Student Organizations

For more information about specific organizations, please email or visit the Office of Student Life in room S200.


Amateur Radio Society

GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this club is to educate students on different forms of communication.
ADVISOR: Deborah Howland (dhowland@starkstate.edu) Room M202, Ext. 4500

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American Sign Language Club (ASL)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: The club will strive to provide services to the Deaf community through fundraising, works and by raising awareness of ASL whenever possible. The club will also provide opportunities to students in the ASL program to interact and use the language.
ADVISOR: Stacy Jackson (sjackson@starkstate.edu) Room T108a, Ext. 5582

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: Professional and academic development, leadership qualities and networking with the area professionals for the student members and leaders.
ADVISOR: KC Guthridge (kguthridge@starkstate.edu) Room B215o, Ext. 4418
ASME National Web Site

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Association for Medical Laboratory Technicians (AMLT)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To help improve and maintain acceptability standards of professional practice by continuing the member’s educational and professional growth. To promote the welfare of the students in the MLT program. To promote communication between students, faculty, and alumni. To maintain professional standards outlined by ASCP and ASCLS – OHIO. To engage in educational and social activities to promote the general welfare of the MLT program at Stark State College.
ADVISOR: Robin Sherer (rsherer@starkstate.edu) Room J300

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Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta) Biological Honor Society
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences.  Its activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.
ADVISOR: Annissa Langworthy (alangworthy@starkstate.edu) Room H209p, Ext. 4881

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Between the Covers Book Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  To provide students with the opportunity to read and discuss popular literature.  The club will also promote reading as an activity and encourage students to read in their lives.
ADVISOR: Brad Palmer (bpalmer@starkstate.edu) Room E208c, Ext. 5190

 

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Comic Book Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: Comic book club is a place where students, faculty, and other enthusiasts of narrative art come together. We love to discuss and debate comics, manga, graphic novels, and movies.
ADVISOR: Jon Judy (jjudy@starkstate.edu) Room E208a, Ext. 4228
ADVISOR: Brad Palmer (bpalmer@starkstate.edu) Room E208c, Ext. 5190

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Criminal Justice Student Association
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To provide students with opportunities to meet and socialize with other criminal justice majors, provide opportunities to volunteer in the community and network within the field, and provide opportunities to expand their knowledge of the profession.
ADVISOR: Angela Smith Alder (asmithalder@starkstate.edu) Room T108c, Ext. 5282

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CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: CRU at Stark State is an interdenominational student Christian organization seeking to provide a spiritual environment for students desiring to develop their relationship with God.  We want to see students everywhere embrace the purpose, love and forgiveness that God offers them in a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Join us for study, fellowship and service weekly! #thisiswhyICru.
ADVISOR: Matt Robinson MRobinson@STARKSTATE.EDU  Room E253, Ext. 4779

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Culinary Club (Epicurean Society)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  A not-for-profit organization, organized as a non-partisan federation of student chefs and other faculty or staff, dedicated to the promotion of excellence, education, professionalism and collegiality in the culinary profession.
ADVISORS: Jeff McKenna (jmckenna@starkstate.edu) Room M208, Ext. 4238; Kathy Ross (kross@starkstate.edu) Room M303; Ext. 4340

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Cultural Diversity Coalition
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To promote the best of a culturally diverse atmosphere. This organization is committed to assisting all students in their endeavor to attain a higher level of education, by directing them to the appropriate organization or office to help them solve problems that may prevent them from meeting academic standards.
ADVISOR: Lori Adkins (ladkins@starkstate.edu) Room B226, Ext. 5611

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Enactus
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: Enactus stands for Entrepreneurial Action Us. The Enactus Club is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
ADVISOR: M. Jane Upperman (mupperman@starkstate.edu) Room M335, Ext. 4386

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Energy and Environment Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To promote environmental education, awareness, and appreciation, and to implement, educate, and assist in any programs of recycling, reducing, and reusing on the Stark State College campus and within the community.
ADVISOR: Jean Barbato (jbarbato@starkstate.edu) Room B215ii, Ext. 5194
National Association of Environmental Professionals Web Site

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Food and Nutrition (FaN) Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:To help improve and maintain acceptability standards of professional practice by continuing the member’s educational and professional growth.  To promote communication between students, faculty, and alumni.  To maintain the professional standards outlined by the American Dietetic Association and Dietary Manager’s Association.  To engage in education and social activities to promote the general welfare of the Dietary Programs at the college.
ADVISOR: Michelle Igleheart (migleheart@starkstate.edu) Room J328, Ext. 5767

