FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2010
EDITORIAL CONTACT: L. L. Rollins, Office of News and Public Affairs, 615-898-2919
MTSU STUDENT CHAPTER OF SHRM YIELDS RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE
(MURFREESBORO)—MTSU’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource
Management recently won two national awards for excellence.
Dr. Patrick McCarthy, faculty adviser for MTSU’s SHRM chapter, said its membership was awarded with a Superior Merit Award for 2009-10. The
criteria for this award require an extensive variety of quality professional
programs and activities.
“Remarkably, our MTSU chapter has earned a national merit award in seven of the past nine years, in addition to several individual student awards, including two national Graduate Student of the Year (awards) over the past decade,” said McCarthy, associate professor of psychology.
MTSU’s SHRM chapter also was named among the organization’s National Top-10 Outstanding Student Chapters for 2010.
Referring to this distinction, McCarthy said, “That's an impressive achievement by our students, particularly the graduate students from MTSU's industrial/ organizational psychology program who led these efforts as the chapter officers.”
Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management and represents more than 250,000 members in 140-plus countries. The society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Currently, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.
For more information about MTSU’s SHRM chapter, please contact McCarthy, director of the university’s Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness, at 615-898-2126 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.