HR Society earns national recognition

The Blackhawk Technical College chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is one of 21 national chapters awarded the organization’s Outstanding Merit Award, SHRM recently announced.

Five students will represent the BTC chapter when it is honored June 21 in Orlando, Fla., at SHRM’s national conference. Those students are Angela Scott, Steve Stenulson, Corissa Palfrey, Wayne Boardman and Michelle Lomax. Their trips to Orlando are being paid in part by donations from the local SHRM chapter, the Blackhawk Human Resource Association and the BTC Foundation.

Chapters were eligible to earn an award based on the number of activities they completed between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

“Our ultimate goal this year was to help our community with every day issues that arise,’’ the BTC chapter said in a statement issued upon notice of the award. “Our chapter provided direct service and support to individuals such as students, BTC staff members, homeless and less fortunate families, and special need high school students.’’

There are 173 student chapters of SHRM, the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.