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Georgia Southern University SHRM Student Chapter Receives Merit Award

16-0336 MeritAward_15-16 (1)The Georgia Southern University Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter received its 10th annual Merit Award for 2015-2016. The Merit Award is given to SHRM student chapters for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. Of 206 schools from across the United States that applied for the award, 163 winners were identified.

The annual Student Chapter Merit Award program, which began in 1972, recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and projects 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 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.”

Currently, the University’s SHRM Student Chapter is planning for the upcoming academic year and building on the partnership signed with the local Statesboro SHRM professional chapter. Plans for the upcoming year include a joint Georgia Southern-Statesboro SHRM conference that will target local business people, human resources practitioners and Georgia Southern students. The conference will include information sessions, continuing education and a job fair.

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