arch 2, 1978 am rsified track inh'Jd ion major j program ^ ick r maybe co»' 1 looks to 0 he po'"! nee leve' ; sum®®' ball-ha"' ;t used *" I lot dif- 4ars Hi" ■ becai"® yed Pf .^56 Millton Hill, N.c. 28754 Vol. LI., No. 10, March 23, 1978 internship Experiences Highly Valued Tiada , has itio" 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 Th, Mars Hill College Internship """m is designed as an opportunity odents to meet the needs of both ■or y>ith "i§ ""me [Jjj, --••.LJ IV/ lllU U1 LJC/lll 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 ytf jet. , r O'* ,I.r ,tll^ ’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 in ^8Z D aSailoD .N'jjiy '"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 ’pgp..as 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 "-o-e 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 work. 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 ed. 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 student. 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 tenth.