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On behalf of our many clubs and organizations, the Student Life Office welcomes you to Wallace State Community College. As a student at Wallace State, you’ll never have a shortage of things to do.

Getting involved in student activities is a key part of the college experience. Through participation in clubs and activities, you'll discover and develop new interests and make lasting friendships. Studies show that students who are engaged tend to be more successful. Join an existing group, or inquire start your own on-campus endeavor. Most importantly, be involved!  This is your time. Don's miss out. Contribute to your college community.  And have fun!


CONNECT WITH US:
Cindy Maddox
cindy.maddox@wallacestate.edu
256.352.8031

CHECK OUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES:

Performing Arts

CHOIR AND SINGERS
All students are invited to participate in the Concert Choir, which presents programs in the fall and spring of each year.  Emphasis is placed on a wide variety of music, both secular and sacred. The Singers, a group of vocalists and instrumentalists, perform for a variety of programs, including civic clubs, conventions, high school assembly programs, and churches. Auditions are held each spring and fall for membership in the WSCC Singers. Sponsor: Tiffany Richter, 256.352.8034, tiffany.richter@wallacestate.edu

DRAMA CLUB
The Drama Club is an organization of students interested in promoting drama and the theater at Wallace State Community College. This club sponsors drama presentations for Wallace State students and the community.  Sponsor:  Lauren Salerno, 256.352.8422, lauren.salerno@wallacestate.edu

JAZZ AND CONCERT BANDS
The Jazz Show Band is a group composed of music majors and advanced instrumentalists who perform for civic, social, high school, and college functions. Sponsor: Ricky Burks, 256.352.8277, ricky.burks@wallacestate.edu

MUSIC EDUCATORS’ NATIONAL CONFERENCE
The purpose of this group is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development. It is expected that benefits will accrue both to the students themselves and to the professional organization, as students gain an understanding in these areas:

  1. The philosophy and function of the profession.
  2. The basic truths and principles, which underlie the role of music in human life.
  3. The importance of contacts with leaders in the profession.
  4. The music industry’s role in support of music education.
  5. The knowledge and practices of the music educator.

Contact: Ricky Burks, 256.352.8277, ricky.burks@wallacestate.edu

PEP BAND AUXILIARIES
The students in the Pep Band Auxiliaries are both music majors and non-majors. The group is open to those who have an interest in College Music and sports activities. They will perform for the men and women home basketball games and other special athletic events. College credits can be earned by participants. All participants are chosen by audition. For more information, contact the Music Department at 256.352.8277, ricky.burks@wallacestate.edu.

Sports and Outdoors

BASS CLUB
Students in this club will participate in bass fishing tournaments, promote fishing as a sport, support community bass fishing, and represent WSCC as a team at state, local and national competitions. Participants must be full-time students and join the national association in order to participate in team tournaments. Sponsor: Cindy Maddox, 256.352.8031, cindy.maddox@wallacestate.edu

CHEERLEADERS
The Wallace State Cheerleading Program is of top quality. As a nationally ranked squad, the cheerleaders promote school spirit, student activities, and assist with campus and community events as ambassadors. Listed below are general information and requirements for qualifying for the squad.
1.   Try outs are generally held in the Spring of each year.
2.   Members must be enrolled in good standing and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
3.    Members will perform at all WSCC basketball games.
4.    The cheerleaders of WSCC earn college credit for participating on the squad.
5.    If scholarships are awarded, they are for fall and spring semesters of the upcoming year.
Coach: Stefany Pate, 256.352.8277, stefany.pate@wallacestate.edu

INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS
Intramural competition is provided for the student body through student activities. Some areas of intramural competition include basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, table games, flag football, wallyball, and other activities as demand justifies. Contact: Shea Glenn, 256.352.7899, shea.glenn@wallacestate.edu  

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Wallace State Community College is a member of both the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Alabama College Conference. The College is presently developing a comprehensive program of intercollegiate athletics, which includes men’s and women’s basketball, men and women golf, softball, baseball, tennis, cross-country and volleyball. Athletic Director: Paul Bailey, 256.352.8359, paul.bailey@wallacestate.edu

