Academic Organizations / Activities

Association of Computational Machinery (Bay Minette, Fairhope, Gulf Shores) The Association for Computational Machinery (ACM) is designed to advance the science and arts of information processing, promote the free interchange of information about the science, and to develop and maintain the integrity of the individuals engaged in the science and arts of information processing. The Coastal Alabama Community College Chapter, one of only two community college chapters in the nation, supports such activities as the state regional computer fair, site visits to computer installations in the professional world, and other related activities.

College Bowl (All campuses) The Coastal Alabama Community College College Bowl is composed of students interested in competing academically in a question and answer game with other teams from two-year colleges throughout the state. Membership is held in the Alabama Junior/ Community College Scholars’ Bowl League which sponsors competitions throughout the year and a final competition for the statewide champion at the end of the year.

Creative Writing Club (Bay Minette, Fairhope, Gulf Shores) Sponsored by the English Department, this club exists to assist students with creative writing works and to encourage and promote quality creative writing.

Engineering Club (Bay Minette, Fairhope, Gulf Shores) This club is aimed at aiding Engineering majors in their knowledge and experience in the Engineering field. This organization is not solely for Engineering majors.

History Inquiry Society (Bay Minette, Fairhope, Gulf Shores) A special interest club for history majors and history buffs.

Hospitality Student Club (Gulf Shores) The Hospitality Student Club promotes networking, travel, and scholarship opportunities for Hospitality Administration students.

National Student Nurses’ Association (All campuses) The National Student Nurses’ Association chapter at Coastal Alabama is affiliated with the national organization and the Alabama Student Nursing Association. This association provides students interested in the field of nursing the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of the health care field and nursing education programs.

Phi Beta Lambda (All campuses) is an honorary society designed to provide education and leadership experience for business students. Its aim is to encourage improvement in scholarship, promote civic and community responsibilities, and strengthen the confidence of members in themselves and their work. Membership is open to any student with an overall grade point average of 2.0.

Phi Theta Kappa (All campuses) Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Membership in this organization is the highest honor attainable by students. Phi Theta Kappa is a scholarly fellowship which embraces community and junior colleges of the nation. The purposes of the society are to promote scholarship, to develop character, and to cultivate fellowship among the students. Membership is based on high scholastic standing, character, leadership, and service on the campus. Members may participate in the induction ceremony following their admittance into Phi Theta Kappa.

SkillsUSA (All campuses) SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA helps students to excel by providing the training for members to compete in technical contests and earn national recognition.

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) (Thomasville) The TAPPI organization is one of only two chapters in the state. Membership is open to students interested in working in the paper and chemical industry. Monthly meetings are held which include speakers from local mills and plants. TAPPI membership provides members a world of flexible benefits and opportunities to create solutions through information sharing, knowledge development and interaction with other individuals working in the pulp, paper, and converting industries. Specific benefits for members include numerous periodicals, technical journals, and newsletters, access to, opportunities to participate in a wide range of member groups, and special savings on all of TAPPI’s products and services.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities (All campuses) Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities is an organization that recognizes outstanding achievement among college students. Membership is by selection and is based on scholarship, leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, and general citizenship. Selections are made yearly from sophomore students.