Student Activities


French conversation table

(pending – fall 2020)

The John Couch Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Mars Strausbaugh who has been awarded the John Couch Scholarship award – which is used to support study in France for a deserving college or university student of French. This scholarship was created through a generous gift to the NC chapter of the American Association or Teachers of French (NC-AATF). Mars will apply it toward her study abroad program in Grenoble, France for the spring 2020 semester.


German Club

Kaffee und Kuchen, sponsored by the German Club. All levels of German speakers are welcome.
Meeting dates: Fall 2020 semester – Oct 1, 15, 29 and Nov 12, 12-1 pm, Whitesides Hall (Room 136).
Contact: Meredith Avison –


Herman@s Orgulos@s en Las Americas (HOLA)

HOLA is an organization that connects students with the Latino community throughout Western North Carolina. HOLA organizes on-campus events and volunteer opportunities in the community. We also sponsor and support a number of Latino groups in the community including  TELASH, COLA, Nuestro Centro, and Defensa Comunitaria.  Visit their Facebook page to see the group’s recent activities.

Volunteer Opportunities/Resources to Work with Spanish-speaking Community

  • El Centro comunitario de Henderson
  • Nuestro Centro de Asheville (el oeste)
  • El Centro comunitario de Brevard
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Latino Steering Committee
  • Catholic Hispanic Ministries
  • Emma Resource Center
  • HeadStart
  • Western North Carolina Community Health Services
  • Buncombe County Medical Society Project Access
  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • Coalición de Organizaciones Latinoamericanas
  • United Services Credit Union
  • Business Services Associates
  • Mission Hospital – interpreting services
  • ABCCM – interpreting at medical clinic

Contact MAHEC for medical translation/interpretation training.

Spanish Conversation Table

(pending Fall 2020)

Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)

Contact Susan Maas – Administrative Assistant – for details.