STLCC - Florissant Valley
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
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Florissant Valley Student Clubs and Organizations
Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
ABOUT BUSINESS OFFICE: US AND TECHNOLOGY (A.B.O.U.T.) CLUB
"A.B.O.U.T." 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.
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.
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 and travel to PAS and other industry-related conferences and to workshops. Anyone interested in life sciences is welcome.
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).
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST
More friends, more experiences, more meaningful relationships, more, much…That’s what everyone wants out of college and life - 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.
Mark Taylor email@example.com 513-4417
The chess club provides recreational and competitive opportunities for beginning to advanced players of all backgrounds.
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.
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.
Wesley Bell firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Tom Flynn email@example.com 513-4122
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.
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.
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 here 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.
Michael Quintero firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Kelly Mueller email@example.com 513-4136
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.
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.
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.
Paul Nygard firstname.lastname@example.org 513-4419
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.
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.
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.
Lance Hatch email@example.com 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.
Howard Rosenthal firstname.lastname@example.org 513-4709
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.
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.
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.
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
Paul Huddleston email@example.com 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.
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).
Chris Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org 513-4289
PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY – PI KAPPA Local Chapter
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.
Jeanne Florini email@example.com 513-4378
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Higdon firstname.lastname@example.org 513-4493
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!
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.
Dobbie Herrion email@example.com 513-4639
Rachel Martin firstname.lastname@example.org 513-4467
Patti Miinch email@example.com 513-4728
Susan Serns firstname.lastname@example.org 513-4446
Wendell Covington email@example.com 513-4251
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.
STLCC-FV VETERANS’ CLUB
The purpose of the St. Louis Community College - 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.
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).
Margaret Oney firstname.lastname@example.org 513-4316
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.
Paul Nygard email@example.com 513-4419