SGA students at masquerade ball.

Activities and Organizations

Clubs at ECTC are started with the expressed interest of three or more students. If you wish to learn more about starting a new club contact Samantha Manire in the Welcome/Admissions Center of the RPC building or email

American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)

The American Design Drafting Association is a national nonprofit professional organization that offers membership to students of design drafting programs. Students enrolled in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, and Engineering programs are eligible for student membership:

  • Seeks to form strong ties between the business and education communities
  • Provides an opportunity for members to compete with other members in ADDA - affiliated colleges throughout the nation and to be rewarded for their achievements
  • Sponsors a rigorous curriculum certification programs for colleges offering design/drafting programs

Beginning September 16, 2015, evening meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in OTB 203; day time meetings are at 2:00 p.m. in OTB 203 on the third Thursday of each month and begin September 17. Meeting schedule may change each semester or each year.


Jack Johnson (270) 706-8675

Acoustic Guitar Club

The Acoustic Guitar Club meets every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the JSO Conference room. The guitar club is designed for guitarists of all ability levels. It's a great place to meet and make connections with your fellow guitarists. You must provide your own acoustic guitar and have a great attitude. All acoustic instruments, not just guitars, are welcome.


Dr. John Dryden (270) 706-8540

Baptist Campus Ministry

Kentucky’s BCMs exist to give every student, on every campus, a chance to hear and respond to the gospel. At ECTC, BCM sponsors two different Bible studies each week: Mondays at 2:00 in the Student Center & Wednesdays at 11:00 in RPC 150. We offer students opportunities to meditate on the Scriptures, ask questions about their faith, and share their faith through engaging their peer group. BCM meetings are open to all students.


Colby Helms (270) 505-5701

Jacqueline Hawkins (270) 706-8538

Joe Galloway (270) 706-8468

Biology Club

The ECTC Biology Club is a student organization open to anyone who enjoys biology, nature, science, or health related fields. Involvement in this club offers many opportunities to the interested student. Come be involved and see where this club may take you. Opportunities may include student leadership roles, educational seminars, field trips, study tip workshops, entrance exam and application help, exciting speakers, community service and education, and many more. If you have an interest in biology, meeting new people, and having fun, this is definitely the club for you! This club meets at varying times. Please contact the advisor below for the upcoming meeting time.


Cindy Dixon

Chorus (Choristers)

ECTC Chorus is a special interest organization for learning and recreation and is also a one-hour credit class that can be repeated for a total of 4 credits. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join. Choristers sing music in a variety of styles. Each semester, the students participate in a Variety Show and a more formal concert. Practices are held twice a week.


Joe Galloway (270) 706-8448

Continuing Education Classes

The Workforce Solutions office, located in room 107 of the Central Regional Post-secondary Education Center, provides you and the community with high quality technical and soft skills training programs at a reasonable cost in an attempt to serve your lifelong learning needs. Classes change each semester, come by and pick up a schedule of our latest offerings at the Workforce Solutions Office.


The Workforce Solutions Office
(270) 706-8700

Creative Writing Club

If you like to write, then this club is for you! Students write in various genres, learn new techniques, read their work at events, workshop their original works, discuss publishing, and more. Meetings are usually the first and fourth Thursday of the month in the JSO building, room 120.


Mick Kennedy
(270) 706-8407

Electronics and Computing (ECT) Club

This club is open to anyone with a strong interest in technology. Meetings are Wednesdays from 2-4 pm in OTB 101.

The club sponsors a computer help desk for students, faculty, and staff on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. in room OTB101. ECT also offers some limited IT help with computers for students and teachers. For example, ECT can show students how to download office through their email and assist with virus removal. ECT can also troubleshoot other school related technology issues. As a helpdesk, the club is not allowed to change hardware or any devices on the actual machine. Students must show current ID.


Sandra Cameron
(270) 706-8683

GSA: Common Ground

The GSA: Common Ground organization, formed in 2004, welcomes all students, regardless of gender identity, gender preference, or gender status. The purpose of the GSA: Common Ground is to provide safe social, emotional, and educational support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (GLBTQ), and ally populations on campus and in the surrounding communities. The GSA: Common Ground also acts as an educational student organization to provide greater awareness of the issues that concern the members themselves, the university, and the surrounding communities. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room (STC 104). Interested parties should check the group's Facebook page for details on the Friday meetings.


