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Roanoke College Student SHRM chapter awarded 2016-2017 Merit Award

    June 12, 2017

    Roanoke College Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Roanoke College SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

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

    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.

    “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.” 

    SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to 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. 

    Media: For more information, contact Dr. Johanna Sweet of Roanoke College at 540-375-2491 and

    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 and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.