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Clubs are open to all NCC students

 


Inactive = Club currently seeking members and/or Faculty Advisor.



Academic Marketing ClubBack to top

The purpose of the Academic Marketing Club is to provide all students at NCC that are interested in Marketing and Business with a unique educational experience outside of the classroom. The club members will learn about various marketing techniques, and have an opportunity to practice what they will learn. The club brings in various speakers come to speak to the members during some of the meetings, as well as for specialized events.

 


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Accounting ClubBack to top

The purpose of the Accounting Club is to enhance students' knowledge of accounting as it applies to investing, and career opportunities. It is a great place for students in the Accounting Department to meet others with similar interests and to network. We don't think that accounting is dull, and there are real-world applications that are complex and engaging. If you join this club, you will discover the interesting side of accounting.

 


Faculty Advisor(s):

Tony Romeo, 857-7271



African Culture ClubBack to top

The purpose of the African Culture Club is to bring together African American students and alumni to enlighten them about their past, present and future, and to build upon their existing self esteem. The African Culture Club provides a forum for students to celebrate their African heritage and culture through social and cultural programs, educational seminars and fundraisers.


The African Culture Club is open all students and alumni who are interested in African American Culture. The African Culture Club is a great club to join to learn more about your heritage and meet other students here at NCC.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Al Thomas, 857-7150



Archaeology ClubBack to top

The purpose of the Archaeology Club is to promote the science of archaeology, to study and preserve evidence of native cultures, to plan and carry out archaeological investigations and to strengthen relations between the community and NCC through educational programs and services. We plan field trips to study and apply our archaeological skills, and have speakers come to share their knowledge and experience in this field.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Ernie Wiegand, 857-7377



Architecture and Interior Design ClubBack to top

The purpose of the NCC Architecture and Interior Design Club is to allow students to get together to learn, share, discuss and debate best practices of Interior Design and Architecture. Topics include utilizing the most up-to-date technologically available for the most ecologically friendly and effective materials and techniques. You can meet other students that are interested in the same topics.


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Art, Anime & Photography ClubBack to top

The Art Club was created to help inspire and enlighten students through exposure to the fine arts. We seek to enrich the lives of our members through field trips to museums, and through lectures, workshops and discussions. We also try to expand our knowledge and appreciation through research materials and photographs of art works (which are available in the NCC Library) that might otherwise be inaccessible.


The Art Club can help enrich your experience here at NCC as it exposes you to some of the finer works of art from around the world or available here in the Northeast. In the process, we will raise your spirit and broaden your understanding and appreciation of art.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Joe Fucigna, 857-3323



Asian ClubBack to top

NCC Asian Club has two primary purposes. The first is to contribute to student awareness and preservation of Asian culture and heritage, within the broader context of our club being open to everyone. One does not need to have an Asian heredity to find Asian culture stimulating and interesting.


Our second purpose is to provide a forum for NCC students to get to know each other in an informal setting. NCCAC has established and will maintain an open and cooperative relationship with the College, the student body, and the community as a whole.


If you are interested in learning about cultures to which you might not yet have been exposed, want to meet other students with similar interests and a sense of intellectual curiosity, this club could help round out your experience here at NCC in a very positive way.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Arlette Werner, 857-7118



Ballroom Dance ClubBack to top

The purpose of the Norwalk Community College (NCC) Ballroom Dance Club is to promote the positive attributes of structured, partnered Ballroom Dance. The benefits of joining the Ballroom Dance Club is low-impact aerobic physical activity, positive social attributes of partnered dancing in a formal disciplined.


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Club Trio Back to top

The purpose of the CLuB TRiO organization is to provide an opportunity for members (1) to become involved in activities, which will facilitate the development of a campus climate supportive of academic, social, and personal success; (2) to learn leadership skills; (3) to promote cultural awareness through activities on the NCC campus and gain through travel. The CLuB TRiO will support the activities and goals of NCC Trio Student Support Services Program


Faculty Advisor(s):

Jacqueline Castro, 857-
7043

Criminal JusticeBack to top

This club is designed to stimulate the interest and understanding of the various facets of the criminal justice system. Students and teachers use this informal setting to discuss topical issues of interest and to share their understanding of this complex and exciting field.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Althea Seaborn, 857-7096



Dance ClubBack to top

The Dance club�s purpose is to provide dance students of NCC with training, dance lessons and space to practice for shows. The Dance Club is open to all kinds of dance: ballet, hip-hop, modern popping break dance, tutting and more. The club is open to students, faculty and staff.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Jennifer Weekes-Osinowo, 857-7027



