WorldatWork Announces Additional Scholarship Recipients

July 26, 2010 — Washington — WorldatWork has awarded certification scholarships to 20 more deserving HR professionals. Scholars will receive a package that waives fees for WorldatWork e-learning certification preparation courses and exams as well as Premier Membership for 12 months.

“Knowing how valuable training and certification can be to career progression, WorldatWork wanted to do more to get people on the path to certification in light of current financial and economic constraints,” said Bonnie Kabin, CCP, vice president of professional development for WorldatWork. “Already, we have 30 people from around the world on the scholarship track and we hope to award more in the coming months.”

The following scholars were chosen from among hundreds of applicants based on several factors, not the least of which were stellar references and demonstrated dedication to the HR discipline.

The following were awarded a scholarship toward a Certified Benefits Professional designation:
Karrie Andes
Lee’s Summit, MO
Nancy Bray
Edina, MN
Tanya Simmons
Chester, VA
Philip Louw
Johannesburg, South Africa

The following were awarded a scholarship toward a Certified Compensation Professional designation:
Nyell LeFore of Hillsboro, OH
Laurie Jones of Pensacola, FL
Natalee Mangat of Burnaby, BC
Marcia Hagens of Orlando, FL
Everett Slavik of Yukon, OK
Cory Stimely of San Antonio, TX
Lisa Bizzell of Marietta, GA
Alexa Barrus of Washington, D.C.
Elaine Beyer of Minneapolis, MN
Ruben Delgado of Fontana, CA

The following were awarded a scholarship toward a Global Remuneration Professional designation:
Elnalie Ureta of Fresno, CA
Jose Corota of Manila, Philippines
Kim Buxton of Surprise, AZ
Jean Bayuk of Cary, NC

The following were awarded a scholarship toward a Work-Life Certified Professional designation:
Marcy Jackson of Winston-Salem, NC
Michelle Cooper of Saanichton, BC

About the WorldatWork Scholarship Program
The scholarship aims to help HR practitioners obtain designations as Certified Compensation Professionals, Certified Benefits Professionals, Global Remuneration Professionals or Work-Life Certified Professionals. Scholarships are awarded based on both need and merit. To be considered, applicants must have performed an HR practitioner role for at least two years. Scholarships are open to both WorldatWork members and non-members practicing HR anywhere in the world.

For a complete list of eligibility criteria, visit

About WorldatWork®:
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WorldatWork ( is a global human resources association focused on compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides a network of nearly 30,000 members in more than 100 countries with training, certification, research, conferences and community. It has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Washington, D.C.

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