Student Organizations

Baptist Student Union

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) is a campus ministry that is open to all students at SMCC. Our vision is that students know Christ and make Him known. The SMCC Baptist Student Union offers you a place of fellowship, a springboard for missions, and a house for discipleship. From Monday night worship to various small group Bible studies,you can have the opportunity to plug into the Christian community of Southwest Mississippi. We are here to serve and help you. Please feel free to take a few minutes and check out our site for the answer to any questions you may have. Also, feel free to contact us with any. We would love to hear from you. additional questions. We are here to: help you deepen your faith in God support you in the living of your faith join with others in the study of the scriptures help you use your gifts in ministering to others have a meaningful worship experience help you get a "bigger picture of the world" from a Christian perspective develop friendships that become lasting relationships

Daniel Herndon

601-276-2012

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to recognize the outstanding scholastic achievement of community college students. There are over 800 chapters in the United States alone and over 700 four-year colleges and universities offer scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members. The SMCC PTK Omicron Delta Chapter’s charter date was 1966, which means PTK has had a long history on our campus.

Criteria to join the SMCC PTK Omicron Delta Chapter: To be eligible student must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA Must have earned at least 15 college course hours $85.00 initiation fee (one-time fee) After student gains membership status, they must maintain a 3.0 GPA

Benefits of PTK: Receive formal recognition Access to PTK transfer scholarships – *note check with university you are transferring to on GPA requirements and scholarship amounts Leadership development programs Tools to help you transfer to your four-year college/university Support system of like-minded two-year college students, faculty, and administrators.

Dr. Jennifer D. McLaughlin

601-276-2432

Natalie McMahon

601-276-3865

Dr. Jim Stephens

601-276-3840

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for student government at Southwest Mississippi Community College. Our role as the student government involves dealing with a broad range of issues relating to student life on the campus. We are interested in hearing from students who have recommendations for improving the life of students at SMCC and we are actively involved in many issues on the campus.

Ashley Sasser

601-276-3732

Bear Trackers

Student volunteers selected by faculty to assist with recruitment, orientation, and other promotional events.

Patricia Young

601-276-3844

Karinlee Brister

601-276-3849

Tri Beta Biological Honor Society

Tri Beta Biological Honor Society is a national society for college students majoring in biological sciences or interested in the life sciences. A student must have a B average in his/her science courses to be in the honor society.

Dr. Alana Gabler

601-276-3880

Robin Kuntz

601-276-3744

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA is a student organization that gives our students the opportunity to reach their career goals as leaders and entrepreneurs. We compete with students across the globe in events related to our major and gain real world experience. This gives us a competitive edge over other college graduates. We network and form relationships that connect us to internships, jobs, other students and friends that last a lifetime. Collegiate DECA motivates us to be academically successful, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders. Collegiate DECA provides students with a sense of purpose and the tools to be the best, giving us an experience unlike any other college organization.

Deanna Martin

601-276-3734

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda (collegiate FBLA) is the largest student business organization in the world. The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for postsecondary students to develop business-related career competencies. PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.

Amber Lirette

601-276-2013

Brian Miller

601-276-3733

Dr. Kim Tynes

601-276-2434

Health Information Management Student Association

Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA) gives HIT students the opportunity to come together to help educate the campus community on Health Information Management and current healthcare initiatives.

Melissa Cotten

601-276-3882

Intramural Sports

On campus organization that promotes various sporting opportunities including: dodgeball, cabbageball, football, pool, ping pong, and basketball.

Bill Wallace

601-276-2020

Future Educators of America

Organization for students interested in exploring education as a profession.

Gwen May

601-276-3710

Student Nurses Organizations

Organization that allows student nurses to network with others and to share information and methods.

Roseveller Conerly

601-276-3860

Marching Band and Stage Band

Musicians selected to perform as a marching band unit or as a stage band in various shows throughout the year.

Clay Whittington

601-276-3725

Choir & Southwest Singers

Choral group that performs regularly and show choir made up of selected singers and dancers.

Joe Elliott

601-276-2003

Pine Burr

Campus newspaper published monthly containing news items reported by student staff writers and editors.

Joyce Mabry

601-276-3843

Whispering Pines

Campus yearbook with staff members responsible for recording student life and school events.

Joyce Mabry

601-276-3843

Bass Fishing Club

Bass Fishing Club promotes fishing as a recreational activity, and they also complete in fishing tournaments.

Dr. Addie Boone

601-276-3845

Archery Club

To provide the opportunity for people to come together to learn about and enjoy the sport of archery.

Dr. Jeremy Smith

601-276-3720