2010-2011 Superior Merit Award

SHRM Superoir Merit
Front Row (left to right): Michelle Ross, , Morgan Smedley, Krista Dalby,
Dawn Luczak, Erin Thompson
Back Row (left to right): Levi Crouse, Andrew Miller, Dr. Vicki Taylor

Shippensburg University’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has earned a 2010-2011 Superior Merit Award from the national organization as recognition of its outstanding activities and programs.

The annual award program, started in 1972, is to develop more effective student chapters and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in basic student chapter requirements, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and partnership with SHRM, according to SHRM information.

According to Dr. Vicki Fairbanks Taylor, associate professor of management and marketing and chapter adviser, “This award recognizes our student chapter's achievements and commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to our student members.Our chapter is quite proud of this accomplishment. By achieving this award, the Human Resource Management Club distinguished itself as an outstanding organization dedicated to serving the needs of our student members and the advancement of the human resource management profession.”

Chuck Salvetti, SHRM’s Student and Young Professional Programs Manager, said, “These chapters worked extremely hard this year. Their efforts to provide networking and educational programming to human resources students and to increase their exposure to the field of HR are evidence of their desire to achieve.” A record 138 SHRM-affiliated student chapters participated in this year’s national merit award program.

SHRM, according to its information, is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management with more than 250,000 professional and student members in more than 140 countries.Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated professional chapters and more than 450 student chapters within the United States as well as subsidiary offices in China and India.