Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | July 3, 2012

July 2012 PIHRA Foundation

July 2012 PIHRA Foundation
by Sybil L. Belton-Braggs, PHR

Pasadena District 3 recognizes PIHRA Foundation Scholarship Winners

While the Speaker’s Topic for the Pasadena’s District 3  Breakfast Meeting on June 12th was Name Branding through Social Media, the District’s Board along with the PIHRA Foundation conducted some Social Media of their own by celebrating two recipients of the PIHRA Foundation HR Scholarship Awards.  Angela Galgocz-Deak and Brittany Dolan were recognized by Sybil L. Belton-Braggs and Petra Hatzeberger, (PIHRA 3 and PIHRA Foundation board members) for their academic achievement, school/community involvement, and their promising career commitment to the field of HR.  Blue and gray balloons were attached to the chairs of the recipients so they would be acknowledged and praised by District 3 attendees.  Former District Chair Ryan Fridborg, expressed the importance of recognizing great students who are and will continue to make a difference in the field of HR.  Angela and Brittany were given checks by the PIHRA Foundation in the amount of $2,500 each.  In addition to the manual checks, each recipient was awarded a PIHRA Foundation certificate and a gigantic check on behalf of the District Board.

Angela Galgocz-Deak is a Senior at Cal Poly Pomona with a 3.9 GPA within Business Administration-Human Resources. Angela is a President’s Scholar, Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and Chair of the National Society of Leadership and Success at the college campus. In Angela’s spare time, she volunteers at her daughter’s elementary school in addition to providing toys and food to a shelter for homeless families in the city of Pomona. Angela’s career goal is to pursue a managerial position within HR for a non-profit organization.

Brittany Dolan will be a Senior at Cal Poly Pomona with a 3.4 GPA within Business Administration-Human Resources.  Brittany is part of the PIHRA student chapter, an assistant to the PIHRA District 3 Treasurer,  a SHRM member and works as a HR Assistant for Fuller Theological Seminary.  Brittany along with her sister volunteered their time at the LA Food Bank for underprivileged children and adults. Brittany’s career goals is to pursue her master’s degree in Human Resources and become a HR Director of an aerospace company such as JPL.

Annual PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction to be held at the PIHRA 55th Annal Conference & Exposition
Each year, the PIHRA Foundation conducts a Silent Auction in the PIHRA® during the Conference.  The majority of the monetary funds raised from the Silent Auction help fund scholarships for undergrad/grad students who are major in Human Resources or a closely related field, HRCI Certification Awards for HR Professionals who’ve passed their PHR, SPHR and GPHR  and stipends to attend the PIHRA conference free of charge for our fellow unemployed HR colleagues.

“Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
A ring surrounded with one full carat of champagne diamonds and an additional quarter carat of white diamonds with a stunning setting of 18 karat white gold.  Interested?  Come and see at PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction!

If you or your company would like to donate services, products or gifts to help support the 2012 Annual PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction please contact or send to:  John Silver at and (818) 741-1849.

The Mission of the PIHRA Foundation is “Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce” and we are striving to fulfill that mission one person at a time.  Scholarships like those mentioned in this feature are examples of the how fundraising efforts by the PIHRA Foundation support the PIHRA organization and the HR profession.


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