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Activities and Organizations

Madisonville Community College faculty and staff sponsor a number of student organizations. Below are names, descriptions, and contacts for each one.

Christ Reaching Out Saving Students (CROSS)

Are you looking for community, to make new friends, and to learn about God and His plan for your life? Come to CROSS! CROSS is a Christian fellowship group for college students. It is an extension of Baptist Collegiate Ministries, but is not only for Baptists, but for anyone interested. CROSS meets every week for lunch, fellowship and devotion time.

This organization meets: 

  • Madisonville Campus – 12:15 on Wednesdays – Room 309 in the John H Gray building
  • Health Campus – 12:15 on Thursdays – Hatley Building
  • Muhlenberg Campus – 12:15 on Mondays – Watch for signs for the room location. 

For more information, contact Connie Harralson,, (270) 824-8648.

R.I.S.E. (Retain, Integrate, Support, Educate)

RISE program objectives are to retain, integrate, support, and educate minority students in their pursuit of an education. The RISE initiative programs: Connect, Summer Boost, and Forward work hand and hand to provide a seamless process from enrollment to graduation, with workshops and referrals to other resources.

For more information, contact: Silas J. Matchem, Sr., Enrollment Center, JHG C30, (270) 824-1738,

Finance and Economics Club

Are you looking for an opportunity to discuss current economic events? Are you interested in a career in business, finance, or economics? If so, check out the Finance and Economics Club. All majors are encouraged to attend and learn about the world of finance and economics.

For more information, contact: Jeff Florea, JHG 245,, (270) 824-8687 or David Murphy, JHG 264,, (270) 824-8692.

Gaming Society

The purpose of the Gaming Society is to promote networking of like-minded gamers and to allow the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff who enjoy gaming to gather together on campus to play. Games include card games, board games, and video/computer games.

For more information please contact Dr. Scott Vanderploeg,, LRC 101C, 270-824-8684.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

The mission of HOSA is to inform the general public and the college community about different aspects of health care professions and to encourage the student body to consider and pursue health careers. Meeting times will vary during the year according to schedules. See the list of 2011-2012 HOSA executive council members.

For more information, contact: Karol Conrad, ACAD 203,, (270) 824-1741 or Tonia Gibson, ACAD 207C,, (270) 824-1739.

Kentucky Association of Nursing Students (KANS)

KANS is a total membership organization meaning RN students join when they enter the nursing program. We are part of the National Student Nursing Association (NSNA). We have student elected officers here at the college and students can run for state office as well. Each year there is a state convention for KANS members as well as a mid-year and yearly national conference. These conferences give the students a chance to network with colleagues from other colleges and universities.

For more information, contact: Sarah Peyton, HAT 146,, (270) 824-1786, or Tracy Littlehale, HAT 123B,, (270) 824-1813.

Kentucky Education Association- Student Program (KEA-SP)

KEA Student Program is a professional association for college students preparing to enter the teaching profession. KEA-SP participates in NEA Read Across America and many other community service activities.

For more information, contact: Lisa Lee, JHG 271,, (270) 824-8612

Leadership MCC

Leaders are made and not born- and Leadership MCC can help make you a leader in your school, church, or
community. Students participate in academic and extracurricular activities and earn points toward the Leadership Medallion, awarded at graduation. Field trips, seminars, and other experiences are available. Meetings are held monthly.
For more information, contact: Jay Parrent, JHG C85,, (270) 824-8571

Lions Club

The Madisonville Community College Lions Club is a member of the International Lions Club Organization. The organization was chartered in 2001 with the official name as Madisonville Community and Technical College District. We host annually the Hopkins County School District Talent Competition as a fund raiser for MCC scholarships and eye care assistance. With a common interest in community service, the group meets monthly to support the Lions motto: "We serve." The club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

For more information, contact: Mary Stewart, Financial Aid office,, (270) 824-8598 or Wes Ausenbaugh, JHG 301,, (270) 824-8605

Multicultural Student Association

The Multicultural Student Association (MSA) is open to all students and promotes programs and services that enhance students' academic, social, and cultural development. MSA sponsors guest speakers and numerous educational and cultural events, providing opportunities for students to work toward achieving individual and crosscultural goals. MSA supports all efforts toward a greater understanding of cultures and on overall greater appreciation of cultural diversity.

