Student Life

MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Club Manual Involvement can be the key to collegiate success! Students who are active in extracurricular activities can be more competitive for valuable scholarships and other achievement-based programs. Not only will you gain confidence as you connect with students, faculty and staff, you can also add valuable experience to your resume. Find one of the student organizations listed below that suits you best. Contact the advisor and you're on your way to leadership and collegiate success.

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Midlands Technical College Student Chapter: The purpose of this organization is to promote engineering and engineering technology education in the Midlands of South Carolina, and provide additional opportunities for contact with local engineers, to support and encourage new engineering and engineering technology students at MTC. Advisor: Floyd Bowles, 738-7797, bowlesf@midlandstech.edu
  • African-American Student Organization: The purpose of the African-American Student Organization is to expand the channels of communication among students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community, and improve education about African-American history, culture, and achievements.  The Advisor is Ivory Johnson, III, 738-7730.
  • Campus Crusade For Christ: Campus Crusade for Christ has been established to encourage Christian growth and fellowship among students and provide opportunities for dialogue regarding the relevancy of Jesus Christ to the life of students. The Advisors are Noel Caldwell, 788-5259 or 210-7385 & Dr. Wiley Graf, 790-7519 or grafw@midlandstech.edu.
  • Early Childhood Development Club: The purpose of the ECD club is to promote student involvement in early childhood development/education, to enhance member's knowledge in this field of study, and to promote awareness of the early childhood profession on campus and in the community. Advisor: Clara Slice, 738-7647, slicec@midlandstech.edu
  • Entrepreneurship Club: The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Club is to encourage students, former students, faculty and staff to plan for, create, and operate new businesses.  The Club is an opportunity for networking and association with guest speakers from the Business Community.  The Club meets monthly and is open to all students, former students, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship.  Joseph Puett, Advisor, 738-7778, puettj@midlandstech.edu.
  • Future Educators Association (FEA): The purpose of the FEA will be to provide support, assistance, professional opportunities, and experience to students who intend to transfer to four-year institutions in pursuit of a career in education. For more information contact: Kari Beaty, Advisor, 822-3445.
  • Health Information Management Student Association: Health Information Management (HIM) Student Association. The HIM Student association has been created to promote and increase the knowledge of the HIM profession. The association is designed to educate the community about HIM through its community activities and fundraisers. These activities will allow networking amongst the students, as well as people in the community. Membership is available to all enrolled first and second year HIM students and Medical Record Coder students. Advisor: Elizabeth Gibbs, 822-3072, gibbse@midlandstech.edu.
  • International Relations Club: The International Relations Club strives to promote a greater understanding of the global community through discussion groups, cultural presentations, seminars and social events.  The club invites students, faculty and staff who are interested in the changing world to participate in club activities.  For more information contact the advisor, Janice Jake, 738-7171.
  • Medical Assisting Club: The purpose of the Medical Assisting Club is to promote awareness of the medical assisting profession on campus, in the Midlands area and in the health care field in general. The group participates in various community activities and conducts fundraisers for local charities. This organization is open to students enrolled in the medical assisting program.  Dorothy Bouldrick, Advisor, 822-3398.
  • MTC IT Enthusiast Club: The purpose of this club is to share information about current and future computer technology and to offer members an opportunity to demo techniques. Advisor: John Meir, 738-7640, meirj@midlandstech.edu.
  • The Medical Lab Technology Club: The purpose of the MLT Club is to further the opportunities for MLT students to participate in college and community service activities.  It is open to all Pre-MLT and MLT students. Advisor: Janis Livingston, 822-3556.
  • Page to Stage: The purpose of this club is to develop, write and perform plays for MTC Fall Playwright Festivals and compete in the local theatre community and abroad. Advisor, Gigi Addahoumi, 803-318-1739.
  • Radiologic Technology Club: The Radiologic Technology Club is committed to promoting the profession of radiology through community service activities, college-sponsored and professional activities. Students enrolled full-time in the program, as well as those on the waiting list for acceptance are eligible for membership. For more information, please contact the advisor, Dr. Bill Mulkey, 822-3482.
  • Respiratory Care Club: The Respiratory Care Student Club is designed to assist in various community volunteer activities and fund-raisers that enable student to participate in or attend seminars, lectures or meetings to enhance their knowledge in this field. The club is available to all first-and second-year respiratory care students.  For more information contact the Respiratory Care Program Director, 822-3433.
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE): The purpose of SIFE is to provide members the best opportunity to make a difference and develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. For membership information please contact: Lori Shacklett Duus, Advisor, 738-7672 or Justin Thompson, Advisor, 822-3504.
  • Student American Dental Assistants Association: The Student American Dental Assistants Association is designed to advance the career of the dental assistant, introduce the dental assistant to the profession and promote the importance of continuing education in enhancing the quality of dental health care.  Elaine Evans, Advisor, 822-3453.
  • Student Dental Hygiene Association: The Student Dental Hygiene Association was established to increase member awareness of issues that impact the profession and to represent and safeguard the common interests of the members. Furthermore, this club encourages the development of a strong sense of professionalism and community involvement.  Elizabeth A. Marchi, Advisor, 822-3455.
  • Student Human Services Organization: The Student Human Services Organization sponsors forums for lectures and seminars that foster creative approaches to address human service issues. It also provides opportunities for networking and strengthening relationships among Human Services students. Renee Bellamy-Coletrain, 822-3220, & Mary M. Rawls, 822-3353 Advisors.
  • Student Nurses’ Association: The purpose of the MTC Student Nurses’ Association is to promote student involvement in nursing. The association sponsors guest speakers on current nursing topics. The MTC Student Nurses’ Association encourages and fosters participation in the National Student Nurses’ Association. For more information, please contact the club advisors, Patricia Shaw, 822-3335 and/or Nancy Hudson, 822-6758.
  • MTC Student Veterans Organization: The purpose of the MTC Student Veterans Organization is to provide information and academic support to students. This organization will also celebrate Veteran holidays, promote cultural enrichment and community involvement, and support student activities. For more information, contact the advisor, Robert Stuessy, 738-7678.
  • Surgical Technology Club: The purpose of the Surgical Technology Club is to promote student involvement in surgical technology and to enhance its members’ knowledge in this field as well as encourage their participation in the National Association of Surgical Technologists. Kathy Patnaude, Advisor, 822-3438.
  • Technique! As MTC’s theater and speech society, Technique! presents staged productions and short performances for special events. The group often presents works that focus on issues that are of concern to other college populations.  Helen Kingkade, Advisor, 822-3375.

