SHRM Chapters Receive Top Merit Award


SHRM Chapters Receive Top Merit Award

September 9, 2022

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapters at the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses have both received a 2021-22 Senior Merit Designation from the from the National Chapter of SHRM for providing excellent opportunities for growth and development to student members of the Chapter.

The SHRM Student Chapter Merit Awards program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and recognizes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support from the human resources profession, and commitment from SHRM.

“Members of our SHRM Student Chapters represent the next generation of HR leaders, and it is critical to recognize the instrumental role they play in SHRM’s success,” said SHRM President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. “The hard work of the WIU Chapters shows that the future of the profession is, indeed, in good hands. I applaud their accomplishments and their ability to foster innovative programming, development and interest in HR as we navigate ever-changing workplaces.

SHRM Student Chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the Merit Rewards Cycle, May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022. WIU SHRM Student Chapters have had a busy year and have invited a number of HR professionals to give presentations and discuss HR certifications, and many student members have also completed value-added HR internships.

For more information on the Macomb Chapter, visit or contact Bruce Western at [email protected] For more information on the QC chapter, visit or contact Susan Stewart at [email protected]

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting the changing workplaces of today. With more than 300,000 HR members and business leaders in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families around the world. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.

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