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THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
VOLUME 4, No. 19
WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
MAY 22, 1975
270 Degrees Given At WGC
Teresa Susan Adams, Fredrick
T. Alexander, Ricky D. Ander
son, Debra Ann Bailey, Mary
Aletha Baker, Sandra Lynn
Baldwin, Lela McNeil Boles,
Vickie Lynn Bullis, Steve Burl
Bumgarner, Jennie Kay Caraway,
D. Steve Cardwell, Edwin Troy
Carpenter, Edwin Ernest Carson,
John Fred Cashion, Anita Cheek,
Teresa Kay Childress, Deborah
Lynn Cleary, Patricia Elaine
Cockerham, Leslie Bryan Col-
vard, Michael Alan Cooper, Gary
Russel Dancy, Sharon Lee Eller,
Mathis Ray Ferguson, Teresa
Livingston Foster, Joyce A.
Chant, Mark Robert Goodman,
Carol Shinault Gwaltney, Ronnie
Lee Hunt, Susan Danette Irvine,
Robert Lindsay Jarvis, Russell
Wayne Johnson, Thomas Mark
Johnston, Thelma Luffman Lay,
Bramwell Perry Leland, Jack
Vernon Little, Dwight Douglas
Lowe, Barbara M. Marion, Judy
Lynn Mayberry, Sabrina Ann
Mayes, Ann Brimley McNeill,
Loren Neal McMurray, Randy
Lee Melton, Jerry Lee Michael,
James Russell Mullis, Sammy
Gregory Parsons, Sandra Barnes
Pressley, Donald Pritchard, Lau
ra Ann Roberts, Linda Loretta
Shaffner, Mary Kathleen Skeen,
Patricia Wade Speer, Jane Ann
Staley, Larry Wayne Stanley,
Steven Lynn Taylor, Patsy R.
Teague, Jo Ann Thomasson,
Avery Lloyd West, Betty Jo West,
Diane Carol Whittington, Mark
Adrian Whittington, Treva Ann
Wilson, Robert Merril Wineberg,
ill, Lola Faye Wingler, Cecil E.
Wood, David Howard Wood,
Sharon Lynn Wood, Steven
James Woodie, Daniel O. Wyatt.
William Dwight Billings, James
Douglas Blackburn, John Russell
Byrd, John Robert Canter, Debra
Joyce Eller, Randy Douglas
Miller, Wayne Scott Shumate,
Kenneth W. Smith.
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED
Robert Clyde Edminston, Ca
thy Phillips Howell, Brenda
Beshears Lowe, Margaret Arlene
Royal, Elizabeth Ann Smith,
Johnny Frank Wilborn, Tony
Jack Rupert Bower, Thomas
Wayne Davis, Gary Thomas
Hayes, Alan Scott Loy, Elton Van
Matthews, Jr., Roger Eugene
Moose, Thomas Edison Sexton.
Eyda Bruniselda Bennett,
Irench Parker Blevins, James
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NEWSPAPER WINS AWARD
THE WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE NEWSPAPER, THE
COUGAR CRY WON A TOP AWARD IN A SOUTHEAST USA
JUDGING OF COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS AND YEARBOOKS AT
SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. COM
PETITION WAS OPEN TO ALL TWO^ AND FOUR- YEAR COL
LEGES AND WAS JUDGED BY JOURNALISM INSTRUCTORS
AND PROFESSIONAL NEWSPAPER EDITORS FROM
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST. OF A POSSIBLE 50 POINTS
ON THE JUDGING SCALE THE COUGAR CRY WAS AWARD
ED A SCORE OF 43.
212 GRADUATES - 270 DEGREES
Graduates only, are allowed to
Well, it’s finally here — 1
thought it never would come, and
it’s a little hard to believe. What
has it all meant? How will the rest
of my life be affected by the time I
spent at Wilkes Community
College? Was it worth it? Could 1
have put my time to better
advantage somewhere else?
These are some of the questions
that we are all asking, and they
are questions that we should ask.
The answer to these questions we
have known all the time, and were
reminded of again when our
learning experience started at
WCC. This writer remembers Bob
Thompson and John Idol giving
the answer to these questions
during orientation two years ago.
They each said, “The value of
what you receive while you are
here will be in direct proportion to
your investment.” Is it not true?
Understanding the truth of that
statement certainly must be
somewhere near the beginning of
knowledge. And that is kinda
what college is all about anyway.
Graduation is very special and
perhaps like beauty, it is in the eye
of the beholder. It means
different things to different
people. It is a ceremony that is a
tribute to the student who has
stuck it out, worked, and done the
things required to earn the degree.
However, it goes a step beyond
that. The real tribute belongs to
the people who put it all together,
and made quality education
available on a local level.
We feel pretty good about
ourselves right about now.
Everyone is telling us how smart
we are. We’ve been to college for
two years (or whatever), and now
we are graduating. Everyone
wishes us luck in whatever we do.
We have the world by the tail.
Look out world.
All the while, the people who
did as much for us as we did for
ourselves are preparing to start all
over again. Another new bunch
will be coming along soon, and
their work will start all over again,
The faculty, staff, and ad
ministration have a job to do, and
primarily that job is to impart
knowledge, to make us smart
enough to earn our degrees. No,
we don’t get all the credit, not
nearly. You say, “That’s what
they are paid for.” True, but
surely you will agree that we have
at our college the cream of the
crop, the top notch. Anyway, to
make a long story short — don’t
get to big headed as to believe you
did it all yourself. Take a few
minutes this week to express your
feelings to that special teacher
who helped you “above and
beyond the call.” That will serve
two purposes. It will let them
know their “above and beyond”
was not in vain, and it will help
keep you humble.
He’s been a one-man Public Relations Department for
campus cohorts, from peers to president. He’s boosted causes:
the Symphony, College Theatre, Dr. Thompson Day, ^
Pitch-ln, and Spring Fling.
He’s led a super student government organization and
edited an award-winning campus newspaper. The wonder is %
that he’s found time to complete a degree program, but the 'M
word is that he just may make it.
Our grapevine gazette tells us, happily, that he’ll be hanging
around to help us out here. j:|i;
“Newspaperpersons try not to make news,” advised ijij:
journalism class guest. Rebel Good.
But for one young man it’s been nigh on too impossible. :§
While passing out orchids to everyone else, he too has been i;:*:
making news despite the Tribune editor’s admonition. iiji
So, without permission from or prior knowledge of our
editor, we dedicate this issue of the Cougar Cry to (thought •:§
you’d never guess!) JOHN CASHION.
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