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MEI-SHRM Awarded Silver EXCEL Award

    March 17, 2016

    Metro East Illinois SHRM Chapter Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession

    March 16, 2016 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Metro East Illinois SHRM its prestigious Silver EXCEL Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2015.

    The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.

    “SHRM rewards chapters and councils that demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing the human resources profession through service to the community, local networking and professional development activities,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Advancing the HR profession is at the heart of what SHRM does and Metro East Illinois SHRM Chapter’s work this year helps us further showcase that mission.”

    The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met. Metro East Illinois SHRM Chapter will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and a special banner to display at its meetings and events.

    Chapter accomplishments:

    • Secured 3 platinum level corporate sponsors
    • Surpassed strategic goal to increase chapter membership
    • 100% of programming eligible for recertification credits
    • Championed SHRM Learning System in partnership with Lewis & Clark Community College

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    Media: For more information, contact Reba Phillips, President, MEI-SHRM at  or visit our website at  Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at Collinsville Area Recreation Center, #10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, Illinois 62234, from Noon until 1:30 p.m. and lunch is provided.

    About the Society for Human Resource Management

    Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.