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Three finance students representing Harbert College of Business' Financial Management Association, or FMA, took first place at the prestigious Duff and Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge in Chicago on Feb. 27.

Senior Jenny Herrell, vice president of the FMA and this year's graduation marshal, led the team that included sophomore FMA members Jonathan Hu and Kennedy Jarvis, which beat finalists from Wisconsin and University of Texas and advanced to the international competition, which is currently slated for May in London.

Taking first place in the Americas garnered a $15,000 payout for the Auburn FMA team.

The annual YOUniversity Deal Challenge engages teams of business students across the world to showcase their finance skills through a simulated case study. This year, more than 500 teams internationally entered, of which 150 teams were able to complete all analysis and requirements for final submission. The top three teams from each region--the Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, or EMEA, and India were selected to present their solutions to industry experts and nationally recognized professors.

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