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16 UHV business students capture awards at spring MBA conference

May 11, 2013 at 12:11 a.m.

Nasir Khan, left, Narmeen Walji, Aneeqa Zafar and Victor Aluko display the plaques they received for winning first place in the Strategic Simulation Competition.

SUGAR LAND - Sixteen University of Houston-Victoria students brought home awards Saturday from the University of Houston-Victoria Spring Master of Business Administration Conference.

The number of winners was larger than usual because of a three-way tie for first in the Strategic Simulation Competition. There also was a tie in the same category at the Fall MBA Conference.

Since 2003, the conference has been the culmination of the UHV School of Business Administration's MBA program.

At UH Sugar Land, where UHV offers many of the programs, the event also featured a keynote address by Richard Tyler, an acclaimed speaker, trainer, consultant and author.

There were 87 students from the MBA capstone course "Seminar in Strategic Management" who competed in the conference. The students were divided into 21 teams vying for first place in two competitions: strategic simulation and strategic case studies.

Winning team members received certificates, and their names will appear on a plaque in the School of Business Administration main office in Victoria. They also will be invited to participate as panelists at future case competitions.

The winning teams were:

Oluwaseun Aduwo, of Victoria; Morolake Imoisili, of Houston; and Manan Sharma, of Katy

Victor Aluko, of Houston; Nasir Khan, of Dayton; and Narmeen Walji and Aneeqa Zafar, both of Sugar Land

David Adewumi, of Cypress; Kasim Baglam and Kerem Kutuk, both of Houston; Kelechi Ehieze, of Richmond; and Phillip Rainey, of Cumming, Ga.

Anthony Anderson and Mikhail Pokutnyy, both of Houston; J. Greg Guzman, of Amarillo; and Sarah Jackson, of Humble.

Walji said she and her teammates were extremely excited about the competition.

"From the day we formed our group, we had collectively decided that our group would come out on top," Walji said. "We couldn't be happier with the result."

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