For Immediate Release — April 18, 2005

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Mary E. McCrank

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SUNY GENESEO’S PAMELA YORK KLAINER

CENTER FOR WOMEN AND BUSINESS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF STUDENT MARKETING COMPETITION

GENESEO, N.Y. — The Pamela York Klainer Center for Women and Business in the State University of New York at Geneseo’s Jones School of Business announced the winners of a student marketing competition.

Klainer, a Rochester resident who received her master’s degree in elementary education from Geneseo in 1971, donated $125,000 to the college last year. Of that, $25,000 was earmarked as prize money for a student marketing plan competition.

Klainer — also the founder of Power and Money, LLC and author of "How Much is Enough?" — and the college opened the competition to students who had taken specific business and communication courses.

The top three student teams, along with a faculty mentor on each team, will receive cash prizes of $12,000, $8,000 and $5,000, respectively. The winners are:

First place went to Team SMORE, comprising Sean Burns, Jessica Nick, Brian Murray, Nick Cintineo and Michaela Alissandrello, along with their advisor, Kathleen Wall, an adjunct professor of business.

Second place went to Team Unhinged, comprising Brad Malat, Kristin Peters, Mona Ramji and Casey Teal, along with their advisor, Jeff Burke, an adjunct professor of business and an executive at PAETEC Communications Inc.

Third place went to Team Macome, comprising Melanie Friedson, Jordan Van Brink, Sadie Mueller and Megan Moore, along with their advisor, Ginni Jurkowski, an instructor of communication.

The winners were announced at a reception preceding a grand opening dinner for the center.

The center’s mission is threefold: to better prepare Geneseo students to be dynamic leaders and citizens through a better understanding of gender issues; to serve as a resource for the Rochester and Livingston County communities; and to earn a national reputation for research on issues related to gender and the workplace.

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