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Campus Clubs

As a student at Des Moines Area Community College, you have the opportunity to join any of the several Departmental, Pre-professional or Special Interest Clubs.

Participating in the club or clubs that interest you is a great way to meet people, have fun, make a difference while enhancing your growth as a student and complimenting the academic program of your choice.

Here is a list of the approved Ankeny Campus Clubs. For more information on a particular club, or to start a new one, please contact the Student Activities Office at 515-964-6376 or email.

Club Name: Anime

Program: none
Adviser: Jeff Gullion, 515-964-6367, jhgullion@dmacc.edu

Club Name: Ankeny STEM Club

Program: All STEM related career and technical fields
Advisers: Vijayalakshmi Varadarajan: vvaradarajan@dmacc.edu
Contact: Uriah J Tobey: ujtobey@dmacc.edu

Ankeny's Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club is designed to help students advance professionally in their STEM related career fields by interacting with peers, professors, and professionals in the community. Ankeny's STEM Club is open to all Ankeny students.

Current members - Please visit the club website for upcoming dates and events.

Aspiring members - Please contact an advisor about how to join and any questions you may have.

AUSNA

Program: Ankeny and Urban Nursing Students

Advisers: Amanda Tollari, artollari@dmacc.edu

We are a group of Nursing Students from the Ankeny and Urban Campuses.  Our goal is to further prepare nursing students for their profession by becoming involved in our community, attending the state student nursing association to learn about legislation, inviting speakers to meetings to teach us about employment after graduation, and holding workshops to help build resumés.  We meet once a month in the evening and try to alternate meetings between the Capitol Center downtown, and the Ankeny Campus.  We want to be fully prepared, and productive members of the nursing profession and the healthcare community when we graduate.

Current students: Please visit the club website for information.

 

Club Name: Campus Fellowship

Program: none
Advisers: Judith Vogel, 515-964-6331, javogel@dmacc.edu; Daniel Petrak 515-971-7468, dgpetrak@dmacc.edu
Contact: DMACCCF@gmail.com  

Campus Fellowship (CF) is a Christian student organization on the Ankeny Campus. Our purpose is to encourage one another in our relationships with the Lord and bring the truth and love of Jesus Christ to the world around us. Check out our website to learn more about our weekly activities and ways to get involved.

Current Students- Visit the Club Website www.dmacccf.com)

Club Name: Clinical Lab Science –MLT Club

Program: Medical Laboratory Technology
Advisor: Michelle Erickson, 965-6023

For more information including how to become a member, contact that advisor.

The Clinical Lab Science Club is associated with students in the Medical Laboratory Technology program. The club promotes interaction between the 1st and 2nd year Med Lab Tech students; however, all DMACC students are invited to participate in various club activities. Activities include: fundraiser, community service projects, and attendance at the annual state lab meeting for Med Lab Tech students.

Current students – Visit the Club Website: http://www.facebook.com/DmaccMLT

Club Name: Communicate!

Program: Speech Communication Department
Advisor: Judith Vogel, 964-6331, javogel@dmacc.edu

Communicate! is DMACC’s speech club. We meet three Fridays a semester during the 12:20-1:15 class time. Students may bring their lunch, and dessert will be furnished. The purpose of the club is to increase understanding of communication principles in a fun and social setting. Activities during the meetings have included improv, charades, speech –related games, and impromptus. Having the Communicate! Club entitles the college to offer honors in speech to any student at DMACC who meets the requirements of Sigma Chi Eta, the honors organization of the National Communication Association. Students at DMACC may also earn honors from the Iowa Communication Association. All students are welcome to join Communicate!, and all students are encouraged to earn the honors in speech. Students not interested in earning speech honors are still welcome to attend the Communicate! meetings. For more information including how to become a member, contact the advisor.

Students can visit the speech communication department website for further information regarding Communicate! Club, speech honors, and the Informative Speech Contest: https://go.dmacc.edu/departments/speechcommunication/  

Club Name: Concert Choir

Program: Music
Advisor: Aaron D. Powell
Email: apowell3@dmacc.edu  

Concert Choir as MUS 143 and Concert Choir as a club are the same thing. All students interested in singing in Concert Choir are welcome to register for MUS 143 and by doing so, to automatically become a choir club member.

As a class, Concert Choir (MUS 143) studies a wide variety of choral music from all historical periods. Two concerts per semester demonstrate the results of that study. As a club, Concert Choir members participate in SAC projects and conduct money-making events to raise money for club/class activities and to offset the expenses of annual trip or club activities at the end of DMACC’s spring semester.

