Student Organizations

Club Managers Association of America

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional organization for managers of membership clubs. Here on campus, it is a registered student organization open to students in the Sports, Entertainment, and Hospitality Management Department who are working to achieve a minor in Club Management. The Club Management minor prepares students to pursue careers with country clubs, athletics clubs, yacht clubs, and more.

The objectives of CMAA are to promote communication and networking between club managers and students interested in the field, as well as information and idea sharing between other student chapters of the organization.

The student branch attends local senior branch meetings, invites in guest speakers, conducts club tours, and attends regional student conference as well as the annual World Conference. Our chapter meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in West Commons building room 109, however due to conflicting schedules alternate meetings dates are sometimes necessary.

President: Benjamin Beaverson (beaverb4@ferris.edu)
Faculty Adviser: Lianne Briggs (briggsl@ferris.edu)
Meeting Information: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 11:00am, West Commons 109

Eta Sigma Delta

Eta Sigma Delta is the international honor society that recognizes academic excellence of hospitality management students. Eta Sigma Delta is part of the Council of Hotel, Restaurant Institutional Educators (CHRIE). Students in the academic top 20% of the school are invited to join this prestegious society. The members engage in community service activities, tutoring for hospitality management students, social activities, and professional service to the hospitality industry.

President: Stephanie Schoenherr (schoens3@ferris.edu)
Faculty Adviser: Julie Doyle (doylej@ferris.edu)
Meeting Information: To Be Determined, West Commons

Professional Convention Management Association

Professional Convention Management Association is an international association of meeting industry professionals dedicated to promoting the value of convention management. The FSU Student Chapter is a group of students interested in pursuing careers in this dynamic field. The mission for this organization is to familiarize its members with the basic aspects of the meetings and conventions field through educational and networking opportunities supported or developed by the Professional Convention Management Association and its members. Through fundraising partnerships, members are provided hands-on experiences related to planning and executing meetings and events. Community service activities and chapter educational events provide important development of networking skills. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

President: Carmen Howard (howardc10@ferris.edu)
Faculty Adviser: Amy Dorey (doreya@ferris.edu)
Meeting Information: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, West Commons 109

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

NSMH is the premier professional organization for minority hospitality students.

We address diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the career development of our student members. We feel that these lessons are important to the future leaders of this industry and that anyone of any ethnicity, gender, or other demographic group can find value in our conversation.

We provide events and programs that bring together college-level students with company sponsors, industry representatives, other hospitality organizations, advisors and mentors, and hospitality high school students. Scholarships are available for active members.

President: Sean Reynolds (reynols8@ferris.edu)
Faculty Adviser: Julie Doyle (doylej@fsuimail.ferris.edu)
Meeting Information: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, West Commons 109

National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)

NACE is a great way to meet and network with catering and event professionals. The chapter is based out of the Detroit regional group. Its mission is to provide catering and event professionals with a superior education, networking, and the resources needed to enhance career success and deliver excellence to their clients. 

President: Katie Douglas (douglak@ferris.edu)
Faculty Adviser: Amy Dorey (doreya@ferris.edu)
Meeting Information: West Commons 109