Program-Related

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB
The Computer Science Club is an organization, meeting monthly, whose purpose is to enhance skills, knowledge, and interest in the computer science field.  It provides a forum for discussions and hands-on activities on techniques in programming, gaming, and networking.  Meetings are conducted by experts in the field.  The club also provides free tutoring services for students taking any of the computer science courses.  Membership is open to anyone in any major; it is not restricted to just the Computer Science majors.  Sponsor: Terry Ayers, 256.352.8104, terry.ayers@wallacestate.edu

COSMETOLOGY CLUB
The Cosmetology Club is made up of students with the desire to advance their training beyond the basic skills. These students attend seminars and one-day workshops in advanced training, presented by some of the nation’s leading cosmetologists. Another function of the group is to visit schools and civic clubs to emphasize the importance of one’s personal appearance.  Sponsor: Sabrina Flanigan, 256.352.8197, sabrina.flanigan@wallacestate.edu

CULINARY PRIDE CLUB
The Culinary Pride Club is open to any individual majoring in the Culinary Arts at Wallace State. The objective of this club is to promote learning, professional growth, adherence to the Culinary Code of the American Culinary Federation and networking through community service outreach to Wallace State and the local community. Sponsors: Chef John Wilson and Aaron Nichols, 256.352.7852, john.wilson@wallacestate.edu or aaron.nichols@wallacestate.edu

KAPPA BETA DELTA (Business)
The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration pursuing associate degrees, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguishes by honorable service to humankind. Contact Kathy Sides, 256.352.8126, kathy.sides@wallacestate.edu

Kappa Beta Delta member institutions are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (formerly the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs). ACBSP was formed in 1988 as an accrediting body for business programs, and an Associate Degree Commission established standards in 1991 for accrediting programs at two-year institutions. Since its founding in June 1997, Kappa Beta Delta has been affiliated with ACBSP, and Kappa Beta Delta membership is available exclusively to students enrolled at schools accredited by ACBSP.

LAMBDA BETA (Respiratory Therapy)
Lambda Beta is an organization of students interesting in promoting the profession of Respiratory Therapy. Lambda Beta is a chapter of the National Lambda Beta Society. The purpose of the organization is to promote, recognize and honor scholastic achievement, service and character of students, graduates, and faculty members of the Respiratory Therapy profession. The organization works to achieve the purpose by promoting achievement of high scholarly standards within the chapter through the encouragement of membership and graduation with honors. Sponsor: Dr. Ken Crow, 256.352.8305, ken.crow@wallacestate.edu

LAMBDA NU (Radiology)
The Alabama Alpha Chapter of Lambda Nu is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. The purpose of the organization is to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences, and recognize exemplary scholarship. Sponsor: James Malone, 256.352.8309, james.malone@wallacestate.edu

LEX ADJUTOR MAJUS (Paralegal Club)
LEX ADJUTOR MAJUS is an on-campus Paralegal Club comprised of full and part-time students majoring in Paralegal Studies. Realizing that the practice of law may be the most challenging and exciting as well as the most rapidly growing of all professions, paralegal students plan and hold seminars, hear guest lecturers, take field trips, and socialize in an atmosphere conducive to the advancement of the legal profession.  Sponsor: Emily Johnston, 256.352.7877, emily.johnston@wallacestate.edu

LEX CORPUS (Law Enforcement)
Law Enforcement students at Wallace State Community College have available to them this law enforcement/criminal justice society. Lex Corpus is dedicated to the uplifting of professionalism through training, through activity, and through formal and informal social interaction.  Sponsor:  Criminal Justice Faculty, 256.352.8279, thea.hall@wallacestate.edu 

MEDICAL ASSISTANT STUDENT GROUP
The purpose and goals of the Wallace State Community College Medical Assistant Student Group is to promote and bring interest to the Medical Assisting Program and maintain the importance of the Medical Assisting profession including professionalism, confidentiality and loyalty to others. Contact Tracie Fuqua, 256.352.8321, tracie.fuqua@wallacestate.edu

PHI BETA LAMBDA (Business)
The purpose of the Wallace State Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is to familiarize students with the opportunities available in business and office occupations. Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program; it promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. Members have an opportunity to compete in a number of skills events on the state and national levels. All students in the Business Department are urged to join.  Sponsors:  Business Department Faculty, 256.352.8126, kathy.sides@wallacestate.edu

