School Academic Competitions Held

The School offers academic competitions which challenge the students’ technical, analytic and communications skills: the Melvoin Student Ethics Essay Contest and Symposium, the Goglin Presentations, and one of the School’s longest-running programs, the Fred Lang Student Case Competition.

Team Accounting Club flanked by 2012 Lang Contest judges Nicole Valosek (l) and Jim Robbs and Scott Steffens (r).

Team Accounting Club flanked by 2012 Lang Contest judges Nicole Valosek (l) and Jim Robbs and Scott Steffens (r).

As top finishers in the Fall 2011 Melvoin Essay Contest (the tenth annual), Strobel Scholars Isabella Martinez, Lisa Palarz and Jasmina Krpo were the competitors in this year’s Melvoin Ethics Symposium (April 25), and shared in the program’s Melvoin Prizes. Strobel junior Adam Spence took this year’s Goglin Prize in the sixth annual Goglin Essay and Presentation contest with his essay on the MF Global situation; Spence also took the 2011 Goglin contest.  And in the twentieth anniversary offering of the Fred Lang Student Case Competition (May 30), Team Accounting Club–Brian Bafaro, Savanna Milasuski and Joseph Pitsor–took first place in the annual case resolution and presentation contest, this year featuring five teams of students contending  for first place.

Competition requires judging, and the School is grateful for this year’s stable of outstanding judges in these programs: for the Melvoin Symposium, Gerry Ginsburg(McGladrey), Katarina Babic (McGladrey and L&Q Board), and contest sponsor Hugo Melvoin (Melvoin Symposium); for the Goglin Presentations, Prof. Ning Du; and for the 2012 Lang Competition, L&Q past president Scott Steffens (Grant Thornton), Nicole Valosek (Deloitte), and current president Jim Robbs (Sassetti LLC).

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