Office of University Communications & Marketing

UNA’s Steele Sales Center Students Win Big at National Competitions

Nov. 14, 2019



FLORENCE, AL Student teams from the Steele Center for Professional Selling, on the University of North Alabama campus, were extremely successful at four recent competitions. At each of the events, UNA’s selling teams were named within the Top 5 of the group of competitors, namely national peer institutions.

  • UNA students Chandler Boy, Brooke Edwards, Emily Evans, and Bobbi Bukovac, Madison, finished 3rd in the AT&T National Sales Competition in Dallas, Texas, and they won $2,500 for the Steele Center for Professional Selling and $2,000 in scholarships.

  • Brooke Edwards and Chandler Boy competed in the warm call pre-event for International Collegiate Sales Competition World Cup of Sales and completed by finished in second place of 80 universities vying for top spots.

  • Brooke Edwards, Bobbi Bukovac, Josh Williams and Paige Wilbanks competed at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and all advanced in the competition with three of the final 20 semifinalists coming in 4th out of more than 30 universities.

  • Erin Gillespie, Chandler Boy, Victoria Bottom, and Abby Howdyshell competed at Northwoods in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Chandler Boy garnered second place out of 70 finalists and won $750.

  • Michael Worley competed in the Atlanta Hawks Sports Sales Competition and placed 5th out of 100 students.

“Events such as these allow our students the ability to demonstrate what they’ve learned in a competitive environment,” said Tim Butler, Director of the Steele Center for Professional Selling. “I am certainly proud of the students, both individually and in their team efforts. We are making a name for ourselves among larger and more seasoned collegiate programs.”

UNA’s Steele Center for Professional Selling provides an experiential learning environment for students pursuing a degree in Professional Marketing and Sales or a minor or certificate in Sales. The Center was founded in 2017 to honor alumnus Robert H. Steele’s father. Since that time, the program has grown from 68 Sales majors and minors to more than 100.

Steele Sales Winners

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/