May 14, 2004
04-75

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations

VSU's Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter winsits first Merit Award

Valdosta State University's Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter recently received its first Merit Award from the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

?Winning this award demonstrates that your chapter has done an outstanding job of providing opportunities for growth and development to your members,? said Chuck Salvetti, Manager of SHRM's Student Programs, in a letter to Rebecca Murphy, Director of Training and Development at VSU. ?It is individuals like you and your fellow chapter leaders that make our organization strong.? One hundred twenty-four student chapters across the country submitted applications in the SHRM competition.

?Our student chapter has worked very hard this year,? said Murphy, who is also SHRM Chapter Advisor. ?They have implemented new initiatives for their members such as an internship program, resume? resource book and made additional connections with area HR professionals.?

Murphy said the VSU organization has also reached out to the VSU campus community by establishing an Advisory Board made up of faculty and staff.

? I would like to personally thank Dr. Christy Coons-Yates, Dr. Mel Schnake, Dr. John Oliver, Dr. Fred Ware, Dr. Napoleon Bamfo, Mr. Inman Grimsley, Ms. Rosezella Ward, Dr. Xavier McClung, Dr. Larry Wiley and Dr. Bob Bauer for their support of our student chapter,? she added.

SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 180,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of Human Resource professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries.