2011 Convocation Highlights

2011 Convocation Highlights

Congratulations Class of 2011

Enjoy some of the highlights.

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SMLR 2011 Convocation address by Dean David Finegold
From Good to Great: Be Fearless, Selfless, Ambitious, Believe
Excerpts below...

As you, our newest graduates, enter this difficult labor market, I urge you to apply all that you have learned to come up with your own creative solutions to improving the world in which we live and work. Follow the advice of our President who noted that the success of our nation has been built on the “risk takers, the doers, the makers of things – some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor – who have carried us up the long, rugged path toward prosperity and freedom.”

Meet Mary Le Evans
Graduate Master Human Resource Management
in this article featured in Rutgers Today.
Far From the Killing Fields, a Graduate Looks Back
Remembering the refugee camp, hunger, and uncertainty By Judith D. Schwartz

Mary Evans

Credit: Nick Romanenko
Thi Mary Le Evans with her husband David and sons Mathias, 3, Michael, 7, and daughter Anneliese,1.

As you chart your own career path I urge you to:

• Find your passion – so that work isn’t just a pay check, but a calling;

• Stay connected – with each other and with your School, so we can celebrate your achievements and share them with a new generation of students;

• Be an ambassador – spreading the word about all the great things that are happening at SMLR and Rutgers; and

• Give back – whether it is buying a bracelet, creating a scholarship, or mentoring a future leader.

This Spring we were faced with another tragedy: one of our brightest young stars, Pamela Sue Schmidt, was killed. Faced with this senseless killing, her family, friends, faculty, and fellow students could have let grief consume and separate them; instead, they have come together to find ways to remember and act on all of the positive things that Pam stood for to benefit generations of students to come. As one small part of this effort, her friends have created this bracelet, embossed with 3 words that capture Pam’s character: “Fearless. Selfless. Ambitious.” 








 Professor Stan Gully, Winner of the James Chelius Award

Professor Stan Gully

What is the Chelius Award?
The James R. Chelius Award for Excellence in Teaching was created by the Chelius family in honor of Professor Chelius, who taught in the Human Resource Management graduate program for fifteen years. Professor Chelius was an excellent teacher and was honored by Rutgers University for the quality of his teaching.

Who selects the winner?
The recipient is selected by polling the master’s students in the Human Resource Management program.  Winner announced at Convocation.