SAM Team Wins Second Place in National Competition
Seniors Jimmy Bennett, left, and Samuel McQueen, who made up this year's team for the Society for Advancement of Management national competition, hold the second-place award.
EKU’s Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) team won second place in the Las Vegas competition held March 29 to April 1.
Seniors Jimmy Bennett of Lexington and Samuel McQueen, Tyner, competed against more than 20 teams in the national undergraduate competition. Bennett, originally from Hokkaido, Japan, said, "Samuel and I worked great as a team and the effort we put into this project reflected our results well."
“The team did a fantastic job researching the industry and presenting very in-depth recommendations,” said Dr. Zhe Zhang, assistant professor of management and the faculty advisor for EKU's SAM chapter.
SAM promotes interaction with professionals in all disciplines and increases awareness and knowledge of career opportunities. It encourages cross-functional participation in activities that will benefit students' choice of career and future success.