IU Section

IU Officers

  • wseaseFINAL (1) (1) President

    Name: Willie Sease

    Contact Info: wsease@umail.iu.edu

    Hometown: Gary, IN

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Safety Science

    Graduate Degree: M.S. Safety Management

    Graduation Date: May 2016

    Career Goals: I am currently in my first year of the Master’s in Safety Management program and serving as the President of the IU-ASSE student section. As President of the IU-ASSE student section my goals are to increase total membership by 50%, and complete 2 community safety initiatives. Upon completion of my Master’s in Safety Management I plan to pursue a career in the Natural Gas and Oil industry and earn my CSP.  I plan to grow as a safety professional by staying abreast with industry standards and involvement in safety conferences on a national and local level. My ultimate goal is to improve the safety culture of a company by encouraging management and team members to assist in the improvement of day to day operations.

  • Nick Zab Vice President

    Name:  Nicholas Zaberdac

    Contact Info: nmzaberd@imail.iu.edu

    Hometown: Crown Point, IN

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Safety

    Undergraduate Minor: Environmental Management

    Graduation Date: May 2017

    Career Goals:  My career goals during the remainder of my time at IU include, first and foremost, succeeding in the classroom.  In addition, I plan to learn as much as possible at my current internship.  Being in ASSE, I plan to constantly leverage my network so that I can pursue the best internships and job openings possible leading up until graduation.  Following graduation, I hope to work in either the safety construction or safety consulting industry in Indianapolis and eventually pursue a Masters degree in Safety Management and work towards professional Safety Certifications.


  • Robert Hollins Secretary

    Name: Robert Hollins

    Contact Info: robholli@umail.iu.edu

    Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Exercise Science

    Graduate Degree:  M.S. Safety Management

    Graduation Date: December 2016

    Career Goals:  I am beginning my first year of my Master’s in the Safety Management program at Indiana University and serving as the secretary of the IU-ASSE student section. As secretary of the IU-ASSE student section my goals are to increases productivity of the organization along with providing great record keeping and organizational skills needed for successful ASSE business.  Upon completion of my Master’s in Safety Management I plan to pursue a career in the Natural Gas and Oil industry and earn my CSP.  I plan to grow as a safety professional by staying ahead of the curve with industry standards and continuous involvement in safety conferences on a national and local level. My ultimate goal is to improve the safety culture of many companies by encouraging positive  management  skills and setting a positive example for my team members  and future safety professionals.

  • Max Herr Treasurer

    Name: Max Herr

    Contact Info: maxherr@indiana.edu

    Hometown: Newburgh, Indiana

    Undergraduate Major: B.S. Safety Management

    Undergraduate Minor:  Environmental Management

    Graduation Date: May 2017

    Career Goals:  After completing my undergraduate degree I plan on obtaining my Masters in Safety Management.  I hope to be able to use these degrees to make an impact on the safety culture of a business. I would like to work in the construction or agriculture industries. I look forward to gaining more knowledge in the safety field and being able to use that knowledge to help protect others.


  • Slates Faculty Advisor

    Kevin Slates, Ed.D, MPA, BS, CSP

    Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety and Health

    Indiana University School of Public Health


2014 Future Safety Leaders Conference

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected by ASSE as Future Leaders in Safety.  This competitive selection process was based upon the student’s academic and professional achievements.  Please join in congratulating Kyle Shickles, Clara Califf, Emily Siler, Roberto Portillo, Jason Gladage and Abdulrazak Olanrewaju Balogun.   ASSE’s 10th Annual Future Safety... Read More

IUB ASSE Student Section Welcome Message

Greetings alumni, current safety majors and safety professionals!   The IU-ASSE Student Section officers would like to welcome current and new safety list serve subscribers back to campus this fall.  We have several new student section officers this year and we look forward to providing new service related activities.  Please take note of the future IU ASSE Student Section meeting... Read More

2014 ASSE Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Alex Dus Grad Status: graduate University: Indiana University Degree Program: Safety Management Amount: $3,000 Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Gregory Nowak Grad Status: undergraduate University: Indiana University Degree Program: Safety Science Amount: $1,000 Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial... Read More

Indiana high school and college students – use your creativity and social media savvy to spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving.

The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) is part of a multi-agency task force that is collaborating in a statewide anti-texting and driving campaign. Emphasizing DRIVE NOW. TXT L8R, the campaign will highlight the dangers of texting while driving, which has become one of the top driving distractions. A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. Five... Read More

ASSE Student Section Survey

Greetings, If everyone could please fill out this Survey Monkey as soon as possible, then that would be great! Questions include dates for tours, community service, etc. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S6V5R8F Hard hats are being ordered today and our next meeting, March 3, will have Central Indiana’s President Vince Plank presenting. Everyone have a great weekend. Alex Dus President –... Read More

Central Indiana ASSE Chapter Luncheon Meeting – January 2014.

