Student organization awarded by world's largest human resources association

Contact: Alyssa Benson

Affiliate of Society for Human Resource Management.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University student chapter of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources has again received recognition from the Society for Human Resource Management.

The student organization was awarded the 2016-17 Merit Award designation for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its members. The WMU chapter is one of 327 across the United States and one of 149 recipients of this year’s Merit Award.

'Excellent program'

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 award encourages student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements; chapter operations; chapter programming and professional development of members; and support of the human resource professional and SHRM engagement.

"We are proud to have received the award this year," says Dr. Kyle Brink, associate professor of management and faculty advisor for WMU's SEHR chapter. "SEHR gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and expertise in the human resource field beyond the classroom. By engaging with other human resource management practitioners and taking part in professional development activities, students grow immensely. Receiving this honor means WMU continues to be among excellent programs in the country with students who are dedicated to their industry and human resource management issues."

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management 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 the United Arab Emirates.

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