Four Frostburg State University management students received fourth place in a national case competition, the toughest division, at the 2009 International Conference of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM).
From left, Jonathan Hall, Josh Wolf, Jacqueline Norris and Kaitlyn Bathras and advisors to the FSU SAM, Dr. Amit Shah and Dr. Michael Monahan
On March 23, Kaitlyn Bathras, Greensboro, Md.; Jonathan Hall, Middletown, Md.; Jacqueline Norris, Bethesda, Md., and Josh Wolf, Wolfsville, Md. competed against 40 teams from universities nationwide. The students worked on the analysis of Wynn Resorts outside of class for over eight weeks before presenting and defending it to the panel of judges.
The FSU SAM Chapter also received third place in the Campus Chapter Performance Program. Hall, Norris and Wolf received the Regional Outstanding Award, which is awarded to 45 students out of several hundred. Wolf also received the National Outstanding Student Award, which is awarded to 15 students out of hundreds nationwide. Dr. Mike Monahan and Dr. Amit Shah received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, which only eight advisors are selected nationally.
“These students were excellent ambassadors of Frostburg State University and represented our school well,” Shah said.
For more information about FSU’s chapter of SAM, contact Shah at 301-687-4408 or visit the SAM web site at http://www.cob.tamucc.edu/sam.