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Florissant Valley Student Clubs and Organizations
Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

 

ABOUT BUSINESS OFFICE: US AND TECHNOLOGY (ABOUT) CLUB
ABOUT is established for the expressed purpose of encouraging students to connect with industry early in their studies, as well as creating an environment for peer-to-peer social networking with business and information technology students. Active membership shall be limited to persons officially connected with the St. Louis Community College -- currently registered students, faculty or staff.

Advisor:
Phyllis Davis   pdavis@stlcc.edu   314-513-4042
 

ACCOUNTING CLUB
The purpose of the Accounting Club at the Florissant Valley campus of STLCC is to provide a social setting for students to expand their educational and social boundaries through peer interaction and professional engagements, to help raise awareness of moral and ethical issues and community service by exploring the field of accounting education and career possibilities.

Advisors:
Elida Kraja   ekraja@stlcc.edu   314-513-4568
Lynn Selders   LSELDERS1@stlcc.edu   314-513-4212

BIOTECHNOLOGY CLUB
The purpose of the club is to provide opportunities for members to develop the skills and abilities needed to enter and advance in careers related to the application of biotechnology as it is used in agriculture, national resources, medicine and other areas of life-science research. The club is associated on a state and national level with the Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS). Currently all local, state and national PAS dues are paid through fundraising efforts of the club. Guest speakers from the life science community give presentations at the meeting, and the club is active with social events, travel to PAS and other industry-related conferences and workshops. Anyone interested in life sciences is welcome.

Advisors:
Virginia Naumann   vnaumann@stlcc.edu   314-513-4399
Jennifer Hill   jhill330@stlcc.edu   314-513-4954
Scott D. Gevaert, Ph.D.   sgevaert@stlcc.edu   314-513-4961
Kimberly Barr   kbarr5@stlcc.edu   314-513-4055
Beth Elam Michaud   belammichaud@stlcc.edu   314-513-4954

BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION (BSA)
The purpose of this organization is to bring the students and community of St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley a more visible and meaningful sense of unity, trust and cohesiveness. It is also the purpose of the organization to channel the specific needs of the black student populace to the Student Government Association (SGA).

Advisors:
Victoria Harris   vharris72@stlcc.edu   314-513-4218

BUSINESS CLUB
The purpose of this club is to familiarize members with business applications outside the classroom in addition to exposing students to career opportunities in business.

Advisors:
Lynn Selders   LSELDERS1@stlcc.edu  314-513-4212
Anthony Clark   aclark162@stlcc.edu   314-513-4330

CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST
More friends, more experiences, more meaningful relationships through weekly Bible studies, monthly parties, retreats, conferences and summer projects. Campus Crusade for Christ fosters community for students to connect with God and with one another. Get more out of college. Get more out of life. Way more.

Advisor:
Mark Taylor   mltaylor@stlcc.edu   314-513-4417

CHESS CLUB
The chess club provides recreational and competitive opportunities for beginning to advanced players of all backgrounds.

Advisors:
James Gillespie   jgillespie@stlcc.edu   314-513-4160
Wendell Covington   wcovington@stlcc.edu   314-513-4251

CHEMISTRY CLUB
The purpose of the club shall be to afford an opportunity for students interested in chemistry and chemical technology to become better acquainted, to provide educational experiences for student members and to foster a professional spirit among its members.

Advisors:
Donna Friedman   dfriedman@stlcc.edu   314-513-4388
Adrienne Mazdra   amazdra@stlcc.edu   314-513-4035
Sue Saum    ssaum@stlcc.edu   314-513-4808
Sam Tremont    stremont@stlcc.edu   314-513-4386

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to provide students interested in Criminal Justice with the opportunity to learn more about the many careers available, to network with professionals currently working in the field and to gain field experience through community activities and programs.

Advisor:
Wesley Bell   wbell3@stlcc.edu   314-513-4704

DEAF COMMUNICATIONS CLUB (DCS)
The purpose of this organization is to support and encourage DCS students by providing additional learning opportunities not available in the classroom.  The DCS club provides an awareness of opportunities to connect students with the Deaf Community in a variety of settings.  Members cultivate social skills including friendship, organization, networking, management, communication, expression and professional growth.  To promote growing the Interpreting field and an awareness of Deaf Culture, the DCS Club opens its workshops and social events to members and non-members including, but not limited to, DCS alumni and interpreters.

Advisors:
Tom Flynn   tflynn@stlcc.edu   314-513-4122
J. Eric Driskill   jdriskill@stlcc.edu   314-513-4476

DEAF STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (D.S.A.)
The purpose of D.S.A. is to provide an accessible environment that meets the needs of the deaf student population by offering educational, recreational, cultural and leadership opportunities for the members. D.S.A. will focus on issues important to deaf students and work to assure that deaf students’ interests are represented at St. Louis Community College.

