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^ Guilford College | April 10, 2015
The future of
Budget cuts • Classes • Enrollment • Hendricks Hall • Deficit • Admissions • Transparency
How budget cuts may affect the pragrim
BY LILY LOU
“Guilford is treating (CCE students) like second-
class citizens,” said CCE sophomore Jeffrey Ray at
the event, “Help Save Your CCE Program,” organized
by the CCE Student Government Association.
The event began after rumors of Guilford College
ending its CCE program emerged.
“We have become targets to stop the bleeding on
campus,” said Ray in The Buzz. “We are now painted
with a red bullseye target to show our removal in
order for the college to move forward with the $2
At the event, enraged CCE students spoke out in
hopes of protecting the CCE program, which many
adults who seek an education depend on.
“Everyone needs an education,” said CCE senior
Matthew Oberg. “Some of us don’t go to college
straight out of high school. Sometimes we need
somewhere we can go to get an education to better
our lives, which is what the CCE program provides
However, since CCE enrollment fell almost 40
percent in the past three years and Guilford’s deficit is
predicted to hit $4 million, Guilford is restructuring
both its traditional and CCE programs.
“President Jane Fernandes is working with a
budget reduction group, including faculty and staff,
to align expenses with revenues for FY 2016 and
beyond,” said Ty Buckner, associate vice president
of communications and marketing in The Buzz.
“Understandably, there are concerns about budget
cuts. However, rumors are circulating about
decisions that have not been made. For example,
CCE is not being eliminated.”
CCE is not being eliminated, but some CCE
classes have been cut — including all Saturday
classes, seven of 126 evening classes and some
summer classes — causing students to petition to
protect the CCE program.
“There were only three courses offered on
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Everyone needs an education.
Some of us don't go to
college straight out of high
school. Sometimes we need
somewhere we can go to get
an education to better our
ives (which is what the CCE
program provides us with).
Mauhew Ober, CCE senior