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DU Teams Lead Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon Competition

A Duquesne University player won top individual honors and teams from Duquesne recently placed first and second in a recent intercollegiate competition for project management hosted by the University.


In the Jeopardy-style competition, Nathan Dupirak, an information systems management and supply chain management major from Cresson, PA, won first place in the individual All-Star Quiz Bowl.

Duquesne teams placed first and second in the Team Quiz-Bowl, a team event based on knowledge of project management and capital asset pricing.

In addition to Dupirack, members of the first-place Duquesne team were Duquesne team members were Nathan Naylor of McCandless Township, Megan Pakutz of Butler and Michael Zumbo of Jefferson Hills. Duquesne students comprising the second-place team were  Carlei Caldro of Monroeville, Marisa Satira of Penn Hills, James Tassone of Chambersburg and Julia Watterson of Allison Park.

Their faculty adviser was Dr. Kathleen Hartzel, associate professor of information systems management at Duquesne.

The Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon 2011 tested undergraduate students’ knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge® guide through their responses to case-based scenarios. The competition included a Team Quiz-Bowl, an All-Star Quiz-Bowl and a Quick Fire Challenge, with teams from Marquette University, University of South Carolina and the West Virginia University.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.