Club Name: Criminal Justice

Program: Criminal Justice
Advisors: John Stites
 
The Criminal Justice Club appeals to students in the Criminal Justice program; however, any DMACC student who successfully completes a background investigation is welcome to join the club and fulfill specified requirements.
 
The Club is a collaboration between the Polk County Sheriff’s office and Ds Moines Area Community College. The Club is designed to give students a chance to learn more hands on and practical applications into the field of criminal justice giving them an edge into a career in criminal justice.

Club Name: DIS-Adversity

Program: None
Advisor: Hollie Coon

This club is for all students with the goal being to support and connect students who face academic challenges and are currently enrolled at DMACC. Social activities, volunteering, and becoming involved on campus are activities that club members participate in.
For more information including how to become a member, contact the advisor.

Club Name: DMACC Diesel

Advisor: Terry Goode, 964-6544
For more information including how to become a member, contact the advisor.

This is a club that exposes students to different aspects relating to the diesel industry. In the past, the club has toured factories, mines where diesel equipment is utilized and attended the Mid-American Trucking show. The Club also tours the local facilities of prospective employers. While this club would appeal to students in the Diesel Technology programs, all DMACC students are welcome to participate in any club activity or meeting.

Club Name: DMACC United

Advisor: Julie Simanski, 964-6526

To educate, to learn, to grow, and support, because it’s not just a gay thing.. it’s a human thing. We are all human. Live United.

DMACC United is a student group that invites LGTBQ students and allies into a safe, welcoming environment. Meeting times are every Wednesday at 12:15-1:15 in Building #5 in the, Room #39,( Art Room). DMACC United serves to raise awareness and educate the campus community about LGBTQ issues as well as offering students an opportunity to socialize. Events such as National Coming Out Day and The Day of Silence have been planned each semester.

Club Name: International Student Organization

Program: none
Advisor: Steve Rude, 515-965-7180, sgrude@dmacc.edu

 

The DMACC International Student Organization (ISO) is open to all DMACC students, faculty, and staff. ISO seeks to serve and support international students during their time at DMACC. ISO provides a great opportunity to meet people from many different countries and form new friendships.

For more information about meeting times, please contact Steve Rude.

Club Name: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Advisor: Ronn Newby, 964-6290 Building 2 Room 6, rrnewby@dmacc.edu

For more information including how to become a member, contact the advisor.

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Current Students - Visit the Club Website: http://go.dmacc.edu/clubs/ankeny/phithetakappa/

Club Name: Student American Dental Hygienist’s Association (SADHA)

Program: Dental Hygiene
Advisor: Deborah Penney 964-6582

For more information including how to become a member, contact the advisor.

The SADHA Club is associated with the Dental Hygiene program. Membership in this club makes you a student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (www.adha.org) The current dues are $65.00 per year. Accessing the ADHA webpage allows you to join with all dental hygiene students nationally. A link for students is in the left-hand column on the ADHA webpage. Here you can find information about scholarships and research grants through the association. Members also receive subscriptions to several professional journals.

SADHA members also participate in community service activities and campus fundraisers.

Club Name: Student Dental Health Experts (SDHE)

Program: Dental Hygiene
Advisor: Deborah Penney, 964-6582

The Student Dental Health Experts Club is associated with the Dental Hygiene Program. Membership in this club makes you a student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (www.adha.org) The current dues are $65.00 per year. Accessing the ADHA webpage allows you to join with all dental hygiene students nationally. A link for students is in the left-hand column on the ADHA webpage. Here you can find information about scholarships and research grants through the association. Members also receive subscriptions to several professional journals.

SADHA members also participate in community service activities and campus fundraisers.

Club Name: Students for Life

Advisor: Steve Rude, 515-965-7180, sgrude@dmacc.edu

DMACC Students for Life is a pro-life student organization on the Ankeny campus . We encourage an understanding of the value and worth of each human life, whatever his or her state of circumstances may be and promote respect for human life before and after birth.

For more information about meeting times, please contact Steve Rude.

Club Name: Vet Tech Club

Program: Veterinary Technology
Advisor: Dee Dee (Deanna) Schumacher, 965-7072

Tech club involves students in the Vet Tech program, however, any DMACC student is welcome to attend meetings and participate in activities (Non vet tech program students will not be allowed to handle animals.)

The words "and hospitals: should be removed from this sentence. The club engages in fundraising activities to benefit animal shelters as well as participating in events promoting animal health welfare.

Current Students: http://go.dmacc.edu/clubs/ankeny/vettech/