Student Organizations

Clubs, Societies, and Student Programs

A-B Tech offers a variety of clubs and organizations to enhance the leadership, cultural, personal and professional development of our students. Some are program specific, others are of general interest and open to all.  See their respective descriptions for more details. 

Do you have an idea for a club you'd like to see at A-B Tech?  Click here to learn how to charter a new club or society.


Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Contact: Lisa York -

The College is proud to sponsor the Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society. Membership is open to any student who has a GPA of 3.5 after 12 credit hours of associate degree coursework at A-B Tech. Eligible students are welcome to seek more information from club advisor Lisa York. 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.

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

Contact: Executive Officers –

This leadership development program is open to curriculum students who have completed at least 12 credit hours in good standing with a 3.0 GPA. The National Society of Leadership and Success Sigma Alpha Pi chapter is a leadership program that has hundreds of branches throughout the nation at community colleges and universities.  Invitations are sent by mail.  For more information, please see:

General Interest Clubs and Societies

BBC @ ABT (Biltmore Baptist Church at A-B Tech)

Contact:  Tracy Radford -

Info coming soon!

Bridging the Gap

Contact:  Porscha Orndorf -

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

Gamer's Guild

Contact:  Charlie Wallin -

The objective of the Gamer's Guild is to connect with other students with interests in gaming of all types, engage in a fun and friendly social arena, and reach out to other students who may feel left out or secluded.  They welcome any students who enjoy playing, learning and talking about gaming. 

Green Power AVL

Contact: Heath Moody –

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 the Green Power Facebook page, and recevie updates and announcements by enrolling in the Green Power Moodle page here:

Minority Student Leadership Academy (MSLA)

Contact: Phyllis Utley –

The Minority Student Leadership Academy is a student coaching program designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of minority students and their allies enrolled at A-B Tech. The goals of the program are to achieve higher graduation and/or transfer rates through academic assistance, mentoring, and personal and professional development opportunities.

Be in the loop on everything that is going on by joining our Moodle page here:

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

Contact: Kathy Doole –

PBL is open to all college students in any curriculum.  The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for college students to develop business-related career competencies.  Several of the goals are to develop leadership, strengthen student confidence, learn about business enterprise, develop character, as well as facilitate in the transition from school to work. Students have the opportunity to travel, network with businesses and other PBL students in both the state and country, further their education by competing in various business areas, learn from various workshops and seminars on a variety of business subjects, as well as taking on a leadership role at the local, state, or national levels if interested.

Women in Technology

The Women in Technology Society's purpose is to provide activities, social networking, and professional development opportunities for women interested in Technology and Engineering.  This Society is open to all students and a major in technology or engineering is not required to participate.  


Co-Curricular Clubs and Societies

Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA)

Contact: Marilee Bush –

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. 

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Contact: Christy Andrews -

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. 

Baking and Pastry Club

Contact: Chef Vince Donatelli -

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.

Dental Assisting Club

Contact:  Karen Pruett -

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.

Hospitality Club

Contact: Walter Rapetski -

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. 

Medical Assisting Student Association (MASA)

Contact:  Judy Brauer -

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. 

Radiography Club (RAD)

Contact: Rene Brooks –

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.

Student Association of Veterinary Technicians

Contact:  JoEtta Newman -

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.

Student Paramedic Association (SPA)

Contact: Keith Owens –

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. 

Surgical Technology Club

Contact: Robin Keith –

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. 

Ultrasound Club

Contact: Chastity Case –

The purpose of the A-B Tech Ultrasound/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 17 chartered campus clubs and societies. 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 chartering form must be submitted along with a copy of the proposed organization’s constitution and bylaws. Upon approval by the SGA Senate, the constitution and bylaws shall be forwarded to the Director of Student Life and Development and then on to the  Vice President for Student Services for final approval. Clubs approved to operate on campus must have their charters renewed each fall.  For a complete club handbook, contact the Student Government Association at or 398-7205, or the Director of Student Life and Development at or 398-7203.



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