JCB IT team wins pumpkin-carving contest

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Lindsey Hadlock

More than 120 staff members from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, many in costume, gathered in the Sage Hall atrium on Halloween to judge their favorite pumpkin carving, win door prizes and take part in other contests.

Seventeen pumpkins were entered into the pumpkin carving contest held during the college’s annual Fall Festival. The winning team, announced by Dean Soumitra Dutta, was the JCB IT team at 145 Statler: Joel Cisne, Eric Fitchette, Josh Jenin, Laurie McEvoy, Rob Michaels, Rick Muehlmann, Doug Parry and Andrew Wall.

Receiving honorable mention was the Office of Admissions for Undergraduate and Masters Programs: Matthew Del Buono, Carol Komaromi, Eli Kozik, Reid Palmer, Erin Rodriguez, Susie Schneider, Jolly Shi, Brad Walp and Amanda Williams.

Last year’s “Pump-King” trophy winner, Valerie Perina, Dyson School, presented the trophy to this year’s winner.

Costumes were equally creative, including “The Price Is Right” by Human Resources; the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business logo by Marketing and Communications; and the “We Can Do It” crew, dressed in Rosie-the-Riveter style garb, by administrative staff of the Dyson School.

Door prizes included college-branded mugs, t-shirts, tote bags and portfolios. There was a “Guess the Weight of this Pumpkin” contest (24.4 lbs, winner Lisa Macleod won the pumpkin and a bottle of maple syrup) and a “Guess the Number of Pieces of Candy in this Jar” contest (217, winner Catherine Davis, Business Service Center, who won the candy).


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