WATERVILLE — Three Thomas College business students recently placed third in a national competition at the Society for the Advancement of Management International Conference held March 22-24 in Washington, D.C., according to a Thomas College news release.

Kaitlyn Rourke, of Lewiston, Landon Wilbur, of Farmington, and Amanda Landry, of Madison, were up against students from colleges such as Florida State University, Harding University, New England Institute of Technology and Ohio Northern University.

The student team took part in a case study competition where they were responsible for analyzing a business and presenting their findings and recommendations in front of a panel of judges.

The students were advised by Thomas College Marketing Professor Rick Saucier. The competition was funded through the support of the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation.

“All the colleges participating in the competition were issued the same case. My job was to coach the students in how to prepare an analysis and to present the analysis in a professional manner,” said Saucier, according to the release. “The student team dressed in a professional red and black (Thomas College colors) and delivered a very polished presentation in a tight 25-minute time frame. The judges appeared to be quite impressed with our students’ poise, confidence, and professionalism along with their insightful analysis of the case.”

For more information, visit thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley at [email protected] or 859-1313.