The Winner's Circle

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Business students in Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business have earned competition wins and significant recognitions.


  • Abrahan Garcia and Alex Gutierrez-Spencer were among 50 participants in the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Program for 2018.
  • A team of advertising and promotion students placed second in their division at the District 6 American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition.


  • Tim Belcher, Shao Qin Gan, Roberto Ramon-Flores and Kaitlyn Watkins placed first in the “Launching Into the Next Century” category at the Beta Alpha Psi Midwest Regional Meeting Best Practices Competition.

Food Marketing

  • A team of food marketing students placed second at the National Grocers Association Case Competition.


Finance students Kaciana Champlin, Gabrielle Kasten and Nate Timmons were the runners-up at the undergraduate-level ACG Cup Competition for the Western Michigan chapter.

Integrated Supply Management

  • Andrew Barney, Celina Clark, John Hayward and Zach Poppema placed second at the 2017 General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition.


  • Marissa Bruno and Tyler Hughey placed second overall at the E & J Gallo Winery Collegiate Sales Competition.
  • Ryan Demas and Stacy Zoeller placed first overall at the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition. Individually, Demas took first place in the first-year and sophomore division, and Zoeller took second place in the junior division. They were coached by senior Marissa Bruno. 


  • Megan Miller was named among 258 students across the U.S. as a 2018 University Innovation Fellow through Stanford University.