Student Organization Lauded for 30th Consecutive Year

Release Date: May 20, 2011 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management’s student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has earned the SHRM Superior Merit Award for the 30th consecutive year.

This national 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.

The 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.

“To be recognized by the national organization for 30 consecutive years is an extraordinary achievement,” said Joseph Salamone, associate professor of organization and human resources and chapter co-advisor. “Our chapter’s officers and members once again identified, designed and delivered professional programming worthy of national recognition, and our officers displayed professionalism and solid leadership abilities in maintaining the UB School of Management’s tradition of excellence.”

Salamone also commended co-advisor Josephine Zubek, assistant professor of organization and human resources, for her contributions in guiding the chapter to its achievements.

Zubek also congratulated the chapter and said, “The new executive board kept its priorities straight, its energy on the tasks and its eye on the prize, ultimately achieving success.”

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its 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 and 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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