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Brevard College, Brevard, N.C.
Wednesday, April 30,1986
and Robin Barrett take their shot at Anthony Sirianni during Springfest
photo by Jock Lauterer
Dr. Greer shows he’s a good sport.
Dr, Greer Reflects
on His First Year
by Kim Ormand
In the last issue of the Clarion. Dr. Greer
spoke out on several issues of concern for
BC students. And as the year draws to a
close, he allowed the Clarion some time to
ask him his reflections on some other
issues as well as the year in general.
Two of the key issues this year on cam
pus have been the subjects of student
rights (in terms of security) and van
dalism. Many students feel that security
has used their badges as weapons and
have not been truly supportive of the
students-just vindictive. Dr. Greer
acknowledges that this subject has been
brought up to him but says that it is a
“touchy subject.” He also says that there
is a “fine line” between security protec
ting students and harrassing them.
Security does have to be concerned about
safety, but some people see this as an infr
ingement on their personal rights. He was
reassu ing in i-hat the “subject would be
looki c" into” if complaints continued.
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to j Hi s r i. damage ias beer
doi IV :^r«er lented ^hat hai le
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drives im he -'ai " 'e realizes :hat
thf ;:.-oblem i;oi’M be a com jinatior if
thTj qc; such a:. ’lc( i-'i, 'ebeliion,
disi espect--even ;:■> ’riaur''ity. But he real
ly doesn’* know what to do about it except,
perhaps, get tougher. In several cases,
people could have been hurt by vandalism
and Dr. Greer said that “prosecution may
be the only solution in the future.
Another recent development in terms of
change at BC is the possible removal of
Resident Tutors from the Judicial Board.
Does this mean that RT’s are being placed
in less of a role? “Absolutely not, said
Dr. Greer. RT’s are possibly bemg remov
ed from J-Board in “hopes of getting them
to concentrate more on what’s going on
within the dorms.” Consequently, Resi
dent Assistants are being given more of a
position of responsibility. I"
their RA duties, there is the added respon
sibility of taking on the duties of Student
Ambassadors. Dr. Greer feels that this is
a good move. He hopes that RA s are ]ust
the kind of people that will make good
representatives for the school. One thing
that he did not agree with, however, is the
fact that some of next year’s RA s were
elected without the application and inter
viewing process. He said “if
system, we should follow it-consistently.
There are many changes being made for
next year-among them changes in toe
handbook and the new Public Information
Officer, Jock Lauterer. Dr. Greer is very
confident about these changes, and feels
Lhai they will add greatly to the school. As
for the past year, in general, Dr. Greer
says 11 has been great. “It's been hard,
he f:iid with a smile, “but worto the effort
The faculty and administration have ail
been very supportive.” He also feels that
he has a good working relationship with
the student body as well. “As long as they
know I’m available and approachable, he
said “then that’s all that matters. And
his advice to the graduating class.
“Wherever you are going, bring honor to
yourself and Brevard as well.
Honors Day Program
And Graduation Set
by Kim Ormand
There is one day at Brevard College tnat
is specifically set aside to recognize those
students at BC who have achieved
academic and social excellence. This day
is fondly known as Honors Day. Honors
Day is a tradition at BC—a special day
where classes are canceled and students
gather in the gym to honor those excelling
sophomores and freshmen.
According to Master of Ceremonies, Mr.
Ed Cunningham, Honors Day has changed
since his arrival here in 1976. At that time
it was a program more or less under the
guidance of PTK. It was in 1977 when Dr.
Martinson and Dr. Wray came to Brevard
that the format changed. It became more
representative of the various types of
honors here on campus.
I Honors Day is today, Wednesday April
130th, starting approximately 10:30 a.m. in
1 the gym. Mr. Cunningham is enthusiastic
about the event saying, “I look forward to
I every one of them—they are a lot of trou
ble, but worth it.” All students are en-
jcouraged to attend.
I Along with the various honors from dif
ferent campus organizations, there are the
Presidential awards (voted on by faculty
members) for achievement, service,
1 leadership, citizenship, and scholarship.
iThe awards for scholarship are given to
I any freshman with a 4.0 GPA and to the top
five sophomores with the highest GPA.
Superlatives will also be given at Honors j
Day. This is a new experience, for
superlatives are usually announced in the
Clarion prior to Honors Day. But this year
the superlatives are going to appear in the
Pertelote which will not be coming out un
til Honors Day is over. Mr. Cunningham j
hopes that this will “add to the suspense
of who receives the awards.
On May 11, 1986, graduation will once
again be held at Brevard College. Accor
ding to Mr. Cunningham there are 189
potential graduating students, and of
course some of these students will
graduate in abstancia. The commence-
ment activities begin on Saturday the 10th
with an alumni brunch for the graduates.
Afterwards, there is a rehearsal for
graduates so they will know exactly what
they will be doing the next day. That night
there will be a candlelight dinner for
graduates and their relatives which Mr.
Cunningham says is
Of course the next day, the 11th, is the big
(jay_graduation. After an 8:00 a.m.
breakfast there are a few hours to prepare
for an 11:00 a.m. Baccalaureate se^ice at
the First United Methodist Church. Then
the graduation exercises will begin at 2 :00.
With diplomas in hand and most hkely a
tear in the eye, the new alumni will leave |
?ind go their own ways.