Co-curricular organizations and clubs are recognized as an integral part of the total educational program of Calhoun Community College. Students are encouraged to participate in organizations and clubs in order to share their talents and ideas with classmates and college staff, to positively influence the total college program, to enhance personal skills through leadership experiences, and to enjoy a fuller social life through contacts made in co-curricular activities.
The student activities program at Calhoun Community College is the responsibility of the students through the Student Government Association. The purpose of the SGA is to represent every student as a direct line of communication to staff, faculty, and administration. The SGA operates under the direction of the Student Engagement Coordinator and the Vice President of Student Services.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS AND BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THEIR FUNCTIONS.
The following is a list of campus organizations and clubs and brief descriptions of their functions. For club meeting dates/times contact the sponsor.
Additive Manufacturing Club (AMC)
The purpose of the Additive Manufacturing Club is to promote additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and 3D modeling to increase awareness of the Additive Manufacturing program, and to provide unique additive manufacturing opportunities for Calhoun Community College students. Sponsor – Nina Bullock
The Art Club Box
Bringing the art students together to host various activities on campus and in the community. Coordinating events at the ACA to promote growth and to connect fellow students. Traveling to local elementary, middle, and high schools to educate students about art majors. Sponsor: Jax Vadney
American Advertising Federation
This club strives to connect visual communications students with industry professionals in the North Alabama chapter of the American Advertising Federation. This organization provides internship and scholarship opportunities as well as professional portfolio guidance. Sponsor: Kimberly Parker
Baptist Campus Ministries – Decatur
BCM is a faith-based student organization that offers students the opportunity to grow in leadership skills, discipleship, and personal relationships. Our weekly meetings include Bible study, discussion, and fellowship. Throughout the school year, we participate in various activities, service projects, mission trips, and retreats. BCM (Decatur) currently meets every Tuesday in MSA room #140 from 12:20-1:20 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Sponsor – Edwin Hocutt firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptist Campus Ministries – Huntsville
Baptist Campus Ministries, Christian Fellowship, is a Christ-centered organization that offers students the opportunity to grow in leadership skills, discipleship, and personal relationships. Students will find worship, Bible study, music, food, fun, friends, mission trips, and much more. Our goal is to help each other grow in their relationship with Christ, and help lead others to Him. Our weekly Bible Study will be held in room 329 of the Sparkman building from 12:30-1:45 on Wednesdays. We are formally supported by Baptist Campus Ministries, but we are not just for the Baptist denomination. Throughout the school year, we have many activities. For more information, you can contact Edwin Hocutt BCM Campus Minister at email@example.com
Bass Fishing Team
The Bass Fishing Team is a group of seasoned student anglers that compete in college bass fishing tournaments on a national level with 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. They compete in the FLW, BASS, and Boat US Tournament series. If you have bass tournament fishing experience, we want to speak with you about becoming part of a nationally ranked team. Sponsor: Meg Payne
Black Student Alliance
BSA website – A one-of-a-kind group open to all students who want to get to know other students, talk about/plan activities, resolve questions or issues pertaining to Black students, respond to campus and community concerns, and enjoy college life together. The purpose of the Black Student Alliance is to serve as a means of promoting unity, success and the involvement of Black students in campus life at Calhoun Community College.
Decatur Campus Sponsors: Ernest Williams, Miesha Watts
Huntsville Campus Sponsors: Carolyn Jordan, Dr. Isaac Sakyi-Addo, Kandra Smith, Don Swain, Felisha Taylor
Book Club – Joie de Livres (Joy of Reading)
Club designed to encourage interest in reading at Calhoun. The club meets once a month to discuss and share opinions on the books they read. Faculty may offer credit points in English classes for participation– Dr. Parvathy Bhooshanan, Ms. Brandi Gindhart, Mr. Gerald Jackson and Mrs. Patrice Denton are the faculty sponsors.