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Gamers Guild
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: Gamers Guild brings together students interested in graphics, animation, and video gaming. This is a social club that encourages students to come in and hang out with friends while learning about the various topics that affect the interactive media industries.
ADVISOR: John McNamara (jmcnamara@starkstate.edu) Room C100ah, Ext. 4749

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Heads Up
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  To assist incoming Minority Males in their transition to Stark State College (SSC) and being academically successful at the college.  Provide a means for responsible and effective student participation, provide opportunities for personal growth through organization and leadership opportunities and provide a means whereby students may gain experience through responsible participation.  Act as a resource for minority males on campus, encourage access and success on the part of SSC Minority Male students and provide a voice through which minority male student opinions may be expressed.  Provide a vehicle for students to develop meaningful contacts and relationships and provide a forum for closer interaction with the faculty and staff.
Watch YouTube Video about Heads Up>>
ADVISOR: John Jivens (jjivens@starkstate.edu) Room S302b, Ext. 4514

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High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To encourage, promote, aid, and affect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, and knowledge about methods, processes among the membership. To promote a representative, centralized organization to collect, collate, coordinate, and distribute data, information, ideas, knowledge, methods, and techniques by any suitable means in order to improve the efficiency, promote uniformity in investigative methods, and develop matters of mutual interest to the membership.
ADVISOR: Glenn Goe (ggoe@starkstate.edu) Room C100, Ext. 4857

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Human and Social Services Student Association
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To provide a support network for students in the program. To provide an opportunity for students to network in the community. To provide an opportunity for students to be involved in a social service capacity.
ADVISOR: Verlinda Bennett (vbennett@starkstate.edu) Room T112c, Ext. 5164
ADVISOR: Shirley Riddle (sriddle@starkstate.edu) Room T112d, Ext. 4080

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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To enhance awareness of the SSC’s electrical and electronic engineering technology programs, as well as the capabilities and communication within the Northeast Ohio Electrical/Electronic community. To provide a means whereby students may gain experience through responsible participation in electrical/electronic engineering technology activities.
ADVISOR: Dr. Jim Maloney (jmaloney@starkstate.edu) Room B215, Ext. 4292
IEEE National Web Site
IEEE Local Web Site

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Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: The group exists for the purpose of drawing together accounting and financial services students at the College. To provide a forum for students to learn more about the opportunities within their chosen field. To show the students how to contribute to the community and further their education within the field to obtain professional certifications.
ADVISOR: Jane Upperman (mupperman@starkstate.edu) Room M335, Ext. 4386
Stark State IMA Web Site

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International Association for Hydrogen Energy
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: Promote an increased knowledge of, and greater interest in the science, development, and management and applications of hydrogen energy, among members of Chapter and the general public.  Serve as an informational group providing information about hydrogen energy.  Serve as an intermediate and contact point between members and the industry/academia for job opportunities in hydrogen energy related areas.  Develop ties with other IAHE Student Chapters and National Chapters of IAHE.
ADVISOR: Dr. Jim Maloney (jmaloney@starkstate.edu) Room B215, Ext. 4292
www.iahe.org

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International Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To promote better international understanding and cooperation at Stark State College. To help foreign students at SSC become acquainted with each other and the American way of life. To help Americans at SSC become acquainted with customs and traditions of other lands.
ADVISOR: Kim Chhay (kchhay@starkstate.edu) Room S303, Ext. 4667

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Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To support educators, and recognize scholarship and excellence in Education. Provides opportunities for professional development, service learning and leadership.
ADVISOR: Marie Glossen (mglossen@starkstate.edu) Room T110b, Ext. 4984

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LGBTS Global
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the group known as LGBTS (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight) Global is to promote harmony among all sexually diverse communities, end homophobia, provide a safe place for students to meet, support each other and talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and work on educating ourselves and the broader Stark State College community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
ADVISOR: Natalee Hilt (nhilt@starkstate.edu) Room E250, Ext. 4903
LGBTS website

 

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Math Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  To provide a venue for students to share their knowledge with others wishing to acquire stronger mathematical abilities, create bonds and new friendships between students, and organize events, challengers, and competitions for members and non-members alike.
ADVISOR:  Florian Haiduc (fhaiduc@starkstate.edu) Room E229, Ext. 4771

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Multimedia Group
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To allow people with an interest in the media field to network, learn, and exchange information.  An auxiliary function of this club is to allow the grouping of students for the purpose of developing their own multimedia projects.
ADVISOR: Maria Bleahu (mbleahu@starkstate.edu) Room C100h, Ext. 5221

