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BC Wins SHRM Merit Award for the Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Bridgewater College's chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has been named a Superior Merit Award winner for excellence and achievement in the 2012-13 school year by SHRM's national organization.

Bridgewater is one of only two Virginia schools to have achieved this level of merit (27 were eligible to compete) and one of only 84 Superior-level recipients internationally.

The annual Merit Award program recognizes chapters for activities that enhance the professional development of members and the professional operation of the chapter's program. Each chapter applying for a Merit Award is required to formally outline its activities, which are then evaluated by the national organization. A program earns a Merit Award if it accumulates enough points for its activities.

The Bridgewater chapter, which was chartered in March 2007, is also an affiliate of the Shenandoah Valley SHRM.

The Society of Human Resource Management is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 250,000 members in approximately 140 countries. There are 575 chapters in the United States. The Society’s mission is to serve the needs of human resources professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available and to advance the human resource profession.

Benefits of Bridgewater's student-chapter affiliation with SHRM include access to information sources, networking opportunities, eligibility for scholarships and enhanced employment opportunities.

Posted 6/25/13

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