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The cougar cry : the voice of Wilkes Community College. online resource (None) 1967-current, August 30, 1984, Image 1

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THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Volume 14 - No. 1 WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA AUGUST 30, 1984 Welcome to fVCC President’s Message The beginning of another school year is upon us. On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff of Wilkes Community College, I would like to welcome each of our new Freshmen and returning Sophomores. All of our faculty and staff stand ready to assist you. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask because we are here to serve you. The education that you receive will affect the direction of your future. Please make every effort to grasp all you can so you will become the best in your field. Enjoy your life as a student at Wilkes Community College. Become involved in student activities. Some of the major organizations that you might be interested in joining are: Student Government Association, Agricultural Technology Welcomc freshmen, to the new world of Wilkes Community College! It can be what you are willing to make it, exciting, challenging and educational. Many have gone on before you and are now either obtaining another degree or climbing the ladder of success. When you arrived, the total campus might not have been as clean and tidy as you expected; if not, please excuse us. Construction of a new building and parking lot has been taking place, while the Rain Gods have been camping immediately overhead, thus, mud in most of the parking lots and all From The Vice President students who have been away for the summer t»nd/or vacationing. I know you are anxious to get back to the routine of classes and fellowship. Speaking of parking, the new parking lot at the Walker Center on top of the hill should be available. With parking lots A, B, C, D, E, F and the new one, parking on the streets should be totally eliminated this year. Every effort is being made to improve the physical status of Wilkes Community College and that includes parking. Funds available only go so far, therefore, everything in renovation or construction which should be done There has been some changes in the vending area this year. You may now order a fresh grilled sandwich or hamburger and fries. This is an improvement many of you have requested and it is now available. Hope your year of 1984-85 at Wilkes Community College will be a memorable one and when next May arrives, you can say, “I did my best and enjoyed it.” Student Nurses Association, and “Ye Hosts.” Participate in intramural and intercollegiate athletics. Let’s work together to make the 1984-85 school year the best in the history of Wilkes Community College. of our streets. Association, Art Club, Baptist Welcome to all the returning sometimes cannot be done. Student Union, Circle K, King’s Men Chess Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Organization of Ebony Students, Phi Beta Lambda, Student National Education Association, FINE ARTS CALENDAR 1984-85 August 25 Gordon MacRae & Anna Maria Alberghetti In “Broadway Tonight” - 8 p.m. JAWCC August 26 .. Wilkes County Gospel Sing - Free Admission 8 p.m. JAWCC September 5, 6 Auditions for “The Music Man” 7 p.m. JAWCC October 25, 26, 27 “The Music Man” - 8 p.m. JAWCC November 8 NC Symphony Concert - 8 p.m. JAWCC November 27 WCC Jazz Concert - 8 p.m. JAWCC February 18 . WCC Chamber Music Concert - 8 p.m. Auditorium March 26 WCC Jazz Concert - 8 p.m. JAWCC May 13 WCC Symphony Concert - 8 p.m. JAWCC June 21, 22 “The Skin of Our Teeth” - 8 p.m. JAWCC Conrad A. Shaw, Ed.D. Vice President for Administrative Services Dr. Bob C. Thompson Dean of Student Development Pictures Made for Yearbook Are Scheduled For: August 30 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sept. 12 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Welcome to Wilkes “Commu nity” College. People throughout our service area, particularly Wilkes County, affectionally refer to the college as going to “Community;” it is the people’s college. One definition of “Community” by Webster indicates “joint ownership” and “participation.” During the last few years, many events have taken place to enhance and expand the feeling throughout the service area that the college truly does belong to the people, and it is here for them to view, walk on and participate in; the people know that the college is improving the quality of their life. The fact that the people feel that the college belongs to them and that they take pride in the institution is evident by the fact that prospective students, week end guests, real estate clients, dates, garden club enthusiast, prospects for employment and visitors are driven on the campus to see Wilkes Community College. One prospective student, writing for an application tor admission, stated in her letter, “if the college is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside it truly is beautiful.” An atmosphere of openness, freedom and accessability has been created, which in turn, fosters the feeling and reality of “Community.” From the office of Student Services, we wish to express a warm welcome to each new Freshman and returning student as you begin the 1984 academic year at Wilkes “Community” College. Ribbon Cutting John A. Walker Community Center officially opened on Friday, August 24, 1984, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and followed by a performance by Gordon MacRae and Anna Maria Alberghetti in “Broadway Tonight.” On August 31, 1984, a dance program will be featuring different dance groups in the community, and on Sept. 3rd, a country and western music day will feature local county music bands and gospel groups. Both performances are free and will be in the new community center. From The Dean Welcome to Wilkes Community College. You have made a wise decision — choosing this College as the institution to further your education. All of the Divisions and Departments are here to serve you in every way, and we hope you will make good use of the facilities the College has to offer. For students who intend to transfer to a senior college, Wilkes Community College offers the first two years of general education through the College Transfer Program where students can earn the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Fine Arts Degree, or the Associate in Science Degree. For those seeking immediate employment upon graduation, we offer several two-year technical and one-year vocational programs of study. The two-year technical programs offer courses leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree. One-year vocational programs are one full year in length, and students are awarded a diploma upon completion. Special programs and courses through Continuing Education, Special Services, Human Resources Development, Cooperative Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult High School, and the Instructional Media Center are also available to you in meeting your educational needs. Our faculty, counselors, advisors, and administrative staff are here to assist you in selecting and achieving your educational goals and objectives. Have a very enjoyable and successful year. Tony C. Randall Dean of the College Ribbon cutting ceremony was concluded with TomOgburn, president of Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporitlon, prwentlng the ksys to Dr. David E. Daniel (or the John A. Walker Community Center. With Or. Daniel and Mr. Ogburn are Mr. Walker and Nan Davis VanEvery.

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