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Student Life


At Haywood Community College, we believe student involvement outside of the classroom contributes to a well-rounded college experience. Find your place by joining a club or attending one of the many campus events offered each semester. Find more information about upcoming events, activities, and clubs below.

Calendar of Events Student Wellness

Upcoming Events & Activities


26-29 Week of Welcome


4 SGA Meeting

10 World Suicide Prevention Day

11 Wellness Wednesday

12 Trivia

17 Constitution Day


2 SGA Meeting

10 Kickball Tournament

16 Wellness Wednesday

23 Blood Drive

31 Halloween Costume Contest


6 SGA Meeting

13 Trivia

20 Wellness Wednesday


4 Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

11 Wellness Wednesday

12 Finals Week Charge-Up

Bobcat Bites

We host a variety of delicious food trucks on campus throughout each semester! Make sure to check your emails and keep an eye on our social media platforms for alerts about Bobcat Bites. When a food truck is on campus, it will be here from 11:00am to 1:00pm unless otherwise stated.

Bobcat Bites Schedule

Fall 2024 Semester  |  11:00am to 1:00pm

August 20             The Spotted Banana
September 17       Hit The Pit BBQ
October 22            The Spotted Banana
November 19        Delish
December 3          Woof Street Bistro

bobcat bites logo with food truck




The Criminal Justice Club supports the national district and state associations for the enhancement of criminal justice professions and the reduction of crime.  Lambda Alpha Epsilon promotes professionalism in the criminal justice field, competing builds confidence in the students, and is a networking opportunity for their future.  


Chris Wyatt
  • Chris Wyatt
  • Program Manager - Criminal JusticeTechnology

The purpose of the FCA is to foster the growth and knowledge of cosmetology. 


Cathy Gilchrist
  • Cathy Gilchrist
  • Program Manager, Cosmetic Arts

Haywood Studios is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on, real-life marketing experiences for Professional Crafts students. Through organized craft fairs and gallery exhibitions, students learn about the jury process, promotion, set-up, display, and selling of craft objects.


Amy Putansu
  • Amy Putansu
  • Instructor - Fiber
Brian Wurst
  • Brian Wurst
  • Instructor - Professional Crafts - Wood

The purpose of the HCC Automotive Club is to advance the general interest of automotive interests in the community. 


Mark Hicks
  • Mark Hicks
  • Instructor - Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Darrell Honeycutt
  • Darrell Honeycutt
  • Program Manager - Automotive
Heather Patterson
  • Heather Patterson
  • Instructor - Automotive Systems Technology

The purpose of the HCC Chapter of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry. 


Alexander Byers
  • Alexander Byers
  • Faculty - Natural Resources Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources

The student chapter of The Wildlife Society at Haywood Community College is composed of student and professional members of the Society at the college level. Student members are primarily Fish and Wildlife Management Technology students, but students from other educational programs interested in natural resources conservation and related activities have been known to join and participate. The student chapter provides students opportunities to get involved in the wildlife profession “beyond the classroom” by encouraging student professionalism and active involvement to better our wildlife resources for current and future generations. 


Andrew Isenhower
  • Andrew Isenhower
  • Instructor - Fish & Wildlife
Shannon Rabby
  • Shannon Rabby
  • Lead Instructor - Fish & Wildlife Management Technology

The purpose of the HCC Lumberjacks Team is to provide students with opportunities in forestry, and to host and participate in Timbersports competitions locally and regionally. 


Dr. George Hahn III
  • Dr. George Hahn III
  • Instructor - Forestry Management Technology

The HCC Veterans Club is an organization focused on assisting veterans on Haywood Community College's campus. 


Tracy Rapp
  • Tracy Rapp
  • Senior Director of Student Enrollment & Financial Aid

PTK is a national honorary society that celebrates academic excellence in community college students. 


Eliza Dean
  • Eliza Dean
  • Program Manager & Instructor - Early Childhood Education
Veronica Dooly
  • Veronica Dooly
  • Instructor - Information Technology

The SAMA Club promotes the profession of Medical Assisting through campus activities and community events. 


Larry Davis
  • Larry Davis
  • Program Manager / Medical Assisting

Students interested in environmental issues and getting involved are welcome to join this club! Watch for events held on campus and partnered with other student events to help promote the great efforts of the club students.


Susan Roberts
  • Susan Roberts
  • Instructor - Biology

The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a bridge between the student body and HCC’s administration. The SGA captures the needs, wants, and ideas of the students of HCC and formulates a strategy to implement them into practice. SGA officers, alongside the Student Life and Wellness team, plan student-centric events to enhance the overall experience of HCC.

Email Elan Seago with any questions you may have about SGA.


Elan Seago
  • Elan Seago
  • Student Life & Wellness Specialist

Mission Statement 

The Student Activities Program of Haywood Community College, planned and implemented collaboratively by students and professional staff in alignment with the overall mission of the college, promotes student leadership and development while providing a comprehensive array of activities to enhance student educational experiences. 

  • Offer opportunities for recreational fulfillment. 
  • Empower a Student Government Association that facilitates participation in campus governance. 
  • Use student activity fees in a fiscally responsible manner. 
  • Encourage student participation in community service to enhance classroom experience. 
  • Give exposure to other cultures and promote awareness of diversity through activities. 


  1. Increased participation in student activities. 
  2. Expansion of activities to include intramural sports. 
  3. Enhancement of student leadership, responsibility, and team skills. 
  4. Increased participation in service learning activities. 
  5. Enhanced integration of all students into campus student life (day care students, Haywood Early College, Adult Education, dual and concurrently enrolled students, continuing education students, etc.) 

Legislative Documents 

Start a Club

In order to start a new student organization, students must (1) complete an Application for Recognition, (2) submit the application to the SGA President prior to the SGA meeting, and (3) present the organization to the SGA. Be sure to submit two copies of the organization's constitution and bylaws with the application. 

Student Organizations may find the following documents helpful. 

Haywood Community College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

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