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WIU Society of Human Resource Management Chapters Win Merit Awards

September 19, 2016

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL - - The Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and Macomb student chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) each received a merit award from the national chapter of SHRM for the 2015-16 academic year.

The national chapter of SHRM awards student chapters for meeting a variety of activity requirements during the academic year, which include chapter operations, fundraising, legislative advocacy, hosting seminars or conferences, interacting with the local professional SHRM chapters, attending SHRM conferences, supporting the SHRM Foundation and participating in internships, mentorships and promoting or taking the Assurance of Learning exam.

"Both of these chapters are very deserving of this recognition," said Bruce Western, instructor in the management and marketing department and Macomb campus SHRM advisor. "We are so proud of how hard the students work."

"These student organizations do so much for our students and campus community. I'm thrilled to know they were honored in this way," added Susan Stewart, professor in the management and marketing department and Quad Cities campus SHRM advisor.

Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world's largest human resource membership organization devoted to human resource management and represents more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, with more than 600 affiliated chapters within the United States.

For more information on the WIU-QC chapter, visit For more information on the WIU Macomb chapter, visit

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