Student clubs of Delta College present to students on campus

Video by Kevin Lazzaro

By Michael Piwowarski, photojournalist.

UNIVERSITY CENTER – For students at Delta College, there are many ways to be involved in the community outside of the classroom, thanks to student clubs and organizations.

On Thursday, Feb. 15, several of these clubs organized in the hallway and presented themselves to students on campus for Clubs and Organizations Day, in the hopes of gaining interest and some new members. More than 12 clubs had tables set up for the event.

The Economics Club was one of the clubs present at the event, with Vice President Will Nolan representing the club.

“We discuss economic policies, and how they’re going to affect the real world,” says Nolan. “If we see an article that interests us, we discuss it during our meetings. It’s kind of a fun club to have discussions in.”

Nolan also says that the Economics Club has had a positive impact on his life as a student.

“It’s certainly gotten me more involved,” he says. “It’s increased my knowledge about how many clubs Delta offers.”

In addition, student Ashley Hupfer was at the event to represent a newly restarted club called the American Sign Language Club, which seeks to “promote accessibility, and immerse people in deaf culture and deaf awareness.”

“We haven’t done much yet, but we’re going to go on field trips and have regular coffee chats where we sign with our voices off, just to promote awareness,” says Hupfer.

Hupfer passed out flyers to students with the club’s mission, as well as a sign language chart for the alphabet. Students who are interested in joining can contact Trent Wade, assistant professor in foreign languages, at [email protected]

The Information Technology & Security (ITS) club also was present on Clubs and Organizations Day. The ITS club exists as a resource for students who are into Information Security and Computer Technology.

“We have regular monthly meetings, we regularly consume donuts and we try to educate our clients on routine maintenance,” says Amy Conrad, the club president.

The ITS Club has been running the Free PC Repair Clinic for many years, where students and faculty can have their computers brought in for troubleshooting, repairs and so forth. They can be followed on Facebook at “Delta College Free PC Repair Clinic” for upcoming clinics.

“The hands-on experience has been fantastic,” says Conrad. “That’s one of the greatest benefits of this club, as well as the fellowship. The opportunity to hone in on my skill gives me confidence for my future.”

Anyone who is interested in the ITS club can contact advisor Cynthia Drouse at [email protected]

Love Your Melon, the Honors Society, the Astronomy Club, the Delta College Military Association and the Environmental Club were among other organizations presenting to students on that day.

“[My time as a club member has] gotten me to understand the inner workings of Delta outside of the classroom,” says Don Weismiller, president of the Delta College Military Association. “It allows me to meet people other than my professors that I otherwise would not have interacted with.”

Delta College has many other student clubs. More information, including a list of clubs, can be found at, under “Clubs & Organizations.”

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