Clubs


Participating in extracurricular activities can bring a whole new perspective to your life as a Cochise College student. Activities encourage leadership and service while also giving students the opportunity to have fun, socialize and learn time-management skills.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Student Life is taking precautions along with the College to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff with regard to our student activities and student clubs.  At this time, some clubs have been placed on “Pause” for the 20-21 academic year, with hopes of returning in the Fall of 2021.

Below you will find a list of the Active Clubs (along with those on Pause for reference).  Please note that although these clubs are broken up by campus locations, this year as we go virtual many clubs are welcoming students district wide! Please contact the advisor for more information on how you may join!
If you are interested in joining one of the paused clubs for Fall 2021, please contact sga@cochise.edu.

Active Clubs

Cochise College’s AFCEA Club is a subchapter of AFCEA International (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association), which is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. Our meetings are computer and technology related, and we try and bring in experts from the industry to discuss technology, internships, and job opportunities. One of the club’s purposes is to help students understand the areas of Cybersecurity and Networking better, as well as how to use technology in support of their academic endeavors. Our major community outreach is supporting the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, which is the National Youth Cyber Education Program for elementary through high school students. The club also puts on the annual Computer Challenge on the first Friday of March.

For more information contact the faculty advisor(s) or visit our website at afceacochise.org.

Advisor: Dan Guilmette, guilmetted@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5431                        Advisor: Angela Lucero, luceroa@cochise.edu

The Cochise College TRiO/SSS Club TRiO is a campus organization designed exclusively for and by TRiO Student Support Services participants. This is a student leadership organization where you can build community and get to know others who have decided to be leaders in their own right.

For more information contact advisor Norma Brandenburg  at brandenburgn@cochise.edu or at (520) 417-4036.

Instagram: @clubtriodc

Cochise Pride Club is an on campus resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and their allies. Cochise Pride promotes awareness and acceptance of the diversity inherent to sexuality and gender.

For more information contact advisor Alexandra Felton at feltona@cochise.edu or at (520) 515-5421.

Becoming a Pilot has never been more exciting! Cochise College Flight Club strives to support and prepare our future pilots with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed wherever their aviation careers may take them.

For more information contact advisor Katherine Burnett at burnettk@cochise.edu or at (520) 417-4754.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papazerothree/ 

The Multi-Business Club is focused on increasing member knowledge in the areas of tax preparation, entrepreneurial opportunities, and career building skills such as interviews and resume writing.  We also plan to organize and provide workshops and information for all students that will help them thrive and succeed after college.

For more information contact advisor Margarita Fate at fatem@cochise.edu or at (520) 515-5472.

Instagram: @multibusinessclub_CC

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year college students. Membership is based primarily on academic achievement. Membership entitles students to numerous opportunities for service, leadership, scholarship and fellowship. The basic foundation for International Membership is:

  • be enrolled in an associate degree program
  • have a 3.5 grade point average (maintenance GPA is determined by individual chapter)
  • have completed 12 credit hours that will transfer to all state universities

Visit Phi Theta Kappa International website for more information.

Douglas Campus Chapter:
Alpha Beta Zeta
Advisors: Angie Bustamante – bustamantea@cochise.edu | Marguerite Conners – connersm@cochise.edu

Instagram: @ptkdouglas

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year college students. Membership is based primarily on academic achievement. Membership entitles students to numerous opportunities for service, leadership, scholarship and fellowship. The basic foundation for International Membership is:

  • have a 3.5 grade point average (maintenance GPA is determined by individual chapter)
  • have completed 12 credit hours of college level work
  • adhere to the moral standards of the society

Visit Phi Theta Kappa International for more information, or email us at amzsv@cochise.edu.

Also feel free to contact one of our advisors:

Advisor: Bryan Homrighausen, homrighausenb@cochise.edu, (520) 452-2614
Advisor: Jenn Wantz, wantzj@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5364

*For students who want to join but are a little shy of the GPA goal, contact the chapter of your choice and seek their mentoring guidance.

Instagram: @cochise_convos

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the history of the European Middle Ages. The club selectively recreates medieval culture. Members design and build costumes; make armor, weapons and shields; and learn how it feels to dress in medieval attire.

This club is associated with the Barony March of Mon Tonitrus. The club meets in Sierra Vista, but membership is open to all Cochise College students.

For more information contact faculty advisor Jeni Patton at pattonj@cochise.edu or at (520) 515-5328

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonsTonitrus/

Twitter: @BMMTOfficial

https://bmmt.org/

https://www.landofthesun.org/

The Cochise College SNA supports students preparing for initial licensing as a registered nurse. We welcome students accepted to the nursing program as well as those preparing to apply. The SNA is firmly committed to community service. Members have the opportunity to develop their skills while giving back.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Theresa Biron, biront@cochise.edu, (520) 515-3605

The Art Club (TAC) explores and celebrates art in all of its diverse expressions and aspects, and makes the college and the surrounding community a more beautiful and creative place.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: JenMarie Zeleznak, zeleznakj@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5479

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtClubCochiseCollege/ 

The Undergraduate Research Club will help to expand knowledge of local, national and global scientific endeavors by providing undergraduate research opportunities for students of Cochise College Douglas Campus.  The club members will also gain experience presenting research they have been involved with to the public. For more information, contact one of our faculty advisors.

