HR Fellowship Presented to Rollins College Graduate Student

Nov 22, 2013

Annual award recognizing HR leadership given by SHRM, HRCI and SHRM Foundation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ivette Mendez Dupuis, SPHR, GPHR, is the recipient of the 2013 Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship, an annual award given to a human resource professional who demonstrates extraordinary leadership.

The honor — a $10,000 fellowship for graduate studies given by the Society for Human Resource Management, the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM Foundation — was presented today at SHRM’s annual Leadership Conference in suburban Washington, D.C.

“A key business leader and partner, but also an employee advocate — that’s how Ivette Dupuis describes her future role in HR,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Her past contributions as an HR professional are worthy of recognition, and we look forward to her contributions that are yet to come as Ivette earns her master’s degree in HR.”

The fellowship, established in 2009 to help develop the next generation of HR leaders, is named in honor of Sue Meisinger, SPHR, who served as SHRM’s president and CEO from March 2002 until her retirement in July 2008.

Dupuis, of Orlando, is enrolled in the Master of Human Resources program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. Her concentration is international human resource management and management consulting.

She is the former director of administration at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Annapolis, Md., where she led the HR and finance teams. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational behavior and business administration from Rollins College.

Dupuis said she wants to further her education in the theory and practice of HR, particularly in international business and global diversity. “The contemporary business world is exciting and constantly evolving as today’s workplaces are without borders and global connectivity has become the norm,” she wrote in her fellowship application.

The fellowship provides up to $10,000 annually for no more than two years of graduate study in HR. To be eligible, an HR professional must be pursuing a first-time graduate degree and either be a member of SHRM or hold a professional certification from the HR Certification Institute. For more information about the fellowship, visit

MEDIA: For a photo of Dupuis or more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 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, India and the United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at
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About the SHRM Foundation
The SHRM Foundation was founded in 1966 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The SHRM Foundation advances global HR knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support, and by sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable and evidence-based research. Visit

About the HR Certification Institute
The HR Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976, is the internationally recognized certifying organization for the human resources profession. The HR Certification Institute is the global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles. Today, more than 125,000 HR professionals in 100 countries proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute's credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. The HR Certification Institute offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced professional credentials for HR professionals worldwide. Visit


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