SHRM Student Chapter leaders receive scholarship award

For release:  November 1, 2016

Tyler Stegall and Tiyana Childres, both honors management human resource concentration students, received the James House Williamson HR Excellence award at the recent Tennessee State Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Conference held in Memphis. This award recognizes students who have achieved excellence in the Human Resource (HR) field while pursuing their degree. The award is given by the Tennessee State SHRM Council.

One aspect of the students' accomplishments was their participation in impressive HR internships. Tyler received an HR internship with the City of Memphis in the fall of 2015 and was quickly promoted to head all of the city's Urban Fellows Internship Program. Tiyana, as a sophomore, received a summer HR compensation internship with AutoZone and was asked to remain for the fall semester.

In addition to their internships, they are student leaders in Fogelman, having both participated in The Complete Professional Program and the FCBE Helen Hardin Honors programs. They are the top leaders of the SHRM Student Chapter; Tyler currently serves as president and Tiyana serves as vice-president. Both students were recognized at the Tennessee State SHRM conference awards luncheon and received a $2,000 scholarship for their leadership in the Memphis HR student community.

"We are very proud of Tyler and Tiyana and know that they will be an inspiration to other human resource concentration students," said Dr. Chuck Pierce, chair of the Management Department.

"These students are taking full advantage of the development and leadership opportunities offered at the Fogelman College and their participation has helped them have a true competitive advantage in the workplace," said Dr. Kathy Tuberville, SHRM faculty co-advisor and director of the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center.

Thirteen FCBE SHRM student chapter members attended the state conference with the support of Dr. Charles Pierce, chair of the Department of Management, and SHRM Professional Chapter President, Mrs. Tisch McDaniel of Verso, Inc.," said Dr. Carol Danehower, faculty co-advisor of the UM Student SHRM chapter.