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Reprinted from the NYS SHRM Website:


Scholarship Application: (Click link below and scroll to bottom of web page to access the link to the scholarship application)

The NY State SHRM  has announced the deadline for the 3rd Annual Dennis Ryan Memorial Volunteer Award is June 15, 2015. The winner will receive one full NYS SHRM Annual Conference registration for the September 20 – 22, 2015, “NY: HR State of Mind” at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. (The award includes lodging expenses for Sunday and Monday evening, if necessary, transportation reimbursement, and meals covered for Sunday-Tuesday.) Any individual who is actively employed in the field of Human Resources who resides in, or works in, the state of New York may apply for the scholarship. Individuals who are currently not actively engaged in the HR field, but have a minimum of two years experience in Human Resources and are looking to re-enter the HR field may also apply.

Dennis Ryan was described by one of our Board members as a man who “had a personality that was larger than life.” Through the years Dennis dedicated hours of his personal and professional time to volunteering and advancing the Human Resources profession. Dennis was a very active board member for multiple SHRM affiliated NYS chapters and was always extremely supportive of the State Council frequently serving as an MC and Exhibitor at our annual conferences. Dennis is greatly missed by all who knew him. We can think of no better way to honor his memory than to offer an award to be used for an individual’s professional development in the HR field with award criteria heavily weighted by volunteerism.