Early Childhood ClubBack to top

This club is designed to promote interest in the field of early childhood education. The club also acts as an advocate for young children and their families and raises funds for the CDC and Early Childhood Education program at NCC. It is more than that, though. The club gives students and parents an opportunity to meet and discuss child care issues in an informal social setting, and it acts as a forum for students to network and share observations and experiences. If you are interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education, this club can help round out your knowledge and education in this field.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Margaret Dana-Conway, 857-7116



Engineering ClubBack to top

The purpose of the Engineering Club shall be to provide NCC students interested in engineering careers with a forum for activities and the exchange of ideas. The club's activities shall engage students in exploring and investigating scientific and engineering concepts and dilemmas: and in postulating ways of resolving such issues and displaying them to students and faculty of NCC and citizens of Norwalk.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Joseph Karnowski, 857-3378



Euro ClubBack to top

The Euro Club provides a venue for European students at NCC to get together to share their experiences while living in the United States. It is an excellent place to meet other Europeans living here, a place to exchange information and discuss observations of life in a setting different from the one in which we grew up. Students can meet friends, and can share information about American requirements and customs and job opportunities. In many ways, the Euro Club is a support group for students living far from home.


It also gives students an opportunity to explore European culture and heritage. The Euro Club is open to all students from Europe and to any students interested in European culture. It is an excellent place for American students to learn more about cultures and customs of Europe.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Estelle Dattolo, 857-7356



Exercise Science ClubBack to top

This club was created to allow networking and continued education for those having an interest in the exercise science field and other medical majors. We also are involved in community awareness in the benefits of health and fitness. /p>

Faculty Advisor(s):

Nicole Hafner, 857-7330



Film & Television ClubBack to top

The Film & Television Club is a student-run organization that hopes to broaden the college experience for media and mass-communication studies at Norwalk Community College. The club's agenda is chosen by student-elected officials and parallels both the Club's designated advisor and NCC's Communication Arts program agenda. The club's primary intent is to open new channels of opportunity at the college and tap into the creative energy involved with a college student's work. To maintain a healthy and diverse environment all elected officials and club members will encourage campus-wide participation and invite other college programs or fields of student to join in with club initiatives.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Stoney Duren, 857-6888



Gaming ClubBack to top

The NCC Gaming Club was created to give students, faculty and staff members an informal setting to get together to play games. These can include, but are not limited to, fantasy/role-playing games, traditional games like chess or card games. The Gaming Club is a great place to meet students with the same passion for the enjoyment of games. Now that classes have developed your mind, come join us for some good, old-fashioned fun!


Faculty Advisor(s):

Steve Cohen, 857-7367



Gay-Straight AllianceBack to top

The Gay-Straight Alliance was founded to create a safe environment for students to meet to discuss topics and issues relating to orientation, its politics and social ramifications. It strives to promote awareness and tolerance with common respect for all individuals. The Gay-Straight Alliance is open to everyone in the NCC Community, and it holds periodic events to increase student awareness on campus and within the community.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Cindy Casper, 857-3328



HASTA ClubBack to top

HASTA is a club that promotes Haitian culture and interests. We bring speakers on campus to discuss and promote awareness on various issues within the Haitian Community. You do not have to be Haitian to enjoy our multifaceted culture, our rich and varied cuisine or our fascinating history. We also work collaboratively with other clubs to sponsor International Day.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Marie-Ange Nicolas, 857-7108



Hay Motivo ClubBack to top

Hay Motivo is an organization that promotes Spanish-American and Hispanic culture. We work to expand the Spanish-American book section in the NCC Library, and inform Hispanic Americans of educational opportunities. We also try to get English-speaking and Spanish-speaking students together to foster mutual respect and cross-cultural interaction, and it is our hope that these different groups can help each other achieve greater mastery in each other's language. We are also an exchange in which students can examine cultural achievements by listening to speakers, guests and other students.


This club is an especially vital resource for native English speakers trying to learn Spanish and for Spanish-speaking students working to improve their English, while they impart their knowledge of Spanish to young Hispanic Americans.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Orlando Soto, 857-7030

Marina Rivera, 857-7019



Hosteurs ClubBack to top

The Hosteurs Club at NCC promotes a stronger interest in hospitality management and in the culinary arts. It is a good place for students interested in hospitality to get together and exchange ideas and their knowledge of the industry. It is designed to promote a better understanding of the fine art of hosting, but it also provides students with a forum to share information, experiences and dreams.


