Please mail donations to:
5217 S 51st St.
Greenfield, WI 53220
Programs of the Organization and Foundation
- The support of the National Conference in Sales Management(NCSM) and awards issued to participants of the NCSM.
- The encouragement of up-to-the-minute research through support of the quarterly, academic publication, the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management.
- The sponsorship of scholarships presented to members of Pi Sigma Epsilon who have achieved individual accomplishments as they relate to academic performance, leadership, community service, PSE participation, and related activities. These scholarships are presented during the Pi Sigma Epsilon Annual National Convention.
- The PSE National Educational Foundation National Awards Program to foster the spirit of sincere and ethical competition by providing chapter members with experience in sales, marketing, management, critical thinking and decision making, and presentation skills.
- The Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon Sponsored By Vector Marketing, Tom James Company, Carew International, Liberty Mutual and Northwestern Mutual to develop the selling skills of college students. It is an annual competition held by PSE at its four fall regional conferences and its annual National Convention.
Giving back to Pi Sigma Epsilon to enable current collegian members to fully maximize their experiences is incredibly important. The Pi Sigma Epsilon National Educational Foundation encourages you to give what you’re able to help its activities—whether it’s a donation to your old chapter to help send members to the PSE National Convention or to the scholarship program to help the Foundation reach its goals to endow several memorial scholarships to allow them to be available to members for many years to come. Your donation is tax deductible.
The Arno Karl Kleimenhagen Fund
Arno Karl Kleimenhagen, founder of the Marketing Department at UW-Whitewater, grew up in Wisconsin Dells, where he met and married Betty Thomas, his beloved wife of 63 years. Arno’s daughter Louisa was born while he was working toward his MBA at UW-Madison and their son Arno while he was serving as a second lieutenant in Fort Benning, GA. He ran his family’s shoe and clothing business in the Dells, while earning a PhD from UW-Madison and then taught marketing at UW-Milwaukee, until he was invited to form his own department at UW-Whitewater, where a professorship was endowed in his honor. Arno chartered four student organizations at UW-Whitewater including the Beta Gamma Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter and a Mu Kappa Tau chapter. He was frequently awarded for excellence in his field and, particularly, for his commitment to his students. He served as Beta Gamma's Faculty Advisor during the seven consecutive years that the chapter was recognized at the Top Gold Chapter. Arno served as the National Education Vice President PSE, was the PSE National President in 1983, was the National President of Mu Kappa Tau from 1990 to 1992 and served as the National Secretary for the Pi Sigma Epsilon National Educational Foundation. He was recognized by Pi Sigma Epsilon as Honorary Life Member, the highest form of recognition awarded by PSE. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Betty, brother Dick, daughter Louisa, son Arno, daughter-in-law Peggy, grandson Ryan and his wife Michelle, and great-granddaughters Nora and Isla, and by many friends and family.
The Trenton Haack Scholarship Fund
Trenton Haack was a 1994 alumnus of Miami University of Ohio and the PSE Gamma Gamma chapter. Trenton served in various Executive Board positions in the chapter. After graduation, Trenton was Gamma Gamma’s Alumni Advisor for 10 years. He was a three-time recipient of PSE’s National Award - Top Alumni Advisor. Trenton was a member of the PSE National Council from 2001-2009. Trenton served as the National Secretary on the Council and was slated to be PSE National President in 2010. Collegians will remember his role in leading the case competition at national conventions.
Professionally, Trenton was the Director of Qualitative Research with Burke, Inc. an international marketing research firm. He earned his MBA from George Washington University with a concentration in International Business. Trenton’s family has requested that donations be made in his honor to the PSE National Educational Foundation. Trenton dedicated so much of his life to Pi Sigma Epsilon and truly loved the organization. He would have been very proud to give a scholarship in his name.
The Debbie (Baar) Khalil Scholarship Fund
Debbie (Baar) Khalil was a 1979 alumna of Beta Gamma, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Debbie joined the PSE National Headquarters staff in July of 1979 and served as the 1979-80 Field Representative. It was at the National Headquarters that Debbie met her future husband, Mark Khalil, alumnus Alpha Rho, University of South Carolina, past PSE Managing Director, past PSE National Council President and past PSE National Educational Foundation Chair. Debbie was an ardent supporter of the PSE National Educational Foundation Scholarship Program having served as Scholarship Chairperson, presenter and judge for many years. She had deep and true dedication to bringing the ideals of Pi Sigma Epsilon to students across the nation.
Marv Loos Scholarship Fund
Initiated by the Iota PSE chapter at Arizona State University, this scholarship honors Marvin D. Loos. Marv is a charter member of the Iota chapter (April 22, 1958) and was its two-term President. In those two years, Iota received the Lewis F. Gordon Top Chapter Award. He served on the PSE National Council as Secretary, Treasurer, Administrative VP, and the first Alumni Vice President. He was elected to serve as the PSE National President from 1992-1993 and continues today as the Alumni Advisor to the Iota chapter.
With over 50 years of continuous commitment to Pi Sigma Epsilon as involved alumnus and national leader, Marv is PSE’s official historian. A close personal friend of founders Lew Gordon and Dr. William H. Harris, Marv brings to the fraternity an understanding of PSE that few have had the opportunity to acquire first-hand from the individuals who made our fraternity a reality. Additionally, Marv has attended 48 of the 52 PSE National Conventions. Marv is a PSE life member and its 17th Honorary Life Member, the highest award bestowed by the PSE National Council.
Pi Sigma Epsilon is truly appreciative of Marv’s generosity and dedication to the principles, purposes and mission of PSE for over 50 years.
Past PSE National Presidents Scholarship Fund
Initiated by Dr. William R. Thomas, PSE National President 1978-1979. Bill Thomas has been a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon since joining the Alpha Gamma chapter in 1964 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was active as a collegian, then an alumnus, and later as Faculty Advisor to the Alpha Rho chapter at the University of South Carolina. During Bill’s leadership years with PSE, his involvement resulted in expanded programs, ongoing development and a movement to allow women to become Fraternity members. He served in various capacities on the National Council before becoming PSE National President.
One of Bill’s proudest achievements as PSE National President was the substantial increase in financial support provided by alumni members. Once again, Bill is reaching out to Past PSE National Presidents to give back to their fraternity in a way that will go on and award students scholarships for years to come.
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5217 S 51st St.
Greenfield, WI 53220