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American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation educates members on the latest trends in advertising, marketing and government issues with a variety of annual programs.


Dr V. Mummalanei

vmummalanei@vsu.edu

Biology Club

The Biology Club mission is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for Biology and the associated Life Sciences.  It seeks to provide a forum for students to prepare for careers in the Life Sciences.


Dr. Paul Kaseloo

pkasoloo@vsu.edu

Business Management Club

The Business Management Club is the student club for management majors.  This organization provides networking opportunities and teaches leadership, resume writing, and interviewing skills.

Dr. G. Sherri Lewis

glewis@vsu.edu

Council for Exeptional Club

The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy.

Dr. Patricia Aldridge

palderidge@vsu.edu

English Club The purpose of the English Club is to spread the awareness of English and to expose students to the culture of the English language.  The English Club also provides a forum for student concerns that are related to languages, literature, and the concentrations: foreign languages, speech, drama, and film.

Dr. Aishia Bailey

abailey@vsu.edu

Financial Management Association

This organization teaches interviewing skills, resume writing, and other attributes needed.  There are many networking opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and leadership opportunities.

Mr. Steve Holeman,  Jr.

sholeman@vsu.edu

Food Science and Nutrition Club The purpose of the Food and Nutrition Club is to serve as a valuable resource for dietetics and nutrition information, to create professional networking opportunities for our members, to promote a healthy lifestyle with mindful eating, to enhance academic and professional growth through education, awareness and outreach on campus and through the community, to provide opportunities to volunteer and serve others and to socialize and have fun with others who are interested in the role of nutrition.

Mrs. Crystal Wynn

crwynn@vsu.edu

Global Association of Risk Professionals

As the leading professional association for risk managers, GARp’s mission is to advance the risk profession through education, training and the promotion of best practices globally.

Dr. Hari Sharma

Hsharna@vsu.edu

Health and Sports Science Club

The purpose of this organization is to enhance the professional development of our students.

Dr. Leon Bey

lbey@vsu.edu

Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance & Sports Management Club The purpose of this organization is to enhance the professional development of our students.

Dr. Leon Bey

lbey@vsu.edu

Hospitality Management Student Association

The purpose of the Hospitality Management Club is to prepare students to be effective and empowered hospitality leaders who can assume roles in an ever-changing global society.

Ms. Michelle Mosely

Mmosley@vsu.edu

The Mass Communications Club

The purpose of The Mass Communications Club is to serve those interested in the field of Mass Communications by providing career and internship information, networking opportunities, informational workshops, career guidance and more, while working with student activities and other campus entities to fulfill their mission.

Ms. Jennifer Williamson

jwilliamson@vsu.edu

Marketing Association

The Marketing Club’s goal is to provide students with a general understanding of marketing through service projects and case studies.  Additionally, the club gives students the opportunity to gain internships.

Dr. Venkat Mummalanei 

Vmummala@vsu.edu

National Association of Blacks Accountants

NABA is a national student organization for accounting majors.  This organization teaches interviewing skills, resume writing, and other attributes needed.  There are many networking skills opportunities, scholarship opportunities and leadership opportunities.

Dr. Cheryl E. Mitchem

cmitchem@vsu.edu

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

The purpose of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is to ensure Black representation and participation as policy makers in the administration of justice nationally, regionally, and locally; to aggressively assist in recruiting Blacks and other minorities for all area and levels of the CJU System.  This organization also networks with other organizations and groups with similar objectives and interests.

Dr. Isis N. Walton

iwalton@vsu.edu

National Society of Black Engineers

The purpose of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Dr. Isis Walton

iwalton@vsu.edu

Minorities in Agricultural, National Resources and Related Sciences

The purpose of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences is “to promote academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences”.

Dr. Pamela Thomas-Buchanan

Pthomas@vsu.edu

National Student Nurses Association

The purpose of the National Student Nurses Association is to mentor students preparing for the initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.

Ms. Frances E. Montague

fmontague@vsu.edu

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc.

