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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. Visit our online calendar to see our upcoming events!

Calendar of Events Student Wellness

Bobcat Bites

Occasionally we host food trucks on campus! Make sure to check your emails and keep an eye on our social media platforms for alerts about Bobcat Bites. 

Bobcat Chat

Welcome everyone to Bobcat Chat. A podcast designed to immerse you in the culture and happenings here at Haywood Community College. Each episode, one of our hosts will meet up with someone GREAT and interview them to see what they’re all about. We hope your ears are ready, because we’ve got a lot to chat about!

Clubs

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.  

Advisor

Chris Wyatt
  • Chris Wyatt
  • Program Manager/Instructor, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Technology

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

Advisor

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.

Advisors

Emily Reason
  • Emily Reason
  • Instructor, Professional Crafts - Clay
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. 

Advisors

Mark Hicks
  • Mark Hicks
  • Instructor, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Darrell Honeycutt
  • Darrell Honeycutt
  • Program Manager/Automotive Instructor

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

Advisor

Dr. George Hahn III
  • Dr. George Hahn III
  • Natural Resources Technology Instructor, 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. 

Advisors

Andrew Isenhower
  • Andrew Isenhower
  • Natural Resources Technology Instructor, Natural Resources
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. 

Advisor

Alex Storm
  • Alex Storm
  • Natural Resources Instructor & Timbersports Manager

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

Advisor

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. 

Advisor

John Weatherford
  • John Weatherford
  • Instructor, Accounting and Business Administration

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

Advisor

HCC nursing students make up the SNA, a club dedicated to organizing fundraisers to benefit our local community, as well as fellow members through scholarships. The club also promotes and represents the honorable profession of nursing via campus activities and community projects. 

Advisor

The purpose of the SGA is to (1) make requests and recommendations to the administration that reflect the needs of the student body, (2) plan events and projects that reflect the ideas and opinions of the student body, (3) propose the budget detailing the expenditures of the student activity fees and submit it to the administration for approval, and (4) pass initial approval of all newly formed student organizations. 

Advisor

Hannah Moore
  • Hannah Moore
  • Coordinator of Student Life

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. 

Outcomes 

  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.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

hcc-studentlife@haywood.edu