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New Student Organization, ONUSHRM, Chartered

The new ONU Society for Human Resource Management (ONUSHRM) student chapter was chartered on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The charter was presented by Charles Okorowski, president of Lima SHRM. Okorowski discussed human resources as a profession and "having a seat" at the table in terms of helping to develop corporate strategy and supporting decision-making.

Sworn in as ONUSHRM officers for 2010-2011 were: President Ericka Holcomb, a senior management student from Bloomington, Ind.; Vice President Christian Huelsman, a junior in sports management from Wellington, Ohio; Treasurer Jared Simon, a senior in management from Monroeville, Ohio; Secretary Mary Paraskos, a junior in marketing from Orrville, Ohio; and Programming/Fundraising Melissa Smith, a senior in management from Utica, Ohio.  Professor David M. Savino is the chapter advisor.

Ohio Northern University SHRM was started as a way to spread awareness of the human resources as a profession among the students of the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration and the University.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.