IAEM Student Chapter

IAEM Student Chapter


The mission of International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.

Today, IAEM continues to drive the development of the profession of emergency management through its promotion of the Principles of Emergency ManagementCertified Emergency Manager (CEM®) Program and IAEM Scholarship Program. The Student Council now has chapters at universities around the world and works to engage with future professionals as they choose their career paths.

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To Join the IAEM Millersville University Student Chapter:

1. Search for the International Association of Emergency Managers using Get Involved (https://getinvolved.millersville.edu/). 

2. Click "Join Organization"

3. Join us online the first Tuesday of each month during the semester at 8:30 PM. Instructions on how to join these meetings can be found below.

To Join the National IAEM:

1. Go to the "Join IAEM" portion of the IAEM Website. Click here.

2. Click "Join Online Today!"

3. Fill out the required information. Student membership costs $40 per year.

Attending the Meetings

In D2L
If you are an MSEM student, the online room is available under the MSEM EMGT Graduate Program course in D2L.  Simply go to the MSEM course page, choose "Communication" then "Online Room" as you would for class.  The IAEM room is the last room listed, "IAEM Student Chapter Meetings 2015".

Any Computer
If you are NOT an MSEM student, to join the meeting follow this LINK. Enter your name as you'd like it to appear.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can teleconference.
Phone: 571-392-7703
PIN: 864 230 623 523

Local IAEM Chapter at Millersville University

2015-2016 Local Chapter Officers:

Position Name E-Mail
President Sara Schmidt


Vice President Michael Hertzog


Undergraduate Vice President Jon Beuerle


Secretary Mary Kate Hudson


Treasurer Joseph Seborowski


Monthly Meetings:

Meetings for the local chapter are virtual and are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month during the Fall and Spring semester. Meetings begin at 8:30pm (eastern time) and are usually accompanied by a guest speaker in the Emergency Management field.  We will be incorporating a "Roundtable Discussion" at select meetings - topics such as "What went right/wrong in a recent disaster & how could we improve?" to the ongoing Education v. Experience debate may be touched upon looking for students' opinions.  Additionally, the MU-IAEM chapter will be opened up to undergraduates this year who are in the Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management (EHEM) Minor, further improving student engagement as well as increased visibility to the campus population.  One further addition during the meetings, those in attendance will get a glimpse at any upcoming hands-on training exercises or educational opportunities.

Fall 15 Spring 16 Semester Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, September 8 - 8:30PM

Tuesday, October 6 - 8:30PM

Tuesday, November 3 - 8:30PM

Tuesday, December 1 - 8:30PM

2014 IAEM Student Chapter of the Year:

On the heels of a successful year in the chapter’s history thanks to a plethora of esteemed Emergency Management speakers and many other accomplishments, the chapter received the well-regarded IAEM 2014 “Student Chapter of the Year” award.  Under the supervision of Dr. Duane Hagelgans, numerous initiatives related to the club were implemented including upgrading from the existing Blackboard virtual classroom platform to a more user-friendly Google Hangouts setup.  Other improvements have been to substitute some of the outside speakers for a more engaging “Open Forum” a Town-hall meeting of sorts in which those in attendance can openly discuss issues related to Emergency Management and come up with practical solutions.

IAEM San Antonio

(2014-2015 MU-IAEM Chapter President Daniel Berndt accepts
the Chapter of the Year award at the IAEM Conference in San Antonio)