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VOL. 9, NO. 3 North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15,1993 NCWC to hold Alcohol Awareness Week North Carolina Wesleyan Col lege will join in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the introduc tion of National Collegiate Alco hol Awareness Week during the week of Oct. 25-Nov. 1. NCAAW is a chance for Wes leyan students to learn about the negative consequences of alco- Edgecombe’s McCormack flying high By CECILIA CASEY Edgecombe Hall is quite pos sibly the best resident hall at N.C. Wesleyan College, thanks to Edgecombe’s high-flying, popu lar Resident Director Sue McCormack. In her second year as resident director and assistant director of Campus Activities, McCormack has enjoyed her work and time spent with resident students. “Fm here because people chal lenge me, and I enjoy seeing and helping people grow and matu^j” she said. “For.jne succe^Sy^s knowing that I’ve ma^^,posi- tive change in someone’s life, and what better position to accomplish this than as a resident director?” At the college whose motto is “The student comes first,” McCormack has been used as a guide to what qualiti«s a good resident director needs to have, such as valuing the students she lives with. “I hold everyone in high re gard. I see everyone as an adult. I think I’m fair, at least I strive to be fair,” she said. “I want to be remembered as a good listener, as a positive person with lots of energy and enthusiasm, yet at the same time as someone who is down to earth. “I think mosdy I would like people to see my involvement with the campus and with com munity service, and see that they can become just as involved,” she added. “I believe in giving 110 percent of yourself in everything you do, because what you get out hoi abuse and begin to develop responsible lifelong decision making processes. The main goal of the week-long campaign is to increase student awareness of the physiological, psychological, and general life effects that are natu ral consequences of alcohol abuse. The psychology club is spon soring Alcohol Awareness Week at Wesleyan. A major compo nent of the week is a challenge to all students to abstain from alco hol use throughout the week. One recurrent message is: “Take a Stand, Take the Pledge: Dead is Dead, Drive Sober.” SUE McCORMACK PREPARES FOR FLIGHT of something is what you put in. So if you give 110 percent, you get 110 pe^Rt. It’s assimple as that.” One of the most important job benefits for McCormack, even above money and vacations she says, is her contact with her resi dents. “It always seems that if I’m down or feel like quitting, that a true quality student comes my way and makes me see that my life and goals here are not in vain,” she said. McCormack graduated from N.C. State University with a de gree in parks, recreation, and tour ism management She was a resi dent advisor while at NCSU. For three years she served on many committees for Resident Assis tant selections and trying, and was very involved with the NCSU Department of Housing. “Both my roommate and my self decided to ^ply and we were both accepted for positions. It was a good opportunity to learn about management and responsibility,” she said. “I worked for N.C. State Housing and two other jobs as well while I went to school. I heard about the position here at Wesleyan through Nelson Coo per. We graduated together, so he gave me a call.” McCormack’s biggest, and best loved, hobby is flying. “My greatest accomplishment was getting my pilot’s Ucense. I’m among a unique group of indi viduals: I’m one of the few people who have a small pilot’s Ucense,” she said. “Someday I will have mybwnpl^e.” ' For the students who accom plish abstinence for the entire week there will be tee-shirts awarded, depending on SGA funding. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. A.L.E. will present “What a Fake I.D. Will Cost You.” On Friday, Oct. 29, there will be video presentations throughout the day in Doc’s. Other informative literature and educational events will be available throughout the week. Promotional materials listing dates, times, and places for these events will be posted throughout the campus. College paying more attention to commuters By PATRICK BRANNAN North Carolina Wesleyan’s new Student Life associate in charge of commuter affairs, Ben Hamrick, wants to “instill a de sire for ownership (by commut ers) and bring them a sense of ownership.” Commuters Tammy Minchew and Dawn Romano, along with one-time commuter Marie Lenane, see communication as the major problem facing the com muter students and the school. Romano sees communication as the most severe problem. Romano thinks the problem lies in the fact that the school does not send mailings to the proper addresses. She says there is not necessarily a lack of communica tion, but claims many of the mail ings go out to incorrect addresses. In her case, many items from the college are sent to her home in New Jersey. Lenane was a commuter in the fall of 1992 and claimed that she “felt excluded” while she lived off-campus. She received no in formation about events happen ing on campus. These were some of the reasons that caused her to move back onto campus. Hamrick says the school is looking into the address situation. The school is investing in a new computer system that will allow for multiple Mdr^sses to be kept on file for each student With this new system he hopes to begin a monthly calendar and newsletter to all commuter students. Hamrick is also looking to form a Commuter Student Asso ciation, which was to meet this Friday at noon in the BB&T room. Tammy Minchew is the SGA commuter representative and hopes that the Commuter Student Association will help her deter mine what to take before the SGA. She also hopes that she can “en sure that the commuters have a voice.” As another attempt to improve communication, Hamrick is in- vestigaiing the possibility of com muter students having mailboxes on campus. Romano and Lenane both agree that mailboxes would help improve communication. Romano also sees a need for lock ers for commuter students. Hamrick welcomes and wants comments from students, com muter or resident, as to what can be done to address some com muter problems. He can be reached in his office, located in the Student Life Office across from Doc’s and the cafeteria, or by calUng 985-5257. “Students do not realize that if they just speak up, in the right way, that things will happen,” he said. ■

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