Student Clubs & Organizations

American Marketing Association (AMA)

Faculty Advisor: Lubna Nafees, nafeesl@appstate.edu
President: Olivia Wagner, wagnerom1@appstate.edu
Vice President-Funding: Tymber McClellan, mcclellantn@appstate.edu
Vice President-Social Media: Erika Hess, hesses@appstate.edu
Vice President-Membership: Rachel Muir, muirr@appstate.edu
Vice President-Guest Speakers/Events: Jake Ritchie, ritchiejd2@appstate.edu
Vice President-Outreach: Christine Parker, parkercg5@appstate.edu
Treasurer: David Cantos, cantosdr@appstate.edu
Secretary: Carson Campbell, campbellsc2@appstate.edu

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 and marketing in general.

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Appalachian Supply Chain Club

Faculty Advisors: Laura Brewer, Daman Palmer, Dinesh Dave, Ken Corley
President: Kayla Carney, carneykj@appstate.edu
Vice President: Hebron Cole, coleha2@appstate.edu

 

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.

Appalachian Information Technology Professionals (AppITP)

Faculty Advisors: Scott HunsingerChris Taylor
President: Lena Ware, warele@appstate.edu
Vice President: Luv Shah, shahlb@appstate.edu
Secretary: Daniel Shedrick, shedrickdc@appstate.edu
Treasurer: Jessica Harris, harrisjf@appstate.edu

The Appalachian 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.

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Association of Student Entrepreneurs (ASE)

Faculty Advisor:  Erich Schlenkerschlenkere@appstate.edu
President: T'ka Moore, mooretr3@appstate.edu 
Finance Director: Connery Martin, martincg3@appstate.edu

 

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.
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Beta Alpha Psi

Faculty Advisor: Brian Hasson
President: Liam Ellet, elletl@appstate.edu
Executive Vice President: Jake Reavis, reavisjd@appstate.edu
Secretary: Rhiannon Salem, salemrm@appstate.edu
Treasurer: Taylor Hagaman, hagamanta@appstate.edu

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 accounting.appstate.edu, engage.appstate.edu, and asubap.weebly.com.

Collegiate Sales Society

The Collegiate Sales Society is the premier national collegiate sales organization creating lifelong leaders through sales education, networking, and career opportunities. Through events such as member mixers, the annual CSS Summit and Career Fair, Cold Calling Competitions in the Fall and Spring, webinars, mock interviews, lunch & learns, and a 3 module CSS Sales Certification, students will develop the "mindset, skill set, and tool set" necessary to obtain and succeed in desirable sales positions across numerous industries.

Co-Advisors: Dr. Bonnie Guy, guybs@appstate.edu; James Fyles, fylesjj@appstate.edu; Barrett Garner, garnerbr@appstate.edu
President: Ethan Beatty, beattye@appstate.edu
Executive Vice President: Rachel Rabideau, rabideaure@appstate.edu
VP of Finances: Max Ashby, ashbyml@appstate.edu
VP of Recruiting: Lauren James, jamesle@appstate.edu
VP of Marketing: Emma Grace Ivester, ivestere@appstate.edu
VP of Nationals: Kenley Cannon, cannonka@appstate.edu

Enactus

Faculty Advisors: Erich Schlenker, Sara Figlow
President: KatieDi Benedetto, dibenedettoka@appstate.edu
Head of Operations: Joshua Derienzo, derienzoje@appstate.edu

 

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: Jason Xiong, Neel Das
President: Jacob Propst, propstjc@appstate.edu

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: Justin Cox, Alex Holcomb
co-President: Jules Hancock, hancockjr@appstate.edu
co-President: Mark Pruitt, pruittmt@appstate.edu
Treasurer: David Cantos, cantosdr@appstate.edu
Director of Marketing/Social Media: Sam Dyer, dyersj@appstate.edu
Director of Community Service: Gary Frick, frickgt@appstate.edu

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.
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Future Business Leaders of America - Collegiate

Faculty co-Advisors: Herb Brown, brownhf@appstate.edu, Tempest Adams, adamstr2@appstate.edu
President:  Shanoaha Locklear, locklearhs@appstate.edu
Vice President: Brandon Entsminger, entsmingerbe@appstate.edu

Formerly Phi Beta Lambda, Future Business Leaders of America - Collegiate is the collegiate division of the national FBLA association. 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. App State FBLA members participate in leadership and professional development programs, competitive events, and community service activities.

