DeVry University SHRM Student Chapter Recognized for Excellence in Preparing HR Leaders of Tomorrow

By News Staff


DeVry University's Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter has been recognized with the prestigious 2022-2023 SHRM MERIT Award for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members. The SHRM MERIT Award is given annually to chapters that demonstrate outstanding achievements in chapter operations, professional development, and support of the HR profession.


DeVry University's student SHRM chapter's mission is to cultivate and support students interested in pursuing careers in human resource management. Through innovative programs, networking events, and educational resources, the chapter prepares students to become the next generation of HR leaders.  


"This award is a testament to our student group's collective efforts," said Sheila Colon, DeVry University's Student SHRM Chapter president. "The countless hours of hard work, dedication and commitment by our members proves when we come together with a shared purpose, we can make incredible things happen."


"I commend the students on their dedication to, and enthusiasm for, HR. I know the future of the profession is in good hands," added Dr. Linda Wayerski, who leads DeVry’s SHRM student chapter.


The SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award program highlights chapters that demonstrate effective operations, member programming, professional development initiatives, support of the HR profession, and engagement with SHRM.


"SHRM student chapter members embody the upcoming cohort of HR trailblazers, and it's vital to highlight their achievements,” said Michael P. Aitken, Membership Society for Human Resource Management senior vice president. "The dedication displayed by DeVry University underscores that the future of the profession is in good hands. I commend their achievements and their adeptness in cultivating inventive initiatives, growth, and enthusiasm for HR, especially as we steer through evolving work landscapes."


The chapter is poised to continue providing meaningful opportunities for learning, networking, and career growth at DeVry University.

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