Advisors:
Regina Driskill   rdriskill@stlcc.edu   314-513-4550
Amy Miller   agmiller@stlcc.edu   314-513-4570

ECOLOGY CLUB
The purpose of Eco Club is to preserve, conserve and restore the Earth to a healthy and sustainable state by empowering members with information to change current habits to the most environmentally friendly ones, as well as to communicate this information to others.

Advisor:
Mark Manteuffel   mmanteuffel@stlcc.edu   314-513-4632

FINE ARTS CLUB
The purpose of the Fine Arts Club is to make a place for student-initiated dialogue on art and art practices (i.e. galleries, presentation of work, funding, selling, curation, showing), to promote a community at the college that is literate in art, and to connect students of like interests in order to foster greater opportunities in terms of career and intellectual resources.

Advisor:
Michael Quintero   mquintero@stlcc.edu   314-513-4375

FLORISSANT VALLEY COLLEGE DEMOCRATS
The purpose of the Florissant Valley College Democrats is to advance a thorough understanding of the democratic process and to encourage students to become active members of the political process.  Florissant Valley College Democrats are committed to civil rights and civil liberties for all, strong families and communities and the protection of the environment.

Advisor:
Linda H. Collins   lcollins95@stlcc.edu   314-513-4117

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
The goal of the Foreign Languages Club is to promote an interest in foreign languages and in cultural awareness through activities in school and beyond, and to teach students to appreciate the interrelated global community in which we live and work.

Advisor:
Kelly Mueller   kmueller@stlcc.edu   314-513-4136

FRIENDLY COLORS
Friendly Colors is an organization dedicated to respecting human diversity and promoting awareness, acceptance and understanding of the issues of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. All GLBT students and their allies are welcome to attend meetings.

Advisors:
Jeff Papier   jpapier@stlcc.edu   314-513-4510
Glenna Wentworth   gwentworth@stlcc.edu   314-513-4272
Sara Blackwell-Hardin   sblackwellhardi@stlcc.edu   314-513-4761

FUTURE TEACHERS ORGANIZATION
The purpose of this organization is to enrich the overall quality of the education of those students enrolled in the General Studies/Teacher Education option through assembly of the majors who are interested in working collectively to become teachers.

Advisors:
Mark Taylor   mltaylor@stlcc.edu   314-513-4417
Carol Lupardus  clupardus@stlcc.edu   314-513-4411

GENSHIKEN (Japanese Pop Culture)
Genshiken is interested in Japanese animation (anime), graphic novels (manga), and pop culture. We also explore the art, conventions and culture of Japan. Members discuss and share their experiences, opinions and views on these aspects, as well as discuss how the Japanese have influenced us and how we may have influenced them.

Advisor:
Paul Nygard   pnygard@stlcc.edu   314-513-4419

GLOBAL CLASSROOM
The Global Classroom Club's purpose is to provide a structure for student participation in the Florissant Valley Global Studies Learning Community and to promote extracurricular educational opportunities for Florissant Valley students interested in studying culture and travel. Possible activities include studying the language, culture and cuisine of selected geographic locations, visiting area cultural events and sites, participation in global education activities and social activities, and collaborating with the faculty learning community in international study and travel.

Advisors:
Jeanne Florini   jflorini@stlcc.edu   314-513-4378
Chris Stephens cstephens@stlcc.edu 314-513-4289

GRAPHIC ARTS ASSOCIATION
The Graphic Arts Association is an organization committed to providing students interested in illustration, animation and graphic design the opportunity to become involved in extracurricular activities related to graphic design. While participating in field trips to various graphic design and illustration studios in St. Louis and in other cities, the organization works on community outreach projects, fundraisers and campus projects to gain real-world experiences.

Advisors:
Elizabeth Pilarcik   epilarcik@stlcc.edu   513-4903
Julia Jenner   jjenner@stlcc.edu   314-513-4367

HOLISTIC HEALTH CLUB
The Holistic Health Club will establish and create awareness of the growing field of health care professions that are classified as holistic health. These professions include, but are not limited to, the fields of Chiropractic, Osteopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage, Nutrition and any other legitimate profession that encompasses the philosophies of holistic health.

Advisor:
Lance Hatch   lhatch4@stlcc.edu   314-513-4055

HUMAN SERVICES CLUB
The Human Services Club provides students interested in the human services field with opportunities to express themselves collectively regarding mental health and social service issues.

