CMU business students fare well in competitions

Business students from Colorado Mesa University fared well in two recent competitions, winning 49 top-five awards in one event and three top 10-awards in another.

Members of the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at CMU competed at an event in Denver testing their abilities in range of business-related events that included business interviews, digital video production and statistical analysis.

The students returned home with 49 top-five awards in addition to qualifying for the national PBL competition scheduled for June in Anaheim, Calif.

The list of students who placed first in up to three events included: Heather Brown, marketing analysis and decision-making team; Caroline Dowd, strategic analysis and decision-making team; Michael Eldridge, job interview, justice administration and decision-making team; Jaime Feliciano, chapter business report team; Daniel Files, marketing analysis and decision-making team; Shawn Ford, digital video production team); Jeremy Garcia, digital production team; Amelia Higgins, word processing, marketing analysis and decision-making team; Kerrie Jones, computer applications; Bonnie Masters, management concepts, chapter business report team; Teresa Madrid, chapter business report team; Sara McGuire, client service, retail management; Kathryn Oshiro, emerging business issues, hospitality management team; Caity Ross, emerging business issues team, hospitality management team; Molly Roth, business communications, information management, strategic analysis and decision-making team; Kurt Ruffley, future business executive, decision-making team; Jasper Shotts, decision making-team, microeconomics and macroeconomics; and Donald Wilson, emerging business issues team, strategic analysis and decision-making team.

Deb Parman, a business professor who serves as PBL advisor at CMU, was named outstanding chapter advisor and received an award for her work with the club.

Meanwhile, five CMU students traveled to St. Louis to compete in the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference.

Competing against students from 63 colleges and universities from across the nation, CMU students won  three top-ten awards.

Dustin DeLor placed third in personal computer troubleshooting. Paul Ducray won  honorable mentions in both personal computer troubleshooting and security scenario.