May 24, 2022
National Strategic Selling Institute recognizes two K-State students with awards
The Kansas State University National Strategic Selling Institute is recognizing two sales students as recipients of the Outstanding Senior Award and the Service Award.
Each academic year, these awards go to two students who exemplify the hardworking and talented students in the sales program as determined by the faculty. This year, the two students recognized are Jacqueline Anzalone, senior in marketing and supply chain management with a certificate in professional strategic selling, Kansas City, Missouri, and Zac Oakes, senior in professional strategic selling and modern languages, Overland Park. Both students received a trophy and a $1,000 student merit award for the recognition.
Anzalone is the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award. This award recognizes a student in high academic standing who is actively involved with the National Strategic Selling Institute. Anzalone has been highly involved in the sales program. Since her senior year, she has been an active member of the K-State Sales Team, including a top-five finish at the Challenger Sales Institute Tri-State Challenge, and placing first in speed selling at the International Collegiate Sales Competition. Outside of the K-State Sales Team, she also has been an active member of Sales Ambassadors, where she served as a member and was on the alumni relations committee. Anzalone has also been a member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon organization, serving as the vice president of administration, and served as a mentor for the K-State Sales Program Student Mentor Program. Anzalone was a student worker in the National Strategic Selling Institute. After graduation, she will work as a professional development associate with Mercer Zimmerman.
Oakes is the recipient of the Service Award. This award is given to a student who always goes above and beyond to help volunteer at events and make a positive impact on the National Strategic Selling Institute. According to his nomination, Oakes is, without a doubt, the most enthusiastic student in the sales program. He always sits in the front of the class, ready to go. He balanced being a full-time college student while working 25 hours a week. Oakes also volunteered as a teaching assistant for the National Strategic Selling Institute benefit auction. He's always the first person to ask how he can help and is the epitome of a service-minded leader. It is a joy to work with him. After graduation, Oakes will be working for Netsmart as a client representative.
"I'm so proud of Jacqueline and Zac," said Dawn Deeter, K-State director of the National Strategic Selling Institute. "They have not only performed well during our program and experienced great success, but also have truly given back to help other sales students experience similar success. I am excited to watch them excel in their careers and lives."
The National Strategic Selling Institute is in the College of Business Administration and has been named one of the top sales programs in the country for 10 straight years by the Sales Education Foundation.
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