Apr 30 • 2 min read
TU_AMA Group

Faculty Advisors Craig Atwater, PhD, Andrew Allmond and Jim Thompson celebrate with 30 members of TU-AMA after the announcement.

Temple University American Marketing Association (TU-AMA) was named AMA International Collegiate Chapter of the Year in front of 1,700 marketers on April 13, 2019 at the 2019 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, LA. Only two out of 390 collegiate chapters across the globe are awarded this honor each year in recognition of excellence in performance. TU-AMA will be inducted into the “Platinum Circle” for the following two academic years.

This is the first time that the TU-AMA received this award. In addition, Mary Conran, associate professor of practice, Temple University of Rome’s chief academic officer and President of the Marketing SPO in 1979, was named the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for her dedication to students and her engagement with AMA.

James Base TU AMA

TU-AMA President James Base holding the International Chapter of the Year award.

TU-AMA President James Base says, “Having served as President for the 2018-19 year, the honor to receive this award is a testament to the hard work of our Executive Board and the dedication of our general body members. This wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support we receive from the Fox School of Business community of faculty, department workers, students and alumni.”

From April 11th-13th, the TTU-AMA participated in the 41st Annual International Collegiate Conference held in New Orleans, LA. This year, more than ever, “Temple University” was called for several additional accomplishments, including:

  • 1st Place in the Website Competition
  • 1st Place in the “Best Social Impact Video” Competition
  • 3rd Place in the Wall Street Journal Case Competition
  • 3rd Place for the Conference Tee Shirt Design Contest
  • John Parkinson, as a Perfect Pitch Competition Finalist
  • Alison Wehr & Frank Romean, as Marketing Strategy Competition Finalists
  • Tabby Miller, as a Student Research Poster Competition 2nd Place Winner

Department Chairman Dr. Ed Rosenthal says of TU-AMA’s achievements, “Every year we have a great group of kids—enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled—who grow into leadership roles and expend a great deal of time and energy in our Chapter. The activities they plan always enrich and add value to their development as marketers. It is always humbling to me to see the extent of their work ethic and devotion. It is always special to see, and it is not surprising, year after year, that our AMA chapter is always one of the top ones. But this year, [they] went and won the Championship!”

The Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management is proud of our TU-AMA students!