Student Life

Elizabeth Golen

Coordinator of Student Activities

Student Engagement

Campus Center 227B

413.552.2418 (Tel)

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Interest Clubs

Clubs created by students who share an interest...in anything at all!


Beekeeping Club is for anyone interested in apiculture (the study of bees and their behavior). We care for the bee hives on campus, extract and make honey, and participate in beekeeping events.

Advisor: Carin Zinter
Office: KC 409
Email: czinter@hcc.edu

The main goal of the CommITTED Club is to provide community service to the college campus and its surrounding communities where students are able to employ theirs skills while learning from their volunteer work. This collaboration of teaching and learning benefits both the participants and the students. Thus far, their biggest contribution has been the decoration of the first traffic box in Holyoke.

Advisor: Myriam Quinones
Location: FR 262
Phone: 413.552.2539
Email: mquinones@hcc.edu

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2016 Club Advisor (Myriam Quiñones) 
2016 Club of the Year

Come write with us! Improve your skills and meet new friends interested in writing poems, short stories, plays, monologues, rants, journals, or whatever works for you.  

We have weekly writing meetings throughout the semester. We talk about writing and give you prompts to inspire you. You can share your work, too, if you want. Everyone is always welcome at any meeting – including first-timers and drop-ins.

Throughout the year we hold a variety of related events such as Spoken Word Poetry Open Mics and our Flash Fiction Contest. You can also participate in the publication of Pulp City, HCC's art and literary magazine. We want to hear from you!

Advisor: Dave Champoux
Location: FPA 228
Phone: 413.552.2364
Email: dchampoux@hcc.edu

The Dance Club seeks to unite dancers from all different dance backgrounds to unite and perform together. To teach others something new, see dance in a different light, and stand out and do what you love and love what you do. The sky is the limit!

Advisor: Steve Bailey
Location: FPA 203
Phone: 413.552.2483
Email: sbailey@hcc.edu

Whether you already love the dramatic arts or are simply curious about what goes into creating a play, the HCC Players invite you to experience the magic. Interested in set design, acting, writing plays, or any aspect of play production? The HCC Players build knowledge, skill, and appreciation of the theater arts while providing live theater for the community. Each semester we mount a full production in HCC's Leslie Phillips Theater.

Advisor: Tim Cochran
Location: FPA 220
Phone: 413.552.2486
Email: tcochran@hcc.edu

E-Sports seeks to promote community with the HCC student body through the organization of forums, tournaments, events, gatherings, and other functions centered around electronic sports. We seek to gather interested students for events and other social experiences involving E-Sports.

Advisor: Joseph Lavoie
Location: KC 507
Phone: 413.552.2613
Email: jtlavoie@hcc.edu

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2019 Club Advisor of the Year (Joseph Lavoie)

The HCC Democrats Club seeks to connect HCC students with the same opportunities other college students have to get involved with our political system through campus advocacy on a local, state, and national level in the Democratic Party. Our purpose is to give students the chance to educate others, and join campaigns for and express their support for democratic principles such as: freedom, equality, justice, and opportunity for all people. We believe it must be done fairly and without inequality based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, class, or sexual identity. It shall be a club that while full supporting democratic values welcomes students with a diverse range of opinions and perspectives.

Advisor: Tracy Ross
Office: DON 251
Phone: 413.552.2348
Email: tross@hcc.edu

The HCC Expressions Music Club allows you to express yourself through music. You don't have to be musically inclined to join, just as long as you have a passion for music. We support the radio station's "Performance Hours," where students can sign up to perform. We also hold open jam sessions, open mics, and support local musicians.

Advisor: We are seeking an advisor for this club. If you are interested, email us!

Our purpose is to extend the joys of Anime to all members of the HCC student body and to provide an opportunity for the members to share their enthusiasm and joy about the world of Anime.

Advisor: Joesph Lavoie
Location: KC 507
Phone: 413.552.2613
Email: jlavoie1@hcc.edu

Our purpose is to share our knowledge and interest in photography. We meet weekly to discuss different topics and issues in regards to techniques and trends in photography. We plan and participate in local events about photography. Members don't need to be professional photographers to be part of the club; you only need to be interested in photography.

Advisor: Frank Ward
Location: DON 128
Phone: 413.552.2487
Email: fward@hcc.edu

The mission of the Visual Arts Club is to increase appreciation of visual arts, and the social interaction of art students and others interested in art. We enrich the educational experience all of students interested in art, share the beauty of art, and recognize the artists within the HCC community.

We visit museums, art galleries, host guest speakers and demonstrations, and collaborate with other community organizations and colleges for events and opportunities.

Advisor: Alix Hegeler
Location: FPA 326
Phone: 413.552.2909
Email: ahegeler@hcc.edu

HCC's radio station, WCCH 103.5 FM, provides a variety of music to the public. Student and staff DJs are on the air throughout the year, serving news, sports, music, and a community calendar. The station is student-run and streams live on the web 24/7. The radio station is located in DON 101, near the Student Lounge.

Listen to us live online! DJs choose whether to broadcast their shows online.

Advisor: Stephanie Converse
Email: sconverse@hcc.edu
Location: DON 101

Why Be a DJ?

The Radio Club is a terrific way to learn about broadcast media and improve communication skills. DJs are enrolled in any area of study – not just pursuing careers in media, music, or communications. DJs go on to work at local stations, in voiceover, and in the music/production industry. Each chooses their own music and show time; the schedule changes each semester. Opportunities for leadership are plentiful and the station is student-run. Some staff and faculty have shows as well.

Interested in becoming a DJ or announcer? Email us at 1035wcch@hcc.edu for an application!

Consistent with the goals of the Wildlife Society, we work to provide opportunities for improved communication among local members and those in other chapters, augment the educational opportunities in natural resources, prepare members for careers in this area, encourage professionalism and high standards of scholarship, and foster campus awareness of wildlife issues.

To this end, we've brought programs to HCC such as the wildly successful Birds of Prey, Zoo on the Go, and Animal Craze.

For information, stop by the Student Engagement office in DON 103.

Advisor: Joe Bruseo
Office: MRB 335
Phone: 413.552.2516
Email: jbruseo@hcc.edu

The mission of the Yoga Club is to unify our bodies, minds, and spirits to create a positive impact on campus and in our community. This club offers a space for all HCC community members to find a balance in life and to help manage stress.

We hold many sessions of mindfulness training, meditation, and yoga during the academic year. Everyone is welcome to attend once, as desired, or every week. No previous experience is needed.

Advisor: Mary Jane O'Connor
Location: CC 102J
Phone: 413.552.2422
Email: moconnor@hcc.edu

Elizabeth Golen

Coordinator of Student Activities

Student Engagement

Campus Center 227B

413.552.2418 (Tel)

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