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Activities & Organizations

Learning Outside the Classroom.

We strive to promote student growth and development by facilitating the educational process with opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to interact in a variety of informal settings. We encourage student participation in these diverse cultural, social, educational, and recreational activities. These activities include the Back-to-School Icebreaker, the Multicultural Luncheon, Hanging of the Mittens, and more.

Organizations

The Henderson Community College Campus Crafters seeks to promote an enjoyment of various arts and crafts and offers students an opportunity to learn new crafts or art forms or to allow student members to teach the group about the crafts they already enjoy.  The emphasis is on projects that are produced in a single sitting and use inexpensive, readily available supplies and recyclable items. While students with artistic talent are certainly welcomed, NO artistic ability is required in order to enjoy membership in this club.  The Campus Crafters generally try to hold meetings (where we craft) a few times each month, plus help out with school events where we can. For more information, contact:

Rebecca Wells 
Arts and Science Building
Room 213
270-831-9682

HCC Collegiate Young Farmer Chapter (YFA) serves to promote agriculture on HCC s campus. Collegiate YFA is part of the Kentucky Young Farmer Association. KY YFA offers opportunities to compete in contests, learn about different agriculture operations, and socialize with members from across the states, who share the same joy of agriculture. Activities include agriculture promotion activities, state and national institutes and tours. For more information, contact:

Laura Winstead

Arts and Science Building
Room 214
270-831-9720

Are you looking for an opportunity to make new friends, and to learn about God and His plan for your life? Come to CROSS! CROSS is a Christian fellowship group for college students. It is an extension of Baptist Collegiate Ministries, but is not only for Baptists, but for anyone interested. Everyone is welcome for free food, fun, and fellowship. Join us for lunch every Wednesday at 12 - 1 pm in the STC Cyber Cafe.

Laura Winstead, Faculty Sponsor, AS214, 270-831-9720

Henderson Association of Nursing Students (HANS) is a pre-professional organization open to students currently enrolled in the nursing program. Members of HANS are also members of the Kentucky Association of Nursing Students and National Student Nurse Association (NSNA). Members participate in leadership opportunities, workshops, service learning, and community service outreach. For more information, contact:

Sponsor
Carole Mattingly
Academic Technical Building,
AT314H
270-831-9786

Chardae Kelly
Academic Technical Building,
AT314C
270-831-9737

Pride Club's purpose is to create a safe, positive, and educational environment for members and allies of the LGBTQA community through friendly, inclusive meetings where we raise awareness about controversial topics, including political issues, current events, etc. This group is open to the HCC community at large.

If you know a student that would be interested in this group or if you have an interest in becoming involved, please contact Adam Blair. We currently meet on Mondays at 4:00 in Sullivan Technology Center (STC) 202 (the math Lab).

Adam Blair
Administration Building
Room 119
270-831-9689

The HCC Honors Program recruits motivated individuals who who want to get the most out of their college education by taking challenging courses and by working with faculty mentors on creative, individualized projects.

Sharon Burton
Administration Building
Room 212
270-831-9646

KEA Student Program is a professional association for college students preparing to enter the teaching profession. KEA-SP participates in Relay for Life, NEA Read Across America, and many other community service activities.

Adam Blair
Administration Building
Room 119
270-831-9689

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest and most recognized international honor society for community college students. “The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.” Students are invited to join PTK based on their GPA and credit hours earned.  For more information about PTK and HCC’s Phi Kappa Chapter, contact faculty advisors:

Lorie Maltby
Administration Building
Room 101
270-831-9677

Dr. Lavonia Lewis
Sullivan Technology Center Building
Start Center/Room 223
270-831-9661

For more information, contact:

Mei Jones
Arts & Sciences Building
Room 206
270-831-9639
   

The Student Government Association serves as a voice for the students of HCC.  A student body president is elected annually and serves as a voting representative on the HCC Board of Directors.  All students are welcome to attend and participate in SGA meetings.  SGA participates in campus activities, service projects and social events as planned by the members.

For more information, contact SGA faculty sponsor:

Katie Griffis
Library, Room 202
270-831-9606

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Henderson Community College 

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Henderson Community College was started in 2019. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 75 members who have access to:

  • More than $400,000 in scholarships.
  • An exclusive NSLS job board.
  • A personalized letter of recommendation. 

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.

If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to private networking events.

Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit nsls.org to chat with a team member or email help@nsls.org

What do I have to do to become inducted?

Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace. 

Is this recognized on campus?

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 75 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a chapter member, please contact one of HCC’s Chapter Advisors: 

Cathy Hunt
cathy.hunt@kctcs.edu 

Samantha Reynolds |samantha.reynolds@kctcs.edu
Sullivan Technology Center (STC) 
Roomy 316
270-831-9845