Student Organizations

Get involved on campus to find friends and make the most of your Wabash Valley College experience.  The WVC clubs and organizations offer you numerous opportunities to become acquainted with other students, develop leadership skills, and work with those who share similar interests. Clubs range from honorary to career-focused to multicultural to special-interest groups. You can join an existing organization, re-establish an inactive club, or even form a new club.

Click on the student organizations below to learn more!  

 

Membership is open to any student enrolled in Manufacturing Technology programs. Its goal is to promote the students’ involvement and enhance their knowledge of any of the Manufacturing trades. Also, it encourages social interaction among the students and promotes a forum for fundraising and developing activities.

Contact Information:

Jay Carter, Lead Instructor

Advanced Manufacturing

(618) 262-8296

carterj@iecc.edu 

Students eligible for membership are those involved in the Agri-Business, Agri-Production, and agriculture transfer programs. Its goals are to foster an educational and fraternal spirit among agriculture students, to develop and promote the field of agriculture, and to serve as a cohesive element between alumni and current students of agriculture.

Contact Information:

Steve Hnetkovsky, Lead Instructor

Agriculture Production

(618) 263-5502

hnetkovskys@iecc.edu

 

Doug Robb, Lead Instructor

Agriculture Business

(618) 263-5501

robbd@iecc.edu

The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, in order to promote scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing, has established the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society in order to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Nursing.

The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.

Contact Information:

Kathy Hudson, Department Head

Nursing

(618) 263-5110

hudsonk@iecc.edu

This Club provides the following opportunities for WVC students: A connection in the agriculture industry between youth organizations and the Farm Bureau; Includes all majors and students interested in agriculture; Leadership, personal/professional development opportunities for those interested in information, education, and legislation in agriculture; and a connection with the Illinois Farm Bureau organization for ensuring member retention and engagement.

Contact Information:

Steve Hnetkovsky, Lead Instructor

Agriculture Production

(618) 263-5502

hnetkovskys@iecc.edu

 

Doug Robb, Lead Instructor

Agriculture Business

(618) 263-5501

robbd@iecc.edu

Students eligible for membership are those enrolled in the Diesel Equipment Technology program. The goals of the organization are to develop competent and aggressive leadership, to create and develop an appreciation for diesel mechanics as a career, to strengthen the confidence of new students through fellowship, and to encourage competitions with similar state and national student groups.

Contact Information:

Scott Balding, Lead Instructor

Diesel Equipment Technology

(618) 263-5191

baldings@iecc.edu

Membership is open to students taking classes that pertain to programs within gunsmithing. The club’s mission is to bring awareness to the gunsmithing program and to bring together the people within it.

Contact Information:

Brian Wick, Lead Instructor

Gunsmithing

(618) 263-5172

wickbr@iecc.edu

The purpose of the Health Professionals Club is to give students who are planning for a career in the medical and allied health science fields, an opportunity to gain knowledge and information related to, but not limited to, the professional school application process, professional school curriculum, and present and future career opportunities. Membership is open to any student having interest in the following medical or health science fields: premedical, pre-veterinary, pre-dentistry, pre-sports medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-radiography, and pre-respiratory therapy.

Contact Information:

Todd Gill, Assistant Professor

Life Science

(618) 263-5162

gillt@iecc.edu

Any WVC student is eligible for membership. The Club promotes better understanding among students of different countries, including our own. It offers a friendly hand ready to help the new student in some problems he/she may encounter. It also helps the student from other countries or cities within our own country, to adjust to his/her new environment and develop social interaction with the community. The Club holds periodic meetings and celebrates special occasions to learn about each other’s culture.

Contact Information:

Tracy Robinson, International Student Liaison

(618) 263-5085

robinsont@iecc.edu

Students eligible for membership are those enrolled in Marketing Business Management programs. The purpose of the Club is to foster an educational and fraternal spirit among Marketing Business Management students, to develop and further the field of business, to serve as a binding element between alumni and current students, to interpret the duties performed in the business field, to engage in individual and group projects of a business nature, and to promote increased student interest in academic, athletic, and community projects.

Contact Information:

Dave Wilderman, Lead Instructor

Marketing Business Management

(618) 263-5189

wildermand@iecc.edu

The WVC chapter of NTHS was founded in 1999. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

NTHS requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and the nominee must be enrolled in a CTE (career technical) program. In addition to NTHS requirements, additional suggested criteria include credit hours completed, attendance, instructor nominations, disciplinary records, and CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organization) membership.

