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Volume 28 Issue 10
March 26, 1999
Mr. And Ms. Cougar Results
Jon Welbom and Carrie Rogers were recently elected as Mr.
and Ms. Cougar for the 1998-99 school year. The elections
were held on Feb. 16 and 17 in the Student Center Lobby.
Each active club and sports team had the opportunity to
nominate one candidate for each position. The qualifications
required of nominees were:
*Must be a full time student;
♦Must have been enrolled at WCC during the Fall 1998;
*Must have a minimum of 3.0 g.p.a.; and
*Must be an active member of the organization by
which he or she was nominated.
Welborn is a freshman at WCC and has been involved with
both the Student Government Association and the baseball
team during this academic year. He is also a member of Phi
Theta Kappa (academic honor society) and he is enrolled in
the Associate in Arts program. After he completes his degree
at WCC, he plans to transfer to Appalachian State University
to pursue a degree in criminal justice. Jon is a member of
Temple Hill Methodist Church and is the son of Perry and
Rogers is a enrolled in the Business Administration program
at WCC and is active in several organizations. She is cur
rently serving as the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper
and is a member of the Rotaract Club, Student Ambassadors,
SGA, and Phi Theta Kappa. In addition to her activities at
WCC, Carrie also works part time as a deli employee at
Lowes Foods on Highway 18. After completing her degree at
WCC, Carrie plans to enroll at Gardner Webb to complete a
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New Faces at Wilkes Community College
Wilkes Community College recently announced the employ
ment of fourteen new full-time employees. They are as fol
Nick Blackburn has accepted the position of network admin
istrator. Prior to working at WCC, Nick has been self-
employed as owner of Computer Resource, a computer con
sulting business. He brings with him experience in the field
of computer operating systems and hardware platforms. Nick
Blackburn lives in Roaring River.
June Weaver is the college’s new secretary for the JTPA pro
gram at Ashe and Alleghany campuses. Prior to her employ
ment at WCC, she worked for Gates Rubber Company in Jef
ferson. Ms. Weaver is a graduate of Watauga High School
and is presently studying at WCC to earn an Associate degree
in Human Services. She and her husband , Joel, live in Jeffer
Sean Juengling comes to Wilkes from Henderson, filling the
position of lead instructor/coordinator of Hospitality Serv
ices. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hospital
ity Management from Ohio State University and has worked
in the restaurant management area since completing his de
gree in 1994. Prior to coming to WCC, he was employed by
Carolina Quality/Burger King as an assistant restaurant man
ager. He and his wife, Christie, live in Wilkesboro.
David Greenwood is the new full-time computer writing cen
ter coordinator/ instructor for WCC. Prior to accepting the
position, he had worked part-time in this position since
August 1997. Greenwood received his Bachelor of Arts de
gree in English fi-om Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He
lives in the Millers Creek community.
Randy Gambill is WCC’s new computer laboratory assistant.
Gambill has been working at Wilkes part-time since August
1997. A graduate of Ashe Central High School, he received
his Associate degree in Horticulture from North Carolina
State University in Raleigh. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air
Force, where he trained as an electrician/alarms systems tech
nician. He and his wife, Angela, have ten-year old twin chil
dren, Zeb and Beulah, and live in Wilkesboro.
Charro Gruver is WCC’s new lead instructor in the physics
area. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from
Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with
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