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Clayton State University SHRM Student Chapter Receives Honorable Mention Award

Jun 04 2015

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2014-2015 Honorable Mention Award designation to the Clayton State University SHRM student chapter for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 professional and 20,000 student members in more than 160 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

“SHRM is pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Student Chapter Merit Award winners. These chapters, led by an inspiring and dedicated group of student volunteers and chapter advisors, truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, divisional director, east and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements, which go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments, is commendable, and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, the local community and beyond. The future of HR shines bright knowing these students are among those leading the way.”

Chapters had the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which ran from Apr. 1, 2014, to Mar. 31, 2015.

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.

The Clayton State University SHRM student chapter receives a digital logo for use in electronic or print communications and will be recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.

The Clayton State University SHRM student chapter accomplished several stellar recognitions in the 2014-2015 school year. In spring of 2014, the student chapter received “Best in Georgia” award by GA SHRM State Council. This was the first time a student chapter was recognized as the “Best in Georgia.”

In spring of 2015, the immediate past president, Xavier Smith, and chapter advisor, Dr. Leon Prieto, participated in a HR paper competition. Their professional paper was recognized and published as the Winning Paper by the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

Also in spring of 2015, three members of the student chapter, President Krystle Carter, Marketing Director Chelsie Glanton, and Student Consultant Martina Moore participated in the National SHRM Case Competition in Baltimore. These students placed in the Top 10 in the undergrad competition. In April 2015, the student chapter was nominated for the Pegasus Award by its sponsoring chapter, SHRM-Atlanta.

For more information about SHRM’s Student Chapter Merit Award program, visit

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