The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded a 2020-2021 Superior Merit Award designation to the Shippensburg University John L. Grove College of Business SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members.

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.

“I am especially proud of our student leadership team for working together through the challenges of the pandemic to put together a comprehensive program of activities worthy of earning this prestigious award. Our SHRM officers organized monthly Zoom meetings featuring local HR professionals, coordinated a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County, and raised money to help support the ongoing needs of the club,” said Dr. Vicki Taylor, associate professor of Management in the College of Business and faculty advisor for the Human Resource Management Club.

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.

“The members of our SHRM student chapters represent the next generation of HR leaders, and it’s critical to highlight the instrumental role they play in SHRM’s success,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM president and CEO. “The hard work of the Grove College of Business SHRM Chapter 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 HR as we navigate changing workplaces.”