DANVILLLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SGA / Knights Council


Clubs and Organizations
Why Join An Organization?
A person goes to college for a variety of reasons, one of which is to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish one’s educational career and personal goals. The major part of this education will be acquired in the classroom, but an important part is also received outside the classroom in a variety of activities. Some of the clubs available to DCC students are listed below:

COLLEGE CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

African-American Culture Club was organized in 1973 to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for African American Culture by presenting art exhibits, special programs, and speakers. Members of the club also perform community services through projects such as Sickle Cell testing and Halloween parties for children in the community. Membership is open to all DCC students. (Advisors – Alice Walker 797- 8419, Kyesha Jennings 797-8549)

Alpha Beta Gamma (International Business Honors Society) is an International Business Honor Society established to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year business and professional college students. (Advisors – Vince Decker 797-8470, David Bonebright 797-8529, Matt Nidiffer 797-8459)

Maker Collaboration is a group of students that are interested in the DIY community. The Maker Collaboration focuses on finding resources for various student projects. If a student wants to learn DIY electronics, programming, rapid prototyping, and fabrication, then the Maker Collaboration is the club to be in. (Advisor - Jonathan Stoddard 797- 8472)

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) promotes the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and skill development among America’s future workforce. NTHS rewards scholastic achievement in occupational, vocational and/or technical education. Members help build and maintain a stronger, more positive image for vocational and technical students. Members also may attend conferences, workshops, and seminars to exchange ideas and experiences. (Advisor – Derick Vicks 797-8464, Todd Sanders 797-8530)

Networking Club focuses on helping students understand material presented in the networking curriculum as well as other network-related information that may not be presented in the classroom environment. The club is a place to come together, learn, help, and have fun while exploring the world of networking with veteran enthusiasts and beginners alike. (Advisor – Steve Carrigan 797-8528)

Nursing Club was organized to recruit and support nursing students in the nursing program. The membership is open to current as well as prospective practical nursing students. The mission of the club is to increase the visibility of the nursing students on campus and to increase the awareness of the nursing program. The club supports community events such as community health fairs providing free health screenings at these events. (Advisor – Cathy Barrett 797-8422)

Omega Alpha Omicron Chapter – Lambda Alpha Epsilon (American Criminal Justice Association – Justice Club) improves criminal justice through educational activities; promotes professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues; provides a unified voice for professionals in, and students of, criminal justice; promotes high standards of ethical conduct, professional training, and higher education within the criminal justice field. (Advisor – John Wilt 797-8468)

Phi Theta Kappa Upsilon Phi Chapter (International Honor Society) is the international honor society for two-year colleges. A student must earn twelve or more credits, be a currently full- or part-time student in an associate degree program, and have a grade point average of 3.2 or better to be eligible for membership. The Upsilon Phi Chapter follows an honor theme and has fundraising and service projects each semester. The hallmarks guiding the chapter are scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. (Advisors – Vickie Taylor 797-8452, Sherry Gott 797-8566, Christopher Pantazis 797-8411)

Design Team will gather any IT students to collaborate with others related to technology to expand their knowledge and skills in a variety of ways. The club will start to work on numerous technology projects to broaden their skills and then go out into the community to help people get a better understanding of technology. The club will also start to assist local businesses with their technology needs, meanwhile giving the students some “real-world experience”. (Advisor – Cassandra Satterfield 797-8526)

Student American Dental Hygiene Association includes students studying dental hygiene. The club participates in Health Fairs, Open Houses, and Community Health Projects. (Advisor – Lynn Turner 797-6427)

Student Government Association (SGA) is made up of all registered DCC students. The SGA’s purpose is to promote a better understanding between the faculty and the students; to regulate and encourage activities beneficial to the morale of the students and the welfare of the school; and to act as the official voice of the student body. Officers elected by the student body govern the SGA. (Advisors – Kirstin Pantazis 797-8588, JoLane Dunlap 797-8481)

Student Veterans Organization (SVO) ensures veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, and National Guard members are receiving all benefits to which they are entitled. The SVO shall also increase awareness and understanding of veterans’ issues on campus and to advocate on behalf of
student veterans. (Advisor – Carl Amos 797-8572)

T.E.A.C.H. – To Educate Always Creates Hope educates and celebrates the future education careers of interested students at DCC. (Advisor – Martha Tucker 797-6434)

 

College Athletics

Baseball promotes opportunities for community college students to play baseball as part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X. (Advisor Nancy Taylor Reynolds 797-8409, Head Coach – John Bailey)

Volleyball promotes opportunities for community college students to play volleyball as part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X. (Advisor – Paul Fox 797-8403, Head Coach – Jernaya Coleman)

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