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Texas Tech SHRM Awarded Outstanding Student Chapter Designation

Megan Childers


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2017-2018 Outstanding Student Chapter designation to the Texas Tech University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

The SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award Program, which began in 1972, was created to 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.

"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-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. "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."

SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. The Texas Tech SHRM student chapter is one of only 12 chapters chosen to receive this award out of 162 applicants across the nation. Bringing national recognition to the Rawls College of Business programs in management and human resources, this student chapter at Texas Tech will be featured on the national SHRM website used by the world's leaders in the human resources industry.

SHRM was also awarded the Texas Tech University 2017-2018 Best Example of Teamwork student organization award for their competitive efforts in demonstrating college-to-career focus campus-wide. Texas Tech SHRM participates in industry tours and has visited Dallas-Fort Worth area visiting: Toyota, Invitation Homes, and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium and in Lubbock visiting: Sysco, United Supermarkets, and Parkhill Smith & Cooper.

Dallas industry tour

For more information about the Texas Tech SHRM chapter, visit their website or Facebook page. If you are interested in learning about student membership, email Rawls_SHRM@ttu.edu.

2017-2018 Texas Tech SHRM Officers:
Jessica Layton, President
Dallas Nicholas, Senior V.P. of External Affairs
Taylor Winter, Senior V.P. of Operations
Michaela Glendening, V.P of Merit and President Elect
Noelia Saucedo, V.P. of Finance
Ashley McLean, V.P. of Public Relations
Zackery New, V.P. of Administration

About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR 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 us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.