Pierce College isn’t just about classes and homework.
There are many ways to become active in school. One of the easiest ways is to join a club.
Clubs provide new friendships, scholarship eligibility and give students the power to help create events for their fellow students to participate in.
Here are some clubs at Pierce Puyallup, all created by fellow students, with students in mind:
President: Holly Sutherlin
The Choir Club was established in 2007. Its goal is to make beautiful music, and allow any student to participate in what brings their members joy; singing. A few activities they hope to take part in this year is a caroling competition, and going to Seattle to watch a professional choir. Any student is welcome to come and listen, or join in. They also encourage members from the community to come and participate. For more information, contact Holly Sutherlin or Dr. Kenneth Owen.
President: Sarah Waterman
Japan Club was created this year with the intent of educating students about the vast and unique culture of Japan. Members are hoping to arrange special cultural activities to all their members and other student to participate in. One upcoming event will be a trip to the Japanese Garden and Uwajimaya in Seattle. The club’s creators, Sarah Waterman and Garnet Trimble, hope to share their passion with the student body. They currently have about 20 students but hope to have more individuals participate. They extend an invitation to students to come to their meetings, which have different themes each week, at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays in C276.
President: Leslie Velasco
The LGBTQ is a club organized to generate support and awareness of gay and lesbian rights. It was created in winter quarter last year with only a few members. This year they have roughly 15 members and hope to encourage more to come and attend their meetings on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. They have not had events in the past but hope to begin organizing some for future quarters. Anyone who would like to support or join the club is welcome to attend their meetings or contact Leslie Velasco.
President: Angie Lowe
Parents in Nursing is a branch of the Rainier Nursing Club, and was created this year. It is created with much of the same common goals as RNC, but they also are there to give support to other parents and grandparents in their class. Students in this year’s nursing program will be the largest graduating class so far, and by creating two clubs, they hope to help more people get involved. To find out more information, contact Angie Lowe.
Phi Theta Kappa
(Alpha Psi Delta Chapter)
President: Marie Lahar
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society founded in 1910 for community colleges. At Pierce, there is a chapter called Alpha Psi Delta, which focuses on service, leadership, scholarship and friendship opportunities. They regularly do service projects and focus on helping our local community. Being a Phi Theta Kappa member allows students access to a wide variety of scholarships and attaches their names to the largest community college honor society in the world. To be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. To learn more please contact Dr. Kate Keith or Marie Lahar.
President: Michelle Milholland-Fears
The Rainier Nursing Club has been around for quite a while. Each year, members focus on different activities and ideas based on what each graduating class wants. This year their main goal is to further their education in nursing, for themselves and other students. They plan on doing this by hosting public discussions on nursing events and issues. Last year they organized a Haiti relief fundraiser. One upcoming event is a blood drive with Cascade Regional on Dec. 1. Any student interested in healthcare is allowed to come to the meetings. Contact Michelle Miholland-Fears or stop by the nursing office in the Arts and Allied Health building for more information.
President: Joseph McKenna
The Republican club was created last year in hopes of creating more knowledge on the Republican party. They want to help advertise Republican candidates and have twice monthly meetings to talk about current political issues. Currently, they have about 50 participating members and hope to encourage many more students to join. Some plans for this year are to have guest speakers come during regular meeting times, debates and a movie night. Any one from any political party and is a student, is welcomed to come to their events and meetings. Contact Joseph Mckenna for more information.
n Other clubs include PreHealth Club, The Community, Pantheon of Geeks and Raving Fitness. All clubs work closely with the Student Program office.
If you would like to know more about any club and their events or how to start one, talk to Carson Davis, vice president of government concerns, in C210.
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