SIE Recognized as National Chapter of the Year

by Karen Doss Bowman

Sigma Iota Epsilon - Chapter of the Year - 2016-17

SUMMARY: JMU's Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE) chapter was named the 2016-2017 National Chapter of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Just two years after its inception, JMU’s Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE) chapter has made a strong impact. Affiliated with the national honorary and professional management fraternity, the organization won the 2016-17 National Chapter of the Year award. The group also received this honor for their inaugural 2015-16 year. 

“Receiving this award each year since our inception lets us know we are on the right track of having a chapter that exemplifies SIE goals, contributes to student development and engages our top students in the management discipline,” says management lecturer Christina C. Roeder, the chapter’s co-adviser. During the first two years, she has co-advised the organization with Dan Zisk, management and international business lecturer. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Roeder and management professor David Cavazos co-advise the group. 

The award recognizes achievements such as active chapter programs with guest lectures, career counseling and networking opportunities; number of new members initiated; community service projects; and honors and recognitions of individual members. JMU’s SIE chapter offers top academic performers numerous professional development opportunities, including small group interactions with business professionals, team work on consulting projects, company visits and recruiting events, and JMU business competitions such as the Deloitte Data Blitz and the Target Case Competition.

In addition to the chapter award, JMU senior Hannah Deal won the SIE National Scholar Award, a $1,000 scholarship. A business management major with a concentration in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, Deal owns the Sweet Dichotomy Bake Shoppe. A recipient of the Zane D. Showker Scholarship, Deal is also vice president of the Triathlon Club, a member of JMU Chorale (a masterworks choir) and participates in Inter-varsity.

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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