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Oct. 29, 2015 - A team of five sophomore students bested 12 other King’s teams to take first place in a challenge competition sponsored by international audit and assurance, tax and consulting service company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The Challenge case competition models real-world business scenarios focusing on the strategic issues currently being faced by companies all over the world. It is open to all first-year and sophomores and does not require detailed knowledge of business concepts or accounting.  Nearly 5,000 other students from 100 colleges and universities also participated in the competition about strategic issues companies all over the world are facing.

Each member of the winning team received $200.  The winning team’s presentation will now be judged against winning teams from other participating schools.  Three teams will be chosen to participate in the national finals to be held in Washington, D.C., in early 2016.

King’s has participated in the PwC competition for the past dozen years.  All three members of the panel of judges for the competition are King’s grads; Joe Killian ’85, Partner, US Finance and Shared Service Leader in New York and Tampa, Jennifer Mantini ’98, Transaction Services Advisory Group, Philadelphia, and Nasim Sattar, ’07, Manager, Assurance, in Miami.

Pictured, from left, are members of the winning team Josh Guilford, Harding; Kyler Kovaleski, Avoca; Mike Prociak, Wilkes-Barre; Zack Hoffman, Dupont; and Carmen Lobrutto, Hughestown.  At far right is Olivia Sinclair, campus recruiter for PwC.