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Mount Union Student Chapter Receives Merit Award from SHRM

July 31, 2020

ALLIANCE, Ohio — On Thursday, July 30, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) bestowed a 2019-2020 Merit Award designation to the University of Mount Union SHRM Student Chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members. 

The SHRM student chapter merit award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“Today’s members of our student chapters are the HR leaders of tomorrow. They are the movers and shakers of the future, and we cannot understate the vital role they play in SHRM’s success,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM president and CEO. “The University of Mount Union SHRM Student Chapter is evidence that the future of HR is, indeed, in good hands. I applaud their accomplishments and ability to fiercely move forward during a time of such change and uncertainty in the workplace.”

SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020. 

The Mount Union Student SHRM chapter started operations in September 2019 and has since then engaged in numerous activities including a children’s book drive, which collected more than 300 books for the Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter; invited HR professionals to campus as guest speakers; participated in mock interviews and collaborated with the Department of Business to host an internship symposium. 

The 2019-2020 dynamic chapter leadership team was comprised of the following:

  • President - Eliza Days ’20, a human resource management and marketing graduate of Carrolton, Ohio
  • Vice President - Quinnlan Crowe ’20, a French and human resource management graduate of New Springfield, Ohio
  • Secretary - Morgan Boswell ’20, a human resource management and marketing graduate of New London, Ohio
  • Treasurer - Danielle Ester ’21, a human resource management major of Copley, Ohio
  • Merit Award Coordinator - Katie Brodbeck ’21, a human resource management major of Hudson, Ohio 

For more information about the chapter, please contact Dr. Anne Christo-Baker, Chair of the Department of Business and SHRM chapter advisor, at

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