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No. 2 September 26,1994
The Official Campus Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
G-W students receive over $9 million in aid
by Telesa Wilson
“We probably award over $9 , million
dollars in total aid to the students,” says Rex
Rhyne, Director of Financial Planning.
The Financial Planning Department has
been experiencing increased success this se
mester according to both new and returning
Since the majority of the students at
Gardner-Webb receive financial aid in some
form, the benefits of a capable and productive
financial aid department span the campus.
One junior said, “I wouldn’t have been
able to come back this semester if it hadn't
been for them finding enough money for me to
cover the cost of tuition.”
The money distributed to students comes
from several different sources: federal and
state governments, grants, work-study, loans,
foundations, scholarships and organizations
associated with a particular field of interest.
According to Rhyne, the rise in the effi-
“I love my job primarily because it is
very fulfilling to play a part in making it
possible for students to receive a higher edu
Rex Rhyne, Financial Planning
ciency of the department stems from the desire •
to help students meet the growing costs of
education, despite budget constraints.
“We are trying to rebuild a team here,”
said Rhyne. “Our goal is to serve students
Not all students are completely satisfied
with their particular financial aid package, but
many agree that the financial aid office, al
though in need of some improvement, is dili
gent in its desire to help students.
“I don't feel that I received enough finan
cial aid, but the financial aid staff was very
nice to me,” said one sophomore.
Although the job gets hectic at times,
Rhyne sees the positive aspects of his position.
“I love my job,” said Rhyne, “ primarily
because it is very fulfilling to play a part in
making it possible for students to receive a
higher education. I want to educate folks in the
availability of funds they may not be aware
Many freshmen and new transfer stu
dents agree that the Financial Aid Department
was especially useful in making it possible for
them to attend Gardner-Webb.
“I transferred here from another school
and received more financial aid from this school
than the other one. I really appreciated that,”
one student said.
According to Rhyne, a special position
has been designated to assist new students
better in receiving thfe proper financial aid.
Rhyne feels that many students who pay
for their education through loans and work
study take more pride in their education and
are a little more serious about their academics.
“Students are making an investment,
rather than borrowing money,” said Rhyne.
“The investment is for their future, for their
lifetime. In the end, they have something that
can never be taken away.”
Nev>^ Chief strives for honesty and fairness
by Reggie Hunt
Many of us have heard all the hype about
the new Chief of Security, Mr. Chuck Cochran.
Some students may have met him in more
Chief Cochran recently retired as Chief
of the Shelby Police Department. There, he
was an active member on the force for twenty
“I realized I was too young to sit back and
say that I'm retired,” said Chief Cochran. “I
saw Gardner-Webb as a great place to stay
Chief Cochran is a graduate of Gardner-
Webb and has a lot of respect for the univer
“The school has really grown and a lot
has changed,” he said.
Since assuming his job here, Chief
Cochran has not seen a day of relaxation yet.
He explained that his days have been filled
with a number of things such as writing park
ing tickets, selling decals and unlocking and
jump starting cars. He has also been planning
the security for the many different school
Chief Cochran is married to a school
teacher at Bums Senior High School. He has a
This chart illustrates the number of tickets distributed
from Aug. 10 to Sept. 19. and the estimated number
of tickets that will be given out this year.
son, who recently graduated from North Caro
lina State University, and a Labrador named
Cochran enjoys doing a lot of fitness
activities and reading as well. “There is life
outside of my job here at Gardner-Webb,” said
Chief Cochran describes himself as a
man who plays by the book.
“I try to be fair and honest. If I let one
person off the hook, I will have to let everyone
else off,” he said.
Chief Cochran, along with the security
office, is looking forward to a good year. The
Chief encourages students to be safe by lock
ing their doors and using the security escort
“I want to be a friendly, outgoing re
source to all the students here,” Cochran added.
Students could win
chance to be boss
by Reggie Hunt
How many of you have dreamed of
running a department of the school? The
Baptist Student Union is sponsoring a Fac
ulty Swap Day. This is a chance for your
daydreams to come true.
A raffle will take place Oct. 3-5. You
may purchase a chance to swap places with a
faculty member for only $1. Students can
purchase as many chances as possible. On
Wednesday, Oct. 5, names will be drawn to
determine the lucky participants.
The swap will begin on Wednesday,
Oct. 12, at 9 am. The staff member will go to
class in place of the student and eat in the
cafeteria with the other students. Faculty
members will also report to any work study
jobs, sports practices and any other activities
that occur before 3 pm.
In turn, faculty members will leave a
detailed list of things that the student is to
accomplish during the day under the guid
ance of an administrative assistant.
Mr. Burdette Robinson's replacement
will be responsible for introducing the Staley
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Have a nice day!