Moultrie Tech Marketing Students Earn International Recognition
Moultrie Technical College marketing management program students Phillip Viohl, Kristen Massey and Anthony Fallin, pictured left to right, received worldwide recognition at the Delta Epsilon Chi [DEX] International Career Development Conference held May 6-8 in Anaheim, California. The DEX organization operates to attract young people to careers in marketing, merchandising and management.
Moultrie Technical College [MTC] students Phillip Viohl of Moultrie and Anthony Fallin of Tifton were recognized as finalists in the Restaurant and Food Services Business Simulation event at the International Delta Epsilon Chi [DEX] Career Development Conference held May 6-8 in Anaheim, California.
Both placed in the top 13 in the international competitive event. Viohl and Fallin along with Kristin Massey of Sylvester, who competed in the Retail Marketing Business Simulation, earned the Award of Excellence in their competitive events.
Nominated by chapter advisor and MTC marketing management instructor John Overman, Massey and Viohl were also recognized with a Chapter Leadership Award. In addition, Massey earned the State Leadership Award for her service to Georgia DEX as a former state officer. Four other students attended the conference as representatives of Moultrie Tech’s Marketing Management Program and DEX Chapter.
Overman praised the students saying, “These students did quite well representing our local chapter, and I am very proud of their performance.”
The purpose of the competitive event program is to provide students the opportunity to gain recognition as they develop greater competence in their chosen career field.
Moultrie Tech’s DEX chapter also earned the prestigious Diamond Chapter Award at the international conference. The Diamond Chapter Award is presented in recognition for outstanding community service performed. The award is a way for DEX to show appreciation for the local chapter’s demonstration of civic responsibility and the chapter’s efforts to improve the local community.
Select members of DEX were also in Nashville, Tennessee to participate in DEX’s 44 th Annual Career Development Conference. The annual conference brought together nearly 2,000 career- oriented Marketing Management college students from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada to demonstrate competencies acquired during the school year in various occupational categories. Members were also involved in the international Delta Epsilon Chi political campaigns to elect the division’s five national officers.
According to Overman, “To attend the national conference members must have achieved recognition by winning awards at the Georgia DEX Career Development Conference. Those who win at the international level are not only acclaimed by instructors, advisors, employers, and their peers, but receive substantial reward for having reached the top of the DEX competitive event ladder.”
Delta Epsilon Chi is the only international student organization operating through the nation’s colleges and universities to attract young people to careers in marketing, merchandising, and management. Its purposes are to develop respect for education that will contribute to occupational competence and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive enterprise system.
For more information about MTC’s marketing management program, call (229) 891-7000 in Moultrie or (229) 391-2600 in Tifton, or log on the college’s website at moultrietech.edu.
Media Release- May 10, 2005
Contact: Jana Wiggins, Moultrie Technical College, Director of Marketing
(229) 217-4139 or (229) 891-7000
John Overman, MTC Marketing Management instructor
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