Clubs, Societies, and Student Programs

A-B Tech offers a variety of clubs and organizations to enhance the leadership, cultural, personal, and professional development of our students. Some are program-specific, others are of general interest and open to all. See their respective descriptions for more details.


Do you have an idea for a club you'd like to see at A-B Tech? To learn how to charter a new club or society, visit Clubs, Societies, and Student Programs.


General Interest Clubs and Societies

Queer the Way Society

Contact: Porscha Orndorf -

Queer the Way society was formed to develop community among A-B Tech students to provide a positive atmosphere and influence for LGBTQIA students and allies. The society encourages networking, education, and awareness to promote healthy relationships and general wellbeing.


Multicultural Student Leadership Association (MSLA) Club

Contact: Patricia Hughes –

The Multicultural Student Leadership Association is a student organization designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of non-majority students and their allies enrolled at A-B Tech. Join us to make new friends, learn about College resources, and participate in personal and professional development opportunities.


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Club

Contact: Marlene Frisbee –

PBL is open to all college students in any curriculum. The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for college students to develop business-related career competencies. Several of the goals are to develop leadership, strengthen student confidence, learn about business enterprise, develop character, as well as facilitate the transition from school to work. Students have the opportunity to travel, network with businesses and other PBL students in both the state and country, further their education by competing in various business areas, learn from various workshops and seminars on a variety of business subjects, as well as taking on a leadership role at the local, state, or national levels if interested. Link to Moodle


The Philosopher's Society

Contact: Joan Heller -

The Philosopher’s Society provides a positive outlet for thinking. We hold an open door for anyone who wishes to broaden their perspective, to exercise respect for others, or to enjoy a fun and enlightening environment.


National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

Contact: Patricia Hughes –

This leadership development program is open to curriculum students who have completed at least 12-credit hours in good standing with a 3.0 GPA. The National Society of Leadership and Success Sigma Alpha Pi chapter is a leadership program that has hundreds of branches throughout the nation at community colleges and universities. Invitations are sent by mail. For more information, please see: Leadership Program FAQ


Co-Curricular Clubs and Societies

Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA) Club

Contact: Abra Brooks

The objectives of this organization shall be to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene. This club represents and safeguards the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession.


Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Club

Contact: Deanna Littrell -

The Associate Degree Nursing Club is a club for ADN students. The purpose of this club is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education and influence the educational process. The club provides programs that are representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns. This club aids in the development of the whole person, his or her professional role, and his or her responsibility for the health care of people of all walks of life.


Dental Assisting Club

Contact: Tisha Anderson -

The Dental Assisting Club cultivates, promotes, and sustains the art and science of the dental assisting field. Open to current, full-time Dental Assisting Students, the club represents and safeguards the common interest of its members and contributes to the improvement of public health.


Hospitality Club

Contact: Walter Rapetski -

The objective of this club is to stimulate greater interest and development in the hospitality industry within the members of the organization and students in the Hotel Restaurant Management curriculum.

Through club membership we actively participate with local industry partners in a variety of experiences that enhances the student’s College experience. Student club members also come up with ideas for activities that are of interest in their professional development. This past year such examples include a tea tasting with Japanese food pairing, and several other pairings and tastings.

Medical Assisting Student Association (MASA) Club

Contact: Candace Crump -

MASA promotes the exchange of ideas, experience, and fellowship among Medical Assisting students and educators at A-B Tech. Members are encouraged in scholarship, leadership, and service. Through club membership, students are provided the opportunity to join the American Association of Medical Assistants.


Radiography Club (RAD)

Contact: Renee Brooks

The purpose of this club is to provide incoming radiography program students with a base to develop a wider understanding of diagnostics radiography and coordinating modalities. This club encourages the discussion of thoughts, experiences, and ideas for a radiography student in the clinic and academic curriculum.


Student Association of Veterinary Technicians Club

Contact: Lindsay Edwards -

The Association provides learning opportunities for Veterinary Technician students through field trips, guest speakers, and community activities as well as increases the profile of the A-B Tech Veterinary Medical Technology program and the broader community of veterinary medicine by participating in, planning, and organizing career days, seminars, conferences, etc. It also raises awareness within the A-B Tech community about issues pertaining to the health and well-being of companion animals and livestock by participating in campus and Student Government activities.


Student Paramedic Association (SPA) Club

Contact: Anthony Green –

The mission of the Association of Student Paramedics is to provide a unified voice in representing the members to institutes of learning, government agencies, and other organizations. The Association of Student Paramedics provides a resource for the exchange of ideas and the advancement of the Paramedic profession.


Surgical Technology Club

Contact: Robin Keith –

The purpose of the A-B Tech Surgical Technology Club is to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences of surgical technology as a profession. A variety of fundraising activities occur throughout the year in the curriculum to provide monies for professional organization membership and the pinning ceremony.


Ultrasound Club

Contact: Chastity Case –

The purpose of the A-B Tech Ultrasound/Sonography Club at the college shall be the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified Medical Sonography students at this institution.


Forming Clubs and Societies

Currently, there are 19 chartered campus clubs and societies. These groups sponsor many events for the entire campus, as well as those planned for their own members. Students wishing to form a new club or society on campus must seek official recognition through the Student Government Association. A chartering form must be submitted along with a copy of the proposed organization’s constitution and bylaws. Upon approval by the SGA Senate, the constitution and bylaws shall be forwarded to the Coordinator of Student Life and then on to the Director of Student Life and Development for final approval. Clubs approved to operate on campus must have their charters renewed each fall. For a complete club handbook, contact the Student Government Association at or (828) 398-7205, or the Student Life Coordinator at or (828) 398-7594.



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