Iowa Central Community College sponsors a wide variety of student clubs and organizations dealing
with certain areas of study, as well as social opportunities. The following is a list of existing clubs and
organizations, many state and national, and a description and contact person for the students who are
interested in more information.

Business Professionals of America - BPA

Pam Uhlenkamp, Sponsor

BPA is open to all students with an interest in Business. Members will have the opportunity to attend two
State Leadership Conferences, one with competitive events. Those qualifying will have the opportunity
to attend the National Leadership Conference and Competition. BPA provides professional development
opportunities that make an impression on your resume! Learning and practicing leadership and fellowship
- team skills, through club activities, fundraising, and community involvement. Demonstrating your skills
in competitive events for general business, marketing, management, office and computer technologies
(Office, Web-design, Systems, or programming), with the possibility of holding a BPA Iowa State Officer
position - places you ahead of others all vying for the same jobs you want.

Cheer Squad

Amanda Murphy

Iowa Central’s Spirit Squad is a coed team consisting of football, basketball, and competition squads. We
will strive to produce great athletes and citizens by incorporating every aspect of a well-rounded athlete;
physically fit, mentally fit, and goal oriented.

Collegian (College newspaper)

515-574-1058 or 515-574-1345

For students interested in working on the award-winning student newspaper. Learn about writing, editing,
design and advertising in a professional setting.

Concert Band (Instrumental)

Paul Bloomquist, Instrumental Director

Open to all Iowa Central students. Involves the study and performance of quality band literature with
emphasis placed upon musicianship and interpretation. This group rehearses three times weekly and is
called upon to perform both regionally and nationally.

Concert Choir (Vocal)

Kathleen Schreier, Vocal Director

Open to all Iowa Central students. Rehearsals are held three times each week, and a very active
performance schedule is maintained.

Dance Team

Cassidy Vermeer, Dance Teams Coach/Choreographer

A high-energy performance dance team specializing in jazz, hip hop, pom, novelty/character, high kick,
lyrical, and musical theatre show. This is a high demand performance group, performing at campus visit
days, Iowa Central athletic events, fine arts events, and state, regional and national competitions. The
Iowa Central Dance Team also displays their talents during their presentation, “Curtain Call,” held in
April. This show features guest performers from area high school drill teams and the male hip hop
crew. Auditions are held in December and April.


Teresa Jackson, Director of Theatre

Students who want to continue—or start—their involvement with theatre, both on and off the stage,
are encouraged to check out our theatre opportunities here at Iowa Central. The year starts off quickly
with a fall play production and moves into preparation for the spring musical right after that. Year-long
participation in Improvisational Acting is also offered, as well as opportunities to participate behind the
scenes in every component of technical theatre. Students do not have to be theatre majors or even take
a specific course to get involved.

Encore Jazz Band/Encore Singers

Paul Bloomquist, Instrumental Director

Kathleen Schreier, Vocal Director

Both are ensembles designed to explore the various styles of popular and jazz music with emphasis
placed on musicianship, solo performance and improvisation. They perform two major concerts a year,
and join in a tour throughout Iowa in the Winter and Spring. In addition, they are called upon to perform
at a variety of functions throughout the area.

Human Services Club

Larry McLuckie, Advisor

The Human Services Club is an organization for all Iowa Central students. The club’s purpose is to provide
a gathering point for students who have a common interest in pro-social and volunteer campus and
community activities. Membership is not limited to students in the Human Services Program. The group
will offer a student opportunity to network with other students and develop new friendships. Members will
also learn more about the community’s human services agencies, programs, and services.

I.C. Green Club

Beth Collins, Advisor

Through promoting education and awareness, advocating sustainable development, and introducing
students to outdoor activities, the I.C. Green Club seeks to establish Iowa Central Community College
as an environmentally positive example for the benefit of the college itself, the greater Fort Dodge
community, and the world at large. Any student who attends Iowa Central Community College may be
a member of I.C. Green.

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Chad Helle, Director, Intramurals

Bowling, co-ed volleyball, golf, and basketball are all offered as intramural sport options. Sign-up dates
and starting dates are listed on the calendar. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office
at Ext. 1347.

Marching Band

Jeremy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands

The Triton Marching Band and Legion of Boom drum line support Iowa Central Community College
events during the fall semester, and is open to all students regardless of major. Rehearsals occur 2 or
3 times per week depending on game schedule. Members are required to take part in all performances,
which include all home football games, potential post season play off and bowl games, area and local
community parades and functions.

