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Bentley Students Capture Third Place Trophy in National Black MBA Association Competition

September 30, 2003

WALTHAM, Mass. - Bentley graduate students took home a third place trophy in the annual management case analysis competition at the 2003 National Black MBA Association case competition on September 26th in Philadelphia, PA.

Bentley's three-member team competed against 28 other teams from schools such as Vanderbilt University, Michigan State University, Wake Forest University, University of Stellenbosch (S. Africa), and Georgia Tech. Bentley won its NBMBA preliminary round once before in the school's six years of competition, but 2003 marks the first time its team finished in the top three.

Team members were Bashemai Fae Canty (Aliquippa, PA), Sheik Ali Deen, and Vineet Walia (Mumbai, India)- and alternate Victoria Mbabazi (Waltham, MA).

"In this intercollegiate competition, Bentley went head-to-head with the big Division 1-A schools, on a level playing field," Bentley Professor of Management and team coach John Seeger said. "Our team demonstrated once again that Bentley MBA students are among the best."

Other team coaches included Associate Professor of Operations Management Lou Chin and Assistant Professor of Management John McIntosh. Associate Professor of Marketing Pierre Berthon, Senior Lecturer in Management Priscilla Glidden, alumnus Richard Sutherland, Executive Director of Human Resources Barbara Addison-Reid and Assistant to the President Earl Avery were also instrumental in the team's success.

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