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Two Students Won the Gilman Scholarship of 2023!

Congratulations to Ms. Mumina Abubakar and Mr. Justyn Fernandez — recipients of the Gilman Scholarship! Ms. Abubakar is an International Business major. She will join the Sungshin Women's University Exchange Program in South Korea. Mr. Fernandez is a business senior. He will study at the International College of Seville in Spain. We are proud of their hard work and wish them the best in their upcoming overseas experiences in the Fall of 2023. 


CUNY Lehman College ranked a top school for online master’s in business for 2023!

CUNY, Lehman College has been recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master's level by the (OMD). Lehman's business program earned top honors for overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success. See where Lehman Ranked below:

Best Online MBA Degree Programs in New York –



The Lehman College Student Chapter of SHRM welcomes new a Student Chapter President, Litzarelis "Liz" Aponte! 

We are all happy to serve our HR profession, club members, college & community.


Photo of Nari KimCongratulations to Professor Nari Kim – Recipient of the CIBER CMCC Award!

The CIBER (Center for International Business Education & Research) Consortium for minority-serving institutions and Community Colleges (CMCC) supports “institutions and individuals across the country who aim to increase expertise in international business education or develop capabilities that will expand and strengthen international business education.” They provide awards for (1) Professional Development, (2) Scholarly Research, (3) Student Development, (4) Curriculum Development, (5) Program Development, and (6) Other.

The CIBER CMCC award supports faculty and students in minority-serving institutions and community colleges, like Lehman College. It will help Lehman faculty in the School of Business to expand research interests into international contexts.


Congratualtions to Christina Reyes - Recipient of SHRM Foundation 2022 HR Exploration Award!

We are proud to announce that Christina Reyes, a business student, was awarded the 2022 SHRM Foundation scholarship award! Funded by the SHRM Foundation, the HR Exploration Award is intended to support undergraduate students who are pursuing an HR-related degree. Recipients of the HR Exploration Award receive assistance for tuition and fees as well as one-year membership of SHRM.

The Lehman College Student Chapter of SHRM is committed to providing superior growth and development opportunities to its members, including promoting awareness of SHRM awards and scholarship opportunities.

Another SHRM Award for Lehman SHRM Chapter!

The Society for Human Resource Management awarded the Lehman College Student Chapter of SHRM the "Superior Merit Award for excellence and achievement during the 2021-2022 Student Chapter Merit Award period." As indicated on SHRM's website, “the Student Chapter Merit Award program recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and programs in four broad areas: Chapter Operations; Chapter Programming and Professional Development of Members; Support of the Human Resource Profession; and SHRM Engagement.” Planning and implementation of these activities and programs have to occur on an annual basis and within SHRM’s prescribed guidelines. Merit Awards are then granted based on the number of activities and programs each student chapter executes.

Our Student SHRM chapter has won eight (8) consecutive SHRM Awards: 2021 - 2022 Superior Merit Award; 2020 - 2021 Superior Merit Award; 2019 - 2020 Superior Merit Award; 2018 - 2019 Superior Merit Award; 2017 - 2018 Merit Award; 2016 - 2017 Merit Award; 2015 - 2016 Honorable Mention Award; and 2014 - 2015 Honorable Mention Award.

Congratulations to our SHRM chapter leaders, students and Professor Shirley Bishop!

SHRM Superior Merit Award 2015 SHRM Superior Merit Award 2016 SHRM Superior Merit Award 2017 SHRM Superior Merit Award 2018 SHRM Superior Merit Award 2019



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