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Robert Denomy Award for Student Leadership

    Nomination Form Link

    PURPOSE

    This award recognizes two undergraduate students who have performed outstanding service to the HR profession and to the Association in the NHRMA region, in the best tradition of Bob Denomy.  Bob Denomy is remembered for his many years of service as a PNPMA/NHRMA Association Director, providing significant support to the growth and development of student HR programs in the Pacific Northwest.  The intent of the award is to recognize student performance as it adheres to the stated goals of the Association.

    ELIGIBILITY

    All students who are dues-paying members of a SHRM chapter in the NHRMA Region and who either are curently in a degree-seeking program at any time during the most recent academic year (September to June) or who have graduated within three months of the deadline are eligible.  No student may win the award more than one time.  Undergraduate students, whether continuing or graduating, are eligible.  

    NOMINATION CRITERIA
    • Service in local student SHRM chapter
    • Leadership experience (may include student chapter leadership, interaction between the student and professional SHRM chapters, involvement in additional student or professional development groups, such as Toastmasters, etc.)
    • Dedicated service to the local community (for example: volunteer work)
    • Experience related to student HR projects, internships held, or work experience (if any)
    NOMINATION PROCEDURE

    Any SHRM member or Faculty Advisor may nominate a student for the award.  Self-nominations will also be accepted.

    The nomination form should include:

    • Student statement indicating evidence of the nominee’s satisfaction of the award criteria including but not limited to (as applicable)
    • Service in local student SHRM chapter
    • Related student projects, internships, or work experience (if any)
    • a 500-600 word essay describing the leadership experience of the student
    • At the discretion of the selection committee, finalists may be interviewed (either via a written request or telephone) if additional information is desired.
    AWARD RECIPIENTS

    Recipients will receive the following:

    • A $500 Scholarship
    • SHRM Student to Professional Membership paid for two years upon graduation
    • A certificate commemorating the award
    • Picture and article summarizing achievement in the NHRMA association newsletter as well as other social media and with SHRM.
    • Recognition at the NHRMA Conference for self and Advisor

    Please note, due to the monetary value of the scholarsips and SHRM memberships awarded, NHRMA will no longer be including the cost of attendance to the conference for the award recipient or their advisor.

    NOMINATION DEADLINE

    Submit electronic nominations via the nomination form link at the top of this page by July 29, 2022.

    NOTIFICATION PROCESS

    Once a nomination is received, written notification will be sent to both the nominating party and to the nominee.  An appointed selection committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the NHRMA Board who will make the final decision on recipients.  Following this decision, the nominating party and nominee will be notified by phone.

    SELECTION COMMITTIEE

    Once an application is received, written notification will be sent to the nominating party and to the nominee.  An appointed selection committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the NHRMA Board who will make the final decision on recipients.  Following this decision, the nominating party and nominee will be notified by phone.

    QUESTIONS

    Contact: awards@nhrma.co or by calling Shellie Brighton at 206-453-8075.