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Whitman students excel in 2005-06 national competitions
Whitman students excel in 2005-06 national competitionsJune 15, 2006Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
The Whitman School reached new levels of success in the 2005-06 academic year as students competed in competitions throughout the United States and abroad.
Whitman graduate and undergraduate students participated in competitions focused around entrepreneurship, supply chain management, retail management, finance and accounting.
“The Whitman School is dedicated to giving students relevant, practical experience which will be meaningful for them in their future careers,” says Melvin T. Stith, dean of the Whitman School. “The increase in the number of competitions our students participate in and their success in these competitions demonstrate the high caliber and enthusiasm of the students that Whitman attracts.”
Exemplifying Whitman’s commitment to providing students with real-life, hands-on experiences, the Whitman School also launched its first CASE Competition this year, which was open to all Whitman M.B.A./M.S. graduate and senior undergraduate students. The prize money totaled $5,000.
Additionally, through the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, the Whitman School is home to the renowned Panasci Business Plan Competition, which annually awards $40,000 in prize money. Held in April 2006, the Whitman team Fresh Cut Florals won first place and $25,000.
Whitman successes also included competing in:
? the Small Business Institute (SBI) Annual Consulting Case Competition in December 2005 (second place)
? “Operation Stimulus,” the 25th Annual Transportation Forum hosted by the Colorado Transportation Community and the Denver Transportation Club in February 2006 (third place)
? the 2006 Commodities Challenge sponsored by the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and CO-ED Magazine in February 2006
? the National University of Singapore’s Global M.B.A. Challenge 2006 in March 2006
? the New Ventures World Competition at the University of Nebraska in April 2006 (second place)
? the Venture Adventure Undergraduate Business Plan Competition at Colorado State University in April 2006 (first place)
? the Regional SIFE Competition in March 2006 (regional champions and rookie of the year)
? the National SIFE Competition in May 2006 (rookie of the year)
? the second annual KeyBank/Fisher College of Business M.B.A. Minority Case Competition in November 2005
? the PricewaterhouseCoopers xTax competition in November 2005