Student Organizations

Membership in student organizations can be an important part of college life, both socially and academically. In the list below, the campuses where organizations are available are indicated by: C=Columbus Campus, G=Grand Island Campus, H=Hastings Campus.

3C Conversation (all CCC campuses/centers)

The 3C Conversation gives you direct involvement in CCC’s 3C Initiative. You’ll meet other students throughout the college, discuss important environmental sustainability topics, learn what you can do about current issues and build your resume. Visit our Your Talks page for more information.

Membership

Open to all CCC students 

Contact Information

Olivia Whittaker
308-338-4033
oliviawhittaker@cccneb.edu

Ag Club (C)

The Ag Club works to increase student involvement and engagement in agricultural systems and to educate and inform citizens on the importance of agriculture. You’ll participate in leadership opportunities, community service projects and educational field trips.

Membership

Open to all students with an interest in agriculture

Contact Information

Wade Hilker
402-562-1247
wadlonhilker@cccneb.edu

Archery Club (H)

The Archery Club unites students and staff who share a passion for archery. Whether you’re an experienced archer or new to the sport, you’re welcome to come and advance your skills and knowledge in a safe, controlled and accessible shooting environment. 

Membership

Open to all CCC students and staff

Contact Information

Dale Long
402-461-2549
dlong@cccneb.edu

Business Club (H); Entrepreneurship Club (C)

The Business Club and Entrepreneurship Club gives you an opportunity to explore a multitude of career options in the field of business and entrepreneurship through professional development and leadership activities.

Membership

Open to anyone who is interested in business and is in good standing with the college.

Contact Information

Columbus

Doris Lux
402-562-1242
dlux@cccneb.edu

Hastings

MaryAnn Bolton
402-461-2587
mbolton@cccneb.edu

Campus Crusade for Christ (C, G)

The Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational ministry committed to bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to all students. You’ll meet with other students each week for study and discussion.

Membership

Open to all students

Contact Information

Columbus

Bob Becker
rbecker@cccneb.edu

Grand Island

Nick Freelend
308-398-7417
nfreelend@cccneb.edu

Dance Team (C)

The Dance Team gives you an opportunity to perform dance routines at home athletic contests and to support athletic activities.

Membership

Membership by audition

Contact Information

Brittany Steiner
402-942-3974
brittanysteiner@cccneb.edu

Fine and Performing Arts (C)

If you’re interested in the Fine and Performing Arts, you’ll find opportunities for performance, leadership and scholarship. Music ensembles include Spectrum, Hilltop Winds, Concert Band and the College Choir. Theatre performances include two main stage productions each year and other opportunities such as student directed one-acts and the improv team.

Membership

Open to all interested students; scholarships, select ensembles and on-stage roles by audition.

Contact Information

Vocal Music

Jeff Kitson
402-562-1270
jkitson@cccneb.edu 

Instrumental Music

Anthony Burnham
402-562-1294
anthonyburnham@cccneb.edu

Theatre

Moira Mangiameli
402-562-1282
moiramangiameli@ccneb.edu

Heartland Toastmasters Club 8346 (G)

The Heartland Toastmasters Club can help you strengthen your communication skills in every situation from general conversations to presentations. The supportive environment will help you build your confidence, networking and leadership skills.

Membership

Open to all students and staff.

Contact Information

Mark McCaffery
308-398-7486
mmcaffery@cccneb.edu

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Club (H)

The Hospitality and Culinary Arts Club will allow you to experience the hospitality industry and take advantage of different learning styles not available in the regular HMRM lab. You’ll also participate in community service activities and take field trips. 

Membership

Open to HMRM students in good standing with the college.

Contact Information

Lindsay Higel
402-461-2575
lhigel@cccneb.edu  

Courtney Rempe
402-461-2531
courtneyrempe@cccneb.edu 

Rhonda O'Brien
402-461-2572
rhondaobrien@cccneb.edu    

HMCAC Registration Form

Intercollegiate Athletics (C)

Intercollegiate athletics give you a chance to participate in these varsity sports: women’s basketball, softball and volleyball and men’s basketball, golf and soccer. Teams compete under the auspices of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Membership

Membership through team tryouts.

Contact Information

Jack Gutierrez
402-562-1234
jgutierrez@cccneb.edu

Intramurals (C, G, H)

Have fun through a variety of intramural and informal sports throughout the year. The schedule is posted on bulletin boards and includes activities such as sand volleyball, coed volleyball, 4-on-4 basketball, dodge ball, flag football and an annual Elks Golf Tournament. 

Membership

Open to all students and staff.

Contact Information

Columbus

Jerry Drymon
402-562-1428
jerrydrymon@cccneb.edu

Grand Island

Nick Freelend
308-398-7417
nfreelend@cccneb.edu

Hastings

Andrea Hays
402-461-2486
ahays@cccneb.edu

Media Arts (H)

Your creative side wants a place to excel. You only need training. Media Arts students specialize in broadcasting, graphic arts, multimedia, photography, video or the web. Your creativity is focused in fun and useful ways as you learn through community service learning projects, showcase your work on our student-designed website or on social media, or go on air at campus radio station KCNT.

Membership

Open to Media Arts students.

Contact Information

Drew Ceperley
402-461-2475
andrewceperley@cccneb.edu

John Brooks
402-461-2580
jbrooks@cccneb.edu

Multicultural Club (C); FOCUS (G); DIVERSITY Club (H)

The Multicultural Club, FOCUS and DIVERSITY Club promote diversity and harmony at CCC. As a member, you’ll help organize student activities, participate in student recruitment and outreach events, and do fundraising for program and student projects.

