Featured Graduates

Georgia Branham, SHRM-SCP, MSHROD

I am immensely proud of my Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Eastern Michigan University, and couldn’t be more grateful to top-notch faculty and staff associated with this program at the College of Business. The professors truly saw my value as an HR professional and pushed me along in my path to greatness. Along the way, it became clear to me that my MSHROD education gave me an “edge” over others in the field. The foundation of knowledge and strategic perspective gained from the MSHROD program consistently lent itself to elevating my career. Today, I am a Human Resources Manager, SHRM Senior Certified Professional, and a leader of our company’s Women’s Committee with no intention of slowing down. The MSHROD program and people I met along the way were my guiding light to a brighter future.  

Human Resources Manager
Horizon Global Corporation



Latreece Taylor, PHR, CHPA

"As a non-traditional student, I overcame many challenges and obstacles along the journey of earning my degrees. I was able to realize my goals by staying connected to why this was important to me. Although I stayed laser-focused on the finish line, I could not have done it without the faculty and staff at the College of Business. They gave me just the right amount of challenge and support I needed to make it through. From knowledgeable and caring academic advisors, to remarkable professors with a passion for teaching, my EMU education hasr prepared me for success."

Director of Human Resources
Planned Parenthood of Michigan


Jeff Tomschin, SPHR, GPHR, CBP, CCP

"After researching many graduate programs in the field of HR, my decision to pursue the MSHROD at EMU was easy. EMU stood out from the rest with its unique mix of both HR / business management and organizational development content, along with the capstone project that not only provided a learning opportunity for me but a valuable project deliverable for a client organization. Additionally, the faculty in the MSHROD program are fantastic subject matter experts with significant business experience outside of the classroom, which really helps frame the material in a context that is better understood and remembered by students. My MSHROD degree has been a critical part of my development as a business leader!"

President and CEO


Michelle Baldwin Henderson, MSHROD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP '13

"Earning my MSHROD from Eastern Michigan University provided real work experience in a variety of areas of Human Resources. At times, I was able to complete projects for work through projects for my classes that allowed for meaningful progress both personally and professionally. Attending classes on-line and on Saturdays in Livonia allowed me to focus on my career and my educational needs simultaneously, while still being home with family in the evenings. Through group projects, I met other professionals who I consider lifelong friends and colleagues in my community. The HROD curriculum not only prepared me for the next step in my career, but also complemented my studies for my professional certifications. Anyone who is interested in a career in Human Resources would benefit greatly from this experience!"

Vice President of Human Resources
United Methodist Retirement Communities


Latisha Cunningham, PHR, SHRM-CP '11

"The MSHROD program has opened many, many doors for me. There are faculty members that I still communicate with and prior classmates that are a part of my network. The graduate assistantship I held was a launching platform into my current career path. My MSHROD letters alone are a confidence builder, a conversation starter and the catalyst for boundless opportunities."

President and Principal Consultant
Leadership and Diversity Consulting, LLC