*Note: Meeting dates for some organizations are listed below in red.
Art Scholars: Students in this organization provide visual examples of artwork for the College and community. They host student and professional art exhibits. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Susan Brown in the Art Department, 251-575-8244.
Alabama Southern Ambassadors: The Ambassadors serve as official hosts and hostesses for college-sponsored events, lead tours of the campus, and serve as student recruiters. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Tori Jones, Student Activities Coordinator, 251-575-8284.
Alabama Southern Student Government Association: The purpose of this organization includes: the promotionof harmonious relations throughout the College, assisting in the planning of student activities, promotion of student,College, and community activities, and improvement of student and faculty relations throughout the College. Thisorganization provides a forum for student expression and participation in the chartering of clubs and other organizations, and increases a sense of individual responsibilities. Elections are held during the fall semester. For more information, please contact Tori Jones, Student Activities Coordinator, 251-575-8284.
Campus Ministries: Provides an opportunity for fellowship, Bible Study, service, and leadership development for students interested in Christian activities. Weekly meetings are held, and membership is open to all students regardless of denomination or religious background. For more information, contact Rhonda Dees on the Monroeville Campus, 251-575-8281, or Martha Thomas on the Thomasville Campus, 334-637-3207, or Debbie Jimerson on the Gilbertown Campus, 251-843-5265.
Monroeville Campus Ministries meetings are held every Tuesday from 12:10 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. in SCI109. Gilbertown Campus Ministries meetings are held every Tuesday from 12:05 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. on the Gilbertown campus.
Cheerleading: This highly visible, co-ed cheerleading squad can be seen at basketball games and many other campus events. Cheerleaders are expected to perform well in the classroom and on the floor. Tryouts are conducted on a scheduled basis and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Brittany Mattox at 251-593-0536.
Circle K: The mission of Circle K is to develop college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service. Circle K members work with the local Kiwanis club in Monroeville to provide service to the college and community. For more information, contact Tori Jones at 251-575-8284. Exposé: Members of Expose belong to the musical group of Alabama Southern Community College. Participants perform at local high schools, civic, and community events. Scholarships are available. Those interested should contact Terry Galbraith in the Music Department, 251-575-8296.
Intercollegiate Athletics: Alabama Southern Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Alabama Junior and Community College Conference. The College competes in intercollegiate athletics in women’s basketball and softball and men’s basketball and baseball. The College competes with other members of the conference and junior colleges from other states. The coaches recruit and award an allotted number of scholarships per sport. Tryouts are also conducted on a scheduled basis. The Alabama State Board of Education requires drug testing for all student athletes. Copies of guidelines related to drug testing are available in the Athletic Director’s Office. Title IX requires a gender equity report as it relates to intercollegiate athletics. Copies of this report are available in the Athletic Directors Office. For more information, contact the specific coach or Daniel Head, Athletic Director, 251-575-8259.
National Association of Student Nurses: NASN’s core purpose is to advance the delivery of professional school health services to promote optimal learning in students. Membership is available to all students who are admitted to the RN program, and members have the opportunity to attend state and national conventions. For more information, you may visit the national website at http://www.nasn.org, or contact Dr. Brenda Rigsby in the Nursing Department, 251-575-8238.
Phi Beta Lambda: Students interested in the fields of business and economics are urged to join this organization. The purposes of this organization are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership and to create more interest and understanding in the intelligent choice of business occupations. Membership in PBL is unified on the local, state, and national levels. For more information, contact Linda Grant, 334-637-3151 or Fran Craven, 251-575-8232 in the Business Technology Department.
Phi Theta Kappa: PTK is an international honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Invitations for membership in Alabama Southern’s Chapter, Phi Upsilon, are extended to returning full-time students who have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Part-time students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average who have completed at least 20 semester hours including ENG 101 and are eligible for MTH 112 are also invited for membership. For more information about PTK membership, transfer scholarships, and service projects, please contact Dr. Melinda Byrd-Murphy, 251-575-8226 or Sheila Skelton, 251-843-4423. Those interested may also visit www.ascc.edu/phithetakappa or the national website at http://www.ptk.org.
PTK meetings are held every Thursday from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. in ADM 119 on the Monroeville Campus.
Rotaract: The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in student development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. For more information, contact Barbara McMillian, 251-575-8240.
SkillsUSA: is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA helps students to excel by providing the training for members to compete in technical contests and earn national recognition. For more information, contact Chips Shepherd, 334-637-3179.
Student Alabama Education Association: The Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA) is comprised of college education majors. It conducts two conferences annually with programs designed to help prepare these future educators for their time in the classroom. For more information, contact LaShannon Hollinger at 251-575-8271.
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry: (TAPPI) - The Alabama Southern Community College chapter of the TAPPI organization is one of only two chapters in the state. However, the national TAPPI organization is made up of thousands of individuals working in all facets of the pulp, paper, and converting industries. TAPPI membership provides these members a world of flexible benefits and opportunities to create solutions through information sharing, knowledge development, and interaction with other members. Specific benefits for members include numerous periodicals, technical journals, and newsletters, access to www.tappi.org, opportunities to participate in a wide range of member groups, and special savings on all of TAPPI’s products and services. For more information, contact Chips Shepherd, 334-637-3179.
Honors & Awards
The Most Outstanding Scholar Award/James B. Allen Award- The faculty annually submits to the Honors and Awards Committee names of students who have distinguished themselves with at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and who are outstanding in character and scholarship as candidates for selection of this award. This award is presented annually to an Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Degree at the spring commencement exercises.
The Most Outstanding Scholar Award - The faculty annually submits to the Honors and Awards Committee names of students who have distinguished themselves with at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and who are outstanding in character and scholarship as candidates for selection of this award. This award is presented annually to an Associate in Applied Science recipient at the spring commencement exercises.
The Most Outstanding Leader Awards - These awards are presented annually to one student who has earned the majority of his/her credits on the Thomasville campus, one who has earned the majority of his/her credits on the Monroeville campus and one who has earned the majority of his/her credits on the Gilbertown campus. Criteria for selection include, but are not restricted to, at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average, leadership, character, sportsmanship, and citizenship. These awards are presented to the graduates at the spring commencement exercises.
Who's Who Among Community Colleges - The faculty annually submits to the Honors and Awards Committee names of students who have distinguished themselves with at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and who are outstanding in character, leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship as candidates for selection of this award. This award is presented at the end of the fall term.
President's List - The President's List recognizes students who were enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours (excluding Institutional Credit Hours) during a term and earned a grade point average of 4.00.
Dean's List - The Dean's List recognizes students who were enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours (excluding Institutional Credit Hours) and earned a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99.
Academic Merit List - The list recognizes students who were enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours (excluding Institutional Credit Hours) and earned a grade point average of 3.20 to 3.49.