Student business organization earns national honor
Shippensburg University's student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has earned a 2009-2010 Student Chapter Superior Merit Award from the national organization as recognition of its outstanding activities and programs.
The annual award program recognizes student chapters in the areas of chapter support to the professional development of members, chapter support of SHRM, chapter support of the profession and professional operation of the chapter.
According to Dr. Vicki Fairbanks Taylor, associate professor of management and marketing and chapter adviser, "This is the second year in a row our chapter has been recognized by SHRM national for outstanding achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to our student members."
The groups officers are Alisha Rohrbaugh, president; Erin Thompson, vice president; James Badorf, treasurer; Lauren Fritz, vice president of merit; Kelsey Wood, newsletter editor; Henok Yohannes, secretary; and Levi Crouse and Dawn Luczak, chapter administrative support.
According to Chuck Salvetti, the national organization's manager of student and young professional programs, "This award recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to your members. By achieving this award, your chapter distinguishes itself as an outstanding organization dedicated to serving the needs of your members and to the advancement of the human resource management profession."
The organization's website describes it as the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. It was founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 250,000 members in 140 countries and more than 575 affiliated chapters