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Pursuit of Excellence Award

Award Overview

DallasHR is dedicated to developing Human Resources Professionals and providing the business community with strategic HR direction. In alignment with our mission, DallasHR created the Pursuit of Excellence Award to recognize Human Resources professionals who have demonstrated commitment to the field of Human Resources through pursuit of academic and professional achievement. This award is designed to assist the recipient with the professional development endeavors of his/her choice.

All eligible award applicants will be reviewed by the Pursuit of Excellence Award Committee. The Committee will assess each nominee’s leadership development, contribution, and professional involvement in the HR field. The selected applicant will receive a $1,000 award.

Award Application

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  • Minimum 3 years Human Resources professional exempt experience.
  • Current membership in Dallas Human Resource Management Association.
  • No prior Pursuit of Excellence Award (or James Wilkins, Jr. Award) in the last two (2) years.
  • Current DallasHR and HRSouthwest Conference Board members are ineligible to participate.

Submission Information:

Please submit the following:

  • A completed award application form.
  • A resume of nominee’s education, employment history, and professional/volunteer activities.
  • Professional Statement: Please attach a typed, one page (8 1/2" x 11") professional statement. Statement should discuss how nominee has demonstrated commitment and leadership in the Human Resources profession through professional and educational initiatives.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from professional/work-related sources and/or academic officials.
Application deadline is November 15.


Please Mail To:

Pursuit of Excellence Award
5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244

Notification Process

All award recipients will be notified via phone call. Recipients will be invited to attend the February monthly membership meeting compliments of DallasHR. An official award presentation will be made at the meeting.


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