Center for Professional Selling at Coles College of Business receives 2007 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award

The Center for Professional Selling‚ part of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at…

Georgia (Oct 24, 2007) — Center for Professional Selling at Coles College of Business receives 2007 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award

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Leading sales center to host annual University Sales Center Alliance meeting

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 24‚ 2007) –− The Center for Professional Selling‚ part of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University‚ was recently honored by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as the recipient of the 2007 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award. The honor comes as the prestigious sales center prepares to host this year’s University Sales Center Alliance (USCA) meeting on Oct. 28 and 29.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted to honor the Center’s Professional Sales program with this esteemed award based on its strong commitment to and support for teaching‚ along with its innovative practices aimed toward generating student success.

“We are thrilled that the Board of Regents selected our program for this important honor‚” said Terry W. Loe‚ director of the Center for Professional Selling. “As one of the few universities in the country with a program dedicated to educating future sales professionals‚ with a focus on executive leadership and business ethics‚ we are proud of the difference we are making in the lives of our students and on the sales management industry.”

Loe is the founder of the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)‚ which is held at KSU each year. Through this competition‚ the country’s top sales students compete with peers in their field to demonstrate their selling skills. The competition also provides a venue for corporate sponsors to recruit future sales professionals‚ and for sales professors from across the United States‚ Canada and Mexico to exchange ideas with peers and the business community.

The goal of the USCA‚ comprised of a group of universities that boast certified sales centers‚ is to discuss ongoing issues at annual meetings and to mentor schools that want to incorporate similar professional sales programs into their curriculum. KSU is a USCA−member school and Dr. Loe currently serves as the organization’s director. During this year’s meeting‚ members will discuss how universities can improve university recognition for professional sales programs and increase student enrollment and board member involvement in such programs.


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A full listing of all 2007 Regents' Award recipients‚ including Mary L. Garner‚ a KSU mathematics education professor who also won a faculty teaching award‚ is available at http://www.usg.edu/academics/fac_dev/awards/2007.

For more information about the National Collegiate Sales Competition‚ visit www.ncsc−ksu.org.

For more about the Coles College of Business‚ visit http://coles.kennesaw.edu.

For more information about the Center for Professional Selling‚ visit coles.kennesaw.edu/selling.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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