Team of four Fairfield University students receives Honorable Mention in Deloitte Foundation's National Tax Case Study Competition


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Pictured are: Dr. Kathleen Weiden, assistant professor in the Dolan School of Business, and students Jonathan Spongberg, Liam O'Sullivan, Tessa Criticos, and Bruce Reiprich.

A team of four Fairfield University students who recently took part in the Deloitte Foundation's annual National Tax Case Study Competition, was awarded an Honorable Mention, placing it among the top 10 of 37 undergraduate teams in the regional competition. It was the first year Fairfield University participated in the competition.

"These students took up the challenge and gave it their all," said Dr. Kathleen Weiden, assistant professor in the Dolan School of Business. "They are smart, hard-working and dedicated, and although still completing their studies, already 'professionals' in every sense of the word. Fairfield University takes great pride in the accomplishments of these students."

According to Deloitte: "Teams of up to four students were given five hours to complete a complex, hypothetical tax case study that required them to identify issues and consider alternative federal tax treatments for a fictitious client situation. The scope of topics covered in the case and the level of technical complexity were consistent with a typical first course in taxation."

The Fairfield University team was awarded $500 for its performance.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 18, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 123