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June 9 , 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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EMU human resource program earns national recognition

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

EMU was seventh in the country (out of 240 universities/colleges) with more than 275 local human resource professionals enrolled in the SHRM Learning System for 2007. EMU also was recognized for having a 100-percent pass rate for at least one location for the Professional in Human Resource national certification for the May-June 2007 and December 2007-January 2008 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 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 five locations (Ypsilanti, Livonia, Troy Lansing and Southfield) as well as online. There are about eight local senior HR professionals that serve as facilitators for the courses. Eastern Michigan also partners with several local SHRM chapters: Human Resource Association of Greater Detroit, Greater Ann Arbor SHRM, and the Human Resource Management Association of Mid-Michigan in Lansing.

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 career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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