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Alpha Zeta Beta (AZB)
Alpha Zeta Beta is the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor fraternity for junior college students. Its purposes are to recognize and encourage scholarship and to provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled in an associate degree program, must have accumulated 12 hours, and must have achieved and maintained a GPR of at least 3.50.
Membership is recognition of intellectual achievement while a student is enrolled in a two-year college, and provides opportunities for leadership and service locally, regionally, and nationally. A member of Phi Theta Kappa receives copies of two publications, 3.5 Plus and The Golden Key. In addition, members have the opportunity to participate in two major meetings annually, the National Convention, and the Honors Institute, which is a week-long meeting at which an honors program topic is explored. For information contact email@example.com /(864) 646-1323 or James Deloache at firstname.lastname@example.org /(864) 646-1418.
Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Crusade for Christ exists to provide regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray, all in a group setting, which also provides opportunities for fellowship, encouragement and spiritual development among members. We seek to be a resource to the Tri-County Technical College student body by offering opportunities to discuss spiritual matters and provide materials in the form of outside speakers, videos, books and articles, all for their benefit and consideration. Students will benefit from the organization by extending their learning beyond the classroom and obtaining transferable skills for life-long learning. Campus Crusade for Christ has an open-door policy. All members of the Tri-County Technical College community, including all TCTC campuses as well as any interested persons outside Tri-County Technical College, are welcome to attend the Bible studies and meetings. For more information, please contact Beth Marsh at email@example.com or (864) 646-1311.
Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club was established to broaden Criminal Justice students' experiences with the system and the profession. Members participate in fund-raising events, extracurricular field trips, and community service projects. Membership is open to students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program. For information, contact Dr. Chris McFarlin (Pendleton Campus) at firstname.lastname@example.org /(864) 646-1327, Tom Lawrence (Pendleton Campus) email@example.com /(864) 646-1379, or Robert Newton (Anderson Campus) at firstname.lastname@example.org /(864) 260-6712.
The purpose of the Environmental Club is to offer students of Tri-County Technical College a group which seeks to research environmental issues and be active in educating the student body and the community about environmental issues. The group will promote suitable activities that are beneficial to the membership, the campus at large and the community in general. For information, contact Alex Eaton at email@example.com /(864) 646-1616 or Todd Crisp-Simons at firstname.lastname@example.org /(864) 6461346.
Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Association
The Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Association is a professional organization for current full-time Dental Assisting students. They are eligible for membership into the American Dental Assisting Association, which is the national organization which provides many opportunities for the students. Student benefits include the Dental Assisting Journal, continuing education, affiliation with the state and local component, reduced fees for meetings, insurance programs, scholarship eligibility, internet resume posting, and many other opportunities. The mission of this organization is to involve Dental Assisting students in promoting the art and science of the Dental Assisting profession while contributing to the improvement of the public health. This is a unique opportunity for students to be involved with their professional society and to recognize their potential as an organizational unit. For information, contact Ms. Donna Shannon at email@example.com, 302 Fulp Hall, or at (864) 646-1347.
Future Laboratory Professional Association
Students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program are eligible for student membership in the South Carolina Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. Student members may participate at reduced rates in conventions and receive a professional journal. In addition, the society keeps students abreast of the latest lab procedures, books and audiovisuals, and scholarships available. For information, contact Deborah Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 646-1351 or Polly Kay at email@example.com, 305 Health Science Building, or at (864) 646-1349.
Inspiring Futures is a student organization for students and faculty at Tri-County Technical College who are interested in promoting interest in Early Childhood Development. The organization seeks to provide fellowship among students and faculty and to represent students' needs in regards to becoming quality early care and education professionals. Ultimately, Inspiring Futures is a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit the Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson communities. For information, contact Meredith McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org/ (864) 646-1417.
Investing Club of Tri-County Technical College
The purpose of the investing club is to provide students with the basic accounting, financial, marketing, and management knowledge required to be successful investors. The emphasis will be in creating personal financial wealth in the long-run and not on short-run speculation. Goals of the club include: instructing students in a common philosophy of investing, developing skill in reading and interpreting financial statements, participating in a stock market competition( in a simulated environment), and make contact with local members of the investing community. The organization will serve primarily management students but will be open to everyone. For information, contact John Price at email@example.com or 646-1306.
