Student Life

The Office of Student Life offers students a wide range of co-curricular programs. It is the belief of the WCC Student Life Office that when students are afforded such opportunities they will graduate with a greater sense of self direction and a higher level of satisfaction with the institution.

All activities (clubs or special events) are advised by staff and faculty members who are committed to providing the kind of dedicated leadership which promotes successful achievement of organizational goals, but which also allows ample freedom for student innovation and decision making.

There are many student activities planned throughout each semester. Check this page frequently and follow us on Instagram for upcoming events and important information!

Please be advised that Wilkes Community College may take photographs at any school functions that may be posted on its website and/or social media web pages and may be used for publicity purposes.

Contact Information

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Wendy Harris, BS
Student Life Coordinator
Phone: 336-838-6142
wwharris216@wilkescc.edu

A number of special student activity events are organized for students by the Student Life coordinator through the Student Services Office. The focus of the Student Life program is to provide a wide variety of activities to meet the social, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the students. Some examples of events organized in the past include canoe trips, horseback riding trips, game shows, dances, health and wellness programs, and community service projects. Additional activities may be added as needs develop and funding and facilities permit. Students are encouraged to share their ideas and assist in the production of these events. Stop by Student Services to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Check the Student Life Moodle course for scheduled events.

    Clubs and Organizations

    The Animal Science Club allows students of the Animal Science program an opportunity to provide enrichment and encourage student interest in animal agriculture. The Animal Science Club strives to provide services to the animal science industry and community.

    Advisor

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    Frank Blevins, BS
    Lead Instructor - Animal Science
    Phone: 336-838-6188
    fdblevins615@wilkescc.edu

    The purpose of the Architectural Technology Club is to promote interest in the architectural field along with additional education and training above and beyond the classroom. Members are provided the opportunity to meet with successful professionals in the community and to work on special projects and events. The club also coordinates field trips to nationally recognized monuments and buildings.

    Advisor

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    Daniel Triplett, AAS
    Lead Instructor - Architectural
    Phone: 336-838-6406
    dltriplett327@wilkescc.edu

    Assistant Advisor

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    Stacie Taylor, BS
    Chair of Applied Engineering Tech Area
    Phone: 336-838-6551
    sbtaylor965@wilkescc.edu

    The Auto Body Club is comprised of students enrolled in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology.

    Advisor

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    Jamie Reavis, AAS
    Instructor - Collision Repair
    Phone: 336-838-6192
    ljreavis691@wilkescc.edu

    The purpose of the Automotive Systems Technology Club is to allow students to become part of the bigger voice on campus. The club participates in fundraisers, community outreach, and many campus events and activities. Any student enrolled at least part-time in the Automotive Systems Technology program is eligible to join this club.

    Advisor

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    Matt Ham, AAS
    Lead Instructor - Automotive Systems Technologies
    Phone: 336-838-6278
    mkham874@wilkescc.edu

    The purpose of the Building Construction Club is to promote interest in the building construction field along with provide additional education
    and training above and beyond the classroom. The organization is open to students enrolled in the Building Construction Program and have a GPA of 2.0 or above.

    Advisor

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    Shane Allen, AAS
    Lead Instructor - Building Construction Technologies
    Phone: 336-838-6409
    gsallen069@wilkescc.edu

    Club Biz is a combination of business programs and is designed to bring together students and faculty of business and accounting and also members of the business community so that students may further their knowledge and interest in business and accounting professions. Club Biz will promote and foster the development of leadership and employability skills of business and accounting students.

    Advisor

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    Matt Baldwin, MS
    Lead Instructor - Business Administration
    Phone: 336-838-6161
    mjbaldwin795@wilkescc.edu

    The WCC Club of the Arts strives to bring together students, faculty, and members of graphic and fine arts and photography so that students may further their knowledge and interest in the arts. The WCC Club of the Arts will serve as an avenue for creative persons to come together as a group to promote and foster the development of leadership and employability in the arts field.

    Advisor

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    Amber Arnder, BS
    Lead Instructor - Advertising & Graphic Design
    Phone: 336-838-6410
    abarnder632@wilkescc.edu

    Collegiate Future Farmers of America (CFFA) enhances the collegiate experience through service and engagement to create premier leaders, enable personal growth, and ensure career success. As the first North Carolina community college to establish a CFFA club, WCC joins the ranks of NCSU, NC A&T SU, and Mount Olive University as the only collegiate chapters in the state of North Carolina. Students from any program of study can join the CFFA club.

    Advisor

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    Donna Riddle, MS
    Lead Instructor - Horticulture
    Phone: 336-838-6435
    deriddle368@wilkescc.edu

    The Culinary & Baking Club is comprised of students who are enrolled in the Culinary Technology program. The primary purpose of this club is to provide scholarships to members with monies earned through career enhancing experiences. The club offers opportunities for fellowship with other students and industry professionals in order to provide the members with network opportunities within their chosen professions.

    Advisor

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    Celena Nilo, AAS
    Lead Instructor - Culinary Arts
    Phone: 336-838-6506
    canilo749@wilkescc.edu

    Assistant Advisor

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    Chuck Wallace, BS
    Lead Instructor - Baking and Pastry Arts
    Phone: 336-838-6574
    cdwallace743@wilkescc.edu

    The WCC Dental Assisting Club offers dental assisting students accepted into the program an opportunity to participate in on-campus and community activities. Club members strive to inform their fellow students and the community of the importance of proper dental care. The club provides opportunities for students to attend local and state meetings to share ideas and information pertinent to their field. This club provides assistance in making local contacts for employment after graduation.

