WWU student receives WWU American Marketing Association Award

William Woods
University student Elizabeth Thomas was selected as the American
Marketing Association
Student of the Year at WWU. AMA
is an organization for those who practice,
teach and help the development of marketing worldwide.
Thomas, of South Amherst, Ohio, was
recommended by her business and
marketing professors. She is a business administration major with a
concentration in advertising
and marketing, one of the requirements for the award.
Her achievements within
Collegiate DECA were also considered. Collegiate DECA is a collegiate-level
club in which students
apply their business
education in
competition.  Just recently, Thomas and a
partner won first place in entrepreneurship
at the tri-state DECA competition.  They will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, April
20-24, where they will compete on
the international level.
Thomas’ award was approved and
presented by the American
Marketing Association chapter of St.
“This award is a
valuable addition to Liz’s portfolio.  It is a high, prestigious award that is
recognized internationally,” said Linda Duke, assistant professor of
marketing and business and DECA adviser.
David Forster, chair of
the WWU business and economics division, agreed.
“The award looks good to
potential employers,” he said.
Thomas was honored to
be recognized for her work.
“I was so excited to be recognized by teachers in the business
division,” she said. “It tells me they recognize my hard work and dedication to
my studies at William Woods University and they believe that I will be
successful in future
marketing jobs. This award will help my
career by showing future employers that I strive to
excel in any business
David Forster ; Liz Thomas; Ken Bentlage, American
Marketing Association chapter of St.
Louis; and Linda Duke.