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THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1
WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Alpha Kappa Omega, the Wilkes
Community College chapter of the
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society,
attended the annual Phi Theta Kappa
Carolinas' Regional Summer Insti
tute in Banner Elk, NC. Held at
Lees-McRae College from June 30
to July 1, this institute allowed Phi
Theta Kappa members to discuss
and debate issues pertinent to the
Honors Study Topic: "Rights,
Privileges, and Responsibilities: An
Indelicate Balance." Members had
the opportunity to meet with other
members from the North and South
While attending the institute,
members participated in various
activities, including Honors Topic
seminars, discussions with local
community leaders, and unstructured
fellowship activities. Guest
speakers included Dr. Allen Speer,
Lees-McRae professor; Mr. Chris
Clackum, news anchor from WCNC-
TV Charlotte; the Honorable Claude
S. Sitton and the Honorable Beverly
Beal, resident judges from District
25A; and Cynthia Calloway, J.D.,
Western Piedmont Community Col
lege instructor. Discussions were
entitled: "Rights, Privileges, and
Responsibilities: Our Identity
Crisis;" "Rights, Privileges, and
Responsibilities of the Media;"
"Defendants' Rights v. Victims'
Rights;" and "Children's Rights."
Those members who attended the
Summer Institute enjoyed the Lees-
McRae summer theater production
Representing WCC were Alpha
Kappa Omega President, Christine
Boult; Vice President, Amber
Burgess; VP-Public Relations,
Christy Blevins; and Advisor, Dr.
Barbara Holt. Advisor Dr. Jo
Hendrix was unable to attend.
Phi Theta Kappa brings focus to
the academic achievements of com
munity and junior college students,
and is active in the local community.
The year ahead looks promising for
WCC's chapter, which is planning to
achieve top honors, or Five Star
status, for the third straight year.
Welcome To WCC 1995-96
Welcome to Wilkes Community College! We are glad that you could
join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of WCC. New, as well as
returning students, will find that Wilkes has a lot to offer.
Whether you are a college transfer, technical, or vocational student,
you will find that there are several programs of study to choose from and
most senior institutions work closely with college transfer and technical
students in transferring credit towards a bachelor's degree. For help in
selecting courses toward your major, talk to your faculty advisor or see
someooe in Student Development.
Besides a good education, Wilkes offers many extracurricular activi
ties thru organizations such as SGA, SADD, Baptist Student Union,
Ebony Society, "WCC Presents" Theater Club, the Outdoor Club, Intra
mural and Extramural sports - and that's just to name a few'!
This year promises to be a great one for making new friends, exploring
numerous opportunities, and receiving the best education you can. A good
education today paves the way for all of tomorrow's successes, and the
friends and memories you'll make by getting involved in your school will
la.st a lifetime - so please make the most of your time here at Wilkes.
Again, welcome to WCC and have a great year!
Dr. Swanson Richards. Interim President; Dr. Howard Thompson. First
President of WCC: ond Dr. Jim Randolph, third president of WCC.
Dr. Swanson Richards
became the Interim President of
the College on July 10, 1995.
Dr. Richards is the retired presi
dent of Surry Community Col
lege where he served from 1972
imtil his retirement in 1994. He
began his career in 1952 as a
teacher in the Surry County
School system, and in 1959 he
became the Director of Guidance
in the Surry County School
System, and from 1969 to 1972
he was the superintendent of the
Watauga County School system.
Dr. Richards received his
Doctor of Education degree
from Florida State University,
Masters and BS degrees from
Appalachian State University.
continued on page 5
Dr. Howard E.
Dr. Howard E. Thompson was
honored as being the first
president of Wilkes Community
College as it celebrated it's thirty
year history. Memorabilia and
pictures of Dr. Howard E.
Thompson were on display in the
James I.arkin Pearson Library.
Dr. Jim Randolph honored him
by presenting a gold medallion.
Approximately one hundred
people gathered to honor Dr.
Howard E. Thompson on June
29. The memorabilia and
pictures are still on display in the
James Larkin Pearson Library if
anyone is interested in seeing
Begins August 28
Wilkes Community College
announces that registration for it's fall
quarter will begin Monday, August 28
at 8:30 a.m. with Freshman registra
tion and orientation. Registration for
sophomores, returning students and
others is on Tuesday, August 29 be
ginning at 9:00 a.m. Classes begin on
Thursday, August 31.
All freshman and new students are
asked to report to the John A. Walker
Community Center at 8:30 a.m. on
August 28. Dr. Swanson Richards,
interim president of Wilkes
Community College; Michael
Woodruff, president of the Student
Government Association (SGA); and
Tony Randall, Dean of Instruction,
will welcome students to WCC, and
they will receive an information
continued on page 8
In Memory Of
Returning students might
have noticed that Ann Moffett's
name is not next to any English
classes in the Fall Quarter
schedule. Over the summer, Ms.
Moffett was diagnosed with
cancer (Adeno-Carcinoma). On
August 10, 1995, she passed
away at IVesley Long Community
Hospital, Greensboro, North
Some go to school to develop thtir minds. Others just develop their seat muscles.