Congratulations Schreyer Scholars! This year’s Penn State team for the Marshall International Case Competition was made up of four Schreyer Scholars. They took third place in this highly competitive international competition. I will let their adviser describe their success. Dr. Gustafson should also be congratulated for mentoring and leading this great foursome. Well done everyone!
Please help me celebrate the success of four outstanding Smeal students: Nick Fakelmann, Devin Weakland, Ben Pugh, and Samantha Jarmul. Nick, Devin, Ben and Samantha earned a 3rd place victory at the University of Southern California’s Marshall International Case Competition.
USC invites 30 schools from around the world to compete in a 24 hour case competition. This year’s case revolved around Owens & Minor Inc.—a very successful supply chain solutions provider of medical and surgical supplies. Recently Owens & Minor acquired of a European firm to help expand their global reach. In essence the students were charged with the following question: How do we extract the greatest value of our recent European acquisition? The students had to create a business strategy, implementation plan, and financial return analysis in less than 24 hours. On the judging panel were senior members of Owens and Minor including the CEO—Craig Smith.
Penn State took 3rd Place, the University of British Columbia took 1st, and the Singapore Management University took 2nd. Of the American Schools that competed, Penn State ranked higher than Penn, U.C. Berkeley, USC, Texas, North Carolina, Carnegie Mellon, University of Washington in St. Louis, and Illinois. A complete list to schools can be seen below.
Nick, Devin, Ben and Samantha were not only great competitors but also great ambassadors for Penn State. Please help me in congratulating their success.