If you are interested in pursuing a career or just wish to broaden your talents in the field while making new friends, the Hosteurs Club is a great group to join.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Dan Cunningham, 857-7158



LACES - Language and Cultural Exchange ClubBack to top

To provide a community of welcoming and accepting students who come together and celebrate our differences and similarities. It is a platform for students to come together in a supportive community. We try to move outside our comfort zones and push ourselves and others to think outside the box and open up new doors for people to achieve more than they thought was possible. We also provide support to our local community by charity work in the local area, and also by raising awareness about different cultural topics.


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Legal Assistant SocietyBack to top

The Legal Assistant Society is an association of students and alumni designed to promote a better understanding of the role of Legal Assistants in today's market. The Society works to develop internships and future job prospects for students. In addition, the Society will sponsor seminars and educational field trips to help supplement our on-going education.


This club is open to all students enrolled at NCC and to all alumni who have completed their training in this field. If you are interested in networking with other students within a social and relaxed setting, this club can help you attain some very specific results.


The Legal Assistant Society is a member of the Connecticut Association of Paralegals.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Tom Jackson, 857-7152



Math and Physics ClubBack to top

Norwalk Community College Mathematics and Physics Club strives to nurture minds of academically enthusiastic students by offering a suitable environment to discuss and enjoy math; not to mention host regional mathematic competitions to Norwalk Community College students and other community colleges in nearby areas.


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Medical Assistant ClubBack to top

This club provides students with information about the Medical Assistant program and promotes health education on campus and in the community


Students at NCC have organized the club for Medical Assistant Program students and for students interested in the field. The purpose of the club is to learn more about the work performed and opportunities available for medical assistants. Community service projects will also be planned during the course of each semester.


Come and join us! All members of the NCC community are welcome.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Lauren Perlstein, 857-6852



Military Veteran's ClubBack to top

This club will provide a location for members to discuss and participate in school and military-related activities. The club will focus on providing educational guidance and support for military veterans, reservists and guard members as well as assist with adjustment to college life.

Faculty Advisor(s):

Charlie Kruzshak, 857-7015



Model United Nations ClubBack to top

This club is and its purpose shall be to help students understand the principles and structure of the United Nations and reflect on the benefits of the organization. Encourage students to become engaged in debating current issues in the areas of international relations, foreign policies and humanity. Understanding the dynamics of a global system, such as the UN and its role in contributing to peace. Provide students with the practice of debating, negotiating, researching, public speaking, and making and maintaining interpersonal relationships. .



Music ClubBack to top

The Music club exists to provide a sanctum in which all those who are passionate and dedicated to the understanding and practice of music may regardless of background and or style, exchange ideas and explore new concepts to the end decisively coming together in a collective body to form an outreach in which they may bring all aspects of music to the student body en masse.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Gunnar Sahlin, 857-7209

 

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Nursing ClubBack to top

The purpose of this organization is to bring together students who are interested in careers in nursing. The Nursing Club is a forum for students to increase their knowledge about the most recent developments in health care and to share contacts within the nursing profession. Students can get together in an informal setting to discuss health care and job issues that relate to nursing, and they can share information about job requirements, schedules and availability. In these respects, the Nursing Club is an informal support group for students interested or engaged in this challenging and rewarding field.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Judith Mocciola, 857-7393



Peace ClubBack to top

The purpose of the club is to improve the lives of people suffering due to war and natural disaster and give students at NCC a sense of agency. Target issues may include health, education, and housing. The club will not only help to raise consciousness about these issues at NCC, but also promote development and healing through fund raisers as well as providing service for refugee and immigrant populations in Fairfield County and possibly communities aboard. The club members will work on projects in cooperation with internationally recognized and experienced organizations. The club will pursue active peace education in the communities, participating in and proliferating training in conflict resolution.


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Philosophy ClubBack to top

The Philosophy Club at NCC provides students with a forum for thoughtful - and thought-provoking - discussions on philosophical issues that have a bearing on the College or the broader community it serves. These are generally taken from topics of interest to the members of the group that comprises the club at any given moment, and they are designed and posed to stimulate critical thinking and thoughtful reflection. Perhaps, more importantly, the Philosophy Club seeks to engender at atmosphere of mutual tolerance and respect for other responsible viewpoints and opinions. It strives to help students fashion logical and well-constructed arguments to support their own positions while it encourages them to find value and meaning in those arguments put forward by others.


