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April 30, 2020

K-State chapter is finalist for most improved; freshman student earns second in national competition

Submitted by Dana Parker

Pi Sigma Epsilon

The Pi Sigma Epsilon Gamma Omega chapter at Kansas State University, a departmental student organization, was named as a finalist for the most improved chapter by Pi Sigma Epsilon National Awards Program Committee. Stacia Mendoza, freshman in business administration, Lenexa, earned second place in the National Speakers Competition out of approximately 45 competitors.

To be considered a finalist for most improved chapter, the chapter had to prepare a summary of the year's activities highlighting the areas of growth and improvement in comparison to the previous year. This award recognizes outstanding growth and improvement in chapter operations, which includes programming, recruitment, communication, professionalism and usage of chapter resources.

Mendoza competed in the top speakers' competition, which showcases the top speaking talent within the chapter. It allows members an opportunity to further develop and expand their public speaking skills. The competition recognizes outstanding students who have mastered skills in the area of self-presentation and verbal communication in a competitive setting.

"The students of the Gamma Omega Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon have worked incredibly hard to build value for students and our chapter," said Dawn Deeter, faculty co-advisor for Pi Sigma Epsilon and director of the National Strategic Selling Institute at K-State. "Their efforts were recognized by PSE National when they were named finalists in the most-improved chapter competition. We are incredibly excited, although not surprised, by Stacia's fantastic performance in the National Speakers Competition. We have never had a student perform so well at the national level of PSE and I am delighted with her achievement."

Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national co-ed professional fraternity in the fields of sales, marketing and management. The chapter is open to all majors. The organization gives members the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through exceptional learning opportunities, participation in conferences both regionally and nationally, and networking with professionals through its corporate partner program. Currently, there are 60 active chapters at universities across the country. For more information on the chapter at K-State, please contact Dawn Deeter, faculty advisor, at ddeeter@k-state.edu