UNT Dallas Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World's Largest HR Association



June 6, 2018 (DALLAS) — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded a 2017-18 Superior Merit Award to the University of North Texas at Dallas 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 areas of student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“Thanks to the hard work of our UNT Dallas faculty members and students, we have had an outstanding SHRM student chapter on our campus for the past three years. Recognition by SHRM means our student chapter is one of the best in the world,” said Dr. Karen Shumway, Dean of the UNT Dallas School of Business. “I could not be more proud of everyone who has contributed to and been engaged with this first-class student organization.”

SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society with 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.

Its 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.

“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.