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November 10, 2006
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WEEKEND SPORTS UPDATE
Greensboro Vanquishes NC Wesleyan
In Soccer Tourney Semi-Finals
The game would remain tied at 1-1 over the
next 76:13 until Hatchett again beat NCWC
keeper Renato Corte in the 102nd minute.
Corte made eight saves in the match and
Bulletin: The men’s soccer team received
an at-large bid for the NCAA playoffs.
Newport News, VA - Greensboro College
did what no team could do throughout the
regular season last Friday. The 3rd-seeded
Pride defeated the North Carolina Wesleyan
men’s soccer team by a 2-1 score in the
semifinal round of the 2006 USA South
Conference Tournament. Eric Hatchett
scored both goals for Greensboro, the second
coming less than two minutes into thesecond
overtime period. The loss was the first
for the 2nd-seeded Bishops (15-1-2), who
entered the game ranked #9 in the nation.
NC Wesleyan took the early lead in the
16th minute on Oz Otoo’s 12th goal of the
season. Hatchett, however, answered for the
Pride with the equalizer at the 25:00 mark.
suffered the first loss of his collegiate career.
GC goalie Kurt Gardiner made four saves. The
Pride out-shot the Bishops 14-11 in the match.
With two Bishops receiving red cards,
Wesleyan was forced to play at least one
man down for nearly 25 minutes and two
men down for nearly eight minutes.
The Bishops had gone almost an entire
calendar year without a loss, having last
been defeated on November 5, 2005.
Ironically, the loss came at the hands of
Greensboro by the same score. The Pride
downed Wesleyan in the championship game
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Shanisha Barnes (center) as Ofelia—along with, from left, Cassandra Cale (Conchita), Edward Phillips
(Santiago) and Ian Gagnon (Juan Julia)—is shown during the Theatre Department's successful production
of Anna in the Tropics (Turn to page four for a review of the play as well as other recent arts events).
Barnes was voted Homecoming Queen at the recent Homecoming Week festivities. Joining her in the
court was king Quinton Dixon.
Five NCWC Students Named to DDK Honor Society
of last year’s conference tournament, 2-
Football Team Trounces Ferrum
Ferrum, VA - North Carolina Wesleyan
collected over 500 yards in total offense on
Saturday afternoon, downing USA South
By Decree Staff
Five NCWC students were invited
to join Omicron Delta Kappa during the
recent Founders’ Day ceremonies.
The DDK Society, a national leader
ship honor society for college students,
ignizes and encourages superior
ilarship, leadership and exemplary
chmcter. “Membership in Omicron Delta
Kappa is a mark of highest distinction
and honor,” said Dr. Steve Ferebee, in
r ^uncing the new members.
The five students are:
• Kimla Brandt, junior, who is
poisuing a double major in history and
English, with a minor in psychology. The
mother of five children ages 13-23 and
the^grandmother of one granddaughter,
Brandt has served as an online tutor
for the NCWC writing lab and as a
Elemental instruction (SI) tutor for
History Professor Richard L. Watson. A
member of the NCWC Honors Program,
Brandt hopes to attend graduate school,
periiaps in church history.
“Knowing and working with Kimla
Brandt has been one of the best experi
ences of my career,” said Dr. Vivienne
person, professor of English. “Kimla
has all the attributes of a fine scholar; she
isjscinated by ideas, enjoys researching
and learning new concepts, and possesses
quick, clear reasoning skills. She is a joy
toloiow, work and laugh with. Mother of
five, grandmother of two-year-old Enmia,
iWs amazing lady is incomparable.”
• Kelvin Clark, a junior history
■Mjor. An avid musician, Clark plays
guitar and has been president of the
NCWC Music Club. Among his many
activities, he has been president
of the Student Government Association
(SGA), and he is a member of the Student
^can American Brotherhood and Phi
la Mu, the international honors
■iety for social sciences. He has served
^dent ambassador for the College
Jniissions Office, where he worked
"ith Karen Moss. “It’s been a joy to work
wth Kelvin,” Moss said. “He’s very
polite, very knowledgeable. The families
^ways enjoy his tours. He’s so involved
®.tampus life, it’s amazing that he does
that he does do and that he does it so
Dr. Jonathan Sarris noted that
is always a strong contributor in
ras history classes. “Kelvin is one of the
most energetic and intellectually curious
students at Wesleyan,” Dr. Sarris said. “In
the classroom, his presence forces other
students and professors to be at their best.
