LWIT Student Chapter Receives SHRM's Superior Merit Award
Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWIT) Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter has once again received the Superior Merit Award from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) organization for 2012. The LWIT-SHRM Student Chapter was honored for their "exceptional job of providing opportunities for growth and development to its student chapter members."
"Outstanding news for our chapter," says Greg Roberts, LWIT's Executive Director of Human Resources and the group's co-adviser with Ren'ee Mangini, SPHR, GPHR, lead faculty member, and HR program coordinator in the school's Human Resources Management program. "Ren'ee has worked very hard to get students involved in the chapter and aligning our chapter's activities and curriculum with SHRM." The LWIT-SHRM Student Chapter has received a plaque to display at the college.
To receive this award, the LWIT Chapter has been involved in several SHRM regional and local events, Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) events, and has sponsored special events for its members over the last year. These include:
- Volunteering student assistance for the Lake Washington Human Resource Association (LWHRA) Silent Auction, 2011 NHRMA Annual Conference, and WSC Legal & Legislative Conference.
- Hosted the NHRMA 2012 Retreat & Board meeting.
- Interacting with legislators during the SHRM Washington State Council 2012 HR Day on the Hill in Olympia, WA. And congress members via a letter writing campaign to address issues that effect HR.
- Sponsoring special chapter events, including scheduling guest speakers from LWIT's executive staff, LWHRA, and human resource professionals from the northwest business community.
- Supporting LWIT Associated Student Government college-wide events and student club organization initiatives.
- Developing new club member communications pieces and networking tools by setting up Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the chapter.
- Supporting local communities through various charitable giving drives.
- Successfully executed a See's Candy Fundraiser that increased the chapter's funds by 50%. The money was used to fund student chapter member's attendance and competition in the NHRMA Student Conference and Case Competition.
- Student team competed in the NHRMA Student Conference and Case Competition in Portland Oregon.