An opportunity to learn more about a field of interest and study, academic clubs are usually partnerships with the academic area and include an advisor who is a faculty member.
American Sign Language Club
The ASL Club seeks to educate the hearing community of HCC about the Deaf and Deaf Culture, provide greater awareness about Deaf issues on campus, promote American Sign Language as the language of the Deaf, and provide a place for the two communities to interact and socialize.
We host a number of events during the academic year such as Signing Pizza gatherings, Paint & Sign, Coffee Meetups, and Deaf Awareness Month activities.
2016 Phoenix Award
2016 Heart & Soul (Jennifer Weatherbee-Pike)
2016 Teamwork (Jennifer Weatherbee-Pike & Jesse Lewis)
2016 Leadership (Jennifer Weatherbee-Pike)
2016 Charisma (Jesse Lewis, Ilianna Lopez)
2016 Starfish (Olivia Brinham, Christine Knight)
Criminal Justice Association
The mission of the Criminal Justice Association (CJA) is to create an opportunity for students to learn about the criminal justice system, its professions, and those impacted by it. The CJA aims to provide awareness of current issues in criminal justice, and to help prepare students by connecting with local agencies to stimulate interest and participation in community events as well as career opportunities.
The CJA meets every Wednesday during Activity Period, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in FR 143.
2016 Club Advisor (Alex Sanchez)
2016 Rising Star (Haley Gaudette)
2016 Teamwork (Ciara Prieto & Frances Velez)
2016 Club of the Year
2016 Leadership (Isaiah Likely)
2016 Starfish (Ciara Pietro)
The purpose of the Education Club at HCC is to offer students with current or future interests in the field of education an opportunity to discuss educational issues in any context through a combination of social and academic settings. The Education Collaboration aims to promote the exploration of career opportunities through planning on-campus events, hosting expert guest speakers, and participating in local events related to education.
2017 Club Advisor (Tricia Kiefer)
2017 Phoenix Award
2017 Rising Star (Jared Hawk)
2017 Heart & Soul (McKenzie Wilson)
2017 Excellence in Leadership (Gina Burke)
2017 Commitment Award (Sylvia Nkrumah)
2017 Charisma Award (Jared Hawk, McKenzie Wilson)
Emerging Business Leaders Club
Our purpose is to provide our members with guidance and advice in turning their business concepts into reality, providing opportunities for members to identify professors who may provide advice, and addressing specific concerns related to starting a business. This club aims to provide opportunities for members to learn about the wide variety of resources available to them, as well as opportunities to network with the Valley's entrepreneurs, and to facilitate participation by members in the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Entrepreneurship Initiative.
The Emerging Business Leaders Club meets most Wednesdays during Activity Period (from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) in KC 420. Please be in touch with our advisor to see if we are meeting.
2017 Starfish Award (Mariya Primakov)
The E-Sci Club seeks to improve Holyoke Community College relations within the student and faculty body through community service, and to bond more within the surrounding Environmental Science fields throughout the Pioneer Valley communities as an overall whole through work-related outings and fun adventurous trips.
2016 Heart & Soul (Jessica Booth, Gabriella Saloio)
2016 Club of the Year
2016 Leadership (Jessica Booth, Gabriella Saloio)
2016 Starfish (Jessica Booth, Mike Clark)
2016 Awareness Project (Trash Slam Dunk, Earth Day posters, solar events)
Health Careers Club
The Health Careers Club is an organization that promotes and explores different careers in healthcare fields. The club strives to promote education and awareness of healthcare issues to the greater HCC community through events like blood drives, CPR training, and other social activities.
For more information about the Health Career Club meeting schedule, please contact the club's advisor.
Human Services Club
The Human Services Club seeks to establish and encourage a lasting feeling of friendship and cooperation among members through participation in projects and social activities. It aims to broaden members' knowledge of human services and psychology, to demonstrate the benefits derived from proper multiple uses of resources, and to practice technical skills to prepare for a career.
Advisor: Currently seeking a staff or faculty advisor. Email us if you are interested!
The Human Services Club meetings have not been determined for the semester. See Student Activities in Donahue 103 for information.
The Psychology Club's purpose is to help club members develop leadership and communication skills while expanding their knowledge and understanding of psychology topics and career opportunities. Club members will participate in topic discussion and analysis, organizing events, and doing community service.
Advisor: Carin Zinter
Location: DON 103
Meeting time has not been determined for the semester. See us in Donahue 103 for more information.
The STEM Club's goal is to attract HCC students with an interest in the fields of science and mathematics. The club aims to create an ideal environment for students to come together and mentor each other through working on a variety of projects to gain experience in the field of engineering.
The STEM Club meets every Wednesday during Activity Period (from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) in Frost 369.
2017 Commitment Award (Teddy McCormick)
2017 Starfish Award (Frances Rivera Diaz)
2016 Heart & Soul (Kriss Striks)
2016 Club of the Year
2016 Volunteer Project (Maker Fair and Lego Architecture events at Barnes & Noble)
Vet Tech Club
The Veterinary Technician Club is an organization that promotes the standards of quality veterinary care for all animals, and supports the education of the vet tech students at HCC. The club strives to promote veterinary services and education to the greater HCC community, as well as provide social activities to the vet tech students and their families.
Advisor: Walter Jaworski
Location: MRB 243
For more information about the Vet Tech Club meeting schedule, please contact the club's advisor.