The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2013–2014 Outstanding Student Chapter designation to the Illinois State University-SHRM (ISU-SHRM) student chapter. This marks the second time ISU-SHRM has been recognized as an Outstanding Student Chapter. The first time was in 2010.

This designation was awarded to a select number of 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.

The ISU-SHRM student chapter is advised by Assistant Professors Joseph M. Goodman and Nathan Hartman, both of the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods.

“I’m pleased with our students’ efforts and accomplishments,” Goodman stated. “ISU-SHRM has a tradition of excellence. The chapter has achieved the Superior Merit Award consecutively for the past 13 years. To be recognized by our national organization twice as an Outstanding Student Chapter is an honor and a reflection of some very talented young professionals.”

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

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.

For more information about Illinois State University’s human resource management concentration, contact department Chair John Bantham or Goodman, or visit the human resource management sequence website.