Two going on to Global NASPAA Competition
The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri has good reason to celebrate. Three of its grad students recently won top honors in the “2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition: The Pandemic Game 2.0,” and two are going on to represent the university in a global competition.
More than 400 students from 120 universities in 30 countries at four global sites participated. The four winning first-place teams will move forward to an “All Star” round, where a panel of prominent judges will identify the global winner.
Mizzou was the only school with two students on first place teams, says Leanne Tippet Mosby, Truman School’s program manager of Student Support Services.
Mizzou winners — Joshua Kerlin, Adam Thorp, and Joshua Veronica — were part of placing teams, each comprised of peers from other universities.
Kerlin and Thorp were on first place teams, and Joshua Veronica was on a third-place team at the Feb. 27 day-long virtual event. A second competition was held March 6.