Thursday, June 24, 2021

More Florida SHRM Student Chapters receive Merit Awards!


Congratulations to the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Student Chapter and to the Valdosta State University (VSU) SHRM Student Chapter for being awarded a 2018-2019 Superior Merit Award and a 2018-2019 Merit Award (respectively) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)! Read on for more about these two amazing chapters located in District 3!

FSCJ Student Chapter

The FSCJ Student Chapter achieved the SHRM Student Chapter Superior Merit Award for 2018-2019 accomplishments! To achieve this outstanding achievement, the student chapter, led by Student President Romina Muhametaj, participated in several activities to include hosting multiple educational events and volunteering at SHRM Jacksonville events.

This year, on January 31, the student chapter hosted Success Is Not Always A Straight Line from Point A to Point B facilitated Monica Gallagher (October 3 Consulting) with 57 attendees!  Their second event, held on March 26, was entitled HR: Be a Valuable Partner to a Business Owner Growing the Company with speaker Amy McGeorge (Peoplr).

Since its inception, the FSCJ Student Chapter has received this award on an annual. They were recognized at 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition held in June in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Shirley Learn

L to R: Shirley Learn (Chapter Advisor), Monica Gallagher (Speaker), Professor Harvey Slentz (Faculty Advisor) & Romina Muhametaj (Student Chapter President)

Chris Goddell

L to R: Chris Goddell (Faculty Advisor), Shirley Learn (Chapter Advisor), Amy McGeorge (Speaker) & Romina Muhametaj (Student Chapter President)


VSU Student Chapter

The VSU SHRM Student also received the Merit Award for efforts in 2018-2019. The chapter, led by Taylor Hicks, strive to provide able educational, networking, professional development, volunteering, and mentorship opportunities for our members. Each year VSU SHRM Student Chapter has the largest group of student volunteers at the SHRM Jacksonville Annual Conference and they host a Professional Speaker Series which are just a couple of their initiatives. The VSU SHRM Student Chapter is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in human resources, public administration, business, organizational development, communications, industrial-organizational psychology, and leadership.

SHRM Jacksonville welcomes the new 2019-2020 VSU SHRM Student Chapter Board of Directors led by Student Chapter President, Austin Gonzalez!

John Price

L to R: John Price, Sydney Oliver, Austin Gonzalez, Danielle Des Anges, Briana Collins and Payal Desai



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