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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, kc37@txstate.edu  

Sponsor: Jessica Dupree, jesdupree@txstate.edu

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, ch37@txstate.edu

Sponsor: Jason Karlik, jk19@txstate.edu

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, ronwilliams@txstate.edu       

Sponsor: Dr. Mary Odum, modum@txstate.edu

Sponsor: Dr. Jeff Housman, housman@txstate.edu

2017-2018 Officers

President: Leigh Ann Jensen

Vice President: Emily Hayes

Secretary: Andrew Gonzalez

Treasurer: Shelby Flores-Thorpe

Historian: Ana Hernandez


Exercise and Sports Science Organization

Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to assist students in furthering their career in the field of Exercise Sports and Science; to unite people with the same field of study and share knowledge and ideas. We also make available the chance to attend conferences and conventions where students participate in professional development in the field.

Sponsor: Marty Wright mw1247@txstate.edu

Sponsor: Jennifer Ahrens ja27@txstate.edu

Sponsor: Stacey Bender sh1564@txstate.edu


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, jz15@txstate.edu

President: Sam Torro

Vice President: Joshua Waclawczyk

Treasurer: Sarah Walters

 Alumni @ Friends Event