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Student Organizations

Association of Recreation Enthusiasts (A.R.E.)

Purpose:  To provide a welcoming cohesive student based organization where members can enjoy and participate in all forms of recreation while also focusing on professional development.

Sponsor: Allie Thomas,  

Sponsor: Jessica Dupree,

President: Kassie Holmes

Vice President:  Holly Davidson

Treasurer: Azeneth Valle

Committee Chairs: Cady Mulke, Alyssa Romano, Masyn Upchurch, Mackenzie Falcon

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Club

Purpose: The ATSM club is an informal place for current and prospective athletic training students to network together through social activities and learning experiences.

Sponsor: Carla Heffner,

Sponsor: Jason Karlik,

President: Jessica Wooldridge

Vice President: Tristen Trevino

Secretary: Katy Cucco

Treasurer: Amanda Scanio

Social Chair: Shelby Kindrick

Historian: Jessica Zelenski 

Eta Sigma Gamma, Delta Chi Chapter

Purpose: Eta Sigma Gamma is a national health education honorary society. The principal purpose of Eta Sigma Gamma is to elevate the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally trained men and women in and for the Health Science discipline. Eta Sigma Gamma's objectives clarify that the principal purpose can be achieved by: stimulating scientific research; facilitating communication and discussion between individuals, agencies, and governmental jurisdictions though the exchange of practices and philosophies; motivating service and academic achievement; recognizing service and academic achievement; developing methods, materials and programs; and raising professional standards and ethics.

Sponsor: Dr. Ron Williams,       

Sponsor: Dr. Mary Odum,

Sponsor: Dr. Jeff Housman,

2017-2018 Officers

President: Leigh Ann Jensen

Vice President: Emily Hayes

Secretary: Shelby Flores-Thorpe

Treasurer: Andrew Gonzalez

Exercise and Sports Science Club

Purpose: Our goal is to provide professional opportunities to those interested through conducting meetings where guest speakers offer knowledge on different topics. We also make available the chance to attend conferences, conventions where students can actually experience professionalism. Social and community endeavors are also a large part of our club’s setting as evidenced in Tailgating, River Cleanup, Intramurals and other fun activities.

Sponsor: Marty Wright

Sponsor: Jennifer Ahrens

Sponsor: Stacey Herzog

REC Honorary Club: Rio Phi Lambda, BETA Epsilon Chapter

Purpose: is an Honorary Professional Recreation, Park, and Leisure Services Fraternity

1.      To recognize superior recreation/parks/ leisure major students;

2.      To encourage the development of professional standards for the leisure field;

3.      To stimulate the personal development of individual members' professional growth in the leisure field;

4.      To cultivate, foster and promote a sentiment of amity among the students of the leisure profession; and

5.      To recognize those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field of recreation/parks/leisure.

Sponsor: Jo An Zimmermann,

President: Sam Torro

Vice President: Joshua Waclawczyk

Treasurer: Sarah Walters

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