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The students, who are all business administration majors with concentrations in human resources, were led by Pat Schutz, associate professor of business administration.


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Human resource management students take third in rigorous competition

Six Colorado Mesa University business students placed third in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Regional Case Study Competition and Student Conference in Ontario, Calif. earlier this spring. The students, who are all business administration majors with concentrations in human resources, were led by Pat Schutz, associate professor of business administration.

The team — consisting of Travis Fox, Kagen Jones, Krissy Neumann, Danielle Pena and Kayla Reece — was sent a sophisticated human resources case study based in a general hospital setting before the conference. The problems they needed to address included severe turnover among nurses, low organizational morale, problems within the human resources department and poor community relations.

The team submitted its findings to the judges several weeks before the conference. On the day of the event, the students had 15 minutes to display their understanding of the complexities of the case and present their possible solutions to a panel of three experts.

The top 10 winning teams were announced the next day — CMU tied for third place with San Diego State University.

Regional competitors came from Brigham Young University, Texas A&M, California Polytechnic State University, the University of Nevada and more.

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