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Clubs and Societies
The following clubs and organizations are chartered each year by the A-B Tech Student Government Association (SGA). For information regarding chartering a new club, click here.
General Interest Clubs and Societies
Co-Curricular Clubs and Societies (must be enrolled in program)
- American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)
- Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
- Baking Club
- Dental Assisting Club
- Dream Builders
- Hospitality Club (HRM)
- Medical Assisting Student Association (MASA)
- Practical Nurse Club (PNC)
- Radiology Club (RAD)
- Student Association of Veterinary Technicians
- Student Paramedic Association (SPA)
- Surgical Technology Club
- Ultrasound Society
Contact: Lisa York - firstname.lastname@example.org
A-B Tech is proud to sponsor the Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Selection for Phi Theta Kappa is the highest academic honor a student can receive. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to eligible students twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and who have completed at least 12 credit hours of associate degree coursework at A-B Tech are invited join.
Members are required to pay a one-time fee and maintain a GPA of 3.25. Phi Theta Kappa chapters have goals of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship with an Honors Topic and Service Project provided by Phi Theta Kappa International to become a truly worldwide group of scholars. Active participation in the chapter may lead to earning Phi Theta Kappa merchandise, travel opportunities, the stole and/or tassel to wear at graduation, and possible transfer scholarships.
General Interest Clubs and Societies
Contact: Ellen Perry – email@example.com
Bridging the Gap was formed to develop community among A-B Tech students to provide a positive atmosphere and influence for GLBTQ students and their allies. The club encourages networking, education and awareness to promote healthy relationships and general wellbeing.
Contact: Peter Carver – firstname.lastname@example.org
The A-B Tech Drama Society was founded in 2003 to encourage students to participate in drama at the community college. Drama Society membership is open to all A-B Tech students. The society sponsors several productions each year that range from one act plays to readers theater to full length plays.
Contact: Heath Moody – email@example.com
The purpose of Green Power is to educate students, staff, and faculty on the importance of sustainability, and to be the voice to implement sustainable programs and technologies on our campus. Click here for Green Power Facebook page.
Contact: Kathy Doole – firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this chapter shall be to further the goals of Phi Beta Lambda within the state of North Carolina. This chapter shall provide opportunities for post-secondary and college students to develop competencies for business and the educational world. Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic personal responsibility. The club meets every Wednesday during the semester, 1:00 pm in Birch 124. For more information visit www.abtechpbl.org.
Co-Curricular Clubs and Societies
Contact: Marilee Bush – email@example.com
The objectives of this organization shall be to cultivate, promote and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene. This club represents and safeguards the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession.
Contact: Jane Headland - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Associate Degree Nursing Club is a club for ADN students. The purpose of this club is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education and influence the educational process. The club provides programs that are representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns. This club aids in the development of the whole person, his or her professional role, and his or her responsibility for the health care of people of all walks of life.
Contact: Chef Vince Donatelli - email@example.com
The Baking and Pastry Club fosters professional activities of all kinds, promotes the social interaction between students of the Club, enhances the development of personal skills, and encourages recruitment of students into ABTCC's Baking program. The club plans to establish a junior chapter of the American Culinary Federation at the school and to encourage Club interaction with the public through service projects.
Contact: Karen Pruett - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dental Assisting Club cultivates, promotes and sustains the art and science of the dental assisting field. Open to current, full-time Dental Assisting Students, the club represents and safegards the common interest of its members and contributes to the improvement of public health.
Contact: Walter Rapetski - email@example.com
The objective of this club is to stimulate a greater interest and development in the hospitality industry within the members of the organization and students in the Hotel Restaurant Management curriculum.
Contact: Judy Brauer - firstname.lastname@example.org
MASA promotes the exchange of ideas, experience and fellowship among Medical Assisting students and educators at A-B Tech. Members are encouraged in scholarship, leadership, and service. Through club membership, students are provided the opportunity to join the American Association of Medical Assistants.
Contact: Nita Kirkpatrick - email@example.com
The purpose of the PNE club is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education and influence the educational process. PNE club provides programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns.
Contact: Debra Reese – firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this club is to provide incoming radiography program students with a base to develop a wider understanding of diagnostics radiography and coordinating modalities. This club encourages the discussion of thoughts, experiences and ideas for a radiography student in clinic and academic curriculum.
Contact: JoEtta Newman - email@example.com
The Association provides learning opportunities for Veterinary Technician students through fieldtrips, guest speakers, and community activities as well as increases the profile of the A-B Tech Veterinary Medical Technology program and the broader community of veterinary medicine by participating in, planning, and organizing career days, seminars, conferences, etc. It also raises awareness within the A-B Tech community about issues pertaining to the health and well-being of companion animals and livestock by participating in campus and Student Government activities.
Contact: Keith Owens – firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Association of Student Paramedics is to provide a unified voice in representing the members to institutes of learning, government agencies and other organizations. The Association of Student Paramedics provides a resource for the exchange of ideas and the advancement of the Paramedic profession.
Contact: Robin Keith – email@example.com
The purpose of the A-B Tech Surgical Technology Club is to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences of surgical technology as a profession. A variety of fundraising activities occur throughout the year in the curriculum to provide monies for professional organization membership and pinning ceremony catering. Residual monies earned are applied to the surgical technology club scholarship fund and national certification
Contact: Chastity Case – firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of the A-B Tech Sonography Club at the college shall be the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified Medical Sonography students at this institution.
Forming Clubs and Societies
Currently there are 14 chartered campus clubs. These groups sponsor many events for the entire campus, as well as those planned for their own members. Students wishing to form a new club or society on campus must seek official recognition through the Student Government Association. A petition for approval must be submitted along with a copy of the proposed organization's constitution and bylaws. Upon approval by the Senate, the constitution and bylaws shall be forwarded to the Director of Student Life and Development and the Vice President for Student Services for final approval. Clubs approved to operate must have their charters renewed each fall. For more information please contact the Director of Student Life and Development, Michele Hathcock at (828) 398-7203, or e-mail email@example.com.