AWSM’s roster of student chapters is growing weekly, as interested students and faculty lay the groundwork for new groups. Seven chapters have started the development process since the start of the new school year, and AWSM welcomes all of them to our organization and family.
One of AWSM’s newest chapters recognized on its campus is at Ohio University, and the demand is already strong enough to hold weekly meetings. The group has 12 members (male and female), and they have done resume/cover letter critique sessions, worked on finding internships, and scheduled speakers to talk to the group via Skype during meetings.
AWSM@Ohio U chapter adviser Molly Yanity has been happily surprised with the groundswell of
“We are off to a great start,” Yanity said.
Another chapter is forming in the Buckeye State, at Ohio State. Student Kayla Zamary organized the chapter and has become its president. They hope to gain campus recognition soon and add 30 members to the group by the end of the autumn semester. Penn State, Boston University, Arizona, Arizona State and Maryland are also in process of forming chapters. All chapters must comply with AWSM’s student regulations, as well as the regulations from their university, to be in good standing.
AWSM’s first two recognized chapters, Oklahoma State and Michigan State, continue to go strong, holding meetings and bringing speakers to campus.
For more information about AWSM student chapters, contact Joanne Gerstner at joanne (dot) gerstner (at) awsmonline (dot) org. Or, contact the individual chapters at:
Arizona: Student rep. Megan Mohler – meganmohler (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu
Arizona State: Faculty adviser Tom Blodgett – Tom (dot) Blodgett (at) arizonarepublic (dot) com
Boston University: Student rep. Meredith Perri – mereperri3 (at) gmail (dot) com
Maryland: Faculty adviser Beth Mechum – bmechum (at) umd (dot) edu
Michigan State: Faculty adviser Lori Anne Dickerson – dicker22 (at) msu (dot) edu
Ohio State: Student rep. Kayla Zamary – zamary.3 (at) buckeyemail.osu (dot) edu
Ohio University: Faculty adviser Molly Yanity – mollykyanity (at) gmail (dot) com
Oklahoma State: Faculty adviser Mike Sowell – mike (dot) sowell (at) okstate (dot) edu
Penn State: Faculty adviser Lori Shontz – lms134 (at) psu (dot) edu