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September 22, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Receives Charter from HR Management Society for New Student Chapter

The University of Texas at Tyller has been granted a charter for a student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management on campus.

A chartering ceremony for the new student SHRM chapter will be 5 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 in the UT Tyler Business Building, room 110. The chapter’s student officers will be officially installed, and Dr. Harold Doty, College of Business and Technology dean, will serve as keynote speaker.

Dr. James H. Browne, associate professor of management, and Dr. Paul Roberts, associate professor of technology, will serve as the student chapter’s faculty advisers.

The student SHRM chapter is sponsored by the East Texas Human Resource Association.

Since 2005, ETHRA has established a scholarship fund to assist UT Tyler students pursuing a degree related to the human resource management field.

SHRM serves the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. SHRM includes a global membership of more than 250,000, including members in 120 countries. More than 450 affiliated SHRM student chapters offer local activities on university campuses throughout the United States.

In addition, the society is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that human resource is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. 

For more information about the UT Tyler School of Human Resource

Development and Technology, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/hrdt/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. 


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