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CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Society For Human ResourceManagement

Name: Society For Human ResourceManagement

Purpose: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was founded in 1948 by a group of 28 individuals. These founding members anticipated the need for a national organization to represent the personnel profession. Their goal was to provide continued professional development opportunities, promote national networking and to generally advance the interests of a profession they recognized as being in transition.

Mission: SHRM serves the needs of the human resource management profession by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. In addition, the society is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.

President: Patricio Mendoza

Vice President: Luis Segundo

Secretary: Tavania Nino

Treasurers: Victoria Alvarez and Eric Rodriguez

Director of Corporate Relations: Trisha Maldonado

Director of Public Relations: Iridiana Garcia

Event Planner Coordinator: Rebeca Rodriguez

Advertising Officer: Angelica Alonzo

Historian: Yulissa Guerrero

Adviser: Management Lecturer Marco Garza

Activities: Participates in university sponsored activities and provides community service opportunities for members. Guest speakers at general meetings provide insight on different topics of expertise or programs they represent.

Awards: University of Texas Pan American Philanthropic Spirit, 2014; Tribute to Success Dean’s Award, 2011-2012; and Bronc Olympics Homecoming, 2012.

Meetings: 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in BUSA Room 111 in Edinburg.

Membership requirements: Students must be enrolled in the current semester and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Members are to pay the set membership of $30.

Contact information: Email Mendoza at patricio.mendoza01@utrgv.edu

National SHRM website: www.shrm.org

SHRM at UTRGV website: www.shrmutrgv.webs.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/shrmutrgv

–Compiled by Lesley Robles

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