Business teams again take first and second at human resources collegiate competition

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Business teams again take first and second at human resources collegiate competition

The Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno placed first and second in the Seventh Annual Human Resource Management Collegiate Competition hosted by California State University, Pomona recently.

The accomplishment marks the third consecutive year Fresno State’s teams have finished first and second, and the fifth time in six years.

Two teams of eight students represented the university on Feb. 19 and 20 under advisers Diane Decker, Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan and Dr. Mark Keppler, professors in Fresno State’s Craig School of Business.

The first-place team of Kelly Beall, Monica Hagar, both of Fresno, and Manjit Muhar of San Joaquin was awarded a $1,200 scholarship to share. Dan Kealey was the student coach for this team.

The second-place team of Lorraine Lamp of Clovis, Anita Lovejoy of Kingsburg and Angie Sullivan of NAS Lemoore was awarded an $800 scholarship to share. The student coach for this team was James Kitzmiller.

In a “jeopardy-style” format, the collegiate competitors are tested on their knowledge of management practices, employee selection, labor and employee relations, compensation and benefits, training and development, and safety and health.

The competition is based on the Professional in Human Resources certification exam administered by the National Society of Human Resource Management.

For more information, contact Decker or Keppler at (559) 278-2493