    Advisor

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    Jennifer Hastings, MA,CDA
    Lead Instructor - Dental Assisting
    Phone: 336-838-6253
    jrhastings018@wilkescc.edu

    The purpose of the Diesel Club is to provide students with educational and networking opportunities in the academic and diesel transportation communities. Students that are registered in a diesel program at Wilkes Community College are eligible for membership.

    Advisor

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    Jonah Severt, AAS
    Lead Instructor-Agricultural/Construction Equipment Systems
    Phone: 336-838-6239
    jmsevert077@wilkescc.edu

    Advisor

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    Bryan Hartzog, BS
    Lead Instructor - Industrial Engineering/Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics Technology
    Phone: 336-838-6228
    jbhartzog762@wilkescc.edu

    Assistant Advisors

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    Jason Hodge, AAS
    Instructor-Industrial Engineering
    Phone: 336-838-6227
    jehodge722@wilkescc.edu
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    Stacie Taylor, BS
    Chair of Applied Engineering Tech Area
    Phone: 336-838-6551
    sbtaylor965@wilkescc.edu

    The mission of the GPS Club is to provide opportunities for campus community members to expand their perspectives regarding global issues, world cultures, and ease in interacting with people from cultures outside their familiar communities. The club will serve as a vehicle for coordinating and funding globally centered events and activities for those earning the Global Perspectives Scholar distinction as well as for the campus community in general.

    Wilkes Campus Advisor

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    Dayna Brower, MA
    Instructor - Spanish
    Phone: 336-838-6154
    dbrower961@wilkescc.edu

    Ashe Campus Advisor

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    Rickey Laws, MDiv
    Instructor - History
    Phone: 336-903-3120
    rdlaws837@wilkescc.edu

    The Horticulture Club is open to students enrolled in classes in the Horticulture program. The club takes part in community outreach by sponsoring wreath/roping sales and plant sales. Members are active in volunteer activities on campus through student activities and events.

    Advisor

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    Donna Riddle, MS
    Lead Instructor - Horticulture
    Phone: 336-838-6435
    deriddle368@wilkescc.edu

    Assistant Advisor

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    Frank Blevins, BS
    Lead Instructor - Animal Science
    Phone: 336-838-6188
    fdblevins615@wilkescc.edu

    The purpose of the Human Services Club is to provide for the personal and professional development of students in preparation as human service workers. The club focuses on personal values, motivation, orientation towards human service work, interpersonal relationships, and communication skills. It also seeks to provide mentors for students entering human services. Membership requirements include enrollment in the Human Services Technology program, interest in development of self and community, and motivation to set a professional example in the helping field.

    Advisor

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    Erica Harper, EdS,CMA(AAMA),LCMHC,LCAS
    Director-Medical Assisting and Human Services Technology
    Phone: 336-838-6523
    esharper121@wilkescc.edu

    The purpose of the Medical Assisting Club is to promote interest in the medical assisting field and to assist with professional development. The club networks with the local chapter of medical assistants that is affiliated with the state and national levels of the American Association of Medical Assistants. The club identifies special needs within the community, and members try to gear their projects toward assisting with those needs. Membership is open to students who are enrolled in the Medical Assisting program.

    Advisor

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    Whitney Golding, CMA (AAMA)
    Instructor - Medical Assisting
    Phone: 336-838-6526
    wmgolding255@wilkescc.edu

    The National Technical Honor Society is America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education. Members represent the top 5% of students enrolled in vocational and technical programs. The WCC chapter encourages students to set goals and challenges them to give their best. Members are students who have earned an excellent scholastic record and demonstrate critical workplace values – honesty, responsibility, technical skill, teamwork, initiative, leadership, and good citizenship.

    Membership is by invitation and is extended to students who:

    1. are enrolled in a technical or vocational degree program at Wilkes Community College;
    2. have accumulated 24 semester hours; and
    3. have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or greater.

    Freshmen who have been previously enrolled in a high school chapter will be accepted into the WCC chapter upon meeting the WCC criteria outlined above.

    Advisor

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    Kristy Caldwell, AAS
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 336-838-6218
    Fax: 336-903-3203
    ekcaldwell120@wilkescc.edu

    Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for two-year college students. The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service among two-year college students. Its members enter into an intellectual and cultural fellowship that extends beyond a particular campus to regional and national networks. Through the achievement of these goals, Phi Theta Kappans continue to enrich themselves, their communities, and society.

    Membership is extended by invitation. To be considered for membership, a student must:

    1. be enrolled at Wilkes Community College;
    2. have accumulated 15 credit hours toward a degree or diploma program; and
    3. have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or greater.

    To maintain membership, a minimum GPA of 3.40 is required.

    Phi Theta Kappa members in good standing are eligible to wear the gold honors stole and tassel during the commencement ceremony.

    Advisor

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    Nolan Belk, PhD
    Lead Instructor - English/Director of Honors
    Phone: 336-838-6507
    pnbelk997@wilkescc.edu

    The Radiography Club is comprised of students enrolled in the Radiography program.

    Advisor

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    Courtney Lackey, BSRT (R) (M) (VS)
    Clinical Coordinator of Radiography Program
    Phone: 336-838-6438
    cwlackey428@wilkescc.edu