SONOGRAPHY CLUB
The Sonography Club is open to all WSCC students enrolled in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The objective of the organization is to unite members of the Sonography Program to promote social and intellectual development and to aid in professional growth. For more information, contact the Sonography Department.  Sponsors: April Sutherland and Donna Attaway, 256.352.8318, april.sutherland@wallacestate.edu or donna.attaway@wallacestate.edu

STUDENT DENTAL HYGIENE CLUB
The SDHC is open to any individual majoring in Dental Assisting at WSCC. The overall objective of the SDHC is to unite members of the Dental Hygiene profession for the purpose of increased interest and enthusiasm in the profession, to promote social and intellectual development, and to aid in professional growth.  Sponsor: Dental Hygiene Faculty, 256.352.8380, barbara.ebert@wallacestate.edu

STUDENT PHYSICAL THERAPY ORGANIZATION
The Student Physical Therapy Organization (SPTO) is a professional organization made up of Physical Therapist Assistant students for the purpose of enhancing the total professional development of students, socially as well as academically. The club sponsors fund-raising and social events which help to foster class cohesiveness and afford a place for exchanging ideas and friendship.  Sponsor: Alina Adams, 256.352.8332, alina.adams@wallacestate.edu

WSCC ASSOCIATION OF NURSING STUDENTS
The WSCC Association of Nursing Students is the official organization and a constituent of the National Student Nurses Association.  The primary function of the WSCC ANS is the socialization of the student nurse into the professional role of the Registered Nurse (RN). Membership in the WSCC ANS affords the student nurse opportunities to develop awareness of issues that affect not only RNs but also the entire health care community and systems. Students are encouraged to join and actively participate to learn more about the political process and legislative initiatives affecting nursing, participate in community service projects, and develop professional networks between colleagues. Membership in WSCC ANS is voluntary and open to all pre nursing, practical nursing (LPN) and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students.  Sponsor: Shea Mobley, 256.352.8068, shea.mobley@wallacestate.edu

Honor Societies and Other Academic Honors

ALL-USA/ALL-ALABAMA ACADEMIC TEAM
Each year community colleges in the United States participate in the ALL-USA Academic Team competition. Each college selects two student representatives. The competition includes academic success, community and school activities, and an essay contest. The two participants are automatically members of the ALL-Alabama Academic Team. They are recognized each spring at an awards banquet along with receiving a scholarship to any Alabama four-year public institution. Most four-year institutions in the state also offer scholarships to these participants. Contact the Dean of Student's Office, 256.352.8340, theresa.mahler@wallacestate.edu

MU ALPHA THETA (Math Honor Society)
Mu Alpha Theta is a mathematics honor society for community colleges. The organization provides members with various avenues to showcase their mathematical knowledge and talents, while providing opportunities to learn from and interact with members across the United States. To qualify for membership in MAT you must have completed Math 112 or higher with a GPA of 3.0 in the qualifying math class or classes. Sponsors: Dr. Krystal Davis, 256.352.8164, krystal.davis@wallacestate.edu, and Dana Adams, 256.352.8396, dana.adams@wallacestate.edu 

Eligible for Commencement Honors 

PHI THETA KAPPA (ALPHA CHI TAU CHAPTER)
Alpha Chi Tau is the official chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Wallace State Community College. Phi Theta Kappa is the only internationally accepted honor society serving institutions, which offer associate-degree programs. Membership is given added significance by the fact that the Society is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate-degree students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is extended by invitation only. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in an associate-degree program, have completed at least twelve hours of course work leading to an associate degree, have a grade point average of 3.5 or better, exhibit good moral character, and possess recognized leadership qualities.

The members of Alpha Chi Tau are involved in the following activities: mentoring programs with at-risk students in area high schools, tutorial relationships with Wallace State students, community-service projects in Cullman County and in neighboring counties, and programs sponsored by Wallace State and other institutions to promote academic enrichment. Sponsors: Stacey Sivley, 256.352.8241, stacey.sivley@wallacestate.edu, and Brandon Smith, 256.352.8207, brandon.smith@wallacestate.edu

Eligible for Commencement Honors

SIGMA KAPPA DELTA (English Honor Society)
Sigma Kappa Delta is the National English Honor Society for two-year colleges.  The Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta was established in 2007 at Wallace State.  Sigma Kappa Delta provides the exceptional student with a variety of opportunities for advancing the study of language and literature, for developing skills in creative and analytical writing, for meeting other outstanding scholars and professionals in the discipline of English, and for obtaining scholarships.  Sigma Kappa Delta is actively involved with Arts in April.

