Dallas, Texas [June 2, 2017] — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the University of North Texas at Dallas SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

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

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional Director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.”

SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which lasted from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017.

The UNT Dallas SHRM student chapter is one of the university’s most active campus organizations. Dr. Elizabeth Muniz, assistant professor of business management, serves as the chapter’s advisor. Some of the chapter’s notable initiatives and accolades for 2016-17 included:

  • Student Organization of the Year, UNT Dallas, 2017
  • Emerging Leader of the Year, Zulema Benavides, SHRM President, 2017
  • Veterans Resume and Interviewing Skills Workshop
  • Active participation with the North Texas Compensation Alliance

Media: For more information, contact Ashley Johnson, UNT Dallas PR/Communication Director, at 972-338-1098 and Ashley.Johnson@untdallas.edu.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.