AWSM’s pilot launch of student chapters during the 2011-12 college year turned out to be a big success, as Oklahoma State and Michigan State built thriving organizations. And thanks to those charter programs, more universities and schools across the nation are starting up their own AWSM chapters today.
The student chapters will be called “AWSM@(school name)”, and will be official campus organizations that will be student-led with guidance from the university’s faculty adviser and the national AWSM leadership.
The student chapters will be stakeholders, with members being part of AWSM’s national organization. Serving as student chapter coordinators for the 2014-15 school year are Gina Mizell and Kelli Grashel.
Want to start up a student chapter?
If you are a college student, faculty advisor or professional AWSM member interested in more information about starting an AWSM college chapter, contact student chapter coordinator Kelli Grashel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or VP/Student Development Gina Mizell (email@example.com).
AWSM’s ‘Student Chapter of the Year’ awards
• In the spirit of honoring the hard work and strong enthusiasm of our growing roster of student chapters, AWSM instituted a “Student Chapter of the Year” award in February 2013. Read more
Active student chapters
Below is a list of active chapters, including links to the chapters’ social media:
Arizona State University
Faculty adviser: Maggie Emmons
Chapter president: Dana Gundrum
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
Faculty adviser: Beth Mechum
Chapter president: Allie Kessel
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
University of Missouri
Website: AWSM@Ohio University
Faculty adviser: Aimee Edmondson
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University
Faculty adviser: Lori Shontz
Chapter president: Megan Flood
Faculty adviser: Patrick Wen
Chapter president: Jacquie LeMarr