COBA students compete in HRM games


For Immediate Release
April 5, 2000

Last Friday and Saturday, 13 College of Business Administration human resource management students and Dr. Malcolm Coco, associate professor and director of internships, traveled to Dallas to attend the region IV Society For Human Resource Management Leadership Conference and HR Games.

Region IV is made up of eight states (Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Texas) which have a total of 55 SHRM student chapters.

The HR games are designed for teams of three students to compete with each other to represent the region at the national SHRM conference in Las Vegas during June. The contest is played very similar to the Jeopardy Show game.

The questions used for the contest are taken from the common body of knowledge used for the HR professional certification examination.

Brian Elders, senior human resource management major from Abilene, Mike Vein, senior human resource management major from Woodridge, Ill., and Rachel Vandenburg, senior composite major from Abilene; represented ACU. After two days of competition, the ACU group placed second after being defeated by the University of Texas San Antonio team in the championship match.

"I am very proud of our team, their performance, and our curriculum which is a testimony to a very comprehensive program," Coco said.

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