By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – For the ninth year in a row, Washington State University Vancouver has been recognized by the worldwide Sales Education Foundation as a “Top University for Professional Sales Education.”

The listing identifies the Carson College of Business’s Professional Sales Certificate Program ( as one of the best in the country for preparing students for professional selling careers. The program helps students from a variety of disciplines develop the skills needed for any type of persuasive communication. Collaboration with local businesses provides students with experience-based learning.

“Our graduates enter careers that are about much more than selling,” said Jane Cote, academic director for the college. “They are relationship builders and good communicators – skill sets highly desirable to any employer.”