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2016 Kelly School of Business Diversity Competition

The E. J. Ourso College of Business Diversity Diplomats placed third among 34 schools on its initial visit to the National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) hosted by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, finishing only behind the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California. The LSU team, dubbed Tiger Paw Solutions, consisted of undergraduate students Katelyn Veade, senior accounting major; Tegan Billiot, junior accounting major; Irielle Washington, junior marketing major; and James Wi-Afedzi, junior accounting major. Their presentation was a strategy to acknowledge Target’s support of the LGBT community. For finishing third, Tiger Paw Solutions took home $3,000 from the $20,000 prize pool. More than 200 business schools submitted entries to the competition and the top 34 were invited. Only the top seven teams placed, with the University of Arkansas, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and Southern University and A&M College rounding out that group.

Third Place Team Members

Tegan Billiot headshot

Tegan Billiot
Major: Accounting
Bourg, LA
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Katelyn Veade
Major: Accounting
New Orleans, LA
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Irielle Washington headshot

Irielle Washington
Major: Marketing
New Orleans, LA
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James Wi-Afedzi headshot

James Wi-Afedziirijam
Major: Accounting
Baton Rouge, LA
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