For more information, contact: James Bowles, JHG C85,, (270) 824-8588

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). It is an equal opportunity organization that seeks the interest of students who have a curiosity about business and/or business-related fields. PBL helps students develop leadership and networking opportunities in a collegial setting as well as within the community so that they will benefit as productive and efficient citizens. If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state, or national levels; PBL is the organization for you.

For more information, contact: Kim Simons, JHG 270,, (270) 824-8639 or Clarissa Hill, JHG 273,, (270) 824-8620

Phi Theta Kappa

The Chi Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa consists of a student president, 3-5 student vice presidents, student members, and 3-4 faculty advisors. It is an active chapter that engages in scholarship (discussion and enhancement on social and intellectual issues), service (an emphasis on environmental and ecological and human health well being), leadership, and fellowship. The Chapter is largely supported by the college president, Dr. Judith Rhoads. Student membership is offered to those who have accumulated at least 24 credit hours at a 3.5 GPA. Members total over 60 at present. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in JHG 305. View the Phi Theta Kappa web site.

For more information, contact: Dr. Scott Vanderploeg, LRC 101C,, (270) 824-8684

Physical Therapist Assistant Club

The purpose of the PTA Club (PTAC) is to enrich and broaden the views and knowledge of current and future PTA students related to the role of the PTA in the medical field; to sponsor and engage in a variety of community service opportunities; and, to sponsor community/campus activities which promote awareness of the field of physical therapy. Activities include Bowl for Kids' Sake, March of Dimes Golf Outing, Circle of Love, Camp Wonder Kids, "Every Step Counts", 1-Mile Walk / Run, and Hopkins County STEP Coalition. All students enrolled in the PTA Program and any other MCC student interested in pursuing the Physical Therapy field are eligible to join. Dues are $5.00 per year.

For more information, contact: Stephanie Taylor, ACAD 110A,, (270) 824-1743

Student Ambassadors

The purpose of the Student Ambassadors program at Madisonville Community College is to provide current students with the opportunity to develop leadership, networking, and service skills by conducting tours, participating in college sponsored events, and representing the college and student body in a variety of other capacities. Student Ambassadors assist with events such as College Bound, Think College Early, Evening Voices, and Graduation.

For more information, contact: Vincent Wilson, Student Center –JHG 165,, (270) 824-8576.

Student Government Association

The mission of Madisonville Community College's Student Government Association (SGA) is to further development of the ideals, character, and knowledge of the College and its students; to insure a maximum of self-government based upon mutual respect of the students, administration, faculty, and staff; and to promote the integrity of Madisonville Community College.

For more information, contact: Brandi Edmiston, Enrollment Center, JHG C30,, (270) 824-8656.

Students Investigating the Math and Sciences Club (SIMS)

Students Investigating the Math and Sciences is a local student-run organization with no official state or national affiliation. The purpose of the club is to promote interest and awareness of science, math, and related fields of study. The club would bring together students and faculty that share a common interest, or want to know more, or to explore current views in the various fields of science and math. The group will introduce activities on the campus, explore community outreach projects, and conduct experiments and research. Our club will consist of two chapters – one on the Muhlenberg Campus and one on the North Campus and is open to all students and faculty.

For more information contact: Muhlenberg Campus – Elyssa Lear, SEC 203, (270) 824-1834; North Campus – Katrina Florea, JCD 101A, (270) 824-8568


Students who are members of TRIO Student Support Services may participate in TRIO Club. The club meets on a monthly basis throughout the fall and spring semesters. The Club sponsors an annual service project and enjoys various social activities.

For more information, contact: Diane Garrard, JHG 338B,, (270) 824-8669