Mary Rigney (270) 706-8627

The Heartland Review

The Heartland Review features poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, art, and fiction. We have entertained submissions from across the country and internationally. ECTC students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members may submit original works. We also conduct the Annual Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize.


Mick Kennedy (270) 706-8407

The History Club

The history club is for anyone interested in learning about, celebrating, and preserving history. This club meets every Wednesdays (except holidays) at 3:00 p.m. in JSO 121. More information and the group’s activities can be found on their Facebook page under ECTC Historical Society. Interested students can also email


Mary Rigney (270) 706-8627

Kentucky Association of Nursing Students (KANS)

The Kentucky Association of Nursing Students is a pre-professional organization for students currently enrolled in the Registered Nursing program or with a declared major of Associate Degree Nursing. KANS meets monthly.


Pat Walston (270) 706-8584
Brad McCrobie (270) 706-8879

Kentucky Education Association Student Program (KEASP)

The Kentucky Education Association Student Program (KEASP) is for teacher education students. Membership benefits include such things as subscriptions to professional journals, professional development opportunities, community service opportunities, scholarship opportunities, a $1 million professional liability policy, networking opportunities, and future discounts on full time teacher membership to KEA. The local joint ECTC/WKU chapter is very active at providing local professional development and community service opportunities to members.


Julie Coy (270) 706-8672

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club is open to students interested in learning about philosophy or who want to philosophically discuss topics of interest. Meetings are on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am in James S. Owen (JSO) building room 121.


Dr. John Dryden (270) 706-8540

Phi Theta Kappa

This is an International honor society specifically for two-year colleges dedicated to encourage scholarship, leadership and service. Membership is by invitation to students based on grade point average achieved on college work (3.5 Cumulative GPA after 12 college hours), character and citizenship. Phi Theta Kappa meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon in room 112 of the Administration (ADM) building.


Kevin Parrett (270) 706-8640  
Tracy Bratcher (270) 706-8506
Jaqueline Hawkins (270) 706-8538

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

As a national post-secondary business organization for students with an interest in business, membership in Phi Beta Lambda:

  • Develops effective leadership qualities and skills
  • Develops communication skills
  • Offers state and national conferences and workshops
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Encourages professional development
  • Provides opportunities to participate in professional competitions so students can increase their levels of knowledge and professionalism
  • Provides meaningful interaction with business and industry

The ECTC Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) meets on first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm in ATB 201N, and the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm in ATB 156.


Revel Metzger (270) 706-8671
JoNell Henderson (270) 706-8706
Kae Cooper (270) 706-8496

Poetry Readings

The Morrison Gallery Writers' Roundtable Poetry Series is open to all who want to read their own or someone else's poetry or just listen.

You can visit the Heartland Review Facebook page for dates and times!  Readings are held in room 112 of the Administration building (ADM) at 6:00 p.m. and begin with an open mic session.


Mick Kennedy (270) 706-8407

Practical Nursing Student Club, (PNSC)

The primary purpose of the PNSC is to serve its members in the following ways:

  • Promotion of programs and activities that allows individualized development in:
    • Physical, mental and social well-being
    • Leadership, character, and citizenship
    • Promotion of cultural understanding on campus and within the community
  • Build confidence of students in themselves and their work by providing opportunities to assume responsibilities which results in development of personal and occupational competencies and social skills that lead to realistic choices of careers and successful employment within the health care profession.
  • Encourages inter-organizational relationships with professional groups, business, industries and other campus and community organizations.  


Dora Thomas (270) 706-8525

Psychology Club

This is an undergraduate student organization in psychology. This is a joint club with WKU. The requirements for membership are an interest in psychology (you do not have to be a psychology major), and a one-time membership fee of $10.00. The club will sponsor programs and activities during the school year on various topics promoting the field and encouraging career planning for psychology majors. Meeting times are always on Tuesdays at 1:00 and they are typically on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in Room 232 of the RPC building.


Tracy Bratcher (270) 706-8506

Respiratory Care Club

The Respiratory Care Club strives to promote the Respiratory Care Profession to include Lung health and wellness across the Elizabethtown Community & Technical College campus and into the local community.

