Each year, student council officers and department representatives are elected by their peers. The entire PCA&D student body is encouraged to attend student council meetings to share ideas about how to enhance the student experience. Student Council meets during the school year every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 1 p.m. in the PCA&D atrium.
Your 2012-2013 Student Council
Carrie Daigle ‘13, President
Leawna Burek ‘14, Vice President
Lisa DeAngelo '13, Secretary
Chelsea Crossett ‘14, Treasurer/Photography Representative
Samantha Campbell '14, Fine Art Representative
Garrett Moore '15, Fine Art Representative
Rachel Yinger '14, Fine Art Representative
Samantha Cooke '16, Foundation Representative
Ashley Papas '16, Foundation Representative
Holly Press '14, Graphic Design Representative
Danny Morgan '14, Illustration Representative
Student Council Ambassadors
Taylor Buck '14
Zachary Heffelfinger '14
Chalkley Matlack '14
Patrick Mendoza '13
Daniel Shoultz '13
Nicholas Velardi '13
Mikhail Yakovlev '14
Student Council officers are elected every year and may not succeed themselves. The term of office of each officer of the PCA&D Student Council is one calendar year, commencing on May 1 and ending April 30.
As a representative, you will serve as a liaison for students in your major with Student Council. Representatives of Student Council are entitled to one (1) vote and are required to attend monthly Student Council meetings. The term of office for each representative of the PCA&D Student Council is one calendar year, commencing in September and ending April 30.
Student Council Ambassadors:
Non elected students who attend meetings and participate in the production of student council activities.
For more information about student council, contact the director of student life/housing or call (717) 396-7833 ext. 1018.
Click here to read the Student Council Constitution
Click here to make a suggestion or ask a question
AIGA - Patrick Mendoza, President
PCA&D hosts a student chapter of the AIGA and is committed to encouraging students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interest and assisting them in understanding the profession. Check bulletins boards for club meetings and activities. Meeting time and place to be announced.
Critique Club - Jacob Peck, President
To meet with students outside ones major and/or class to show and talk about one's artwork and the artwork of others. To learn how to properly critique others work. To learn to discuss your own work. to improve the quality of one's work, make friends and become a better artists. The groups meet every Monday at 7 pm in the 4th floor crit space.
Gamerz - Jynell Harrell, President
For those with a creative mind that like to play table top and pen and paper role playing games. Most games will be organized play type, but there will also be space for other games. Gaming time is every Tuesday at 7 pm in room 103 B.
Lux - Shannon McCoy & Leawna Burek, Co-Presidents
A photographic organization designed to create bonds between all photo majors. Together we will strive to improve our craft and to exhibit our work through independent shows. Group meets first and third Tuesday at 1 pm in room 102.
PCAD Allies - Katie Smith, President
To provide a forum for discussion on topics concerning the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and ally students, faculty and staff at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Club meeting day and dates to be announced. Meeting time is every Tuesday at 1 pm in room 405.
Otaku Syndicate - Anime Club, Daniel Shoultz, President
Otaku Syndicate’s goal is to spread the work of anime culture and Japanese culture. The club will screen anime, release any news about the industry, have anime-related discussions, and possibly go on trips to local conventions. We will also collaborate to attempt original projects. Meeting time is every Thursday at 7 pm in room 103B.
PA Stylz - Scott Arbital, President
Be part of a dance crew who will do performances at PCA&D and throughout Lancaster City. If you are not a dancer but would like to learn hip hop and all other kind of dance, join us every Monday from 7-9 pm in the atrium.
Self Defense Classes - Chalkley Matlack, President
Practical self-defense with partners and groups. Learn a wide variety of techniques and hand to hand combat geared to self preservation. There will be workouts and exercises for better health. Each class progresses from the last. Classes will meet on Wednesday at 7 pm in the atrium.
Society of Illustrators Student Chapter - Nicholas Velardi, President
The goal of this SOI is for the students to create a community of their own to support, encourage and develop their knowledge, skill and exposure to the ever-changing field of illustration, while connecting with other student groups and professionals from across the country. Meeting time is every Wednesday at 7 pm in room 314.
Student Council - Carrie Daigle, President
Student Council creates and implements student involvement and opportunities in school functions and activitiesand supports the mission of PCA&D. Meeting time is the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at 1 pm in the board room.
Want to start a club?
Students must complete the Student Club/Organization Registration Form and submit to the Student Life Coordinator for review. Once approved, the Office of Student Life will work with the club organizers to coordinate meeting time and place. To receive a form, contact Jane Higinbotham at (717) 396-7833 ext. 1018 or via email.
Student Ambassador Program
Student Ambassadors serve as representatives of the college. They work primarily with the admissions department where they serve as guides for prospective students and their parents, art teachers, and guidance counselors. Student Ambassadors are required to attend each PCA&D open house event and provide important insight into the creative environment afforded to students in our degree programs and create an important link to prospective students who want to be part of the PCA&D community.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. If you are interested in the student ambassador program, please contact the director of student life & housing.
Current Student Ambassadors (2012-2013 school year):
Alexandria Michaud '15, Illustration
Lisa DeAngelo '13, Graphic Design
Kelli Mantell '13, Fine Art
Chalkley Matlack ‘14, Fine Art
Leawna Burek '14, Photography
Orientation leaders are chosen to assist the dean of students and the director of student life & housing with new student orientation. They help to facilitate orientation for freshmen and transfer students. Orientation leaders provide guidance for freshmen and transfers, take an active role in every program at orientation, and share their knowledge and guidance about campus resources.
If you are interested in becoming an orientation leader, please contact the director of student life & housing.