Submitted: 3/30/2009 6:46:53
- Marketing Professor Ric Sweeney received the Faculty Advisor of the Year award for his work with the UC Student AMA group.
Ric Sweeney, member of the Marketing Faculty in the College of Business, was honored Saturday night with the Hugh G Wales Faculty Advisor of the Year award, presented by the American Marketing Association's Collegiate Chapters Council. This award was announced as part of the annual awards ceremony at the AMA International Collegiate Conference held in New Orleans, and honors Hugh G Wales, the founder of the AMA's Collegiate Chapter program.
Sweeney was selected by a panel of student judges from over 200 Faculty Advisors of AMA Collegiate Chapters in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In nominating Sweeney for the award, Jamie Gehring, President of the UC AMA Chapter, stated "Ric is more than just a teacher and advisor - he is a friend and mentor who truly cares about his students, even after they graduate from college." In an interview after the ceremony, Ric said he was motivated by receiving this award. "There's so much we can do to positively impact the lives of our students. I'm honored and humbled to receive this recognition amongst a group of dedicated and passionate chapter advisors."
In addition to his role as faculty advisor for the UC AMA chapter, Ric is the faculty advisor for BANG: The Bearcat Advertising and Networking Group, the Student Government Ways & Means Committee, and the Cincinnati Dance Marathon. Sweeney is currently a member of the American Marketing Association's Board of Directors and also serves as a member of the AMA Foundation Board of Trustees.
The UC AMA Chapter has over 50 members and provides opportunities for students to grown professionally through community service projects, case study competitions, and networking with the Cincinnati AMA Chapter and their Young Professionals group. The American Marketing Association is North America's largest organization for marketing professionals, with over 30,000 members in 74 professional chapters and over 200 collegiate chapters.