Past activities have included screening the ECTC over 35 years of age population for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in conjunction with the National Drive4COPD Foundation, selling Yankee Candles & Pampered Chef items and offering free Blood Pressure and Pulse Oximetry Checks during Respiratory Care Week.

Current Activities include:

  • Selling of Teddy Bears that will go to Pediatric and Geriatric Patients around Christmas time—A community “give back” Service
  • Selling Live Christmas Wreaths (proceeds to go towards student mock exams)
  • Selling World’s Finest Chocolates (proceeds to go towards student mock exams)

For more information you can visit our Respiratory Care Facebook page!


Rebecca Higdon (270) 706-8462
Pat Fisher (270) 706-8660

Running/Walking Club

All levels of skill and fitness are welcome. Students meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 outside of the Counseling Office.  


Mary Byerley-Shetty (270) 706-8751

Science Fiction Club

Meeting times are Thursdays at 1:30 PM in JSO 121. This organization’s primary purpose is to engage students in reading and intellectual discussion through an appreciation of the genre of Science Fiction. This club will promote good reading habits, intellectual curiosity, and civil discourse. Students will create closer ties to the school and to learning through reading discussions, film viewings, lectures from faculty, and active partnerships with other clubs.


Dr. Matthew Wiles (270) 706-1547


SkillsUSA is a national organization of post-secondary and secondary students enrolled in technical education programs. The Night chapter meets twice a month, and the day chapter varies their times. Membership in the local chapter:

  • Provides students with opportunities to make valuable industry contacts
  • Involves members in community service projects
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Helps students stay knowledgeable of industry trends
  • Provides the opportunity to participate in Local, State and National Skills Contests
  • Teaches professional development


Bonnie Elder (270) 706-8629

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management welcomes students interested in this field and those planning for a career in this field. It is a nationwide organization and is considered a must for human resources professionals.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, meetings will be on the second and forth Wednesday of each month from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. in ATB 201-N.


Toney Slone (270) 706-8505

Kris Wood (270) 706-8412

Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassadors serve as an official public relations unit for ECTC. They provide campus guests with tours as part of the Welcome Center. Ambassadors often travel “off-campus” visiting schools and civic clubs carrying the mission of ECTC into the community. They are also provided with leadership training. The selection process takes place each Spring in April and May for the following academic year. To become a student ambassador interested parties must complete the Student Ambassador Application and return it to JSO 127C. Particular emphasis is placed on speaking abilities, knowledge of the College and level of student involvement. Student Ambassadors must have a 3.0 grade point average to be eligible. A scholarship is awarded to each ambassador.


Jan Nemes (270) 706-8555

Student Government Association

ECTC Student Government Association provides the means by which members of the student body as a whole may express concerns regarding student life and serves as a liaison between these same students and ECTC’s administration, faculty and staff. SGA supervises all affairs involving students in which the administration, faculty and staff are not directly involved, supports acceptable administrative policy, and promotes among students an active interest in college affairs.

SGA Goals are:

  1. Explore concerns of the student body
  2. Promote school morale in the student body
  3. Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
  4. Organize and develop extracurricular activities
  5. Encourage and practice high standards for student achievement
  6. Encourage scholarships and school loyalty
  7. Promote service projects of the community and campus

ECTC SGA meetings are open to all students and are held at 4:00 p.m. EST every Wednesday during the semester. Meetings are located inside the Student Government Office on the first floor of the Student Center.

Students who are interested should read and complete the SGA Application.

Jarrett Cox
SGA Vice President

Amy Fox
Faculty Advisor & English Instructor

Mary Rigney
Faculty Advisor & History Instructor

Student Veteran Organization (SVO)

The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is a veteran run student organization with a mission to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and after graduation. 

SVO membership and meetings are open to ALL students. If you would like to join our organization, please complete the membership application and return it to the Veteran Center of Excellence office.


Veteran Center of Excellence
ATB 102
(270) 706-8736


TheStreet is the student supported official newspaper of ECTC. The Street is published at least 3 times per semester and is free on campus to all students, faculty, and staff. We are always looking for students to help write, take pictures, design, sell advertising, help with circulation, and edit. This is a course called CMS142.

As of fall 2016, this organization is not active due to low student interest.  To express interest for future semesters, please contact the advisors below.


Gina Clear

Amy Fox
English Instructor
Office: SCI 120
(270) 706-8448

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