CMAA Named Student Chapter of the Year

The Club Management Association of America recently announced that the Kent State University chapter won the Student Chapter of the Year award for small size chapters. The award recognizes the outstanding work and successful accomplishments of student chapters. This program reflects the student academic year from Aug. 1-April 30.

The only other time Kent State brought home such an accomplishment was in 2018. The $1,000 prize will provide complimentary registration for five students to attend this year's national conference March 4-8 in Las Vegas. 

"I'm so excited for our students," said Mandy Ulicney, faculty advisor for the Kent State chapter of association. "This is a huge accomplishment within the organization. Our students worked hard and are very deserving of this award. Their excitement and desire to learn more about the Club Industry is inspiring! We are so proud to have dozens of alumni working in upper-management roles in clubs throughout the country and the list keeps growing. I can't wait to see where this current group of students ends up!"

A Student Chapter of the Year award is given for each size category and those winning chapters will also receive a $1,000 World Conference registration grant provided by The Club Foundation.

To be considered, students in the Kent State chapter submitted an application that highlighted a number of activities taken on by the 20 or so members of Kent’s chapter, including:

  • attending educational sessions.
  • touring various properties.
  • meeting with managers who became mentors.
  • networking with managers at the parent chapter in Greater Cleveland Chapter.

Club Management Association of America is a professional organization comprising managers of country, golf, city, athletic, yacht, town and military clubs. Association members manage more than 3,000 clubs across the nation.

The chapter at Kent State University welcomes all students interested in professional positions with country clubs, city clubs and similar organizations. Students attend the association's world and national conferences, and are exposed to the private, regional clubs with the opportunity to meet industry professionals, tour private clubs, participate in fundraising events and attend student and world conferences.

The Club Management Association of America is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with more than 7,800 members throughout the U.S. and internationally. The association promotes relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions, encourages the education and advancement of members, and provides the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. Learn more at

POSTED: Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:16 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 02:22 PM