October 2014
Mu Kappa Tau 
Newsletter
 IN THIS ISSUE
  • MKT Young Alumni Spotlight
  • 2014-2015 Competitions and Giveaway
  • 2014-2015 Scholarship Opportunities
  • 2014 Commitment to Marketing Award
  • 2014-2015 Fall Nominations
  • MKT Website and Pride Items
  • 2015 PSE National Convention and MKT Annual Business Meeting
  • Recommend Other Schools
  • Chapter News 

N E W  F E A T U R E 
MKT Young 
Alumni Spotlight

We are please to announce a new series. Each quarter, in our newsletter and on the website, we will feature one Mu Kappa Tau alumnus. 
If you would like to nominate someone to be a part of this series, please let me know.
















 

MKT Young Alunmi Spotlight  
 

Megan Horn became a member of Mu Kappa Tau in May of 2009 and won the MKT Scholarship in 2010. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2011.

 

MKT asked Megan what she has been doing since graduating and where is she working. She has been working in Internet marketing and currently at Far Reach.

When asked which one of the six Mu Kappa Tau's "values" she believes is the most important for students to display or develop, Megan commented, "I'm a huge fan of integrity. The other values are much less valuable without integrity."  

 

Megan's advice for members still in school is for them to strive to grow outside the classroom. Some ways students can do this is through student and professional organizations, work, travel, and social life. 

Read Megan's full interview on the website, http://www.mukappatau.org/index.php/community/young-alumni-spotlight 

2014-2015 Competitions and Giveaway

We will have a total of four competitions for cash prizes this year, two in fall; two in spring.  This semester, the competitions are a photo and a quote competition.  Details can be found on our website, www.mukappatau.org/index.php/competitions.  We also are running our first giveaway. MKT members can be entered to win a MKT sweatshirt by liking and commenting on the MKT Facebook page, retweeting the MKT hoodie photo on Twitter, or by following and commenting on the Instagram hoodie post. The deadline is October 31st.  Details on this giveaway can also be found on the website, www.mukappatau.org/index.php/competitions/hoodie-giveaway 

 

2014-2015 Scholarship Opportunities

Mu Kappa Tau encourages and recognizes outstanding academic excellence in the field of Marketing by offering three scholarships this academic year.

  • $500 - G.M. Naidu Scholarship
  • $1500 -  Sponsored by Mu Kappa Tau
  • $1500 - Sponsored by the PSE National Educational Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to a member of Mu Kappa Tau that is also a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon.

The Mu Kappa Tau Scholarship Committee performs the scholarship application evaluations. These are merit-based scholarships and are awarded based on student's academic abilities, school and community service accomplishments and other activities.

All applications must be submitted online by Sunday, February 15,2015. Please see our website, for details, scholarship requirements, and the application procedure. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting the competitions, as well as encouraging your students to apply for the scholarship program.


2013-2014 Commitment to Marketing Award
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Commitment to Marketing Award. This award honors Mu Kappa Tau chapters for their continuous membership as well as their commitment to the principles, academic achievement and dedication to the marketing profession.

Gold Level Winners

Hawaii Pacific University

Shippensburg University

Washington State University - Pullman

Platinum Level Winners

Alfred University

Berkeley College in New Jersey

Berkeley College in New York

East Carolina University

James Madison University

Kean University

King's College

Louisiana State University

Loyola College in Maryland

Manhattan College

North Central College

Rutgers University - Camden

Saint Joseph's University

University of Akron

University of Baltimore

University of Denver

University of Louisiana - Monroe

University of North Carolina - Wilmington

University of North Texas

University of Northern Iowa

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 

Virginia Tech


  

2014-2015 Fall Nominations

Please send in your fall nominations and initiations to MKT Headquarters.  The life-time membership fee is $60. If you have questions about the nomination process, please email susie.blomquist@pse.org or call MKT Headquarters at 414-328-1952.  If you need a Mu Kappa Tau Initiation/Nomination form, please contact me or click on the link below to download one from the website, 

www.mukappatau.org/index.php/about/contact 

 

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MKT Website and Pride Items
We are pleased to inform you that the MKT website upgrade is complete. The website has a new design, check it out! www.mukappatau.org 

Also check out the MKT Shop where you can order pride items for graduation.  We have lower prices on some items and lower shipping costs this year.

 

2015 PSE National Convention
The 2015 Pi Sigma Epsilon National Sales and Marketing Convention will be held in Houston, Texas, April 13-19, 2015. Each spring for over 55 years, nearly 500 PSE members (collegiate, alumni, educator, professional, associate and corporate representatives) join together for five days of professional programming and special activities.

 

Mu Kappa Tau members are encouraged to attend the MKT Annual Business Meeting at the National Convention.  At the Annual Business Meeting, the Executive Board, members, educators and alumni will discuss issues associated with the current state and future of the honor society. For more information, please see the PSE website, www.pse.org, and click on the state of Texas logo!

 

Recommend Other Schools

If you know of a college or university that has a marketing program and they have not been nominating their honor students for recognition with Mu Kappa Tau, please send me their information. I would be happy to contact them on your behalf.

 

Chapter News

Please let us know if you have any news from your chapter that you would like to share in the newsletter. If you have any photos of events or your initiation ceremony we would love to post them on the MKT Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and the website for others to enjoy. 


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