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Student Organizations in the
College of Business and Technology


American Marketing Association(AMA)

The American Marketing Association is an international professional organization for people involved in the practice, study and teaching of marketing. The student chapter at ETSU seeks to understand the products and services that will help them be better marketers; employ information, education and resources that will enhance their professional development and careers; and advance the thought, application and ethical practice of marketing.
Advisors: Dr. Kelly Price

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

Beta Alpha Psi is an international scholastic and professional fraternity for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Advisor: Shelby Sparks

Economics Club

The Economics Club offers students interested in economics the forum to broaden their knowledge of economics and opportunities in the field as well as network and interact with recent economics graduates. With student interest, the Economics Club sponsors and annual trip to Washington, D.C. with briefings by various economic and financial institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank, World Bank, and Freddie Mac.
Advisors: Dr. Doug Dotterweich, Ms. Carolyn Rochelle

Entrepreneurs Club

The Entrepreneurs Club provides the forum through which students can explore opportunities for the development of ideas for business start-ups. Using a well-established network of local entrepreneurs, students learn what it takes to run a successful business. Over the years, members of the club have established successful businesses while students at ETSU.
Advisor: Dr. Andy Czuchry

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM serves the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. In addition, the Society is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.
Advisor: Dr. Karen Tarnoff

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

SIFE offers students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process.
Advisor: Dr. Craig Turner

Students of Finance Association (SOFA)

SOFA assists in the professional educational and social development of college students interested in Finance and related fields. It provides an association for college students actively interested in Finance. and encourages interaction between business executives, faculty, and students of business and Finance.
Advisor: Dr. Ed Baryla

Computer Science

Association of Computing Machinery

Association for Computing Machinery ( is open to all students. The "ACM" offers the opportunity for meeting other students and faculty in the CS, IS, and IT concentrations within the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. This organization emphasizes learning about educational and employment opportunities available in teh computer field. The ACM is committed to advancing the skills of computing professionals and students worldwide.
Advisor: Dr. Ron Zucker

Women in Computer Science

This organization encourages all interested students to participate in our efforts of exposing young females to the knowledge of the opportunities in science and technology. It also provides support to those interested in related fields of study through connection with female role models already succeeding in such careers.
Advisors: Ms. Rebecca Loyd and Ms. Michaele Laws


Military Science

Scabbard and Blade

A joint honor society that unites Cadets and Midshipmen from all over the country in military excellence. The society strives to better these Cadets and Midshipment as future officers and to strengthen the joint service relationship through service to the community and leadership opportunities. Purposes and Ideals:

- Raise the standard of military education in American colleges and universities
- Unite in closer relationshipt heir m ilitary departments
- Encourage and foster the essential qualities of good and efficient officers
- Promote friendship and good fellowship among the Cadet officers
- Disseminate knowledge of military affairs to the students and people of the country
Advisor: MAJ David Campbell

Pershing Rifles

Color Guard is a high-profile group on campus. Cadets have the chance to demonstrate their abilities to perform advanced facing and marching movements, as well as display our nation's colors in an honorable and dignified manner. Color Guard members demonstrate their new found talents at home soccer games, basketball games, and at several memorials and ceremonies around Johnson City.
Advisor: SFC Tony Walker

Captain Eddie Reed Ranger Company

Named in honor of the late Captain Eddie Reed Jr., who perished while serving in Vietnam, this team competes in the fall semester at the Brigade Ranger Challenge competition. Open to any Cadet who wants to participate and is willing to work hard, the team trains each morning for specific events that they will be tested on during the competition. These events include the APFT, land navigation, grenade assault course, one rope bridge, and a foot march.
Advisor: MSG Glenn Greanya

ROTC Running Club

A campus organization open to Cadets, students, and faculty alike. Although competition is celebrated, all ability groups are welcome. The Running Club offers a fun atmosphere for some extra exercise and camaraderie. If you like setting goals and pushing yourself physically, this club is for you! Are you ready for a challenge? If so, join the ROTC Running Club! It is a great way to stay physically fit and have a great time. We participate in numerous races throughout the year and it does not matter how fast you run. Anyone that enjoys running can be a part of this team.
Advisor: MSG Glenn Greanya


American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Student Chapter

ASID provide leadership, service and professional development opportunities in the interior design profession. Membership is available to all interior design and interiors merchandising students.
Advisor: Sharon Becker


Construction Management Association


The C.M.A. is a student-governed organization, which provides extracurricular activities with a construction-oriented emphasis.
Advisor: Mr. Charles Parker

Epsilon Pi Tau


The Beta Nu Chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau strives to build strong leadership for the 21 st century by striving to attain higher levels of motivation and morality.  Our members focus to provide leadership and serve humankind with a renewed awareness of the role of technology in all aspects of modern life.
Advisor: Dr. John Vaglia

Engineering Design Graphics Extremists

This organization is for students who have a passion for design, whether they’re into animation, video, movies, 2d, 3d, multimedia, hypermedia, or any field where art meet technology.
Advisor: Cheryl Cornett


Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)

ETSU’s Kappa Beta Rho Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, national Family and Consumer Sciences Honor Society, is a national award winning chapter. Membership is by invitation only for Family and Consumer Science majors who have completed at least 45 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who meet other membership criteria.
Advisors: Ms. Beth Lowe and Dr. Anna Roberts


Society of Manufacturing Engineers

SME is the largest professional technical society in the areas of product development, electronics, manufacturing and industrial engineering technology. Students in this organization visit many local industries.
Advisor: Mr. William Hemphill

ETSU Chapter of ACSM (American Congress on Surveying and Mapping)

Open to all students who are interested in the area of surveying and mapping. The objective of ACSM is to advance the sciences of surveying and mapping and related fields. Student activities include cookouts, selling T-shirts with a surveying and mapping logo, attending professional meetings, and service projects in the community.
Advisor: Dr. Marian Clark

Ham Radio Club

Open to anyone who is a ham radio operator—students, faculty, and members of the community.
Advisor: Mr. Robert May

Student Chapter of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

The IEEE promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro- and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. Open to electronics majors in the Department of Technology.
Advisor: Dr. Hugh Blanton

College of Business and Technology
East Tennessee State University
210 Sam Wilson Hall
PO Box 70699
Johnson City, TN 37614-0699
Phone: (423) 439-4289
Fax (423) 439-5274