UA SHRM Student Chapter Receives Award
Late last month, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded a 2019-2020 Superior Merit Award designation to The University of Akron SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members.
The SHRM student chapter merit award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.
"Today's members of our student chapters are the HR leaders of tomorrow. They are the movers and shakers of the future, and we cannot understate the vital role they play in SHRM's success," said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM president and CEO. "The University of Akron SHRM is evidence that the future of HR is, indeed, in good hands. I applaud their accomplishments and ability to fiercely move forward during a time of such change and uncertainty in the workplace."
UAkron SHRM Faculty Advisor, Dr. Erin Makarius credits this award to the variety of activities that were planned and executed by this past year's student leadership team:
Lindsay Clawson, the 2019-2020 UAkron SHRM President, explains how this award is the perfect way to sum up this past year:
SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.
To learn more about this year's upcoming events or information on joining the UAkron SHRM chapter - email firstname.lastname@example.org.