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St. Lawrence College Accounting students win provincial competition

2017-03-28

A team of three, third-year Business Administration Accounting students from St. Lawrence College (SLC)  took home the first place trophy at the seventh annual Ontario Colleges Accounting Case Competition (OCACC) at Humber College on March 25, 2017.

Students Carly Stuckless, Niki Ellis, and Kayla Russell competed against 22 other teams from across Ontario’s colleges in this event. The competition involves examining a case study, and with two hours to analyze and prepare their solution and presentation in isolation, the teams then present their findings in a 15-minute presentation to a panel of judges, who are all professional accountants.

A second team from SLC included students Gregory Ridge, Heather Mewhort, and Adam Deschambault.

“Participating in the Ontario Accounting Case Competition was an overwhelmingly, intense, and positive experience,” Niki Ellis said. “This competition was the highlight of my academic career at SLC, and I’m so grateful for the support and guidance from my accounting teachers.” 

"I’m so thankful for the opportunity to improve my skills, while meeting CPA's from different backgrounds," said Carly Stuckless.

“The OCACC provided me with the opportunity to continue challenging myself with time sensitive case preparation, while also enabling me to both network with CPA officials and see how well my case performances were by comparing them to the finalists. It was a highly enjoyable learning experience and one I would recommend to any Accounting student,” said Gregory Ridge.

St. Lawrence College has had an impressive showing at this competition since its inception in 2011 at Centennial College; team SLC won that year, and in subsequent years has won second place. 

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 85,000 proud alumni. Hundreds of students are enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices, we work with thousands of clients annually.

For information:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451