Human resource management group awards two scholarships _lowres

Photo provided by Karen R. Breaux -- Gathering at the recentmeeting of the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management, from left, are Ron Jackson, Southern University student adviser; Damien Parker, Southern University scholarship recipient; Karen Breaux, GBR SHRM president; Allison Mueller, LSU scholarship recipient; and Suzette Caleo, LSU student adviser.

The Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management awarded two $1,000 scholarships during its March 19 meeting.

Allison Mueller, of LSU, and Damien Parker, of Southern University, were awarded the scholarships.

Student SHRM Chapters of each university led the meeting, a news release from the group said.

Mueller is an undergraduate senior studying psychology and anthropology. During her first year at LSU, she led a research project under the supervision of Rebecca Saunders.

She spent this past academic year as a student research assistant for Tracey Rizzuto’s human resources and industrial/organizational psychology lab group, the release said.

Mueller serves in leadership positions as the secretary of LSU’s People at Work Student Organization, the editorial committee undergraduate editor for the Tiger P@Ws Student Journal and the secretary of LSU’s Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. She is also an active member of SHRM at LSU, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, the Psychology Club and the Geography and Anthropology Undergraduate Society.

She plans a graduate degree and a career in human resource management.

Parker is studying for a master’s degree in business administration.

He graduated in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences.

Parker is employed by Robert Half International as a human resources generalist. He has been the 2014-15 president of Southern University Master’s of Business Administration Student Association, Society of Human Resource Management vice president of public relations, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity Kappa League adviser, 2014 U.S./China student delegate and Best Buy Rising Salesman of the Year 2011.