HR Students Place Second Regionally and First in Texas Competition
—May 9, 2007
A team of senior human resource majors from the UTSA College of Business placed second regionally and first in Texas during
the annual HR Games competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.
The competition allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of human resources in a Jeopardy-style game show format
and, ultimately, helps prepare them for the Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification exam. The questions cover topics
from the PHR exam in areas such as strategic management, selection and recruitment, compensation and benefits and employee
and labor relations. The games began in 2000 as a vehicle to showcase the best HR students in the country through a series
of state and regional competitions.
Two teams of UTSA students placed first and second at the Texas HR Games in Denton. The team of Marissa Garcia, Samantha
Hernandez and Sara Roman finished first, followed closely by Jennifer Harris, Michelle
Stampley and Sandra Summerville. At the Southwest Central regional conference in Arizona, the
team of Garcia, Hernandez and Roman finished second.
Faculty member Steve Werling advises the SHRM student chapter and helped coach the students to compete
in the games.
The college's human resource program is known for its strong academic programs and successful student programs. In the
past several years, UTSA has led the nation in the number of students who pass the PHR certification exam, and the SHRM student
organization regularly receives national honors for its student chapter.