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J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College encourages extracurricular activities that develop individual initiative, group leadership, and cooperation. Student organizations and activities must be faculty and/or staff sponsored and must be approved by the College President.

Any group wishing to organize on campus must receive permission from the Dean of Student Services and the President by submitting a written request for approval.


Advancing Young Professionals:

IAAP is a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 40,000 members and 600 chapters worldwide. Members include all levels of administrative staff including: clerks, receptionists, Administrative and Executive Assistants as well as Office Managers. We represent small, local companies as well as major corporations.

Advantages of Student Membership:

  • Networking
  • Training Opportunities
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Professional Certification
  • Experience for Potential Jobs
  • Leadership Skills
  • Lifelong Friendships
  • Mentoring by Others Professionals

Contact us for more information!

Deloris Smothers
Student Chapter Advisor

Room A5
Phone: 256.551.3155

Annual Dues are $70 with a one time processing fee of $15.00.

National Technical Honor Society

Candidates for NV-THS membership should be students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, skill development,  good character, leadership, honesty, and responsibility. All candidates for membership in the Society must be approved by the local school administration and must meet local and national membership standards.

Honor Society membership develops individual self-esteem and pride, as it builds collective respect and support the your students, programs and school. NV-THS is a powerful image builder.

NV-THS Members receive the official NV-THS membership certificate and card, pin, window decal, and seal to be attached to his/her diploma, certificate or degree of training.

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Ed Forbes or call (256) 551-1707.

Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity

What is PBL?

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is an organization for student members preparing for careers in business.  Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs.


To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs.


What is SkillsUSA:

The Golden Gate Bridge. The Empire State Building. The Space Shuttle. The Internet. These are the accomplishments of America's skilled work force. Today, the products skilled workers create and the services they provide touch all of our lives. It takes real skill to build a house, to repair a car, to design a computer program or to provide health care.

Our Mission:

Our quality of life is at risk. There aren't enough highly skilled employees to meet America's burgeoning needs for products and services. Businesses cite this shortage as their No. 1 problem. The national Council on Competitiveness states: "The skills shortage has created a buildup of pressure that is forcing employers, workers, educators, community leaders and public officials to communicate more closely."

One organization, SkillsUSA, is a pioneer in forging these alliances in communities across the United States - alliances that are closing the skills gap. In our high schools and community colleges, nearly one-quarter-million students join the SkillsUSA partnership. They work with their teachers and business partners to gain the occupational skills America needs, and more.

How to Join:

Contact the Program Coordinator for an application or pickup an application from the business office. Take your application to the business office; pay $15 student membership or $20 Faculty/ Staff membership fee; look for meeting notices on campus!

Program Coordinator:

Joseph Bevel – Welding Technology Instructor

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of officers or representatives from each instructional department. The President appoints advisors from the instructional and administrative support staff. The SGA addresses itself to:

  1. Contributing to the advancement and improvement of the school.
  2. Fostering faculty/student relationships and understanding.
  3. Assisting in the promotion of closer ties between the school and the community.
  4. Providing a constructive forum for deriving orderly, logical, practical and mutually agreeable solutions to problems which may arise involving the student body alone, or both the student body and the school staff.

Students who are interested in participating in the SGA should contact their program advisor for additional information.