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Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS)

2019 CONTEST

The 18th Annual StudentAffairs.com Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS) is is now in the books! Winners have just been announced and a team from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo took the top prize. Team members Isheeta Rahman, Aracely Aceves Lozano, Lily Holzner, and Evan Falkenthal all earned $200 each for their efforts.

Information on entering our 19th annual competition will be posted in January 2020.

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About the Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition

Every year since 2002, StudentAffairs.com has sponsored a Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition for Masters level students in student personnel administration, counseling or higher education administration graduate programs. Each team member must be currently enrolled in a Masters level program in Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, or Higher Education for the corresponding Spring term for a minimum of three credits.

2019 VCS SUMMARY  » Read the full recap

California Polytechnic State UniversityIn first place, Isheeta Rahman (team leader), Aracely Aceves Lozano, Lily Holzner, and Evan Falkenthal from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo each won $200. Congratulations to the Mustangs, our 2019 VCS Champions!

Old Dominion UniversityIn second place, Bethany Williams (team leader), Nikki Elkins, Michael Dougherty, Colleen Burke from Old Dominion University each won $150.

University of VermontIn third place, Musbah Shaheen (team leader), Arnelle Sambile, Jeane Robles from the University of Vermont each won $100.

We received 60 submissions from 41 different schools. Old Dominion University and Texas A&M University both featured five teams. Thank you to every student who took part in this year's contest and to the staff advisors who helped coordinate their efforts.

Read up on all past champions and competition summaries in our ARCHIVE.