The pair, both seniors, "worked very hard to achieve second place and represented PLU very well," said Robin Koch '82, '94, who coached them for the event and who is an instructor in the Professionals in Human Resources certification course offered through the University of Washington in Tacoma.
A dozen teams from Region V schools (the Northwest and Alaska) participated in the event. The game tested their knowledge of laws, regulations and terminology of the field and practice of human resources.
The competition, Koch said, "is provided by school chapters as a means for graduating students to prepare for the national (PHR) exam," which was held in May. Using the Jeopardy TV game format, they competed against other college teams for 30-minute game sessions.
"PLU's team was in sixth place going into the second day and advanced to the final round where they competed against Portland State University," Koch added.