Winthrop University Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World's Largest HR Association

June 05, 2017

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bullet point Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Winthrop University was one of 149 winners.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Winthrop University SHRM (WUSHRM) student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Winthrop University was one of 149 winners.

Created in 1972, the SHRM student chapter merit award program encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence 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.

SHRM student chapters earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which lasted from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017.

WUSHRM students participated in both philanthropic and developmental activities, including:

*Attendance at the state North Carolina SHRM conference in Asheville;
*Internships as part of the organization;
*Professional speaker visits; and
*Mock interviews.

"These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession," said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East divisional director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM's student programs. "Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments, and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond."

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest human resources professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit them online at and on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.

For more information on the Winthrop chapter, contact Melissa Carsten, faculty advisor of WUSHRM and associate professor of management, by calling 803/323-4817 or e-mailing

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