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Source: Kathy Brockway, 785-826-2695,
News release prepared by: Natalie Blair, 785-826-2642,

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010


SALINA -- Kansas State University at Salina's Students In Free Enterprise team remains the Walgreen's Wrangle grand champions for the second year running. The annual business case competition was held at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark., Sept. 16-18.

This year's case involved relocating Southern Arkansas University's dairy from the campus to the more than 600 acres of land the university recently acquired. The students had to create an agri-tourism concept around the new dairy, a marketing strategy for the branded dairy products, estimate production costs and project a net income/loss.

The students had approximately 36 hours to write and justify a plan, create a multimedia presentation and printed report, and present it to a panel of judges consisting of business executives and Southern Arkansas faculty.

Kathy Brockway, associate professor of arts, sciences and business at K-State Salina, is the team's adviser.

Team members include:

Oscar Rodriguez, sophomore in engineering technology, Garden City; Grant Swinehart, senior in professional pilot, Norwich; Brett Cooper, junior in technology management, Jordan Lewis, freshman in applied business, and Sean McIntire, senior in technology management, all from Salina; and Bryan Valliere, junior in professional pilot, Wichita.

From out of state: Kristin Scheele, senior in technology management, Odell, Neb.