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Georgia Southern’s Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter Receives Merit

Georgia Southern University’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter recently received a 2020-21 Superior Merit designation from the national SHRM organization for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members.

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SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021.

“This is especially good news considering how difficult it was for student organizations during the past COVID-impacted year,” said David Sikora, Ph.D., associate professor of management and SHRM student chapter advisor. “The SHRM officers did a great job under very challenging circumstances. It’s good that their hard work is recognized by the national SHRM society.”

The SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.

“The members of our SHRM student chapters represent the next generation of human resources leaders, and it’s critical to highlight the instrumental role they play in SHRM’s success,” said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM president and CEO. “The hard work of these students shows the future of the profession is, indeed, in good hands. I applaud their accomplishments and ability to foster innovative programming, development and interest in human resources as we navigate changing workplaces.”


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