Grateful Students Make Surprise Award To BU Prof

March 3, 2000

by Alan Hunt

Baylor University management professor Dr. Raymond L. Read received a surprise award from members of the Baylor Association for Human Resource Management (BAHR) in appreciation of his "behind the scenes work" on their behalf.

Read, who has been a member of the faculty at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business since 1974, received a plaque and a gift certificate from Erik Haven, a sophomore from Plano who is secretary-treasurer of the association, and Brooke Owen, a senior from Fort Collins, Colo., who serves as vice president of the association. Also present were BAHR sponsors Dr. Joe A. Cox, professor of management, and Dr. P. Blaine McCormick, assistant professor of management.

Cox said Read has been "energetic, creative and supportive" in the students' search for internships in the human resource management field in the Waco area and beyond. "Dr. Read coordinates and manages all the management department internships for course credit. He additionally has responsibility for the 'Field Studies' course, which involves students working with companies . . . usually in small groups."

He added, "Our association assists in this process with announcements in our chapter meetings, our weekly newsletter to members, and other e-mail correspondences. But, Dr. Read, working quietly behind the scenes, is the engine that runs the process."

Cox described the internship program as an essential part of preparing students for future employment. "The internships serve both as excellent educational experiences and work experience," he said.

Founded more than 20 years ago, the Baylor Association for Human Resource Management is a student chapter of the international Society for Human Resource Management. Cox, a sponsor since its inception, said the Baylor chapter is one of the nation's largest with more than 50 members. Dr. David W. Schlueter, professor of communication studies, also serves as a chapter sponsor.

For more information contact, Cox at (254) 710-6193.

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