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CONNECT with others THROUGH A GULF COAST STUDENT CLUB OR ORGANIZATION

Right now, a new best friend, an employer, a future business partner, or even a future spouse, could be playing intramurals, studying in the library, or working on a project in a lab. You may meet in class, but your chances of meeting increase dramatically when you get involved with a club or organization at Gulf Coast State College.

Participation in a club or organization:

  • builds your career network
  • expands your social circle
  • increases your leadership skills
  • looks great on your resume
  • makes college an entertaining and pleasant experience 

With more than 5,000 students enrolled on Gulf Coast’s four campuses, you will be able to connect with like-minded people during your academic career.  If you don’t see a club or organization that interests you, start one!  As the saying goes, “If you build it, they will come.” For more information, please stop by the SGA office located in the McSpadden Student Union East Cafeteria on the Panama City Campus. You can also email Donna Peterson or call 850-769-1551 ext. 3868 to help answer your questions.

CURRENT STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Want to connect with students in an existing student organization or club? Click on each name below to learn more!

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  • GCSC Goes Green

    Gulf Goes Green (G) strives to introduce environmentally conscious, sustainable practices, and to take action to educate people towards a cleaner, more eco-friendly campus and community. So far we have planted a garden here on campus, helped clear room for a garden at the Panama City Rescue Missions, and have organized a beach cleanup at Pier Park. Some of the goals G3 hopes to achieve during the spring semester include starting a paper and cardboard recycling program going at Gulf Coast State College and setting up a small hydroponics system. All of the material in the Gulf Goes Green Garden was upcycled, or donated by Lowe’s in Panama City Beach, and funding for the hydroponics system was donated by the conservation branch of the Panama City Women’s Club.

     Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Every Wednesday, 12:15-1:00pm

    Location:

    NS-B 144

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    Advisor information:

    Jessica Edwards
    850-769-1551, ext. 6020
  • GCSC Players

    The Players are the theater club on the Gulf Coast State College Panama City Campus who received the 2016 Outstanding Campus Organization. The Players produce events in the Amelia Tapper Center Theater Lab that range from comedy nights to improv workshops. 

     GCSC Players

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    Advisor Information: 

    Jason Hedden
    850-769-1551, ext. 3887
  • Intramurals

    Too much time in the library? Stay active and get moving. The Gulf Coast State College Campus Recreational Intramural program provides a variety of opportunities for physical fitness, wellness and socialization.

    Advisor Information:

    Donna Peterson
    850-769-1551 ext. 3868
    dwpeterson@gulfcoast.edu
  • Jazzodores

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Tuesdays @3:15pm

    Location:

    Amelia Center RM 134

    advisor INformation:

    John Divine
    jdivine@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 ext. 4025
  • Muslim Student Association

    mission & purpose:

    The mission of the Muslim Student Association shall be to take action on behalf of the student body and to specifically work to:

    • Spread the message of Islam and inform others about the true meaning of Islam.
    • Stimulate student understanding in all aspects of campus life.
    • Foster activities for (and with) clubs/organizations of the student body.
    • Manage all student activity fees in a fiscally accountable manner.
    • Empower students in all aspects of student and campus governance.
    • Provide an official voice through which the opinions of the student body may be expressed.

    Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Every Monday, 3:30-4:30pm

    Location:

    Language and Literature RM16

    Muslim Student Association

    Advisor Information:

    Kelly Williams
    kwilliam19@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, ext. 3515
  • Nursing Student Association (NSA)

    Join your future nursing colleagues for networking and fun outside of class.

    mission & purpose:

    To support nursing education and promote the nursing profession.

    • Bring together and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs.
    • Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession.
    • Promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession.
    • Advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care.
    • Advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education.
    • Develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

     meeting time & Location:

    • September 10th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • October 7th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • November 4th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • February 3rd (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • March 2nd (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • April 6th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121

    Advisor Information:

    Jerrie Kirksey
    850-769-1551, ext. 5833
  •  PRIDE

    PRIDE wants to create an atmosphere of love and acceptance on campus for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity? All students and faculty are invited to attend meetings and events of PRIDE, as we strive to achieve a culture of acceptance and diversity on our campus and in the community.

    Mission & Purpose:
    PRIDE exists to provide an open forum for the sexual and gender minority of our community and their allies to discuss and share with one another in a safe, comfortable, student-led environment.  It works to educate both its members and the community on the issues faced by LGBTQ+ students; and to combat the presence of intolerance in our society through the promotion of equality, understanding, and acceptance.
     

