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Brevard College^ Brevard, N.C.
Volume 56 No, 1
Thursday, September 8,1988
BC opens with largest freshman class ever
Brevard College has opened the 1988-’89
academic year with record enrollment.
This year’s freshman class, approx
imately 430 new students, is the largest
freshman class in the history of Brevard
The increase is the result of “a lot of
hard work over these last three years,”
said BC President Billy Greer, “now the
team effort is paying off.” He cited Dean
of Admissions Bob McLendon and his
staff, as will as former Dean of Admissions
Dean of the College Dr. Harry Langley
reports that the Orientation Week pro
gram and the opening of school went very
Freshmen participated in the second an
nual “Camp Greenville Experience,” Sun
day, Aug. 21, surviving and enjoying the
challenge course and a day of games,
discussion and getting to know each other.
(Pictures inside this edition).
After classes started on Aug. 25, the
campus had a day of fun and games at the
annual Derby Day games. (See pictures
The beginning of the 1988-89 academic
year at Brevard College marks the start of
many new programs, all designed to better
serve the students, according to Dean
Dr. Clara Wood, newly-appointed
The new Resident Assistants for the new year at BC are, seated, left to right, Cammy Cabe, Brad Dodson, Jim
Fredere, and Matt French; second row, Kristen Hogan, Alicia Andrews, Melanie Ramseur, Mit^i Motsinger,
Rachel Klein, Cindy Deviney, Selena Lauterer and Marla Camp; third row, Juan Kincaid, Terri Jennewine,
Mia Clark, Kenny Monteith, Duane Moore, Aaron Kerr, Brent Hill, Paul Dilberger and Anthony Sedberry. Ab
sent at time of picture was Amber Norton. (BC News Bureau photo)
Kincaid elected president
by Kim Boyle
Juan Kincaid was elected President of
the Student (Jovernment Association dur
ing Monday night elections at Brevard Col
Kincaid, a Morganton sophomore, ran
successfully against candidates Duane
Moore and Amber Norton.
According to SGA sponsor Kim Penland,
about 120 students voted in the open elec
Last spring Sal Cavarretta was elected
3s the SGA president. However, for per
sonal reasons, Cavarretta was unable to
return to BC this fall.
Elections for dorm representatives were
eld last week for new SGA members.
Green Hall has Robert Cooler represen
ting them as their dorm president, along
with Warren Nance as vice-president. The
freshmen representing Green are Jake
Dalton from the basement, David Sim-
mens on first floor, Anthony Ballard on se
cond, and Jeremy Duplissey on third.
Taylor Hall president and vice-president
are Tom Cunningham and Brian Thomp
son. The freshman representatives are
Fred Goble in basement, Chris Gibson in
first floor, Rob Malsby represents second,
and Mike VanBuren on third.
Brent Hill and Mike Waters are the new
officers of East Beam with Richard
McPhail on first, Chris Crunkleton on se
cond, and Richard Terrell represents third
The new president of Jones is Selena
Lauterer, and vice-president is Heather
West Jones representatives are
Catherine Engstrom on first floor, Tracey
Upson on second, and Raisen Russo on
East Jones has Jenni Parker in the base
ment, Beth Richter, Anna McCormick and
Beth Winters representing the three
West Beam’s new president is Marla
Camp, and Debbie Lucenti is vice-
president. Jeanine Valvo is the freshman
representative in the basement, Lora
Woodrum on first, Charlotte Safrit on se
cond, and Amy Yeh on third.
Day Students elected Cindy Edwins as
president and Freddie Woodward as vice-
president with Angie Fain and Eddie
Spronse as the freshman representative.
One other new dorm this year is the Cot
tage which has Shawn Young as the
Associate Dean for Student Development,
will be coordinating academic support pro
grams that will offer students support to
meet the challenges of their courses.
“We’re trying to build in success,” Dr.
Among the support systems are the
Math Lab, Language Lab, Writing Lab and
Learning Center as well as individual
Also, a new program of freshman ad
visors has been instituted, designed to
allow an advisor to follow the progress of
incoming freshmen advisees tliroughout
their Brevard College experience.
Adelaide Miller, the school’s new
Transfer Counselor, represents another
development in the school’s growth. She
will be “greasing the tracks,” according to
President Greer, of the students transferr
ing to major 4-year institutions. Present
ly, approximately 83 percent of Brevard
students go on to continue their higher
Another new support system: Steve
Martin has been named the school’s Cam
pus Counselor who will be on call this year
to talk to students who need a mature and
The “Scholars Halls” is another pilot
project that has been introduced to BC this
year (see story page 9). The top floors of
Taylor and Jones have been designated
areas for students who wish more quiet
hours and study time.
On third floor Taylor, there are 29 men
signed up for this Scholars Hall program,
and on third floor Jones, there are 50
With the campus student headcount at
approximately 700, administration team
members are working with the challenges
on the areas of housing and parking
created by the increased numbers.
Some 20 students who applied in August
were temporarily housed at Brevard
Motor Lodge until Ross Hall could be
utilized. According to Dean of Student Af
fairs Norm Witek, the College has been
working hard to get these students on cam
pus as quickly as possible.
The parking “problem” is not really a
problem at all, Witek suggests, if students
use the gym parking lot. Warning tickets
were being issued earlier, but now “real”
tickets will be going out soon.
The bright enrollment picture, says BC
President Greer, is likely to continue here.
“I genuinely believe that the kind of
transformation that’s taking place at
Brevard College can happen anywhere
where you build a strong faculty-
administrative team,” he said.
Citing the nationwide drop in the number
of college-age youth. Dr. Greer said,
“Enrollment at colleges and universities
all across this country will be difficult for
the next 10 years. But for the institution
that has its act together, and is offering a
quality product, the concern for enroll
ment won’t be a wrenching experience.
“Students are going to find the strong
colleges and universities, of which
Brevard is one,” the president said.