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Participation in activities or departmental clubs, honorariums and service organizations is a vital part of your life as a student at Skagit Valley College. Take a minute to read through the many ways you can be involved while at SVC.
All clubs and organizations are chartered by the ASSVC. The following is a list of all the active clubs and organizations and their faculty advisers. If you are interested in becoming involved in a club or organization, contact either the Student Life office or the club adviser directly.
Allied Health Club The Allied Health Club’s mission is to provide inspiration, support, friendship, and additional learning opportunities for Allied Health students at Skagit Valley College. The club provides networking opportunities, fosters relationships between faculty and students as well as supporting fund raising efforts targeted toward vulnerable populations. For more information please contact Tami Mattox at Tami.email@example.com.
To promote the Automotive Technology Club to Skagit Valley College students and to the employers of the Pacific Northwest, for recognition of vocational learning and educational experience. To apply or create skills of leadership, teamwork, and problem solving among members; apply automotive skills and promote knowledge in a community or work environment. For more information contact Ron Schaffner at (360) 416-7612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purposes of this organization are to: (1) promote managerial, professional, and technical potential through training and executive development, (2) promote innovation and creativity to assure individuals full development of their own style within their limits, (3) enhance opportunity for employment, (4) develop an understanding of our free market enterprise system, and (5) encourage ethical practice in marketing and distribution. For more information please contact club advisor Max Collette at email@example.com.
The Calling All Colors Club is open to ALL students, and provides an environment of inclusion that encourages members to become successful leaders. By valuing our differences, we build upon our individual, team and club strengths, and that makes all the difference in the world. Modeled after the Native American Way of Council, the club has one overall chair and the members alternate in positions of responsibility as committee chairs, thereby promoting leadership skill building. The club’s goals are to create a sense of belonging and to develop unity through diversity. This is done via community service, fund raising, social activity planning, community event programming and attending conferences throughout the Northwest. Contact Yadira Rosales at (360) 416-7838.
CCF is a ministry centered on encouraging students to grow in their relationship with God and reaching out to the campus and community. Whether a Christian or someone just looking for a place to connect, everyone is more than welcome. Our main gathering is the Tuesday chapel every week as well as Thursday Night Grub. For more information, contact advisor Abel Gage at (360) 416-7894 or visit our Facebook page.
The Cardinal Newspaper is published regularly during the school year. The Cardinal staff is always looking for others interested in writing, reporting, photography, layout, and advertising. If you are interested in joining the Cardinal, contact Rip Robbins at Rip.Robbins@skagit.edu or by phone at 416-7711.
The Community Integration Program (CIP) club is a club to support justice involved students. The CIP works with students transitioning from jail or prison and enrolling at SVC. The club wishes to engage students in a welcoming environment and also provide an opportunity for non-justice involved students to get involved with this group on campus. We bring speakers to campus to our club meetings discussing justice related topics. Last year we had speakers from the Post Prison Education Program, the ACLU, and the Skagit County Clerk’s office. Come join us, everyone is welcome! For more information email Aaron Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computing Club provides a forum in which students with an interest in majoring in Computer Science or related fields can share their knowledge of computing with each other, explore computing topics and issues that are of interest to its members and work on fun programming projects. For more information, contact Hilda Halliday at email@example.com.
The Criminal Justice Club promotes higher student learning by means of hands-on exercises in combination with lectures outside of class, field trips, guest speakers, community service opportunities and other means of extra-curricular education. This organization strives to serve local communities through volunteerism and community engagement. Students from all academic majors are welcome to attend club meetings and activities. Contact Terry Edwards at (360) 416-7720 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The C.H.E.F. Club (Culinary Hospitality Education Foundation) works to encourage, promote, and facilitate activities for students in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program (CAHM), and to provide academic support to students. Contact Dani Cox at (360) 416-7721 or email: email@example.com.
