November 9, 2018 Print

The Latest from GSHRM

Welcome New Members!

Upcoming Events

December 10th GSHRM Annual Meeting & Awards - Evening Meeting
Platinum Sponsors: Ogletree Deakins and Clemson MBA
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Poinsett Club

SHRM is offering a discount for SHRM professional certification holders. More information and discount code here.

Veterans Hiring Guidebook

Download the Free Guidebook: The Recruitment, Hiring, Retention & Engagement of Military Veterans

Walter L. Martin Memorial Scholarship Program Applications Accepted from October 1st - November 30th

GSHRM provides scholarships for dependent children of members of GSHRM. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), an independent non-profit organization, is administering the program for GSHRM.

This newsletter gives the eligibility requirements for this scholarship. A questions and answers sheet is also available. If your child meets all the requirements and is interested in applying for the scholarship, please have them apply on-line at

Please contact the Scholarship Administrator with any questions:

GSHRM Walter L. Martin Memorial Scholarship Administrator
Elisabeth Pate
Phone: (864) 268-3363

2019 GSHRM Membership Meeting Dates
All are lunchtime and held at the Poinsett Club unless otherwise noted.

  • Tuesday, January 8th     
  • Tuesday, February 5th
  • Tuesday, March 5th
  • Tuesday, April 2nd
  • May – No meeting (Annual Conference May 8-9)
  • Tuesday, June  4th
  • July - No meeting
  • Tuesday, August 6th
  • Tuesday, September 10th
  • Tuesday, October 1st
  • Tuesday, November 5th
  • Monday, December 9th - Evening Annual Meeting & Awards

The Workforce Readiness Committee is looking for members to share best practices on job searching, which they will add to the latest edition of the Workforce Readiness Guide. For more information contact Beth Baulig.

Congratulations to Katherine (Katie) Papakostas, MHR, on earning her SHRM-SCP! Way to go Katie!

2019 Board of Directors Selected

Thank you to those that voted for the 2019 GSHRM board nominees. They are:

President - Debra Ham

President-elect - Leanne Fuller

Past President & HR Conference Chair - Nancy McCartney

Treasurer - Andrew Wolff

Treasurer-elect - Freda Lark

Legislative Affairs Director - Mark Bakker

Membership Director - Courtney Goforth

Workforce Readiness Director - Kelly Shumaker

Sponsorship Director - Susan Jones

Student & Early Career Director - Jennifer Floyd (Year 2)

Professional Development Director - Clarence Wong (Year 2)

Diversity & Inclusion Director - Jada Magiera (Year 2)

Communications Director - Jenni Stone (Year 2)

Be a Mentor!

GSHRM needs members with 10+ years of HR experience to share their knowledge. If you can be a mentor to an HR professional mentee, please contact right away. Mentees are waiting!


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List your industry type and/or services offered in the GSHRM Membership Directory so that other members can find you. Log in and go to Member Editor to edit your Business Category. It's that simple!

 2018 GSHRM Board Members (pictured here)

  • Lucas Asper, Legislative Affairs Director, 2017-18
  • Beth Baulig, Workforce Readiness Director, 2017-18
  • Laura Bogardus, Chapter Operations Director
  • Leigh Anna Compton, Treasurer-elect, 2018
  • Jennifer Floyd, Student & Early Career Director, 2018-19
  • Donna Gaddis, Membership Director, 2017-18
  • Debra Ham, President-elect, 2018
  • Freda Lark, Treasurer, 2018
  • Jada Magiera, Diversity & Inclusion Director, 2018-19
  • Nancy McCartney, President, 2018
  • Steve Nail, Past President & Chair of 2018 HR Management Conference
  • Jenni Stone, Communications Director, 2018-19
  • Clarence Wong, Professional Development Director, 2018-19

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