International Association of Emergency Managers Conducting February Membership Drive


The JSU chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers is having a membership drive in February.  If you join during the month, we will waive the chapter’s membership fee of $10.  The chapter is open to all students and you’ll find that Emergency Management intersects with many majors.

Business and computer students will find that there is a need for business management and information assurance in the private and public sectors.  Psychology, counseling, sociology and social work students will learn about working with people affected by a disaster or other event.  Communications students will see the need for trained professionals to work with the media to keep the public informed.  Students in geography and GIS will see how important it is for emergency responders to know the topography of the areas where a disaster has occurred.  Occupational safety students will find that even when dealing with an emergency, it’s important to keep emergency responders safe.  Of course, political science and public administration students will see the need for working with elected officials, keeping them informed and offering advice.

As Emergency Management is an online program, our chapter meetings are held via a conference call on the first Monday of every month at 11 am Central.  We look forward to having you join us and learning what Emergency Management has to offer.  Contact chapter president Jody Hodge at jhodge3@jsu.edu or advisor Stacey Mann at scmann@jsu.edu for more information.

01/31/2013