2020-2021 School of Business Department of Marketing award recipients
Student of the Year
Austin Evans is recognized within the Department of Marketing for his outstanding academic record and strong work ethic as a marketing major with a concentration in general marketing. Of his time at VCU, Austin says, “I am so grateful for everything the professors, faculty, and staff of the School of Business and the Department of Marketing has done for me!” He truly embodies the EPIC qualities emphasized in the School of Business and are very engaged, intellectually curious, and creative. Austin has been a role model for other students, played a leadership role in groups or discussions, and helped when other students were struggling. In the Integrated Marketing Communications course, he worked on marketing for the VET Fund. He helped St. Andrews School with their marketing through the Information for Marketing Decisions course. Austin is also part of the Altria Scholars Scholarship Program. For recreation, Austin is an avid skateboarder and enjoys weightlifting/health and fitness. Austin will graduate in May 2021 and plans to pursue a career in marketing and real estate in the Richmond area. The faculty of the Department of Marketing believe that Austin has a bright future ahead.
Distinguished Service Award
Jasmine has shown impressive leadership and engagement in student activities As a marketing major in the marketing communication and analytics concentration, she actively engaged with the Pi Sigma Epsilon, the collegiate sales and marketing fraternity, as Vice President of Professional Development before assuming the presidency. She is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has frequently represented VCU at sales competitions. She competed on behalf of VCU at the International Collegiate Sales Competition and won second place in Pi Sigma Epsilon’s Regional Speakers Competition. Additionally, she and her team competed in VCU’s Business Ethics Competition in 2019. She has been recognized with a 2019-2020 VCU Academy of Selling Scholarship for your academic achievement, extracurricular involvement in student sales activities, and experience in and career-direction towards professional selling. She currently works as a program assistant for The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at VCU and an office manager for Livingston Fireplaces. In addition, she owns an Etsy shop that sells custom cups and does freelance work ranging from making cosplay costumes to graphic design projects. After she graduates in August 2021, Jasmine plans to take a project management certification course and looks forward to a career in sales management or social media management.