By Gayla Collier, Staff Writer
Volunteer State Community College hosted the Welcome Back Bash on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Several clubs and organizations were there to promote and recruit new members.
The First Baptist College Ministry of Hendersonville, the College Republicans, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Hendersonville League of Women Voters were a few of the clubs and organizations that were present at the Welcome Back Bash.
The goal of this event was for each club or organization to promote what they stood for and to create student support. Twelve club tables were set up in total for the event.
“What we’ve noticed around college campus is that there is a lack of community and believers, so to help solve that problem this club wants to make people feel like they belong and feel that they have friends and other people on campus,” said Austin Capps of the First Baptist College Ministry.
The First Baptist College Ministry is a club geared toward college students ages 18-25, but there were other clubs and organizations that accepted all college students.
“My goal for the organization is to let it grow and create a support group for your adult learners and returning students. This organization is for people who have been out of school for a while,” said Brittany Villa of the Returning Students Organization.
“The Hendersonville League of Women voters did show and were successful at getting students registered to vote,” said Tabitha Sherrell, the Coordinator of Student Activities.
The Office of Student Life and Diversity Initiatives offered free street signs by Party Train Entertainment in the Carpeted Dining Room.
“Multiple times that I went to the Carpeted Dining Room, the street sign table had a line of people waiting to sign up, which was great!” said Sherrell.
Students had their names printed on a metal plate. There were about 150 signs made for students. This was a first come, first serve activity for anyone that signed up.
Students that are interested in more clubs should visit www.volstate.edu/StudentLife/Organization.php.
“If you missed the welcome Back Bash, I encourage you to stop by the Office of Student life and Diversity Initiatives to get information on clubs and organizations on campus as well as upcoming events,” said Sherrell.