Requirements for membership are as follows:

  1. Currently enrolled at Wallace State with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3
  2. Completed one college English course with no English grade lower than a B
  3. Completed at least 12 hours of college credit

Sponsor: Gayle Ledbetter, 256.352.8028, gayle.ledbetter@wallacestate.edu

Eligible for Commencement Honors

Student Government and Ambassadors

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
The SGA is intended to provide for active student self-government; to encourage the development of satisfying relationships between students, faculty, and administration; to promote the involvement of students in community programs and projects; to provide social and recreational outlets for all students; to function as an organized and realistic laboratory through which students can acquire and “try out” those skills necessary for living in and improving their communities; and to provide the basis for common objectives while encouraging individual initiative and promoting a sense of identity within the WSCC student body. All students can take an active part in the SGA by voting in elections, by taking the initiative to seek offices, and by conveying ideas and/or requests to elected student representatives. For more information, contact Whit Rice at 256.352.8406, whit.rice@wallacestate.edu

WSCC AMBASSADORS
The Wallace State Ambassadors serve as official representatives of Wallace State Community College during campus and community events. Wallace State Ambassadors gain valuable leadership and volunteer experience while making new friends and participating in many exciting events.  Applications are available in office 202 of the Wellness Center.  Wallace State Ambassadors must maintain a 2.0 GPA.  Sponsor: Stephanie Eisner, 256.352.8019, stephanie.eisner@wallacestate.edu

Service Clubs

CIRCLE K CLUB
In partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Cullman, the Circle K Club seeks to develop college students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.  The motto of the organization is “Live to Serve, Love to Serve.”  The organization is open to all students who are enrolled part-time or full-time.  Sponsor: Christine O’Leary, 256.352.8112, christine.oleary@wallacestate.edu

RELAY FOR LIFE
Wallace State Relay For Life is a service group raising funds for the American Cancer Society and participating in the annual Relay For Life of Cullman County event. The group is open to all Wallace State students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Sponsor: Gail Crutchfield, 256.352.8064, gail.crutchfield@wallacestate.edu

ROTARACT
This is a service organization for young professionals ages 18-30. Rotaract members will demonstrate the desire for leadership and building a strong work ethic with integrity. Rotaract members participate in giving back to their community by embracing the idea: service before self. Rotaract promotes the characteristics of responsible citizenship and effective leadership. Rotaract members are charged with the task of interacting with their communities businesses, government and civic leaders, networking with other young professionals, and addressing community service needs. Rotaract is a social club, a service organization and a friendship building outlet, students from all disciplines are encouraged to join. Sponsor: Terri McGriff-Waldrop 256 352-8072, terri.waldrop@wallacestate.edu

Political Interest

WSCC DEMOCRATS
The Cullman-Blount County Young Democrats (CBCYD) is an organization that is affiliated with the Alabama Young Democrats and dedicates itself to promote a better world with equity, opportunity and freedom with a just and strong society. Projects include encouraging voter registration and increasing political awareness among others. Sponsors: Susan Beck, Stacey Brunner and Karen Johnson; call 256.352.8339 or email susan.beck@wallacestate.edu

International

International Club
International Club—or I-Club, includes both international and domestic students who socialize and learn about one another’s cultures through meetings, events and activities. A source of support and friendships, the I-Club also serves as a way to orient international students to campus. It may also be of interest to students who are interested in international travel and majoring in a global studies related field. Sponsor: Kristen Holmes, 256.352.8118, kristen.holmes@wallacestate.edu

Homecoming

WSCC HOMECOMING QUEEN AND COURT
The date for Homecoming is set by the Athletic Director at Wallace State Community College.  The following criteria are used in the selection of the WSCC Homecoming Queen and Court:

  1. Students who desire to be placed on an official ballot for election shall announce their intentions at the appropriate time and place and shall follow any and all rules set forth by the Homecoming Committee.
  2. Each participant must be in good academic standing at the College.
  3. Each participant must be willing to represent the College in photographs and in marketing for the college.

Participants must also be willing to represent the College at various civic and community events sponsored by the College.

