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Johnson C. Smith University Students Win HBCU Regional Sales Competition

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 27, 2012) – Four students from Johnson C. Smith University participated in the HBCU Regional Sales Competition held at North Carolina A&T State University’s School of Business and Economics on Nov. 16.

The JCSU students placed first, third and fourth in the competition. Quintin Jemigan, a junior marketing major, won first place for a $1,000 prize. Tamara McLeod, a senior and sports marketing major, won third place for a $300 prize and Marcus Hill, a senior and sports marketing major, won fourth place and a one-year membership to the National Sales Network Charlotte Chapter.  Bokai Boker, a senior and sports management major, also participated in the competition.

The competition was co-sponsored by TEKSystems and the National Sales Network - Charlotte Chapter. Johnson C. Smith University students competed with North Carolina A&T students in a business-to-business sales role play that required students to play the role of account managers for TEKSystems, while TEKSystems employees played the role of human resource managers at Wells Fargo. The students had 15 minutes to sell the TEKSystems staffing process to Wells Fargo.

The competition helped more than 30 university students in the fall 2012 semester understand the role of professional sales in business-to-business situations through classroom engagement.

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 23 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the University’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. 

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Jennifer Gaskins
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing





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