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Fox School of Business students representing Temple’s National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) chapter won first place in the KPMG-NABA Case Study Competition held at the 2012 National NABA Convention and Expo in Phoenix from June 13-16.
Recent graduate Amaka Adogu, as well as students Ancy Thomas, Tyler Tolton, Alonna Whittle and Sabrina Sagesse, competed with eight other teams who each shared a presentation about a different company’s objectives, corporate governance and accounting challenges. The teams also issued recommendations for how that company might be improved. The Fox team’s winning presentation earned them each a $500 American Express gift card and a team trophy.
The nine competing teams, including Baruch College, Rutgers University and the University of Houston, were judged on the basis of their creativity, professionalism and ability to engage their audience.
“We have been preparing for this competition for months under the guidance of our faculty advisor, Associate Professor of Accounting Christian Wurst, and a few KPMG advisors,” said Temple NABA member Ancy Thomas. “After many hours of hard work, preparation and rehearsals, winning this competition has left me feeling incredibly proud to represent NABA, the Fox School and Temple University.”
Temple’s NABA chapter also won the Student Chapter Report Examination Period (SCREP) award, which reviews all the activities conducted by NABA chapters and recognizes the chapter with the strongest track record of productivity and engagement.
“The Case Competition victory was especially sweet since we also won the SCREP award out of all the NABA chapters,” Wurst added. “I am very proud of our students. They do a super job – not only at the Case Competition but every week of the year to also win SCREP.”