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 Millersville IAEM:

  1. Complete the registration form here.
  2. Add the Center for Disaster Research & Education (CDRE) to your circles on Google +.  If you do not have a Google account, they're free and easy to set up.  You can create a basic account for the purposes of the meetings.  If you are unsure if you have a Google+ or not already, ask yourself this question: do I have a Gmail or Youtube account? If so, then you have a Google+. 

  3. On the Google+ page, navigate to Events and find the MU-IAEM Google Hangouts which will be on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year. 

  4. It's that simple.  

If you have any questions about how to attend the meetings or how to use Google+, contact the cdre via email or via Facebook.  

Click here for more information about Google Hangouts

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.

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.  Beginning this fall semester (2014), we will be encorporating a new "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:

To Be Announced

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)