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Student chapter wins top SHRM national honor

Miami’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was among student chapters nationwide that garnered the national organization’s top honor, the Superior Merit Award.

According to faculty adviser Tom Mobley (management), the Superior Merit Award is the highest recognition a chapter can receive. It recognizes chapters for operating in an exemplary manner, conducting noteworthy activities and programs that aid members’ professional development, and supporting the national organization as well as the human resources profession.

“This year the student chapter came together under the leadership of graduating senior Mark Rappaport,” Mobley said. “The activities of this group are truly student-led, which makes my job as adviser very easy.”

During the academic year, chapters use the merit award application as a guide for planning their activities. In the spring the chapters complete the application by listing activities and accomplishments. A point value is given to each. Awards, announced in May, are based on a chapter’s accumulated points for the year.

Among the local chapter’s accomplishments this year was placing second in the Ohio HR Games and making it to the regional semifinals. Member Laura Poppendeck received organization-wide recognition by earning one of two SHRM national scholarships.

The student SHRM chapter at Miami was established in 1980. It has about 40 members.

Date Published: 06/03/2004
Volume: 23   Number: 37

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