The American Marketing Association's Collegiate Chapter Division has awarded its Faculty Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award to Vish Iyer, professor of marketing in the Monfort College of Business.
Candidates for the award must have at least 20 years of advising experience, be actively involved in AMA activities, participate in annual reports judging, showcase national leadership and foster a successful student chapter.
Iyer joined the faculty at UNC in 1985 and has been the advisor for UNC's marketing club for 25 years. Under his guidance, the club has been named Best Chapter in the Western Region multiple times. This year the chapter received the award for Best Chapter Plan.
He's been voted by students as the marketing professor of the year in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, received the 2008 Hormel Meritorious Teaching Award from the Marketing Management Association, and was the Alpha Kappa Psi—Xi Phi Chapter Professor of the Year in 2010.
Iyer received the award from the AMA Collegiate Chapter Council during a ceremony at the 35th Annual Intercollegiate Conference in New Orleans.
The American Marketing Association is one of the largest marketing associations in the world, with more than 30,000 members who work, teach and study in the field of marketing across the globe.