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National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  A dynamic national organization serving the management interests of the entire technical contracting industry.  To promote and join in the operation of programs of practical training and related instruction for apprentices, and advanced training for journeymen in the electrical trade in this area.
ADVISOR: Dr. James Maloney (jmaloney@starkstate.edu) Room B215w, Ext. 4292
National Electrical Contractors Association www.necanet.org

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Native American Indian Organization
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:Provide a support network for Native American students on campus and to also provide opportunities to learn about Native American peoples, histories, and cultures for both the organization’s members and the College community at large.
ADVISOR: Larry Ray (lray@starkstate.edu) Room C100g, Ext. 4918

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Outdoor Adventure Club
ADVISOR: Fred Jarka (fjarka@starkstate.edu) Room E235, Ext. 4481

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students. To provide opportunity for development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
ADVISOR: Shari Brooks (sbrooks@starkstate.edu) Room S200f, Ext. 4237
ADVISOR: David Sigmund (dsigmund@starkstate.edu)
Stark State Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Web Site
Phi Theta Kappa Ohio Region Web Site
International Phi Theta Kappa Web Site

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Physics and Astronomy Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To provide like-minded students who are interested in Physics and Astronomy a place to discuss and explore the concepts of Physics and Astronomy through experimentation, sky viewing, discussions, possible field trips, guest speakers and bimonthly newsletters.
ADVISOR: Claudia Barr (cbarr@starkstate.edu) Room E261, Ext. 4638

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Pre-Medical Professional Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  To provide students with information regarding the professional field of their interest.  Have discussions of what students are planning on pursuing, and to answer any questions or concerns.  To allow students to help each other out with any information they have or experiences they can share with others.  Help students build relationships with schools and medical professionals, as well as help with professional test fees.
ADVISOR:  Nate Miller (nmiller2@starkstate.edu) Ext. 4430

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Psi Beta Psychology Honors Chapter
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To serve as a means of national recognition of the students’ early interest in and dedication to the field of psychology and to scholastic achievement.  Provide opportunities to become acquainted with and involved with the larger field of psychology.  Provide a forum for developing one’s perspective about psychology and for building a sense of community and identity with others in the field.  Enhance leadership skills and encourage research.  Provide greater opportunity for student/faculty interaction outside the classroom.  Benefit the campus and community through programs and services.
ADVISOR: Dr. Bryan Gerber (bgerber@starkstate.edu) Room E246 , Ext. 4033

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Respiratory Therapy Club
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: The club will provide opportunities to raise awareness about respiratory care in the community by fostering professionalism, volunteering, and networking within the field. The club will also promote the welfare of the students in the respiratory care program by participating in educational, social, and community events at the college.
ADVISOR: Brooke Owen (bowen@starkstate.edu) Room J336, Ext. 5330

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Rotaract (Alliance Satellite Center)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:A Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.
ADVISOR: Jessica Grimes (jagrimes@starkstate.edu) Alliance Satellite Center, Ext. 4672
http://www.rotary.org

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: Professional development, networking with the area businesses and industries, leadership qualities, and educational resources. Offers scholarships/funding in the Manufacturing education.
ADVISOR: KC Guthridge (kguthridge@starkstate.edu) Room B215o, Ext. 4418
SME National Web Site

 

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Sociology Association
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  To provide a dynamic contribution to society through the broadening of knowledge and understanding of the Social Sciences, namely Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology.
ADVISOR: 
Daysha Lawrence (dlawrence@starkstate.edu) Room K101, Ext. 5328
ADVISOR:  Natashia Willmott (mwillmott@starkstate.edu) Room E208l, Ext. 5293

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Software Development Guild
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To promote software craftsmanship amongst its members.  Students will work together to hone their skills while branching out and learning concepts and best practices in varying areas not covered in traditional education.  Will fortify work skills and prepare students for employment after graduation.
ADVISOR: Sharon Hoover (shoover@starkstate.edu) Room C100n, Ext. 5049

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Stark Communication Society
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:  Stark Communication Society gives students opportunities to practice and apply communication and public speaking skills. The club offers coaching, workshops and other help for nervous speech-givers, and members enjoy a fun and inviting atmosphere in building relationships with fellow students and faculty. The group also gets help with the Effective Speaking class requirements.
ADVISOR: Brad Palmer (bpalmer@starkstate.edu), Room E208c, Ext. 5190

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Stark Raving Writers
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To reinforce the social aspect of writing and encourage writing as a continued practice outside of the classroom. To promote awareness of the Writing Center and get students acquainted with the tutors. The writing group will work together in the group dynamic and in developing the publication.
ADVISOR: Marie Cox (mcox@starkstate.edu) Room E252, Ext. 4315
ADVISOR: Duane Dodson (ddodson@starkstate.edu) Room E226, Ext. 4180

