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Austin E. Cofrin

School of Business

Student Association for Management (SAM)

About SAM:

The Student Association of Management (SAM) was formed in Fall 2017 and is the only Management focused student organization that welcomes any and all students of UWGB that want to learn more about management practices. 

The Student Association of Management offers many opportunities for professional development to its members. The goal of the organization is to teach students more about management practices and get them connected to business professionals that can help them advance their academic and professional careers.

SAM meetings occur once every month, and they usually include a guest speaker from a business related field. The organization also hosts socials and other fun events to get its members involved. For Fall 2020, our meetings are being held via Microsoft Teams. 

Another way you can become involved in SAM is to join our research group, which is a new addition to SAM as of Fall 2020. Advisor Dr. Dianne Murphy is leading this group, and the goal is to conduct a study related to management and present our findings at a conference in spring.

Students from all majors are welcome to attend SAM meetings to explore whether it fits their needs and interests. Past speakers have discussed a range of topics such as recruitment strategies from the point of view of applicants and interviewers, small business management, etc. 


Membership Information:

To become a SAM member, please follow these steps:
  1. To be added to our Microsoft Teams group, please email
  2. Attend the monthly meetings
*note: if you are a senior, SAM offers graduation cords! More information about this will come in Spring.


2020-2021 Officers:

President: Rhya Bleser
Vice President: Brinley Kowalkowski
Treasurer: Erik Elliott
Secretary: Kaitlin Zbichorski

Social Media and PR Coordinator: Brittany Cassidy


Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Dianne Murphy

Organization Email: