U.T. Arlington Student Chapter Receives Distinguished Award

June 6, 2011—The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has conferred the 2010-2011 Superior Merit Award designation to the U.T. Arlington Student SHRM Chapter for an exceptional job of providing opportunities for growth and development to its student chapter members.

The College of Business offers a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. It is the only master’s program of its kind in the North Texas region, preparing students for advanced careers as human resource managers in corporate and industrial firms, as well as government and nonprofit organizations.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 professional and student members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated professional chapters and more than 450 student chapters within the United States as well as subsidiary offices in China and India.

“SHRM is pleased to announce our 2010-2011 Superior Merit and Merit Student Chapters. These chapters worked extremely hard this year. Their efforts to provide networking and educational programming to human resources students and to increase their exposure to the field of HR are evidence of their desire to achieve,” said Chuck Salvetti, SHRM’s Student and Young Professional Programs Manager.

A record 138 SHRM-affiliated student chapters participated in this year’s national merit award program. Chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which ran from April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011. For the 2010-2011 Merit Award period, 109 chapters received a Superior Merit Award designation, 17 chapters achieved Merit Award status, and 12 chapters received the Honorable Mention designation.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, exists to develop more effective student chapters, and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in four areas: basic student chapter requirements, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and partnership with SHRM.

Learn more about SHRM’s Student Chapter Merit Award program.

About the U.T. Arlington College of Business

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business is home to innovative educators who know business—a place where blazing new trails is the norm. The college prepares more than 5,500 students each year for their roles as leaders, innovators and influencers in the global community. The College of Business is among the nation's most productive business schools in published academic research. The college is in an elite group of U.S. business schools fully accredited at all degree levels in both business administration and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.