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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 Wesleyan College. 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 put.” 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.” m ANDRE CLANTON INTRODUCES CONVOCATION SPEAKER. Convocation honors student achievements 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 ence Division. In Social Sciences, winners (Continued on Back Page) 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 pus better. “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 rangements. “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 different. “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 the ceremony. 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 December. “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 (Continued on Back Page)

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