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Fisher Students Compete in PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Competition

11/27/2012


Fisher Students Compete in PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Competition

On Friday, November 9, 45 St. John Fisher College accounting students competed in the annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) tax competition, sponsored by PwC. Fisher is one of only 30 colleges from around the country selected to participate.

There were a total of nine Fisher teams competing, and each team had a faculty coach assigned to them. PwC gave the teams a real-life case that they would receive working in an accounting firm, and they had two weeks to work as a group to develop a solution and a presentation. The presentations were to be 12 minutes in length, and were made to a panel of judges from the local office of PwC.

The teams included:

Team 1
Jen Riekstins
Jimmy Burgasser
Daniel Kelly
Joel Castellini
Shannon Bamann

Team 2
Chris Cumella
Emily O’Neil
Katie Pasier
Allison Mooney
Kelli Bossert

Team 3
Katie Joslyn
Brian Johnson
Charles Fine
Morgan Christiansen
Edith Linares

Team 4
Jason Wilson
Chris Sacheli
Kyle Ingalls
Mark Kazmierski
Jadon O’Donnell

Team 5
Greg Church
Austin Zaprowski
Dan Tydings
Victoria DiGuiseppe
Amber Lennington

Team 6
Eric Williams
Sean McKenna
Jacquelyn Cowley
Thomas Whelehan
Rob Riggio

Team 7
Jacob Skeval
Ryan Andrew
Kyle VanThof
Andrea Eckert
Kyle Stich

Team 8
Mike Vacanti
Asheligh Mallory
Cody Simmons
AJ Magee
Danny Yancone

Team 9
Elisabeth Tayrien
RJ Lostumbo
Tim McMahon
Michele Accorso
Michelle Jennejohn

After hours of competition, the panel announced that the winning team was Team 5 (Greg Church, Austin Zaprowski, Dan Tydings, Victoria DiGuiseppe, and Amber Lennington). The faculty team mentors were Dr. Karyl Mammano and Art Hintz. As the winners, the students received a $1,000 cash prize from PwC. In addition, a video of their presentation will be submitted to PwC’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the opportunity to compete in round two. Five presentations are chosen for the third and final round, and those teams will win a $10,000 cash prize and the chance to present at PwC in Washington.

PwC Tax Competition

A team presents to the panel of PwC judges.

PwC Tax Competition

The winning team!


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