Psychology Club, Veterans of Amarillo Club, Amarillo College Engineering Society among more than 40
By Nikki Larkan
Numerous clubs and organizations are available at Amarillo College to help students get involved with classes while connecting to the community. They range from religion to politics to design and more.
The Psychology Club meets at noon Tuesdays on the Washington Street Campus in 203 Durrett Hall.
Dr. Alan Kee, a psychology professor, co-sponsors this organization with Dr. Deborah Harding and Dr. Beth Rodriguez.
Kee said anyone who has curiosity about their behavior or is seeking understanding should join.
"I want it to be a supportive environment, where they can get to know each other, help each other study and support each other," Kee said. "That's one of the most important aspects of it."
He said it is for anyone who is interested and wants a place to talk about ideas. Members discuss psychology topics, including disorders, behavior and suicide.
Dr. Thomas Ellis, a psychiatry professor at Baylor University and director and professor at the Menninger Clinic, is scheduled to visit St. Stephen United Methodist Church on Oct. 7. Ellis will
present a workshop for social workers, counselors and anyone else who wants to attend. One of the main focuses of the workshop will be suicide prevention.
"I'm bringing him in through another organization, but I'm wanting to get my club connected to that event," Kee said.
Veterans of Amarillo College
Veterans of AC is sponsored by Joe Gandy, an aviation maintenance instructor.
"It's centered around the veterans themselves," Gandy said. "Any veteran that has been in the military service is definitely a voting member of the club."
Gandy said spouses and children also can join but do not have voting rights in the club. VAC has not elected officers yet but will at the next meeting.
VAC meets at 3:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and at 1:30 p.m. Read more [...]