International Association of Emergency Managers

International Association of Emergency Managers


The mission of 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.

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.

4. Once you have submitted the membership form, send proof of membership to our IAEM Secretary, Mary Kate Hudson

Local IAEM Chapter at Millersville University

2014-2015 Local Chapter Officers:

Position Name E-Mail
President Daniel Berndt
Vice President Chris Gaughan 
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.

Spring Semester Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (Nominations)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (Elections & Final Meeting)

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 Meeting Access

IAEM Meeting Access Instructions:

To access the virtual meetings please follow these instructions:

1. Log into D2L.

2. Click on the "MSEM EMGT Graduate Program" course.

3. On the MSEM EMGT Graduate Program homepage, click on "IAEM Student Section Meetings."

4. The link should take you directly to the IAEM meeting classroom... if not, select the "IAEM Student Section Meetings" classroom.

5. Scroll down and select "save and join" to open blackboard collaborate. 

*If you are not a student, faculty, or staff member of the CDRE MSEM program, please contact for further instructions for accessing our meetings.