Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Student Chapter of SHRM continues its string of excellence


In continuance of its chapter’s excellence, a team of Management students has for the fourth consecutive year received a professional human resources organization’s highest honor.

Kathy Clark

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has awarded the Clemson University Chapter its Superior Merit Award, the highest achievable bestowed by the worldwide human resources professional society.

It is the fourth year in a row the Clemson Student Chapter, based in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business’ Department of Management, has achieved SHRM’S top award, which recognizes outstanding activities and projects by collegiate chapters. Chapters receiving the society’s top award must excel in chapter operations, chapter programming, professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.

“I am very proud of our chapter’s achievements, and especially the officers who persevered through the pandemic obstacles,” said Kathy Clark, Department of Management senior lecturer and faculty adviser for the Clemson Chapter. “Their enthusiasm, energy and dedication to remotely deliver quality programs won us this award.  They kept our members involved and informed in H.R. career opportunities.  I would also like to thank the Greenville SHRM chapter for their continuing support of the students.”

Clemson Chapter leadership team members for the 2020-21 academic year included: Lane Tillman, president; Courtney Sciarro, vice president; Elise Kent, communications director; and Sarah Carulli, secretary/treasurer.

SHRM credited Lane Tillman and Courtney Sciarro for ensuring chapter members were continuing to receive professional development opportunities, despite the obstacles presented by the pandemic.

“The hard work of the Clemson University chapter shows the future of the profession is, indeed, in good hands. I applaud their efforts at fostering innovative programming, development and interest in HR as we navigate changing workplaces,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM president and CEO. “The chapter welcomed speakers from Clemson’s own Human Resources department as well as chapter alumni who are currently filling H.R. roles at various companies.”

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. The Clemson University chapter can be reached at shrm@clemson.edu.

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