Business Strategy Game Winners Advance to Finals

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Two teams of Westminster College senior business students were named winners of the fall 2008 Business Strategy Game simulation.

The students are enrolled in a Strategic Management class taught by Dr. Jacque King, Westminster assistant professor of business.

"Both teams have been invited to compete against other winners of the in-class competition from over 3,700 schools around the world," King said. "Each team member received a certificate from the Business Strategy Game administrators at the University of Alabama for their fine performance throughout the semester. Now it is on to the finals and a chance to win the entire competition."

Co-managers of Ace Athletics are:

Brandon Drespling, a business administration major, is a son of Carl Drespling of New Castle and a graduate of Laurel High School.

Rochelle Roth, a business administration major, is a daughter of Ruth and Robert Roth of Austintown, Ohio, and a graduate of Austintown-Fitch High School.

Louis Simeone, a business administration and accounting major, is a son of Karen Simeone of Mars and Louis Simeone of Wexford. He is a graduate of North Allegheny High School.

Co-managers of Corporate Machine are:

John Eicher, an individual interdisciplinary major, is a son of John and Margaret Eicher of Canfield, Ohio, and a graduate of Canfield High School.

Traci Hassell, a business administration major, is a daughter of Craig and Marsha Hassell of Hubbard, Ohio, and a graduate of Hubbard High School.

Tyson Scott, a business administration major, is a son of Tony and Carla Scott of Paris, Ohio, and a graduate of Marlington High School.

The Business Strategy Game is an online exercise where class members are divided into teams and assigned the task of running an athletic footwear company in competition against companies managed by other class members. Company operations parallel those of actual athletic footwear companies who compete in a global market, selling athletic footwear in four geographic regions-Europe-Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

All aspects of The Business Strategy Game parallel the functioning of the real-world athletic footwear market, allowing students to think rationally and logically in making decisions and receive valuable practice in making a variety of business decisions under circumstances that mirror real-world competitive conditions. Visit for more information.

Contact King at (724) 946-7163 or e-mail for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 368 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.

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