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Ulster Marketing Excellence Awards

28 February 2011

Eight top University of Ulster marketing students have been recognised for their outstanding academic achievements during an award ceremony today at the Jordanstown campus.

Sponsored by influential local enterprises, the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategy’s Marketing Excellence Awards celebrate the skills, hard work and dedication of leading marketeers from Ulster’s class of 2009/2010.

Head of the Department, Professor Rodney McAdam, said: “The achievement of the award winners is truly exceptional given the intense levels of competition.

“It is good to see their efforts being recognised and also to see their friends and family present at the awards ceremony.

“The ongoing support of our sponsors from the business community is a key part of the awards process and we express our thanks to them.”

Sharrona Clinton from Belfast (pictured), who was awarded the Best Overall Final Year Student in the Marketing Institute of Ireland Award for Excellence, said she was both delighted and honoured to have her hard work rewarded in such a special way.

“Overall I had a brilliant time in the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and thoroughly enjoyed my degree course,” she added

“I’m now working as a Marketing Co-ordinator for BDO in Belfast, as well as studying for an Advanced Diploma in Management which is accredited by the University of Ulster.”

The eight winning students were:

Peter Connaghan, BSc (Hons) Marketing, from Lisburn

Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for Excellence – Best Student Performance in Global Marketing

Sharrona Clinton , BSc (Hons) Marketing, from Belfast

Marketing Institute of Ireland Award for Excellence – Best Overall Final Year Student

Linda Hilditch, BSc (Hons) Marketing, from Ballymoney

Hastings Hotels Award for Excellence – Best Overall Second Year Student

Charlene Rea, BSc (Hons) Marketing, from  Dungannon

Property News Award for Excellence – Best Overall iMarketing 2.0 Student

Leanna Filbey, MSc Marketing, from Lisburn

Envision Management Consultants Award for Excellence – Best  Dissertation

Alina Stolz, MSc Marketing, from Hamburg

Wrightbus Award for Excellence – Best Overall Final Year Student

Paul Barbour, PgD/MSc Agri-food Business Development, from Portadown

Moy Park Award for Excellence – Best Overall Performance

Terina Hanna, BSc Business Studies Part Time, from Strangford

Rutledge Recruitment and Training Award for Excellence – Student of the Year