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Student Marketing Association

  • Mission of Organization

    The mission of the American Marketing Association is to educate marketing students about the opportunities available to them within the various facets of the field. A variety of marketing projects will enhance their hands-on experience to supplement their classroom knowledge. This will be enhanced through tours, guest speakers, networking events, competitions, and coordination with faculty.

    How to Join

    To join, contact the president or vice president listed below. Information is also provided on our bulletin board outside the Marketing Department on the fourth floor of Eberly. 

    Requirements of Members (Membership Fees, Attendance, etc.)

    $72 membership fee. $25 goes to SMA, and $47 goes to the American Marketing Association for the national dues. Turn in $25 collegiate chapter dues to the treasurer in cash or check.

    We want to reward members who help out, so a point system has been established to encourage participation within the organization. Points are granted by volunteering for community service, assisting with fundraisers, and attending social events, meetings, guest speakers, and company tours.

    Members must earn at least 8 points per semester to be considered an active member. Members that achieve at least 15 points before the end of each semester will receive a reward.

    Spring 2017 List of Meeting Dates/Times/Locations/Agenda/Handouts

    Weekly meetings are held in Eberly 309 at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted. 

    Crimson Connect

    Wednesday, February 22

    6:00–7:00 p.m., Eberly Auditorium

    Guest Speaker – IUP Alumnus Phil Henry – Henry Wealth Management

    “Old School and New School Ways to Get a Job”

    7:00 p.m., Kovalchick Complex

    Basketball Game Social – Reserved AMA Section 114

    Wednesday, March 1

    7:30 p.m., Eberly 309

    Meeting – Team Building Activity

    Monday, March 20–Friday, March 24

    AMA IUPatty’s T-shirt Fundraiser

    Wednesday, March 22

    7:30 p.m., Eberly 309

    Resume/Interview Workshop – Enterprise

    Wednesday, March 29

    7:30 p.m., Eberly 309


    Wednesday, April 5

    7:30 p.m., Eberly 309


    Saturday, April 8

    Into the Streets

    Information TBD

    Friday, April 14–Saturday, April 15

    Pittsburgh trip

    Wednesday, April 19

    7:30 p.m., Eberly 309


    Wednesday, April 26

    7:30 p.m., Eberly 309

    Meeting – Officer Elections

    Member Quotes about the Value of the Organization:

    “SMA has changed my life tremendously. It is a great networking opportunity.”
    —Anthony Constantine, former SMA member

    “SMA is a great way to get involved and offers great networking opportunities.”
    —Mia DeNardo, former SMA member 

    Role Name E-mail
    Advisor Charlene Bebko
    President Mallory Finch
    Vice President Tim Grunklee
    Secretary Jillian Gude
    Treasurer Greg Wharton
    Marketing Coordinator
    Nikki Papadopolos
    Fundraising Chair
    Emily Bair
    Community Outreach Chair Garrett Baerg
    Social Chair
    Kyle Sharon