Student Clubs & Organizations

American Marketing Association (AMA)

Faculty Advisors:  Lubna NafeesJoAnne Brandenburg
President: Allison Eller

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 Advisors: Laura Brewer, Bill Phillips
President: Will Britt
Vice President: Madison Eubanks

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 Professionals (AITP)

Faculty Advisors: Scott HunsingerChris TaylorJason Xiong
President: Tyler Parris, Ethan Dibble

The Association of Information Technology Professionals is open to all students interested in information technology, specifically those who wish to diversify their portfolio and network with peers and other like-minded professionals. Additionally, we host several guest speakers throughout each semester, most of whom are recruiters from Fortune 500 companies, looking to hire for internships and full-time employment opportunities.

Association of Student Entrepreneurs (ASE)

Faculty Advisor: Erich Schlenker
President: Bravin Troy
Vice PresidentT'Kia Moore

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: Brian Hasson
President: Logan Pavlansky
Executive Vice President: Mat Thomas
Secretary: Payton Reynolds
TreasurerCindy Lin

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. Learn more at,, and


Faculty Advisors: Erich Schlenker, Sara Figlow
President: Eva Jane Buhrman
SecretaryMeredith Sanchez-Sanchez 

Enactus is the largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of leaders with a head for business and a heart for the world. The organization is driving innovation to create greater impact for the 72,000 participating Enactus university students in 36 countries, and the communities in which they are addressing economic, environmental and social challenges.

Executive Impact Club

Faculty co-Advisors: Lakshmi Iyer, Neel Das
President: Brandon Bush

The purpose of Executive Impact is to provide opportunities for professional growth to the community of MBA students at Appalachian State. These experiences include networking, learning and hearing from local professionals, participating in intramural sports, and serving the community through different projects. Through these opportunities, the club promotes a space for integrity, philanthropy, insight, networking, and balance to be at the forefront.

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Finance Student Association

Faculty co-Advisors: Joe Walsh, Chris McNeil
President: Chris Mitchell
Vice President: Andrew Bonilla

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.

Gamma Iota Sigma

Faculty Advisor: David Marlett 
President: Harlee Hawthorne
Senior Vice President: Sammy Storey

Gamma Iota Sigma 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.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Association (HTMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Carol Kline,
President: Samantha Hedrick,
Vice President: Rachel McIrvine,
Secretary: Ellen George,

The purpose of HMTSA is to offer a professional development environment for hospitality students while also networking and having fun amongst peers. The club prepares students for the future through guest speakers and recruiting opportunities. There are many fundraisers held throughout the semester, such as 'Hospitality Week' and Krispy Kreme fundraisers that help the members raise money for field trips to the Biltmore and other well known tourist areas.


Student chapter of the IMA (Appalachian Accountants)

Faculty Advisor:  Kim Zahller
President: Haley Carroll 
Vice President of Social Media and MarketingCarlos Sanchez-Vazquez
Vice President of Service and PhilanthropyElizabeth Stringfield
SecretaryBrendon Johnson
TreasurerMckenzie Shail

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student chapter connects accounting, finance and business students on college campuses and helps members gain direct access to IMA professional members in their area. Membership is open to both accounting and non-accounting majors, all those interested in the accounting profession will be offered meaningful relationships, professional development and opportunities in the profession.

International Business Student Association (IBSA)

Faculty co-Advisors: Martin MeznarMeredith Pipes
PresidentChris Zaman
Vice President: Vicky Chen

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.


National Association for Business Economics (NABE)

Faculty co-Advisors:  Ash MorganOnur Ince
President: Nkhosinathi Moyo
Vice President: Roxy Day

The National Association for Business Economics promotes interaction between economics majors and minors and between students and faculty. Activities include social gatherings, educational trips, and speakers regarding employment opportunities.
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Phi Beta Lambda

Faculty co-AdvisorsHerb BrownTempestt Adams
President:  William Vonderhaar
Executive Vice PresidentBennett Batten

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. 

Pi Sigma Epsilon

President: Brendan Spellman

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.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Faculty Advisor: H Kristl Davison
PresidentJulia Blazinic
VP of Finance: Ava Young
VP of Operations: Melissa Castaneda


We are a student-driven organization dedicated to professionally developing students interested in the area of Human Resources by speaking with experts in the field.We seek to bring together like-minded individuals to share opinions and learn about a complex, ever-changing area of business, and hope to have engaging discussions with each other and fellow Human Resources professionals.

Transfer Student Association

The Walker College of Business Transfer Student Association's mission is to help transfer students integrate into the community and to provide opportunities for professional development.

Faculty Advisor: Robin Romanus

Walker Fellows

Faculty Advisor: Jackie Garner
Director of Operations: Cassidy Fulcher

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.

Affiliated organizations

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Honors Association
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Honorary Organizations

The following honorary organizations recognizes excellence among peers.

Alpha Iota Mu

Faculty Advisor: Scott Hunsinger

Alpha Iota Mu is an international honor society organized to recognize outstanding academic achievement in the field of information systems. Members of the Appalachian State University Chapter are students who have completed, or are in the process of completing an undergraduate program of study in the field of computer information systems. CIS majors with a 3.4 or greater overall GPA who have taken at least one CIS core course are invited to join the honor society.

Beta Alpha Psi

See description above.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Faculty Advisor: 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. Seniors, juniors and second-semester sophomores 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.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Faculty Advisor: Mark Strazicich

Omicron Delta Epsilon is an economics honor society. Its annual induction ceremony is held in April.

Sigma Chi Mu Tau

Faculty Advisors:  Steve Leon

Sigma Chi Mu Tau is a national honor society that recognizes academic merit and encourages leadership, ethical behavior and commitment to high standards in the pursuit of supply chain management excellence. Appalachian maintains the Beta Chapter of Sigma Chi Mu Tau. 

Sigma Iota Epsilon

Faculty Advisor: Kemp Ellington

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.