Advisor:
Howard Rosenthal   hrosenthal@stlcc.edu   314-513-4709

INTERNATIONAL CLUB
The International Student Club promotes intercultural awareness, acceptance and appreciation through various exchanges, activities and opportunities available to the Florissant Valley students and the larger community.

Advisors:
Joseph Cooper     jcooper188@stlcc.edu   314-513-4324
Susan McKnight    smcknight@stlcc.edu   314-513-4237

MATH CLUB
The purpose of the Math Club is to create a community of math enthusiasts. During our meeting we will work together on exciting math problems, prepare for and participate in math competitions. We will also investigate service learning opportunities our campus and local high schools.

Advisors:
Rokhaya Niang Ndao   RNDAO@st.cc.edu   314-513-4845
Rita Pernik   rpernik@stlcc.edu   314-513-4350
Joe Bauer   jbauer118@stlcc.edu   314-513-4858

MASS COMMUNICATIONS CLUB
The purpose of the Mass Communications Club shall be to promote the study of mass media throughout the campus and the community. Through electronic, print and digital media, the Mass Communications Club will seek to enrich the experience and lives of our students, faculty and staff by submitting newsworthy articles to The Forum, discussing timely events on KCFV Radio 89.5, streaming in real-time video via the Internet and by televising events through the TV station located on the Florissant Valley Campus. The Mass Communications Club will also help students learn about the media industry by providing access to information and professionals in the field through on-campus presentations and events and field trips.

Advisors:
Steve Bai   sbai@stlcc.edu   314-513-4475
Renee Thomas-Woods   rthomaswoods@stlcc.edu   314-513-4465

MOVING FORWARD GOSPEL CHOIR CLUB
The Moving Forward Gospel Choir will use the Florissant Valley community as a platform to spread the love of Christ through encouragement, fellowship, and most importantly song.  The club will promote growth spiritually, culturally, and relationally on campus and in the community.

Advisors:
Paul Higdon   phigdon@stlcc.edu   314-513-4493
Regina Hollow-Wingo   rholloway15@stlcc.edu   314-513-4210

NATIONAL BROADCASTING SOCIETY
The National Broadcasting Society chapter is a social and service organization designed to acquaint students who share broadcasting interests. Anyone interested in broadcasting is welcome. The Florissant Valley Chapter is associated with the national organization.
www.nbs-aerho.org.

Advisor:
Paul Huddleston   phuddleston@stlcc.edu   314-513-4463

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE)  Chapter 1540
NSBE is a nationally recognized organization whose mission is to increase the number of culturally-responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. With over 35,000 members, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. This chapter, the first community college chapter to receive a NSBE charter, is dedicated to increasing academic success, retention and transfer rates of engineering students. Membership is open to all STLCC students.

Advisors:
Terrence Freeman   tfreeman@stlcc.edu   314-513-4813

PERFORMING ARTS CLUB
The Performing Arts Club promotes extracurricular educational opportunities for Florissant Valley students interested in speech, drama, visual arts, dance and music. While some students choose to participate in campus plays, concerts and speech /communications activities, others participate out of mutual interest as audience members. Activities include going to plays, concerts, museums and educational films in the St. Louis area, competing in intercollegiate speech and drama tournaments, social activities and an annual trip to a major cultural city (e.g. Chicago, NYC).

Advisor:
Chris Stephens  cstephens@stlcc.edu    513-4289


PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY – PI KAPPA Local Chapter
www.ptk.org
The mission of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and 12 credit hours of college-level courses are automatically sent invitations to membership each Spring and Fall semester. After joining, students must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. Over 35 million dollars in scholarships are available each year to members of Phi Theta Kappa.

Advisor:
Jeanne Florini   jflorini@stlcc.edu   314-513-4378

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
The Photography club is open to all students who have an interest in this ever changing/evolving visual medium. Students explore the medium through photo shoots, student-run exhibitions and gallery visits. The club also plays an active role in the college community, as well as in the larger North County community by sponsoring/participating in such events as: Get Out the Vote, Wall Paint, Red Cross Adult Day Care Photographic Project, the Old Town Florissant Festival and collaborations on exhibitions with other local institutions of higher learning.

Advisors:
Janice Nesser-Chu   jnesser@stlcc.edu   314-513-4861
Drew Foster   dafoster@stlcc.edu   314-513-4224

POETRY CLUB
The purpose of this organization shall be to enrich the overall quality of the poetry experience of those students enrolled in St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. Our objectives are to bring poets together to share their own poems, poetry and ideas during regular meetings and to provide opportunities for campus and public readings.

