Student Organizations

Beta Alpha Psi

This honorary national accounting fraternity seeks to promote continuous self-improvement, to foster high moral and ethical standards, to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence, to cultivate a sense of responsibility and service, to promote the collegiate study of accounting, and to provide an opportunity for association between members and practicing accountants. Membership, by invitation only, is based on scholarship and professional attributes.


President: Nick Arminio
Vice President: Xinxin Zhang
Treasurer: Paton Lamprecht

Reporter: Megan McDonell
Controller: Emily Curran
Faculty Advisors: Karen Foust and Christine Smith

Beta Gamma Sigma

The purpose of this honorary business scholastic fraternity is to reward scholarship and accomplishment in all phases of business, to promote the advancement of education in the science of business, and to foster principles of honesty and integrity in business practices. High scholarship and promise of marked ability are the prime requisites for membership nominations. Induction ceremonies are held during the fall and spring semesters.


Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel
Faculty Advisor: open

Freeman Consulting Group (FCG)

Through the support of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Freeman Consulting Group (FCG) provides business consulting to local organizations on a non-fee basis. Clients are presented with workable solutions and FCG members gain valuable consulting experience.


Contact: Maggie Kipnis
Faculty Advisor: Robert Lalka
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Graduate Business Council (GBC)

GBC, of which all graduate business students are members, serves the academic, professional, and personal interests of its membership.The group facilitates interaction and communication among the student body, the administration, the faculty, and the Tulane community. GBC accomplishes its mission by marketing its students, developing a productive learning environment, and providing mentoring and relationship-building opportunities. GBC also serves as the umbrella organization to other graduate business organizations. Questions or concerns may be directed to the GBC officers.


President: Jordan Fontheim
VP Administration: Johanna Gundlach
VP Finance: Harry Fox
Student Affairs Liaison: Caitlyn Mayhorn
Academic Affairs Liaison: Shea McCord
International Affairs Liaison: David Lee
Career Development and Alumni Affairs Liaison: Olivia Mertensmeyer
Graduate Admissions Liaison: Denissa Roddy
GAPSA Senators: open
Master of Accounting Representative: open
Master of Business Administration Representative: open
Master of Business Analytics Representative: open
Master of Finance Representative: open
Master of Management Representative: open
Master of Management in Energy Representative: open
Professional MBA Representative: Joseph Sturtz
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Professional MBA Student Advisory Group

This group, under the umbrella of the Graduate Business Council (GBC), serves the academic, professional, and social needs of the part-time, evening MBA students.


President: Joseph Sturtz
Staff Advisor: Kim Black


Toastmasters is a national organization devoted to developing the speaking skills of its members. Students who participate in Toastmasters gain confidence and learn techniques that prove invaluable in classroom presentations as well as in future business situations.


Contact: William Forrester
Faculty Advisor: Peter Ricchiuti
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club

The Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club addresses the technological challenges in today's markets by supporting research, facilitating discussions, and hosting the hands-on development of computerized trading programs. Open to all students, members will gain real-world skills through writing and developing their own trading algorithms while learning from the wisdom and experience of their peers and faculty advisors. Algorithms are tested against the markets and against other members in real-time using industry-standard platforms.


Contact: Reed Stephens
Alumni Advisor: Derek Fossier
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Analytics Club

The purpose of the Tulane Analytics Club is to educate and inspire students interested in a career in analytics and to further their knowledge of analytics. The organization offers professional resources to its members on analytics in the business world today and the tools needed to be successful in analytics. The Tulane Analytics Club offers networking events and bootcamp events where analytics professionals guide in-depth sessions on the latest analytic tools and software platforms used in industry today.


Contact: Anne Hatcher
Faculty Advisor: Xianjun Geng
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Black Business Student Association

The Tulane Black Business Student Association is an organization designed to promote the needs and goals of black business students and to effectuate change in the business community. The association provides leadership opportunities and support activities for its members, collaborates with other student groups, and engages in educational, political, and community service activities with the local chapter of the National Black MBA Association.


Contact: Andrea Ewalefo
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Energy Club

The purpose of the Tulane Energy Club is to educate and inspire students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. In pursuit of this goal, TEC coordinates a variety of activities for its members, including a distinguished speaker series, networking events, and field trips. By enhancing students' knowledge of the energy industry and helping them develop the relationships that are vital to success, TEC also advances the post-graduate opportunities of its members.


Contact: Stephen Kling
Faculty Advisor: Eric Smith
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Latin Leadership Council

The purpose of the Tulane Latin Leadership Council (TLLC) is to facilitate awareness and learning of issues affecting minorities in business and academic settings. TLLC sponsors lectures and community service programs and offers opportunities for career development. Membership is open to all Freeman students.


Contact: Luis Behrhorst
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Women in Business

Tulane Women in Business is dedicated to fostering a community that encourages the success of women by enabling them to have meaningful careers and to promote equality in the workplace. The purpose of the organization is to offer professional resources to aid member career development and job prospects; to foster a forum for collaboration for Freeman graduate students; to organize networking events with alumni, professional women, entrepreneurs, and professors; to provide support through mentoring opportunities; and to raise awareness through community and internal outreach.


Contact: Kelly Robinson
Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nelson
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel