Student Clubs & Organizations

American Marketing Association (AMA)

Faculty Advisors:  David Shows, JoAnne Brandenburg
President: Kailee Wheeland
Vice President: Presley Turner
Secretary: Lindsay Vaughn

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 Accountants

Faculty Advisor:  Kim Zahller
PresidentAlex Voigt 
Vice President: Raymond Gouin
Secretary/Treasurer: Trey Williams

Appalachian Accountants engages those interested in the accounting profession in meaningful relationships, providing professional development while exposing members to opportunities in the profession. Members are encouraged to join the club's peer mentor program and to attend both social and professional skill-based meetings. Memberships is open to both accounting and non-accounting majors.

Appalachian Supply Chain Club

Faculty Advisors:  Beth Ellington, Laura Brewer, Bill Phillips
President: Jarrod Casper
Vice President: Noah Shaw

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 Taylor
President:  Ashley Brim
Vice President: Jesse Spillars 

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: Cristian Garnier
Vice President: Noah Williams

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 AdvisorTracy Reed
President:  Garrett Brown
Vice President:  Liz Luksa

 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 Advisors: Erich Schlenker, Sara Figlow, Nana Vezi-Magigaba
Business Advisory Board MemberMichelle Jeanniton-Garret
President: Isabella Riley

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 Advisors: Lakshmi Iyer, Ken White
President: Michael Beabout

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 Advisor: Joe Walsh
PresidentChristopher Florentino
Vice PresidentGriffin Gentle

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 co-Advisors: David Marlett and Greg Langdon
PresidentBailey Siner
Senior Vice President: Jason Garfinkle

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: Dana Clark
PresidentAmy Hagan
Vice President

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

Faculty Advisor:  Kim Zahller
President: Kristine Reynolds
Vice President: Elizabeth Luksa

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.

International Business Student Association (IBSA)

Faculty co-Advisors: Martin MeznarMeredith Pipes
PresidentLaura Harkleroad

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:  Onur Ince
President: Aidan McArthur
Vice President: Peiman Ostadi

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-AdvisorsSam FormbyHerb Brown, Tempestt Adams
PresidentJohn Dostert 
Executive Vice PresidentBennett Batten
Vice President of Marketing: Isabella Riley

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. 
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Pi Sigma Epsilon

Faculty Advisor: Lewis Alexander
President: Connor Young
Vice President: Olivia Levesque

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: Brian Whitaker
President:  Taylor Lundy
Vice President: Catherine Meyer

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: Ben Powell
President: Alina Cardwell

Walker Fellows

Faculty Advisor: Michelle Boisclair, Jackie Garner
Chief Operating Officer: Cameron Bolick

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.

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 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. 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.

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:  Beth Ellington, 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.