UVU takes five first-place awards at American Marketing Association’s International Collegiate Conference

University Marketing & Communications: Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 | LShumway@uvu.edu

Written by: Patricia Monsoor | 801-863-5483 | pmonsoor@uvu.edu

Utah Valley University’s American Marketing Association (UVUAMA) captured 11 awards at the AMA 39th Annual International Collegiate Conference – Power in Connections. The Woodbury School of Business marketing chapter captured 11 awards from the national conference weekend, with five first place awards.


The Woodbury undergraduate marketing students participate in the conference looking to learn from industry professionals about careers and cutting edge marketing and sales practices. More than 1,400 students were challenged to take their marketing to the next level.

David J. Densley was awarded $1,500, and placed first in the AMA National Professional Sales contest. He was also recognized as the 1st Place Professional Sales student in the nation. Alex Trujillo was awarded $7,500 for being 1st in the nation for the AMA Diversity Leader scholarship. He also captured took 1st Place out of 200 students competing nationally for the Perfect Pitch competition. Wendy Trujillo took 1st for her Social Impact Video. Alex Trujillo took 3rd place for Overall Video. Tyler Hemmert was recognized as 5th best Professional Sales student of the year, and he took Honorable Mention for Perfect Pitch. Mitch Howell was awarded 3rd place for his student research poster.

“The UVU AMA International Collegiate Conference is a chance for our UVU marketing students to compare their skills against other top marketing programs from around the nation,” said Paige Gardiner, assistant professor of marketing and AMA National Advisor of the Year. “I’m thrilled for our students, and our program. The marketing program at UVU has been ranked in the top 25 in the nation by the AMA and our students’ performance at the conference shows that UVU is deserving of this national ranking.”

The Marketing Department at the Woodbury School of Business educates students in the fields of marketing management, digital marketing and professional sales. With over 400 UVU students majoring in marketing, the UVU Marketing Department is producing the next generation of marketers and professional salespersons for companies in the Mountain West. For more information on the UVU AMA, visit uvuama.com.

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