He is a true asset to the campus.”
• Shannon McGinnis, a senior
English major. A commuter student from
Roclq' Mount, McGinnis said that she was
surprised at the honor. “I didn’t expect
it,” she said. “It’s difficuk for a commuter
student to get into ODK. Because you’re
not on campus as much, it’s hard to be
involved in different organizations.”
For her honors project, McGinnis is
composing a non-fiction narrative about
her mother, Lan, who was among the
Vietnamese boat people, coming to the
U.S. in 1981. After graduation, McGinnis
plans to teach English in Japan and then
attend graduate school.
McGinnis has gained a reputation
as a superior scholar and student. Dr.
Ferebee, her honors project director,
had this to say about her work in the
classfoom: “Shannon is quiet, but such a
conscientious and excellent student that
she becomes a role model in every one
of her classes.” Added Dr. Fred Grissom,
director of the honors program: “I wish
Fight the Flu
By Christine Werfeiman
Decree Assistant Managing Editor
The flu season is here again. Symptoms
of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat,
headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue.
Holly Fairley, Wellness Center nurse, says
there isn’t a medicine that can cure the flu but
there are preventive measures that can help
avert the miserable sickness.
If you do get the flu, the best thing
you can do is stay home and rest. Fairley
mentioned that drinking plenty of fluids,
avoiding alcohol and tobacco and taking
medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
may help reduce fever and muscle aches.
According to Fairley, washing hands
is a simple yet effective step you can take to
help prevent the spread of flu. She noted that
touching and rubbing your eyes, nose and
mouth, and shaking hands can cause illness to
spread. “Cough into your elbow or some type
of fabric,” Fairley stressed. Coughing into
your elbow won’t prevent you from getting
the flu but it may stop others from getting it.
For more information about the flu and
other health matters, Fairley invites students
to visit the Wellness Center.
we could clone her.”
• Chris Ochoa, a junior with a
double major in Enghsh and justice
studies. He has played quarterback on the
Bishops football team. He is the current
junior class president and the secre-
tary/SGA representative for the college’s
chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Last year
he was named the outstanding sophomore
leader for his service work at NCWC.
SEE SOCIETY on pg 2
opponent Ferrum College by a 55-14 score
on the road.
Quarterback Cedric Townsend threw
for 166 yards and two touchdowns, while
rushing for another 94 yards and two TDs to
lead the Blue & Gold to the lopsided win. NC
Wesleyan is now 54 overall, 4-2 in league
play. The five wins represent a school record.
NC Wesleyan generated 533 yards in
offense, including 314 yards on the ground
as eight Bishop ball carriers combined to
average 8.5 yards per carry. Ferrum had 297
yards in offense, split between passing (124
yards) and rushing (173 yards).
The Bishops got on the board early on
a 18-yard Townsend run. A failed PAT left
NCWC in the lead at 6-0 just five minutes
into the game. Ferram responded with a 7-
Martha Proctor Wins 2006
Distinguished Staff Award
By Decree Sta^
Martha Proctor, administrative
assistant in the Athletics Department,
was named recipient of the college’s
Distinguished Staff Award at the recent
Founders’ Day ceremonies.
Belinda Faulkner, vice president of
Finance and Administration, expressed the
sentiments of many in the NC Wesleyan
community in characterizing Proctor.
“Although I rarely work directly with
Martha,” she said, “I feel like I know her
well, and I suspect everyone on campus
feels the same way about her. She is pro
fessional, dedicated, compassionate, and
pleasant. There is almost a visible wake of
cheerfulness wherever she has been as she
makes her way across campus.”