Each candidate will be screened by a Homecoming Committee.  The Homecoming Committee is charged with the responsibility of selecting the best ten representatives from the participants by means of evaluating submitted applications and conducting personal interviews with all contestants if needed.

Voting will take place preferably two weeks prior to Homecoming. The dates and times for voting will be announced, and all WSCC students are eligible to vote.  The SGA Advisor will assign a committee to count the votes.

The names of the top four or five participants receiving the largest number of votes will be posted following the tabulation of the votes; however, the name of the Homecoming Queen will be held until the Homecoming Game. For more information, contact Lion Central at 256.352.8236 or Whit Rice at 256.352.8406, whit.rice@wallacestate.edu

Veterans

WSCC STUDENT VETERANS ORGANIZATION
WSCC Student Veterans Organization (SVD) will promote a veteran-friendly campus and provide a social network for students  from diverse backgrounds that share the common bond of knowing selfless sacrifice for their country while striving to enrich their individual lives through educational success. Sponsor: Virginia Barber, 256.352.8186, virginia.barber@wallacestate.edu

Religious and Secular

CAMPUS MINISTRIES
Campus Ministries is an organization composed of Wallace State students of all denominations and faiths. The purpose of the organization is to provide fellowship and promote better moral, spiritual, and religious values. Campus Ministries are located in the Student Center. Sponsor: Christy Hicks, 256.352.8280, christy.hicks@wallacestate.edu

SECULAR UNION
The Secular Union (SU) seeks to encourage acceptance, cooperation, and understanding among students of different backgrounds through charity work, social events, and speakers. Cooperation with non-profit groups and other campus clubs and organization are included among the group’s goals. Sponsor: Bob Davis, 256.352.8265, robert.davis@wallacestate.edu

Scholars' Bowl and SkillsUSA Competition Teams

SCHOLARS' BOWL
Scholars' Bowl is a challenging opportunity for students to test their knowledge on a variety of subjects. Questions cover topics on academics, arts, current events, and sports.  Team practices are scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  The team also travels to different colleges for competition and hosts middle school, high school, and college competitions on campus.  Sponsor: Christine O’Leary, 256.352.8112, christine.oleary@wallacestate.edu

SKILLS USA-VICA (VOCATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CLUBS OF AMERICA)
Students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical, and health education are united by VICA through the understanding of the function and ethics of labor-and-management organizations. This understanding helps to create a respect for the dignity of work, which aids students in making their own vocational goals and developing the highest standards to achieve their goals. Contact the Dean of Applied Technologies, 256.352.8394, jimmy.hodges@wallacestate.edu

Communication and Creative Writing

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
The Lion’s Den Creative Writing Club is an organization of students, alumni, and members of the community who are interested in promoting writing and literature, as well as supporting writers and readers at Wallace State Community College.  Participants meet regularly to discuss and critique the works of members and professional writers.  This club sponsors read-ins, open-mic events, and YAWP, Wallace State’s journal of arts and letters. Sponsor: Michael Salerno, 256.352.8004, michael.salerno@wallacestate.edu

MANE ISSUE, THE
WSCC’s student news, “The Mane Issue”, provides students the opportunity to participate in all facets of a news publication. “The Mane Issue”, published approximately monthly, contains news about Wallace State events and topics of interest to students. News is done in print, online and by video. All students are invited to participate. Sponsors: Kristen Holmes, 256.352.8118 and Russell Moore, 256.352.8443, communications@wallacestate.edu

TALKING HANDS CLUB
The Talking Hands Club participates in activities centered around Deaf culture and sign language.  Participants actively learn and practice sign language at each meeting.  Members also participate in community service projects. Anyone is eligible for membership; all students, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.  Sponsors: ADA Staff, 256.352.8052, lisa.smith@wallacestate.edu

Miss Wallace State Pageant

MISS WALLACE STATE PAGEANT
The Miss Wallace State Pageant is held annually and is open to female students ages 17-24 who are full-time students attending Wallace State Community College. The winner of the Miss Wallace State Pageant is a contestant in the Miss Alabama Pageant; therefore, the Miss Wallace State Pageant conforms to the entrance rules of the Miss Alabama Pageant. Participants must never have been married or pregnant. This program is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Pageant, which is affiliated with the Miss America Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded to all participants. For more information, contact Alecia White, 256.352.8085, alecia.white@wallacestate.edu.

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