UOG SHRM Student Chapter Receives Superior Merit Award


Guam – The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has awarded the “Superior Merit Award” to the University of Guam SHRM Student Chapter.

The award nationally recognizes the UOG SHRM Student Chapter for its outstanding activities and projects in 2012-2013.  This marks the 15th time the UOG SHRM Student Chapter has received this distinction.

[L-R:   Faculty Advisor Dr. Richard Colfax, UOG SHRM Student Chapter Vice President, President Gabryel Franquez, Public Relations Officer Andrea Carlos, President Ashley Charfauros, and member Phillip Bamba.]

To be eligible for the Superior Merit Award, a chapter must meet all chapter affiliation requirements and complete a variety of activities including chapter operations, fundraising, legislative advocacy, hosting seminars or conferences, interacting with the local professional SHRM chapters, attending SHRM conferences, supporting the SHRM Foundation and participating in internships, and mentorships to name a few.

“The student officers and members have once again made this possible,” said Dr. Richard Colfax, Faculty Advisor. “Their hard work, dedication, activities and collaboration have earned them this recognition from SHRM. I am proud and honored to be the advisor for this wonderful, great student chapter which exemplifies UOG’s Excellence.”

The UOG SHRM Student Chapter will be recognized at the SHRM Annual Student Conference and the Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago this month. Attending the conferences are UOG SHRM Student Chapter President Ashley Charfauros, Vice President Gabryel Franquez Public Relations Officer Andrea Carlos Member Phillip Bamba and Faculty Advisor Dr. Richard Colfax.

The conferences are the largest for Human Resources professionals with nearly 15,000 attending each year.  Among featured conference speakers this year are US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, best-selling author Daniel Pink, and renowned journalist Fareed Zakaria.