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Sales Ambassadors 

The Sales Ambassador organization is a group of students who are selected to serve the National Strategic Selling Institute. These students will be a diverse group of seniors, juniors, and sophomores selected on a semester basis with applications accepted once per semester. 

Summary of Sales Ambassador Organization
As a Sales Ambassador, you will be required to attend bi-weekly meetings during the course of the semester. These meetings will provide you with knowledge on the K-State Sales Program and the National Strategic Selling Institute as well as professional development opportunities. 

Your primary responsibilities will be to assist in the retention of current students and the recruitment of prospective students into the K-State Sales Program, help manage relationships with our Corporate Partners and prospect companies for the National Strategic Selling Institute, and volunteer at events and activities hosted on campus by the National Strategic Selling Institute. 

Selection Criteria
In order to be selected you must have a 3.00 or higher GPA, be accepted into the Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling or the Major in Professional Strategic Selling, and have completed one semester at Kansas State University. You can apply to be a Sales Ambassador and the Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling or the Major in Professional Strategic Selling in the same semester. 

If you currently serve as a Sales Ambassador, you must apply every semester if you wish to renew your membership in the organization for the upcoming semester. Preference will be given to those Sales Ambassadors that make an effort and have a positive impact on the organization. 

Application Deadline
Completed applications are due Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Interviews may be required. All students will be notified by Friday, November 15, 2019, on the status of their application.

To access the application click here. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. 

Mandatory Meeting
If accepted into the organization, you will be expected to attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in 3082 Business Building. 

2019-2020 Sales Ambassadors

harrison carney
Harrison Carney 

Senior
Major: Business Marketing
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspect of being a Sales Ambassador would be the overall collaboration among other sales students with a common goal. The speakers, companies and events that we get involved with are exceptional networking opportunities. 
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jacqueline clawson
Jacqueline Clawson
Chair - Public Relations Committee

Senior
Major: Marketing and Agricultural Economics
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Meade, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite things about sales ambassadors is definitely the opportunity to interact with corporate partners and to gain so many opportunities through them. 
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piper coen
Piper Coen

Senior
Major: Marketing
Minor/Certificate: Agriculture Economics/Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspect of being a Sales Ambassador is having the opportunity to serve on committees which enhance the experience for not only prospective and current students but also alumni.
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madeline dercher
Madeline Dercher

Junior
Major: Marketing and Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador is that it allows me to grow both professionally and personally. This organization provides each Ambassador an opportunity to become part of a committee to ultimately make an impact on the NSSI. Becoming part of this program gives you the chance to not only network with so many companies but overall it teaches you the importance of sales.  
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mckenna dome
McKenna Dome

Senior
Major: Sales, Marketing
Certificate: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: 
My favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador is having the 
opportunity to actively participate in professional events, activities 
and networking that stimulate growth within the program. Being a 
Sales Ambassador has allowed me to connect with other sales students, 
prospective sales students, and our corporate partners by promoting
the value of the program and finding new, innovative ways to 
ensure we are creating the most beneficial environment possible for 
both our students and our partners.  
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Paul Feighner
Chair - Alumni Relations Committee

Senior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Minor/Certificate: Economics, Political Science
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspect about the Sales Ambassador organization is promoting the NSSI to other K-State students. 
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sophia gilliam
Sophia Gilliam

Senior
Major: Marketing
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: Sales Ambassadors pushes me to be the best sales person possible. It provides so many opportunities and ways to get involved, but it also teaches me many valuable sales tactics and important skills. Each event, speaker, meeting, etc., that we put on teaches me something that I was unaware of before which I know will be useful for my future job and help me stand out! I not only encourage everyone to get involve in the sales program but to go above and beyond and serve as an ambassador because you will not regret it and the lessons it will teach you!
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ben hakes
Benjamin Hakes

Senior
Major: Marketing
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Evergreen, Colorado
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: Growing and making amazing connections through the group of Sales Ambassadors that we have and the awesome corporate partners that we have. Also, being able to work with Kellie Jackson and Dawn Deeter is a major bonus to all of us here in the College of Business.
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jackson harms
Jackson Harms

Senior
Major: Marketing
Minor/Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling, Sports and Entertainment, Minor in Leadership Studies
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite part of serving as a Sales Ambassador is the community of other driven individuals working as one to highlight the program and grow our relationships with corporate partners.
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Jenna Headley

Senior
Major: Marketing
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Lafayette, California
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: I like being able to give back to the sales program in a way that is mutually beneficial. I get to assist the program and also receive great opportunities through professional development.  
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zach hoeven
Zach Hoeven
Chair - Recruitment Committee

Junior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Minor: Leadership Studies and Business of Sports and Entertainment
Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite part about being a Sales Ambassador is hanging around people who are motivated and driven to be successful in sales. These relationships with my co-ambassadors and directors will have a huge impact on my life going forward.
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skylar holsinger
Skylar Holsinger

