WMU human resources student chapter wins national award

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University chapter of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources again has received national recognition from the Society for Human Resource Management in Alexandria, Virginia, for the sixth time in seven years.

The society honored the WMU chapter with a Merit Award both this year and in 2013. The WMU chapter racked up Superior Merit Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. All of the awards, including this year's Merit Award, recognize the chapter for an exceptional job in providing opportunities for growth and development of its student chapter members as well as partnership with the society, support of the human resource management profession and professional operation of the chapter.

The student chapter received a commemorative certificate of merit to display at the University and will be recognized in the society's publications and at society conferences throughout the year.

"The student chapter provides an exceptional opportunity for students to connect with human resource management professionals and to supplement their classroom knowledge," says Dr. Kyle Brink, assistant professor of management and chapter advisor. "Earning the Merit Award signifies that the chapter is among the society's top student chapters in the country and reflects the dedication of WMU chapter members. We value the partnership with SHRM and its support and recognition of the chapter’s efforts to provide professional development for the next generation of human resource management leaders."

About the society

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates.