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GOV. JIM HUNT honors benefactors Odell and Virginia Williamson during the Aug. 10 dedication of
the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.
COLLEGE MARKS 1 5TH ANNIVERSARY
New BCC Programs
Create Space Squeeze
Brunswick Community College marked its 15th year
with dedication of an auditorium and a search on multi
ple fronts for ways to ease a space crunch caused by
BCC recently has added allied health, aquaculture,
recreational grounds management and human resources
development programs, and is also seeking increased de
mand for general education and cosmetology courses.
More space is also needed at its training building in
Lcland Industrial Park.
Planning began with architect John Sawyer for a new
40,(XX) square-foot allied health laboratory and class
room building that will be built on the Supply main
campus with $4 million in proceeds from a statewide
Efforts failed to obtain additional state money toward
construction of another building for recreational grounds
management and aquaculture. Later in the year ? I
BCC submitted a ore-anDlication with the hone Mr
of obtaining a $1.5 million or more grant from
the federal Economic Development Adminis
tration. Talks began with Carolina Power &
Light Co. about the possibility of obtaining a
prefabricated building no longer used at the
In addition to adding space, staff was looking to see if
existing resources and space could be put to better use.
Following review of seven programs, the college re
designed the low-enrollment auto technology program
and changed the real estate degree program to a certifi
cate program to reflect local need. As program reviews
continue, trustees asked administrators to take a hard
look at shutting down traditional vocational or other pro
grams for which there was low demand to make room
for programs that would better meet local needs.
BCC added Doug Holland as lead instructor for aqua
culture and also a science instructor; Helen Stewart,
math; and John R. Cooke, history and political science;
and hired Avone Teadwell to direct the new human re
sources development program.
Dedication of the Odell Williamson Auditorium, fin
ished two years behind schedule but within budget at
$3.5 million, was delayed until Aug. 10 so that Gov. Jim
Hunt could be the featured speaker. Recognized at the
event were Odell and Virginia Williamson, Ocean Isle
Beach developers and benefactors. The 1 ,500-seat facil
ity was named for Mr. Williamson, who established a
$500,000 endowment to provide for its professional
management. The auditorium was built with proceeds of
a 1985 countywide bond referendum. In the fall manag
er Michael Sapp launched the auditorium's first sub
scription season. At year's end contractors were com
pleting final touches that included a new, larger water
line to insure fire safety at the auditorium.
On Aug. 19, BCC held its 14th commencement in the
auditorium, recognizing 213 curriculum and 116 GED
More than a year after the former business instructor
1 filed suit after her contract was not renewed for
. i a seventh year, BCC trustees reached a court
mediated settlement with Jane Page of
South port. She received a $25,000 tax-free pay
ment and a statement from the college acknowl
edging that while discrepancies were found in
her class attendance records, BCC had no evi
dence Page intentionally falsified the records.
Page said she filed suit not for the money, but
to call attention to problems she said still exist at BCC.
She claimed her outspokenness against the administra
tion led to nonrenewal of her contract. The college said
the decision was made on recommendation of her super
visor and because auditors found "serious discrepancies"
in attendance records that could have affected BCC's re
ceipt of federal student aid and state funding.
In October college trustees elected Dean A. Walters,
general manager of Sea Trail Corporation, as their new
chairman. A member of the board since mid-1993, he
succeeded David Kelly, who chose not to seek re -elec
tion after transfer to CP&L's Raleigh corporate head
quarters. Kelly, who had chaired the trustees since 1986,
planned to continue maintaining residency at Oak Island
and complete the remaining VA years of his term on the
Second Fort Fisher Battle To Be
Re-Enacted For 1 30th Anniversary
Fort Fisher State Historic Site will
commemorate the 1 30th anniversary
of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher
from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14,
by recreating scenes from the battle.
The program will feature hun
dreds of re-enactors. Fireworks will
simulate the bombardment.
Visitors will step back in time to
the night 130 years ago and become
soldiers reinforcing the main assault
who saw the destruction wrought by
the largest naval bombardment in
the world prior to World War I.
"Explosions will shake the
ground as bursts of light illuminate
the nightmare of the wounded and
dead." according a news release
trom the N.C. Department of Cul
"Smoke will hang over the bat
tlefield. Cries for help and defiance
will be heard amid the rattle of mus
ketry. The visitor will learn the hell
of combat through pure sensory per
Historic site spokesman Leland
Smith said, "We hope to illustrate
what those men went through here
130 years ago. By doing this we can
gain a greater appreciation of the
importance of this place, and a
greater appreciation of those men
that fought here.
A donation of $2 per person will
be asked to help cover the cost of
"Wear warm, comfortable cloth
ing that you do not mind getting a
little dirty," Smith said. He also ad
vised that the program would not be
suitable for young children unless
they are accompanied by an adult.
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