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Wake Forest Schools of Business Students Named World Champions

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC – A team of four Wake Forest University undergraduate accountancy and finance students have won the KPMG Global Case Competition in Athens, Greece. The competition, which took place April 79, included teams from 11 countries. Representing the United States in the competition were senior Andrea Kensy of Upper Holland, Pa.; juniors Swayze Smartt of Dallas, Texas, and Zachary Zimbile of Allenwood, N.J.; and sophomore Louis Brotherton of Seattle, Wash.

The team performed well in the first round and advanced to the finals, competing against teams from France, Sweden and Germany. There were also teams from Russia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, Spain, Luxemburg and the Czech Republic in the competition.

The Wake Forest team qualified for the international competition by winning the national round of the KPMG Global Case Competition last January.

Dean of Business, Steve Reinemund, says, "I am extremely proud of this Wake Forest student team for their tremendous accomplishment, and our talented faculty for their unmatched commitment to share their knowledge and help students excel and become leaders amongst their peers."

"These students represented Wake Forest and themselves extremely well," said Yvonne Hinson, Wake Forest Schools of Business associate professor of accountancy who directs the undergraduate and graduate accountancy programs. "We could not possibly be more proud of Andrea, Louis, Swayze, and Zachary. Their hard work has certainly paid off and we look forward to celebrating with them when they return."

The entire Wake Forest community would like to congratulate the team on their outstanding accomplishment!

About Wake Forest University Schools of Business (

The Wake Forest University Schools of Business offer undergraduate programs in finance, accounting, mathematical business, and business and enterprise management, and graduate programs including a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy and Masters of Arts in Management. Our programs are consistently ranked among the world's best in surveys by U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Financial Times. Wake Forest graduates have earned the highest passing rate on the CPA exam for the past 5 consecutive years and have been ranked first or second for first-time pass rate in all but one year since 1997.

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