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March 03, 2009
Gwinnett Tech Students Take Top Honors at State Business & Marketing Competition
Ten students earn first and second place awards
Ten Gwinnett Technical College students packed a one-two punch at this year’s Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) state conference – all placing either first or second in their competition category.
Delta Epsilon Chi is an international organization for college students preparing for a variety of careers and fosters development through several avenues including annual skills competitions, networking with industry leaders and leadership training.
Led by faculty advisor Perry Hidalgo, program director for Gwinnett Tech’s Marketing Management and Sport & Recreation Management programs, five students took first place and five students placed second at the conference.Taking home state honors for Gwinnett Tech were:
- Patrick Klug and J.J. Farina: First place team in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
- Alicia Ellis: First place prepared presentation for Sales Representative
- Bolt Ronpin: First place in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
- Jessica Deresch: First place case study in Sales Manager Meeting
- Austin Bond: Second place case study in E-commerce Decision Making
- Cassy Schnautz and Meagan Caulfield: Second place prepared presentation team for Advertising Campaign
- Enes Pathovic and Christina Huffman: Second place case study team in International Marketing
The five students who took first place qualified to advance to the International DEX conference to be held April 22-25 in Anaheim, Ca. Klug, Farina and Bond are Sport and Recreation Management students at Gwinnett Tech, while the other seven students are enrolled in the Marketing Management program. Gwinnett Tech offers both associate degree and diploma programs in Marketing Management and in Sport and Recreation Management, as well as certificate options for sport management, recreation management and marketing specialist.
DEX offers students an opportunity to learn leadership skills, network with peers and business leaders, and experience competition, getting them ready for the world of professional development.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.