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Bridgewater College SHRM Chapter Wins Superior Merit Award

Friday, June 09, 2017


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Superior Merit Award to the Bridgewater College SHRM student chapter for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its student-chapter members.

Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Bridgewater College was one of 149 winners.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 285,000 professional and 20,000 student members in more than 165 countries, the association serves the needs of human resources professionals and advances the interests of the human resources profession.

The Bridgewater chapter earned the award based on the number of activities it completed from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017 Recent initiatives that led to the award include the chapter’s focus on campus and community support projects with mock interviews, and engagement with the Church of the Brethren and the Bridgewater Rotary Club.

“Bridgewater’s SHRM chapter has been an award-winning student chapter since 2011, -receiving the Superior Merit Award for five of the past six years,” said Lou Pugliese, former assistant professor of economics and business administration at Bridgewater who was adviser for the student chapter. “We couldn’t be prouder of the student work that goes into this achievement and our relationship with the Shenandoah Valley SHRM professional chapter that gives our SHRM club outstanding support.”

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