North Carolina Newspapers

Volume 15 - No. 1
AUGUST 30, 1985
Dr. David E. Daniel
1985 marks the 20th year in the
history of Wilkes Community Col
lege. During this anniversary year
we welcome our new students as a
part of the WCC family. Through
out the year we will be celebrating
our anniversary with special events.
We hope that you will participate
in as many of them as you can. In
fact, we encourage you to partici
pate in as many college activities as
time permits. While your academic
progress is the most important way
to spend time, you should also take
advantage of the many opportun
ities for growth through club and
sports activities, student govern
ment association responsibilities and
the many events on campus in
music and drama.
Keep in mind that the staff at
Wilkes Community College is here
to serve you. We are interested
only in achieving the goals which
you have set as you have enrolled
at WCC. Our doors are open for
you at any time. We want you to
feel good about your being a part
of our family. Take time to cultivate
new friends. Walk over the campus
and appreciate its beauty. Contin
ually set new goals for yourselves
as your original goals are met.
We sincerely believe that your
presence here will help us to be
come a better institution, and we
welcome you with open arms!
Welcome Back From Dr. Shaw
From The Dean
Of Student
Welcome to WCC! You are begin
ning a new time in your life with
your college ed ucation. College ed uca-
tion revolves around intensive train
ing in your chosen curriculumm and
through your personal growth in extra-
curricular activities, such as music,
drama, SGA, clubs, and intramur
als. We encourage you to take full ad
vantage of the opportunities here
as you prepare yourself for a produc
tive roll in collge and in society.
The Student Development Divis
ion is concerned that every student
will make the most effective adjust
ment to college life possible and
will become a leader of tomorrow.
This division provides many ser
vices for the student through coun
seling and guidance. Our aim is to
help the student. Feel free to come
to see me, or a counselor, the Regis
trar, the Financial Aid Officer, the Vet
erans Counselor, or any one of the
staff in our area. They are ready to
assist you with your needs. Your
college career is our first responsi
You will find our division is acces
sible with an atmosphere of open
ness and fostering a feeling of
concern, so again we wish to ex
press a warm welcome to each of
you - Freshmen and the returning stu
dents-as you begin the 1985-’86 aca
demic year at WCC./
Dr. Bob C. Thompson
Welcome back students for a
new year of good times, good stud-
Auditions For Theatre
The College Theatre is in need of actors to audition for Michael
Christofer’s The Shadow Box September 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in The
Pit Auditorium in Thompson Hall on the campus of Wilkes
Community College.
The Shadow Box, being directed by David Briggs, is the award
winning play that deals with the emotional processes of death both
from the viewpoint of the dying and those who will be left behind.
This sometimes humorous, often touching portrayal of three
distinctly different cases is sure to shed insight into the inevitability
of death and the joyousness of life.
The Production requires 3-4 men, 4-5 women, 1 teenage boy
with knowledge of guitar.
Anyone who is interested in helping with the production can
attend the audition or call David Briggs at 667-7136.
Visiting Artist
Tom Whiteside is the Visiting Artist on campus for the year. He is a
filmmaker. Many different photographic processes are involved with his
artwork, and he works in various media. “I’m interested in just about
anything photographic," he says.
Tom’s primary concerns at present are landscape films, experimental
college films, and large scale photographic installations. His film Full
Frame Two was in the last North Carolina Artists Exhibition at the
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. His films have also been
shown throughout the United States, in London, and Tokoyo.
The Visiting Artist program is run by the North Carolina Arts Council
and the Department of Community Colleges, Now in its twelfth year, the
program is placing an artist at each of the 58 institutions in the
community college system.
Tom moved to Wilkes County this summer, with his wife Susan and
two children, Ripley and Alice. They have found this area to be very
pleasant. “Everyone on campus and in the community has been helpful.
Wilkesboro is a friendly place,” said Whiteside. “The Walker Center is
the most impressive building I’ve seen at any Community College; I’m
glad to be backstage!”
His office is in the Music Department, behind the stage of the Walker
Center. He plans to run a film series in The Pit, and he will also use the
stage area of the smaller auditorium for studio space.
Tom is glad to be here!”
Pictures made for
yearbook are scheduled
August 30
8 am to 4 pm
Sept. 11
10 am to 2 pm
6 pm to 8 pm
Conrad A. Shaw
ies and a great college experience!
Many visible changes have tak
en place this summerand more specifi
cally the many flower beds around
campus. The flower beds have been
established and maintained by our
Horticulture Department and sever
al students. With continued work
on the grounds, as in the past, we
hope to get Wilkes Community
College Campus listed in North
Carolina Public Gardens. We hope
you will enjoy the beautiful colors
. as long as the flowers can last.
1 would like to call your attention
to the fact that curb parking will
not be permitted this year. It has
been very dangerous for pedestrians
in the past, automobiles have been
hit by large trucks on campus; and
too, there is a new parking lot
(graveled) which has been design
ated as Lot F. Vehicles found park
ed on the curb will be ticketed.
Here is hoping for those of you
who are entering college for the
first time that this year’s experience
will be beyond your expectations.
For those of you who are returning
this second and last year, may it be
even better than the previous year.
Congratulations to all of you
who have accepted the opportunity
and challenge to attend college.
You will forever be grateful!
Dr. Conrad A. Shaw
Vice President for Administrative
Tom Whiteside
Tony C. Randall
From the Dean
Welcome to Wilkes Community
College to those who are here for
the first time, and welcome back to
our returning studemfar
We begin the Iw?ii6 school
year with great enthusiasm about
the opportunities for education and
training for our students.
One of the first things you have
encountered is our new faculty
advisor procedure. This will give
students the advantage of working
closely with the faculty in planning
their educational program.
A new computer writing lab has
been established in the Technical
Arts Building for students in the
Humanities. Social Sciences and
Special Services areas.
Telecommunications activities
have been greatly expanded and
hold much promise for new and
innovative teaching methods.
We have a new Fine Arts Depart
ment this year. This department
will have music, art and drama. A
new electronic piano lab has been
established in the John A. Walker
Center where the Fine Arts Depart
ment is located.
A new instructional approach to
vocational physics will be used this
year. We feel that this method will
bring significant benefits to our
We are excited about the opening
of our new Skills Center in Ashe
County. We believe this will be a
major step in providing the citizens
of Ashe County with greater opportun-
ities for education and training.
Finally, let me say how proud we
are of our Charter Phi Theta Kappa
honor students.
Have a good year at Wilkes
Community College!
Tony C. Randall
Dean of the College
Welcome to WCC

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