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K-State Today

January 4, 2012

Union assistant director receives award

By Audrey Taggart-Kagdis

Charlotte Self, assistant director/human resource manager for the K-State Student Union, was awarded the Human Resource Management Network Human Resource Professional of the Year in November.

Jenny Dreyer, president of Human Resource Management Network, presented the award to Self for her work as host business liaison for Project SEARCH. Project SEARCH is an internationally recognized program designed to provide special education students ages 18-21 with intensive job skills training. The program provides the opportunity for students with cognitive disabilities to become competitive applicants in the job market.

Self’s relationship with various departments across campus secured internships for students within the union’s food service, maintenance services and the Bluemont Buffet, as well as K-State’s facility services and the Center for Child Development.

“These internships have been possible due to Charlotte’s excellent communication skills, countless partnerships with various departments and her advocacy for our student’s access to excellent job skills training,” said Pamela J. Russell, Manhattan–Ogden USD 383 executive director of special services.

Human Resource Management Network is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management and supports its mission to serve the needs of human resource professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available.