Team Places 1st in Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Competition
David Patterson, Scott Huff, Maggie Hood, Michelle Niakan, and David O’Neil took first-place nationally in the 2013 Deloitte FanTAXtic Case competition, held January 18 through 20 at Deloitte University in Dallas. They competed against 15 other teams, ultimately defeating defending champion, the College of William and Mary, to take home awards of $10,000 for the University of Texas and $2,000 per student.
Faculty Advisor Professor Terri Holbrook worked hard coaching the team to victory. “We competed against students from some of the top Tax programs in the country, and the case dealt with extremely complex issues, but our team was prepared for the challenge and worked together to deliver the winning solution. They were a First Class Act!
James Braun Wins 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award
It has just been announced that James Braun, BBA '11 and MPA '11, earned the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award for his outstanding performance on the CPA Examination. More than 92,000 candidates sat for the exam last year, and only 39 met the requirements for the award. Those recognized earned a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA exam, completed testing during the 2012 calendar year, and passed all four sections on their first attempt.
James is currently employed with Ernst & Young LLP in Houston. Congratulations James!
MPA Student Francisco Loredo Selected as One of 10 Finalists
Student worker Francisco Loredo made sure he went above and beyond while working in the MPA Program office. It is because of this we are proud to share that he was selected as one of 10 finalists in The University of Texas at Austin Student Employee of the Year Competition.