The purposes of the Environmental Conservation Club are to (1) provide a support base for students to gather and share their common interests in the environmental conservation field, (2) provide an opportunity for students to meet and interact with education, research, and environmental agencies, and (3) to help improve their skills, knowledge and opportunities for job networking and employment in the field of environmental conservation and monitoring. As a club we participate in volunteer opportunities toward a sustainable campus and community, we are involved in community restoration projects, and we work to educate local high schools during our annual Youth Earth Summit. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Nations Club is dedicated to providing culturally enriching activities and fostering a welcoming and positive campus environment for students who are Native American and/or supporters of the Native American Culture at SVC. We are here to help support the academic and personal success of students while emphasizing the preservation and promotion of traditional Native American Knowledge and culture. For more information contact Glenda Landon at 360-416-7636 or email email@example.com.
Human Services Club The purposes of this organization are to provide: (1) opportunities for social interaction for human service students, (2) venues to undertake SVC and community social service projects, (3) opportunities for professional education, (4) support for fellow students through sharing common interests in the human service field, and (5) opportunities for students to interact and network with human service agency personnel. Contact Jere Lafollette at (360) 416-7749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Travel Club The purpose of this organization is to promote and educate students about studying abroad. It is also used to inform, help, and encourage students to take this next step in their lives. This club helps identify sources of funding for international travel and also explores travel possibilities for all students. While doing this, we will take the opportunity to learn about other cultures. For more information please contact Andrew Santos at Andrew.email@example.com. For students attending classes on the Whidbey Island Campus, please contact Raynette Parks at (360) 679-5303 or Raynette.Parks@skagit.edu.
Maestros Para el Pueblo is an organization of students interested in promoting Latino student success in a career in education field. Maestros provides community teaching experiences. It offers workshops that prepares you for your transition to Western Washington University, and offers scholarship opportunities for those who are eligible. For more information email Daisy.Padilla@skagit.edu.
To promote the Manufacturing Technology Program for Skagit Valley College students and to the employers of the Pacific Northwest; for recognition of vocational learning and educational experience. To apply or create skills of leadership, teamwork, and problem solving among members: apply Manufacturing Innovation and Technology and promote knowledge in a community or work environment.
Outdoor Club The SVC Out door Club mission is to get student outside to enjoy the beautiful outdoor resources that surround us. Also out club is involved in helping to facilitate sustainability projects on out campus. We work directly with the SVC Sustainability Committee. For more information please contact Sean Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Theta Kappa The purposes of Phi Theta Kappa are the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership, and the cultivation of fellowship and service among qualified students of Skagit Valley College. This Honor Society was founded in 1910 and is open to all community college students with an honorable GPA. Over 37 million dollars in transfer scholarships are available each year to members. Chapters may have weekly meetings (contact the appropriate advisor for dates and times) and participate in numerous activities both on and off campus. For more information visit www.ptk.org. To better serve students, there are two PTK chapters serving SVC: Theta Upsilon chapter at the Mount Vernon campus and Alpha Omircon Sigma at the Whidbey Island Campus. On the Mount Vernon Campus, contact John Ogden at (360) 416-7686 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. On the Whidbey Island Campus contact Jeff Stady at (360) 679-5309.
Radio Club works with SVC’s three full power radio stations, KSVR-91.7 FM, KSVU-90.1 FM and KSJU-90.9FM. The stations broadcast a variety of music and talk programs to a large part of the educational district. KSVR presents programs in Spanish and English. The radio stations present artistic and informational messages that further the mission of the College and provide information for the community and serve as a voice for the student body. The stations’ operations are funded by a combination of student fee revenue, grant funding, and local donations. KSVR and KSVU offer volunteer and paid staff positions to students that correspond to their interests and abilities. The radio club is always looking for students who are interested in being on the air, creating short video pieces, collaborating to produce campus and community events, and in radio station management. To join, call Rip Robbins at (360) 416-7711.
