Thursday, July 3, 2014

Business Students Win Top Honors

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – Six students in Georgia Regents University’s James M. Hull College of Business received national recognition during the 2014 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference Awards ceremony June 27 in Nashville, Tenn.

“Our students competed against more than 1,800 of the nation’s best business students, and the accomplishments of our team speak to their hard work and to the quality of a Hull College of Business education,” said Buffie Schmidt, Advisor for GRU’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter and Professor in the Hull College of Business.

Award recipients include: Daniel Padilla; Sports Marketing and Management, Contemporary Sports Issues; Michael Fowler, Financial Services and Personal Finance; Candida Moyer, Accounting Analysis and Decision Making;  Stan Swinford, Information Management; Erica Clemmons, Business Presentation; and Richard Gamble, Business Presentation.

Phi Beta Lambda is the university extension of Future Business Leaders of America, and the combined FBLA-PBL is the world’s oldest and largest business student organization. The society hosts annual state and national competitions where students compete in business-related leadership events including impromptu speaking, job interviewing, public speaking, and sales presentations. Other competition areas cover topics such as accounting principles for professionals, management, small business management, contemporary sports, sports management, computer applications, business communication, business ethics, parliamentary procedures, financial services, hospitality management, human resource management, and network design.

Medical Student Serves on National Committee Looking at Interview Process

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – Nora Zeidan, a third-year student at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, is the only student serving on a national committee looking at how medical schools interview prospective students.

Zeidan is part of the 11-member advisory team, made up of physicians and medical school administrators from across the country, working on the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Holistic Review Project. The project, established in 2007, was originally designed to develop mission-centered, admissions-related tools and resources that medical schools can use to create and sustain diversity. The project has since evolved into a catalyst for thinking about and conducting admissions differently, according to the AAMC.

“It’s really about developing a flexible way to approach each applicant,” Zeidan says. “I think the nation’s medical schools are recognizing that students are more than the score on their Medical College Admissions Test. Each person brings different life experiences to the table and this is about looking for ways to integrate that into the admissions process and, beyond that, into medical school curriculums.”

Zeidan will lend her voice and share her experiences as the group works to further develop its Experiences-Attributes-Academic Metrics (E-A-M) model, a tool that provides admissions staff with a shared framework for identifying criteria that ensures diversity – not just in race and gender, but also in experiences.

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