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Robert Denomy Award for Student Leadership

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    Purpose

    This award recognizes one undergraduate student who has 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 are in a degree seeking program at any time during the most recent academic year (September to June) are eligible.  No student may win the award more than one time.  Undergraduate students, whether continuing or graduating, are eligible.  

    Criteria for Nomination
    • 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 as it correlates to student learning such as student projects, internships held, or work experience (if any)
    • Student grade point average (GPA) including HR related coursework
    • Student professional goals associated with a career in Human Resources
    Application Procedure

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

    The application form should include:

    • A nominating letter/recommendation from a faculty advisor or SHRM member indicating evidence of the nominee’s satisfaction of the award criteria
    • An additional letter of recommendation from a human resource professional
    • 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
    • Leadership experience related to the pursuit of a career in Human Resources
    • Service in local community
    • Related student projects, internships, or work experience (if any)
    • Outline of students long term professional goals
    • Copy of a current transcript, reflecting overall student GPA and human resource coursework
    • At the discretion of the selection committee, finalists may be interviewed (either via written request or telephone) if additional information is desired.
    Recipient Awards

    Recipients will receive the following:

    • A monetary award of $1,000
    • A free NHRMA conference registration for the current year
    • Reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference
    • A commemorative engraved plaque
    • Picture and article summarizing achievement in the NHRMA conference brochure and NHRMA association newsletter
    • Formal recognition at the NHRMA Conference
    • Recognition of the Sponsoring Faculty Advisor at the NHRMA Conference with an engraved plaque (if applicable)
    Application Deadline

    Submit electronic applications via the Nomination Form by July 1, 2020.

    Notification Process

    Once an application 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 Committee

    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 Sallie Stuvek at 907-322-7624.