Student Clubs & Organizations

Vance-Granville has a number of opportunities for students to get involved in activities of interest. Here are some brief descriptions of some of the clubs available, including activities, objectives, membership requirements and the names of contact persons for those who might be interested in finding out more about a particular group. 

Ambassadors
The Ambassador program is an honor organization which represents VGCC in campus and community functions. Activities include orientation, Colorfest, VGCC concerts, and the annual VGCC Awards Day. The Ambassadors also make a TV commercial each year advertising VGCC for the Christmas season. The organization usually meets on a monthly basis, and at other times as needed based on upcoming events. Meetings are held in the Conference Room in Building 8.
Advisor is Kay Currin (Room 1238).

Bio-Pharm Tech Club
Membership is open to students engaged in Bioprocess and Pharmacy technology. Members participate in activities that promote their knowledge of the field and ability to locate career in their desired field by networking with the appropriate organization. Additional activities include community outreach and fund-raising for service projects. The club is tied to ISPE which is a not-for-profit society serving pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals. ( www.ispe.org )
Advisor is Dr. Tara Hamilton (Room 8102).

Drama Club
Membership is open to curriculum students interested in theatre arts. The Drama Club assists with student theatre productions as well as VGCC community theatre productions. Additional activities include informal acting classes and workshops designed to provide opportunities to participate in theatre arts programs.
Advisor is Betsy Henderson (Room 2107).

Ecology Club
The Ecology Club's goal is to bring together students and faculty with an interest in the earth, environment and local ecology. Through service to the local community, field trips and educational activities, we hope to bring awareness to the greater student population around current environmental and ecological events. Some activities include participating in the Big Sweep at Kerr Lake, touring Twin Oaks Intentional Community in Virginia and organizing the Annual Earth Day Festival at VGCC.
Advisor is Dr. Dan Settles (Room 3261), settlesd@vgcc.edu

Electronics Club
The objectives of this organization are to (a) provide an opportunity for the exchange of experiences and opinions through discussion, study and publication; (b) promote the art and science of electronics technology and to educate its members and the public in the advancement, improvement and use of the services of electronics technicians; (c) conduct and cooperate in courses of study for the benefit of technicians desiring to prepare themselves for advancement in the electronics technician profession; and (d) acquire, preserve and disseminate data and valuable information relative to the field of electronics.
Advisor is Wesley Williams (Room 4246).

History Club
Membership is open to curriculum students interested in expanding classroom knowledge and cultural experiences. Activities supplement standard learning activities through field trips, guest lectures, movies, and social events. The club encourages an appreciation of historical experiences and provides outlets for student participation.
Advisors are Victoria Klesmith (Room 5243) and Dr. Natasha Thompson (South Campus - Room G153). 

Male Mentoring Club
The Male Mentoring Club is designed to assist first-year students in acquiring the confidence, resources and skills needed to succeed academically and socially at Vance-Granville Community College. The club places emphasis on academic success and also addresses retention and transitional issues that impact college student development. The club is open to all males enrolled in the college.
Advisor is Anthony Pope (Building 1, 3rd floor).

Math Club 

The mission of the Math Club is for members to engage in extra-curricular mathematical-related activities such as: the preparation for and participation in mathematical contests; visits to points of mathematical significance; attendance at professional seminars, tours, meetings and lectures; fostering support and interaction among students interested in mathematics; and to engage in community service.

Advisors are Dana Jenkins (Room 6132) and Rudy Turner (Room 5226).

National Student Nurses Association
With a membership of approximately 58,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses??? Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. This looks great on resumes and future employers love to see this. Meetings are held the on the last Monday of every month at 12:20 p.m. in Room 5215, Building 5. Please contact the advisor for more information.
Advisor is Erica Jastrow (Room 5241).

Pharmacy Technology Club
The purpose of this club is stimulating interest in, and providing a social forum for pharmacy technology throughout the community college. Club members will engage in activities that promote their ability to locate jobs in their desired field by networking with the appropriate agencies. The Pharmacy Technology Club provides opportunities for students, and other interested participants, to expand their understanding of pharmacy technology.
Advisor is Brenda Harvey (Room 5239).

Phi Theta Kappa
The purpose of the Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The society provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Membership is by invitation only. Students must currently be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program, have completed at least 12 hours of course work leading to an associate degree, and have a grade point average of 3.5. Members are sent invitations in fall and/or spring semesters and inducted during Spring Semester only.
Advisors are Maureen Walters (Room 6140), Isaac Talley (Room 6143), and Karen Feezor (Room 7211-A).

Radiography Club
This club is open to students enrolled in the Radiography Program, both first and second level. Its functions include fellowship between Main Campus and South Campus, planned activities, and fundraising. Because the club involves students from two class levels and two campuses, the entire club does not meet often. However, elected representatives from each level at each campus will routinely meet with the faculty advisor to represent their classes in planning functions. Meetings rotate between Main and South Campuses. 
Advisors are Stacey Soles (Room G262) and Lewis Daughtry (Room G261).

Social Sciences Club
The Social Sciences Club's purpose is to build an awareness and understanding of people, relationship and social science careers, to provide speakers, visual displays or films that will enlighten the student population about sociological, psychological and anthropological issues, to sponsor field trips to universities and to serve the local community in academically related ways.
Advisors are Peter Metzner (Room 5203) and Kristi Ellenberg (Room 6185).

Spanish Club
The Spanish Club purpose is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language and its cultures among club members, faculty, staff, general VGCC student population, and those communities that are connected to VGCC and also to educate VGCC and connected communities about current linguistic and related cultural issues.
Advisor is Margret Chaves-Smith (Room 6142).

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee purpose is to serve as the voice of student-athletes at Vance-Granville Community College, to serve the community in VGCC's service area, to obtain recognition for VGCC, to help improve VGCC's athletics program and to help improve the VGCC campus community.
Advisor is Jeffrey Allen (Room 1109).

Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is designed to promote the general welfare of the college in a democratic fashion and to facilitate communication among the student body, the faculty, and the administration. Student government provides a means through which students can promote interest in student activities both on and off campus. Representatives are elected both by department and by student organization. Meetings are held in Building 8 Conference Room, and everyone is invited to attend.
Advisor is Jeffrey Allen (Room 1109).

Student Association of Medical Assistants
The purpose of SAMA is to promote the health profession of Medical Assisting and to promote health education in the four-county area. Members may attend local, state, and national meetings of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Members also organize several fund raisers each year. Proceeds are used for club activities as well as to help charitable organizations in the community. The club meets monthly at the Franklin County Campus. New officers are elected each year in September. The organization is open for membership to any full-time or part-time student enrolled in the Medical Assisting program or taking any of the Medical Assisting courses.
Advisor is Donna Gardner (Franklin Campus - Room F154).

Student North Carolina Association of Educators
This organization is open to all School-Age Education and Early Childhood Associate students. Meetings are scheduled throughout the year. Activities are designed to promote community service, encourage attendance at local professional meetings and encourage enrichment activities.
Advisor is Jacquelin Heath (Room 6123).

Contact the Student Activities Office for further information. We are located in Building 1 (Room 1109) and can also be reached by phone at 252.738.3405.

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