by Debra Johnson, Published July 17, 2012
YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University's student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has once again earned a Superior Merit Award from the national organization. EMU's chapter was one of the top 10 chapters in the country. Nearly 500 chapters applied for the honor.
SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries. The organization was founded in 1948 and has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.
To qualify for the designation, the student group accumulated points in categories that include professional operation of the chapter, professional development for members, support for the profession, and partnering with local professional chapters such as the Human Resource Association of Greater Detroit and the Greater Ann Arbor chapter of SHRM.
Fraya Wagner-Marsh, head of EMU's management department in the College of Business, and lecturer Toni Knechtges, are co-advisors for the group.
"Participation in the local chapter of SHRM not only encourages our students to become future leaders in the human resource profession, but keeps them involved and up-to-date with the latest developments in the field," said Wagner-Marsh.
The EMU chapter was chartered in 1995. For more information, visit the EMU Student Chapter of SHRM homepage.