VU SHRM Named Outstanding Student Chapter


VILLANOVA, PA, JUNE 5th, 2014, — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2013-2014 Outstanding Student Chapter designation to the Villanova University Student SHRM Chapter.

This designation was awarded to a select number of SHRM student chapters whose programs and activities were at a level that distinguished them from other chapters. This award represents significant achievement in one of five categories: Recruitment, Programming/Education, Innovation/Technology, Campus/Community Service or Promotion of Assurance of Learning Assessment.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 professional and 19,000 student members in over 140 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

“We are proud to have so many Outstanding Student Chapter awards this year. The programs and events these student members have participated in are truly exceptional,” said Laurie McIntosh, director of member engagement. “They are all helping to shape the future of the HR profession through community service, technology, advocacy or another area.”

Chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which ran from April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014.  Of the 173 SHRM-affiliated student chapters that received awards in the 2013-2014 Merit Award program, 21 chapters received an Outstanding Chapter Award designation, 28 chapters received a Superior Merit Award designation, 32 chapters achieved Merit Award status, and 41 chapters received the Honorable Mention designation.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, exists to encourage development of more effective student chapters and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

The Villanova University SHRM student chapter receives a digital logo for use in electronic or print communications and will be recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.

The Villanova SHRM Student Chapter has exceeded expectations through growing membership, holding multiple philanthropic events, and conducting development workshops throughout the year. In addition, Villanova SHRM has created a strong foundation of support through managing a Mentoring Program and an Internship program, with the goal to expand the professional networks of students and aide their career development.

All the hard work throughout the year culminated in the group’s proudest event, The 2014 Villanova Annual Networking Reception. Members became involved in the event as volunteers and participants and were given the opportunity to connect with over 150 HR professionals from the area. The Villanova SHRM members also participated in an engaging panel of Global HR presented by speakers from Cigna, Pfizer, and other global organizations. In addition to supporting other program and student SHRM organizations, Villanova SHRM has consistently improved its value to its student members each year.

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