GPTC Fall 2020 Club Meeting Schedule

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The Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of elected officers and members from the student body. SGA’s purpose is to serve and represent the student body; provide a channel through which students may exhibit leadership; recommend activities that enhance student life outside the classroom; and provide for constructive discussions leading to improvement of Georgia Piedmont Tech. Additionally, SGA seeks to improve communication among students, faculty, staff, and the community. For more information or to join, email sga@gptc.edu


Accounting Club

The Accounting Club, promotes growth and professional development of accounting and business students. This organization seeks to develop leadership skills through student participation in educational, business, civic, and social activities. The Accounting Club assists students in establishing career goals and promotes high standards of integrity, work ethics, and scholarship. Membership in this organization means student membership within the Georgia Society of CPA’s (GSCPA). For more information or to join, email ac@gptc.edu


Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

This is an organization providing superior leadership and education in Information Technology. AITP is dedicated to using Information Technology partnerships to provide education and benefits to our members while working with the industry to assist in the overall promotion and direction of Information Technology. For more information or to join, email aitp@gptc.edu


Cosmetology Club

Cosmetology Club members participate in activities and special events including hair show conferences and other professional developments within the Cosmetology industry. The club will provide a greater understanding of our field to the public and assist cosmetology students at the college. For more information or to join, email cosmo@gptc.edu


Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club is for students and professionals in the field. Some of the club’s goals are to improve criminal justice through educational activities, foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies, promote professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues and encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and professional training in criminal justice. For more information or to join, email  cj@gptc.edu


Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club

DGC is an organization that promotes achievement in academics and excellence in character. It is the purpose of DGC to serve and represent the student body, and to provide a channel through which students may exhibit leadership; to promote positive and instructional guidance in student preparation for the workforce, to encourage professionalism in appearance, communication skills, and to promote college spirit and loyalty. For more information or to join, email dg@gtpc.edu


Future Educators of Young Children (FEYC)

Affiliated with NAEYC and GAYC, membership is for individuals enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses. The purpose of the club is to further an understanding of Early Childhood beyond the boundaries of the classroom and to provide a forum for the members to discuss issues pertinent to the field of Early Childhood Education. It intends to inform members concerning job opportunities and continued educational possibilities. This chapter will also assist the community through charitable outreach through literacy based programs. For more information or to join, email feyc@gptc.edu


The Humanities Society

Humanities Society explores diverse cultures and their contributions to the humanities. THS embraces music, literature, philosophy and art from various ethnicities. Moreover, THS immerses students into theatre and how it relates to the human condition. Members benefit from attending local cultural venues that provide a channel whereby they can experience and embrace social issues in present day society. For more information or to join, email humanities@gptc.edu


Ladies in Action (LIA)

This organization is designed to cultivate and enhance empowerment. Members of Ladies in Action represent the student body and cultivate opportunities of leadership through structured activities such as education, etiquette, skills building, networking, and mentoring, as well as personal and professional development. Students must be committed to service and excellence. Ladies in Action will strive to achieve excellence in all its endeavors. For more information or to join, email lia@gptc.edu


Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX)

LEX exists to recognize persons who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal/legal assistant studies offered at an institution that is in good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Students must complete no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the program requirements with an overall grade point average of at least 3.25, plus a grade point average in their paralegal courses of at least 3.50 in order to be considered for admission to LEX. For more information or to join, email lex@gptc.edu


Mu Lambda Tau (MLT)

This organization enables students to further their knowledge of Clinical Laboratory Technology and to encourage their participation in local, state, regional, and national professional organizations. Many of these students are also members of the Georgia Society of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (GA-ASCLS) The mission is to make a positive impact in the health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine. For more information or to join, email mlt@gptc.edu


National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

This organization is open to all students in degree and diploma programs. Students must have completed 25 hours with a 3.5 Grade Point Average. The National Technical Honor Society is service oriented with a focus on helping other students through activities such as tutoring or mentoring and assisting families who have special needs in the local community. For more information or to join, email nths@gptc.edu


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

A non-profit educational association for students preparing for careers in business, entrepreneurial, or business-related fields. Its purpose is to promote interest in the field of business and develop leadership qualities in students preparing for business careers. For more information or to join, email pbl@gptc.edu


The Rotary Club

The Rotary Club is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. For more information or to join, email rotary@gptc.edu


SkillsUSA

An organization for trade, industrial, technical and health occupation students. It offers leadership, citizenship, and character development programs to complete skill training. SkillsUSA members work together to improve the Georgia Piedmont Tech, the work place, and the community; they also have an opportunity to compete in local, state and national Skills Olympics for recognition and achievement awards in their chosen occupational skills. skills@gptc.edu


The Student Optical Society

The Student Optical Society (SOS) is an organization designed to cultivate and enhance students’ empowerment. Our purpose is to represent the Opticianry student body and cultivate opportunities in leadership through structured activities such as education, etiquette, skills building, networking, and mentoring as well as personal and professional development. For more information or to join, email sos@gptc.edu


The Student Veteran Organization (SVO)

The Student Veteran Organization provides a forum where Student-Veterans can meet fellow Student-Veterans at the college, support and encourage one another, and foster a spirit of success through social events, and participation in Campus Life. For more information or to join, email svo@gptc.edu


United Media Minds

United Media Minds gives Design and Media Production majors the opportunity to be creative using their talents and educational training to create digital media productions at industry standard. Using digital media mediums, students will collaborate together while getting hands-on experience in film, television, photography, audio, lighting, graphic design, animation, web design, engineering, and hair and makeup crew positions. For more information or to join, email umm@gptc.edu


Club and Organizational Highlights

GTPC’s 2018 State GOAL Winner, Crystal Wright, was elected as the 2019-2020 SkillsUSA President.

2019 SkillsUSA winners
Left to right: Lawrence Hughes, Tovvah Bushay-Clark, Thamani Delgardo, Andrew Hartley. Not pictured, Isaac Spann and Elizabeth Salmon.

Members of SGA and PBL attend the 2019 PBL & State Leadership Conference
Left to right – Ndira Mya Munya – SGA President, Ruth Michael – SGA and PBL member. 2nd Place in Job Interview, Ryan Curry-English – PBL, 3rd Place in Job Interview, Kimani Forbes – SGA Member.

Members of Practical Nursing enjoying Campus Life.