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Clubs and organizations add extra spice to TJC life

No matter what religion students are, what hobbies they enjoy, and what ethnicity they are, Tyler Junior College makes it possible for all students to be involved in a club or organization.

There are 4 different categories that clubs and organizations are divided into, which include religious, social, governmental, and honorary.

If there is not an existing club or organization on campus that captures a student’s interest, then he or she can create one with the help of a sponsor, who would have to be a TJC staff or faculty. Applications can be picked up at the Center for Student Life and Involvement (CSLI) in the second floor of the Rogers Student Center.Agriculture Club: The Agriculture Club is open to any TJC student interested in Agriculture, regardless of their major. There are no requirements or fees to join. Ccontact Jeannie Lafferty at 903-510-2238 or by e-mail at jlaf@tjc.edu.

Apache Band: The Apache Band is a TJC program that is open to all students who qualify by audition. They perform at parades, football games, and in many other locations and events. For audition requirements and deadlines, visit www.tjc.edu/band. Contact Thomas Mensch, Director of Apache Band, at 903-510-2242 or by e-mail at tmen@tjc.edu.

Apache Belles: Apache Belles are a team of females that are worldwide famous for their dances and drill team performances. Next auditions are during the summer on June 13 and 14. Contact Ruth Flynn at 903-510-2244 or by e-mail at rfly@tjc.edu or visit www.apachebelles.com for requirements, history and more.

Apache Chiefs: Apache Chiefs is an organization in which members are leaders who represent TJC at various institutional and community events. Contact First Year Experience’s coordinator, Ashleigh Lewis, at 902-510-3751 or by e-mail at fye@tjc.edu.

Apache Guard: the Apache Guard members are present in every football game and student life events. No fees are required to join and students can turn Apache Guard application any time. Contact Vincent Nguyen at 903-510-2259 or by e-mail at vngu@tjc.edu.

Apache Respiratory Care Club: The APCC is open to any current TJC student who is interested in respiratory care as a profession. Contact Phillis Brunner, at 903-510-2472 or by e-mail at pbru@tjc.edu.

Apaches Activity Council: AAC members are involved with organizing concerts and many big TJC events. It is open to any student that is interested. “Basically our mission is to bring fun to the school and to get students involved in the school,” Jeff Smith, president of AAC, said. Meetings are every Monday at 4 p.m. in the Student Affairs office at the second floor of the Rogers Student Center. Contact Vincent Nguyen, at 903-510-2259 or by e-mail at vngu@tjc.edu.

Art Club: Students with a desire to express themselves, learn, and that are fascinated with visual arts may want to join TJC’s Art Club. Students do not have to be Art majors to join and it is free of charge. The Art Club meets every Wednesday at noon in the Jenkins Hall Art Department Lobby. Contact Derrick White at (903) 510-2233 or by e-mail at dwhi@tjc.edu.

Association for Computer Machinery: Students with an interest in computers would possibly like to join the ACM club. ACM encourages students to use computers for school, work and for simply enjoyment. Contact Gigi Delk, at 903-510-2200 or by e-mail at gdel@tjc.edu.

Association of Baptist Students: the ABS is a Baptist based organization where people can go, socialize and spiritually grow. They invite everyone to come and be a part of their organization without any requirements. The ABS serves free lunch on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. and have bible study every Monday at 7 p.m. Contact ABS’ director, Steve Gray, at 903-593-8563.

Baptist Student Ministries: The BSM represents the Baptist faith on the TJC campus. They provide free lunch every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and have free Pancakes and Bacon nights every Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. They are involved in community service and mission trips. “My hope is that students would know that we are here for them,” Mark Jones, Director of the BSM, said. Contact Mark Jones at 903-592-0382 or e-mail the BSM at tylerbsm@yahoo.com.

Bicycle Club: TJC students, faculty, and staff are invited to join TJC’s Bicycle Club. The club promotes physical fitness through bicycle related activities and has succeeded in setting bike racks on campus. Students can join any time. Meetings will be announced. Contact Dr. Kahne Parsons at 903-510-2454 or by e-mail at kpar@tjc.edu.

Cheerleaders: TJC Cheerleaders are full-time student athletes who promote school spirit. They are very active with community service. In order to become a cheerleader, students must audition. Next auditions are on May 2nd and 3rd. Contact Charles Chester at 903-510-3183 or by e-mail at cche@tjc.edu or visit http://www2.tjc.edu/cheerleading.

Chess Club:The Chess Club is a new club on campus that is open to all TJC students, faculty and staff who are interested in playing chess. There is no fee to become a member and chess sets are provided by the Chess Club. Meeting dates and times will be announced. Contact Sherry Towns, at 903-510-2366 or by e-mail at stow@tjc.edu

Club Tennis: Club Tennis is a new organization that is open to any TJC student that is interested in Tennis. Meetings are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the JoAnn Meadlock Murphy Tennis Center. Contact Coach Kimm Ketelsen at 903-510-2473 or by e-mail at kket@tjc.edu.

Criminal Justice Student’s Association: Students who are majoring in Criminal Justice or in any related field are invited to join the CJSA club. “We touch base with every part of the criminal justice division ranging from corrections, prisons, court systems, and law enforcement,” Jeff Smith, a Criminal Justice major, said. CJSA meetings are every other Wednesday at 1 p.m. and are held in the Pirtle Technology Building in room T-200. Contact Jason Waller at 903-510-2785 or by e-mail at jwal@tjc.edu.

Cricket Club: the Cricket Club invites students who are interested in the Cricket sport. There are no requirements for students to join the Cricket Club. Contact Ishmael Benjamin, at 903-510-2613 or by e-mail at iben@tjc.edu.