Advisor: Steven Merkley, merkleys@cochise.edu, (520) 515-3632
Advisor: Frank Emanuele, emanuelef@cochise.edu, (520) 515-4506

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCresearchteam/

Instagram: @cochisecollegeresearchclub

Virtual Reality for Success is a club focused on bringing virtual reality (VR) to people who have never experienced it before and teaching the value VR has for both recreation and education.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor.

Advisor: John Walsh, walshj@cochise.edu, (520) 417-4081

Discord: discord.gg/2U4V9V2

Sierra Vista Campus Paused Clubs

The American Sign Language Club, or ASL Club, is a student club whose mission is to bridge the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities in Cochise County. We provide accessible activities (interpreted) for the Deaf and opportunities for ASL students to improve their skills by socializing with the Deaf.

For more information, contact one of our faculty advisors:

Advisor: Jesse Smith, smithja@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5392

The Cochise Culinarians are a group of food enthusiasts who plan catering events, love community service projects, practice new food trends, and have a great time eating and feeding people gourmet food.

For more information, contact one of our faculty advisors:

Advisor: Lora Miller, millerlora@cochise.edu, (520) 335-8573
Advisor: Danielle Cardella, cardellad@cochise.edu, (520) 335-2244

The purpose of the Dance Club is to ignite passion and appreciation for dance. Since we don’t require partners, we focus on various line dances, including Latin, country western, and contemporary. A group of our dancers specialize in Hawaiian dance. Some of our dancers perform in local shows and events. Being community-based, we invite everyone to join us!

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Tanya Biami, biamit@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5316

Formerly known as Computer Graphics and Special Effects Club (C-SEC). The Digital Media Arts Club (DMAC) aims to engage, educate and empower students to use digital technologies to achieve personal growth, self-expression, and improve educational performance. We hold weekly meetings, attend DMA and art related events, and host other special events. We encourage students interested in all fine artists (animators, ceramicists, graphic designers, painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, videographers, musicians, sound editors, and art enthusiasts/historians) to come together and share, encourage and inspire each other in their artistic endeavors.

For more information, contact our advisor.

Advisor: Ron Hyde, hyder@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5319

The Electronics Technology Club provides members with exposure to technology outside the classroom. Members enjoy events to increase their knowledge of technology both personally and professionally.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Chris Ritter, ritterc@cochise.edu

This club for math or computer science majors includes members from both Cochise and the University of Arizona South. Activities include speakers, activities, advising sessions and generally good times for geeks.

For more information, contact the club advisor or visit the club website.

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

For more information, contact one of our advisors:

Advisor: Becky Orozco, orozcor@cochise.edu, (520) 515-3697

SkillsUSA Automotive is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation programs in public high schools, vocational schools, junior colleges and community colleges.

SkillsUSA Automotive offers leadership, citizenship and character development program to complement the vocational student’s skill training. This program helps students to better prepare themselves for the labor market. The club emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Ron Bosley, bosleyr@cochise.edu, (520) 335-1449

SkillsUSA Welding is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation programs in public high schools, vocational schools, junior colleges and community colleges.

SkillsUSA Welding offers leadership, citizenship and character development program to complement the vocational student’s skill training. This program helps students to better prepare themselves for the labor market. The club emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Scott Brown, browns@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5460

The Tabletop Games Club promotes socialization and sportsmanship through the playing of non-electronic games. Board games, card games, and miniatures-based war games are all under the scope of the organization.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Patrick Jones, jonespat@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5341

The Cochise College Technology Club or “Tech Club” provides members with hands-on technology experience through structured events and projects.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor.

Advisor: Jeannie Neeley, neeleyj@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5432

Douglas Campus Paused Clubs

The Art Club is welcome to all artists and aspiring artists alike!  We look forward to bringing our creative minds to have fun with all types of art.

For more information, contact advisor Tate Rich @ richt@cochise.edu.

This club is to relieve stress, evoke creativity and confidence and to have fun. Performances are optional.

For more information, contact advisor Pam Thompson @ thompsonp@cochise.edu.

The purpose of the club is to provide students with an opportunity of increasing their volunteering experience outside the local cities by traveling to distinct places around the United States or internationally assisting communities that have aggravated damages caused by natural disasters.  This will promote volunteer  opportunities to current students attending Cochise College.

For more information, contact advisor Gabriela Amavizca amavizcag@cochise.edu.

The main mission for the  club is to promote welding within the program and throughout the Douglas campus.

Cochise College Student Chapter of the American Welding Society, Inc.

For more information, contact advisor Graham Eberly @ eberlyg@cochise.edu.

Q & A strives to create a safe space on campus for LGBT students.  It serves as an educational resource for students interested in learning about human sexuality and gender.  It is built to serve all students, whether they are queer, an ally, or just have questions.

For more information, contact advisor David Tarullo @ tarullod@cochise.edu.

The goal of the Yearbook Club is to coordinate and capture the many memories being created throughout the academic year and develop a comprehensive yearbook that showcases all that Cochise College-Douglas Campus has to offer!

For more information, contact advisor Karly Scarbrough @ scarbroughk@cochise.edu.