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The Management Department has two stars featured in the Spring 14 “Focus on Boise State University.”  Congrats to Shelle Poole working with Leadership Idaho and Jeff Sugheir discussing business launches.

The Boise State Graduate team won the 2014 Pacific Northwest Case Study Competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.  The competition includes graduate and undergraduate students for a $2,500 cash prize and complementary team registration to the 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando.  The competition was April 4-5.   The graduate team competed against the Wayland Baptist.  The undergraduate division had 14 teams and our team placed seventh.

Graduate Team: 
Amanda Mumford, Erin Denney, Chase Twilley, Kelly Suter Undergraduate Team:  Ashleigh Anderson, Melissa Black, Rachel McFarland, Stephanie Rabon, Tess Morrow, Zane Woolsey  Alternates: Erin Kumar, Hannah Felt, Kailee Munson

Team Coach:  Decateur Reed

The graduate team (pictured below) is Amanda Mumford, Kelly Suter, Chase Twilley, and Erin Denny.COBE HR Games Graduate Team group, for Amanda Mumford



ReedTeam with Decateur Reed



Winning CheckTeam with Diana Gould, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of the Society for Human Resource Management


Student Quotes:  
“It was a Fantastic exercise in teamwork and public speaking. I’m proud to bring home the W for Boise State and our program.” Erin Denney – MBA Student Boise State University
“Competing in the SHRM Regional Case Competition was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It was an incredible opportunity to work as a team to compete and solve important HR and business issues. This was a great opportunity to put concepts learned into action and test knowledge in a competitive arena. It was also a great opportunity to build my network and meet HR professionals and students from all over.” Amanda R. Mumford – MBA Student Boise State University
About the Conference and Case Competition 
The 2014 SHRM Pacific West Regional Student Conference was in Portland, Oregon at the Red Lion Hotel – Jantzen Beach from April 4 – 5. The two-day conference was packed with keynote speakers, educational sessions, career development opportunities, networking and a Regional Case Competition. In the Regional Case Competition there were 16 teams of graduate and undergraduate students who competed separately to win two grand prizes of $2,500 cash and complimentary team registration to the 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando Florida. The Undergraduate team from Portland State and the Graduate team from Boise State University won this years Pacific West Regional Case Competition.
Case Competition Teams
·         Boise State University - Amanda R. Mumford, Erin Denney, Chase Twilley, and Kelly Suter. (Graduate winners)

·         CSU-Bakersfield

·         CSU San Bernardino

·         San Diego State

·         Cal-Poly Pomona

·         CSU- Fullerton

·         CSU-Long Beach

·         University of Nevada-Reno

·         Portland State – (Undergraduate winners)

·         University of the Pacific

·         Central Washington

·         Wayland Baptist University

·         Cal-Poly San Louis Obispo

·         Lake Washington Institute of Technology

·         University of Washington

20140317_093926Melissa Oakley, Director of Human Resource Operations for Scentsy will speak on HR Operations and Employment Law for the Human Resource Association Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 2241 of the Micron Business and Economics Building.

Boise State will send two teams to the case competition portion of the 2104 Pacific West Regional Student Conference in Portland April 4-5.

The graduate team consists of Amanda Mumford, Kelly Suter, Chase Twilley, and Erin Denney.

The undergraduate team consists of Tess Morrow, Erin Kumar, and Kailee Munson.

Boise State Lecturer, Decateur Reed, is the coach.

D. Brian McNatt, COBECongrats to Brian McNatt in his promotion to associate professor and receiving tenure status.