Collegiate Horsemen's Association (CHA)- The Hocking College Collegiate Horsemen's Association (CHA) is a collegiate chapter of the national organization, the American Collegiate Horsemen's Association. The club began in the fall of 2021 for students interested in all aspects of the equine industry. The club hopes to enhance students' knowledge of the equine field, develop leadership skills and encourage further scholarship in equine studies. The club also wants to service the community and incorporate all aspects of the industry using resources of Hocking College, as well as the local, regional and international community. Currently, they are working to raise funds for members to attend the National Convention in Ocala, FL. This would give students an opportunity to meet professionals in the field and form collaborative relationships. The club consists of the following executive leadership positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. All members must be enrolled as full-time students and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Membership dues are $5.00 per semester.
Some of our current activities include the Equine Drill team; the Invitation of equine leaders in the community for a seminar or clinic presentations to the membership; service to our community by volunteering at Last Chance Corral.
The club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the leather room in the barn...but that may change depending upon what the club has planned.
Club Advisor: Dr. Debra Powell. firstname.lastname@example.org
Club President: Lexi Fox. email@example.com.
Epicurean Club- This is a club centered around enjoying the finer culinary things in life. In the past they’ve done demos on Molecular Gastronomy, DIY dried spices, Canning, Macarons and Cold Brew Coffee. They have also done a Pumpkin Carving Workshop and a field trip to Jungle Jim's. Their most recent fundraiser was for Spooky Halloween Caramel Apples. On the horizon, they plan to have demos for Sushi, Kimchi, Cheese and many others. They also plan to have a field trip to Tensuke Market, an authentic Japanese grocery store in Columbus. For possible workshops, they plan to offer Macarons and Cheese Making. Finally, they may do a Chopped-style competition. This club is open to the whole school, so you don't have to be in the Hospitality programs to join.
The club meets every Tuesday at 4 p.m. unless specified otherwise. They meet at The Lodge in the Demo Kitchen in the Culinary building across the street from Main Campus. Students interested can contact our Vice President, Carine Honacki: firstname.lastname@example.org or Chef Straw: email@example.com
Fashion Club- The Fashion Club is for students who have a passion and ambition towards fashion and want to expand their creativity at Hocking College. Membership is open to any active Hocking College student (from any program). The club meets once a week on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in John Light Hall, Room 363. Interested students should contact the club president, Fatima Feika (student), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forestry Club- This club is devoted to the enhancement of forestry-based learning. We meet with individuals in the forestry profession from around the region. The Hocking College Forestry Club is also a student chapter of the National Society of American Foresters. Our most exciting project is an annual forestry field trip that we take. This year we are planning on taking a 16-day driving trip to visit the Giant Sequoia and Coastal Redwood trees in California. To be members of the Forestry Club, students must be members of The Society of American Foresters and be enrolled in the forest management program. The Forestry Club meets in NR 213. For more information contact James Downs at email@example.com.
Performing Arts Club- The Performing Arts Club gives students the opportunity to participate in creative writing, performing, directing, costume design, and stage management. The club meets on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in OAK304B. Contact Emily Davis for more information. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 740-753-6137.
Wildlife Club- The Wildlife Club is one of the oldest clubs at Hocking College and is affiliated with The Wildlife Society (student chapter), an international organization dedicated to Wildlife Research and Conservation (https://wildlife.org/). The local student chapter participates in wildlife-related events throughout the region, attends conferences and other events that help students network in the field, complete wildlife and conservation projects on and around campus, participate in the Adopt-a-highway program, build and sell wildlife boxes (such as bird and bat boxes) to the community, and do as much community outreach regarding conservation, as possible.
The club meets weekly at 9:30 on Wednesdays in the Natural Resource Building (then often goes out to do a project from there) and often participates in other events on weekends, as well. If a student has questions about joining the club (all are welcome and it is a $5 student fee for a lifetime membership) they are welcome to contact Sayre Flannagan at email@example.com.