A five-year veteran of NC Wesleyan,
Proctor performs a wide range of duties
for the athletes, coaches, and staff
involved in the college’s 13 intercollegiate
sports. According to Athletic Director
John Thompson, she handles each duty
with the utmost care.
“Martha’s work encompasses every
thing from our staff’s Attitude to assisting
with recruits from Zambia,” Thompson
said. “She is diligent, committed,
concerned, and the ultimate professional.
She is diplomatic, strong, capable, and
caring. She handles every assignment
given her with tremendous attention to
detail and treats each assignment with
urgency. She is invaluable.”
Other coaches, athletes and fellow
staff members heaped praise on Proctor
“Martha is a very caring individual,”
said baseball coach Charlie Long. “She is
constantly putting others first. She stands
out because she is always, and I mean
always, pleasant. She greets everyone
with a smile and really brightens your day.
She is one of the best character people I
have ever been around. She is a great role
model for all of the coaches.”
According to Liana Poyer, a
member of the Bishops volleyball team,
Proctor’s hard work and caring attitude
touch the student-athletes as well. “Mrs.
Proctor is a wonderful woman, who has
been an inspiration and blessing to me
over this past year that I have known her,”
Sports Information Director Rikki
Rich, a newcomer to the department, said
that Proctor helped smooth the transition
into her new position.
“Any time you join a new staff, as
I did in July of ’05, there are inevitable
worries and anxieties,” Rich said, “Fortu
nately, mine were short-lived because of
Martha. She welcomed me and made me
feel at home from Day One, answering
any and all questions I may have had.
That same warmth that she gave me is the
same warmth she spreads around campus,
which is what makes Martha so deserving
of this award.”
play, 68-yard drive, capped by a 7-yard run
by Matthew Lucas. Chnt Slappey’s extra
point gave the Panthers their first and only
lead of the game, 7-6 with 6:20 remaining
in the first quarter.
Coach Jack Ginn’s team then reeled off
49 unanswered points to take a 55-7 lead
late in the third quarter Townsend found
Teron Bush from 16 yards out to close the
first-quarter scoring. Bryan Haywood and
Shelton Leverette each had a touchdown
run in the second quarter to make the score
27-7 at halftime.
The Bishops continued their domination in
the third quarter as Townsend hit Mish Gilliam
with a 35-yard scoring pass. Bush, Townsend
and Haywood added TD rims before the end of
the third quarter for the 55-7 lead.
Femim tallied the only score of the fourth '
quarter when Marcel Tucker bulldozed his way
into the end zone from two yards out. Slappey’s
extra point made the final margin 55-14. Tucker
had 83 yards rashing on 10 carries.
On the day, the Panthers turned the ball
over four times. Ferrum QB Jermaine Pitts
was 5-of-20 passing for 124 yards and an
interception. Of the three Panther fumbles,
two were recovered by the Bishops and
converted into touchdowns.
Is New DSA
By Jessica Bowen
Decree Managing Editor
NC Wesleyan’s new director of
student activities, Sarah Ashworth, hopes
to get more students involved in campus
life. The Maryland native is also the
assistant lacrosse coach.
Ashworth hopes she can meet the
standard of work upheld by the previous
director of student activities, Gabe
Raynor. “I want students to feel like they
can come and talk to me,” said Ashworth.
Ashworth intends to change the
pessimistic approach to activities as well
as show students that there are activities
to do on campus, outside sports. In her
position, she is in charge of keeping
student programs coordinated and
scheduled appropriately. Ashworth said
fliat sometimes it is hard to keep students
motivated to follow through with activi
ties. “I want to get people motivated and
provide diverse programs. I want students
to have lots of choices and activities. I
want students to feel that there is always
something to do.”
As far as changes in SGA, Ash
worth wants to get student organization
leaders to turn in paperwork efficiently
and advertise for programs appropriately.
She believes that a lack of advertising
leads to fewer people showing up for the
programs or students not showing a lot of
interest. Ashworth has started
SEE ASHWORTH on pgZ