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Clubs and Organizations

Criminal Justice Club
Student members gain hands-on experience and exploration of the criminal justice field. Criminal Justice Club is open to all students interested in this career field.
Advisor: Paul Sarantakos

Club Latino
Club Latino works to create awareness of the Latino/a heritage and culture by developing a community for learning and growth for all students. The group is open to students interested in Latino/a issues and perspectives.

Contact: Charles Larenas

Parkland College Student Education Association (PCSEA)
Interested in a career in education? You can develop contacts and educational experiences through this pre-professional program.

Contact: Charles Larenas

Ethnographies of Parkland Students

The Ethnographies of Parkland Student Life project is part of the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also includes the participation of classes from Illinois State and Parkland College, and engages students to research their own colleges and universities. In addition to the course requirements, each Parkland student participating in the project is also required to present their findings at the initiative's bi-annual student conference. The ethnography research project results at all three institutions take the form of research reports and/or multimedia presentations in digital audio or video which are archived online to form a repository documenting college community life. For more information on EUI and the anthropology program at Parkland, contact Isabel Scarborough.

Homework Club

The Garden Hills Homework Club was co-founded in the fall of 2007 by associate professor Brian Nudelman and Lauren Smith, community outreach coordinator for Champaign Unit 4 Schools. Parkland students, faculty, and staff serve as mentors and tutors for 3rd- through 5th-grade Garden Hills students in a positive, safe, and fun environment.

Contact: Brian Nudelman
Humanities Faculty
Service Learning Coordinator