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Dec. 2, 2004 • Volume 13 Number 7

Laurels for BC Academic Competitors

Several Boston College academic teams have earned their share of laurels this semester, competing successfully in a number of regional and national scholastic competitions.

-Four undergraduates representing the Carroll School of Management advanced to the final round of the third annual National Tax Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation.

The Boston College accounting team traveled to Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 19-21 for the final round of competition that matched regional winners from the original field of 66 entries. The competition involved preparation and presentation of a proposed solution to a complex, hypothetical tax-based case.

Team members, all seniors in the Carroll School, were Brian Belke, Christopher Mello, Nicholas Spinello and Carolyn Walsh.

-A team representing the Carroll Graduate School of Management earned an honorable mention for their participation in Deloitte's regional competition in October. Only 10 of the 75 competing graduate-level teams were so honored.

Team members included Hongli Cao, Lydia Jing Chen, Hong Ge and Suyan Zhao, all of whom will receive their master's degrees in accounting from CGSOM in December.

Faculty advisor for both the undergraduate and graduate school contingents was Lect. Edward Taylor (CSOM).

-A team of Boston College economics majors won a $7,500 prize for their third-place finish in the first annual College Fed Challenge competition, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank in New York on Nov. 10.

Teams were required to make a presentation involving an economic forecast and interest rate recommendation, followed by a question-and-answer session with a panel that included economics professionals, college faculty and Fed officials.

Team members were Mark Irvine '06, Matthew List '05, Barry Mills '05, Gregory Wiles '06 and Anna Zervou '06. Assoc. Prof. Robert Murphy (Economics) was team advisor.

-Four CSOM undergrads were members of a team that won the Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Nov. 13-14. The BC entry topped teams from 13 Canadian and three American schools in the international competition.

Members of the winning CSOM team were Anne Cooper '05, Michael Dixon '06, Matthew Lawton '05 and Kevin Schohl '06. Assistant Dean for Academic Counseling James F. Halpin served as the team's advisor.

-Reid Oslin

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