The chapter was recognized for organization and planning, placing 11th out of 31 chapters for their completed annual report. As one of the youngest and smallest chapters nationally, this is a great start, said the group’s vice president.
“For the past four years I have seen NAMA go from an idea to a nationally competitive campus organization,” said Marc Rosenbohm, vice president of Mizzou NAMA and senior in agribusiness management.
This organization of marketing professionals has student chapters at universities across the U.S. NAMA provides students with networking opportunities, professional development and career advice through speakers, sessions and the student competition.
“NAMA has helped me learn when to trust myself and when to ask questions,” said Madison Williams, sophomore science and agricultural journalism major. “It was great getting to meet professionals who are so excited about Mizzou’s team.”
Mizzou NAMA competed with 30 other teams in the student marketing competition. Participants are asked to select a new product, create a detailed written marketing plan and present why this plan is the most feasible in hopes of winning the contest.
Drake Meyer, freshman in agribusiness management, was selected for the Robert Roy Gable Scholarship. This national scholarship is for students who show outstanding leadership and potential.
“It was a real honor to be awarded with this scholarship,” Meyer said. “NAMA has done so much for me and to be awarded a scholarship from them just makes it even better.”
Giving students the opportunity to move beyond the classroom into a real world setting is one goal of the organization.
“NAMA has allowed me to apply what I learned in classrooms to the marketing competition, mimicking real life marketing situations,” said Marc Griffith, NAMA treasurer and senior agricultural business major. “This has helped prepare me for my career.”