Student Affairs

2016 Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS)

Clemson Takes Top Spot. The Tigers are #AllIn

The judges have made their choices and the winners have been announced for our 15th 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".

  • For this year's case study, teams were asked to create a presentation for how a college can be a more welcoming environment for transgender students. READ MORE...

This year we received 48 team submissions from 33 separate schools. Western Illinois University was our most prolific participant with 7 teams entered.

Nilza Santana, Suzanne Jasmine, Bianca Lambert, and Sarah Beth Potter from Clemson University won top honors. Julie Edler, Kristen Thornton, and Beth Bodiya from Concordia University placed second. December Lange Treacy, Alyssa Anzalone, Marissa DuCharme, and Jennee Schansberg from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee finished third. Team members earned cash bonuses.

1st Place: Clemson University

Nilza Santana, Suzanne Jasmine, Bianca Lambert, Sarah Beth Potter
$150 awarded to each team member

2nd Place: Concordia University

Julie Edler, Kristen Thornton, Beth Bodiya
$100 to each team member

3rd Place: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

December Lange Treacy, Alyssa Anzalone, Marissa DuCharme, Jennee Schansberg
$50 awarded to each team member

Participating Schools

  • Arkansas Tech University (3)
  • Clemson University (2)
  • College of William & Mary
  • Concordia University
  • Florida State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Indiana University (2)
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Montclair State University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Salem State University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • St. Cloud University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (2)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Central Missouri (4)
  • University of Dayton (2)
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Texas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of West Georgia
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Western Illinois University (7)
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Western Michigan Universty
  • Wright State University

Links to individual team submission materials will be available in the Spring 2016 edition of The Journal of Technology in Student Affairs.

Did You Know?

In 1942, student band director Dean Ross found the sheet music for "Tiger Rag" in an Atlanta music store and brought it back to campus to play at football games. "Tiger Fanfare" by Band Director Mark Spede was added in 2003, and today, the band has more than 15 ways to play what's known as "the song that shakes the Southland."

» See our list of past champions and archived competitions