ISU student organization receives national recognition

July 24 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A student organization with joint participation from Indiana State University and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, The Wabash Valley Collegiate Society for Human Resource Management Chapter, was awarded a Superior Merit Award for the fifth year in a row at the SHRM's recent annual conference.

"The SHRM Student Chapter Superior Merit Award program continues to recognize the top student chapters, from among the more than 400 SHRM affiliated student chapters nationwide. Recipients of the student chapter superior merit award have a proven track record of providing their members networking and educational opportunities which assist their members in making the transition from backpack to briefcase," said Chuck Salvetti, SHRM’s student programs manager.

The Wabash Valley Collegiate SHRM Chapter of ISU & SMWC was started in 2002 with the purpose of assisting human resources/human resource development students to be better prepared for the workplace. Currently 50 members are involved in community projects, professional development, and advancing the profession of HR/HRD. The colleges take turns during the academic year hosting the monthly meetings, where members learn about the HR profession through shared experiences and guest speakers. Carole Yaw, associate professor of technology management at Indiana State, and Frank Whittle of St. Mary’s serve as faculty advisors for the group.

Out of the more than 400 affiliated student chapters nationwide, only 67 chapters earned the Superior Merit Award.

The Superior Merit Award, which began in 1972, recognizes achievement in four areas: professional operation of the chapter, professional development of members, support of the HR profession, and partnership with SHRM.

For more information about the student chapter, contact Carole Yaw at dyaw@isugw.indstate.edu.

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Contact: Carole Yaw, 812-237-2643 or dyaw@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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A student organization with joint participation from Indiana State University and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, The Wabash Valley Collegiate Society for Human Resource Management Chapter, was awarded a Superior Merit Award for the fifth year in a row at the SHRM's recent annual conference.

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