Advisors:
Katy Gordon   kgordon@stlcc.edu   314-513-4438
Tim Layton   tlayton@stlcc.edu   314-513-4918
Regina Popper   rpopper@stlcc.edu   314-513-4763

RUBIK’S CUBE CLUB
The purpose of this organization is to teach people how to solve the Rubik’s Cube and other cube puzzles. Meetings are held to teach beginners the algorithms needed to solve cubes. The Cubers also share speed-cubing techniques, cube lubrication secrets and advanced algorithms. There are also competitions.

Advisors:
Rick Pescarino  rpescarino@stlcc.edu   314-513-4846
Amy Sherwin   absherwin@stlcc.edu    314-513-4315

SERVICE CLUB
The Service Club is a group of action-minded students interested in serving their community while not being enrolled in a service-learning class. Students organize events to help such agencies as Ronald McDonald house, Habitat for Humanity, Ebenezer Food Pantry, and Crisis Nursery. In doing so, they develop leadership, organizing and critical-thinking skills, and have fun together, too! Membership is open to any currently-enrolled student at Florissant Valley.

Advisor:
Julie Graul   jgraul@stlcc.edu   314-513-4407

SHOW CHOIR CLUB
The Show Choir will educate the Florissant Valley community about the social issues facing society through inspirational entertainment that vocalizes the need for unity in a creative or amicable manner.

Advisors:
Paul Higdon   phigdon@stlcc.edu   314-513-4493
Amy Brown-Marshall  abrownmarshall@stlcc.edu  314-513-4995

SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB (SJC)
The purpose of the Social Justice Club is to educate and empower students, as well as to provide awareness information to our campus and local community regarding social justice issues, and finally, to connect our campus with our larger community, including local, national and global activists and advocacy efforts regarding human rights. We believe that we have the energy and willingness to eradicate extreme injustice!

Advisors:
Annie Wagganer   awagganer3@stlcc.edu   314-513-4337
LaRhonda Wilson   llwilson@stlcc.edu   314-513-4390

STATIC NOISE STEP TEAM
The purpose of the Static Noise Step Team is to create an energetic atmosphere of unity and creativity through stepping. Additionally, the team was established to promote diversity and bridge the gap between cultures through entertainment. Static Noise will demonstrate teamwork and cooperation through stepping with one sound, participating in community service and co-partnering with other campus clubs/organizations. The team and its individual members represent our goal for diversity, celebrating individual differences and unique backgrounds.

Advisors:
John C. Hake   jchake@stlcc.edu   314-513-4340
Ivory Hill   ihill@stlcc.edu    513-4265
Dobbie Herrion  dherrion@stlcc.edu    513-4639
Jamie Currier   jcurrier1@stlcc.edu    513-4473

STLCC-FV ST. LOUIS STEM SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION
The purpose of the St. Louis STEM Scholarship Organization is to provide opportunities for members to develop skills and abilities needed to enter and advance in careers related to the application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. These disciplines include, singly and in combination: Biotechnology, Chemical Technology, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Engineering Technology, Mathematics.

Advisors:
Patricia Suess   psuess@stlcc.edu   314-513-4852
Rich Unger   runger@stlcc.edu   314-513-4319
Patricia Jett   pjett@stlcc.edu   314-513-4079
Aundrea Warren   awarren@stlcc.edu    513-4913
Sue Saum   ssaum@stlcc.edu    513-4808


STLCC-FV VETERANS’ CLUB
The purpose of the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Veterans’ Club is to unite all active and served veterans attending and/or working at the Florissant Valley campus with the services available to support veterans’ successful adjustment to civilian life; to improve collegiate life through academic achievement; to foster comradeship among the membership through resource and information sharing; and to promote sponsorship and participation in veteran events and worthwhile projects that will fulfill members’ needs and correlate with campus and district strategic goals.

Advisors:
Rosita Lewis    rdlewis@stlcc.edu   314-513-4293
Danielle Lusk    dlusk@stlcc.edu   314-513-4565
Cedric Brooks    crbrooks@stlcc.edu   314-513-4300


STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION (SNA)
Monthly meetings feature guest speakers and provide an awareness of the latest developments and opportunities in health-related fields. The Florissant Valley SNA is an active member of the Missouri Nursing Student Association (MONSA).

Advisors:
Margaret Oney   money@stlcc.edu   314-513-4316
Ann Leiber    aleiber@stlcc.edu   314-513-4134


TOLKIEN ADVENTURE COMMUNITY
The Tolkien Adventure Community is an organization dedicated to the contemplation, discussion and enjoyment of all things associated in some way with the fantastic and mythic universe created by the English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The fellowship is open to all those affiliated with St. Louis Community College who seek access to the world of fantasy inspired by Middle-earth, be it through literature, Inkling studies, film, gaming or travel.

Advisor:
Paul Nygard    pnygard@stlcc.edu   314-513-4419