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VOLUME 11 No. 7 MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE
Student Survey Shows Coffimitment
to Christ-Centered Ideals
Director of Admissions
The recent suPv'ey which was
conducted during the convocation on
Februar/ S, 1988, revealed a strong
commitment to the Ideals of a
Cnrist-centered education. In the
category of "strongest characteristics
of Montreat-Anderson College," botn
men and v.'omen indicated Chnst-
centeredness as their first choice for
the most important. Location, size, and
charing faculty were other important
elements selected by the students.
Factors leading to enrollment at
Montreat-Anderson were split between
Athletics for men, and Christ -
centerdness for women. The Freshmen
and Sophomores ranked'athletics and
location most important, while those
who have remained into tbeir Junior and
Senior year selected Christ
In the category of "weakest
.characteristics," the Freshmen chose
extra - curricular and dorm life, the
Sophmores chose academic reputation
and art/music/drama, the Juniors
wrote in comments under "other," and
the Seniors chose art/music/drama.
In the comments section the
rroponocs rongpd from the ecstatic to
the Vitriolic, ("Yes I did read ever)'
single one of them.") Some of the
typical comments were:
Spring Fever Catch
Spring time is a time of the year wnen
flowers begin to bloom, romances
unfold and warm weather returns to the
mountains. However, as students
arrived back to school after their
Spring Break, the weather was much
colder and a few snow flakes began to
fall from the sky. To tell you the truth,
this weather is really the pits!
However, March and April do
sometimes have cold weather. Some of
the remarks I heard from people
returning from Florida were; "Let's go
back to Florida," "I can't stand this cold
weather", "If we leave now we can
make it back to Orlando by 4 O'clock
and hit the beach." However, Dr. Gray is
giving that pop quiz tommorrow, and I
better stick around.
When students have the chance to go
on Spring Break trips to Florida it gives
us the opportunity to appreciate the
warm^weather. While the rest of us
who Je left freezing in North Carolina
can attempt to appreciate cold weather.
But no matter where you are, you can
appreciate the power that is found in
God and his creations. Springtime is a
chance to get outdoors and praise God
for His blessings. But, most of all, we
can praise him for the life he has given
us through Jesus Christ our Lord.
"la Praise of Faculty
* teachers help you to learn when
you are struggling a little.
* college needs 3 wider view of
* let the current students help.
* I think your best asset is your
current student body,, if you
treat them witn consideration
and equality word of mouth
would sell the school.
* relax some of the rules.
A majority of the students did
visit the, school before applying, and
about two -thirds of those felt that the
visit was important in their decision
to attend. Eighty-two percent (82%)
felt the Admissions Office was
effective in handling their applications,
but the twenty-seven percent (27%)
that disagreed had some real horror
stories to tell. One of the surprises in
the survey was that only forty-one
percent (41%) felt that the telephone
calls were important, while thirty
percent (30%) felt the calls were
unimportant, Twenty-eight percent
(28%) did not receive calls.
The cooperation of everyone who
responded to the survey is greatly
appreciated, and the task of putting the
results into action is going to be a
priority concern. Thanks to your input
we have begun to "accentuate the
positives, and eliminate the negatives."
The faculty here at M-AC often gets
shuffled onto the back burner when it
comes to praise and appreciation. We
are privileged to have some very
incredible people in our midst and at
our disposal whom we sit in front of
everyday. Our professors are a
tremendous group of caring, intelligent,
and personable people. Their impact on
our lives will be remembered down the
road and for years to come. I asked
several Juniors and Seniors who have
been here for three and four years
which professors they will remember
the most and why. Here are some of the
responses I received; Junior Valerie
Morgan: DR. CRAWFORD- "I've loved his
classes; he's made it interesting." DR.
KING- "He allows us to be expressive in
his class and we share a love for C.S.
Lewis.” BRAD DANIEL- (she smiled and
said) "He makes me so mad sometimes
but to the point that I think about
what I'm doing and it causes me to
re-evaluate things in my life." Senior
Brian Smith; DR. NEWTON- "He has
stretched me in the area of philosophy
and the spiritual dimension of life." DR.
WILLIAMS- "He has taken those
philosophical and spiritual dimensions
and he's teaching me how to apply them
in sociological patterns of life." Senior
Cynthia Burgess; BONNIE LUNDBLAD-
"She lets you be yourself and she uses
your own creativity to teach you."
PATSY HILLIARD- "She SO understanding
you can tell she cares about you ." JIM
SOUTHERLAND- "I've only had him this
semester but I know I'll remember him.
He lets our personality come through
and it's obvious he cares. He's a very
good art teacher." Junior Tim Hill: OR.
BRUNSON- "He's understanding of the
students' problems and he wants to get
to know the students." DR. NEWTON-
"He's a genius in Bible and Philosophy.
If '/ou ask him a question he usually
knows the answer and if not he knows
where to find it." DR. JONES- "He's
willing to stick his neck out for the
students and his classes are
comfortable to be 1n."Senior Mindy
Clinard; DR. GRAY- "He has taken a .
personal Interest in me, more than any
other teacher." DR. PARKS- "I want
people to see me the way they see Dr.
Parks." Senior Joi Britton: DR. KING-
"He's about the best teacher I've had-he
and DR. PARKS." Senior Priscilla
Maxwell: DR. WILLIAMS-"He's Shown us
so many new ideas and ways to
integrate secular and Christian views."
Junior Jimmy Smith: DR. NEWTON- "He's
a very brilliant man." PATSY HILLIARD-
"She's very inspirational." Senior Peggy
Leis: DR. RISHER- "He puts it on us to
learn the stuff and he' not afraid to
listen to his students." DR. KING- "He
breaks the mold of the
It's not the same old blah blah-blah. He
really cares about what's going on with
his advisees and he's got some hot
tiesl" Senior Pam Taylor. DR.
WILLIAMS- "Because I've had him for
eight classes!" Senior Monique Dugas:
DR. WILLIAMS- "Because I've had him
for seven classes!" DR. PARKS- “He's
such a tremendous example." Junior
Mark "Cluck" Woodall; DR. PARKS- "He's
just a neat guy!" Senior Beth “Turtle"
Westmoreland; DR. PARKS- "Because
he's sweet and I love him! He's always
willing to help." Junior Tricia Burgess;
DR. NEWTON- "He'S a great teacher."
Senior Todd Cost: DR. WILLIAMS- "He
has taught me that problems are a part
of life and we shouldn't get so uptight
about them." Junior Robert Dowman;
DR. JONES- "We have a lot in common.
He's teaching under his level-he's a
theory man. He tries to work for the
students and he cares about the
students. His wife is great." Senior
Nan Weitzel: DR. LEWIS and DR.
WILLIAMS- "They are the ones who have
been most concerned with my studies,
my future, etc."
Space doesn't allow for all
comments and time doesn't allow for
everyone to be Interviewed. These are
just some of the opinions on campus.
The overall picture is that of our
faculty having a great Impact on us, the
students. I couldn't pass up an
opportunity to give my vote. It would
be DR. KING hands down. He's made
learning fun and he's brought out a love
and Interest for literature in me that I
didn't know I had. Thank you faculty
from your studentsll