Deaf Connection: The Deaf Connection club is for any TJC student who is interested in sign language. Members do not have to be hearing-imparted to join. Club meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. at the Potter Hall building on room P-106. Contact Elizabeth Crook, at 903-510-2275 or by e-mail at ecro@tjc.edu.

Delta Psi Omega: Delta Psi Omega is the National honor fraternity for theater for junior colleges. Students who are interested in joining must accumulate 250 points, which they gain by helping out in play productions and pay a $15 fee. Members from Las Mascaras who want to become members have their points carried over to the 250-point gathering. Contact David Crawford at 903-510-2678 or by e-mail at dcra@tjc.edu.

Geology Club: Anyone who enjoys geology or is interested in different types of rocks and fossils can be part of the Geology Club. Contact Marsha Layton at 903-510-2227 or by e-mail at mlay@tjc.edu.

Harmony and Understanding: is one of the three choir assembles. Twelve students are selected to join Harmony and Understanding by audition. Contact Nathan Russell, Director of Choral Activities, at 903-510-3265 or by e-mail at nrus@tjc.edu.

Hispanic Student Organization: HSO is open to all students, regardless of ethnicity. HSO is an organization that promotes and expands higher education to Hispanic students. HSO meetings are held at the Board Room of the White Administration building every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Contact HSO sponsors Nidia Hassan at 903-510-2883 or by e-mail at nhas@tjc.edu.

International Education Club: TJC’S International Education C
lub provides global education projects and opportunities for TJC students. Contact Dr. Manoucher Khosrowshahi (a.k.a. Dr. K) at 903-510-2279 or by e-mail at mkho@tjc.edu.

Kappa Kappa Psi: Kappa Kappa Psi is a national band fraternity in which males that are in the TJC band program can apply for. Their main purpose is to assist the band director on what he needs done for the success of the band and their performance. Contact Brian Turman, at 903-510-2420 or by e-mail at btur@tjc.edu.

Las Mascaras: (Drama Club)- Las Mascaras is for any TJC student who is interested in dramatic arts. Meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. in the Green Room of the Wise Cultural Arts building. Contact David Crawford at 903-510-2678 or by e-mail at dcra@tjc.edu.

Math Club: The Math Club is a new club on campus that encourages all TJC students that enjoy math to join. Meeting dates and times are to be announced. Contact Math Club’s sponsor, Steve Green, by e-mail at sgre@tjc.edu.

Phi Rho Pi: Phi Rho Pi invites students with an interested in debating, interpreting, and competitive speech to join the club. They are also trained to judge high school tournaments. Contact M’Liss Hindman, at 903-510-2206 or by e-mail at mhin@tjc.edu.

Phi Theta Kappa: PTK is an honorary organization. Membership is by invitation only, which students receive if they get a 3.5 GPA or above. Students who want to be involved in PTK but do not have a 3.5 GPA would be considered provisional members. Contact Gigi Delk, at 903-510-2355 or by e-mail at gdel@tjc.edu.

Press Club: The Press Club is for everyone at TJC that wants to discuss what is happening on the TJC campus and in the community, as well as what needs to be covered in the Apache Pow Wow. Meetings are held every first and third Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Potter building in room P-204. Contact Laura Krantz, at 903-510-2335 or by e-mail at lkra@tjc.edu.

Residential Hall Association: RHA is said to be the voice of the residents. Any student that lives in the TJC dorms is automatically a member. Active members put together events to make living on campus for the residents fun, address issues in the residence halls and are involved with community service. Meetings are held every other Monday at 6 p.m. in the Ornelas Gold Room. Contact Angela Nuñez at 903-510-2345 or by e-mail at anun@tjc.edu.

Student Senate: Student Senate is the student body government of TJC. Their purpose is to promote better relationships among student, resolve certain issues throughout campus and to provide educational and well-mannered entertainment for students. Anyone can attend Student Senate meetings, which are held every other Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the White Administrative Services Center building. Contact Vincent Nguyen, at 903-510-2259 or by e-mail at vngu@tjc.edu.

Tae Kwon Do Club: The Tae Kwon Do Club is a new club on campus. It is open to any current TJC student, faculty and staff who is interested in martial arts. Members can be beginners or experts. Contact Max Nash at mnas@tjc.edu.

Tau Beta Sigma:Tau Beta Sigma is a national band fraternity in which females that are in the TJC band program can apply for. Their main purpose is to assist the Band director on what he needs done for the success of the band. They are also involved with community service throughout the school semesters. Contact Thomas McGowan, at 903-510-2375 or by e-mail at tmcg@tjc.edu.

Track Club: The Track Club is a new club that welcomes any student who is interested. “It’s seasonal. So like the track season is on the spring,” Ishmael Benjamin, Track Club’s sponsor, said. As a result, interested students who want to be members ought to join in the spring semester. Contact Ishmael Benjamin at 903-510-2613 or by e-mail at iben@tjc.edu.

Voices of Worship: The Voices of Worship organization sing gospel music at local Christian churches and are involved in community service projects. Practice meetings are held at the Wesley Foundation on Mondays at 7:45 p.m. They also meet on Wednesdays for bible study and practice at 6:15 p.m. at the Wesley Foundation. All walk-ins are welcomed. Contact Felisa Young at 903-539-4869.

Wesley Foundation: the Wesley Foundation represents the Methodist faith at TJC. They provide free lunch every Tuesday from 11a.m. to 1p.m. and they are open to everyone. They have free coffee house every Thursday from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m., bible study on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and have worship on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Gayle Robinson at 903-592-3866.

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