|Dr. Tony Grenci (left) and Kim Hock (right) accompanied students to the Internal Audit Case Competition, where they took first place. Laura Barber, president-elect, Pittsburgh IIA chapter, is second from left. With them are students from the winning team (from left): Jason Poor, Samantha Schlak, Jamie Dieffenbach, Carri Pakozdi, Anagen Wood and Dante Grenci.|
Clarion University accounting students placed first in the IIA-PICPA Internal Audit Case Competition when they competed against 19 other collegiate teams in the IIA-PICPA Internal Audit Case Competition. The Clarion team, which consists of all undergraduate students, beat out 19 other collegiate teams, some of which included graduate students.
Members of the winning team are: Jamie Dieffenbach of Cogan Station, Dante Grenci of Butler, Carri Pakozdi of Butler, Jason Poor of Cogan Station, Samantha Schlak of Fairfield, and Anagen Wood of Clarion. They received the first place award of $2,000. Their advisor is Kim Hock, audit director at PNC Bank.
The Case Competition is an interactive, educational, collaborative event that challenges students to work with their peers to analyze data, develop ideas and communicate findings. The competition provides participants with a glimpse of how internal audit can provide exciting opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career.