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Arkansas Northeastern College recognizes that the total college experience extends beyond the formal classroom. The student’s personal and social development is supported by varied co-curricular programs.



The purpose of the Counseling Center is to aid students in defining, planning, and achieving their educational goals. Professional counselors are available to assist students with academic and career concerns. Services available through the center include: testing (CLEP, ASSET, COMPASS, and a variety of interest inventories), and career exploration, along with academic advisement. Students planning to transfer to senior colleges and universities should work closely with the professional staff. The counselors work directly with registrars and counselors at Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas, Southeast Missouri State University, and other institutions to assure the transfer of credits.


Career Counseling

To assist students in career planning, the College provides career information services . Both general and specific information about a wide range of careers and individual and career assessment services are available to assist students in defining their career and educational goals. The Career Planning and Placement Office also provides workshops and other assistance relative to resume writing and job interviewing techniques.  You can contact the career planning and placement coordinator at 870.762.3128.


Student Activities


Arkansas Northeastern College Times -The College’s newsletter is published regularly and distributed through the local newspaper, as well as to students, faculty, and staff on the main campus and centers. To place announcements in this publication, students and organizations must provide information to the Dean for Development and College Relations or the publication editor. Only official and approved information may be inserted.  Check out the latest posted College Times.


Open Door - The Open Door is a weekly, internal newsletter for faculty and staff of Arkansas Northeastern College which provides them with current information regarding upcoming student events. Faculty and staff use this document to stay abreast of student activities for announcement in their classes.  Check out the latest posted Open Door.


Intramural Recreation - Students may participate in a variety of intramural sports activities provided each year at the Briggs/Sebaugh Wellness Center. The development of this program is directed by staff and student interest. Intramural activities include basketball, volleyball, and other seasonal sports.  If you're interested in Intramurals, contact the Briggs/Sebaugh Wellness Center at 870.838.2999.


Japan Ambassadors - The Arkansas Northeastern College Foundation, along with a donor company—Yamato Kogyo, Ltd. of Japan, works to increase student opportunities and enrichment through the Arkansas Northeastern College Ambassadors to Japan Program. The Foundation co-sponsors two Arkansas Northeastern students each year as ambassadors to Japan for a two-week stay. Students learn about a new culture, share their culture with the Japanese and, when they return, share what they have learned with the College and community.



Student Organizations


A Nicer Community - A Nicer Community organization is service and awareness organization focusing on serving the college and community and providing a forum for student involvement and leadership activities. Its purpose is to integrate recycling standards within the college and the community to promote environmentally friendly habits and lifestyles.


Adult Student Association- The Adult Student Association is an organization which serves as a support and advocacy group for the re-entry adult student who has needs, both academic and social, which differ from those of traditionally aged students. The association is open to adults who are considering enrollment or are enrolled at ANC.


Gamma Beta Phi - Gamma Beta Phi is an honor society established to recognize those students who have excelled academically and who also have demonstrated high personal characteristics in leadership and service. Membership into Gamma Beta Phi is by invitation, extended at the beginning of each semester. To be considered, students must have completed 12 college-level semester hours at the College with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.4. Teacher appreciation activities and service projects add to the success of the College’s chapter which receives regional and national attention and respect for its quality.  Check out information on the national site at

Association for the Childhood Education International Club - The primary purpose for this organization is to promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society. Club members participate in the book fairs, and celebrate the week of the child.


Cultural Diversity Association -The Cultural Diversity Association (CDA) is an organization designed to share, explore, and experience elements of different races and cultures in American society. Its main purpose is to promote racial equality and racial harmony among students and faculty, as well as in the community. CDA will provide an environment for all students of various ethnic backgrounds to express their cultural heritage, opinions, and concerns about college life, as well as the society in which we all live.


International Association of Administrative Professionals -This organization encourages excellence among office technology students and promotes professionalism. Fund raising activities are held to finance workshops, speakers, and seminars for the club. Membership is open to any interested student. Participation in regional, state, and national meetings highlights activities.


Student Nurses Association - The Student Nurses Association encourages and promotes professionalism in nursing through community health programs. Any student admitted to the registered nursing program is eligible to join the SNA. Blood pressure screenings and career day activities are annual events for this group.


Lifeline Student Outreach - Lifeline Student Outreach is a service and awareness group. The main purpose is to identify and serve students with a specific need, whether academic, physical, medical, financial or individual and work, toward total awareness on the part of others.  Projects in the past have included the installation of an automatic door, collection of food for the needy, assistance with transportation for visually impaired students, compiling a resource manual of various services offered in Arkansas and Missouri.


Baptist Collegiate Ministries-The BCM is an interdenominational organization which gives interested students opportunities for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship on campus. Weekly Bible studies are conducted and special projects are carried out through the year. BCM is sponsored by area Baptist churches and is active when student interest, faculty sponsorship, and area ministers provide the organization and leadership.


Wildlife Etcetera - Wildlife Etcetera is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats. A major effort is the establishment and maintenance of a wetlands area for migrating waterfowl. Throughout the year, field trips are taken to Reelfoot Lake, Big Lake Wildlife Refuge, Crowley’s Ridge, and other places of interest. The organization is open to the community as well as students.


Horticulture Club - The purpose of the Horticulture Club is to foster a greater appreciation of the horticultural sciences through group activities and community projects.


Skills USA/VICA - The purpose of VICA is to help the student develop social and leadership skills. Activities will enhance the development of these skills and will be conducted by the clubs’ members and advisors.


Phi Beta Lambda - This national organization is made up of students enrolled in programs of business or business education on the postsecondary level. The organization, composed of more than 450 chapters, operates as an integral part of the educational program under the guidance of business instructors, state supervisors, school administrators, and members of the business community.  Check out the national site at

Licensed Practical Nurses Association - The purpose of the Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurses Association is to promote the licensed practical nurse as an important member of the health team and is concerned with the health standards for all people. Activities for ALPNA provide leadership skills and involve the members in community oriented and career related development activities. All affiliated state associations conduct state leadership training and chapter management workshops.


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