UOG SHRM earns Outstanding Student Chapter Award
The national Society for Human Resource Management organization awarded the University of Guam SHRM Student Chapter the Outstanding Student Chapter Award last month for its 2021–2022 achievements.
The performance-based award is the highest award given by the national SHRM organization. Chapters are recognized based on their operations, programming, professional development, and engagement.
The SHRM Outstanding Chapters are selected from the Superior Merit Award winners, and only 10 to 15 student chapters get this recognition, said Richard Colfax, UOG Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management and the chapter’s co-advisor.
Since its inception, the University’s student chapter has won the award four times, as well as the Superior Merit Award annually for 25 years.
“The uniqueness of this student chapter is in its student membership, which is comprised of students who are resilient and foster creative ideas, and have professionalism among themselves,” said Joann Diego, the chapter’s founding member and faculty adviser.
From preparing students for the professional SHRM-Certified Professional exam to hosting a mock job fair every semester, the UOG SHRM Chapter officers were determined to provide a meaningful experience as well as professional development opportunities for their members.
“Winning this award demonstrates UOG SHRM’s successful implementation of programs and activities that are created to help not only our student members but also the community. It stands as a symbol of dedication in maintaining the outstanding work and immense effort that goes into building a pleasant and resourceful student organization,” said Mariane Mendoza, the president of the student chapter for the 2021 school year.
Fañomnåkan 2022 SHRM President Denzyl Ngiralmau added that the award is a true reflection of the chapter’s dedication, initiative, and perseverance.