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SAM Club Kicks off the Year with Exciting Activities

l-r: back-Robbe, Oney, Morris, Banta. Front-Blakeman, Sanders, Sparks

EKU’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) becan the new academic year with a kickoff party on Tuesday, September 27th. SAM is the world’s oldest professional management society that is well known for preparing students for introduction into the professional management field. SAM allows students to boost their resume as well as giving students the opportunity to meet and network with professionals of various industries.

Officers for EKU’s chapter of SAM for this academic year include:

  • Jason Banta (President),
  • Weston Robbe (Associate President),
  • Justin Morris (Vice President),
  • Christopher Oney (Associate Vice President),
  • Autumn Blakeman (Treasurer),
  • Sarah Sparks (Associate Treasurer),
  • Masi Sanders (Social Network Coordinator),
  • Ashleigh Fletcher (Event Coordinator), and
  • Robera Legese (General Assistant).

The leadership team is working on several exciting events for the upcoming semester, including a professional development workshop with a business professional from the Lexington Innovation Network that will focus on business strategy and innovation.

In addition to the workshop, plans are underway to bring several guest speakers to campus throughout the semester from various industries to give SAM members insights and advice on working in their field of expertise.

SAM will also be leading an Educators Appreciation Day on November 21st. Join us on that day to thank professors and staff of EKU's School of Business for all they do.

As SAM plans to do many wonderful things throughout the semester, we hope you consider joining this great student organization. To stay up to date on information on SAM events, follow us on Twitter: @sam_club16. For more information about joining SAM, contact

Photo caption (l-r): back - Weston Robbe, Christopher Oney, Justin Morris, Jason Banta; front - Autumn Blakeman, Masi Sanders, Sarah Sparks; not pictured: Ashleigh Fletcher and Robera Legese.

Published on October 10, 2016

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