Rainbow Alliance The organization exists to 1) promote the welfare of the LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff at Skagit Valley College and of the LGBTQ community at large, 2) provide information and education for the campus community, as well as the larger community, 3) provide support, counseling and referral, particularly for lesbian, bisexual, gay and trans students, and 4) engage in political action, lobbying, and social reform. Students do not have to be LBGT in order to attend. The club welcomes allies! Contact Farhana Loonat at email@example.com or Anji Viola at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whidbey Island’s contact is Raynette Parks at email@example.com.
The Skagit Secular Student Alliance was created to (1) promote and practice the open, rational, and scientific examination of the universe and our place in it, (2) and that ethics and morality can be meaningfully based on rational and humanistic ideals and values; (3) promote skeptical inquiry, (4) provide community for nontheists, atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, naturalists and other freethinkers, (5) organize activities, such as forums for discussion, guest speakers, and debates that educate and inform students, staff and faculty of Skagit Valley College and surrounding community, (6) foster acceptance of freethinkers, and (7) advocate for the separation between church and state. For more information please contact club advisor Hilda Halliday at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skagit Women’s Issues Club is dedicated to the support and empowerment of women at Skagit Valley College, the community and beyond. This includes discussions of Women’s issues and opportunities for education, advocacy and activism. For more information, contact Lisa Forsythe (360) 416-7958.
Street Dance Club The purpose of this club is to promote the art of street dance, to teach the basics of street dance to team members, and to organize street dance performances. For more information, contact Susan Deschenes at 360-416-7730 or email Susan Deschenes at email@example.com.
The Student Nurses Club is an association that helps to project the image of the nurse, in the community at large and within the college, in the participation of health promotion activities. The club also provides opportunities for leadership and education beyond the classroom. Contact Cynthia Scaringe at (360) 416-7790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Skagit Valley College Student Nurses Club, Whidbey Island Campus (SVC SNC WIC) empowers future nurses through educational experiences, community service opportunities, building relationships among peers, and encouraging professionalism among students preparing for their nursing careers. Information available in the nursing office or contact Judy Moore, advisor, 360-678-5271 or email email@example.com.
Veterans Club – “Club Vet” is the club that focuses on the needs of Veteran’s as they re-enter school and the workforce (including connecting them to services and benefits). This club sponsors fun and helpful activities and is open to everyone (Veterans, relatives of a veteran, and non-veterans) who wants to get things accomplished and have a lot of fun. For more information; contact James Jolly James.Jolly@skagit.edu or Al Willis Al.Willis@skagit.edu (360) 416-6629. For students at Whidbey Island Campus contact, Michelle Johnson at (360) 679-5392 Michelle.Johnson@skagit.edu. Marine Technology Center Anacortes Mike Beemer Mike.Beemer@skagit.edu (360) 766-6282.
Our purposes are to 1) promote the Welding Technical Program to Skagit Valley College students, 2) encourage the recognition of vocational learning and educational experience, 3) create skills of leadership, teamwork, and problem solving among members, 4) apply welding skills and promote knowledge in a community or work environment. For more information, call Mary Kuebelbeck at (360) 416-6743 or email Mary Kuebelbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firefighting Club was created to: (1) provide the means of continuing educational opportunities in the public safety field, (2) organize, participate, and/or fund events for providing networking opportunities to further career goals, and (3) help improve the firefighter training program through committees and/or work parties. For more information contact Leah Eberle at email@example.com or by phone at (360) 416-7611.
For more information contact Leah Eberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (360) 416-7611.
For more information contact Leah Eberle at email@example.com or by phone at (360) 416-7611.
Science Club is a club for meant for the enjoyment of students who are fans of any of the many sciences! From physics, to chemistry, biology, etc., and any subject that involves the utilization of those sciences (engineering, computer technology, medical). One can expect to find relief from the sometimes tedious work that students usually have to do in the classroom; and enjoy building relationships with other students with similar interests as them, by doing FUN projects together and attending science-related events and activities. For more information contact Leah Eberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (360) 416-7611.