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VOL. 11, NO. 12
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
MONDAY, APRIL 15,1996
Cuviello elected SGA president
By JESSICA BROWN
Scott Cuviello has been elected
as next year’s Student Govern
ment President at North Carolina
The junior says he has not yet
decided what he will do once in
the position, but says, “I am here
for the students to give me in
Some plans he has for now are
to make the SGA meetings shorter
and more enjoyable. He says that,
“I’ll only have a hard job if people
make it hard for me.”
ANDRE CLANTON INTRODUCES CONVOCATION SPEAKER.
Francenia Bonner received the
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
during the recent 1996 Honors
Convocation at N.C. Wesleyan
College, and Kimberly Curseen
received the President’s Cup.
Dr. Bonita A. Lawrence was
honored as Nu Gamma Phi Pro
fessor of the Year.
During the ceremony, students
in the college’s various depart
ments were honored with a long
list of awards and recognition.
Winners in the Humanities Di
vision were Jason Boone, Fresh
man Writing; Clare Lindquist-
Condon, Senior English; Holt A.
Clarke, Religious Studies Award;
and William W. Hall, Outstand
ing Foreign Language Student.
Lisa A. Collier received the
Biology Award in the Math/Sci
In Social Sciences, winners
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Cuviello has a good outlook
of Wesleyan, believing that the
school is heading in the right di
rection. He hopes to be able to
work with Wesleyan’s President,
Dr. John White, to make the cam
“If the school has any problems
we can get us through it,” he says.
Many students said that they
voted for Cuviello because of his
involvement over the years.
Sophomore Jamie Teachey said,
“I saw what he did with hid fra
ternity, how involved he was.
There was no question that I was
voting for Scott.”
Cuviello, from Annapolis,
Md., is a Food Service major. He
is in Sigma Pi fraternity, an SGA
senator, served on the Judicial
Board, on the Academic Dean
Search Committee, and an
nounces baseball and other sports.
Rain on graduation
could put real damper
on ceremony guests
By FELICIA DAY
On May 4 more than 300 stu
dents wil! grace Noilh Carolina
Wesleyan College in their caps
and gowns waiting to cross their
tassels after the presentation of
this year’s graduating class.
With just 34 days until gradu
ation, many seniors are more con
cerned about the weather than
their future plans.
Traditionallly NCWC has al
ways held outdoor graduation cer
emonies with unlimited guests.
This year the graduates have been
informed that if the weather fails,
the ceremony will be moved to
the Dunn Center and graduates
will be allowed three guests each.
Graduates believe the three-
guest allowance will pose a prob
lem for those with large nuclear
families, those living with ex
tended family members, and those
expecting out-of-state relatives to
attend. This allowance is also
frowned upon by graduates whose
parents are divorced and each
have significant others.
Raised in a closely knit family
with three brothers, graduating
senior Tonya McClean is both
ered by the alternative indoor ar
“If it rains, then two of my
brothers will not be able to see
me graduate,” said McClean. “If
DUNN CENTER HOLDS ONLY 1,200 GRADUATION GUESTS.
the graduation is inside, then two
ceremonies should be held.”
Graduating senior Dawn
Kolakowski agreed with McClean
although her circumstances are
“I only have three (people)
coming down. But I don’t think
it’s fair for those who have di
vorced parents that have remar
ried,” she said.
Some graduates in the adult
degree program are also con
cerned about the guest allowance
since many adult students are
married with children and wish
for their own parents to attend
Lori Nash, a member of the
adult degree program, said, “I
would like to graduate with my
fellow traditional students, but I
think the graduation should be set
up to accommodate the graduates’
wants. After all, it’s their day.”
Carolyn Whitener, assistant to
the Dean, said, “We worked very
hard this year to get diplomas is
sued more than one time a year.
In October, NCWC’s Board of
Trustees met and approved issu
ing diplomas in May, August, and
“We thought about dividing
graduation into two (ceremonies).
We were looking at having two
ceremonies in one day, one for
traditional students and one for
the adult degree program,” she
said. “We also thought about hav
ing one in December and one in
May. Had we decided this, both
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