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Clarke Team Wins HR Research Competition

Dec. 5, 2013: Clarke University students Drew Furlano, Arsenio Watlington and Andrew Castle took first place in the Tri-State Human Resource Association’s (TRIHRA) 2013 HR research competition. 

For this competition, teams of three worked together to conduct research on a contemporary human resource topic. Each team wrote a 25-page research paper and created a YouTube video presentation, which was then presented to TRIHRA via email. Loras College, University of Dubuque and Clarke were each allowed to enter two teams.

The Clarke team of Furlano, Watlington and Castle won a monetary reward – and a good grade on the class project.

This project included guidance from instructor Joanna Davis, and help from Sue Dolter and the writing lab staff, Jordan DeGroot, and Paula Clough, who helped the students edit their papers and create and edit their YouTube videos.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.


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