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Congratulations to Jodie Wagner, PA SHRM’s Fall 2019 Certification Scholarship Winner! 
Jodie is an experienced HR professional, currently working with a non-profit behavioral health facility and seeking to earn her SHRM-SCP to further her career and better serve her workplace and her community. She has spearheaded and implemented a Recruitment and Retention Committee, with the goal of addressing the statically high turnover rate for the behavioral health industry. Outside of work, Jodie is an active volunteer in her community and has devoted her time to organizations like United Way of the Bradford Area, where she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors, and her local YMCA, where she serves on the Personnel Committee.

As Jodie described in her application, “what is most fascinating about Human Resources is that you are dealing with people, and as we all know, each person is different, which means that each outcome may be different. As an HR professional, you need to evaluate each circumstance and make the best choice possible for that given situation   - this is what drives me  to improve my skill set. I am also eager to grow my career  to the next level and I feel by obtaining this certification in addition to my Masters in Human Resource Management, it would provide me the opportunity to excel where I would like to be in my career.”

Congratulations to Anne M. Tressler, PA SHRM’s Spring 2019 Certification Scholarship Winner! After spending 15 years in finance, Anne went back to school earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Human Resources and Employee Relations.  She currently enjoys her work as a Human Resource Specialist for a non-profit human service agency in Central Pennsylvania.  She is an active member of the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA).  Anne enjoys spending many nights as an active crisis counselor volunteer for the National Crisis Text line.  Her work in HR as well as crisis care allows her passion of working with people to shine.  Anne looks forward to completing the SHRM-CP certification exam in the winter.


We are thrilled to announce 2018 PA SHRM Certification Scholarship winner Colleen Cassarly passed her SHRM-CP exam on 6/29/19 on the first try! Colleen credits the PA SHRM scholarship as instrumental to her success in achieving her certification. Congratulations Colleen!