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Student Clubs and Organizations

Connect with others through a GC 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!

Bio coming soon!

 Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

To be determined

Location:

Contact club advisor for more details

Advisor Information:

Gretta Preston
850.283.2323, Ext. 2910

Brain Bowl members compete as a team in tournaments around the state answering questions about science, math, history, literature, art, and current events. Any student can try out for the Brain Bowl team in the fall as long as they are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Any student who earns an official spot on the team will be rewarded with a spring semester scholarship.

Meeting Time & Location:

Time: 

Friday 10 AM-12 PM

Location: 

J.R. Asbell Building (RM 101)

Advisor Information: 

Ben Schmidt
850.769.1551, Ext. 3562

Bio coming soon!

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

Tuesday 11 AM

Location: 

Advanced Technology Center (RM 216)

Advisor Information:

Dr. Erika Goines
850.769.1551 Ext. 5886

Bio coming soon!

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

Thursday 1 PM-2 PM

Location:

Private Dining Room in SUE

Advisor Information:

David Russell 
850.769.1551 Ext. 5811

Bio coming soon!

Meeting time & location:

Time:

To be determined

Location:

Contact club advisors for more details

Advisors Information:

Sandra Pugh
spugh@gulfcoast.edu
850.769.1551, Ext. 2879

Kayley Thomas
kthomas28@gulfcoast.edu
850.769.1551, Ext. 2873

Bio coming soon!

 Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

Friday 9 AM

Location:

Carl's Gray Park, Honors Lounge Room

Advisor Information:

Amber Clark
850.769.1551, Ext. 2872
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 Time & Location:

Time:

To be announced

Location: 

Contact advisor for more details

Advisor Information: 

Vincent Pelligrino
vpelligri@gulfcoast.edu
850.769.1551, Ext. 2888

John Divine
jdivine@gulfcoast.edu
850.769.1551, Ext. 4025

Bio coming soon!

Meeting Time & Location: 

Time:

Thursday 8 AM

Location: 

Amaveda

Advisor Information:

Patrick Brennan
850.769.1551, Ext. 2828

Model United Nations (Model UN) is an academic simulation where students step into the shoes of ambassadors from U.N. member states and try to develop solutions to world problems. Student “delegates” research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, prepare draft resolutions, debate, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, and learn a simplified version of the parliamentary procedures used in the real United Nations, all with the goal of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect almost every country on Earth. 

Meeting Time & Location: 

Time:

Wednesday 4:10 PM-5:55 PM

Location: 

Social Science Building SS (RM 102) 

Advisor Information:

David Fistein
850.769.1551, Ext. 2826

The purpose of the Florida Nursing Student Association is 

  1. To aid in the preparation of nursing students for the assumption of professional responsibilities.
  2. To aid in the development of the whole person and that person’s responsibility for the healthcare of people in all walks of life.
  3. To provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns.

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

2nd Monday of the Month 2 PM

Location: 

Health Science Building (RM 121)

Advisor Information:

Jerrie Kirksey
850.769.551 Ext. 5833

Bio coming soon! 

Meeting Time & Location: 

Time:

Friday 12 PM

Location:

Student Union East (RM 54)

Advisor Information:

Jessica Owens
jowens9@gulfcoast.edu
850.769.1551 Ext. 3243

SADHA is a component of ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association) that works to support dental hygiene students through education, networking, advocacy, and promoting oral health care needs of the community. 

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

1st Tuesday of the month 12 PM- 1 PM

Location:

Health Science Building (RM 201)

Advisor Information:

Miranda Stewart
850.769.1551, Ext. 3244

Honor Society 

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

To be determined

Location:  

Contact club advisor for more details 

Advisor Information: 

Akiko Nakamura 
850.769.1551, Ext. 5148

Bio coming soon!

meeting time & location:

Time:

Thursday 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

Location:

Rosenwald Building (RM 103)

Advisor Information:

Kathrine Riley
850.769.1551, Ext. 2881

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:

Thursday 12 PM

Location:

Student Union East (RM 62)

Advisor Information:

David Jantzen
850.769.1551, Ext. 3210

Bio coming soon!

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

Thursday 4 PM

Location:

Amelia Center (Piano Lab)

Advisor Information:

John Divine
850.769.1551, Ext. 4025

Bio coming soon!

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

Thursday 12:45 PM

Location:

Library

Advisor Information:

Iman Elkomy 
850.769.1551, Ext. 3332

“To promote the arts and artistic growth at GCSC and in the surrounding community.” – Visionaries Ink Mission Statement

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

Thursday 12:30 PM

Location:

Amelia Center (RM 128)

Advisor Information: 

Tammy Marrinuzzi
850.769.1551, Ext. 2890

Our club is linked to the TRIO Student Support Services program which serves and supports students who are first generation, low income and/or students with disabilities to provide them comfortable and inclusive way to get involved with student life on campus. 

Meeting Time & Location:

Time:

Thursday 12:45 PM

Location:

Student Union West (RM 307)

Advisor Information:

Kendra Kizziah
850.913.3344
Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.