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JMU SHRM Chapter Hosts Lunch

to Bring Together Students, Local Professionals


by Karen Doss Bowman

 
Group photo at 2016 SHRM Luncheon

James Madison University’s (JMU) chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently hosted a luncheon, inviting members of the local professional chapter, Shenandoah Valley SHRM, and  Bridgewater College’s SHRM chapter.

Guest speaker, Mary Gowan, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, dean of the College of Business (CoB) spoke on “Thinking and Measuring Strategically: A Primer for HR Professionals.” She emphasized the importance of strategically structuring HR practices and decision-making to match the organization’s goals.

The event, held in the Montpelier Room of E-Hall, drew nearly 60 local human resources professionals and 20 students from JMU and Bridgewater College, according to management professor Laura Leduc, faculty adviser for JMU’s SHRM chapter.

Dean Mary Gowan speaking at SHRM LuncheonKatie Miller, a student majoring in human resources and the director of marketing for JMU’s chapter of SHRM, appreciated the opportunity to network with local professionals.

“I really liked being able to sit with people from the Shenandoah Valley SHRM chapter and getting to know professionals that work around the valley,” Miller says.

Published: Friday, February 12, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2018

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