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Tower Shines May 12 for McCombs Students’ Victories

The Tower will have a burnt orange glow May 12 in honor of four national championships won by McCombs School of Business students. 

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The Tower will have a burnt orange glow May 12 in honor of four national championships won by McCombs School of Business students.

McCombs students earned top honors in each of the following:

  • 2014-15 All American Student Analyst Competition (Top School)
  • National Energy Finance Challenge
  • Net Impact Graduate Chapter of the Year
  • U.S. National Finals of 2015 L’Oréal Brandstorm competition

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During the 2014-15 All America Student Analyst Competition, 20 students from UT finished in the top 100, making the university home to the highest number of students in the top 100 and giving UT the title of top school. Among the UT students, five placed in the top 25, and Suzanne Felfeli placed third. Led by senior lecturer of finance Kelly Kamm, the team focused on conscientious stock picking, and judges scrutinized portfolio choices from various angles.

The National Energy Finance Challenge focuses on current finance issues within the energy industry and brings together the best MBA students from across the country to work with corporate executives from world-renowned energy companies. This year’s victory marks the fourth time UT students have won the competition during the past five years.

This past fall, the Net Impact chapter at McCombs won the Net Impact Graduate Chapter of the Year award. Net Impact, a nonprofit empowering students and professionals to use their studies and careers to drive social and environmental change, gives the award to the chapters that best exemplify the group’s mission. The McCombs chapter was honored for quadrupling attendance at their one-day Business for Good Summit and for placing 45 of its members on the boards of 26 different nonprofits through their Board Fellows program.

McCombs students Sela Flowers, Addison Roden and Jessica Humphreys, all marketing majors, won the U.S. National Finals of the L’Oréal USA National Brandstorm competition, which asked student teams to focus on the analysis and business improvement opportunities of two specific brands within the L’Oréal group. The UT team topped 100 teams from across the country and worked with L’Oréal’s creative team and managers during a trip to New York City. The team will now compete against students from 40 countries during the International Finals in Paris this June.

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