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DEPARTMENT OF SPORT MANAGEMENT

Sport Management Student Association

Join the Sport Management Student Association -- $20 annual dues --

  1. Receive weekly e-mail listing of job and internship opportunities available in the field;
  2. Receive invitations to members-only events (speakers, cookouts, bowling parties, etc.);
  3. Receive a cool SMSA gift when you become a member.

Sign up today with any SMSA officer, pick up a SMSA registration form in the SMGT office (Heskett 109).


 

2013-2014 OFFICERS

  • Tyler Harrison -- President
  • Blake Molina -- Executive Vice President
  • Paul Rhodes -- Vice President of Marketing
  • Ryan Hladik -- Vice President of Special Events
  • Brittany Bynum -- Secretary
  • Alexi Thackery -- Treasurer
  • Kayson Matthews -- Communications Director
  • Wonyoung Kim -- Advisor
  • Jeff Noble -- Advisor
  • Mike Ross -- Advisor
  • Mark Vermillion -- Advisor

 

Mentoring Program
  
  The Sport Management Alumni Association (SMAA) and the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) are partnering on a student-alumni mentoring program.  Interested SMSA members are paired with WSU sport management alumni working in jobs related to the students’ interests.  Mentors and mentees will communicate on several occasions throughout the year regarding job opportunities in the field, resume development and navigating the job market.  To sign up, please contact the administrative specialist in the Department of Sport Management (HC 109).
  

Sport Management Student Association Helps with Habitat for Humanity

Students were treated to lunch before working on Day 19 of the 20-day build that will provide another house in the soon-to-be renamed Stewart Village of Habitat housing. Students and faculty assisted in placing countertops in the kitchen as well as preparing the yard to be seeded with grass the following day. Students also assisted Habitat for Humanity staff in moving in light fixtures and touching up the ceiling with paint.

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Several students from the Sport Management Student Association gave up their Friday afternoon on Sept. 30 to participate in the organization's premier fall service event in helping finish a Habitat for Humanity home in southeast Wichita.

"As Wichita State is an urban-serving institution, we felt this was a great way to help build the area, help fulfill that mission and leave our imprint on this area too," SMSA President Drew Haden said. "Years from now we can come back and drive by this area and this house will be a reminder of what we were able to do today which is give back."

Students were also invited to attend the dedication ceremony of the house next door at the end of the afternoon, an emotionally moving experience where the new owner is given the keys to their home.

Habitat for Humanity International celebrated World Habitat Day on October 3, marking a major milestone as it dedicates its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya and began construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, N.J.

SMSA students started the tradition of a signature service event each fall, and hope to continue the effort next year.