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

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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: Fatos Berisha
Vice President: Nasria Pashtun
Treasurer: Khalid Alqusmul
Secretary: Chantal Variot
Social Chair: Patricia Victorio
PR Chair: Una Japundza
At-Large Rep: Lamia Alamr
First Year Rep:
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: Hanan Sharaf Eldeen
Vice President: Zachary Oseran
Treasurer: Khalid Alqusmul

Faculty Advisor: Kawika Pierson

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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: Chuong (Jack) Pham
Vice President: Siwatchara Sukaew
Treasurer: Katherine Porras

Faculty Advisor: Michael Dothan

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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: Sarah Li
Vice President: Mauri Larson
Treasurer: Udaykiran Pottabathula
Secretary: Sulaiman Alhumayed

Faculty Advisor: Elliot Maltz

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Atkinson Outdoor Club (AOC)

AOC's mission is to help Willamette MBA students become better stewards of the environment, now and in the future, by increasing their appreciation of nature through activities which bring them in direct contact with the outdoors. The activities of the AOC are designed so that all Willamette MBA students can partake in the events, from beginners to experts. The events put on by the AOC are meant to help relieve stress brought on by work and studies, while also being fun and enjoyable.  

President: Philip Hofmann

Faculty Advisor:

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: Assel Tuyakbayeva
Vice President: Lamia Alamr
Treasurer: Biju Gautham Vardhanapu
Secretary: Aira Zeng
PR Chair: Gabrielle Giscombe

Faculty Advisor: Polly Rizova

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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: David Bundy
Vice President: Erin Rosenthal
Treasurer & Secretary: Jesse Turner

Faculty Advisor: Debra Ringold

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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: Alexandra Dass
Vice President: Katherine Hamburg
Treasurer: Abeer Alahmadi
Secretary: Aira Zeng
PR Chair: Sara Bukhamsin
MBAP Rep: Lisa Housman

Faculty Advisor: Debra Ringold

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: Nate Baim
Vice President: Katt Porras
Secretary: Katherine Hamburg
PR Chair: Nicole McLaughlin

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: Cynthia Chand
Vice President: Ryan Hansis
Treasurer: Lindsey Hurlburt
Secretary: David Bundy

Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nixon

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National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) - Campus Liason

The mission of NSHMBA is to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA programs.  NSHMBA has a national Portland chapter that organizes panels and networking events with local organizations.  Our liaison helps get the Atkinson student body involved in their professional opportunities. 

Liaison: Katherine Porras