Saint Mary's College of California American Marketing Association Club wins two awards at the 2011 International Collegiate Conference

The AMA, otherwise known as the American Marketing Association recently announced the recipients of the 33rd annual AMA International Collegiate Conference Awards. We are proud to announce that Saint Mary's College was honored with two awards at this year's ceremony. In only its third year of operation, Saint Mary's Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association won the Outstanding Communications award and was one of this year's distinguished finalists for its Outstanding Marketing Week Activities.

Professor Larisa Genin founded SMCAMA in 2008. The group works on campus to provide workshops, seminars and other various informational events for any students interested in careers in marketing. SMCAMA chooses one theme to focus on each month and creates events, which feature industry professionals who speak on topics tailored specifically to that month's theme. In the past, these themes have included everything from sports marketing, with the Vice President of the San Francisco Giants as a guest speaker, to events focusing on dinner etiquette and its important role in networking.

SMCAMA's current president is Kelly Fisher. She spoke candidly about what this national recognition meant for SMC's flourishing AMA chapter. "Receiving the Outstanding Communications award really demonstrated how hard the executive board members worked to make SMCAMA an even better association, capable of effectively bringing together professionals and students for the Saint Mary's community."
"Being apart of SMCAMA since its initiation, I have seen it grow and develop into a wonderful association. The executive board members are engaged and treat it like a real company. Knowing that AMA National recognizes this shows that even a small school can make an impact."

For more information on how to get involved with SMCAMA and make an impact of your own, visit the website.

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