EMU student chapter awarded top national honors for seventh straight year

by Pamela Young, Published May 20, 2009

YPSILANTI —The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter at Eastern Michigan University was selected as one of the top 10 Outstanding Student Chapter Award winners for the 2008-2009 academic year for the seventh straight year. EMU’s student chapter was the only chapter in Michigan to win this honor.

The chapter will receive special recognition and a plaque at the June 27 national SHRM conference in New Orleans, La.

“Being recognized in the top 10 in the country seven straight years demonstrates the quality of students in our program” said Fraya Wagner-Marsh, chapter adviser and head of EMU’s management department. “They learn from professionals through internships, mentoring, job shadowing and attending local professional meetings and workshops.”

To qualify for the designation, the student group accumulated points in professional operation of the chapter, professional development of members, support of the profession, and partnership with local professional chapters of SHRM such as the Human Resource Association of Greater Detroit and the Greater Ann Arbor chapter of SHRM.

The EMU SHRM chapter was chartered in 1995 to update students with the latest developments in human resources and to prepare them for a career in the field.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 225,000 members in more than 125 countries and more than 575 affiliated chapters. Visit shrm.org for more information.

EMU’s College of Business has been ranked among the “Best Business Schools” five straight years, according to The Princeton Review. The college hosts the nation’s only Ethos Week each year in March and is also the first to create an “Ethos Statement” and “Ethos Honor Society.” Visit cob.emich.edu for more information.

Pamela Young

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