Contact Information:

Jay Carter, Lead Instructor

Advanced Manufacturing

(618) 262-8296

carterj@iecc.edu

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. Membership in the Rho Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is determined by scholastic rank. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and be in a degree program. Founded at WVC in 1968, Phi Theta Kappa’s purposes are to promote scholarship, develop character, and to cultivate fellowship. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for community college students.

Contact Information:

Brenda Phegley, Professor

English / Phi Theta Kappa Advisor

(618) 263-5121

phegleyb@iecc.edu

Player's Guild is a club focused on making new friends and enjoying a shared hobby. We play Dungeons and Dragons, board games, card games, and occasionally video games. We include people from all walks of life and teach each other about our different interests. We believe that anyone with even the vaguest interest in games should stop by and see just how fun it is to share it with others.

Contact Information:

Ronda Hockgeiger, Instructor

Social Services Specialist

(618) 263-5108

hockgeigerr@iecc.edu

Membership is open to any student enrolled in a Radio-TV Broadcasting course or related courses and also former or present members of the Radio-TV staff. Its purposes are to promote the development and growth of the Broadcasting program throughout the listening and viewing area and to provide sources for fundraising and promotional activity.

Contact Information:

Kyle Peach, Lead Instructor

Radio-TV Broadcasting

(618) 263-5531

peachk@iecc.edu

The purpose of the Red Pin Club is to provide students the opportunity to participate in the sport of bowling in an extracurricular fashion.  The primary goals are for students to enjoy the game, to learn about scoring, and to learn about mechanics and technique.  Membership is open to any WVC student having an interest in bowling, regardless of skill level. The Red Pin Club was formed in January 2017.

Contact Information:

Andy King, Assistant Professor

Physics

(618) 263-5134

kinga@iecc.edu

The Red Rage is the official student fan club for Wabash Valley College. Red Rage was founded to provide the ultimate collegiate fan experience for our student body. This organization is dedicated to supporting our student-athletes from every collegiate sport on campus.

Contact Information:

Asa Deffendall

Head Softball Coach

(618) 263-5072

deffendalla@iecc.edu

The purpose of the Science Club is to provide an opportunity for students to explore careers in science, participate in community outreach, prepare for future endeavors in science, and enjoy a shared interest in science and scientific fields through social and service activities. Membership is open to any student having interest in science.

Contact Information:

Chelsea Gemeinhardt, Instructor

Chemistry

(618) 263-5136

gemeinhardtc@iecc.edu

Membership is open to all students on campus. The Club’s goal is to encourage students to read and discuss the Bible. The Club meets on a regular basis for fellowship, Bible study, and social activities.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Stroughmatt

Retention Coordinator

(618) 263-5013

stroughmattj@iecc.edu

Membership is open to any student currently enrolled in the Social Services program. Its goals are to provide opportunities to expand students’ knowledge of the roles of social service workers and of the opportunities provided in the various social service agencies.

Contact Information:

Ronda Hockgeiger, Instructor

Social Services Specialist

(618) 263-5108

hockgeigerr@iecc.edu

The purpose of this organization shall be to aid in preparation of Nursing students for the assumption of professional responsibilities; aid in the development of the student as a democratic citizen by promoting individual and group activity in the College and the community; encourage the student to promote and maintain high educational and personal standards, and provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas; provide an opportunity for self-expression on the part of each individual student.

Contact Information:

Kathy Hudson, Department Head

Nursing

(618) 263-5110

hudsonk@iecc.edu

The Student Senate is the legislative body representing the students. It is comprised of officers representing the student body at-large and delegates from each of the chartered clubs and organizations on campus. The following specific conditions must be met by a student before being eligible to serve on the Student Senate as a member or as an officer or to hold office in a student organization within the College: 1. Must be a full-time student. 2. Must maintain good scholastic standing. As an organization, the Student Senate sponsors numerous campus-wide activities throughout the year.

Contact Information:

Kyle Peach, Lead Instructor

Radio-TV Broadcasting

(618) 263-5531

peachk@iecc.edu

The purpose of TOY is to provide an opportunity for college students to explore careers in education, participate in community outreach, prepare for future endeavors in education, and enjoy a shared interest in the development of children and service activities.

Contact Information:

Carla Cadwalader, Lead Instructor

Early Childhood Education

(618) 263-5130

cadwaladerc@iecc.edu

Students eligible for membership are participants in TRIO Student Support Services. The purpose of the TRIO Student Support Services Club is to encourage academic success, promote enhanced self-awareness, expand cultural enrichment, to serve as a support group for each other, and promote community involvement.

Contact Information:

Tayna Smith, Academic Counselor

TRIO Student Support Services

(618) 263-5041

smithta@iecc.edu