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Student Activities > Clubs and Organizations > Department Clubs
Department Clubs
Accounting Club – Student Chapter, Institute for Management Accountants (IMA)
The Accounting Club, through its affiliation with the IMA, strives to create a vibrant organizational community for students majoring in the business fields. The Club provides students with the tools to compete effectively in the professional business community through education and networking opportunities and community and university involvement while building a framework of highly ethical behavior. For more information contact Prof. Linda Hemingway by email or call (256) 216-5360. You can also contact our other faculty advisors, Stacie Hughes at 256-216-5373 and Emily Corzine at 256-216-5386.


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
AIAA is an international society of aerospace professionals including engineering, management, technicians, and educators. The goals of AIAA include career development for membership and advancing the cause for the aerospace profession in general. For more information contact Dr. Wayne McCain by email or call (256) 216-5369.


American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation Athens State Chapter is an organization offering students the opportunity to explore marketing, promotion, advertising, and graphic design information and ideas. Membership is open to any Athens State student. For more information contact Laura Lynn Kerner by email or call (256) 216-5375.


American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
APICS, the educational society for resource management, is an international organization offering a full range of programs and materials on the latest business management concepts and techniques. APICS is open to all students. For information contact Dr. Michael Essary by email or call (256) 216-5376.


Art Club
The Athens State University Art Club sponsors events and programs to inform students, faculty and staff, and the community about the arts and involve all interested persons in artistic activities. Membership is open to the public. For more information contact Gail Bergeron by email or call (256) 260-4297.


Athens State University Teacher Ambassador Club
The Athens State University Teacher Ambassador Club serves as a support network for members and promotes the development of 21st century skill sets for teachers. The Ambassador Club advances TEACH: Technology, Education, and Change. For more information contact Wendy Cowan by email or call (256) 216-6643.


Behavioral Science Club
The purpose of this organization is to provide students interested in the behavioral sciences an avenue for expanding their knowledge in psychology and sociology while providing a sense of identity for the majors. Students will be afforded opportunities for professional development, intellectual discussions of social issues, and exploring applied aspects of the field. For more information contact Susan Owen by email.


Council for Exceptional Children (currently inactive)
The student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional organization open to students majoring in special education, and is affiliated with both the Alabama and International CEC.


Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA)
Members of the CJSA are undergraduate students and alumni who are studying criminal justice or who are considered credible practitioners in the criminal justice field and are affiliated with Athens State University. All members must maintain high standards, and exemplary moral and ethical behavior. For more information contact Dr. Quanda Stevenson by email or call (256) 233-6515.


Elementary Education Club (currently inactive)
The Elementary Education Club is an organization open, but not limited to, all general and special education majors. The purpose of this organization is to provide a network of support and assistance to all members. Members will have opportunities to participate in literary based public service programs.


Health and Physical Education Club
The Health and Physical Education Club is open to all students pursuing majors or minors in health, physical education, wellness, and related programs. The purpose of this organization is to develop leadership, scholarship, and professional awareness in all members. Members may also join the state or national organizations in order to attend and make presentations at state, regional, or national conferences. For more information contact Dr. Yvette Bolen by email or call (256) 216-6626.


Health and Science Career Club
The purpose of the Health and Science Career Club is to promote interest in the field of science, provide educational and training opportunities in the health and science fields, and provide opportunities for participation in co-operative and volunteer work in health and science professions. The Club sponsors group hikes, presentations, tours of facilities, and community service activities. For more information contact Dr. Larry Covick by email or call (256) 233-6521 or Dr. Chris Otto by email or call (256) 233-6554.


Mathematics and Computer Science Club (MACS)
Students majoring in any discipline, and especially those majoring in mathematics or computer science are encouraged to participate in the MACS Club. Traditionally, the club members assist with one of the largest music festivals held in the Southeast hosted by the University, raise funds to contribute to worthwhile causes and aspire to raise awareness of the importance of mathematics. Occasionally, MACS members enjoy group visits to local industries or space flight agencies. For more information contact Dr. Derek Newland by email or call (256) 233-6553.


Pre-Law Society
An organization for students interested in law school or legal careers. For more information contact Jess Brown by email or call (256) 233-6518.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management is the leading voice of the HR profession. The Athens State Student Chapter allows students to gain access to an immense information resource at the local, regional, state, and national level, and to have opportunities to meet HR practitioners so as to develop personal contacts and networks. The organization also offers professional development workshops, access to HR conferences, and creates visibility for recruitment for HR internships and permanent HR opportunities. For more information contact Dr. Kim LaFevor by email or call (256) 216-5359.


Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA)
The Athens State SAEA is an organization open to all students majoring in programs offered by the College of Education. The SAEA is a division of the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association (NEA), and offers opportunities for personal growth, supportive friendships, and liability insurance for preservice teachers. For more information contact Dr. Johnnie Lundin by email or call (256) 216-6618.




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