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TU chapter of Society for Human Resource Management honored

TOWSON, Md. (May 12, 2008) —The Towson University chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was presented with the Merit Award for 2007-2008.

The TU chapter of SHRM is among 38 recipients to receive the recognition out of 400 active student chapters worldwide. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Merit Award is presented to chapters that have been effective in promoting outstanding activities including professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, partnership with the SHRM, and meeting chapter requirements.

In addition to increasing membership, the 23-member chapter hosted nearly a dozen guest speakers including human resource executives from Office Depot, Lockheed Martin, Union Memorial Hospital, the Maryland State Department of Education, among others. Among several charitable activities, TU’s chapter raised $1,300 for the March of Dimes/March for Babies and volunteered with Moveable Feast, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and the National Academy Foundation – Academy of Finance.

“Without the students’ involvement in the community and their solid student leadership, we would not have won the Merit Award,” Nhung Nguyen, assistant professor of management and faculty advisor of the TU chapter of SHRM, says. “I have enjoyed working with this student organization because the students have been so great.”

Towson University’s chapter of SHRM also received the Merit Award in 1991-1992.

Founded in 1948, SHRM’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. It also serves to advance the human resource profession, ensuring that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.

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