WorldatWork Scholarship Program Helps 28 HR Professionals Obtain Certification

October 11, 2011 — Scottsdale, Ariz.— WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals® announced today that 28 human resource professionals have successfully completed their education and certification under the WorldatWork HR certification scholarship program. Of the 52 scholarships WorldatWork has granted since January 2010, 28 professionals have earned designations as Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), and Work-Life Certified Professional™ (WLCP®).

Congratulations to the following designees:
Scholars Location Certification
Andes, Karrie MO CBP
Arnold, Andrea WA CCP
Barkley, Kara TN WLCP
Beyer, Elaine MN CCP
Bray, Nancy MN CBP
Buck, Jeff AL CCP
Buxton, Kim AZ GRP
Cooper, Michelle Canada WLCP
Corota, Jose Philippines GRP
Delgado, Ruben CA CCP
Dunckley, Jacqueline OR CCP
Gray, Calena FL CCP
Hagens, Marcia FL CCP
Jackson, Marcy NC WLCP
Jones, Laurie FL CCP
Kirsanova, Yulia Russia GRP
Louw, Philip South Africa GRP
Lyons, Stacie TX CCP
Mangat, Kuljit “Natalee” Canada CCP
Oliveira, Joey CA CCP
Rimpula-Logan, Amor CA GRP
Ros, Ignacio Argentina GRP
Russo, Donna WA CCP
Slavik, Everett OK CCP
Taylor, Tana Alexa DC CCP
Ureta, Elnalie CA GRP
Van, Amy CA CCP
Watson, Shalisha GA CCP

Everett Slavik, CCP, Director of Compensation for the State of Oklahoma, applied for the WorldatWork scholarship in March 2010, completed the CCP in July and was promoted to director only two months later. “Certification has given me the knowledge necessary to effectively communicate with public policy makers and navigate the choppy waters of public sector compensation,” said Slavik. “The public sector has had to become innovative in developing pay structures and plans that fit within ever shrinking budgets. WorldatWork training and certification has provided me with the best practices of the private sector that could be modified to fit the unique circumstances of the public sector.”

Applications for a WorldatWork certification scholarship are accepted online on a rolling basis. Scholarships are open to both WorldatWork members and non-members practicing HR anywhere in the world.

Scholarship applicants must submit a 200-word essay describing the importance of certification to their HR career. They also must have performed an HR practitioner role for at least two years. For a complete list of eligibility criteria, visit

About WorldatWork®:
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WorldatWork ( is a not-for-profit organization providing education, conferences and research focused on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has nearly 30,000 members in more than 100 countries. Its affiliate organization, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, is the certifying body for the prestigious Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional™ (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional™ (CSCP™), and Certified Executive Compensation Professional™ (CECP™). WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.

The WorldatWork group of registered marks includes: Alliance for Work-Life Progress® or AWLP®, workspan®, WorldatWork ® Journal, and Compensation Conundrum®.

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