Scholarship Awards

6 Local HR Professionals Receive SHRM Certification Scholarships

JANESVILLE, WI. —Six human resource professionals were named recipients for the Black Hawk Human Resource Association’s (BHRA) Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification scholarships.

The 6 represent a diversity of HR roles and companies in the greater Janesville area.

BHRA offers up to $3,000 annually in scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate degrees and to HR professionals pursuing SHRM certifications. This year they were able to offer scholarships to all 6 applicants.

“This is a group of highly motivated HR professionals who are clearly looking to elevate themselves and our profession,” said Andrew Marcotte, who facilitates this BHRA’s study group and is the President Elect for BHRA.

2019 BHRA Scholarship Recipients:

  • Vicki Bird (Janesville, WI), HR/Benefits Coordinator, Maple Leaf Cheesemakers

  • Crystal Fox (Milton, WI), HR Student, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  • Kyle Gjertson (Edgerton, WI), HR Business Partner, Blain Supply Inc./Blain’s Farm and Fleet

  • Jeff Palkowski (Janesville,WI), Sr. HR Specialist- Workforce Relations, University of WisconsinMadison

  • Kristina Staude (Walworth,WI), HR Administrative Assistant, SSI Sintered Specialties, LLC

  • Coni Keyes (Rockton, IL), Branch Office Administrator, Edward Jones Investments

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Media: For more information, contact Amy Santas at [email protected], College Relations Director, BHRA

About Black Hawk Human Resource Association
Since 1965, Blackhawk Human Resource Association has been a professional organization for those in the Human Resource field. Blackhawk Human Resource Association is a professional organization which promotes and facilitates opportunities for: Networking, Educational Programming, Professional Development, and Information Exchange. We have 150 active members and support all of Rock County.