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Society for Advancement of Management (SAM)

Society for Advancement of Management (SAM)

Welcome to the SAM Student Organization Site

SAM organization is open to all business students. SAM promotes interaction with professionals in all disciplines, increases awareness and knowledge of career opportunities, and encourages cross-functional participation in activities that will benefit students’ choice of career and future success. Meets monthly. Activities include speakers, workshops, plant tours, fund-raisers, case competitions, and trips to the national SAM conference if funds permit.

2023-2024 Officers
2023 - 2024 Officers
SAM Welcomes New Leadership Team for 2023-2024

The Society for Advancement of Management has elected a new leadership team for the 2023-2024 school year. Pictured above are the new leaders from left to right:

Katie Dodd – Secretary

Kelsey Beedy – Director of Accounting and Fundraising

Logan Hall – President

Grant Clay – Vice President

Karina Gullupa – Director of Recruitment and Events

Sarah Litteral – Director of Public Relations

SAM Club Receives a National Feature

SAM Club receives a National FeatureThe EKU Sam Chapter doesn’t hesitate when it comes to making a difference and becoming leaders. Even on a national level, SAM@EKU stood out and was even recognized as the featured chapter on the national SAM website. This accomplishment wasn’t handed out easily, though. SAM@EKU has focused on growing its organization internally, developing its members, taking hold of opportunities, and reaching out to the external community to make an impact greater than just themselves.

SAM Chapters across the nation can look to EKU’s chapter as an example when it comes to membership. SAM@EKU led a membership drive where SAM officers talked to classes, including GBU 101 and GBU 204, to increase freshmen and junior-level participation. To boost morale and engage current members, SAM@EKU offered an incentive for general membership. On February 27, at a general membership meeting, there was a giveaway of Lexington Legends baseball tickets.

Developing professional leaders and helping them attain new knowledge is one of SAM@EKU’s goals and areas of expertise. On March 22-24, 2018, EKU’s SAM Chapter will send student representatives to the 2018 SAM’s international business conference in Arlington, Virginia. This conference includes student case competitions, presentations, and professional development opportunities, such as a session on building resumes. SAM@EKU looks forward to representing EKU and having a national presence.

Not only does this SAM chapter make EKU proud, but the community as well. SAM@EKU instills a sense of citizenship and service in each of its members. In the month of March, this chapter will be working with the Humane Society. In April, they will engage with Habitat for Humanity and make an impact on the community around them.

SAM@EKU is a leading example of how to engage, grow, and develop a chapter.

Programs and Activities

This section highlights all SAM programs and activities.

Event Galleries

This section showcases SAM event and photo galleries.

SAM Guest Speaker Series
SAM Group Photo Spring 2023

Contact Us Today!

Dr. Qian Xiao

Dr. Qian Xiao
Professor of Management
SAM Faculty Advisor

Office BTC 178


College of Business

521 Lancaster Avenue
BTC 214, Business and Technology Center
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1409 (For general inquiries)
Fax: 859-622-1413

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