IT students take top honors at Project Management Triathlon


April 16, 2012

Two teams of information technology students took top honors at the third annual Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon, hosted by Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, April 13-15, 2012. The competition tests undergraduate students’ knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge guide through their responses to case-based scenarios.

The first Marquette team, MU Gold, placed first in the Team Bowl leg of the competition; the other team, MU Blue, came in third. In the Individual Bowl, student Matthew Nelson from the Gold team came in first and Heather Jeffery, also from Gold, placed fourth. Additionally, MU Gold came in third in the Quick-Fire competition.

“Both teams worked hard and represented Marquette Business very well,” said Monica Adya, associate professor of management. “Many of the judges, who are well established project and program managers, complemented us on how well prepared the teams were and how well they represented Marquette.”

Marquette has participated in the Project Management Triathlon all three years; this is the first year Marquette teams bested host university Duquesne in the group and individual portions of the contest. Marquette was one of only two teams to place in all three legs of the triathlon.

Team participants are as follows:

MU Gold: Heather Jeffery, Matthew Nelson, Matthew Santilli and David Sullivan
MU Blue: John Hennessey, Matthew Kendzior, Justin Stanaszak and Joe Zaksheske