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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.

Chess Club

Faculty and students meet regularly to play chess. For more information, contact Jay Parrent, Jay.Parrent@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8571.

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 Wednesdays at 12:15 in JHG 249. For more information, contact Connie Harralson, Connie.Harralson@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8648.

da Vinci Group: Expressions of Art and Science in the Language of Math

We’ve been blessed with more brain than the apes; it’s up to us to put that extra chunk to good use. With so many interesting things in this world to learn about, an entire lifetime just isn’t enough time. Nevertheless, the knowledge and understanding we can obtain give us tools to make a better life for ourselves and those in our community.

For more information, contact Dr. Roger Warren, JCD 134, Roger.Warren@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-1844

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, jeff.florea@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8687 or David Murphy, JHG 264, david.murphy@kctcs.edu, (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, scott.vanderploeg@kctcs.edu, 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.

For more information, contact: Karol Conrad, ACAD 203, Karol.Conrad@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-1741 or Tonia Gibson, ACAD 207C, Tonia.Gibson@kctcs.edu, (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: Loretta Elder, HAT 145, LElder0001@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-1814, Chris Kluepfel, HAT 015, Christine.Kluepfel@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-1804, or Marsha Woodall, HAT 148, Marsha.Woodall@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-1802

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, LisaE.Lee@kctcs.edu, (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.

For more information, contact: Jay Parrent, JHG 139, Jay.Parrent@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8571 or Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg, JHG 338D, (270) 824-8684, Scott.Vanderploeg@kctcs.edu.

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."

For more information, contact: Sharon Fugate, JCD 113, Sharon.Fugate@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-1832 or Wes Ausenbaugh, JHG 301, Wes.Ausenbaugh@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8605

Madisonville Pride Alliance (MPA)

Madisonville Pride Alliance is a local organization that provides safe opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight students, faculty, and staff to work together toward further understanding and acceptance of all individuals--with special attention paid to GLBTQ issues and concerns--without regard to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability. The purpose of the club is to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect, openness, fairness, and equality within the college and the local, state, national, and global communities. MPA meets weekly on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:00 in JHG 219 and participates in social, educational, and charity events.

For more information, contact: Dr. Mary Werner, LRC 101F, Mary.Werner@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8691

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 cross-cultural 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 350B, James.Bowles@kctcs.edu, (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, kimberlyl.simons@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8639 or Clarissa Hill, JHG 273, clarissa.hill@kctcs.edu, (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, Scott.Vanderploeg@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8684, Christy Adkins, LRC 111, Christy.Adkins@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8646, or Joe Gooch, LRC 109, Joe.Gooch@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8607

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: Angie Moser, ACAD 110B, Angie.Moser@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-1746

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: Britney Mitchell, JHG 348, Britney.Mitchell@kctcs.edu, (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: Jay Parrent, JHG 139, Jay.Parrent@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8571.

TRIO Club

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: Amy Elmore, JHG 338D, Amy.Elmore@kctcs.edu, (270) 824-8667

Veterans for Educational and Transitional Support (V.E.T.S.)

V.E.T.S. is a chapter of the nationally recognized Student Veterans of America. Membership is open to all students and alumni who are serving or have served in the U.S. military, including the spouses and children of veterans of any era. V.E.T.S. is a group of college-based veterans dedicated to the education and support veterans attending Madisonville Community College. V.E.T.S. is based on the values of all five branches of the military and provides a network of support to veterans and their families; educates the university community about the experiences of military veterans and works with the administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans; cultivates student veterans concerns through scheduled meetings, advocacy, social and recreational activities; and fosters an understanding of student veterans issues.

For more information about V.E.T.S. goals, activities, membership, and current needs please contact Chapter President Earle Eversole at earle.eversole@yahoo.com or and view the organization's host website at http://www.studentveterans.org.