Gamma Iota Sigma

Faculty Advisor: David Marlett 
President: Caroline Reeder, reedercc@appstate.edu
Senior Vice President: Brooke Gruber

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.
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Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Association (HTMSA)

Faculty Advisor: Carol Kline
President: Rory Cole, colerk1@appstate.edu

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.

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Student chapter of the IMA

Faculty Advisor:  Kim Zahller, zahllerka@appstate.edu
President: Jaime Ziegenfuss Whitehead, ziegenfusswhiteheaja@appstate.edu
Vice President of Communication: Emelie Rodriquez, rodriguezem1@appstate.edu
Vice President of Service and Philanthropy: Vivian Matallana, matallanavm@appstate.edu
Secretary of Social Media and Marketing: Alayna Speer, speerad@appstate.edu
Treasurer: Nick Fox, foxnp@appstate.edu

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
President: Anya Pennisi, pennisiar@appstate.edu
Vice President: Jeremiah Ayisah-Quaye, ayisahquayej@appstate.edu
Secretary: Christian Chavez-Gonzalez, Chavezgonzalze@appstate.edu
Treasurer: Anand Sharma, Sharmaac@appstate.edu
Marketing Chair: Savitha Tranquebar  tranquebarss@appstate.edu 

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.

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National Association for Business Economics (NABE)

Faculty co-Advisors:  Ash MorganOnur Ince
President: Lianna Palko-DiStefano, palkodistefanolr@appstate.edu

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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Pi Sigma Epsilon

Adivsor: Bond Jones, jonesbb@appstate.edu
President: Kurt Zottl, zottlka@appstate.edu
Vice President: Evan MckEndree, mckendreeet@appstate.edu

Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) is the only national, co-ed, professional fraternal organization in sales, marketing and management. PSE can help you build your professional skills -- like interviewing, resume building, etiquette and personal branding. PSE can help sophomores and juniors establish themselves as professionals and land an internship. For seniors, PSE opens doors to career paths. Leadership opportunities include a range of director and executive board positions, and engaged membership means you won't have to worry about what you're doing when you graduate. PSE corporate connections include UPS, Fastenal, Northwestern Mutual, Merial and Citrix, among others.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Faculty co-AdvisorsH Kristl Davison; Jess Doll, dolljl@appstate.edu
President: Melissa Cataneda castanedamm@appstate.edu 
Vice President of Operations: Tim McDonald mcdonaldtd@appstate.edu
Vice President of Finance: Justin Schroeder schroedercj1@appstate.edu
Vice President of Administration: Ciara McKnight mcknightcl@appstate.edu

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.
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Student Sustainable Business Association

Co-Officer: Matthias Von Feilitzsch, vonfeilitzschmh@appstate.edu
Co-Officer: Charlie Bourne, bournech@appstate.edu
Co-Advisor: Tammy Kowalczyk, kowalczykt@appstate.edu
Co-Advisor:  Nicholas Poggioli, poggiolin@appstate.edu

Student Sustainable Business Association, SSBA, is empowering the next generation of students with the knowledge, resources and networking opportunities necessary to integrate sustainability into their current and future endeavors by providing experiential learning through the real-world application of the best sustainable business practices.

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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
President: Marty Gallinari, gallinariml@appstate.edu

Walker Fellows

Faculty Advisor: Amanda Merritt, merrittak@appstate.edu
Chief Operating Officer: Grace Sullens, sullensgk@appstate.edu

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.
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Affiliated organizations

Beans 2 Brew

Advisor: Sara Figlow, figlowse@appstate.edu
President: Steven Vogel, vogelsj@appstate.edu
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Bowden Investment Group

Advisor: Brandy Hadley, hadleybe@appstate.edu
Club Representative: David Price, pricedb@appstate.edu
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Honors Association

 Advisor: Lori Medders, meddersla@appstate.edu 

Team Sunergy

Women of Walker

The Women of Walker is a recommendation-based student program designed to prepare female students with essential skills needed for success in pursuing a career in business.
Advisor: Amy Odom, odomah1@appstate.edu 
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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.
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Beta Alpha Psi

See description above.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Administrator: Kathy Mann, mnnks@appstate.edu

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.