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Students Win First Place in PERC Marketing Competition

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Posted: Monday May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

A team of five students in a marketing course taught by Dr. Dawn Edmiston, associate professor of management and marketing in the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College, won first place in a marketing competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium (PERC). The students’ marketing campaign was designed to promote PERC’s annual education job fair through video and online media.

Students on the winning team included Julianne Bartko, a sophomore communication major from McKeesport; Hannah Brock, a sophomore communication major from Lewisburg; Maura Fitzpatrick, a sophomore finance and accounting major from Cranberry Twp.; James Singer, a sophomore communication major and marketing minor from Latrobe; and Lauren Watford, a sophomore accounting major from Brownsville.

As the first place winners, the group will have their original design featured in the PERC marketing campaign, website and other resources such as brochures and advertising. They will also receive a $500 cash prize.

A second group of Saint Vincent students was awarded third place in the competition. They include Savannah Butler, Alexandra Liboski, Matthew Miller, Michelle Mitchell, Anne Mulloy and Lindsey O’Donnell.

Courtney Baum, director of the career center at Saint Vincent, has served on the PERC executive board for the past six years and has been responsible for coordinating candidate registration for the fair which annually attracts more than 1,400 job candidates including SVC students who have obtained position offers.

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Photo: Dr. Dawn Edmiston (right) with her first place winning marketing students, from left, Julianne Bartko, Maura Fitzpatrick, James Singer and Lauren Watford. Absent from photo is Hannah Brock. 

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