Thursday, September 6,1990 No. 1
BOILING SPRINGS. NORTH CAROLINA
By Lynn S. Britt
Where, on Gardner-Webb’s campus, can
you find a TV room, a snack bar, a fireplace,
and not one but four student lounges?
When the renovations of the Dover Cam
pus Center are complete, these and many
other features will be available to students.
President Chris White said, "Without
question this is the most significant con
struction project the college has initiated
since the building of the convocation cen
ter. It reflects the belief of the administra
tion and the trustees that students are our
number one priority."
Tracy Jessup, assistant to the president,
said, "Dr. White realizes that we are an in
stitution that is highly dependent on stu
dents. Students are the most important
customers of the college. I think it is ob
vious that the improvements being made on
campus are a sincere effort to enhance the
quality of student life."
me completion oate for the project is set
for March, 1991, but according to President
White, the construction and indoor renova
tions are already ahead of schedule, and the
job may be finished early.
The offices that were housed in the DCC
before the renovations will be moved back
into the building.
Offices that were located in the DCC are
now scattered around campus. Student
development is in the old physical plant
(the red building across from the library),
the counseling center is located on the first
floor of Lindsay, and the campus ministries
department is now in the Dover Chapel.
One service is still located in the DCC, the
cafeteria. The newly renovated, more
modern cafeteria is being enjoyed by stu
dents and staff.
The mezzanine, upstairs, seems to be
quite popular with students and staff, so
much so that Dr. Tom Jones suggested that
the faculty claim the upper level for their
Jessup, also a former student, said, "I’ve
seen the cafeteria evolve. When I came
here as a freshman, it was a dull and drab
place, not a pleasant place to walk into.
None of that even compares with what’s
been done now."
Jerome Scott: Dean of Student Affairs
By Kathy Henson
When students arrived back on campus
this fall, rumors were circulating about new
rules created by the new Dean of Student
Affairs. It seemed that hats were no longer
allowed and that the dean was plarming to
walk through the residence halls once a
week. But after students met with Dean
Jerome Scott, they found out what he had
"My intent never was to make a lot of
changes, but rather to address things that
might need to have some change in-
volved...It’s amazing to me how things have
been blown out of proportion," Scott says.
Though you might have to wait a few
minutes to see him. Dean Scott will wel
come you into his small but tastefully
decorated office with a smile and a hand
shake. Awards and diplomas hanging on
the wall tell you that Scott believes in com
munity involvement. He explains his belief
that you should take stock in your com
munity by investing your resources. He has
devoted time to such organizations as
United Way and the United Negro College
Fund. He also has a wife and two children.
Scott was active on his college campuses-
-GWC, Carson Newman, and ASU—and
he’s brought those same attributes back to
GWC as dean. His ultimate goal is to unite
everyone into a campus community. He
says, "It’s not just the students’ campus or
the administration’s campus or the faculty’s
campus. It’s everybody’s campus...It
shouldn’t be us against them or them
against us. It should be us. Period."
One attempt to meet that goal is making
the residence halls accessible to faculty
members. He says he learned a lot from
professors who took time to visit the
residence halls in his days at GW. "That’s
something that could only happen in a place
like this...But we have to make the
residence halls appealing...to make the
faculty members feel welcome. And we
have to make sure the students want them
there. If they don’t want them there, it
Dean Scott believes an important part of
his job is meeting students. Since he can
only do so much from eight to five, he tries
to make himself available after hours. His
goal is to meet every student on campus. "I
might not be able to meet everybody in
dividually, but...in terms of being in some
setting where they can interact with me."
He has met with the residence halls, ath
letic teams, and several campus organiza
tions. "Anyplace there are students you’ll
probably see me. I was at the luau. I was at
the dance. Just anywhere...As the Dean of
Students, I’m the students’ biggest advo
cate. I’m their biggest foe if they’re in
trouble, but...their biggest advocate if
If students do get in trouble. Dean Scott
will handle discipline. He says, "I think stu
dents ought to have a good time...at college.
If you don’t, what are you going to...talk
about to your grandkids? They ought to
have a good time as long as it doesn’t...im
pact on someone else’s ability to get an
education...[or] on the image and^
credibility of the institution."
Respect is Scott’s big requirement. "I al
ways ask students to remember first and
foremost the notion about respecting each
See "SCOTT" page 4
Special to The Pilot
The $2.4 million renovation of the DCC
is being made possible mainly because of a
$1 million gift from the Dover Foundation.
The late Charles I. Dover, for whom the
building is named, was involved in the early
planning stages of the renovation. Mr.
Dover gave President White instructions to
"Just do it right."
"This gift is most significant to Gardner-
Webb College," said President Chris White,
"not only because it represents a milestone
in our history, but because it represents the
dreams of a friend dear to the Gardner-
Webb family. The gift also provides a con
tinuing tradition of friendship with the
foundation he so dearly loved."
The Dover Foundation, headed by Char
les I. Dover until his death in March, is a
longtime supporter of Gardner-Webb.
The recent announcement represents tfte
first major gift since Mr. Dover’s death.
"The Dover Foundation is pleased to
make this contribution to Gardner-Webb
College," said Hoyt Bailey, Dover Founda-
See "GIFT" page 4