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 Vice-President for Students Office, 256.352.8340
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: Jon Stephenson, 256.352.8209
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 is located in the Student Center. Sponsor: Christy Hicks, 256.352.8280
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.
- Try-outs are generally held in the Spring of each year.
- Members must be enrolled in good standing and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
- Members will perform at all WSCC basketball games.
- The cheerleaders of WSCC earn college credit for participating on the squad.
- If scholarships are awarded, they are for fall and spring semesters of the upcoming year.
Contact: Jill Lowry, 256.352.8218
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
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
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
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
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
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. Sponsor: Aaron Nichols, 256.352.7852
Dance Club, also known as Delta Chi XI, is a nationally recognized dance honor society open to all Wallace State students who are enrolled in dance classes and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. This mission of the club is to inspire, nurture, challenge, and empower students interested in dance through on campus activities and community outreach. Sponsor: Brooke Desnoës, 256.352.8153
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: TBA, 256.352.8277
Gaming has become an integral part of many people's lives and a great way to meet and bond with all different kinds of people. Being the first esports club in the Alabama Community College System, our esports club is here to bring back the roots of gaming for the sole purposes of entertainment, fun, and socializing without being too time demanding. The goal of the esports club/organization at Wallace Sate Community College is to allow students that are in the gaming community a place to flex their competitive edge in various esports titles. Whether you're a new player or seasoned veteran, this student organization is where you'll find all esports titles that are supported, as well as the various communities that support them. Sponsors: Jon Stephenson, 256.352.8209 and Todd Abbott, 256.352.8258
International Club, also known as 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
Wallace State Community College is a member of both the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Alabama Community College Conference. The College is presently developing a comprehensive program of intercollegiate athletics, which includes men’s and women’s basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, baseball, men's and women's tennis, cross country and volleyball. Athletic Director: Paul Bailey, 256.352.8359
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: Jon Stephenson, 256.352.8209
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, 256.352.8287
KAPPA BETA DELTA
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 distinguished life by honorable service to humankind. 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. Contact Kathy Sides, 256.352.8126
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: Ashley Lancaster, 256.352.8305
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
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: Rita Nicholas, 256.352.7877
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: Thea Hall, 256.352.8279
MANE ISSUE, THE
WSCC’s student news, “The Mane Issue”, provides students the opportunity to participate in all facets of a news production. “The Mane Issue”, published approximately monthly, contains news about Wallace State events and topics of interest to students. News involves writing, photography and videography. All students are invited to participate. Sponsors: Kristen Holmes, 256.352.8118 and Russell Moore, 256.352.8443
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 Lorie Strane, 256.352.8322
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 have never 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. Contact Amber Robinson, 256.352.8074 or Brooke Quick, 256.352.8340
MU ALPHA THETA
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, and Melissa Arnold, 256.352.8138
Eligible for Commencement Honors
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:
- Philosophy and function of the profession.
- Basic truths and principles, which underlie the role of music in human life.
- Importance of contacts with leaders in the profession.
- The music industry’s role in support of music education.
- Knowledge and practices of the music educator.
Contact: Ricky Burks, 256.352.8287
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS, THE
The NSLS is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 702 chapters, the NSLS currently has 1,208,448 members nationwide.
In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.
Membership provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more. Contact: Jon Stephenson, 256.352.8209
NEXTGEN – WALLACE STATE ONEONTA
The purpose of the club shall be to serve students who come from first generation families, especially those from among Latino/a and Spanish-speaking families. The purpose is to increase peer-to-peer support among these students while celebrating diversity and unique culture. Sponsor: Seth Terrell, 205.762.0630.
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.
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. Sponsor: Stacey Sivley, 256.352.8241
Eligible for Commencement Honors
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
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
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
SIGMA KAPPA DELTA
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 in the organization are as follows:
- Currently enrolled at Wallace State with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3
- Completed one college English course with no English grade lower than a B
- Completed at least 12 hours of college credit
Sponsor: Haley Nix, 256.352.8054
Eligible for Commencement Honors
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
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
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: Stephanie Eisner, 256.352.8019
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
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 103 of the Student Center. Wallace State Ambassadors must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Sponsor: Jon Stephenson, 256.352.8209
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
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
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:
- 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.
- Each participant must be in good academic standing at the College.
- 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. Sponsor: Amber Robinson, 256.352.8074
Visit www.wallacestate.edu/student-life to learn more.