NCSHRM State Council Awards

Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award

A humanitarian is one who gives of him/herself regardless of compensation; provides services without expectation of remuneration; provides services to all equally, impartially, cooperatively and neutrally; embraces common moral decencies such as altruism, integrity, freedom, justice, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility and compassion; respects and embraces human diversity; and improves the lives of those in need through selfless, courageous, creative and compassionate acts.

The Humanitarian Award honors a human resources professional who promotes well-being, respect and dignity within their community, while striving to make a lasting difference and to encourage others to do the same.  In so doing, this professional exemplifies compassion, courage and professionalism in the practice of human resources as well as in their personal lives.

This award is given in memory of Elizabeth ‘Clay’ Smith who was a respected HR professional and served the Human Resource Association of Greensboro (HRMAG) for several years.

Award Criteria:

Nominees must be an active member in good standing with their local SHRM-affiliated Chapter, and have demonstrated an exemplary and outstanding commitment to serving those in their local community. Nominees may be living or deceased.

Nomination Deadline:  August 24th

Award Date:  NCSHRM Annual Conference


One award will be given out.  The winning individual will be presented with an award at the NCSHRM Annual State Conference and additionally, receive a $400 cash award