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SHRM Student Chapter Receives Superior Merit Award

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a Superior Merit Award designation to the Indiana University South Bend SHRM student chapter for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 professional and 19,000 student members in over 140 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

“SHRM is pleased to announce our 2013-14 Student Chapter Merit awards. We are very proud of what our student chapter members are able to accomplish while also involved in their studies and work,” said Laurie McIntosh, director of member engagement. “Their efforts to enhance their chapter, community and the HR profession are to be commended.”

Chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which ran from April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014.  The IU South Bend chapter had more than a dozen activities from speakers to fundraising. Others activities were just for fun.  The organization also raised enough money to send eight students to a two-day SHRM Student Chapter Regional Conference in Milwaukee, in April.

Of the 173 SHRM-affiliated student chapters that received awards in the 2013-14 Merit Award program, 21 chapters received an Outstanding Chapter Award designation, 28 chapters received a Superior Merit Award designation, 32 chapters achieved Merit Award status, and 41 chapters received the Honorable Mention designation.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, exists to encourage development of more effective student chapters and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

For further details on this accomplishment, or to inquire about membership, please visit the IUSB SHRM Student Chapter at www.iusbshrm.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/iusb.shrm/


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