The day was Wednesday 15th January, 2014. The meeting was scheduled to hold from 11:00am till 1:00pm. The topic was “Pathway to an Excelling Safety Culture” to be delivered by Dominic Cooper, Ph.D. ; C.E.O. B-Safe Management Solutions. Dr. Blair had earlier informed graduate students in his class about the meeting and offered to give a ride to those willing to attend. So at 9:25am that snowy... Read More

Future Safety Leaders Conference Spotlight – Isaac Monson

Future Safety Leaders Conference Spotlight Reprinted from ASSE’s Student Service Update..To view the original article, click HERE. We interviewed Isaac Monson, from the Indiana University Bloomington Student Section,  about his experience at the 2013 Future Safety Leaders Conference. Read what he had to say. Why did you want to attend the conference? As a non-traditional student working... Read More

9th Annual Future Safety Leaders Conference

This past week (November 7-8) seven ASSE members from the Indiana University student section attended the ASSE’s 9th Annual Future Safety Leaders Conference in Schaumburg, IL. Over thirty different student sections and over 130 different students attended this conference from all over the nation. Schools as far away as Alaska, Texas, and Florida were all represented. This was a great networking... Read More

Future Leaders in Safety Conference Announcement

Please be advised that the following students have been selected to attend the ASSE Future Leaders in Safety Conference (FLSC) scheduled November 7-8th.  This year only seven students were selected to attend.  The FLSC is scheduled each year and I encourage students who were not selected to attend the conference to consider applying again next fall.  The following students will be invited to... Read More

IU ASSE Logo Shirt Orders – Fall 2013

We will be be taking orders for the new Indiana ASSE polo shirts on Monday. We are trying to get these ordered ASAP so they will be ready for the Future Safety Leaders Conference. Each shirt will cost $22 for members and $25 for non-members. It is a dry-fit material and come in either white or black. Please bring cash or check to the meeting on Monday, October 14th. If you are not able to make it... Read More

2013-2014 Welcome Letter

Current and Prospective ASSE Members, On behalf of your IU ASSE Student Section officers, I would like to welcome you all back to Bloomington and express our excitement for this year.  We have scheduled our meetings for the rest of the semester, posted below, so be sure to add these to your calendar. We are looking forward this year to involving more of our members and increasing our... Read More

Future Safety Leaders Conference Nov. 7-9, 2013 – Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, IL

Application deadline September 13, 2013. Participants must apply to attend and all ASSE Student members are invited to apply.  The application process includes two brief essays and Faculty Advisor recommendation/support. http://www.asse.org/membership/student_fslc.php Bridging the Gap: Building a Sustainable Career Program & Event Highlights Featured Key Note Speaker: Dr. Mike North, The... Read More

ASSE Foundation Names the 2013 Scholarship And Grant Award Winners

I would like to take this time to recognize the following students for being selected as 2013 ASSE Foundation Scholarship recipients.  IUB safety students have been awarded over $10,000 in scholarships.  The recipients have worked very hard academically and also have been very active Student Section members.  Again, congratulations to Mark, Ryan, Alex, Neal for receiving their outstanding... Read More

IU ASSE Student Section Hospital Tour March 21st

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IU Polo Shirts

Hey Everyone,   The polos are now finished! Please come pick your polo up between 4-4:30pm on Wednesday December 12th in the School of Public Health foyer. If this time doesn’t work for you, we will bring them to our next meeting in the spring semester, or you can make arrangements by emailing me.   Also, please bring a coat or other warm clothing to donate. While extra credit is... Read More

Central Indiana ASSE IU Student Section Hosting Winter Clothing Drive

IU STUDENT SECTION NEWS: COAT AND CLOTHING DRIVE The IU Student Section will be hosting a winter clothing drive this week. They would like to gather gently used jackets, coats, or other warm clothing to donate to a local charity. The deadline for collection is Friday, December 7th. If you have a donation you would like to make to help the IU Student Section with this winter clothing drive, please... Read More

2012 Meeting Dates

Time: 4 PM – 5:30 PM Location: Room HPER 125 August 29, 2012 September 19, 2012 October 17, 2012 November 28, 2012   Please be advised that the IUB safety program has scheduled a plant tour for Monday November 5th, 2012 at NUCOR Steel located at 4537 County Road 400 East, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. NUCOR is a manufacturer of steel products and is nationally recognized as an OSHA VPP... Read More

Professional Safety / ASSE Foundation Annual Student Paper Competition

Students: Get a jump-start on your safety career before you graduate by entering the Professional Safety / ASSE Foundation annual student paper competition. Impress potential employers and start off your safety career with a bang. The winner receives $500 and a travel stipend to attend ASSE’s annual conference, where you can network with working professionals and make all-important contacts... Read More

Hello ASSE Members,

This Wednesday (October 17th) in HPER 125 at 4pm, ASSE-Indiana University will be conducting our second installment of our fall canned food drive! We strongly encourage you to bring non-perishable food items to our meeting. Our first fundraising efforts raised over 50 pounds of food for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank! We would love to continue this trend and raise another 50 pounds from this... Read More

The ASSE Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 Scholarship Awards program

The ASSE Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 Scholarship Awards program?  The deadline for application is December 1st, 2012. Again this year the Central Indiana Chapter is sponsoring scholarships through the Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship.  These are outlined below. Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship One award at $3000, with priority... Read More

Dear Safety Students and Faculty

Congratulations to the following individuals for being elected into the following IUB ASSE Student Section positions for the 2012-2013 academic year: Neal Ward, President Alex Dus, Vice President Ryan Guilliam, Secretary Chris Drew, Treasurer Greg Schillo, Newsletter Editor I know that your new Student Section officers will do an exceptional job and will help to make significant strides towards... Read More