An interdisciplinary team of marketing and finance students placed second in a competition in Dallas in early November. The team members were Kathryn Gaines and Jamie Roy (MKTG) and Anna Savage and Arian Jafari (FINC). They competed against seven other schools in the case competition of the Texas regional conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

A team of MS-MIS students placed second in the BMC Student Case Competition in conjunction with the FUSION 14 Service Management Conference in Washington, D.C. Team members included Darryl Alva, Parul Rannot and Aravindan Rajamani. Six other teams from across the U.S. also competed in the mid-October program.

Six finance students passed the CMT Level I & II (Chartered Market Technician) exams: Ariel Barnett, Jake Nixon, Maya Lunceford, Jared Radcliffe, Joseph Sahinen and Tom Saint John. These students were awarded scholarships to take the exams through a partnership with the Market Technicians Association.

The all-freshman “Go Fresh” team from Startup Aggieland’s Startup Living Learning Community made the finals in UT’s The Food Lab and Food Challenge Prize. The team is now doing a patent search and, if not patented already, will go forward with provisional patent preparation. Business majors on the team were Berryman Toler, Hunter Pearson, Price Burnett and Felipe Estrada.

Full-Time MBA student Elizabeth Bostwick received an outstanding presenter award at the 8th Annual MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership. Twelve teams participated in the Nov. 14. event at Baylor University.

Sixteen marketing students participated in the American Advertising Federation-Houston’s annual student conference: Jossue Velasquez, Deanna Urban, Emily Nero, Frank Fusselman, Daniel Unrue, Marilea Schmidt, Aubrey McCullar, Angelica Perez, Zach Rother, Gisele Bohorquez, Sarah Page, Bailey Strohmeyer, Austin Wyble, Rachel Gonzales, Anjali Yadav and Jordan Smith. The two-day event consisted of a day-long advertising campaign competition for a real-life client, Midtown Houston. More than 200 students from a four-state area competed in cross-functional teams to develop and execute an integrated, multi-media advertising campaign. Out of more than 20 teams, Aggie Advertising Club members Daniel Unrue, Emily Nero and Aubrey McCullar led their teams to first-, second- and third-place wins, respectively. The second day of the event consisted of resume reviews and panel discussions with local advertising agency executives. While the students worked on their campaigns, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing Lisa Troy and MS Marketing student Lindsay LaRosa attended a faculty tour of Minute Maid Park and the Houston Chronicle.