Public Announcements

2021 WVHRA Dues Renewal

Dec. 15, 2020

Thank you for being a member of the Wabash Valley Human Resources Association in 2020.  More importantly, thank you for being a cornerstone in your workplace during 2020, as you navigated unprecedented and challenging times for you, your employees, and their families.  Members like you are what makes the WVHRA stand out as the Wabash Valley’s leader in the Human Resources field.

If you’ve not already taken the opportunity to renew your 2021 WVHRA membership, you may do so online by logging in to your account and submitting a payment via Paypal, or you may complete a dues notice and submit with payment to:

Wabash Valley Human Resources Association

Attn: David Myers, Treasurer

P.O. Box 3462

Terre Haute, IN 47803

Phone 812-244-5145

Fax 812-242-1557


IMPORTANT NOTE: Members that pay dues via PayPal should click the "Return to Merchant" button on the receipt generated by PayPal. This will complete the transaction.

Make 2021 a year for continued professional growth, and renew your WVHRA membership today!  Please feel free to connect with me regarding any WVHRA membership questions.

Best Regards,

Rob Fox

WVHRA Membership Director

2020 WVHRA Student Scholarship Recipients

Dec. 14, 2020

WVHRA is pleased to announce the 2020 Student Scholarship recipients.

We must first thank our WVHRA members for their continued support of WVHRA. It is through your attendance at annual events like our Legal Seminar that make it possible for WVHRA to provide a scholarship award to deserving students each year. We would normally present an award to each scholarship winner during December's Chapter meeting. The recipients will receive their award via mail.

We invite you to read their personal statements below and please offer them a congratulations if you know them or see them at a future Chapter meeting. We are very proud of each of you and wish you all success in the future! 

Undergraduate Student Recipients

Tara Boesch

"I am a nontraditional college student. I began my collegiate journey during my successful career as a restaurant manager. Therefore, the decision to study Human Resource Development felt like an easy extension that augments the knowledge already gained while managing that business. My job duties as a manager allowed me to practice some human resource functions, though I did not fully appreciate this fact until my school enrollment.  Furthermore, the human resource aspect of that job was what I loved most about the position. I find that I am energized and inspired by coaching and helping others fulfill their potential, at least in the restaurant business.”  This scholarship would enable me pay buy books and necessary school supplies and provide some much needed security for a semester."

Michael Curley

"I am an aspiring, hard-working senior at Indiana State University studying Human Resource Development, with minors in Business Administration, Counseling, and Marketing. Currently, I am President of the collegiate SHRM chapter at Indiana State University and the Senior Vice President of Delta Sigma Pi, America’s foremost professional business fraternity where I am in charge of recruitment activities.  I would use the scholarship money to purchase the valuable textbooks I typically rent. Textbooks are just so expensive, and even though each one contains valuable knowledge, I usually decide to rent instead of own due to the extreme prices they can be. The WVHRA scholarship would minimize my concerns and in return would allow me to have access to valuable information for years to come.”  

Kathryn Rowe

"With a formal education in Human Resource Development, I would become a more qualified and competitive candidate for a position in Talent Development. After researching several schools offering degree programs in related fields with the flexibility of online instruction, I applied to Indiana State University.  With a formal education in Human Resources Development, I will become a more qualified and competitive candidate for a position in Talent Development.” 

Chloe O'Sullivan

"Receiving the Wabash Valley Human Resource Association scholarship award would help me to achieve my career and college goals in many ways. Regarding my college goals, this scholarship would provide me with a way to be able to work less over the semester. I am very grateful for both of my jobs but being enrolled full-time and working multiple jobs is very time-consuming.  Being awarded this scholarship gives me the financial stability to be able to put less time in at my jobs and have more time to focus on my studies. I consider this scholarship to be a badge of honor.”

Graduate Student Recipients

DeShawn Pickens

“My long term career goal consist of being a resource and support system to individuals because it is extremely important that all individuals have someone that they can reach out too. I would like to help individuals in areas that suffer from poverty because I understand what it feels like to be left out and at a disadvantage of resources.  Receiving the Wabash Valley Human Resources Association scholarship will assist me by maximizing my education through things such as internships, learning and volunteering opportunities. The WVHRA scholarship will also assist me with tuition, purchasing books and supplies needed to have a successful spring semester.”


Rika Nanjo

"I would like to invest the scholarship monies to the room and board to stay in the United States to finish my degree. Nowadays, it is becoming difficult for any student to stay on track of their academic journey because of the unfortunate incident occurring since the beginning of 2020. For me, it is important to obtain the MS degree in HRD from ISU to further educate myself and being an advocate for others to serve their academic desire.”



COVID-19 Resources

Apr. 15, 2020

We hope you all are doing the best you can to take care of yourselves and your workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We are confident that HR professionals are staying up-to-date on the latest developments and we wanted to provide a list of resources as well.


If you have a resource to share that is not listed above, please send it to us by clicking here.