Southeastern Louisiana University’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest human resources association, has received a 2018-2019 Superior Merit Award designation for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its chapter members.

The primary goal of SHRM at Southeastern is to provide educational and networking opportunities for students. Since 2001, Southeastern’s chapter has received 12 Superior Merit Awards and has been ranked in the top 10 chapters in the nation several times.

Established in 1972, the SHRM student chapter merit award program 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.

“SHRM is committed to engaging the future leaders of the human resources profession – human resources and business students. As we strive to shape better workplaces, where employers and employees can thrive together, we are energized by the work our student chapters are doing to encourage students to choose human resources as a career path,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Presenting this Superior Merit Award designation is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps the Southeastern SHRM student chapter has taken this past academic year.”

SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle. During the year, Southeastern chapter members assisted at the Louisiana Conference on Human Resources, conducted a meeting of the Northshore Professional SHRM chapter, the group’s sponsoring chapter, and welcomed a number of human resource professionals to its meetings.

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