VOL. 1, NO. 6
THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JAN. 23, 1968
Richard Darrell Dovall, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Dovall of
Lansing, North Carolina, was
killed in an automobile accident
during the holidays. Richard was
an accounting student at Wilkes
Community College. He was a
1966 graduate of Northwest High
School in Warrensville, North
Carolina and he was a superin
tendent of his church. Surviving
are his two sisters and his par
Mr. Switzer, the head of the
Adult Education Program, re
ported on the progress of the
learning lab in Sparta. Mrs. Mar
tha Doughton is in charge of the
lab with 19 people enrolled. The
lab started around the first of
November and it operates 35
hours a week. TTie Sparta lab is
basically the same as the one at
Mr, Switzer siad that there
were two art classes offered
along with the adult basic educa
tion class. Some adults are tak
ing the industrial management
course without credit.
The Sparta classes are held
in the old elementary school
building, courtesy of the Alle
ghany Board of Education.
Mr. Switzer is trying to get a
sheltered workshop program
started, however, he said there
was some difficulty in letting ev
eryone know about the courses
There is a similar learning
lab set up in Ashe County, but
it is not as large as the ones in
Sparta or at Woodlawn. TTiere
were two persons receiving their
high school certificates around
Students from thirteen coun
ties in North Carolina and one
in Virginia enrolled at Wilkes
Community College for the win
ter quarter 1968. TTie number of
students from each county are
as follows; Wake, 1; Wilkes, 317;
Watauga, 18; Ashe, 63; Alleghany,
16; Yadkin, 13; Surry, 4; Alex
ander, 17; Caldwell, 3; Iredell, 5;
Chatham, 1; Forsyth, 2; Gray
son, Virginia, 1; totaling 461.
The College Parallel Division
has 157 full-time equivalent stu
dents. The Technical and Voca
tional Division has 315 full-time
equivalent students. TTie total
number of full-time equivalent
students is 472.
China Watchers and Girl
Watchers are perhaps the most
baffled groups in the world. Both
know what they are watching, and
why, but neither can understand
Adversity causes some men to
break; others to break records.
Because of Snow
On Thursday, January 11-15,
all classes were canceled due
to snowy weather for the first
time in the history of Wilkes
Community College. Because
snow had fallen Tuesday night, it
was almost impossible for stu
dents to drive to classes from
the surrounding counties. Even
the students living in Wilkes
County found it too hazardous to
get out on the highways.
The college system is set up
so that when classes are can
celed, they cannot be made up.
This accounts for the fact that
classes are held through bad
weather. Teachers have advised
students to save their cuts for
snowy days and to listen to the
radio if the weather is too bad.
Students took advantage of their
days off by going sleigh riding;
others who were snow bound,
stayed at home and “possibly*
did home work.
IN TAPING A PROGRAM
COME BY THE
ANY STUDENT WANT
ING A PART TIME JOB
OR A ROOM, COME BY
“Happenings^^ at W.C.C. in 1967
Class officers and other interested students drafted a constitution
to be approved by W.C.C, faculty, administration and trustees.
Our first student Government Association was organized.
Coach Linney Organized our first basketball team.
W.C.C. cheerleaders were chosen.
W,C,C, yearbook and newspaper officers were elected.
Our faculty doubles in number for second year.
The sophomores conduct the school’s first orientation week.
The Student Government Association sponsors our student center.
James Larkin Pearson, Poet Laureate of North Carolina, made a
donation of his library and printing press to W.C.C.
Gail Hayes was chosen as our first “Miss Wilkes Community
Construction began on future W.C.C. site.
The drama department began production of “Epic” movie.
The College Theatre of Wilkes
Community College announced
today that it is preparing a tour
this spring of Florida and North
Carolina Community Colleges.
D. S. Mayes, director of the
College Theatre, said that the
group will give two one-act plays,
“The Brick and the Rose* and
“High Sign” in a production en
titled “An Evening With Lewis
Colleges included on the tour
are Western Piedmont Com
munity College, Central Pied
mont Community College and
Rockingham Community College
in North Carolina and Pensacola
Junior College and Saint John
River Community College in
The purpose of the tour is to
stimulate interest in the drama
tic arts among tlie student body
at W.C.C. and also to begin
an exchange of productions among
the various Community College
systems in tiie Southeast.
Auditions for the spring tour
will be held on Wednesday, Janu
ary 24, from 5:00 p.m. until
10 p.m. at Woodlawn gym. Audi
tions are open to the student
body and to the general public.
Those interested in technical
work on the production should
come by Woodlawn and sign up
during the time mentioned above.
The tour will leave Wilkesboro
on March 19, and return March
To The Students
In each edition of the Cougar
Cry the back page is reserved
for contributions from the stu
dents. Included are such things
as poems, short stories, hob
bies, crafts, sketches, or other
interesting things. This is the
student body’s newspaper and
your support is needed to make
it such. Please, contribute any
thing which you believe will be of
interest to your follow students.
Every difficulty slurred over
will be a ghost to disturb your