BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Christopher Maugans, a JD/MBA student at the
University at Buffalo, is one of only four people nationwide to
receive the National Graduate Academic Award from the Society for
Human Resource Management (SHRM).
The $5,000 award will help Maugans continue his studies in the
four-year, dual-degree program in the UB School of Management and
the UB Law School.
Maugans was chosen for the award based on his leadership with
the School of Management's chapter of SHRM, his academic
achievements, letters of recommendation and three essays.
As SHRM chapter president in 2009-10, Maugans helped to nearly
triple student membership in the organization. He also has served
on its community service committee and has presented resume
workshops to the membership.
He served HR internships with VWR Education and Employers
Services Corp. and helped write an Affirmative Action plan for
SoPark Corp. In his role as a graduate assistant in the School of
Management's Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center,
Maugans has served as interim head of recruitment and currently
coordinates the practice interview program. He also serves as vice
president of human resources for the Buffalo MBA Consulting
"Chris Maugans is highly deserving of the SHRM National Graduate
Award," says Josephine Zubek, chapter advisor and associate
professor of organization and human resources in the School of
Management. "His dedication and service to our chapter has been
considerable and consistent, despite the multiple demands of
pursuing a JD/MBA degree and his numerous extracurricular and
professional activities. I expect that he will make a significant
contribution as a professional in labor relations and human
SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human
resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over
140 countries, the society serves the needs of HR professionals and
advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM
has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and
subsidiary offices in China and India.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.