Society for Human Resource Management Elon chapter receives Merit Award

The student organization was recognized for its activities during the 2020-21 academic year.

Elon’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) received a 2020-21 Merit Award for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its members.

text: SHRM 2020-2021 Merit Award Student ChapterThe SHRM national office evaluated chapters from May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021, on operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.

“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 Elon students 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.”

Throughout the academic year, SHRM Elon virtually participated in career development events and hosted several guest speakers who shared their experiences and advice for pursuing a career in human resources.

“The guest speakers have been a great resource for members of our club to ask questions and learn a little more about the field of HR as well as expand their professional network,” said Natalie Muir ‘22, incoming SHRM Elon president. “We had some obstacles to overcome through meeting virtually, however, the members of the club continued to put their time and energy into making the club the best it could be under the circumstances we faced.”

“I’m extremely pleased that our student SHRM chapter achieved this recognition from SHRM,” added chapter advisor Associate Professor Brian Lyons. “Even in the midst of the pandemic, our student SHRM club persisted by hosting career development events and guest speakers for its members. The executive board’s engagement in additional Zoom meetings after classes is admirable and reflects their dedication to the HR field. We hope to continue our success this next academic year.”

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