News and Events

Students compete for $500 prize in first-ever ‘elevator pitch’ contest

May 1, 2014 – The ten finalists gave their best pitches as they competed for a top prize of $500 during the final stage of the Elevator Pitch Contest sponsored by the Center for Professional Selling. Read more…

Top 10 Elevator Pitch Contest finalists chosen to compete live in April 2014

April 7, 2014 – The 35 semifinalists were asked to come to campus for a video recording of their 60 second elevator pitch; from those 35, only ten were selected to compete in the final round of the Elevator Pitch Contest sponsored by the Center for Professional Selling. Read more…

35 semifinalists selected for the Spring 2014 Elevator Pitch Contest

March 5, 2014 – On Monday, February 14th,  70 UALR College of Business students competed in the first round of the Spring 2014 Elevator Pitch Contest sponsored by the Center for Professional Selling. The first of three rounds consisted of the students submitting a 60 second audio file of their elevator pitch. Read more…

Spring 2014 Elevator Pitch Contest Announced

Jan. 31, 2014 – UALR Center for Professional Sales announced their Elevator Pitch Contest’s first round, a 60 second audio recording, is due Feb. 14. The contest is open to all College of Business students. Read more…

Marketing Students visited by Taziki’s CEO

Dec. 11, 2013 – UALR students’ winning presentation leads to internship offer at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. Taziki’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Keet met with the team on Dec. 5 and intends to use the award winning commercial spot.  Read more…

Students take home $5,000 top prize in Taziki’s marketing challenge

Nov. 22, 2013 – UALR students Trey Woodruff, Danielle Hendrix, Tori Cecil, and Diamond Lewis competed in the Taziki’s Marketing Challenge on Nov. 15 and brought home a $5,000 prize for their efforts. Read more…

Four marketing students reach Taziki’s Marketing Challenge finals

Nov. 1, 2013 – UALR students Trey Woodruff, Danielle Hendrix, Tori Cecil and Diamond Lewis, under the direction of Dr. Gary Geissler, combined their skill and passion to take on a marketing challenge presented by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. Read more…

Dr. Gilliam explores new sales research ideas to keep UALR at the forefront of the industry

July 2, 2013 – Dr. David Gilliam, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Assistant Director of the Center for Professional Selling, recently participated in the 2013 American Marketing Association (AMA) Faculty Consortium held June 12-14. Read more…

UALR Makes list of top university sales programs

 May 28, 2013 – The Ohio-based Sales Education Foundation(SEF) has named the Center for Professional Selling at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a 2013 Top University Sales Program, noting its national reputation for producing sales professionals who find employment. Read more…

COB Program Pairs Students with Local Business Mentors

Sept. 28, 2012 – Marketing majors Michelle McClintock, Michelle Pittman, and Darius Toney were among the first to be selected for the launch of a new mentoring program pairing the college’s top students with local business leaders and faculty advisers for discussions and networking. Read more…

UALR COB Sales Mixer organized for Fall 2012

Sept 3, 2012 – UALR College of Business (COB) students will join administrators and faculty for a sales mixer from 5 – 7:30pm, Thursday, November 15 in the Atrium of the Reynolds Building. Read more…

Dr. Steve W. Edison awarded Professor of Excellence

May 18, 2012 – Dr. Steve W. Edison, professor of marketing and professional selling, was awarded the 2012 Harper W. Boyd Jr. Professor of Excellence at UALR’s College of Business’ 36th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony May 4. Read more…

Gilliam Paper Wins Award

Oct. 11, 2011 – A paper written by Dr. David Gilliam, assistant professor of marketing, has been selected Best Paper in the Sales/CRM Track of the American Marketing Association’s 2012 Winter Marketing Educator’s Conference. The paper is titled “Storytelling by the Sales Force.” Read more…

Spring 2008 Sales Mixer

March 14, 2008 – The SALES CENTER hosted Sales Mixer in Spring ’08. The SALES CENTER brought representatives of firms to campus for you to meet and schmooze! Read more…

What kind of salesperson will you make?

March 14, 2008 – In October 5th, Jeanne Frawley from the leading sales assessment firm, H.R. Chally came to visit the UALR Sales Center meeting with about 45 students interested in the sales program. Read more…