AIS Announces 2010 Annual Student Chapter Awards
Jul 01, 2011
ATLANTA, GA - The Association for Information Systems (AIS), the premier association for information systems, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Annual Student Chapter Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement among the student chapters of the association. The University of Georgia tops the list as AIS 2010 Student Chapter of the Year.
"We are very proud of the recipients of 2010 AIS student awards. These chapters represent the reason we started the student chapter initiative-to support IS students, both current and prospective, in attaining their career goals and furthering the profession as a whole," says Joey George, AIS President. The awards will be presented on December 14th, 2010 at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), St Louis, USA.
The award recipients were selected by a committee chaired by Munir Mandviwalla, AIS VP Student Chapters, and included student, faculty advisor, AIS council member, and industry representatives. The committee rated each of the 55 eligible submissions and then discussed the results to select the award recipients. According to Mandviwalla, “the award recipients represent the best of the more than 3000 students associated with AIS student chapters from across the world.”
The student chapter-of-the-year award is the highest award given to a student chapter that has demonstrated an exceptional, well-rounded, and organized program. The distinguished student chapter award recognizes chapters who have excelled in most of key activities listed below. The outstanding chapter award recognizes deserving student chapters that have excelled in three of the key activities. The student chapter of the year and distinguished and outstanding chapter awards also include cash grants. Certificates were awarded to chapters who demonstrated excellence in one (or more) of the key activities. The activities rated by the committee included professional development, membership, careers in IS, community service, fundraising, and communications.
Additional recipients include:
AIS 2010 Distinguished Student Chapters
Arizona State University
Indiana University – Bloomington
University of Michigan – Dearborn
AIS 2010 Outstanding Student Chapters
Brigham Young University
Texas Christian University
The University of Alabama
University of Colorado - Denver
AIS 2010 Student Chapter Certificate Recipients
Outstanding Professional Development: University of Memphis, Illinois State University, University of Florida
Outstanding Membership Activities: University of Memphis
Outstanding “Careers In IS”: University of Florida
Outstanding Community Service: University of Delaware
Outstanding Fundraising: University of Technology, Jamaica
Outstanding Communications: University of Florida, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar
AIS Student Chapters, founded in late 2008, are dedicated to providing a forum for undergraduate and
graduate IS students to interact with one another, both on their individual campuses and with other student
chapters from around the world. Through the growth of the Student Chapter community, the program is also designed to attract students to the discipline overall. Since the inception of the initiative, more than 3000 students worldwide are associated with AIS student chapters.
The Association for Information Systems (AIS), founded in 1994, is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for Information Systems. For more information about AIS or to become a member, please visit www.aisnet.org. For more information about how to charter a student chapter, please visit students.aisnet.org.
Contact: Maggie Kempken
AIS Communications Director