    Meeting location & time:

    • Last Friday of every month via Zoom at 12:30PM

    Advisor Information: 

    Scot Kirkland
    skirkland@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 ext. 6102
  • Respiratory Therapy Student Association

    Have fun with your fellow respiratory therapy students at Gulf Coast State College by joining this campus association.

    Advisor Information:

    Julia Thomas
    850-769-1551, ext. 5835
    or
    Jennifer Barber
    jbarber@gulfcoast.edu
  • Ripples of Change

    Mission Statement:

    "To assist those in need whether it be domestic or abroad, striving to build a better today through our philosophy that we can always do more than we did yesterday, and inspiring others to do the same."

    Advisor Information:

    Antonio Adessi
    850-769-1551, ext. 5887
  • Sonography Club

    In the Sonography Club, you’ll connect with other Gulf Coast students in the profession. This club goals are to promote high quality education, professional registration, continuing education, lifelong learning and a strong commitment to the medical profession, patients and the community.

    Advisor Information:

    Vicki Bynum
    850-769.-551, ext. 3591
  • Spanish Club

    Whether you are a native speaker or just learning the language, join the Spanish Club to have fun and practice your Spanish skills. 

    Advisor Information:

    Katherine Riley
    kriley4@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 ext. 2881

  • Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA)

    Begin networking with future dental hygienists by joining this club at Gulf Coast State College.

    mission & purpose:

    The mission & purpose of this club shall be to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession, and to contribute toward the improvement of the health of the public.

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm

    Location:

    HS 201

    Advisor Information:

    Miranda Stewart
    mstewart@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, ext. 3244
  • Student Chef Club

    Are you a fellow foodie? Join the Student Chef Club to meet other students who love to cook.

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    Advisor Information: 

    Denise Crider
    850-769-1551, ext. 2848
    dcrider@gulfcoast.edu
  • Student Veteran's Association

    We are the SVA, a student lead club that assists student veterans and their families in pursuing educational, professional and vocational goals by providing access to information, tools, and services that will enhance your skills supporting both your military career and the transition to civilian life.

    Your military colleagues know your challenges and triumphs better than anyone else on campus. Get to know them by getting involved in the Student Veteran's Association.

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    3rd Thursday of each Month, 12:30pm

    Location:

    Student Veterans Room in SUE

    Advisor Information:

    David Jantzen
    850-769-1551 ext. 3210
    OR
    Suzanne Remedies 
    850-769-1551, ext. 5011
     
  • Surgical Services Student Association

    Are you interested in a career in the operating room? In this club, you’ll get to know nursing and surgical technology students who are interested in surgical services.

    Advisor Information:

    Libby McNaron
    850-769-1551, ext. 3551
     
  •  TRiO Society

    Have you overcome environmental, social, academic and cultural barriers to get to or through college? At TRiO, you’ll become friends with classmates who are walking a similar path.

    meeting time & location:

    • 1st Tuesday of every Month @11:00am, SUW 82
    • Last Wednesday of every Month @12:15pm, SUW 82

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    Advisor Information:

    Diane Garrard
    850-769-1551, ext. 3526
  • Visionaries Ink

    mission:

    Visionaries Ink exists to promote the arts and artist growth at GCSC and in the surrounding community.

    purpose:

    • Provide all interested students, even those not enrolled in art courses, a creative outlet in a safe environment.  (As well, as access to instruction, materials, and facilities.)
    • Participate in school/community events with artistic contributions.  For example: painting backdrops for band and theater events.  These will provide both artistic and community building experience.
    • Establish connections to local community art resources (local galleries, artists, etc...)
    • Provide students who are enrolled in art courses an established day and time to seek extra help/time on current projects.  This would also allow for peer as well as instructor support.
    • Arrange club trips to institutions of learning (museums, galleries, figure-drawing classes) that will serve to enrich the student experience and expand their scope of community resources.
    • The art club may supply materials, studio space and workshops to its members.

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Every other Thursday, 12:30pm

    Location:

    Amelia Center Room 128

    Visionaries Ink

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    Advisor Information:

    Tammy Marinuzzi
    850-769-1551, ext. 2890
     
    Pavel Amromin
    pamromin@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551, ext. 4874
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