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Contact: Angey Saucier
Date: 5/7/04
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ON TOP OF THE NATION - Officers of the Southeastern chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management are, from left, back, co-advisor Toni Phillips, vice president/Merit Award chairman Erik Norman, advisor Carl Phillips, middle, secretary/treasurer Jaci Friloux, president-elect Rachel Beard, social chair Lindsay Reine, public relations coordinator Jennifer Mire, and, front, president Chad Murray.

      HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana University chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has been named one of the top 10 chapters in the nation by the national SHRM organization. The honor, according to SHRM national, is based on merit and active performance.
      Made up of 430 student chapters, SHRM national gave Southeastern a perfect score on its annual merit application, earning the chapter a Superior Merit Award. The chapter will be recognized at the society’s national convention in New Orleans June 27-30. Southeastern will serve as the convention’s host student chapter.
      “Winning this award demonstrates that the Southeastern chapter has done an outstanding job in providing opportunities for growth and development to its members,” said Chuck Salvetti, manager of student programs for SHRM. “It is individuals like those at Southeastern and its chapter leaders that make our organization strong.”
      Southeastern SHRM faculty advisor and management professor Carl Phillips said the chapter’s many activities garnering the top 10 honor included company tours, job shadowing with the City of Covington human resource department, mentoring programs, and scholarships for members taking the professional human resource certification exam.
      Also on this year’s list of activities were visits to professional SHRM chapters, compiling and distributing to employees a resume booklet on Southeastern human resource students, conducting a workshop for the Northshore Region Human Resource Association, and conducting an extensive research project for the Louisiana SHRM Council.
      “Additionally, the chapter sponsored the first Louisiana SHRM Student Leadership Conference in March attended by over 100 people, including numerous human resource professionals as well as students from universities throughout the state,” said chapter president Chad Murray of Ventress.
      Additional chapter officers are Rachel Beard of Denham Springs, president-elect; Erik Norman of Grimstad, Norway, vice president/Merit Award chairman; Jaci Friloux of Luling, secretary/treasurer; Jennifer Mire of Baton Rouge, public relations coordinator; and Lindsay Reine of Slidell, social chair. Management professor Toni Phillips is faculty co-advisor.
      The Society for Human Resource Management's Student Program was created in 1965 “to promote mutually beneficial interaction between human resource management students and practitioners.” There are nearly 10,000 student members nationwide.
      Students interested in becoming a member of SHRM should contact Carl Phillips at 985-549-3081, Toni Phillips at 985-549-3078, or email