Lambda Chi Nu
Associate degree nursing students may be selected for inclusion into this nursing honor society. Candidates must have completed at least one-half of their ADN requirements for graduation and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPR. Selection is also based on nursing professionalism and achievement. For information, contact Shannon Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 404 Health Science Building, or 646-1343.
Learning Beyond Campus
Learning Beyond Campus (LBC) is a student organization that offers the students of Tri-County Technical College an opportunity to explore educational opportunities beyond the typical classroom and to be active in educating the student body and the community about these opportunities. To ensure a responsible organization, members of the LBC club will strive for excellence in his/her studies and college life, and will maintain a high standard of collegiate study within the organization. The objective of the LBC student organization is to enhance the curriculum and college life at Tri-County Technical College. The group will promote suitable activities that are beneficial to the membership, the campus at large, and the community in general. For information, contact Alex Eaton at email@example.com /(864) 646-1616 or Todd Crisp-Simons at firstname.lastname@example.org /(864) 646-1346.
Minority Student Association (MSA)
The goals of the Minority Student Association (MSA) are to encourage students to strive for academic excellence and develop leadership skills. MSA promotes a variety of cultural activities and participates in various community service projects. Members are also provided with opportunities for growth, exposure, and success through various planned events, workshops, and mentorship. For more information, contact Cindy Trimmer-Lee at email@example.com /(864) 646-1599 or Shan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org / (864) 646-1409.
The Tri-County Technical College Music Club is an organization open to all students who are interested in making, playing, performing, and/or being involved with music. The purpose of the organization is to provide students a community and forum for their varied musical interests. Projects and activities vary based upon the gifts and desires of the members but include on-campus performances, songwriting workshops, jam sessions, event planning and promotion, vocal workshops, industry networking, and much more. For information contact Jeff Christmas at email@example.com or (864) 646.1436.
South Carolina Student Chapter of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA)
The Veterinary Technology curriculum is an AVMA accredited program which has been granted a student affiliation with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Each student enrolled in Veterinary Technology is a member, receives the NAVTA journal and is entitled to member discounts and benefits. SCNAVTA members are involved in fundraising events, community service projects, and Vet Tech Pet Adoptions.
The purpose of the student chapter of NAVTA (SCNAVTA) is to promote the professional and educational advancement of veterinary technicians through various service projects. In addition, SCNAVTA keeps students abreast of events and activities of their colleagues across the country. For information, contact Dr. Peggy Champion, 110 Halbert Hall (646-1357), or Christee Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), 108 Halbert Hall (646-1358).
The purpose of the Spanish Club "Las Americas" is to provide TCTC's students opportunities to develop their Spanish language skills and awareness of Spanish speaking cultures through the formal and informal use of the language during meetings and activities. For information, contact Trini Tumlin at email@example.com (Easley Campus)/(864) 220-8018, MaryLouise Shook (Pendleton Campus) at firstname.lastname@example.org /(864)646-1489, or Corey Evans (Anderson Campus) at email@example.com /(864) 260- 6742.
Speech and Drama Team
The Speech and Drama Team is available to those who want to polish their public speaking skills or acting/performance skills. The Speech and Drama Team is a member of the South Carolina Speech Communication Association. For information, contact Greg Toney at firstname.lastname@example.org, 119 Oconee Hall or at 646-1364.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization that actively supports a wide variety of cultural, social, and civic activities as it promotes the welfare of all students.
Each student is automatically a member of the SGA. Representatives and Senators are selected from each curriculum to represent all students at the SGA meetings and events. The SGA also advises on college policy issues through the SGA President, who serves as a voting member of the College Management Council.
Dates of meetings will be published in Student Information. In the spring each year, the student body elects a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Representatives are elected from each curriculum to represent all students in the curriculum. For more information, contact the Student Life and Counseling office (SLCS) at (864) 646-1569 or email@example.com /(864) 646-1568.
Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) of Tri-County Technical College is a professional organization composed of pre-nursing, auditing, advanced placement LPNs and generic nursing students that provides constituency on the state and national levels of SNA. The purpose of SNA-TCT is to promote professional development of nursing students by providing interaction between students at Tri-County and other students throughout South Carolina and the United States. This is done through workshops, newsletters, and service projects. For information, contact the Nursing Department, in the Health Science Building at (864) 646-1343.
Student Medical Assisting Association
The mission of the Student Medical Assisting Association of Tri-County Technical College is to enable medical assisting students to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required by employers and patients. They learn how to protect medical assistants' right to practice; and promote effective, efficient health care delivery through optimal use of multi-skilled Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs). The Association also teaches students how to pursue continuing education after graduation and introduces them to their professional society. Through participation in the Student Medical Assisting Association they are encouraged to join the professional society, the AAMA. For more information, please email Kaye Bathe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-County Technical College Book Discussion Group
The Book Discussion Group was formed by the Library to give students, faculty, and staff a time to read for pleasure and to have a place to discuss books and promote interest in a variety of genres of books. We think that you should read all year long - not just during the academic year. Book selection will be determined by consensus of the group. Realizing that each member enjoys different genres, all group members are encouraged to bring book suggestions to the group in order to expose each of us to a variety of reading material. We strive to read between one and four books a semester. If you are interested in joining the Book Discuss Group, contact the Library Director at email@example.com or (864) 646-1750.
Tri-County Technical College Student Ambassadors
The purpose of the Tri-County Technical College Student Ambassadors is to foster the personal and professional development of students interested in acquiring leadership skills by serving and representing the college. Student Ambassadors will receive training and participate in on-campus and off-campus activities and events. Student Ambassadors will represent the college at such events as: college and career fairs, the annual report luncheon, orientations, campus tours, open house events, graduation, community events, collegiate athletic games, and college promotional initiatives. Advisors: Cheryl Garrison, firstname.lastname@example.org / (864) 646-1573 and Croslena Johnson, email@example.com/ (864) 646-1568.
Tri-County Technical College Student Democrats
The TCTC Student Democrats is an organization aimed at encouraging student involvement in the political process, government, and local community. The goals of this organization are to encourage students to register to vote, to encourage students to vote and to become involved in the election process, and to encourage students to become informed on current political issues. Members of the Student Democrats help coordinate annual voter registration drives, provide a forum for the discussion of political issues and events, and invite guest speakers to campus. They also get involved with community service in the Tri-County area (Habitat for Humanity, Miracle Hills Ministries, etc.). For more information, please contact Mary Geren (Anderson Campus) at firstname.lastname@example.org /(864) 260-6758 or Dana Griffin (Pendleton Campus) at email@example.com / (864) 646-1617.
Tri-County Technical College Student Republicans
The TCTC Student Republicans is an organization aimed at encouraging student involvement in the political process, government, and local community. The goals of this organization are to encourage students to register to vote, to encourage students to vote and to become involved in the election process, and to encourage students to become informed on current political issues. Members of the Student Republicans help coordinate annual voter registration drives, provide a forum for the discussion of political issues and events, and invite guest speakers to campus. They also get involved with community service in the Tri-County area (Habitat for Humanity, Miracle Hills Ministries, etc.). For more information, please contact Hubert McClure (Anderson Campus)at firstname.lastname@example.org /260-6743 or Janelle Hicks at email@example.com/ (864) 646-1724 or Pat Vatakis (Anderson Campus) firstname.lastname@example.org /260-6700.
Tri-County Technical College Student Veterans
The TCTC Student Veterans (TCTCSV) links veterans and their family members from all branches of military service who have served during times of peace and times of war. The organization strives to support veterans by providing a safe environment for student veterans to help one another facilitate the transition from military life to the college community. We also support Veterans involved in Chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation program. TCTCSV creates a positive social network based on fellowship, mentor-ship, and camaraderie. Through community and campus service, the TCTC Student Veterans work to raise awareness on veterans issues. For more information, please contact Hubert McClure at email@example.com /(864) 260-6743, at the Anderson Campus, Room 211.