$10,000 Employmentline Scholarship Fund Will Award Academic Work by Student in NYU-SCPS M.S. in Human Resource Management Program

NEW YORK December 11, 2006 - In a show of generosity befitting this holiday season, a New York University professor and Employmentline-the executive recruiting firm- transformed a planned speaking fee into a $10,000 scholarship fund for students enrolled in the M.S. in Human Resource Management program at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu).

The opportunity arose when the faculty member, who has asked to remain anonymous, was asked to do a presentation for selected clients of Employmentline on Innovation Strategies. Initially offered a fee, the faculty member asked them instead to create a scholarship for a deserving HR Master’s student. The Employmentline scholarship will be offered to the student who delivers the best white paper or presentation in the Managing Complex Change Initiatives Class this fall. The topic will involve using complex change management techniques to create a culture of pragmatic innovation within an organization - a critical business concern of virtually every organization.

“The Employmentline (scholarship sponsor) had a need for exceptional talent to focus on one of the most critical business issues of our times - breakthrough innovation - and our HR graduate students provided that exceptional talent - it was a clear win-win. We offer our congratulations to all involved.” said Dr. Dennis Garritan, director of the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program, which is one of 14 specialized graduate degree programs offered at the school.

Three finalists for the scholarship will be selected by Dr. Garritan in conjunction with Employmentline, and he will appoint a committee comprised of faculty to determine the winner based on merit. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner at the first meeting of the NYU Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management - the first and only chapter of SHRM at NYU - at the beginning of Spring 2007.

About The Graduate Programs in Human Resource Management

The graduate programs in human resource management, benefits and compensation, and organizational and executive coaching provide the strategies, insights, tools, and pragmatic applications necessary to build exceptional careers in the professional management of Human Capital.

About The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu) is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 44,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally-oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused Master’s degree programs, and nine Bachelor’s and six Associates degree programs specially designed for working adults.

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