NORMAL, Ill. — The Illinois State University Chapter of the
National Agri-Marketing Association was recognized as the Outstanding Student
NAMA Chapter at the 2013 National Agri-Marketing Conference held in Kansas City,
The Illinois State Chapter competed with chapters from 35
U.S. and Canada universities for this honor. This is the second consecutive year
that the Illinois State University Chapter has won this award.
Chapter adviser Dr. Aslihan Spaulding was recognized as the
2013 NAMA Outstanding Adviser.
The National Agri-Marketing Association is a non-profit
organization of more than 3,500 professional and student members, serving the
food and fiber industry. NAMA is the nation’s largest association for
professionals in marketing and agribusiness
The Outstanding Chapter Award is based upon chapter
activities over the course of the academic year.
This past year, Illinois State NAMA conducted an Agriculture
Career Fair that brought 42 agricultural firms and organizations to campus to
meet with students interested in internships and employment opportunities.
The chapter brought to campus a panel of human resource
experts to help students write resumes and prepare for job interviews.
The chapter also conducted a bowling tournament that brought
in nearly 300 pounds of can goods for a local food pantry and also raised funds
to support Red Cross efforts to help Hurricane Sandy victims.
The Illinois State University NAMA Chapter has more than 70
student members and is advised by Spaulding and Dr. Rick Whitacre.