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BILL MARVIN, projcct superintendent for Graka Inc., replaces a
door handle at HCC's Odell Williamson Auditorium. After a year
of delays and setbacks, the new contractor expects the building to
be finished within the next several weeks.
BCC Trustees Setting Full
Agenda For Beach Retreat
BY SUSAN USHER
Brunswick ('(immunity Colleec
Truslccs will "retreat" to the beach
next month to learn more about their
job and to tackle issues such as
whether to provide a benefits pack
ape tor part-time employees.
Starting with dinner Friday,
March 18, at Sea Trail Plantation's
Tavern on the Tee, trustees will
move on to The Winds resort at
Ocean Isle Beach for an overnight
stay and work sessions on Saturday.
Bob Scott, president of the state
community college system, will be
the guest speaker for Friday's dinner
and the first speaker Saturday morn
Me tube is of the local legislative
delegation will be invited to dinner
Friday, for a discussion on how
trustees can best work with them re
garding legislative matters such as
community college funding. "We
want to know how to best work with
them on issues, how to air our con
cerns and maintain contacts," said
BCC President Mike Reaves.
Scott is expected to speak
Saturday on trends within the com
munitv college system under the
state board leadership of I t Gov
Dennis Wicker, and the role and re
sponsibilities of community college
Trustees also plan to discuss mat
ters relating to staff and curriculum:
efforts to promote cultural diversity
on campus, whether a benefits pack
age can be provided to some or all
of its approximately 2(M) part-time
employees, and recommendations
stemming from "desktop" program
reviews that have been conducted
for a number of curriculum pro
A curriculum committee chaired
by Trustee Lynda Stanley has been
reviewing the staff recommenda
tions, which "vary from program to
program," according to Gerry
Shaver, Reaves' assistant for institu
The studies are part of a state-lev
el effort to improve accountability.
Shaver said they are "looked at
closely" by Department of Com
munity College personnel to see if
the college is examining and paying
attention to the elements that the
state thinks it should be addressing.
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Architect: Auditorium Completion In Sight
BY SUSAN USHER
As workmen clean bricks, rcplacc stained
floor tiles and put other final touches to the Odell
Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community
College Trustees are starting to look ahead to
their next building project, a $4 million allied
health lab and classroom facility.
Charles Boney Sr. of Boney Architects Inc. of
Wilmington, told trustees that Graka Inc. of
Whiteville has cleared most items on the lengthy
punch-list left unfinished by the former general
"It's been a time, but we're trying to get it
done right." Project Superintendent Bill Marvin
said last Thurday after re-installing a front door
handle. "There was a lot of work left to be done."
He said he expected all remaining work in
Graka's charge to be finished in two to three
Praising the facility, he added, "Once people
learn where it is, 1 don't think the college will
have any trouble filling it."
BCC trustees declared Hatcher Construction
Co. of Fayetteville in default last fall and hired
Graka to complete the job. By that time the pro
ject was approximately a year behind schedule
and a series of subcontractors and suppliers had
filed complaints that Hatcher had not paid them
for services rendered.
While pushing ahead toward completion.
BCC is dealing with the N.C. Office of State
Construction and ITT Hartford, which holds the
contractor's performance bond, regarding respon
sibility for fault and for the charges.
To correct a related problem engineering con
sultants Houston & Associates of Shallottc are
designing plans for a 12-inch water line to run
from U.S. 17 Business to the auditorium.
Initial calculations for providing fire suppres
sion and other water service to the auditorium did
not reflect available pressure. Until the system is
up to state fire code, BCC is required to have a
fire truck stand by on site during all functions, but
has full use of the building.
A plumbing contractor was to begin this week
installing additional sprinkler heads in the grid
over the auditorium stage.
The new 12-inch line is deliberately oversi/ed
so that it will not only serve the auditorium but
future construction on that part of the campus,
said Dean Walters of the Building anil Grounds
Committee. The line will connect to a (?-inch line
and meter vault at the auditorium.
The estimated S7(),(KK) price tag is only about
$10,(MM) more than the cost of installing a line just
large enough to provide fire suppression for the
auditorium, he said.
