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About Us

Our past, our present, and our future.

From humble beginnings to a nationally renowned program the Schey looks to continue improving the best undergraduate sales education in the country.  

To the people who have shaped us: From all of us here at the Schey, thank you.

Corlett Society

Lifetime Friends Award

A Brief History.

It all started in 1993, a group of highly successful Ohio University alumni got together and talked about the need for sales education. A few informal meetings led by Tom Starr and Jim Wycoff led to more meetings with fellow soon-to-be-founders Bill Axline, Hal Harbeitner, Larry McHale, Julie Zdanowicz, and Lisa Napolitano. They met to brainstorm how a college should approach sales education, what the curriculum should include, and just as importantly how to fund it. Throughout the entire process Ralph Schey, longtime CEO and President of Scott Fetzer, followed the progress of sales education at Ohio University and promised funding. Upon the arrival of Dean Glenn Corlett and Dr. Barbara Dyer the Sales Centre plans began cementing on paper. The Sales Centre was officially founded in 1997 becoming one of the very first of its kind. It was in 2006 that, through the generosity of the Schey family, the Centre became the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre. The Schey’s continued excellence has been highlighted by superior competition finishes and highly successful alumni.

Learn more about the competitions we go to and the organizations we are accredited by.