Campus Life & Leadership
Campus Center, room 200
So, you want to get involved ...
The Office of Campus Life and Leadership makes getting involved easy. There are a ton of established clubs to choose from, and we also make starting your own club easy too! Simply stop by the Campus Life and Leadership Office to inquire about a club, or pick up a constitution to get your very own campus organization up and running. Either way, we hope to see you soon!
Advocates for Civil Engagement (ACE)
The primary goal of ACE is to bring together students who wish to become more engaged in their community and promote civic engagement.
Advisor: Deborah Scott | 816.604.4056
The purpose of the MCC-Penn Valley Anime Club is to bring students together who have a common interest in Japanese animation, drawing and culture on the MCC-Penn Valley campus.
Advisor: Terry Stanley | 816.604.4064
Student Ambassadors are representatives of the student body and hosts to college visitors. Ambassadors work with faculty, staff, students, and the community to promote MCC-Penn Valley.
Criminal Justice Club
The purpose of the Criminal Justice club is to provide students pursuing their degree in Criminal Justice or Legal Studies or those considering the field the opportunity to engage with those on and off campus in the profession. The club also provides leadership and service opportunities to its members.
Advisor: Merrell Bennekin
The purpose of the Drama Club is to bring students together who have an interest in theatre or performance. This club is open to all students!
Advisor: Angela Biondo
TEMS/Paramedic Club is open to anyone working towards a degree or interested in one in the EMS/Paramedic field. This club provides networking, leadership development, and social activities for students.
Advisor: Chad Wright at 816.604.4810
The club meets to socialize and sponsor campus gaming activities and experiences.
Advisor: Nic LaHue at 816.604.4255
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
The purpose of the National Student Nurses Association is to bring together students in our Nursing programs at the Health Sciences Institute. The organization provides leadership and networking opportunities as well as social activities for students in the program.
Advisor: Amy Abma at 816.604.4165
Phi Theta Kappa
PTK is a scholastic honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarships among two-year college students and provides leadership and service development. Students are invited to join after attaining an overall 3.5 GPA in 12 hours of college credit. Active members have opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in academic enrichment activities, and develop friendships with fellow Phi Theta Kappa members from all over the country. Membership also qualifies students for many transfer scholarships reserved for Phi Theta Kappa members.
Elizabeth Robertson | 816.604.4015
The Pre-Dental Club provides activities and resources for any students that may be interested in the dental field (Dentist, Dental Hygienist, etc). The club provides networking, community service and social activities to help students learn more about the dental profession.
Hema Udupa | 816.604.4237
Sexual and Gender Alliance (SAGA)
SAGA explores issues that encompass all aspects of diversity including social roles, cultural background and sexual orientation. The goal is to provide support for LGBTQI members and their allies at our school, as well as raise awareness of discriminatory behaviors, actions, and attitudes that affect our community.
Advisor: Nancy Harrington | 816.604.4240
The Street Team serves as the volunteer team for the Campus Life and Leadership Office. Their role is to assist in promotion and implementation of campus events as well as encourage school spirit and service. As a member of the Street Team, students get first access to campus events and special activities only for Street Team members.
Shelby Coxon | 816.604.4255
Serving as the link between students and administration, Student Government works in the best interest of the student body to address pertinent student needs and administrative policies. They work to promote mutual understanding between students, faculty, and the administration. Members are elected by the student body and serve a one-academic-year term and each club/organization also appoints a member to the SGA.
Advisor: Shelby Coxon | 816.604.4255
Student Veterans Association
The club provides support for veterans to talk about the transition from military to civilian life and raises awareness at MCC-Penn Valley about what it is like to serve in the military.
Linda Lechowicz | 816.604.4075
Surgical Tech Club
The purpose of the Surgical Tech Club is to provide those in the Surgical Technology program at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Sciences Institute with opportunities for leadership, professional development, and social activities.
Advisor: Roger Massey | 816.604.4664