Clubs and Organizations
If you would like to start a new club or join an already existing one, stop by the Office of Student Activities in room L-154c or contact T.J. Barber, Director of Student Activities at 860-512-3283. You can also download a Student Activities Interest Form and bring it to our office in Lowe 154c.
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Administrative Professionals Club
The purpose of this club is to promote awareness of administrative professionals and serve as a forum for ideas and discussions.
Club e-mail: Admin_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Carla Adams, 860-512-2652, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpha Mu Gamma
The purpose of this organization is to recognize achievement in the field of foreign languages. Its goal is to stimulate a desire for linguistic attainment, to encourage an interest in the study of foreign languages and to foster the understanding of other people.
Club e-mail: AMG_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Barbara Place, 860-512-2698, email@example.com, Linda Burk, 860-512-2684, firstname.lastname@example.org and Diana Hossein, 860-512-2678 , email@example.com
The MCC Arts Club will seek to form a group of people from various artistic disciplines including those of visual, music, theater, literature, performance, ceramics, etc. that can share their work and promote the arts throughout the community. This will be achieved by holding weekly club meetings, monthly events and various other activities.
Club e-mail: Arts_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Patricia Carrigan, 860-512-2695, PCarrigan@mcc.commnet.edu and Susan Classen-Sullivan, 860-512-2693, SClassen-Sullivan@mcc.commnet.edu
Ballroom Dance Club
The purpose of this club shall be to learn the art of ballroom dance for fun and/or competition.
Club e-mail: Ballroom@mcc.commnet.edu
Black Student Union
The purpose of this organization is to promote unity and harmony among students of color with all other students, staff, faculty, administration and the greater community. The purpose is to enhance cultural diversity among students and to organize social and educational activities.
Club e-mail: BSU_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Robert Turner, 860-512-3328, RTurner@mcc.commnet.edu
Computer Repair & Share
The purpose of this organization is to repair and configure donated computers for distribution to MCC students in need of services and to assist students who need help with fixing their computers. All computer services are free of charge. Donations to the club’s fund for services are encouraged but not required.
Club e-mail: Comp_Repair@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Russell Sabadosa, 860-512-2629, firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Justice Club
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to provide an opportunity for students interested in Criminal Justice to learn more about the criminal justice system outside of a classroom.
Club e-mail: CJ_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Kelly Kraynak, 860-512-2726, email@example.com,
Dance Team (inactive)
The purpose of this organization is to promote school spirit and to serve as an avenue for students to express themselves through dance. In the past, the club has participated in community service by performing at nursing homes, teaching dance to Girl Scouts in Hartford, and sponsoring a holiday festival for community children during the holiday season. The Dance Team has also sponsored talent shows in which MCC students have had the opportunity to showcase their talents.
Club e-mail: Dance_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Wanda Haynes, 860-512-2691, firstname.lastname@example.org, Katherine Jones, 860-512-3213, email@example.com and Maura O’Connor, 860-512-2692, MOConnor@mcc.commnet.edu
DARC (Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselors)
The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness of substance abuse issues.
Club e-mail: DARC_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Barbara Fox, 860-512-2769, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drama Club (inactive)
The purpose of this organization is to promote appreciate of drama and the theater as an art form, to unite in a common bond all students with an interest in theater, and to publicly recognize and highlight drama created by students, faculty, staff and community members. The club coordinates activities such as field trips, guest speakers and charitable events and produces plays each semester. The club also engages students of any major in an outlet for creative expression, learning and practicing theatrical arts and community service.
Club e-mail: Drama_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Kaarina Finegan, 860-512-, email@example.com
Education Club (inactive)
The purpose of the Education Club is to provide a support group for students looking to pursue teaching degrees at 4-year institutions after attending MCC.
Club e-mail: Edu_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Paul Edelen, 860-512-2736, firstname.lastname@example.org and Sue Van Ness, 860-512-2683, email@example.com
The purpose of this organization is to promote issues concerning the environment and sustainability.
Club e-mail: Green_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Jeremiah Sawma, 860-512-2730, firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity/Habitat Club
The purpose of this organization is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Club e-mail: Habitat@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Kevin Skee, 860-512-3468, email@example.com
ICE Radio Club
The purpose of this organization is to service, inform, educate and entertain the students, faculty and staff of MCC. The college has its very own radio station right here on campus! Listen to your favorite tunes, catch up on current events, and listen to the radio shows of MCC students, faculty and staff. If you would like more information on how to be involved in the radio station, contact the club advisor, Albert Kim. Listen live at www.mcc.commnet.edu/ice.
Club e-mail: ICE@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Albert Kim, 860-512-2797, firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Cercle Francais (French Club)
The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in the study of the French language and culture.
Club e-mail: French_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Barbara Place, 860-512-2698, email@example.com
Live Wire Student Newspaper
The Live Wire is the college newspaper, managed and published by the students. There are seven to eight issues produced per year and membership is open to all students.
Club e-mail: Live_Wire@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Stephania Davis, 860-512-2694, firstname.lastname@example.org, Live Wire office, 860-512-3290
Manchester Political Union
The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness of important political issues. Activities include voter registration and mock debates.
