For the second year in a row, The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has received the Outstanding Student Chapter award, this time for its excellence and achievement during the 2014-2015 Student Chapter Merit Award period.
"This is a tremendous achievement and well-deserved, continued recognition for The University of Toledo, the College of Business and Innovation, our human resources program, and members of this organization," said Jenell Wittmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business and co-faculty advisor to the UT SHRM group. "It is a very high honor to be named an outstanding chapter, but to do so two years in a row is a remarkable achievement by our HR students, faculty and others who helped earn this award."
The Outstanding Student Chapter award was presented to a select number of SHRM student chapters whose programs and activities were at a level that distinguished them from other chapters. This award represents significant achievement in one of five categories: recruitment, programming/education, innovation/technology, campus/community service or promotion of assurance of learning assessment. UT SHRM has now been received this outstanding chapter award in both the areas of recruitment and programming/education.
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 professional and 19,000 student members in over 140 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.
The Society for Human Resource Management's Student Program was created in 1965 to promote mutually beneficial interaction between HRM students and practitioners. The program now includes over 250 affiliated student chapters and more than 19,000 student members.
The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, encourages development of more effective student chapters and promotes outstanding activities and projects by student chapters.
Chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle.
The UT COBI chapter president and advisor were recognized during the opening general session of the annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management in Las Vegas.