PAS - Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization

Mike Richards, Advisor

One of the many purposes of PAS is to provide an opportunity for developing leadership abilities through
participation in the employment experience programs, course work, and organization activities. It’s motto
is “Uniting Education and Industry in Agriculture”.

Pep Band

Jeremy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands

The Pep Band supports Iowa Central Community College events during the spring semester, and is open to
all students regardless of major. Rehearsals occur beginning at the end of the fall semester and continue
until March. Members are required to take part in all performances, which include home basketball games
during January and February, potential post season play off games, and college events as requested.

Percussion Ensemble

Jeremy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands

The Percussion Ensemble is designed to cover classical, popular, and modern literature for the percussion
instruments during the fall and spring semesters. In the fall, the Legion of Boom drum line comes from
the percussion ensemble which supports the Triton Marching Band. Following the marching band season,
an indoor drum line (percussion battery and pit percussion) is also part of the group, and will perform
at concerts and home basketball games. The percussion ensemble is open to all students regardless
of major, subject to audition.

Phi Theta Kappa

Samantha McClain, Advisor

Iowa Central has a charter from the Phi Theta Kappa National Junior/ Community College Honor Society
Fraternity. For membership into Phi Theta Kappa, the following criteria must be met: 1) Grade point must
be 3.5 or higher (cumulative); 2) Must have accumulated 12 hours of college credit; 3) Developmental
courses will not be considered as part of the criteria (grade point average and credit load); 4) Grades
must be posted on transcript within three full weeks of end of term; 5) There is a one-time membership
fee of $70.00.

Skills USA

Phyllis Minnihan, Sponsor

SkillsUSA is the only national organization designed exclusively for students preparing for technical, skilled
and service careers, including health careers. SkillsUSA offers opportunities for competitive events and
awards from the local to national levels. Students will be actively involved in learning employability and
leadership skills as part of SkillsUSA to help them prepare for a successful career.

Student Ambassador Program

Sara Scharf, Advisor

Megan Grove, Advisor

The Enrollment Management and Student Development Office accepts applications for Ambassadors
in the Iowa Central Student Ambassador Program. Ambassadors are required to devote 48 hours per
semester giving college tours, phone calling and acting as host/hostess for activities sponsored by the
President’s Office and Enrollment Management and Student Development. Applications are available in
the Admissions Office. (Student Support Services Building, Fort Dodge).

Student American Dental Hygiene Association- SADHA

Renee Piper

SADHA’s mission is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene, and to promote the highest
standards of education and practice in the profession. Our goal is to Empower, Support, and Develop
Student Members, by offering opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership,
and recognition for your achievements. Contributions to the community’s oral health standards through
professional activities with your state and local associations. Professional membership builds an identity
for you and the dental hygiene profession.

Student Senate

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Triton Yoga & Martial Arts Club (TMAC)

Rob Hepperle

Master Justin Faiferlick

FREE Martial Arts classes for students!!!!!!!!
Classes offered: TaeKwonDo / Kendo / Self Defense / SogoRyu Bujutsu / Cardio Kickboxing  / Tai Chi

ICCC staff and faculty class fees are 50% off. Unlimited classes (styles & quantity) for low monthly rate of $30 for single, $40 for family of 2, and $50 for family of 3 or more!

The Triton Martial Arts Club (TMAC) is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Free classes for students. All Skill Levels. Members will have the opportunity to primarily learn and promote martial arts within ICCC community. The secondary purpose will be to promote the health, education, well-being and safety of members of ICCC and Fort Dodge communities. TMAC members will have the opportunity to learn the principles of the Martial Arts as a means toward physical and mental discipline and to enjoy and practice the Martial Arts for fun or competitive purposes. TMAC members will promote general interest in the Martial Arts as an aid in developing sportsmanship, leadership, cultural diversity, physical and mental well-being, self-control, self- confidence, self-defense, and an overall better lifestyle. We will also match your career interests with opportunities such as: student development, nutrition, leadership, marketing, fundraising, demonstrations, and community involvement. Competitive events will be available.

Forming New Organizations

Director, Student Life and Activities
If interested in starting a new campus organization, stop in the Student Activity Office for details. Membership
must be made up of Iowa Central students with a full-time staff member as an advisor. Organizations
and clubs that are sanctioned are allowed representation in the student government and can incorporate
“Iowa Central” into its name. Organizations that do not qualify to be sanctioned may become recognized,
allowing members to meet on campus.