Melhorn '08 Receives Young Alumni Achievement Award

Posted on 11/12/2015 2:38:36 PM

Andrew Melhorn ('08) visited the IUP campus and the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on November 8-9 to attend events related to the Office of Alumni Affairs Young Alumni Achievement Awards (YAAA) program.    

Andrew Melhorn and attendeesAs a former marketing major at IUP, Melhorn served as the President of the Student Marketing Association (SMA), and he also interned with a large pharmaceuticals sales company. He played men’s ice hockey for two years and coached the IUP women’s ice hockey team for three years. Melhorn received the 2008 award for Service Excellence from the Marketing Department, and he was also involved in Phi Beta Lambda, the Student Finance Association, and the College of Business Advisory Council.    

After graduating in 2008, Melhorn moved to Baltimore to work in fleet transportation sales, and he later moved back into medical sales in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.  He is currently a senior account manager and field sales trainer for Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management.  

While visiting Sunday night, Melhorn attended the Young Alumni Networking Dinner hosted by the IUP Ambassadors. IUP students were able to spend time networking with the awardees and obtain advice regarding their respective career paths.    

On Monday, in addition to meeting with the current SMA student president, Melhorn gave presentations to students in various marketing and business core classes about sales and personal selling. Students enjoyed learning about various issues related to sales and about the medical industry.

Katie Fox, junior marketing major and alumni ambassador, appreciated Melhorn’s presentations.  

“It was so great to have a sales professional back in Eberly to speak to the current marketing students,” she said. “I think he really opened up our minds to sales and different industries, as well as staying positive and being yourself in the interview process.”  

The YAAA reception was held in the Sutton Hall Blue Room, where recipients representing all six colleges gathered with their families, IUP administration and the ambassador hosts. The awardees were also given time to thank their family, friends and mentors who have helped them accomplish their goals.   

"I feel honored and I am humbled to have been nominated to receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award for the Eberly College of Business for 2015”, Melhorn said. “Knowing the caliber of highly educated and talented business professionals which the Eberly College of Business develops each year makes this award much more special. The early success I have had in my career is a direct reflection of the professional leadership I had learned during my time at IUP. Thank you to all of those who have directly shaped, molded and guided me. I am proud to call Indiana University of Pennsylvania my alma mater.”