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Baylor University Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Aug. 21, 2017

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Baylor University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Baylor was one of 149 winners. The student chapter, Baylor Association of Human Resources, received a Superior Merit Award.

"The five student officers have worked very hard this year to continue to build a strong student organization that brings value to its members, fosters community and welcomes upperclassmen and underclassmen to come explore the HR field,” said Emily Hunter, associate professor of Management.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence 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.

“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.” 

SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which lasted from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. 

The Baylor chapter received the award for bringing in guest speakers, facilitating a mentoring program with HR professionals, planning a mini student case competition, sharing HR with freshmen and sophomores through HR trivia and more. Find more information about the chapter at its website.

For more information, contact Dr. Emily Hunter, faculty advisor of the Baylor SHRM chapter at Emily_m_hunter@baylor.edu .

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress. 

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