter was a finalist in seven national awards including the William H. Harris Top Silver Chapter, President’s Merit Award (Emily Bowen ‘19); Whan Challenger (Julianne Kluse ‘19); Top PSE Salesperson (Joseph Sanchez ‘19); Top Alumni Advisor (Matt Napoli); Top Marketing/Sales Project For Profit (The Mid-Atlantic Sales and Finance Case Competition); and Top Marketing/Sales Project Not-For-Profit (5K For Freedom).
After presentations in front of corporate judge panels, TCNJ was named the Top Silver Chapter of the Year, Joe Sanchez was named the 2018-2019 Top PSE Salesperson in the nation, and Matt Napoli was named Top Alumni Advisor of the Year.
A total of 18 TCNJ students competed against 176 other competitors in the sales competition, a 12-minute role play with corporate sponsors acting as judges and buyers. After two days of competition rounds, Dominic Clark, Casey Liddy, Nick Aromando, and Peggy Yang placed in the top 36. Julianne Kluse and Fallyn Bohannon placed in the top 12 with Joe Sanchez placing third. Emily Bowen won fourth place and Victoria Presser won second overall in the Yearlong Competition.
In addition to the sales competition, TCNJ succeeded in the National Speakers Competition and Marketing Case Challenge. The Marketing Case Challenge team (Nellie Dubin, Melanie Michael, Andrew Nee, Elizabeth Nigro, and Danilo Rubio) was a Top Four Finalist. Danilo Rubio was also a finalist in the National Speakers Competition. Julianne Kluse and Dominic Clark also received scholarships from Apex Systems and Vector Marketing, respectively. Fallyn was also named a 2019 Future Leader of the Convention and received a scholarship.
This has been the chapter’s most successful convention to date.