The object of this fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit, the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students: the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.

Mr. George Tuckwiller 

gtuckwiller@vsu.edu

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Society

The mission of this organization is to provide under-pre-health students with knowledge, skills and experiences that are both perquisite and concomitant to professional participation in the health field.  Additionally, VSU Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Society will promote more minority interest in attending professional schools through establishing unity among pre-medical and pre-dental students.

Dr. Regina Knight-Mason

 rknight@vsu.edu

Psychology Club

The purpose of the Psychology Club is to foster and promote the academic aims of the discipline of psychology.  The club provides a forum in which the psychology majors can interact with one another and work together to achieve.

Dr. Christina E. Smith

Csmith@vsu.edu

Public Administration Club

The purpose of the Public Administration Club is to install the values of scholarship, leadership and community service among students.

Dr. Chaya R. Jain 

cjain@vsu.edu

Student Education Association

Our mission is to inform, educate, and involve its membership in issues related to education.

Ms. Shandra Claiborne

Sclaiborne@vsu.edu

Student in Free Enterprise

The purpose of Students in Free Enterprise is to bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.

Mr. Christopher David

Cdavid@vsu.edu

Sigma Alpha Iota Internation Music Fraternity The purpose of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society is to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduates, and professional studies.  In addition, this honor society provides a forum for students and faculty to fellowship and to enter into dialogue on issues and concerns in English.

Dr. Lillie Bailey 

lbailey@vsu.edu

Textiles Apparel Merchandise Management The purpose of the Textiles Apparel Merchandising & Management organization is the development of the whole student, through technical knowledge and valuable skills, to the extent that they are TAMN successful for leadership, communications, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Dr. Isabel Jones

Jjones@vsu.edu

The Association of Political Science

The purpose of The Association of Political Science is to expose the community as well as the members of the organization to national, state and local developments through political participation.

Dr. Wallace McMichael

wmcmichael@vsu.edu

The Mass Comminications Club

The purpose of The Mass Communications Club is to serve those interested in the field of Mass Communications by providing career and internship information, networking opportunities, informational workshops, career guidance and more, while working with student activities and other campus entities to fulfill their mission.

Ms. Jennifer Williamson

 jwilliamson@vsu.edu

The Pre-Law Society

The mission of the Pre-Law Society is to advance the scholarly study of law.  The Pre-Law Society offers assistance with the application process, and LSAT preparation.  The Society sponsors a variety of law related events to educate students about law school and the practice of law.

Mr. Gary Baker

gbaker@vsu.edu

The Social Work Cluib

The purpose of the Social Work Club is to promote interest in and support for the Social Work Program at Virginia State University; To assist members bridge the gap between classroom academics and application of social work theory to practice; To encourage interactive learning opportunities between students, faculty, and social work practitioners through planned programs and community service projects; To increase knowledge and awareness by attending and promoting seminars and workshops that focus on the profession of social work and the promotion of social justice for all; To provide student representation on social work program curriculum development, implementation and evaluation process.

Dr. Gwendolyn B. Thornton

gthornton@vsu.edu

Trojan Explosion The Virginia State University Trojan Explosion Marching Band is composed of approximately 180 members, including the Essence of Troy Dancers, Satin Divas Flag Corps and the Troy Elegance Majorette Squad, in addition to instrumentalists. In recent years, the Trojan Explosion has traveled across the country and abroad, becoming a recruitment powerhouse for VSU and bringing home countless accolades.  February 2010, VSU made history as the first drum line to perform in the White House as select members performed for President Barack Obama during his signing of the HBCU funding bill.  The Trojan Explosion was selected to attend the 10th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase.  The Trojan Explosion is the only band to participate in nine consecutive showcases in the 10-year history of the event, setting a new record.

Dr. Mark Phillips

MPhillips@vsu.edu

Walter Johnson Math & Computer Science Club

The purpose of the Walter Johnson Mathematics and Computer Science Club is to support student interest in math and computer science.

Dr. Giti Javidi

giavivi@vsu.edu

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