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Jeff Dupuis Award in Human Resource Development

The W. Jeff Dupuis Award in Human Resource Development was originated by W. Jeff Dupuis, an Oakland University graduate in Human Resource Development, and now a Special Lecturer in the department. A minor in Employment Studies and Standards (previously known as Labor and Employment Studies) is available to any student enrolled in any program at Oakland University. 

The W. Jeff Dupuis Award in Human Resource Development emphasizes and supports the opportunities for students to engage in theoretical and practical learning experiences in the area of labor and employment relations. Awardees will be selected based on their minor course of study, GPA, and essay.  Full and part time students are encouraged to apply. Successful recipient(s) will be notified of the award by mail. Award recipients who continue to meet the award requirements are eligible to reapply for future awards.

Award Information

In order to qualify for the $1,000 (amount may vary) award, applicants have the following: 

  • a declared minor course of study in Labor and Employment Studies or Employment Studies and Standards 
  • a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a written essay of between 500 and 750 words discussing the applicant's career goals and/or accomplishments as they relate to the study of labor and work in conjunction with the facilitation of the success of the American worker

Recipients can reapply for the Jeff Dupuis Award if the student recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements (amounts may vary from year to year). As many as two awards will be given per academic year.

Applicants applying for other awards in the School of Education and Human Services are eligible to apply for the W. Jeff Dupuis Award as well. Students can apply for and be considered for more than one award from the School of Education and Human Services.

Mr. Dupuis with 2013 recipient Myrna Hargrave and Interim Dean Bob Maxfield

If you would like to help the Jeff Dupuis Award grow, you can give online or contact the School of Education and Human Services development office at or (248) 370-4233. 

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To request a paper application, email or contact the Advising Office at (248) 370-4182.

Application Deadline
February 6, 2015

Applicants are notified at the end of term prior to term in which award is to be used.

For further information, contact:
Human Resource Development Advising
435B Pawley Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-4182

Eddie Rayborn
2013 Myra Hargrave
2012 Nakia Campbell
Lynette Fenning
2011 Suhaima Choudhury
2010 Sara Siemen