FHSU student group receives award from world’s largest human resource association

HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University’s Society for Human Resource Management student chapter was recently awarded a 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award from the Society for Human Resource Management.

The merit award program, originating in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in requirements, operations, programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“It is truly an honor for our chapter to receive recognition from SHRM for the work we do on campus,” said Marina Arenivas, Liberal senior and FHSU’s SHRM chapter president. “This is a big accomplishment and only reaffirms the commitment our members have to this profession.”

“We have worked hard throughout the years to bring speakers and programs that benefit not only our members, but all students on campus,” said Arenivas.

The Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest human resource professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates.

The society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management for almost seven decades.

“As we move together forward, young professionals like these being honored at distinguished student chapters play a vital role in SHRM’s success,” said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM president and chief executive officer. “I’m especially honored to thank this year’s award winners because they offer excellent evidence that SHRM’s future is indeed in good hands.”

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