Pi Sigma Epsilon

Back row (From L to R): Kellen Busey, Lucas Bjorlie, Lindsey Janz, Molly Bean, Katie Lueth, Ryan Gilmore, Kyle Carr, Lauren Gault, Christopher Cull, Benjamen Van Lieshout, William Brenes

Front row (From L to R): Kelsey Keiser, Britney Albrecht, Jordan Burnett, Emma Cifaldi, Elizabeth Verkuilen, Rachel Baarson

PSE chapter hosts Midwest Regional Conference, UW-Eau Claire students place at top of competition

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), the national, co-ed fraternity for collegians and professionals in sales, marketing and management, hosted the PSE Midwest Regional Conference at UW-Eau Claire, October 18-21, 2012. Students from 13 collegiate chapters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and South Dakota attended the event.

For the second year in a row Kellen Busey, a UW-Eau Claire professional sales marketing student from Rochester, MN, won the Midwest Regional PSE Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon. She received a competition packet worth $275, and a free flight to 2013 PSE National Convention in San Diego, CA where she will compete in the 2013 National PSE Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon. Ryan Gilmore, a UW-Eau Claire professional sales marketing student from Pine City, MN, placed second. He received a competition packet worth $275.

A team consisting of UW-Eau Claire student Jordan Burnett, a professional sales marketing student from Center City, MN, and four students from other PSE chapters won the Midwest Regional TEKsystems Marketing Challenge. This event required teams to develop a campaign promoting TEKsystems’ small business services sales and sales internship opportunities. Burnett and her team members each won a Starbucks gift card and the right to represent the Midwest region at the National TEKsystems Marketing Challenge held during the National PSE Convention.

For more information about PSE, contact President Kellen Busey at buseyke@uwec.edu or visit the UW-Eau Claire PSE website at www.uwec.edu/pse. Dr. Bob Erffmeyer and Jerry Kollross, Department of Management and Marketing, are faculty advisers for the UW-Eau Claire chapter.

UW-Eau Claire Competitors in the Midwest PSE Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon

1st place: Kellen Busey
2nd place: Ryan Gilmore

Additional Top 10 Finalists

  • Nick Adams
  • Britney Albrecht
  • Jordan Burnett
  • Lauren Gaut
  • Kelsey Keiser

Other Participants

  • Rachel Baarson
  • Molly Beane
  • Conrad Bergeron
  • Lucas Bjorlie 
  • William Brenes
  • Kyle Car
  • Crew Christensen
  • Christopher Cull
  • Lindsey Janz
  • Kelsey Keiser
  • Katie Lueth
  • Alexandra Roland
  • Cody Sanoy
  • Billy Goh King Shen
  • Benhamen Van Lieshout
  • Elizabeth Verkuilen
  • Evan Waldera
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