Marketing students earn top two spots in national 'cold calling' competition

Senior Justice Mapp and Sophomore Kenley Cannon, marketing students in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business, have earned the top two spots in the Collegiate Sales Society (CSS) 2023 Spring Cold Calling Competition.

CSS is a national collegiate sales organization that aims to create lifelong leaders through sales education, networking and career opportunities.

The Cold Calling Competition, which took place virtually on April 12, is one way CSS cultivates sales skills.

Mapp also recently earned the President's Award for Special Merit - Innovation for her work with App State's Gamma Xi chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional business fraternity in the fields of sales, marketing and management.

Related: Marketing senior earns national 'Innovation Award' from PSE

About the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

At Appalachian State University, students in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management learn to drive industry initiatives that develop customer satisfaction and retention, contribute to company profits and build connections with suppliers, distributors and the community. Students majoring in marketing may select a concentration in general marketing, digital marketing or sales. Students majoring in supply chain management learn about logistics, operations, strategic sourcing, process improvement strategies and supply chain technologies, enabling them to help future employers reduce costs, improve profits and expand their markets. Learn more at

App State Senior Justice Mapp, left, and Sophomore Kenley Cannon have earned top two spots in national 'cold calling' competition
Published: Apr 24, 2023 3:07pm