Welcome Home Celebration for KPMG International Case Competition Champs on Wednesday, April 20

4.18.2011 General, News Release, School News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Students, faculty, staff and representatives from KPMG LLP will hold a celebration on April 20 to welcome home the four Wake Forest University Schools of Business students who won the World Championship at the KPMG International Case Competition in Istanbul, Turkey.

The celebration is Wednesday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. outside Reynolda Hall on Wake Forest University’s Hearn Plaza.

Speakers will include Steve Reinemund, Dean of Wake Forest University Schools of Business, and José Rodriguez, KPMG Regional Professional Practice Partner.

Accountancy major Megan Petitt (’11) of Orlando, Fla., finance majors Tim Rodgers (’12) of Corrigan, TX and Swayze Smartt (’11) of Dallas, Tex. and business and enterprise management major Afton Vechery (’11) of Woodbine, Md. represented Wake Forest and the United States at the prestigious competition in which college students are presented a business case and have three hours to come up with an innovative solution.

The team of Wake Forest undergraduate students went up against 18 other graduate and undergraduate student teams from around the world April 6-8, defeating the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden in the final round of the international competition.

To advance to the international competition, the Wake Forest team was victorious at the campus level, at the regional round in Atlanta, and in the national finals in New York City.