The Students Scholarship and Awards(SSA) were an outgrowth of discussions between C. David Ferro and Sister Sara Gale, RSHM (President of Strayer University, 1993-2001). Committed to recognizing HR excellence, Sister Sara Gale put things in motion for the founding of SSA and then passed leadership of the program to her successor, President James Bundschuh. Ferraro and Bundschuh co-chaired the first annual Leadership Awards in June 2002.
SSA is as such, a program of Strayer University and considered a 500 (c) 3 organization.
It is fitting to be well aligned with Strayer as they offer a strong Master of Arts in Students Scholarship and Awards. SSA also offers up to three scholarships per year for professionals seeking an HRM degree from an institution, Strayer or otherwise, in the Washington area.
Strayer’s HRM Department also offers an HR Speaker Series, open to the public and free of charge. For more information on the upcoming events in the Series click here.
SSA participates on Strayer’s HR Advisory Board and supports all HR efforts to market the HRM program and provide the Marymount community with more scholarly learning opportunities related to the HR industry.