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.
- Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous (AA / NA) Support Group
- American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)
- Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition
- Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
- Baking Club
- Biltmore Baptist Church at A-B Tech (BBC @ ABT)
- Bridging the Gap
- Dental Assisting Club
- Drama Club
- Green Power
- Hospitality Club (HRM)
- Media Society
- Medical Assisting Student Association (MASA)
- Minority Student Leadership Academy (MSLA)
- National Society of Leadership and Succes
- Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Omega Alpha Epsilon Chapter
- Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter
- Practical Nurse Club (PNC)
- Radiology Club (RAD)
- Student Association of Veterinary Technicians
- Student Paramedic Association (SPA)
- Surgical Technology Club
- Ultrasound Society
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.
Contact: Lisa York - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact: Crystal Purple and Shaniqua Simuel – email@example.com
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: http://www.abtech.edu/content/Student-Services/Student-Activities/Leadership-Program-FAQ
General Interest Clubs and Societies
Contact: Allison Stinson - firstname.lastname@example.org
The ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is a nationwide body composed of large progressive organizations and local community groups alike uniting in a fight to combat oppression worldwide. Activists all across the country work together in close cohesion to mobilize around giving a voice to oppressed and downtrodden people victimized by an abusive political and economic system. It is only through unity and mass struggle that we can gain victories on a large scale. The ANSWER Coalition invites all activists, students, revolutionaries, organizations, and people dedicated to fighting for change to join us in our work to engage difficulties and confront problems directly at the root cause of the issues at hand.
Contact: Tracy Radford - email@example.com
The purpose of BBC @ ABT is to offer on-campus opportunities to reach up in worship, reach in through community, and reach out to others through ministry. The Society hosts small group Bible studies, worship services, and volunteer community projects throughout the academic year.
Contact: Porscha Orndorf - firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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 the Green Power Facebook page, and recevie updates and announcements by enrolling in the Green Power Moodle page here: http://moodle.abtech.edu/course/view.php?id=13229
Contact: Cris Harshman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating students will collaborate and work on video projects throughout the school year period with the guidance of staff in the video production department at AB Tech. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to operate video equipment, lighting, and sound as well as the basic principles of editing software and workflow. The scope and content of possible projects is up the participants to be decided amongst the group. We want this to be an open and creative environment for students to learn and meet other students with similar interests. Potential members would likely come from the Digital Media department or students who have taken or are taking film related classes or Videography 1 offered at AB Tech.
Contact: Phyllis Utley – email@example.com
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.
Be in the loop on everything that is going on by joining our Moodle page here: http://moodle.abtech.edu/course/view.php?id=15886
Contact: Kathy Doole – firstname.lastname@example.org
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. http://moodle.abtech.edu/course/view.php?id=11487
Social Gaming Guild (SGG)
Contact: Charlie Wallin - email@example.com
The Social Gaming Guild invites all students to join us for gaming, conversation, and social time. We enjoy all types of gaming (video, anime, cards, etc.), and plan to host tournaments and group gaming sessions around campus. Join us!
Contact: Michele Hathcock – firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is open to all students and welcomes Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 12 step participants. No need to leave campus at lunchtime for a meeting when you can meet with fellow students right here at A-B Tech.
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: Christy Andrews - 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: Angie Goodwin – 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.
Contact: Chastity Case – firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of the A-B Tech Ultrasound/Sonography Society 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.
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 Director of Student Life and Development at email@example.com or 398-7203 or the Student Government Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 398-7205.