Student HR Organization Wins Superior Merit Award

Release Date: May 4, 2009 This content is archived.


Buffalo, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has earned the SHRM Superior Merit Award.

The award recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and programs that support the professional development of members as well as the SHRM organization and the HR profession. This marks the chapter’s 28th consecutive year of national recognition.

The School of Management’s SHRM chapter was recognized for a variety of activities, including hosting a variety of professional speakers and workshops; conducting an interviewing workshop for the school’s Entrepreneurship Training Program for high school students; developing and distributing a résumé book to assist members searching for jobs; publishing a monthly newsletter; and assisting and attending meetings for the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association.

“Our SHRM students are to be commended for the quality and scope of their efforts,” said Joseph Salamone, associate professor of organization and human resources in the School of Management and the chapter’s advisor. “Each of them contributes to our chapter’s successes and in so doing displays the skill sets and talents needed for successful careers.”

The Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management No. 9 in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek has ranked the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system that is its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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