Student Clubs and Organizations
Walker College's Student Travel Grant Program [PDF] assists business students with the cost of travel related to (1) course field trips, and (2) student club and organization travel, provided that the travel involves a significant educational component.
AIESEC Appalachian State
AIESEC is the world's largest student led organization and is established in over 100 countries. This club focuses on developing leadership skills as well as expanding students' worldviews. As a result, we believe individuals will use these skills to increase international understanding and cooperation, providing solutions to a more secure and peaceful world. We provide international internships and exchange, cultural events on campus, and leadership opportunities and development.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Nevins Henson
The American Marketing Association is committed to giving students a link to the business world through quality speakers from diverse industries. AMA also gives students the opportunity to participate in both professional and social activities. The organization is open to all students who have an interest in business.
Appalachian Supply Chain Club
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dinesh Dave
The objective of the ASCC is to promote supply chain management by offering student members the chance to interact with industry professionals, while promoting career and professional development with networking and community involvement.
Association of Information Technology Professionsals (AITP)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Hunsinger
AITP allows students interested in Information Systems to get together for professional development and social purposes. AITP offers speakers on related topics, opportunities to meet and interact with professionals in the field (potential job contacts), and social gatherings with others of similar interests.
Association of Student Entrepreneurs (ASE)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ben Powell
The purpose of the Association of Student Entrepreneurs is to: 1) provide an organization for college students who have the passion to found, construct and operate their own successful company; 2) promote inspiration, creativity and expertise on how to start and/or operate a successful company; and 3) encourage students to interact with businesses, Appalachian faculty and other students with similar ambitions.
Beta Alpha Psi
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ron Marden
Beta Alpha Psi is the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information Professionals. The purposes of Beta Alpha Psi are to help prepare accounting students for a career in accounting, develop communications skills, provide opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility and to aid students in finding a job. Retired Appalachian professor Dr. Eugene Butts was the National President of Beta Alpha Psi during the 1993-94 academic year.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dave McEvoy
The Economics Club promotes interaction between economics majors and minors and between students and faculty. Activities include social gatherings, educational trips, and speakers regarding employment opportunities.
Finance Student Association
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeff Hobbs
The Finance Student Association (FSA) is open to all students. Our main goals are to better acquaint our members with the many career opportunities in banking and finance, and to promote networking with finance professionals. Our guest speakers, who are often alums, discuss topics such as investments, commercial banking, and corporate finance.
Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Association (HTMSA)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dana Clark
The purpose of HMTSA is to offer a fun, learning environment for hospitality students. Also the club prepares students for the future through guest speakers and recruiting opportunities. There is an auction in the fall to raise money for the career fair - Appalachian Springtime - held during the spring semester.
The Net Impact Club
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joseph Cazier
The ASU Graduate Chapter of The Net Impact Club welcomes graduate students from any discipline to engage in a learning and net-working environment that integrates sustainable methods into business. This organization believes in the strong net impact formed when motivated people with positive social agendas put their skills to use in the surrounding community.
International Business Student Association (IBSA)
Faculty Advisors: Meredith Church and Marty Meznar
The purpose of the International Business Student Association is to expand student knowledge of global business and awareness of international issues and to serve as ambassadors of Walker College of Business International Programs and International Business within the university community.
Phi Beta Lambda
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alicia Finnell
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). The organization's main focus is business and leadership development. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. ASU PBL members participate in leadership and professional development programs, competitive events, and community service activities. To learn more about Phi Beta Lambda, please visit our website or email Dr. Finnell: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2012-2013 Leaders: Zachary Gentry, President / Frances Ramos, Vice President
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Barbara Michel
Pi Sigma Epsilon is a national, co-ed fraternity and professional organization for any major who is interested in how selling and marketing can enhance personal and career skills.
Project Management Group
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Pollard
Project Management Club is sponsored by the Project Management Institute-Metrolina Chapter, Charlotte, North Carolina and the Walker College of Business. The purpose of the club is to promote the principles of good project management by exposing students to the roles and responsibilities of successful project managers, expand student knowledge of current issues in project management, support the Watauga County community through fundraising projects and provide a social atmosphere in which those interested in Project Management can come together to share experiences and information.
Risk Management and Insurance Society
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Karen Epermanis and Greg Langdon
The RMI Society is an organization for students interested in the field of risk management and insurance. The organization's purpose is to introduce members to opportunities available in the fields of insurance and risk management through various activities, events, guest speakers and travel.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Faculty Advisor: Brian Whitaker
This club is a student chapter of the American Society for Human Resource Management - the professional human resource organization. We are interested in new developments in the human resources area. SHRM is designed to provide students the opportunity to meet and listen to business professionals speak on their individual methods of dealing with human resources issues.
The Walker Fellows serve as representatives to all constituents of the Walker College, including students, alumni, faculty/staff, and the business community, through service, events and academic programs. They are significantly involved in planning Walker student events and work to increase student awareness of networking opportunities available in the College.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Heather Norris
Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society for graduates and undergraduates enrolled in business colleges accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Juniors and seniors must be in the top 10 percent of the class; a graduate student in the top 20 percent. More information can be found at the Beta Gamma Sigma national website.
Epsilon Chi Omicron
Faculty Advisor: Marty Meznar
Epsilon Chi Omicron is an international business honor society. Members are chosen for their academic excellence. The club also sponsors a paper competition for its members, with winners receiving a cash prize and travel expenses to present the paper.
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Strazicich
Omicron Delta Epsilon is an economics honor society. Its annual induction ceremony is held in April.
Sigma Iota Epsilon
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joe Daly
Sigma Iota Epsilon is an honorary fraternity for management majors. Its activities vary from year to year, depending on the level of involvement sought by the particular group and its officers. Appalachian's chapter was installed in 1993-94.
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