Student Organizations

The Department of Business Education supports two student organizations to provide professional development and networking opportunities. Both organizations meet regularly throughout the academic year.



Toastmasters is an international organization that empowers people to achieve their full potential. Through member clubs, people throughout the word meet regularly to improve their communication and leadership skills, which foster self-confidence and personal growth. In supportive and nurturing environment, members learn how to deliver professional presentations, make impromptu speeches, and provide constructive feedback. All students at all levels and majors are encouraged to participate. In addition to the executive board (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer), members serve in leadership positions during weekly meetings, such as the designated Toastmaster, Topics Master, Evaluator, Grammarian, and Time Keeper.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder,
Club Mentor: Mr. James Armstrong,



As the National Business Teacher Education honorary society, Pi Omega Pi's purpose is to promote scholarship and service in business education. For over 80 years, Pi Omega Pi has provided national members with a variety of services pertaining to business education. Currently, over 40 chapters are active across the country, including A&T's chapter. A biennial convention is held in conjunction with the National Business Education Association. Membership is extended to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Business Teacher Education whose grade point average falls within the upper 35 percent of their class.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sherrie Drye Cannoy,


For more information, contact the Department of Business of Education
324 Merrick Hall, (336) 334-7657,