We always want to honor our members who have received an award while they are students at UT Dallas. This is a way to both congratulate as well as encourage our members to succeed in whatever they participate in while they are in school. We at SHRM UTD would like to say “Great Job!” to every member featured!

2018-2019 Superior Merit Award Logo   The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2018-2019 Superior Merit Award to the UT Dallas SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.
The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter
requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.

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“Our Chapter is honored to have won the Superior Merit Award 2 years in a row. As stated previously, this is the highest award a student chapter can be awarded, and we are very pleased. As our HR Management degree continues to flourish at UTD, the officers of this chapter are expecting more members to engage and support the Human Resources Profession. It is a great honor to have received this award from the SHRM national level 2 consecutive years! All of the officers will continue to work hard, and we are very thankful for the support we receive from the local HR professionals.”

– Quinn Love, Director of Marketing


“The Society for Human Resource Management at the University of Texas at Dallas is honored to be awarded the 2015 – 2016 Student Chapter Superior Merit Award. This is the highest honor for a student chapter and we are beyond excited to have received this award for the first time ever! It is a great honor to be recognized on a national level by SHRM and to represent our school so well. I am proud of our entire leadership team who were the heart and soul behind our Chapter’s success. A sincere thank you to our leadership team and all those who have supported our Chapter in the local community. We will continue to make you proud!”

-Jessica Lightfoot, President

About the award

The Student Chapter Merit Award program recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and programs in four broad areas:

  1. Chapter Operations
  2. Chapter Programming and Professional Development of Members
  3. Support of the Human Resource Profession
  4. SHRM Engagement