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2015 May 13 - 02:44 pm

Around Campus

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The boat building shops at Cape Fear Community College (N.C.) are buzzing with activity in preparation for the annual CFCC boat show. Custommade watercraft of all shapes and sizes will be on display in downtown for the 16th Annual CFCC Boat Show. The event will feature dozens of boats built by students in the college’s boat-building programs and area boat builders. In addition to boats on display, the event will feature tours of the college’s shops and several boatingrelated mini-classes taught by college experts. The purpose of the show to celebrate the craft of boat building and show off student work in progress throughout the semester. The event is free to the public and is presented by students and faculty in CFCC’s Wooden Boat Building program and Boat Manufacture and Service program.

Florida SouthWestern State College students in the respiratory therapy program volunteered to serve as camp counselors for a week at Camp Boggy Creek. Six students spent six days at the camp, which offers children who suffer from a variety of illnesses the chance to experience all the joys of camp through assistance and specialized equipment. This was the first time that Leslie Alexander, Cerissa Audia, Katie Cation, Melissa Kimbough, Veronica Palacios and Grace Tschuor served as camp counselors, and they were all very excited. At the camp, families are invited to bring their children to experience the activities that other children have in regular camp settings. Specialized equipment allows all children at Camp Boggy Creek to participate in the various activities, from swimming, archery, crafts, dancing and more.

The Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas team ropers Brody Braden and Tanner Caudle placed first in both the long go and short go to earn the number one spot in the average at the University of Tennessee at Martin College Rodeo. The team had a time of 6.1 seconds in the long go, 7.0 seconds in the short go for a total of 13.1 seconds. The closest competitors to the UA Cossatot Team Ropers has a time of 15.7 seconds.

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