If you like looking at contemporary issues with an open and discerning mind in an environment of mutual respect and admiration, you can truly broaden your mind by becoming a member of this club.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Ed Grippe, 857-7170



Phi Theta KappaBack to top

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges. The purpose of this organization is to promote participation in community service and other college activities. Its goal is to recognize and encourage scholarship among NCC students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides the opportunity for the development of leadership and service; an intellectual climate; lively fellowship with scholars and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.


To find out more, visit these websites as well:

Phi Theta Kappa - New England Region

Phi Theta Kappa - International Honor Society of the Two Year College


Faculty Advisor(s):

Steve Glazer, 857-3326



Physical Therapist Assistance ClubBack to top

The Physical Therapy club stands to represent the physical therapy profession on the NCC campus and to promote the physical therapy profession through academic, social and civic service. Club membership is open to all students. The club conducts at least one educational program each semester, and is involved in a variety of community activities designed to assist in professional development, fundraising, and social life.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Jennifer Bresnick, 857-7198



Respiratory Care ClubBack to top

This club was designed to give Respiratory Care Students an opportunity to meet to discuss emerging technologies, different procedures and traditional protocols used in the field of respiratory care. It provides students an opportunity to meet and discuss viewpoints and procedures beyond the traditional confines of their classroom learning. It also offers students an opportunity to share their educational and work experiences and allows them an opportunity to discuss employment opportunities as interns or as full-time employees.


If you are currently enrolled in the College's Respiratory Care Program, or if you have an interest in the field, this club is a wonderful group to join to help you further your knowledge and understanding of this complex and rewarding field of endeavor.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Maria Grayson, 857-6917



Rotaract ClubBack to top

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for NCC Students to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.



Service Learning ClubBack to top

The purpose of the Service Learning Club is to offer students an opportunity to engage in service learning projects, explore public service career options, investigate social problems, become more involved in the Fairfield County area community, and develop friendships with other service-minded students in an enhanced learning community environment.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Courtney Anstett, 857-3369



Soccer ClubBack to top

The purpose of the NCC Soccer Club is to promote the game of soccer among NCC students, to participate in team sports and to play league games against other clubs and colleges. The goal of the club is to engage and demonstrate sportsmanship both on and off the field, support and promote NCC, develop social skills, be physically active and have fun.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Roger Silva, 857-7199



Speech ClubBack to top

The purpose of the Speech Club is to provide a setting in which students can showcase their speaking abilities through competitive speaking events. Students can elect to compete in Individual Events (e.g. Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, etc.) and/or as members of Debate Teams.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Susan Seidell, 857-7102



Student GovernmentBack to top

The Student Government has been designed to represent students in College matters that interest or affect them. It governs and administers the Student Activities Fund, and it accepts and evaluates requests for funds. It also helps to ensure diversity and quality among programs designed for the College Student Body, and promotes the rights and general welfare of students at NCC.


The Student Government is NCC's representative body, and it works to promote the interests of students at the College.


Faculty Advisor(s):

sgovernment@ncc.commnet.edu



Student World AssemblyBack to top

The Student World Assembly is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization created to represent students globally. It provides a deliberative assembly where students around the world can exchange views, vote on global issues through online discussion forums and in annual international conventions, and translate these views into meaningful actions.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Robert Emigh, 857-3358

Mary Frances Carmell, 857-7343


The VoiceBack to top

The NCC Voice is a laboratory of Norwalk Community Colleges Communication Arts curricula. It serves as an educational tool, and also serves the entire College community by reporting the news, including College events and activities. The newspaper provides a forum for comment and criticism. It encourages free expression as guaranteed in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Lori Soderlind, 857-7279

Ann O'Connell



Theatre Arts ClubBack to top

The Theatre Arts club hopes to foster attitudes, understandings, skills and enjoyment so each student's artistic potential may be developed. In developing their potential, students will realize that lifelong participation in the arts is a valuable part of a life fully lived.


Faculty Advisor(s):

Christine Mangone, 857-6825



Wellness ClubBack to top

The Wellness Club exists to improve the general well being and health of the Norwalk Community College campus community. The club?s purpose is to promote and educate, encouraging lifestyle modifications to move toward optimal health, supporting strong relationships - with oneself, with one another, and with the world around us. This is reflected in the seven domains of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, occupational and environmental. Wellness has many shades of colors, and needs to be approachable and do-able.

 

Faculty Advisor(s):

Tyler Griese, 857-7195