Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Quinlan Case Competition

10.08.2012—Monday marked the culmination of hours of work for the 17 student teams competing in the inaugural Quinlan Case Competition. More than 80 undergraduate business students and 24 alumni judges participated in the competition. Teams were challenged to take lessons from the classroom and apply them to a real-world business situation.

In this case: CEMEX, a Mexican cement company that dedicates a portion of its business to helping lower income families build their homes. Among the recommendations: Take the company global or turn its social responsibility entity into a not-for-profit.

The following teams were awarded cash prizes for their standout suggestions:

First Place


Davi Aragao
Steven Koblinski
Austin Nugent
Robert Ruder
John Schmidt

Second Place

Team Sigma Alpha Epsilon

James Green
Rob Jackson
Stew Lamke
Mike Miller

Third Place

Team Madelaine and Company

Madelaine L'Esperance
Dilraj Sekhon
Harris Shaikh


Lawrence Metzger Award for Excellence

Given to the highest scoring team made up of all first-year or second-year students.

Team Prestigious Regis:
Jakub Grab-Lucki
Jacob Guise
Danica Villanueva
Anthony Galan

Many thanks to all the faculty and staff who made the first Quinlan Case Competition a success (especially Alex See).