Student Affairs

2015 Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS)

The Fighting Leathernecks Reign Supreme!

Western Illinois University The judges have made their choices and the winners have been announced for our 14th annual contest. All final submissions, along with a write-up of the case studies, will be published in the Spring edition of "The Journal of Technology in Student Affairs".

  • This year's case study dealt with the topic of bullying. READ MORE...

This year we received 29 team submissions from 20 separate schools. Emily Simon, Michelle Hutchison, and Christi Reed from Western Illinois University won top honors. Hathiya Chea, Ashley Dorsey, and Timothy J. Maggio from Shepherd University placed second. Andrew A. Johnson, Ronni Williams, Cassandra Spencer, and Joshua Cauble from Western Carolina University earned third place.

Did You Know?

Western Illinois is the only public school in the U.S. that has permission through the Department of the Navy to use the United States Marine Corps official seal, mascot (the bulldog) and nickname, The Fighting Leathernecks.

2015 Winners

1st Place: Western Illinois University

Emily Simon, Michelle Hutchison, Christi Reed
$150 awarded to each team member

2nd Place: Shepherd University

Hathiya Chea, Ashley Dorsey, Timothy J. Maggio
$100 to each team member

3rd Place: Western Carolina University

Andrew A Johnson, Ronni Williams, Cassandra Spencer, Joshua Cauble
$50 awarded to each team member

Participating Schools

  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Ball State University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Clemson University
  • Indiana State University
  • Florida State University
  • Kutztown University
  • Miami University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Shepherd University
  • Stephen F. Austin
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Nebraska - Omaha
  • UNC-Greensboro
  • UNC - Wilmington
  • University of Vermont
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Illinois University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Western Michigan University 

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Links to individual team submission materials are available in the Spring 2015 edition of The Journal of Technology in Student Affairs.

» See our list of past champions and archived competitions