206 schools from across the United States applied for the award and Athens State University was one of 163 winners.
The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.
“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional Director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.”
SHRM student chapters had the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they completed during the merit award cycle, which lasted from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016.
SHRM, founded in 1948, is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 285,000 professional and 20,000 student members in over 160 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.
For more information about SHRM’s Student Chapter Merit Award program, visit www.shrm.org/communities/student-resources/pages/default.aspx.