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Applications are now being accepted for undergraduate scholarships ($2,500), graduate scholarships ($5,000) and certification scholarships ($750) for HR professional members. Those that are SHRM professional members are eligible for these scholarships. For more information visit the SHRM Foundation scholarship page. 

Deadline for academic and certification scholarship applications is July 15, 2016. To apply for a SHRM Foundation academic or certification scholarship visit our HR professional scholarship page.



Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for
graduate study in HR

The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR supports those who want to leverage significant past contributions to the HR management field and who plan to continue contributing to the profession by earning a master's degree in HR.

One recipient is selected annually to receive a fellowship of up to $10,000. Each fellowship is renewable for one additional year for a total of two years of graduate study and up to $20,000 total for the fellowship.

For more information visit the Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship webpage. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2016.


  • For those State Board Members that wanted Cathy Muldoon's slide from the June 4th State Board meeting in Bloomington. Here are the two attachments: Action_Plan_Worksheet.xlsx and Road_Map.xlsx

  • Deb Stachowski was named the winner of 2013 Teresa Knutson Award!

  • Minnesota chapters and volunteers were highlighted in the SHRM Conference Daily on June 17, 2013 at the Annual Conference in Chicago.  See attached.

  • SHRM was on Minnesota Public Radio!  Central Minnesota colleges pick up pace in manufacturing trainingClick here to view
  • Employers across the country have complained for years about the so-called skills gap. A national survey released last month by the Society for Human Resource Management showed that nearly half of employers said candidates didn't have the right skills for the job.


SHRM Online: HR News


 2012 Archived News Articles


Deb Moorman from Alexandria Extrusion has been selected by West Central Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management as the recipient for the 2011 Human Resources Award of Excellence. This award honors a human resource (HR) professional who has made significant contributions to the HR profession and to his or her place of employment. The award criteria requires that the recipient be instrumental in the development of HR strategies and support the strategic goals of their organization. In addition, the recipient of the award must possess impeccable ethical standards and serve as a great role model, setting standards for others to follow. Moorman is a human resource supervisor at Alexandria Extrusion Company (AEC) and is highly respected within the organization. She has developed many HR tools used today at the company and across all business units of its corporate headquarters of Alexandria Industries. She is heavily involved with the hiring process, including compensation strategies, policies and procedures. She was also instrumental in AEC achieving Minnesota Star certification and is the driving force behind the company’s award winning wellness benefit program. She’s involved in the community as a volunteer for Junior Achievement, the HR team at her church and the Cub Scout/Boy Scout programs. She served as president of West Central Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management from 2010 to 2012.

Article from the Alexandria Echo Press 3/16/12

Posted on March 22, 2012




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