If you want to start a new club, here's how it works:

  • A Request to Organize Form signed by at least ten interested MTC students and the faculty or staff advisor must be submitted to the Student Life Program Director.
  • A representative will present the purpose of the club or organization to the Student Advisory Board for approval.
  • After recommendation by the Student Advisory Board, the request will be forwarded to the Director of Student Life, the Vice President for Student Development Services, and the President of the College for final approval.
  • Within three weeks after approval, a constitution, a list of officers, a list of members and an advisor's name must be submitted to the Student Life Program Director.
  • The club or organization must have an established purpose that will enhance student development.
  • Any club or organization in need of an account for financial purposes will be given a Student Life Special Account in which funds must be deposited and withdraw in accordance with Accounting and Finance Office guidelines.
  • The club or organization will not be officially recognized until all procedures have been completed.

HONOR ORGANIZATIONS

MTC Ambassador Assembly. The Ambassador Assembly is an honor /volunteer organization of outstanding students selected to represent MTC at college and community events.  Members are selected on the basis of academic performance and extra-curricular activities.  The Advisor is Permelia Luongo, 738-7743.  Visit www.midlandstech.com/ambassadors for additional information.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Phi Theta Kappa is the only internationally recognized honor society for the two-year college. Associate degree students with 12 credit hours of college-level coursework and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to join.  For more information contact Kitty Spires, Catherine Team 738-7172, Ben Bottorff 738-7813, or visit www.midlandstech.edu/ptk.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Midlands Technical College seeks to recognize outstanding students enrolled in Business Technology, Human Services, Nursing, Health Sciences, Industrial Technology or Engineering Technology majors  through induction into NTHS.  Membership is limited to Career Programs majors who have earned and currently hold a 3.0 GPA in an eligible program of study, have completed at least 12 semester hours of curriculum-only coursework at Midlands Technical College, and have been recommended by a faculty member.  For more information about eligibility, application deadlines or applying for membership, interested students may contact advisor, Patricia Shahbahrami-Gates (822-7049).

MTC STANDING COMMITTEES

Graduation. The purpose of the Graduation Committee is to plan, monitor, and evaluate annual graduation exercises. For referral, contact the Office of Student Life.

Honors. The purpose of the Honors Committee is to develop, monitor, and evaluate college honors criteria, awards, and activities for students, including the annual Honors Ceremony and other Honors related events. For referral, contact the Office of Student Life.

Library. The purpose of the Library Committee is to advise and assist the Director of the Library in the areas of collection development, library effectiveness, library innovation, and classroom-library cooperation. For referral, contact the Office of Student Life.

Registration. The purpose of the Registration Committee is to develop, implement, and monitor procedures of the college registration process. For referral, contact Office of Student Life.

Online Services Committee. The purpose of the Online Services Committee is to plan and assist with the implementation of technology initiatives for the college. For referral contact the Office of Student Life.

  • Airport Campus Student Center Room 126, 822-3650
  • Beltline Campus Student Center Room 201, 738-7860
  • Beltline Campus Student Center Room 100, 738-7651

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