Student Organizations | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

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Westmoreland offers students the opportunity to participate in several student-run clubs and organizations. See something missing? Create your own! Contact Student Life to learn more.

Club Sign-ups

Want to become a member of our students organizations? Reach out to the faculty/staff advisor listed below or fill out our online sign-up form.

Anime Fans of Westmoreland

The Anime Fans of Westmoreland was established for students who enjoy Japanese animation. Members of the club watch and discuss anime and manga, share drawing and stories, and have fun!
Advisor: Raeanna Paterson

Arts & Media Club

The Arts & Media Club provides a forum for students to exchange ideas, learn about their field and showcase artwork. Members are eligible to participate in activities that expand awareness of the art profession and take advantage of cultural events in the area. Every spring, students have the opportunity to showcase, curate and stage an exhibition.
Advisor: Michael McDevitt and Ronald Douglas

Black Student Union

This group brings together black students at Westmoreland and provides a space to come together and support one another. The group also aims to educate the greater college community about issues relevant to its membership.
Advisor: Christopher Davis and Andrea Williams

Campus Events Committee (CEC)

A branch of the Student Government Association, the Campus Events Committee organizes, promotes and participates in campus activities and social events for all students. Recreational, social, educational, cultural and community-service events are sponsored, planned and coordinated by the CEC with funds allocated from Student Service Fee funds. Membership is open to all Westmoreland credit students who have an interest in activities and social planning.  
Advisor: Rob Velella

Christian Fellowship

Christian Fellowship seeks to unite Christians from all denominations to support one another in their faith and to learn more about God through various Bible studies. The group often holds group prayer and Bible study, participates in community service and plans other events for members.
Advisor: Lauren Eicher

CyberTech Information Club

This group aims to enhance the learning environment for students by providing more opportunities for team building, networking, service learning and advocacy in regards to any and all information technology and hardware.
Advisor: Michael Caglia and Christie Sever

Eco Activists

The Eco Activists have a mission to educate others on environmental awareness and offer ways to help. They encourage students to take action on campus and in the community. 
Advisor: Tameka King-Buchak and Rick Oliver


GAMERS is dedicated to bringing anyone who plays games together in a fun, collaborative environment. Membership is open to all students interested in video games, board games, card games, and tabletop games. Join and we'll tell you what GAMERS stands for.
Advisor: Adam Woodrow

History Club

This organization promotes the study of history by encouraging research and idea exchange, providing opportunities outside the classroom, and broadening extracurricular options for students.
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Kopper

Humanitarian/Social Work Club

The Humanitarian/Social Work Club provides opportunities for students who want to make a difference in their community. Members participate in community service projects on and off campus. It is a unique way to learn about yourself, meet community leaders and make a difference in others’ lives.
Advisor: Stephanie Turin and Jessica Morrow

National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) celebrates academic achievement in specific career and technical education (CTE) fields. Prospective members are invited to join every semester.
Advisor: William Racin and Bernadette Trainer

Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society)

Phi Theta Kappa is the only nationally acclaimed honor society serving America’s two-year colleges and associate degree-granting institutions.  Eligible students are invited to join every semester.
Advisor: Autumn Maloy, Diane Metz, and Ian Rhodes

PRISM Alliance

PRISM Alliance strives to promote equality, emotional support, unity and safety amongst individuals regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The organization seeks to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and sponsor educational programming on campus.
Advisor: Lynna Thomas and Taylor Niggel

Psi Beta (Psychology Honor Society)

Westmoreland hosts a chapter of Psi Beta, the national honor society for psychology. Prospective members are invited to join based on GPA and academic accomplishment in psychology.
Advisor: Vicky Krug and Lou Surace

Society for Early Childhood Educators

The Society aims to support students interested in early childhood education to expand learning outside of the classroom through professional development, activities, and from one another. 
Advisors: Melissa Calderon and Brandi Slider

Student American Dental Assistants Association (SADAA)

The Student American Dental Assistants Association is an organization composed of dental assisting students. The association helps to promote the profession of dental assisting and educational gain outside of the classroom. It also promotes the awareness of the Dental Assisting program.
Advisor: Mary Kay Huesdash

Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA)

The Student American Dental Hygienists Association is the Westmoreland chapter of the American Dental Hygienists Association and is comprised of dental hygiene students. The mission is to promote dental health and the prevention of dental diseases by providing dental education to all age groups – children, adolescents, adults and geriatric populations. Students participate in many community-oriented activities including visits to schools, community groups, nursing homes and head start programs.
Advisor: Amanda Kundrod

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the representative voice of the student body. Member students promote and represent the rights and interests of students.  The Campus Events Committee is a branch of SGA focused on providing fun extracurricular experiences for students. The SGA is also the governing body of all recognized student organizations.  
Advisor: Rob Velella

Student Nurses Association of PA  (SNAP)

The Student Nurses Association of PA (a division of the National Student Nurses Association or NSNA) is a state professional organization for student nurses. Membership is open to all students in the Nursing program. Members participate in health education activities and community service and work toward promoting nursing as a profession. Westmoreland's chapter of SNAP is also the host organization for the Nursing Honor Society (Alpha Delta Nu). 
Advisors: Heather Payerchin and Tara Smith

Writers Guild

The Writers Guild is a group of writers of all skill levels. If you enjoy writing of any form, whether it be technical writing or poetry, creative nonfiction or novel-writing, this is the place for you! The group also compiles an annual publication called “Write from the Pack.” All current students are welcome to submit artwork or writing.
Advisor: Brian Hays