Membership

Open to all students and staff.

Contact Information

Columbus

Kristin Hoesing
402-562-1296
khoesing@cccneb.edu

Grand Island

Maria Lopez
308-398-7427
mlopez@cccneb.edu 

Hastings

Maria Lopez
308-398-7427
mlopez@cccneb.edu 

    Tara Bialas
402-461-2472
thofstetter@cccneb.edu
National Society of Leadership and Success (G, H); NSLS/Student Senate (C)

The National Society of Leadership and Success offers you the opportunity to participate in empowering, skill-building leadership activities and to be the voice of student ideas, concerns and suggestions to the administration. The NSLS hosts a national speaker broadcast series for the public; has student representatives on various campus committees; and organizes the on-campus food and hygiene pantries, 5k run, trash pickup, holiday toy drives and blood drives. 

Membership

Students with at least part-time status and a 2.5 GPA and who pay a fee to begin the membership process.

Contact Information

Columbus

Krynn Larson
402-562-1422
klarsen@cccneb.edu

Grand Island

Meghan May
308-398-7436
meghanmay@cccneb.edu

Hastings

Erika Wolfe
402-461-2551
erikawolfe@cccneb.edu

Phi Theta Kappa (C, G, H)

Through Phi Theta Kappa, you can develop your leadership and service skills, exchange ideas and share fellowship in an intellectual climate, and stimulate interest in continuing academic excellence. You’ll also help with such activities as the bloodmobile, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Easter Egg Hunt, America’s Promise/Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Read and recycling projects.

Membership

Students with at least 12 completed credits hours and a 3.5 GPA. 

Contact Information

Columbus
Chi Sigma Chapter

Rosie Heinisch
402-562-1423
rheinisch@cccneb.edu

Grand Island
Alpha Tau Tau Chapter

Amy Osburn
308-398-7550
aosburn@cccneb.edu

Hastings
Beta Alpha Delta Chapter

Lydia Lough
402-461-2573
lydialough@cccneb.edu

SkillsUSA (C, H)

SkillsUSA provides you with training in leadership and personal skills such as dependability, teamwork, communications and customer relations. You’ll also build your confidence through competition, leadership development and service projects.

Membership

Open to all CCC students in good standing in their academic program.

Contact Information

Columbus

Leon Finecy
402-562-1220
lfinecy@cccneb.edu 

Hastings

Reba Skalka
402-461-2481
rskalka@cccneb.edu

Society of Freethinkers (H)

The Society of Freethinkers provides an alternative for students who do not participate in the Judeo-Christian tradition and want to pursue knowledge through reason rather than faith. You’ll meet with other students on campus for group study and discussion.

Membership

Open to all students.

Contact Information

Dr. Robin Buckallew
402-461-2492
rbuckallew@cccneb.edu

Student Activities/Advisory Committee (C, G, H)

Through the Student Activities/Advisory Committee, you can help plan special and social events for the campus. A representative is part of the campus committee structure as a spokesperson for student ideas, concerns, and suggestions.

Membership

Open to any student in good standing with the college.

Contact Information

Columbus

Heidi Acton
402-562-1209
heidiacton@cccneb.edu

Grand Island

Nick Freelend
308-398-7417
nfreelend@cccneb.edu

Hastings

Andrea Hays
402-461-2486
ahays@cccneb.edu

Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (H)

The Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association focuses on dental hygiene education, licensure and practice and promotes oral health care as part of total health. As a member, you’ll attend state and local dental hygienist’s meetings and student/faculty workshops, do fundraising for the organization and promote National Dental Hygiene Month.

Membership

Open to students accepted into CCC’s Dental Hygiene program.

Contact Information

Wanda Cloet
402-461-2470
wcloet@cccneb.edu

Student Veterans of America (C, G, H)

CCC’s Student Veterans of America chapters advocate for veterans, service members and their supporters at and outside of the college and work to enhance students’ professional and leadership development. You’ll help organize veteran student activities; participate in student recruitment, community service and outreach events; fundraise for projects and leadership retreats; and host Veterans Day and Memorial Day events. For more information, go to the student veteran organizations page.

Membership

Open to all students, including veterans, active duty, reservist, National Guard, and dependents.

Contact Information

Columbus Veterans Association

Sarah Woehl
402-562-1436
sarahwoehl@cccneb.edu 

Grand Island Military Service Unit (GIMSU)

Travis Karr
308-398-7376
tkarr@cccneb.edu 

Hastings Student Veterans of America

Ashley Allen
402-460-2137
ashleyallen@cccneb.edu

  Liz Luna
308-398-7413
lluna@cccneb.edu
 
TRiO Student Success Club (C, G, H)

If you have a disability or are disadvantaged, the TRiO Student Success Club will provide you with support, leadership opportunities and the opportunity to reach your potential for academic and career success. The club sponsors community service socialization and information sharing opportunities; offers orientation each August for new students; and supports special accommodations, advocacy, progress monitoring, counseling, tutoring and other services.

Membership

Open to students chosen as TRiO/SSS participants.

Contact Information

Columbus

Shelley Frear
402-562-1447
shelleyfrear@cccneb.edu 

Grand Island

AJ Hodtwalker
308-461-7529
alissahodtwalker@cccneb.edu 

Hastings

Tara Bialas
402-461-2472
thofstetter@cccneb.edu

For more information, view the student activities calendar or contact:

Columbus Campus

Heidi Acton
402-562-1209
heidiacton@cccneb.edu

Grand Island Campus

Nick Freelend
308-398-7417
nfreelend@cccneb.edu

Hastings Campus

Andrea Hays
402-461-2486
ahays@cccneb.edu