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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 20, 2005


U.S. Department of State's First National Management Case Study Competition Presentation and Award Ceremony

As part of its first real-world management case study competition, the U.S. Department of State is hosting a special ceremony to recognize and reward the efforts of the top three finalists: Georgetown University; University of Texas-San Antonio; and Ohio State University. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 11:45 a.m. in Room 1912. During the ceremony the first, second, and third place winners will receive certificates of achievement and a monetary award.

The Department of Stateís Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment of the Bureau of Human Resources (HR/REE) is engaged in an educational venture designed to increase the awareness of, and interest in, the State Department and careers in the Foreign Service. In alliance with EdVenture Partners, the Department invited target universities to participate in a real-world management case study competition. The Bureau of Administration and Dr. Bridgette Braig, President of Lighthouse, a consumer research and consulting firm, designed a realistic scenario that management officers working overseas could potentially face.

As a result of the six-month program, the top three winning teams will present their solutions in Washington, D.C. The judging panel includes Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration Frank Coulter and Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell.

The award ceremony is open for press coverage. Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: 1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, Foreign Press Center, White House, Congress, or Department of Defense), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driverís license or passport).

Members of the press who do not have a State Department building pass should arrive at the 23rd Street entrance by 11:15 a.m. for clearance through security. Those who are interested in covering the award ceremony should contact either Brenda Greenberg (202-647-4282) or Jennifer Wicks (202-647-3196).

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Released on May 20, 2005

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