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.

Many campus events are the result of student clubs and organizations, which are governed by the Student Government Association. If you want your time on campus to be more than class time, you can make it happen by joining a student organization.

If you do not find a club you are interested in joining, start your own! Your favorite hobby or activity can give your resume a boost. All you need is an approved faculty or staff member to serve as a club advisor and five additional students. Stop by the SGA office to learn more about the approval process.

Sierra Vista Campus Clubs

Cochise College’s AFCEA Club is a sub chapter 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 industry to discuss technology, internships, and job opportunities. One of the club’s purposes is to help students understand computers and technology better, and how to use those tools 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 the first Friday of March.

We also provide scholarships in support of our members pursuing Higher Education at Cochise College and the University of Arizona (South).

For more information contact, the faculty advisor or visit our website at afceacochise.org

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

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 Catholic Collegians are an ecumenical group of students, faculty, and staff who meet regularly to explore faith, promote fellowship, promote fellowship, foster stewardship, and engage in service. All are welcome!

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Mary B. Coyle, coylem@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5499

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 our advisor:

Advisor: Colin Shannon, shannonc@cochise.edu, (520)515-3609

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
Advisor: Kristen Welch, welchk@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5315

Members of the Cochise College Literary Guild meet regularly and engage in reflective discussions on a diverse selection of books. We wish to inculcate a passion for literature and reading by involving not only students, but also community members.

For more information contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Mary B. Coyle, coylem@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5499

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.

Advisor: Barb Smith, smithb@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5441

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: Edmund Priddis, priddise@cochise.edu, (520) 515-3632
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.

The Pre-Pharmacy Club’s mission is to provide information, resources and opportunities to introduce students to the profession of pharmacy as well as other health related professions. In addition, the club seeks to help its members become qualified applicants for these professions. The organization seeks to encourage community involvement and to present members with opportunities to serve through volunteer service.

All current Cochise College students enrolled in at least a one-credit course are eligible to be members. The club meets at the Sierra Vista Campus but is open to all students.

For more information, contact one of our faculty advisors:

Advisor: Kari Durham, durhamk@cochise.edu, (520) 377-3250

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: Wendy Davis, davisw@cochise.edu, (520) 515-3623
Advisor: Becky Orozco, orozcor@cochise.edu, (520) 515-3697

The Science Club seeks to promote the sciences in our community, motivate members to excel in their chosen fields, and to provide academic, professional, and social opportunities for our members.

For more information, contact one of our advisors:

Advisor: Hannah Jones, jonesh@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5427
Advisor: Ken Charters, chartersk@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5426

Our purpose is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attributes and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA BCT also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Alma Hunt, hunta@cochise.edu

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 SCA 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 our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Jeni Patton, pattonj@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5328

The Student Veterans Association is committed to serving as a resource for veterans attending Cochise College and the University of Arizona (South). As a club we offer an environment for student veterans to relax, socialize, and seek assistance.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Carla Boyd, boydcarla@cochise.edu, (520) 515-5337

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

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Brandon Nichols, nicholsb@cochise.edu

The Technology Club provides members with exposure to technology outside the classroom. Members enjoy monthly events to increase their knowledge of technology both personally and professionally and are given opportunities to participate in technology community service projects, such as websites for non-profit organizations and other projects.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Clyne Namuo, namuoc@cochise.edu

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: Virginia Thompson-Pfau, thompsonpfauv@cochise.edu

For more information, contact one of our faculty advisors:

Advisor: Kari Durham, durhamk@cochise.edu, (520) 377-3250
Advisor: Edmund Priddis, priddise@cochise.edu, (520) 515-3632

Douglas Campus Clubs

The primary purpose of the Apache Flying Club is to help promote aviation related activities through meaningful engagement among students at Cochise College.

For more information, contact advisor  Magdalena Hernandez at hernandezm@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.

Club TRiO meets every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. inside the MISSL Lab on the Douglas Campus!

For more information contact advisor Gabriela Amavizca  at amavizcag@cochise.edu or at (520) 417-4036.

The Cochise Aggies club mission is to promote the Agriculture department at Cochise College through responsible, educated, sustainable, healthy, humane agricultural practices.

For more information, contact advisor Jay Clements at (520) 417-4117, or by email at clementsj@cochise.edu.

For all fine artists (animators, ceramicists, graphic designers, painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, videographers and art enthusiasts/historians) to come together and share, encourage and inspire each other in their artistic endeavors.

For more information, contact Advisor Renee Rhodehamel at rhodehamelr@cochise.edu or at (520) 417-4010.

The Fast Break Club mission is to promote the Women’s Basketball team through enjoyable social interactions while serving Cochise county.

For more information, contact advisor Coach Day Weathersby at weathersbyd@cochise.edu.

The Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) is established by the [Sierra Vista Arizona Institute] Institute of Religion to help students attending a college or university have a balanced secular and spiritual educational experience during their years of formal education.

For more information, contact advisor Lamar Innes at InnesL@cochise.edu or (520) 417-4124.

The L.G.B.T. Club mission is to promote an increased knowledge of, and greater interest in, diversity on campus. The club also aims to form alliances between Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual members of the Cochise College community to provide a means of communication and a safe haven regarding sexuality.

For more information, contact advisor Margaret Conners at (520) 417-4750 or by email at connersm@cochise.edu.

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
Advisor: TBD

The primary purpose of the club “Shoot it” is to promote the Men’s Basketball team and give back to the Cochise County Community within the realm of athletics and academics.
For more information, contact advisor Derrick Lane at Laned@cochise.edu.

The mission of  the social concerns club is to prepare students for a lifetime of service commitment.  Working with organizations in and around Cochise county, students gain an understanding of the social concerns within their surrounding communities and actively participate in their amelioration and/or resolution.

For more information, contact advisor Christine McVean at mcveanc@cochise.edu, or at (520) 515-4017.

The purpose of the W.I.S.H Club is to promote awareness and action regarding manifestations of prejudice, discrimination, and bullying in societies around the world.  Our special intention is to inform about the causes and consequences of the Holocaust and on the potential for future genocides.  Advisor: TBA

Downtown Center Clubs

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 mission of the Respiratory Therapy Student Association’s mission is to enhance the educational experience of the students in the Respiratory Therapy Program, and to enhance the community education concerning pulmonary diseases.

For more information, contact our faculty advisor:

Advisor: Noelle Coats, coatsn@cochise.edu, (520) 452-2613

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