Accounting Club (IMA)

Student membership in the Institute of Management Accountants has a threefold purpose:

  1. To introduce management accounting to students planning careers in business
  2. To strengthen the knowledge and commitment of those already on the way to management accounting careers
  3. To demonstrate how IMA members work together to improve the science of management accounting.

IMA membership provides opportunities for students to associate with practicing management accountants; to see how they live, work, and apply their knowledge; and to learn that professionals are seriously devoted to their field and to high ethical standards. To qualify for student membership, one must be a regularly enrolled business student carrying at least 6 semester hours of credit. The Association requires an application in writing, on a prescribed form, endorsed by a faculty member or the Registrar.

Professor Emily Corzine, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Dr. Diann Hammon, CPA

Professor Chris Nelson, CFE

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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.

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is the National Honor Society in Business Administration. The purpose of Delta Mu Delta is to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement by business students. Our local chapter, Alpha Iota, has been on campus over 30 years. To be considered for membership a candidate must be majoring in an approved program of study and have completed at least half the work required for the degree, be in the top 20% of your class, and be of good character. For more information contact:

Dr Kim RobertsAdvisorEmail(256) 216-5362
Dr. John BerzettCo-AdvisorEmail(256) 216-5385

View the Delta Mu Delta Web Site 

Pre-Law Society
The Athens State University Pre-Law Society is a student group for those who are interested in attending law school or just wondering what it is like to be a lawyer. The Pre-Law Society conducts meetings and events throughout the year focused on the law school admissions process, preparation for the LSAT, and the general experience of being a practicing attorney. For more information contact: Dr. Jeff Blankenship at (256) 233-6510 or .

Pre-Law Society Webpage

Society for Human Resource Management

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.


Dr. Gary ValcanaEmail(256)216-5374
Dr. Gary HuckabyEmail

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