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Student group helps community, plays poker


April 16, 2010

You may not have heard of the ASU chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) – but the student group is making news in the business school and will be conducting a Casino Night at 6:30 p.m., April 22, in the Alumni Lounge at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus, to raise funds for future events. They’ll be giving out prizes such as a massages, hotel stays and a lot more.

Within the past month, AMA received six different awards, ranging from the Community Involvement Award from W. P. Carey’s Business School Council to being recognized as one of the top 20 AMA chapters internationally.

The organization also has been presented with numerous other awards over the last year and a half for their outstanding performance and community outreach.

"We are one of the largest business organizations on campus," said Matthew Coast, president elect of AMA. "We provide real-world experience and training, from Photoshop workshops to leadership and team-building skills. We teach students of any major about how to market themselves to businesses, employers and prospective clients.

"We help students become more active in the community by sponsoring community involvement events from canned food drives and Habitat for Humanity activities to our annual mini-golf tournament where all the proceeds go to the Phoenix Children's Hospital," Coast said.

If you’re interested in attending Casino Night or have additional questions, contact Jared Huff at jhhuff@asu.edu to purchase tickets ahead of time, or just show up and have a fantastic time while supporting the community.