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November 1, 2012

UW-Eau Claire places Top 5 in APICS Head of the Class competition


UW-Eau Claire students (From L to R) Dan Wolf, Joey Marek and James Grahek waiting to participate in the final round of the APICS Head of the Class competition.

Three University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire business students placed in the Top 5 during the Head of the Class competition for APICS student scholars and attendees at the 2012 APICS (The Association for Operations Management International Conference & Expo) in Denver, CO, October 13-16, 2012.

UW-Eau Claire senior Joey Marek (Maple Grove, MN) placed second. James Grahek (Ashland, WI) came in third, and Dan Wolf (Appleton, WI) placed fourth. All UW-Eau Claire students are operations/materials management majors.

The APICS Head of the Class competition tests students on their knowledge of supply chain and operations management in a fun and engaging way. Participants begin the event standing and sit down after answering a question incorrectly. The last student standing is the winner and “head of the class”.

Fifty students from 31 universities participated in this year’s Head of the Class competition. Competitors came from such universities as Iowa State, Penn State, Virginia Tech, UW-Whitewater and Western Michigan. 2012 finalists were selected after four rounds of play.

To learn more about the UW-Eau Claire chapter of APICS, view their website at Terry Wells, senior lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing, is the faculty adviser for the UW-Eau Claire chapter.

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