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10-06-2004

Clarkson Chapter Of Society For Human Resource Management Receives Merit Award From National Organization

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The Clarkson chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently received a merit award from their national organization.

SHRM merit awards are given on the basis of a chapter's support of the professional development of its members, the support of the human resource management profession, and the professional operation of the chapter. shrmaward

As a recipient of the award, the Clarkson chapter is recognized as among the top third of active chapters in the United States.

Clarkson activities included a field trip to General Motors in Massena, a joint meeting with the St. Lawrence Valley SHRM chapter, the introduction of newsletters, and a fundraiser for the Renewal House. The chapter also sponsored a career management talk by alumna Lisa Napolione '87, a Clarkson University trustee and director of Global Baby Care and New Business Development for Procter & Gamble.

The Clarkson chapter was established in 2000 and is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students at the Clarkson School of Business. The goal of Clarkson's SHRM is to become a positive influence on the workplace policies and practices of its members, while working to build a broad and active membership that will help bring a positive influence to the workplace through the development of talent and leadership.

As president of the Clarkson student chapter last year, my two major goals were to increase undergraduate membership in the club and to earn a merit award, said junior Megan E. Redmond. "With the strong support and dedication of club members, our advisor Professor Graham, and the faculty and staff of the School of Business, we were able to achieve our goals."

The Society for Human Resource Management is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Comprised of over 180,000 members, the Society works to serve the needs of human resource professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. The Society also works to advance the human resource profession through the development and execution of organizational strategy with the help of human resource management.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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