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Stark Voices – Student Publication/Newspaper
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To provide the students, faculty and staff of Stark State College with an informative and worth while publication. To keep the college community informed of school events. To provide a place for students to voice their questions and opinions. To spotlight any groups or clubs making news at SSC. To promote teamwork. To develop raw talent.
ADVISOR: Nicole Herrera (nherrera@starkstate.edu) E244, Ext. 5209
ADVISOR: Elizabeth Modarelli (emodarelli@starkstate.edu) E244, Ext. 4928

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Stark State College Association of Medical Assistants
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To foster professionalism in the medical assisting students by providing opportunities to uphold the code of ethics of the AAMA. This includes giving back to the community, continually learning new things, and treating everyone with respect and dignity. To create a sense of belonging by having activities that brings all the students together for a common goal.
ADVISOR: Nancy Peterhansen (npeterhansen@starkstate.edu) Room J335, Ext. 4313

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Stark State College Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:To afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.
ADVISOR: Amy Jo Sanders (asanders@starkstate.edu) Room E218, Ext. 4428
www.acs.org

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Stark State Theater
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:Stark State Theater provides a fun and encouraging environment in which students can explore the craft of dramatic and comedic performance through workshops in improvisation and acting.  Participation in this club promotes public discourse and speaking skills and provides an opportunity to practice creativity and interpretation of character, setting, plot, and theme.
ADVISOR: Robert Berens RBerens@STARKSTATE.EDU  Room: E208a,  Ext. 4844

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Student Ambassador Program
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: This program is comprised of a select group of students to represent Stark State College, both on and off campus. Student Ambassadors serve as liaisons between the College and the community.
ADVISOR: Jeanette Russ (jruss@starkstate.edu) M110q, Ext. 4625

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Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: A category of membership within the American Dental Hygienists Association. Dedicated to the advancement and promotion of dental hygiene and is the association of the profession. Supports student dental hygiene activities. Membership offers students opportunities for travel, scholarship, research and scholarly activity, networking and employment assistance. The club focuses on fundraising to support activities and involvement in ADHA activities and conferences.
ADVISOR: Nancy Stanwick (nstanwick@starkstate.edu) Room H209g, Ext. 4540

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Student Connection
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To provide a support network for students in the foster care system and to provide an opportunity for students to network with each other and in the community.  Student Connection also provides an opportunity to be involved in a social service capacity through involvement in a community service project each semester to be student driven.
ADVISOR: Verlinda Bennett (vbennett@starkstate.edu) Room T112c, Ext. 5164
ADVISOR: Shirley Riddle, (sriddle@starkstate.edu) Room T112d, Ext. 4080

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Student Government Association/InterClub Council
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To represent students’ ideas and concerns to the College Administration and present possible solutions regarding concerns. To promote student participation in College organizations and to provide opportunities for student participation.
ADVISOR: Cherie Barth (cbarth@starkstate.edu) Room S302a, Ext. 4237

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Student Health Information Management Association (SHIMA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To help improve and maintain acceptable standards of professional practice by promoting the HIMT students’ welfare and communication between students, faculty and alumni as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
ADVISOR: Judy Edgar (jedgar@starkstate.edu) Room J324, Ext. 4213

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Student Nurse Association (SNA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: Students shall have primary responsibility for selecting and carrying out social and educational activities. The activities of the organization shall promote the profession of nursing and support the educational endeavors of the membership.
ADVISOR: Amanda Dawson (adawson@starkstate.edu) Room J322, Ext. 4058

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Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Club (SOTA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To promote interest in and knowledge of Occupational Therapy. To support the educational endeavors of Occupational Therapy students at Stark State College.
ADVISOR: Minerva Rivera (mrivera@starkstate.edu) H209k, Ext. 4630

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Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club (SPTA)
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To promote interest and awareness in physical therapy. To provide service activities for the community and college. To unite the first and second year Physical Therapist Assistant Technology students and participate in activities that would provide moral support to these students.
ADVISOR: Marian Over (mover@starkstate.edu) Room H209l, Ext. 4733

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The Edge
GOAL/DESCRIPTION:A student led group that provides opportunities for students to seek and enjoy the presence of God together. In the presence of the Lord there is love, freedom, strength, joy, peace, hope, healing, comfort, purpose, righteousness, power and truth.
CONTACT: starkstate@frontline-edge.com

 

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Women of Color
GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To reach out to support and empower women of color to assist them in succeeding in their educational pursuits here at the College and in reaching their goals in the future. To make the campus community aware and educated about issues that relate to women of color in this community and around the world.
ADVISOR: Martina Sharp-Grier (mgrier@starkstate.edu) Room E241, Ext. 4502

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