Senior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Certificate: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: 
I have enjoyed having the opportunity to work closer with our corporate partners and developing relationships with the recruiters.
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katie horton
Katie Horton
Secretary

Junior
Major: Marketing and Professional Strategic Selling
Minor: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite part of serving as a Sales Ambassador is being able to share our Sales programs with the rest of Kansas State University. I enjoy teaching students how a sales degree or certificate can be beneficial to every field of study.
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madison howard
Madison Howard

Senior
Major: Sales and Marketing
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Raymore, Missouri
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspect is that I get to be a part of an organization with other students who share the same passion as me and believe in sales as an occupation. Being able to share my experiences with younger students gives me hope that they will join the program and be able to be exposed to the amazing opportunities that this program provides early on in their college experience. 
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sam hummer
Sam Hummer

Senior
Major: Organizational Management
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspect is being able to continue to learn and grow my knowledge of professional selling and network with our great corporate partners on a regular basis. 
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lucas johnson
Lucas Johnson

Junior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Certificate/Minor: Data Analytics and Leadership
Hometown: Shawnee, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: The opportunity to grow and develop an incredible program with incredible people. 
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sarah Kerrigan
Sarah Kerrigan

Senior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: I love all of the professional development opportunities we get to participate in. 
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landen king
Landen King

Junior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite part of serving as a Sales Ambassador is all the development and networking opportunities as well as the great people you meet.  
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max kubik
Max Kubik

Vice President

Senior
Major: Marketing
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite thing about serving as a sales ambassador is the opportunity to meet and learn from experience professional salesmen from industry leading companies through our corporate sponsor events. 
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chandler lamm
Chandler Lamm

Senior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Derby, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: I love interacting more often with the students involved with the NSSI. I also feel like I gained some great friendships while expanding my network.  
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preston maurer
Preston Maurer

Senior
Major: Finance
Certificate: Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: Being a leader within the NSSI and having an impact that results in continuous growth and improvement within our program.  
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cecilia nancarrow
Cecilia Nancarrow
Chair - Sales Week Committee

Junior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Certificate: Data Analytics
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: Being a Sales Ambassador is great because I am surrounded by people who are extremely driven and dedicated to success in a future sales career. I love promoting the Sales Program alongside them, and having fun while doing it!
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abbie o'grady
Abbie O'Grady

Senior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling and Marketing
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspects of being a sales ambassador have been getting to know other members of the sales program on a more personal level and having the opportunity to be involved in planning events the sales team throws. I am excited to be part of the planning committee for the NSSI's first annual alumni tailgate this year!
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jace price
Jace Price

Senior
Major: Sales and Marketing
Hometown: Mulvane, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: I really enjoy networking with companies in a more in-depth way. Helping them with various things throughout the semester and just being able to be in contact with them on a different level. I also enjoy the more enhanced learning that we have done throughout our meetings, gaining real world knowledge that will help us either right now or in the near future.
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Ryan Schippers

Senior
Major: Marketing and Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Hays, KS
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My ability to give back to such a wonderful organization that has granted me with incredible opportunities since the moment I stepped foot on campus back in fall 2017. To continue to improve the program with top-notch qualified students and grow the NSSI. 
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chase stalder
Chase Stalder

President

Senior
Major: Marketing and Professional Strategic Selling
Hometown: Abilene, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite part of serving as a Sales Ambassador is having the opportunity to network and build relationships with some of the brightest sales students at Kansas State University
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Dylan Sugars

Junior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling and Marketing
Certificate: Business Sports & Entertainment
Hometown: Moundridge, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: I like feeling the sense of pride representing one of the best sales programs in the area and the great opportunities it has granted me. 
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Taylor Wells

Junior
Major: Marketing and Sales
Hometown: Salina, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: My favorite aspect of being a Sales Ambassador is not only due to the relationships and connections that I have made, but also due to the involvement and opportunities it has brought to me. 
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brett white
Brett White
Chair - Corporate Partner Engagement Committee

Senior
Major: Sales and Marketing
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: The guest speakers.
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maddie whitehead
Maddie Whitehead

Senior
Major: Professional Strategic Selling
Minor: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Favorite aspect of serving as a Sales Ambassador: I have loved getting to know the members of sales ambassadors better through this program. I have also loved getting to be an active part in developing sales week and taking in feedback from students and recruiters to make sure the event runs smoothly.
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Questions?

For more information regarding the Sales Ambassador organization please contact Kellie Jackson, Advisor, at (785) 532-2783. 

Contact Us

Kansas State University 
1301 Lovers Lane
2121 Business Building 
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-2723
kstatesalesprogram@k-state.edu