EKU’s Society for Human Resource Management (Maroon SHRM) is a student run organization open to all majors interested in the human resource management profession.
Members engage in a number of professional, charitable, and service projects throughout the semester. Maroon SHRM currently holds officer elections at the beginning of each semester, providing students a channel in which to exercise leadership.
Pictured (left to right) are the senior Fall 2015 Maroon SHRM officers:
- Jonathan Arnold (Management, Irvine) - Chief Operating Officer
- Alicia Arnold (Management, Irvine) - Chief Executive Officer
- Lauren Mitchell (Management, Lexington) - Chief Operating Officer
- Nathan Hall (Human Resources Management, Richmond) - Chief Financial Officer
- Steven Colemire (Management, Augusta) - Chief Learning Officer
The group also regularly invites professionals to dialogue on topics of interest. At their November meeting, Ms. Amanda Baker, 2002 alumna with a degree in Management and an HR option, spoke to the group. Ms. Baker is Human Resources Manager for Sherwin Williams Manufacturing facility in Richmond. A native of Manchester, Ms. Baker had an internship working in HR at Sherwin Williams while a student at Eastern and has been with Sherwin Williams since graduation, progressing to her position today as chief HR administrator for the entire plant complex. Sherwin Williams is a paint manufacturer, resin manufacturer, and distribution service center for automotive coatings and products. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified, they have approximately 300 employees operating in a participative team environment and received the Automotive Division Site of the Year award for 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Members also receive a wide variety of professional benefits from participating in Maroon SHRM. Other events include guest speakers from business leaders in related industries, insight into graduate school options, plant walkthroughs, and other networking experiences. Maroon SHRM meetings are posted on the SHRM bulletin board outside of Room 102 in the EKU Business and Technology Center. If you are interesting in joining Maroon SHRM in the spring 2016 term contact the faculty advisor, Professor Allen D. Engle at email@example.com.