Atkinson Student Groups

The Student Organization Guidelines cover the basic code of conduct, budgeting and funding allocation.

Are you interested in starting a new student organization? Please contact Sarah Kutten, Assistant Director of Career Managment and Contribuiting Assistant Professor at

Atkinson Student Association (ASA) - Governing Body

The Atkinson Student Association is an organization that is dedicated to supporting student organizations and their members. The student board members are responsible for reviewing new student organizations; registering existing student organizations on a yearly basis; providing, developing, and improving services and resources for student organizations; enforcing policies and procedures related to student organizations; and coordinating the end of the year Atkinson Brownwater Weekend.

President: Collin Fuller
Vice President: Robert Husseman
Secretary: Meghan Magee
Social Chair: Karin Hokanson
PR Chair: Katie Abney
International Rep: Safy Youssef
Compliance Officer: Jared Baumgartner
First-year Rep: Liz Hartman

Faculty Advisor: Debra Ringold

Association email:

Atkinson Accounting Association (AAA)

AAA promotes the interests of AGSM students who are interested in the field of accounting and/or are seeking employment in the accounting industry upon graduation. The organization serves as a vehicle for enhancing the accounting educational experience of students. AAA strives to share the benefits of the accounting profession with the greater Atkinson community as well as to strengthen the sense of community through events such as career panels and site visits.

President: Nowshin Ahmed
Vice President: Meghan Magee
Treasurer: Karan Joshi

Faculty Advisor: Kawika Pierson

Association email:

Atkinson Consulting Association

The Atkinson Consulting Association helps its members and the AGSM community gain exposure to consulting as a potential career path through a variety of programs, networking opportunities, and projects. The association also supports members as they prepare for consulting interviews by using hands-on practice case interview sessions.    

President: Max Black
Director of Professional DevelopmentWill Cooper
Director of Public RelationsFangming Wu
Director of Social Media: Maggie Boucher
Treasurer: Karthik Gangadhara

 2nd Year Representative:  Noura Elgendi

Faculty Advisor: Geoff Guilfoy

Association email:

Atkinson Finance Association (AFA)

AFA assists in the professional, educational, and social development of Willamette MBA students interested in finance, banking, and investments. AFA strives to: promote the reputation of Atkinson finance both regionally and nationally; promote an in-depth understanding in all fields of finance; and provide forums (panels and treks) where members have the opportunity to interact and learn from each other as well as faculty, alumni, and other finance professionals.

President: David Wartenberg
Vice President: Trent Spallas
Treasurer: Reham Elazazy

Faculty Advisor: Michael Dothan

Association email:

American Marketing Association (AMA) - AGSM Chapter

AMA is a certified student chapter of the American Marketing Association and is one of only a handful of graduate school chapters in the nation. AMA activities provide opportunities to network with marketing professionals and promote awareness of career opportunities in marketing. AMA sponsors guest lecturers, on-site visits, and professional development services.

President: Lee McMillan
Vice President: Zachary Chihuaque
Treasurer: Noura Elgendi
Secretary: Karin Hokanson

Faculty Advisor: Elliot Maltz

Association email:

Business Technology Association (BTA)

Our mission is to promote the education and success of our members through the use of technology in specific business related practices. The Business Technology Association will accomplish this by leveraging the diverse backgrounds of our professors, student experience and the abundant resources the internet has to offer. Additionally, we strive to add value by bringing in professionals to provide technology related education and networking opportunities. The association's vision is to not only help its members reach their career goals, but also to further the Atkinson MBA program as a leader in business technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

President: Juliette Hallberg
Vice-President: Karthik Gangadhara
Treasurer: Karan Joshi
Director of Entrepreneurship: Noura Elgendi
Director of Marketing: Harneha Ghuman

Faculty Advisor: Robert Walker

Association email:

International Graduate Students Association (IGSA)

IGSA promotes cross-cultural understanding among international and American students. IGSA provides new international students with collegial support as they adjust to a new culture and academic environment. IGSA also provides an ongoing forum to convey the special concerns of international students to the administration at Atkinson; works to foster an awareness of the Willamette MBA among institutions of higher learning, corporations and students in other countries; and sponsors the annual International Dinner which brings cultures together and celebrates them in one of the most attractive events of the year! All international and U.S. students are encouraged to participate in IGSA and to use its services as a resource.

President: Maulik Gondaliya
Vice President: Saloni Mehra
Treasurer: Karan Joshi 
Social Chair: Shanbo Zhang

Faculty Advisor: Polly Rizova

Association email:

Joint Degree Association (JDA)

JDA includes all students pursuing the joint degree, and is an important link between the Atkinson School and the College of Law. JDA provides an informal mentoring program for joint degree students, offers a library of study aids and course outlines, and sponsors social activities. The organization also sponsors an annual career night where joint degree alumni share career opportunities with current students.

President: Emily Dougherty
Vice President: Nic Martell
Treasurer : Brian Main
Secretary: Brent Hammack

Faculty Advisor: Debra Ringold

Association email:

National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) - AGSM Chapter

The Atkinson Chapter is an affiliated student chapter of National Association of Women MBAs. This organization is dedicated to "empowering women MBAs and graduate women in business in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation's workforce." NAWMBA - Atkinson Chapter promotes networking and business opportunities for men and women with MBAs and provides professional resources, networking, speakers, and social events.

President: Maggie Boucher
Vice President: Lindsay Liddell
Treasurer: Fangming Wu
Secretary: Maryn Bonniwell
PR Chair: Lindsay Liddell
Gender Liaison:Jarrett Oseran

Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nixon

Association email:

Net Impact - AGSM Chapter

Net Impact's mission is to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Graduate students participate in community service events, meet with leaders in corporate responsibility roles and can connect with the national chapter at

President: Whitney Pitalo
Vice President: Harneha Ghuman
Treasurer: Sheila Tsuro
Secretary: Lindsay LIddell

Faculty Advisor: Elliot Maltz

Association email:

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - AGSM Chapter

The Atkinson chapter of SHRM is a chartered chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM promotes student professional development and provides networking with human resource professionals. Events sponsored by SHRM include: resume workshops, mock interview sessions, site visits, guest speakers, and community service activities.

President: Hayley Hill
Vice President: Isobel Rubin
Secretary: Zachary Chihuaque
Treasurer: Karim Alghamdi

Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nixon

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