Cameron University student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), sponsored by the School of Business, welcomed 25 new members with an induction ceremony on April 29. The Honorable Fred Fitch, Mayor of the City of Lawton, delivered the keynote address in which he discussed leadership, teamwork and Human Resource practices. SHRM is an international organization devoted to human resource management. Yasmin Berber, a business administration major, will serve as the chapter's president for the next year. Cameron faculty members Dr. Sylvia Burgess and Dr. Ali Soylu serve as faculty advisors for the chapter.
Students inducted are listed by hometown:
Bareilly, India: Ashish K. Pathak
Cache: Claudia Abramson
Duncan: Anthony Olivo
Elgin: Danielle Blackburn
Fletcher: Angelica Evans
Lawton/Fort Sill: Gardy Alvarez, Danielle Amaro, Yasmin Berber, Rodney Brown, Rosalyn Cash, Cathy Cheesman, Achina Eiwer, Rosalia Jaume, Kimberly Leonard, Vivian Mace, Don McDevitt, Amparo Pinzon Arce, Candace Thagard, Howard Thagard, MariaCarmen Vonstocki-Orozo
Marlow: Rhonda Killian
Olustee: Emilia Lopez
Port St. Lucie, FL: Carrie-Ann Carrier
Potworks Estate, St. Kitts and Nevis: Michael Webbe
San Salvador, El Salvador: Daniela Medina Zayas
With chapters in more than 140 countries, SHRM is a professional association which represents workers in the field of human resources. The organization works to promote the role of human resources as a profession and provides education, certification, and networking to its members while lobbying Congress on issues pertinent to personnel management and human resources
SHRM's Student Program was created in 1965 to promote mutually beneficial interaction between HRM students and practitioners. The program now includes more than 450 student chapters.
Chapters invite local business people to speak to the members about current developments in the business world and how they will impact future workers. Beyond the regular meetings, chapters organize a variety of activities including company tours, student conferences, resume writing and interviewing workshops, fundraisers, internship programs, and social events. These activities allow students to learn more about human resource management while building relationships with local professionals and other students.
May 5, 2010