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The Decree VOL. 6, NO. 13 North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. FRIDAY, APRIL 26,1991 Crime rate increasing on campus BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS DIRECTOR AL HOLLEY TALKS TO A FULL CROWD Big BrotherslBig Sisters forming new chapter at Wesleyan College North Carolina Wesleyan College and Big Brothers^ig Sisters of Nash and Edgecombe Counties, Inc. are joining forces to help the youth in the commu nity by establishing a North Carolina Wesleyan College Big Brothers/Big Sisters branch under the umbrella of the two-county chapter. Wesleyan students will be matched one-on-one with students from Baskerville Elementary School who have been selected for the program primarily because they are at high risk of under achieving or dropping out of school before completing high school. The program will work with parents, students, adult volun teers, teachers, counselors. Big Brothers/Big Sisters staff, and others not only to keep these “at risk” students in school but to help them make school a rewarding experience. Each college student will be well oriented, trained, matched, and monitored. Each match will be required to spend two hours per wedc together for one school (Continued on Back Page) By SONU SAINANI Student at North Carolina Wesleyan College have witoessed sevoal cases of vandalism, lar ceny, and theft (Mi campus during this semester. Personal belongings of stu dents — money, jewelry, and books — have been found miss ing. A number of cases of com munity damages have also been reported. On Friday, April 5, larceny of a change machine in Nash was reported. Security and Student Life are currently investigating the matter. Sources said a meeting , was held on April 17 but no par ticular person is suspected. “It is either someone from Nash or someone that was let in. With the new lock system, it is certain that if the person was not a resident, he was let in by someone*in Nash,” said Pamela Derrick, Associate Dean of Stu dent Life. The students who live in Nash have not reported any particular person they suspect. One student said he strongly suspects that someone who lives in Nash is re sponsible. Deborah Pittman, di rector of Security, has asked stu dents to be free to call Student Life if they have any information. She has assured students that no one’s cMifession will be revealed. But most of the residents of Nash are more concerned about the $20 they have to pay to com pensate for the canmunity dam age. “It is unfair that I have to pay the money. I wasn’t even on campus when the event occurred,” fusses sophomore Raymond McDaniel, a Nash resident Pittman has requested students to report immediately to Security (Continued on Back Page) Students recognized at convocation North Carolina Wesleyan College awarded its outstanding academic performers in the 1991 Honors Convocation held ^nil 17 in Russell Clu^l. Matthew Oliver Dyson re ceived the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Christine Renee Adams received the President’s Cup Award. The Student Life Organization Award went to the Black Stu dents’ Association, and the Sarah Alexander TuUoss Award went to Jonna Joy O’Neal. Lorena Elizabeth Segura won the Pilot Club Leadership and Service Award, Carl A. Turner won the James R. Hailey Leadership and Service Award, and Jerry Joplin won the Pi Kaj^a Phi piofessor of the Year Award. Centura Bank awards went to Cayla Bentley Wampler, highest GPA, senior, NCWC native, and to Carol Renee Stansbury, highest GPA, senior, transfw. Division awards went to the following individuals: Humanities Division —Terri L. Evans, freshman writing award; Kay Marley Watson, se nior English award; Joyce Darnell Odom, religion/philosophy award; Melissa Joplin, W.C. Reid band award; and Anne Yates, Helen Merriam Thorp music award. Business Division —Cayla Bentley Wampler, business ad ministration outstanding senior award; Alice S. turner. Wall Street Journal award; Robbie Keith Barnhill, outstanding senior ac counting award; Amy Babette Coggins, computer information systems award; and Pierre A. Gc«ia n, outstanding food SCTvice and hotel management senior award. Education Division —Amy Faith Seate, NCAE student pro gram education award, and Mar garet LeFon Culver, physical education award. Mathematics and Science Di vision — Jeanne Baker Cook, American Institute of Chemists/ N.C. Institute of Chemists Foun dation award; Sonu Sainani, Chemical Rubber Company award to the best student in freshman chemistry; Jeanne Baker Cook, chemistry award; and Douglas A. Lentz, mathe matics award. Social Sciences Division — Brian Scott Hendricks, outstand ing history major award; Lynette ‘ D. Bigney, John Paul Jones his tory award; Christine Renee Adams, justice and public policy award, criminal justice; Karen Elizabeth Mooring, justice and public policy award, legal studies; Margaret LeFon Culver, psy chology award; and Willa Gray HoUoman, sociology award. Cooperative Education and Career Planning Division — William Robert Baker, Jr., coq>- erative education award, alterna tive experience, and Christy MMene Spain, coq>erative edu cation award, parallel experiwice. Adult Degree and Summer School Division — Gregg Allen Presnal, outstanding Evening College student award.