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Release Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 1:06 PM
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Accounting Team Wins Prestigious Deloitte Case Study Competition

WASHINGTON (April 24, 2013) – A team from the Howard University School of Business won first place honors at Deloitte Foundation’s 18th annual National Student Case Study Seminar on April 5-6, at Deloitte University in Westlake, Tex. 

The winning team consisted of juniors William Adams, Chenika Beck, Krista Cezair, Tracy Osemwegie and sophomore Tierra Williams. Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship, and a $10,000 team prize will be given to Howard University Department of Accounting. The Howard team competed against Baylor University, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, University of Southern California and Penn State University.

“I am honored to have advised an excellent group of students who rose to the challenge,” said Jean Wells, chair of Howard’s Department of Accounting. “This award is especially meaningful to me as I am an alumna of both Deloitte and the Howard University Department of Accounting.”

The competition required students to research and provide solutions to complex case studies involving real-world financial accounting issues. At the competition, students presented their case solution to a panel of active and retired Deloitte partners, who assumed the role of a client company’s audit committee. The panel rewarded the Howard University team with first-place based on their ability to best identify the relevant accounting issues and most effectively present their case.

The Deloitte Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports teaching, research and curriculum innovation in accounting, business and related fields within the U.S. The foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefitting middle and high school students, undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. Please visit here for more information.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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