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May 23, 2006
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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EMU human resource program receives national recognition

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business was recently recognized for its outstanding enrollment performance at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)/Holmes Corporation National Conference.

EMU was ninth in the country (out of 277 universities/colleges) with more than 190 local human resource professionals enrolled in the SHRM Learning System for 2005. EMU also was recognized for being in the top five SHRM Learning System courses for online enrollment for 2005, having a 100 percent pass rate for at least one location for the Professional in Human Resource national certification, and having a 100 percent pass rate for at least one location for the Senior Professional in Human Resources national certification exam for the December 2005-January 2006 exam window.

“Providing executive education for HR professionals is an important mission for the College of Business”, said David Mielke, dean of EMU’s College of Business. “It is great to receive the recognition for our work and given 100 percent pass rates for the success of the program.”

“The SHRM Learning System course is an excellent way for HR professionals to enhance their HR learning base. Being a partner with SHRM in providing this training is a great way for EMU to help contribute to the professional development of local HR professionals,” said Fraya Wagner-Marsh, department head of management at EMU and director of the master’s of science in human resources and organizational development.

Eastern Michigan University offers the SHRM Learning System course at four locations (Ypsilanti, Livonia, Troy and Southfield) as well as online. There are about eight local senior HR professionals that serve as facilitators for the courses. Eastern Michigan University also partners with local SHRM chapters, Human Resource Association of Greater Detroit and the Greater Ann Arbor SHRM.

Both the SHRM Learning System and the Essentials in Human Resources courses are also offered onsite at corporations. Previous corporations participating in the onsite programs include the City of Detroit, General Motors, University of Michigan and Masco Corporation. More information about the SHRM Learning System Course and the Essentials in HR can be found at ce.emich.edu/noncredit.html or by email at: non.credit@emich.edu.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 200,000 individual members, the Society’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. The Holmes Corporation (HC) is a partner with SHRM in creating, marketing, and distributing educational products that feature the highest value and quality available. SHRM/HC provides the SHRM Learning System course for HR professionals that are preparing to sit for the national HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) certification exam and they provide the Essentials of Human Resource Management for managers or those new to the HR field.

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.


Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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