The figure prompted Finance Committee
member Donna Baxter to ask, "Do we have
Chairman Dave Kelly said BC'C expects to re
ceive an advance draw for part of the water line
BCC Will Find Reason
To Celebrate With Free
Symphony Pops Concert
BY SUSAN USHER S13,000 in ail.
A 15th anniversary gala. Dedi- Reaves said $8,0(X) was already
cation of the new Odcll Williamson available in a community service
Auditorium. A thank-you to the line item and that the college will he
community. able to come up with the remaining
Any one or two of the above will $5.tHK) with transfers from other line
be reason enough for Brunswick items.
Community College to celebrate "We were very happy to be able
with 1,5(X) friends to step in and help
on Monday eve- ^ out," said Mike
ning, May 9, when C oncert-goers Sapp, manager of
it nick** up the tah /% # **,-? the Odcll William
for the North Car- L OTCH son Audi(orium
olina Symphony's tlCKCtS itl GuVCMCC, where the concert
annual spring pops _ . ?. ,i ? will be performed,
concert. pWVldulg their There is one
"! don t fores?e name and mailing ca,ch: conceit-gp
having any prob- . . . o Crs must obtain
lem filling the audi- ttddreSS. I ICICetS their tickets in ad
torium," said BCC pitUpr hp vancc" P^viding
President Michael ^**rl CllilCf Uc their name and
Reaves. ., . picked up at the mailing address.
Reaves said the . Tickets can either
exact purpose of aUUltOrilim Or be picked up at the
the celebration will nhtninpr! h\i mniJ auditorium or ob
depend in part on JWU,'^U rnuu tained by mail by
one person's avail- t>y etlClOSillg a enclosing a self-ad
ability. "We're try- //dressed. stamped
ing to gel Gov. '>ct/ mmwcjjcm, envelope, f'he col
Hunt here for the stamped envelope. 'f?c jld
auditorium dedica- r r dress is P.O. Box
tion. If that date is 30, Supply, N.C.
free on his schedule, we can do the 28462.
dedication then." "Of course, we can only have
If not, it's back to reasons No. 1 1,500," said Sapp.
and No. 3?marking the college's The names and addresses will pro
15th year serving Brunswick County vide Sapp with the start of a mailing
and showing appreciation to the list to reach potential audiences for
community for its support. future events at the auditorium, in
Last year the symphony canceled eluding a planned concert series,
its Brunswick County winter concert He is already negotiating concert
due to the local support chapter's dates in coming months with artists
fundraising difficulties. That almost such as the Tommy Dorsey Or
happened again this spring. chestra. Shady Grove Band, Emmy
When BCC learned last week that Lou Harris and The Lettermen, with
a lack of funds might force cancella- concert dates tentatively set as soon
tion of the symphony's scheduled as mid- to late April. Also on April
pops concert, it quickly agreed to 15 and 16, The Brunswick Players
underwrite its cost plus that of a will present their spring musical,
daytime program for schoolchildren, "Kismet."
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cost from the Department of Community
Colleges, from money set aside for the new allied
health building which the line is expected to
The project will be advertised for bids.
Installation is expected to take less than two
months once a contract is awarded.
Building and Grounds Committee members
got the go-ahead from fellow trustees last week to
begin the process of interviewing an architect for
the allied health project.
BCC wants lo be ready to begin construction
whenever its share of state bond money becomes
available. Initial allocations went to campuses
that had project pians already drawn up and ready
to go. Other campuses are already at work on
their plans, hoping to be in the next round of re
"The process has got to start," said Walters.
"The money is there; we need to get involved."
The first step will be to complete an internal
needs study of what staff members think the
building design should include. The new structure
is expected to be about the same size as the ad
Trustees also authorized design of new signs
at the U.S. 17 bypass entrance to include the col
lege and auditorium and told staff to decide
whether a timber company working nearby
should be allowed to use College Road and a trail
Brunswick Community College student Tracy Price (right) shows
some of her course material to Eleanor Dewalt, a volunteer with
the Brunswick County Literacy Council. Price, a Southport resi
dent, is the first recipient of a scholarship given through the BCC
Foundation by the literacy council with donations received in
memory of its former chairman, Joe Giamaiva, and his wife Lois
of Calabash. The (iiamalvas were killed in a bus accident while
traveling in Turkey last year.
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