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Helen Brown receiving her award

Helen Brown ’93, national campus recruiting manager for Vector Marketing Corporation, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). The award was presented on June 5, 2012, at EACE’s annual conference in Portland, Maine. Vector Marketing is the single-level direct sales division for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, the largest kitchen cutlery manufacturer in North America.

The Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding and lasting contributions of such magnitude and quality to both EACE and the advancement of the field at large as to merit public recognition and acclaim. This special award, not given every year, honors member(s) whose leadership, literary, and/or scholarly contributions have an impact nationally or internationally.

Brown, who resides in Doylestown, Pa., received a B.A. in International Studies from IUP and began her career selling Cutco with Vector. Upon graduation, she continued selling Cutco, working as an assistant manager. After opening a branch office in York, Brown spent three years as a district manager in both Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. In October 2001, Brown was promoted to northeast region campus relations manager, where she was responsible for building positive recruiting relationships with colleges and universities in the northeast region. She was promoted to national campus recruiting manager in July 2011 and is currently responsible for working with the campus recruiting efforts in the U.S. and Canada.

Brown has been active in the EACE since 2001 and served as the organization’s president during the 2009–2010 academic year.

“I am honored to receive the Distinguished Service Award from such a meaningful organization as the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers,” Brown said. “Vector Marketing has always been dedicated to helping college students develop the business skills they will need to succeed in their future careers, and I can think of no better organization than the EACE to partner with toward this goal.”