Christian Alva, a business major in the Walter R. Davis School of Business and Economics
at Elizabeth City State University, won a $2,500 award from the Hampton Roads Chapter
of the American Marketing Association and Smithfield Foods.
The Most Promising Marketer Prize was given for the first time. Applicants were required
to complete a brief interview and to submit an essay, a resume, and a recommendation
from a university faculty member. Alva competed with five nominees from five other
universities for the award.
Dr. James Chow, a marketing professor in the ECSU Walter R. Davis School of Business
and Economics, recommended Alva for the award. Alva worked with Dr. Chow to establish
an ECSU chapter of the American Marketing Association. Alva is a member of the International
Students Club, the Chess Club, and the Aeronautics Club. Alva, a non traditional student
from Chapel Hill, NC., graduated May 3 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
He had two minors at ECSU-Spanish and Aviation Science.