Victoria Raffle, a cancer surviver, becomes the 2022 Student Speaker of Indiana Tech's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Join us in reliving her absolutely inspiring story and speech. For Full Ceremony, please follow the link!
SHRM Conference 2022
SHRM Conference 2022 is in New Orleans! Free your calendar from June 12th to 15th so you don't miss the birthplace of Jazz. We hope to see you there!
Twist 32 Champions
The Walls Team: TWIST 32 Champions, (9/19/21) Alumni on Dr. Walls team pictured left to right: Tyler Willette, Nick Quick, Megan Quick, and Dr. Walls.
SHRM 2021 Group at Hoover Dam
Who said the SHRM Conference was all business? Not us! We got to see the beautiful Hoover Dam during a break.
SHRM 2021 Group
2021 SHRM Conference: Las Vegas Pictured left to right: Brittany McMichael, Drennan Sorrell, DeAnna Kimbrell, LaToya Price, Tammy Carey, Jill Lewis, Cassandra Crickard, Dr. Walls, Emrah Catic, Anel Rizvic, Kim Siercks, Emma Tuominen, Hadley Hopkins, Sam Reagin, Dillon McArthur, and Anthony McMichael.
SHRM Conference 2021
*UPDATE* SHRM Conference 2021 date and location has been changed to 9/8-9/12 in Las Vegas! We hope to see you there!
TWIST 32 Anouncement
Dr. Walls and Professor Dyer at the TWIST reminiscing about the past tournaments. TWIST 32 will take place 9/19/2021!
TWIST 31 Champions
The Walls Team: TWIST 31 Champions, (9/20/20) Alumni on Dr. Walls team pictured left to right: Nick Kocks, Dr. Walls, Megan Quick, and Nick Quick
HR Professionals Day
Four of our College of Business students were selected by SHRM for a national blog feature: “Why I am pursuing a career in HR #HRProfessionalsDay.”
Indiana Institute of Technology’s Student Chapter Receives Superior Merit Award from SHRM
Fort Wayne, Indiana, July, 30, 2020 — Today, SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) awarded a 2019-2020 Superior Merit designation to the Indiana Institute of Technology SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members. The SHRM student chapter merit award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement. “Today’s members of our student chapters are the HR leaders of tomorrow. They are the movers and shakers of the future, and we cannot understate the vital role they play in SHRM’s success,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM president and CEO. “The Indiana Tech Student Chapter is evidence that the future of HR is, indeed, in good hands. I applaud their accomplishments and ability to fiercely move forward during a time of such change and uncertainty in the workplace.” SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020. About SHRM SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at SHRM.org and on Twitter @SHRM.
Civil-Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers, Court Rules
This is a major Supreme Court decision! The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision holds that bedrock U.S. civil-rights law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, extending federal workplace protections to LGBT employees nationwide
SHRM Statement Condemning Death of George Floyd by CEO
On this National Day of Mourning, SHRM joins the world in grieving the tragic and senseless murder of George Floyd. We stand in solidarity against injustice, racism, discrimination, and violence of any kind, including those against law enforcement. At SHRM, we believe the HR community is in a unique position, better than any other profession on the planet, to make real change for employees. Talent Acquisition specialists must ensure we are intentional about recruiting from diverse pools of talent. Employee Relations/Generalist experts must do their part to ensure every employee has a positive work experience and feels included. Those in Compensation and Benefits can work to remunerate employees equitably, addressing gender and racial disparities. And Inclusion & Diversity professionals should play a critical role in ensuring organizational accountability by equipping People Managers with resources and tools to effectively manage an increasingly diverse workforce. We hold ourselves accountable to real action on behalf of our employees, our members, the HR profession, and workplaces around the world to root out bias in favor of fairness for all.
To the Graduating Class of 2020
Dr. Walls congratulating the Class of 2020 during the pandemic of COVID-19.
SHRM-2019: Las Vegas “The Sunday Traditional Walls Shirt” Front Row left to right: Jacob Lay, Dr. Walls, Erique Early (MBA Student), Grace Dusseau (Alumna) Second Ro left to right: Matt Kumfer, Emily Martin, Katy McKelvey (Alumna), Sean Williamson, Chandler Peterson, Chris Easley, Anthony McMichael (alumnus), Nick Trefry, Brian Skillicorn, Tonii Martin Rhodes (MBA student), Jarod Davis, Dr. Greg Nelson (Chevron Corporation), and Ashley Richardson
SHRM-2019: Las Vegas Monday Tech Colors Front row left to right: Chandler Peterson, Jacob Lay, Katy McKelvey (Alumna), Tonii Martin Rhodes (MBA student), Grace Dusseau (Alumna), Emily Martin, Dr. Walls, Erique Early (MBA student), Ashley Richardson, Kristen Wolfe (Alumna) Second row left to right: Nick Trefry, Matt Kumfer, Sean Williamson, Jerod Davis, Brian Skillicorn, Anthony McMichael (alumnus), Chris Easley (alumnus), Chad Pieper (alumnus)
Indiana Tech Spring 2019 Magazine
Human Resource section: Pages 16 - 21
Indiana Tech's short video on Human Resources.
Golf Champions Picture: left to right—3-superstar Indiana Tech Alums and Dr. Walls: Tyler Willette, Nick Quick, Megan Quick, Dr. Walls
Dr. Walls Golf
Dr. Walls playing golf. He holds an Annual Golf Tournatment in the Fall. Anyone is welcomed to come play with a team. It's a great way to build connections with Alumni or some of Dr. Walls' friends.
Heck is Tech’s first international student to pass the SHRM-CP exam
2018 SHRM Conference: Chicago Pictured left to right: Jacob Lay, Grace Dusseau, Kirsten Wolf, Sediqa Nedam, Morgan York (alumna), Kayla Wasson, Chris Easley, Dr. Walls, Cassandra Crickard (alumna), Christine Lancia-Habig (alumna), Sean Williamson, Katy McKelvey (alumna), Anthony McMichael (alumnus), and Don Graham.
Traditional Monday: “Orange & Black” Day at the conference. Front row pictured left to right: Don Graham, Chris Easley, Christine Lancia-Habig (alumna), Sean Williamson, Dr. Walls, Sediqa Nedam, Kirsten Wolf, Katy McKelvey (alumna), Cassandra Crickard (alumna), and Anthony McMichael (alumnus). Back row pictured left to right: Jacob Lay, Morgan York (alumna), Kayla Wasson, Grace Dusseau, and Dr. Jehu Chong (alumnus).
Is Earning an Undergraduate Degree in HR the Best Way to Prepare for an HR Career?
An article posted by SHRM on whether or not getting an HR degree prepares you for the real world. Two experts give their personal opinion on the matter.
Color Pop Dr. Walls
For those that know him, you know Dr. Walls talks about the importance of SHRM a lot. So enjoy this color pop photo.
Andi Schrock Podcast
Andria Schrock is the full time Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home. Born and raised in Delta, Ohio, Andria graduated from Pike Delta York High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Indiana Tech. While completing her undergraduate degree, a tragic event affected Andria and those around her. However, through such tragedy, Andria found her passion and began her venture toward a career in the funeral industry. Andria attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciences and graduated with a second bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science. Following graduation, she completed her apprenticeship at Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home and immediately fell in love with the community that it serves. Andria serves on the Greater Cincinnati Funeral Directors Association Board and cherishes spending time with her family, her friends, and her dog, Duffy.