Club e-mail: MPU_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Angelo Messore, 860-512-2755, email@example.com
Manga, Anime and Gaming Club (MAG) (inactive)
MAG is an acronym for Manga (Japanese comics) Anime (Japanese animation) and Gaming (video games). The purpose of this club is to provide a fun comfortable environment for gamers and nerds as well as anime and manga fanatics. We strive to create a community based around a mutual passion for these activities. Our goal is to raise money to attend conventions, host gaming tournaments and similar affairs.
Club e-mail: MAG_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Chuck Russell, 860-512-2629, firstname.lastname@example.org and Ed Hogan, 860-512-2672, email@example.com
Muslim Student Association
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote friendly relations between Muslim and non-Muslim students, to further present Islam to the people of other faiths and cultures and to encourage brotherly bonds among college students and its community.
Club e-mail: MSU_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Diana Hossain, 860-512-2678, DHossain@mcc.commnet.edu
National Society of Black Engineers (inactive)
The purpose of this organization is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers that excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
Club e-mail: NSBE_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Mehrdad Faezi, 860-512-2729, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Newman Club (Catholic Club, non-funded)
The purpose of this organization is to act as a vehicle for social welfare activities for the community and to encourage the spiritual, intellectual and personal growth of its members, in accord with the tenets of the Roman Catholic Faith. Our intention is to provide corporal and spiritual works of mercy to the community.
Club e-mail: Newman_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: James Gentile, 860-512-2667, JGentile@mcc.commnet.edu
Occupational Therapy Assistant Club (inactive)
The purpose of this organization is to promote, organize, manage, direct, assist, recognize and enhance the student body’s knowledge of the Occupational Therapy profession, share plans and ideas, serve as a forum for discussion of relevant and current issues, and to serve as a centralized source of information and materials which may be used by all members.
Club e-mail: OTA_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Margaret Moriarty, 860-512-2719, email@example.com
The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in the field of outdoor pursuits. Activities include camping hiking, orienteering, fishing, etc.
Club e-mail: Outdoor_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Rachel Mintell 860-512-2728, firstname.lastname@example.org and Jessica Zolciak, 860-512-2272, JZolciak@mcc.commnet.edu
The purpose of this organization is to provide a network for interaction between students in the paralegal program and paralegal professionals employed in their field of interest.
Club e-mail: Paralegal@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Nance Kriscenski, 860-512-2642 email@example.com
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is an internationally acclaimed honor society recognizing the academic achievement of associate degree students. The purpose of the Alpha Upsilon Alpha chapter is to promote scholarships, develop leadership and service, and cultivate fellowship among qualified students at Manchester Community College. To be eligible for an invitation to join, a student must be currently enrolled, have accumulated 12 semester hours earned at MCC, have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.75 and adhere to the College code of conduct.
Club e-mail: PTK_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisors: Patrick Sullivan, 860-512-2669, firstname.lastname@example.org, Elaine Wiatr, 860-512-3675, email@example.com and Lucy Hurston, 860-512-2791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry Club (non-funded)
The purpose of this organization is to promote the awareness of poetry and spoken word as art forms. Activities include poetry readings and open mic nights.
Club e-mail: Poetry_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Jeanine DeRusha, 860-512-2670, email@example.com
PRIDE - People Respecting Intimacy and Diversity Everywhere
The purpose of this organization is to support and promote gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and straight students on campus; organize social activities; and educate members and others on campus about GLBTQI issues. All personal issues discussed during meetings, including members’ names and sexual orientation, shall be strictly confidential. No member shall discuss personal information regarding any member, advisor or associate, with non-members or in the presence of non-members.
Club e-mail: PRIDE@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Jason Scappaticci, 860-512-3224 firstname.lastname@example.org and Francine Rosselli-Navarra, FRosselli-Navarra@mcc.commnet.edu, 860-512-2711
Science & Engineering Club
The purpose of this organization is to promote a group of people interested in pursuing real-life applications of science and engineering. Activities include contests and competitions, engineering projects and field trips.
Club e-mail: SciEng_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Negussie Tirfessa, 860-512-2731, NTirfessa@mcc.commnet.edu and Steven Moore, 860-512-2653, SMoore@mcc.commnet.edu
Scrabble Club (non-funded)
The purpose of this organization is to promote and play the game of Scrabble.
Club e-mail: Scrabble_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: David Caldwell, 860-512-2689, email@example.com and Chris Hamelin, 860-512-2725, CHamelin@mcc.commnet.edu
The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in the study of the Spanish language and Latin culture.
Club e-mail: Spanish_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Linda Burk, 860-512-2684 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)
The MCC-SSDP is part of an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. MCC-SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.
Club e-mail: SSDP_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Angelo Messore, 860-512-2755, email@example.com
Upper Room Christian Fellowship Club
The purpose of this organization is to admit persons to the society as members who embrace the Christian faith and subscribe to its doctrine and accept as truth its religious tenets and teachings.
Club e-mail: Bible_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Albert Kim, 860-512-2797, firstname.lastname@example.org
VETS - Veterans Empowering Themselves to Succeed
The purpose of this organization is to assist veterans and their dependents to network and to serve as a liaison for the veterans community outside the college.
Club e-mail: VETS_Club@mcc.commnet.edu
Advisor: Eran Peterson, 860-512-3334, EPeterson@mcc.commnet.edu and Ta'Shema Odoms, 860-512-3307, TOdoms@mcc.commnet.edu
For additional information, contact: T.J. Barber