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Bellevue University Recognized With SAMA Excellence Award

Award Highlights Bellevue's Excellence in the Challenging Space of Corporate Learning

Bellevue University will receive the Outstanding Young Program of the Year at the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) Annual Conference in Miami, May 21-23.

Winners of the 2024 SAMA Excellence Awards are recognized for achieving success in enhancing relationships with key customers. 

According to Jim Nekuda, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, “Bellevue University partners with companies to grow their most important asset - their people. This award exemplifies our commitment to help businesses grow by helping their employees advance their careers.”

The SAMA annual conference brings together strategic and key account professionals from hundreds of organizations. Founded in 1964, SAMA is a non-profit organization that offers training, professional development and networking throughout North America, Asia and Europe, as well as other knowledge resources.

For more than 20 years, Bellevue University has partnered with for-profit companies and non-profit organizations on personalized learning experiences and custom funding solutions designed to improve employee retention, career mobility and talent acquisition metrics that human resource and learning and development leaders are focused on achieving. 

Bellevue University currently partners with more than 120 organizations, including some of the country’s best known brands, to help them use education as a competitive advantage in order to recruit, develop and retain their talented employees. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (