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ONU Students Place Second in National Management Competition

Apr 15, 2010

SAM teamsTwo teams from Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration competed in the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) Case Competition from April 8-11.

The first ONU team finished second in the Rutherford Undergraduate division. Its members were Jacquelyn Dunham Waggamon, a senior management major from Lima, Ohio, Melissa Smith, a junior management major from Utica, Ohio, Nicole Fleischman, a junior pharmaceutical business major from Beaver Falls, Pa., Josephine Dunham, a freshman business administration major from Lima, Ohio, and Larry Perry, a senior pharmaceutical business major from Defiance, Ohio.

The second ONU team was comprised of Jana Moses, a senior management major from Holland, Ohio, Jared Everline, a senior management major from Canton, Ohio, Nichole Stan, a senior marketing major from New Carlisle, Ohio, Rachel Alley, a senior pharmaceutical business major from Millersport, Ohio, and Christine Lockhart, a senior marketing major from Englewood, Ohio. The faculty advisor for the competition was Dr. Michele Govekar, professor of management.

For the competition, students received a business case in January for which they prepared an analysis and an problem/opportunity statement, evaluated possible solutions, and developed a detailed implementation plan. They then made a 15-minute oral presentation before a team of three judges who were then allowed 15 minutes for questions.

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