Departmental Student Organizations

Whether a student excels in writing, debating, or providing school spirit, McKendree provides the opportunity for each person to pursue their personal interests outside of the classroom. Friendly competition, leadership opportunities, and newly found friendships are all possible when a student becomes part of the McKendree community through student organizations.

Accounting Club

Advisor: Dr. Terese Kasson

Art Club

Advisor: Amy MacLennan

Association for Computing Machinery

Avidity Winter Guard/Color Guard

Advisors: Lori Blessing, Jayson Johnson

Biology Club

Advisor: Dr. Michele Schutzenhofer

Campus Activities Board

Advisor: Craig Robertson


Advisor: Bianca Timmermann

Collegiate Chapter of MENC

Advisor: David Boggs

Competitive Dance Team

Advisor: Becky Morgan


Advisor: David Boggs

History Society

Advisor: Dr. Irwin Halfond

Literary Interest Society

Advisor: Dr. Nicole DeWall


Advisor: Dr. Heather Dye


Advisor: Michele Erschen

McKendree Council for Exceptional Children

Advisor: Dr. Barbara Thomas

McKendree Review
(Student Newspaper)

Advisor: Gabe Shapiro

Mentoring Program

Model United Nations

Advisor: Dr. Brian Frederking


Advisor: Dr. Jenny Mueller

New Student Orientation

Advisor: Craig Robertson

Percussion Organization of Students

Phi Beta Lambda
(Business Service Club

Advisor: Dr. Rick Bonsall

Philosophy Club

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Zanelotti


Advisor: Katy Rahar

Pre-Professional Students in Health Care

Advisor: Dr. Robb VanPutte

Psychology Club

Advisor: Dr. Tami Eggelston

Recreation @ McK

Director: Kim Smallheer

Residence Life Association

Advisor: Adam Pulver

Senior Class Gift

Advisor: Vincent Piazza

Show Choir

Advisor: Adam Pulver

Sociology Club

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Hagan

Spanish Club

Advisor: Dr. Aurelie Capron

Speech & Debate Team

Advisor: Joe Blasdel


Student Ambassadors

Advisor: Josie Blasdel

Student Government Association

Advisor: Sarah Klucker, Craig Robertson

Student Illinois Education Association - Education Club

Advisor: Dr. Darryn Diuguid, Dr. Brenda Doll