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Outstanding marketing grads recognized for their accomplishments

| Carrie Ottum

Sarah Peichel, a marketing analytics major and business finance minor from Chaska, MN, was named the December 2019 Outstanding Marketing Student by the UW-Eau Claire marketing faculty. Peichel was recognized for her scholarship, leadership, and community service at a luncheon for graduating seniors on December 9th.

In addition to Peichel, four other seniors were honored for their accomplishments. Congratulations to the following students for receiving their Sales Certificate:

  • Ryan Floen, marketing professional sales major from Stillwater, MN.
  • Jake Johnson, marketing professional sales major from Green Bay, WI
  • Calli Styczynski, marketing professional sales major from Suamico, WI
  • Alex Zell, marketing professional sales major from Lakeville, MN

The four 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 certificate recipients!

For more information about the marketing awards, contact Dr. Kristy Lauver, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing. 


Sarah Peichel In her own words

Sarah Peichel

During my 4 1/2 years at UWEC, I was involved in the Blugold Marching Band. I played alto saxophone in the band for 5 seasons and have served as Section Leader for the last two. The marching band gave me a family away from home and allowed me to represent UWEC across the midwest and the world. My love for performing also lead me to join the Blugold Athletic Band and Blugold Varsity Band. I was also a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society for 2 years, serving as Treasurer and President. This organization allowed me to meet students of all different majors and develop my leadership abilities. With Mortar Board I was able to travel to a 3-day leadership conference in Little Rock, Arkansas this summer where I networked with students from across the country. 

Throughout my education, I learned the most from semester-long projects working with organizations like Mayo Clinic Health Systems, YMCA, Hormel Foods, and CVTC Adult Education. These projects gave me an insight into real-world business problems and brought the learning out of the textbook. Additionally, I was able to enhance my business education by completing three internships while at UWEC. Since I was unsure about which type of business I wanted to pursue after graduation, I completed internships with a start-up, a non-profit and a for-profit company. I was able to bring these experiences back to the classroom to better prepare for my career. I am very thankful that the professors in the College of Business have given me the skills to continue learning for the rest of my life. 

Sarah's advice to all current students.
"Don't be afraid to challenge yourself in the classroom and throughout professional experiences. I started college wanting to do marketing for arts organizations but because I pushed myself outside my comfort zone, I found my passion for the healthcare industry."

In February, Peichel will start as the Marketing Coordinator at Virtual Radiologic, a teleradiology company. Her role will be focused on radiologist recruitment and retention. Before starting full-time, she will be traveling abroad with the BMB for our performance tour of Australia and New Zealand. This will be her 3rd international trip with the band.  She is looking forward to performing near the Sydney Opera House and on the Radiance of the Seas ship.