MODA is a student run organization in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Department. We have a variety of speakers that come in and speak with us about their experience in this field. We also go on a variety of trips to see fashion shows in places such as Kansas City and Chicago. To learn more about MODA, please contact our advisor, Chris Leiran Wise.
Students in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program may choose to participate in the annual fashion show. This event is usually held in the spring. For further information contact Natalie Sanger.
Common Threads learning community
The Common Threads learning community provides first-year students with a variety of academic and life experiences.
Event Management Club
The Event Management Club is a student-run organization committed to professional and personal development for students interested in the events industry. Members:
- Attend bi-weekly meetings
- Actively volunteer in Ames and surrounding communities
- Assist in planning a large campus event each semester
- Network with professionals from the industry
- Participate in social events
Contact: Jamie Beyer, firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Plum, email@example.com
Members of this HRI club share an interest in networking with industry professionals in all aspects of hospitality. It is open to ISU students of all majors. The club has invited industry representatives to discuss their business and experiences. We have also visited numerous properties in Ames and the Des Moines area. The club has also organized many events on campus such as etiquette dinners and the Homecoming Grape Stomp.
Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
The Cyclone Chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) advances the profession of club management by fulfilling the educational and related needs of its student members.
This mission is accomplished through the following strategic priorities:
- Providing state-of-the-art educational programs
- Representing the student members and ISU’s Hotel Management program to club managers and a broader public
- Providing unique information and resources that increase student member’s performance and career potential
CMAA Activities and Benefits
- CMAA meetings year-round with club managers in the Iowa and Illinois region
- Educational sessions with hospitality industry professionals
- Club tours and outings
- Annual Wine Dinner fundraiser
- Whispers of Christmas Silent Auction fundraiser (first time online in 2002)
- Attendance at the World Conference on Club Management
- Service to the hospitality profession through club employment opportunities
- Career development through club internships with the ability to build certification, as a student, toward becoming a Certified Club Manager (CCM)
- Networking with club professionals from around the world
- Access to CMAA educational and research materials to improve understanding of the club management field
The Cyclone Chapter of CMAA was founded over a decade ago. The chapter seeks to instill high levels of hospitality skills in its members while representing Iowa State University and the Hospitality Management program as a dynamic student organization on a national level.
For more information, please contact Dr. Bob Bosselman, CMAA advisor.
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD)
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) is the International Hospitality Management Honor Society. ESD is committed to academic excellence, and engaging in service projects. To be eligible, a student must:
- Have completed fifty percent of the credit hours required for graduation.
- Be a hospitality degree candidate.
- Have a grade point average above 3.00
- Agree to uphold the values of excellence, leadership, creativity, service, and ethics.
Faculty adviser: Dr. Robert H. Bosselman
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) is a professional organization for minority hospitality students that addresses diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the career development of student members. NSMH provides events and programs that bring together college-level students with company sponsors, industry representatives, other hospitality organizations, advisors and mentors, and hospitality high school students.
Disney Campus Representatives
Alums of the Disney College Program serve to share their experiences at Disney with current ISU students.