Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What do dragons and government have in common?

Luncheons, game shows, debates and concerts are just a sampling of the events found on the Student Life and Diversity calendar. Who helps to put on some of these events? Student Services.

Jamey Campbell, the Coordinator of Student Activities stated, “Student organizations are an important part of the Vol State culture. These clubs allow students to participate in developing student government skills. ”

Elizabeth Duke, President of the Association of Campus Events (ACE) states that they are “dedicated and motivated to provide quality entertainment and activities for all members of the Vol State community.”

ACE is responsible for organizing events on the Volunteer State Community College campus. Their goal is to develop the ideal college spirit, experience, and a positive environment.

Amadeus Nunaley, Secretary of the Dungeons and Dragons Club shares that they have, “the largest, most active club on campus. We bolster our members to become active in student government. I have seen freshmen join the club that started out uncomfortable on campus, feeling like they didn’t fit in, transform, and begin taking part in other school activities. Many have told me that they think their grades have improved because of how much more comfortable they feel on campus after getting involved.”

Some of the social benefits allow new students to engage in entertaining and challenging ways to meet people and participate in helping others.

Miles Monhollen, Student President of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) said that the value of student clubs “gives an opportunity for participants to develop leadership abilities that will be valuable life-skills they can use long after college.”

Miles, who has been involved with charity work for both the Ronald McDonald House Foundation and the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, wants to encourage others in the community to be a part these outreaches.

Chanel Alford, President of the African-American Student Union (AASU) said “A lot of people think that only African-Americans should participate in the AASU. Nothing could be further from the truth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to get involved. We want to stimulate cultural diversity and inspire leadership in our community.”

Chanel and Daniel Russell are actively seeking participation from other students to help fill open positions in the club.

The next big event for AASU is the Soul Food Luncheon at the Rochelle Center of the Thigpen Library on February 16 at 12:15 p.m. It's free and all students, faculty and staff are invited.

If you would like to get involved any of the student clubs please feel free to contact Jamey Campbell, Coordinator of Student Activities at (615) 230-3799 or email him at for more information.

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Mary said...

Great article- and don't forget Suit Up day - an unofficial movement by several students and club members to get students to "dress snazzy" on Wednesday 1/26/11.

Loretta said...

Suit Up everyone!