Calhoun Band Club
Providing a place for people to gather in unity and safety to make and enjoy music, expressing passion and determination to play quality music for others. We will have fun making music together every week while we fellowship; furthermore, we are students striving to achieve the highest level of our musical ability. College students on the Huntsville Campus desiring to play music will be able to sustain their musical experience with the band program on the Huntsville Campus leading to semesterly performances. Sponsor: Mark Branon
Christians At Calhoun
It is our goal to embody the love of Christ and to show this love to other students on this campus. We do this by meeting together, studying God’s word, praying, singing, and serving God by our actions, words and lives. We would love to meet you and talk to you more about our great God and the salvation made possible by Jesus Christ. Whether you have zero experience with faith and spirituality or you’ve been in churches all your life, students from every background are invited to be part of the group because we make it our aim to be inclusive and welcoming. To God be the glory!!! (Matthew 6:33) We will meet every Thursday in September 2019 at 7pm in a location TBA. Faculty Sponsor- Karen Tuten
Criminal Justice Club
A club organized to broaden student’s horizons who are seeking a career in Criminal Justice and related fields. Sponsor – James Stewart
The Debate Club gives students who are interested in public speaking and building arguments the opportunity to work and develop their speaking skills as well as learning the ability to form and dissect arguments. Creating an environment where all students are welcome to come and learn. Sponsor – Tyler Andrews
Auxiliary to theatre program whose purpose is to foster student interest in theatre arts by participation in theatre performances. Sponsor – Lauren Cantrell
To promote citizenship, leadership, and fellowship among the members of the organization, to encourage responsibility for maintaining the high ideals of the E.M.S. profession, to encourage future participation in the professional E.M.S. organization upon graduation, and to provide E.M.S. student representation and communicate concerns to and from the college administration and faculty. Sponsors- Kenneth Kirkland, and Tyler Mosley
To promote entrepreneurship on Calhoun’s campuses by gathering like-minded students and immersing them in experiences that develop their skill sets and enhance their abilities to start their own businesses. Contact: Deborah Enfinger at 256-306-2679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/calhounentrepreneursclub
Gathering of Gamers
Gathering of Gamers is a student-led club focused on tabletop games (i.e., D&D, MTG, Super Fight, Werewolf, etc.). It is open to all students. Weekly gatherings occur Wednesday afternoons, Decatur Campus on the 3rd floor in Harris Hall.
The Gathering of Gamers Club values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people from all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This club provides leadership, network and collaboration opportunities. Contact the Faculty Advisors for additional information and/or gaming schedule – Decatur Campus: John Gaines and Tori Norris Huntsville Campus: Rachel Dunkerley.
The purpose of the Calhoun Community College Interfaith Club is to promote interaction and understanding of world religions and spiritual philosophies, thus fostering dialogue between people of different faith backgrounds, and the support and acceptance of religious diversity. Sponsors: Susan LoCascio and Dr. Parvathy Bhooshanan
International Club (Huntsville campus)
To serve as a means recognize and appreciate the value of our inherent differences and in doing so combat discrimination and prejudice. Sponsors –Nizar Abudiab, Dr. Susan LoCascio, Dr. Divya Pradhan
C3 NASA Rover Team (C3NRT) Club
The goal of the team is to design, build and race a simulate lunar roving vehicle in the annual NASA Human Rover Challenge Race at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The race was inspired by the development of the first lunar roving vehicle, which was designed and tested at Marshall Space Flight Center. The event challenges students to design and build a human-powered vehicle to address engineering problems similar to those actually faced by the original NASA lunar rover team. Main goals of the project are to attract students to aerospace related application and implement existing NASA educational programs in a real-world design challenge. Sponsor – Keith Davis
The Multimedia Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to experiment with and gain hands-on experience in the continuously evolving communications mediums of television, radio, digital photography and multimedia production. The club also serves as a forum to inform, educate and entertain. Students engage in fun-filled activities via special exhibits, seminars, production shoots and studio recordings. Sponsor – Wes Torain.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa website – Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College. Students who are enrolled (part-time or full-time) at Calhoun, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have already earned at least 12 semester hours creditable toward a two-year degree are invited at the beginning of each semester. Phi Theta Kappa focuses on activities and events relating to our four hallmarks: leadership, scholarship, service and fellowship. Each member is encouraged to be active in our organization in order to gain servant leadership experience, widen the scope of his or her knowledge, increase competitive scholarship opportunities and fellowship with other Phi Theta Kappa members in the chapter, state, nation and across the globe. Advisors – Dana Burton
Physical Therapist Assistant Club
To promote citizenship, leadership, and fellowship among the members of the organization, to encourage responsibility for maintaining the high ideals of the PTA profession, to encourage future participation in the professional PTA organization upon graduation, and to provide PTA student representation and communicate concerns to and from the college administration and faculty. Sponsor- Tiffany Bain
Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD – English)
See the Sigma Kappa Delta website – Sigma Kappa Delta is the National English Honor Society for students in two-year colleges and was created by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society for university students. Visit the website of Calhoun’s Chapter of SKD, Theta Beta. Those who qualify are inducted by invitation. The advantages of SKD include life-long recognition for academic excellence; a chance to qualify for scholarships and to publish; the opportunity to participate in activities that celebrate theatre, art music, reading, and writing; and a chance to attend conferences both locally and nationally. Sponsors – Decatur Campus: Leigh Ann Rhea and Julie Sneed; Huntsville Campus: Allen Berry.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skills, and service occupations, including health occupations programs and tech prep. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 members in 13,000 chapters and 53 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA was established in 1965 and has served more than 9.5 million students. Sponsors: Matt Jones
Students for Life (SFL)
Students for Life is Calhoun’s pro-life student club. Our organization is dedicated to the belief that every life is precious. We recognize that meaningful change in our culture will come about only by a conversion of hearts and aim to teach about the Pro-life cause. We believe that life is precious at every stage; from conception to natural death. Issues we cover include euthanasia, marriage and family, human trafficking, immigration, and poverty. Join with us as we stand for life in all forms.
