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Honor Societies

Alpha Mu Alpha
Honor Society for Marketing Majors

Membership status in Alpha Mu Alpha is available to individuals who attend a college or university having an established AMA collegiate chapter, and/or who attend a regionally or nationally accredited institution.  The appropriate Alpha Mu Alpha faculty coordinator, on campus, nominates marketing students who meet the academic standards approved by the AMA Board of Directors.  The nominees are invited to complete initiation procedures and gain Alpha Mu Alpha Honorary recognition.

Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Valerie Taylor


American Marketing Association (AMA)

Mission Statement: The collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is dedicated to connect the members to the various fields of marketing to prepare for real-world experiences by offering professional network opportunities and developing engagements with local businesses. The AMA seeks to provide students leadership building opportunities through continuous involvement with the campus and its students.


  • Guest Speaker Events

  • Assisting events of the student clubs of the College of Business

  • Co-sponsoring events with local businesses

Fall 2014 Meeting Times and Locations 

All times are from 4:45-5:30 PM.

September 3: General Interest Meeting 

September 15: Joshua Gurley from Altria 

October 6: Jean Luce from UNUM (Fletcher 211)

October 22: Bill Downs from WDEF (Fletcher 211)

November 3: Megan Corcoran from Aramark (Fletcher 211)

November 17: Case team presents to Club  (Fletcher 418)

Contact Information / Website

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Stephanie Gillison

2014-15 Student Leadership

President: Taylor Shook

Executive Vice President: Nakota Crow

VP of Communications: Luke Deitz

VP of Programs: Kelsey Bailey

VP of Membership: Allison Gehron



Beta Alpha Psi

National Honor Society for Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems Majors
Mission Statement: Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members’ formal education by providing interaction and networking among students, faculty and professionals. Our aim is to foster lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct.  

Meeting Times and Location
Tuesdays @ 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Joanie Sompayrac

President: Kate Linehart


Beta Gamma Sigma

Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Schools

Beta Gamma Sigma only allows the top ten percent of the senior class, and the top twenty percent of the graduated MBA or MAcc students to be considered for induction. Students elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma are recognized with the highest national honor that a student in business of management at an accredited institution can obtain. They are truly "the best in business." Qualified students are invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma every spring.

Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Ms. Elizabeth Bell


Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Mission Statement: The mission of UTCCEO is to be a source of inspiration, information and support for enterprising students looking to start new ventures. We strive to be the go-to organization for students wishing to build meaningful, working relationships with the UTC faculty, administration and the Chattanooga business community.


  • Produce quality, hands-on programming to utilize the talents of our members and other campus organizations
  • Meets with groups that make entrepreneurship work in Chattanooga to inform and inspire our members and connect them to the Chattanooga business community
  • Participate in fund raising activities to provide funds for club activities and attendance at the national/regional CEO conferences each year

Meeting Times and Location
  • General Meetings: Mondays @ 3:00 p.m. in room 312 in Fletcher Hall
  • Site visits and networking opportunities every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with Chattanooga entrepreneurs, business professionals, and startup resources

Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Bev Brockman

2014-15 Student Leadership
President: A.J. Davis





Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association (FMA) is the most widely recognized international organization for both professionals and students in the finance field. 

FMA student chapters are designed to help all business students:

  • Sharpen their leadership and occupational skills
  • Prepare themselves for the professional world
  • Gain achievements that they can list on their resumes
  • Learn of other ideas and career opportunities
  • Broaden their business knowledge and contacts
  • Any business major can join

Activities & Benefits
  • Guest speakers
  • Intramurals
  • Socials
  • Resume Book
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • FMA Leadership and Professional Conferences
  • FMA National Honor Society
  • Online Career Resources

2014-15 Meeting Times and Location  TBA                                                                                            

Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Chris Brockman

2014-15 Student Leadership

President: Jess Smith

Executive VP: Kelvin Reeves

VP of Volunteer Activities: Donald Marsh

VP of Social Activities: Zach Loy

VP of Marketing: Tim McNamara

Marketing Officers: Krutarth Patel, Jack McGrail, Brandon Sharp


Institute for Management Accountants

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is a worldwide organization for professionals working in business.  The IMA student organization is a chapter associated with the Chattanooga IMA chapter.  The purpose of the IMA student organization is to help students network with local professionals and to be exposed to a variety of experts who will speak on topics relevant to accounting student advancement.

Meeting Times and Location                                                                                              

  • Two Thursdays/month @ 3:30-4:30 in Fletcher 105
  • Additionally, IMA joins the  local Chattanooga IMA Chapter downtown once a month

Contact Information
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Greg Thibadoux

President: La’Keithia Caldwell

Moc's SHRM Student Chapter

SHRM is a global HR professional organization that exists to:
  • Build and sustain partnerships with human resource professionals, media, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions to address people management challenges that influence the effectiveness and sustainability of their organizations and communities.
  • Provide a community for human resource professionals, media, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions to share expertise and create innovative solutions on people management issues.
  • Proactively provide thought leadership, education and research to human resource professionals, media, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions.
  • Serve as an advocate to ensure that policy makers, law makers and regulators are aware of key people concerns facing organizations and the human resource profession
Activities (Each semester has 4 major events)
  • Informational Session
  • Social Event
  • Community Service
  • Networking event with a local chapter
  • Workplace Readiness (internships, resume building, business etiquette)

Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Katherine Karl
President: TBA


Sigma Iota Epsilon

National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity

Membership into Sigma Iota Epsilon is extended to those students who have high academic standing and have demonstrated an interest in management or a management-related area (marketing,  sports management, hotel and restaurant management, finance, accounting, CIS, etc.).

Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Gail Dawson


Society for the Advancement of Management

Mission Statement: The mission of SAM is to provide an opportunity for the members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability.


  • Plan and host speaker sessions, fund raising events, volunteer opportunities, and networking with the local business community
  • Attend annual International SAM conference and compete in the Student Business Case Competition
Meeting Times and Location


Contact Information / Website
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Cindy White
President: TBA


Trading and Investment Club

The Trading and Investment Club was created to support the mission of the Galtere Institute: Finance for the Future Initiative in the UTC College of Business. The mission of the club is to promote best practices in portfolio management, trading and investment by cultivating intelligent investing and trading strategies in a real-world global setting. Club activities include trading competitions, investment research challenges, site visits and other experiential learning opportunities, guest speakers and networking events.

Contact Information
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Bento Lobo

2014-15 Student Leadership

President: Josh Mellencamp

Executive VP: Denryl Luna

VP of Volunteer Activities: Rebecca Johnson

VP of Social Activities: Nicole Koegel

VP of Marketing: Nick Newton

Marketing Officers: Krutarth Patel, Jack McGrail, Brandon Sharp

2014-15 Meeting Times and Location TBA