MBA Students Take First Place in Annual Games


A team of MBA students from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has placed first in the annual Duke MBA Games benefitting the Special Olympics.

The games, hosted and presented by Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, concludes a year-long fundraising effort and brings together 12 business schools from across the country including Duke, Purdue, UNC Chapel Hill, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia to compete alongside Special Olympics athletes in an range of activities including Tug of War, 50 yard relay, business suit relay, and trivia among others.

The team from Whitman raised over $8,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina.  Team members included Mohit Diwan (team leader) ‘12 MBA, John D’Agostino ‘12 MBA, Mike Reszka ‘12 MBA, Reema Amin ‘12 MBA, Dafra Sanou ‘12 MBA, Sumeet Batra ‘12 MBA, Courtney Ostrout ‘12 MBA, Weston Ijames ‘13 MBA, Eliza Spencer ‘13 MBA, Tina Wilson ‘13 MBA, Asel Otunchieva ‘13 MBA, Rebecca Schied ‘13 MBA, Stephen Neff ‘13 MBA, Shayna Blumenthal ‘13 MBA, Ishita Bhattacharjee ‘13 MBA, Michelle Le ‘13 MBA, and Joshua Schultz ‘13 MBA.