Contact the club sponsor, Deborah Enfinger, email@example.com, for more information.
Calhoun’s LGBT+ Group – An all-inclusive organization created to be a support system for the members of the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, etc.) community, making Calhoun a more open, accepting place that facilitates an understanding and thoughtful outlook on sexual orientation and gender identity. This is a safe place for like-minded individuals to have social support, and a time for non-judgmental engagement with others. Spectrum meets every Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., and third Monday of each month at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 305 on the Huntsville Campus.
Dr. Susan Locascio and Dr. Shar Ortiz
Student Government Association
SGA website – represents student views to the college administration and coordinates and carries out the Student Activities program. Officers and two senators are elected in March. Senators are elected in September. Applications to run for SGA may be acquired from the Student Activities Facilitator or SGA office. The SGA President, Vice President, Secretary, and Campus Coordinator may be eligible for a scholarship, but awards must be made within scholarship policies at Calhoun. See your advisor for more information. Calhoun Community College encourages student participation in institutional decision-making. The Student Government Association represents student views to the college administration through representation on the Discipline Committee, Parking/Traffic Appeals Committee, as well as other special appointments. Sponsor: Kelly Hovater
Student Nurse Association (SNA)
The Student Nurses’ Association helps mentor nursing students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, who will be the leaders of the nursing profession in the future. The SNA conveys the standards and ethics of the nursing profession while promoting leadership, fellowship, and encouragement of future participation in professional nursing organizations. Sponsors: Decatur Campus Dr. Cathy Simpson, (256) 306-2797, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Huntsville Campus Mrs. Joy Damron, (256) 890-4726, e-mail email@example.com. Meeting dates and times: TBA.
The Well Church – Huntsville
The Well Church – Huntsville is a collegiate church plant that is located on Jordan Lane. We exist to send disciple makers of Jesus by being disciple makers of Jesus by reaching college students on the campus with the gospel of Jesus Christ. To accomplish this, our small group Bible studies, called tribes, are located throughout the greater Huntsville area. One of these tribes is located on the Calhoun Community College – Huntsville campus, and meets on Tuesdays in room 303 from 12:30-1:45 PM, food always provided. Please join us during this tribe, or visit us Sundays at 11 AM at 809 Jordan Lane NW for our weekly church services. Sponsor: Justin Barnett: firstname.lastname@example.org, Alex Dowdy: email@example.com
The Warhawk News is looking for volunteer staff writers. The goal is to publish an online newspaper for Calhoun. The long range goal is to offer a class, but for this semester, we are working as volunteers.
Currently, the volunteer staff meets Tuesdays at the Huntsville campus, room 133B at 11:00-12:00 for story conferences. If we have enough students in Decatur, we can have a weekly meeting there as well.
Anyone interested in writing for The Warhawk News can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warhawks Student Ambassadors
Warhawks Ambassador website– The Warhawk Ambassadors are the official hosts of Calhoun Community College. They represent the college at official functions, give campus tours, host student and faculty events, represent Calhoun Community College at various high school programs, and participate in community events. It is a great way to meet other students, faculty and administrators, and become involved in student activities. Some of the requirements for being a Warhawk are having a positive attitude, possessing strong time management skills, and enrolling full-time with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The Warhawk Ambassadors meet every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Decatur Campus, Math Science Building, President's Suite Conference Room; Huntsville Campus, Administrative Conference Room. Contact sponsors Rebecca Turner or Takeema Johnson for more information.
Forming a New Club - anyone interested in forming a new club should complete the "Official Petition for forming Organizations and Clubs "form linked at the bottom of our clubs page, www.calhoun.edu/student-activities/student-dubs-organizations. For more information, contact the Student Engagement Coordinator, Kelly Hovater, (256) 306-2640 or email her at email@example.com.