Thursday, May 29, 2014

Student Achievement at Illinois State University

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2013-2014 Outstanding Student Chapter designation to the Illinois State University-SHRM student chapter. This designation is awarded to a select number of SHRM student chapters whose programs and activities were at a level that distinguished them from other chapters. This marks the second time ISU-SHRM has been recognized as an Outstanding Student Chapter, first in 2010.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 professional and 19,000 student members in over 140 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

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 ISU-SHRM student chapter is advised by Dr. Joseph M. Goodman and Dr. Nathan Hartman, Department of Management and Quantitative Methods. “I’m pleased with our students’ efforts and accomplishments,” stated Dr. Goodman. “ISU-SHRM has a tradition of excellence. The chapter has achieved the Superior Merit Award consecutively for the past 13 years. To be recognized by our national organization twice, as an Outstanding Student Chapter, is an honor and a reflection of some very talented young professionals.”

For more information about Illinois State University’s human resource management concentration, contact Dr. John Bantham, Department of Management and Quantitative Methods Chair, Dr. Joseph Goodman, SPHR, Associate Professor of Management, or visit the department’s website at