Team members, from left, are Caitlin Guindon, Meghan Walsh,
Cheryl Strenger and Karli Wagner

 SU students win regional business competition

Four Shippensburg University students won the 2013 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Northeast Regional Case Competition over the weekend. 

Earning the first-ever victory in this event were Caitlin Guindon, Cheryl Strenger, Karli Wagner and Meghan Walsh. 

According to Dr. Dr. Vicki Fairbanks Taylor, associate professor of management and marketing, and SHRM chapter adviser, the competition was March 15 and 16 at the University of Delaware. Teams of students from undergraduate and graduate programs in the Northeast gathered for the two-day conference and regional case competition where they competed in both oral and written presentations for the grand prize of $2,500 cash and complimentary team registration to the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago.  

Presentations were evaluated based on the team’s ability to analyze the information presented in the case, and clearly and effectively communicate a recommended course of action. 

According to the SHRM website, the organization is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. It represents more than 260,000 members in more than 140 countries and serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates, the website said.