Office of Undergraduate Advising & Career Services

Lerner Student Organizations

The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is home to a number of student organizations and honor societies that provide major specific and career development opportunities. These organizations often plan events for other students, and the campus at large. If you are a student organization member interested in planning an event, please refer to the Student Event Planning page. If you would like to discuss your interest or find out about membership in one or more of these organizations, please contact the faculty advisor of the organization as listed below:

Accounting Student Association
Advisor: Ms. Debra Dragone and Dr. Jeff Gillespie
Phone: 831-6818, 831-1790

Alpha Kappa Psi
Advisors: Dr. Ellen Monk and Ms. Diane Wright
Phone: 831-1794 and 831-6515

Alpha Mu Alpha - National Honor Society in Marketing
Advisor: Dr. David Muir
Phone: 831-6526

Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting - ALPFA
Advisor: Rita Kingery Cook
Phone: 831-4675

American Hotel and Lodging Association
Advisor: Dr. Robert Nelson
Phone: 831-6455

Association for Information Systems
Advisors: Ms. Diane Wright, Dr. Andrea Everard
Phone: 831-6515, 831-4677

Bakers Dozen
Advisor: Sous Chef Debbie Ellingsworth
Phone: 831-0501

Lerner College Student Advisory Board
Advisor: Rick Andrews
Phone: 831-1791

Blue Hen Investment Club
Advisor: Rich Jakotowicz
Phone: 831-7226

Blue Hen Marketing Club
Advisor: Dr.Julia Bayuk
Phone: 831-1027

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
Advisor: Dr. Ali Poorani
Phone: 831-6353

Delta Sigma Pi
Advisor: Ms. Debra Dragone
Phone: 831-6818

Entrepreneurship Club
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Freeman
Phone: 831-6158

Eta Sigma Delta
Advisor: Dr. Joanne Yoo
Phone: 831-6476

Financial Management Association
Advisor: Mr. Tim Detwiler
Phone: 831-6820

Hospitality Club
Advisors: Professor Ron Cole
Phone: 831-6514

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
Advisor: Dr. Srikanth Beldona
Phone: 831-6192

Humanitarian Hospitality Society (HHS)
Advisors: Dr. Ali Poorani
Phone: 831-6353

National Association of Black Accountants - NABA
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Joe 
Phone: 831-6002

National Society of Minorities of Hospitality
Advisor: Dr. Francis Kwansa
Phone: 831-6083

Omicron Delta Epsilon - International Honors Society in Economics
Advisor: Dr. Ken Lewis and Mr. Vince Marra
Phone: 831-1912, 831-1908

Professional Convention Management Association
Advisor: Dr. Brian Miller
Phone: 831-6186

Public Relations Team/Hotel Restaurant Institutional Management
Advisor: Kim Wilson
Phone: 831-4369

Women in Business
Advisor: Ms. Susan Murphy
Phone: 831-4672

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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