SHRM student chapter wins the national case competition

For release:  March 16, 2017

The University of Memphis' Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter was awarded the first place prize in the Central Division of the SHRM national student case competition this past weekend in Houston, Texas. The team was composed of FCBE students Tiyana Childres, Patrick Crowder, Tori Hill, Kenneth Moment, Alexis Smith, and Tyler Stegall. The team competed against 19 other top schools from around the globe. This was the first team from the University of Memphis to compete in almost 20 years. As winners, the team received a plaque, a check for $2,500, and free registration to the annual conference in New Orleans.

"The students received great feedback from competing schools including a request for more collaboration," said Dr. Kathy Tuberville, SHRM faculty co-advisor and director of the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center. "The Department of Management and the SHRM Memphis Professional Chapter were instrumental in supporting this team."

"On behalf of the Department of Management, we are very proud of the SHRM Memphis student chapter's winning performance at the national HR management case competition in Houston," said Dr. Chuck Pierce, chair of the Management Department. "The SHRM Memphis students are examples of the outstanding undergraduate talent we have in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Thank you to Dr. Kathy Tuberville for advising the SHRM Memphis Student Chapter. Congrats to all!"