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Brevard College, Brevard, N.C.
Wednesday, November 9, 1994
Volume 6J Number 2
Brevard College expands to four-year program
Special to the Clarion
from the HC News Bureau
Brevard College, a 141-year old
United Methodist liberal arts college in
Western North Carolina announced that
it plans to seek accreditation for
baccalaureate degrees in music and art.
Upon approval by accrediting agencies
as a four-year institution, the College
plans to enroll juniors in the fall of
1995 in its long-respected music and art
The official announcement was
made at the annual fall meeting of the
Brevard College Board of Trustees,
which approved cirricular plans
recommended by faculty and trustee
committees. The Board also voted to
declare the College’s $16-million capital
campaign successfully ended.
The College will continue to
maintain Associate of Arts, Associate
of Science, and Associate of Fine Arts
degrees. It is one of the few traditionally
two-year colleges nationally whose
[associate degree programs in music have
long been accrcdited by the National
(Association of Schools of Music. Once
the college has achieved accreditation,
other selected baccalaureate programs
may be added in the interest of
achieving a balanced and distinctive
Brevard College President J.
Thomas Bertrand stated, “Even as we
build these distinctive baccalaureate
programs, we will continue to
emphasize close student-teachcr
relationships in the first two years of
college. That has been our signature for
the last sixty years. It will continue to
be. At Brevard College our finest
professors will always be devoted to
teaching freshmen and sophomores.”
The College’s five-year “Building
for Success” capital funds campaign,
which kicked off in January 1990, was
closed early after the goal was surpassed
by over $500,000.
One of the recent gifts which made
this campaign a succcss is the bequest
of the late Lora Lee Schmidt, which
will total nearly $2 million when the
estate is finalized. The trustees have
designated the bulk of this gift to assist
with the construction of the Paul B.
Porter Performing Arts Center, with
other amounts to support the operating
budget, faculty and staff salaries and
expansion of library holdings in the fine
Additionally, several new trustees
were named. Edward W. Seese of Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida, is a new life
trustee. He is president of Seese
Enterprises, Inc. which is involved with
real estate and hotel development. Two
alumni trustees, both BC Class of ‘66,
jtudents seem to like new
Yoed arrangement in Beam
by Tatyana Perry
Clarion Staff Writer
Finally, the school board has
decided to allow males and females to
4 sleep together, in the same building.
*|Much to everyone’s surprise this year.
Beam dorm implemented a co-ed
I This idea was inU'oduced by Steve
'iMartin and Dr. Bertrand as they were
looking to offer a unique §tyle of
housing, mostly for honor students.
However, Beam is divided into both
honor and general students, with general
in East and honor in West.
Despite the opinion that the
V/violations from alcohol and visitation
^would increase with the introduction of
;^the program, Pablo Sanchez (resident
director) has noted that there hasn’t been
any increase in the number of these
violations. On the whole, Sanchez
feels that the students are well-behaved.
'His only complaint is the lack of social
interaction between the students.
Most residents of Beam say that
they like it, especially bccause it is
quiet and allows them to study. They
claim that Beam being co-ed has not
been a distraction and feel that the
program is working.
Some students, however, say that
they feel like prisoners with the security
doors. After asking Sanchez why such
an issue was made about having the
security doors, he stated, “We look at
the residence halls as their home...you
wouldn’t leave your front door open all
the time.” The use of security doors is
also being noticed more and more on
other campuses where security is
becoming an issue. Also, they are
currently trying to implement this same
program at Jones- residence hall and
eventually all residence housing.
Another complaint centcrs around
the opinion that we are treated like
children and as one student says, “Arc
we in high-school or college? If it’s
high school, fine: but if itscollege-
leave us alone.” (See Coed on pg. 12)
also joined the board at this meeting:
John C. Brookshire, owner/president of
Old Orchard, Inc. and FIMA, Inc.
(textile manufacturingjin Hendersonville
and W. Douglas Tanner, the executive
director of the Faith and Politics
Institute in Washington, D.C. They
were elected by alumni this past
summer to begin their terms with this
fall meeting. Four more alumni board
trustees will be elected for staggered
terms over the next two years.
Homecoming King Rodney Melton, left, and Homecoming Queen Tanya
Costa, right, preside over their court during festivities at homecoming
weekend. For more homecoming photos, see Page 7.
Preston Woodruff, alumni
honored Pg- 3
Haunted House photos....i.Pg. 4
Student atid volunteer programs
at BC Pg- 5
-Library offers more than
books Pg- ^
Music Dept; plans trip to
A u stri a ................. r. • v > Pg* ^
PIO report from John's Isl
trip.,.;....i Pg- ^
Infirmaty stops giving out
condoms........-.-...— ......Pg. 12