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Outstanding marketing grads honored

| Gretchen Hutterli

Brandon Boogren, a professional sales marketing major from Hastings, MN, was named the December 2016 Outstanding Marketing Student by the UW-Eau Claire marketing faculty. Boogren was recognized for his scholarship, leadership, and community service at a luncheon for graduating seniors on December 13.

In addition to Boogren, four other seniors were honored for their accomplishments. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Emma Moss, a marketing major from Fairchild, WI.
  • Harlie Juedes, a marketing analytics major from Chippewa Falls, WI.
  • Leya M. Kritz, a marketing major from Parrish, FL.
  • Melissa Wysocki, a marketing major from Plainfield, WI.

Five students were presented with the Certified Sales Student Certificate sponsored by the University Sales Center Alliance, a consortium of recognized and accredited sales programs from across the United States. The national certificate program recognizes students for going beyond minimal course requirements to prepare themselves for successful sales jobs and careers. Congratulations to the following certificate recipients:

  • Brandon Boogren, a professional sales marketing major from Hastings, MN
  • Taylor Gilbertson, a marketing major from Chetek, WI
  • Kyle Hoffman, a professional sales marketing major from Franklin, WI
  • Kelsey Leaf, a professional sales marketing major from Edina, MN
  • Goliath Oboyo, a professional sales marketing major from Austin, MN.

For more information about the marketing awards, contact Jerry Kollross, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing. 


Brandon Boogren In his own words

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Brandon Boogren

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” This quote by Jerry Dunn has inspired me to do more than the status quo, and to embrace the challenges of life head on. Throughout college, I have constantly looked to better myself in all aspects of life. Every day I start the morning earlier than needed to focus on improving myself. During this time, I meditate, visualize, journal, and read self-help books about motivation, leadership, and successful daily habits. I realize that in order to be great I have to put in the work. 

As a freshman, I joined the American Marketing Association and worked my way up the ranks to vice president of membership. While being on the executive board, our Eau Claire Chapter was awarded the #1 chapter in the world! I am very proud of this achievement. It has given me confidence that our leadership and teamwork abilities were highly effective. 

I also have been very successful on the Professional Sales Team. At the Blugold Sales Challenge, I was a top three finalist out of 40 competitors. Because of this, I had the honor of representing UW-Eau Claire at the International Collegiate Sales Competition in Florida. Individually, I was awarded sixth out of 140 students, and our school placed 3rd out of 69 schools from across the country. 

Outside of school, I have gained valuable experience in two sales internships. I learned that in order to succeed in a large corporation, you need to show your worth through problem solving and hard work. At the UW-Eau Claire Spectator, I was consistently the #1 sales person in terms of sales volume. At Thomson Reuters, I presented my works from the summer and was asked by the vice president if others could use my presentation in upcoming meetings. 

While being an involved college student I have successfully kept a high academic standard and 3.8 GPA.  Studying abroad in the United Kingdom, being vice president of membership for AMA, successfully competing in sales competitions, and continuing a healthy social life all require me to be driven, organized, and responsible.  I strive to achieve goals in all aspects of life and push myself to do great things.