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Vol. LI., No. 10, March 23, 1978
internship Experiences Highly Valued
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by Tom Carr
^(,j^"°"ding to Ken Sanchagrin, Di-
of the Experiential Education
ijjan internship is “any experience
Hvj’'^''olves completing a set of tasks
**Pe ^ ^^orning value.” Moreover, this
"lance is not class-room based and
j,^^n,ally less formal than a regular
Mars Hill College Internship
"""m is designed as an opportunity
odents to meet the needs of both
■or y>ith
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Ejfll’'?"! and professional development.
i]iy,,i,i^farnship student, working close-
a faculty advisor and/or super
agency, is given the chance to
lUj - new levels of responsibility and
^apply his own classroom learning
real-life” situation. Further-
is an even more practical
Pce • intern: the exper-
•Hjfi la directly related to today’s job
- 1 >n that many employers are giv-
"’®rn ?. i"®!"!!® fo persons with past
"ip experience, and
in some
jet. ,
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’lip ’ "Squiring some type of intern-
Tlip^Perience for employment.
Se. i^aulty at Mars Hill College has
Nd ^ °ught it “odd” that students
h, . he “student-teachers” themselv-
'’vef*' the concept of internships
ir>uch related to that at medical
'ip where all students are required
6m* ®i^i"Hards as an Intern. The
p' Internship Program at Mars
lippij" i®ge is an out-growth of a Com-
1^8 K i^^'^^iopment course taught in
%-h^ Dr. Richard Hoffman and a
! j 9sed tutoring program under
adership of Mrs. Ellen Price.
Jopi ""a beginning stages, students
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'"i Ka
t|j^ ‘ars Hill College first went out
(, classroom to become involved
'•fiitiji^niunity/social services. Mr.
fJOjfjOodrum, currently the Director
ad Childhood Education at Mars
’ one of those first students
.f'hp P'Pate in the new program.
jjic|([ ’"fnrnship experience expanded
® b^i.i^i'°m those simple beginnings,
l" offg® igion Department was the first
academic credit for the service-
iJ intern through the Communi-.
(|f "P""i®nt Institute (1971). By
f'lcgp college had received a Co-Op
\tp,°n Grant to set up a program
)" Dr work in business/industry,
r"itc ®"ntly, the Internship program
■Ijf] - - - -
is funded by Title III. The
Program is run by four staff
'^ho are Ken Sanchagrin,
I’ Jill Mannisto and George
ordinators; and Wilma Coates,
"ogram Director, Mr. Sanchagrin,
)\(|”"cre is something “magical and
j'Stl "Hout Internships, and ap-
^91 fioh '""'"y iHe students at Mars
Sn think so too. Running from
""ester 1977 through the end of
^ Term 1978, 196 students initi
ated and fulfilled Internship require
ments. Moreover, for the Spring Se
mester 1978, 36 more students are regis
tered to receive academic credit for their
The offerings of an internship can
range from a television assistant to a
student recruiter, and all the students
(past Interns) interviewed by this writ
er undeniably admit they’ve profited
from their respective experiences.
Bonnie Shaw, a Mars Hill Junior,
spent three weeks this past January
at WLOS-TV and assisted in the pro
duction of the program “Montage.”
This experience was Bonnie’s first in
ternship, and she adds that it was “an
excellent opportunity to determine my
career objectives.”
As a Religion major, Paul Haywood
spent three summers in the Baptist
Youth Corps serving as a youth minis
ter. Paul’s program encompassed lead
ership in all phases of church life, in
cluding Bible Study, fellowships, and
Day Camping, and he states the exper
iences was “a chance to put theory in
to practice.” Paul received 8 hours Re
ligion credit through the Internship
Program for his efforts.
Linda Wells, is currently serving as
the Chief Justice of the Student Hear
ing Board, and she and her staff elect
ed to petition for academic credit last
semester. They received their credit,
and now, through the efforts of George
Peery, Internships Co-ordinator, and
Steve Webb, Student Government
President, a full-time Judicial Intern
ship has been drawn-up and establish
Internships are designed to meet
needs in a variety of areas and that is
what appealed to Brad Tilley, a rising
Senior at MHC. Brad is a Business
Administration major; however, he was
able to receive academic credit in Ed
ucation as a result of working as a stu
dent recruiter for the college. Brad
spent a semester traveling to high
schools throughout Virginia, Tennessee,
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Flor
ida representing Mars Hill College, and
the states “it was a very rewarding ex
perience for me personally.”
The primary task for Ken Sanchagrin
and his associates in the Experiential
Education Center is to coordinate In
ternship experiences for students, and
a large part of this work is in investi
gating new internship possibilities and
perfecting the existing program. The
Mars Hill College Internship Program
has definitely “come a long way" since
its beginnings in a Social Science
course in 1968. However, the basic
concept remains the same, and that is
to create a stimulating and refreshing
environment for the personal and pro
fessional growth of the Mars Hill College
Newly elected SGA officers: Presi
dent: Brad Tilley, Vice President:
Richard Heaton. Chief Justice: Linda
Wells, Secretary: Dean Dalrymple and
Treasurer Kirk Bomar.
A scene from the SGA campaign
speeches held in the cafeteria Friday,
March 10.
Photo by Archie Jones
SGA Elections Bring
in New Leadership
The results of the March 13th Student
Government elections are in. President
is Brad Tilley, Vice President is Richard
Heaton, Chief Justice is Linda Wells, Sec
retary is Dean Daleymple, and Treasurer
is Kirk Bomar. The Student Government
Association is in strong hands.
It was a very tight race between both
the office of President and Vice Presi
dent. Because there was no majority
for Vice President, two run-offs had to
be held, the first between all four candi
dates, and the second between two.
On a vote of 495 to 24, the new consti
tution was passed. The three main re
visions under this new constitution are:
precinct elections for the senators,
dorm fees placed under the senate, and
a more direct voice of the students.
There was a large and encouraging
turnout in voters. 669 students partici
pated in the first election. This percen
tage proves the students of Mars Hill
College really care.
Class elections are scheduled for April

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