A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges
From left: Dale County Sherriff’s Deputy Bob Andrews, students Clayton Hughes, Starla Harding, Alexis Palm, Melanie Knight, Matthew Malin, Jessica Wheeler, Tanasia Hodge-Bryant, Dallas Wray, WCC Instructor Seth Brown, and Deputy Ty Powell.
A group of Wallace Community College (Ala.) Criminal Justice students recently experienced a largerthan-life piece of equipment that is critical to law enforcement efforts – a helicopter. Reserve Dale County Sherriff’s Deputy Ty Powell and Tactical Officer Deputy Bob Andrews of the Dale County Aviation Unit landed the helicopter in front of the baseball field at the Wallace campus in Dothan, where the students were given the opportunity to inspect the craft and ask the experienced officers about the role of the helicopter in law enforcement. Seth Brown, CRJ adjunct instructor, remarked that his students were impressed by the aircraft and the technology that is used to support law enforcement. Brown teaches CRJ116 – Police Patrol and Procedure at the College. The students asked the officers detailed questions about the aircraft, and learned how the helicopter crew can communicate with officers on the ground, saving time, and lives, by using their aerial-view advantage. The crew is so dedicated to the mission of the Aviation Unit that they volunteer, along with other pilots, for on-call rotations.
Lewis and Clark Community College (Ill.) fine arts student Nicole Arnold is participating in a 10-day intensive “Woodcut Boot Camp” where she is designing, woodcutting and printing her own art. She is studying with printmaker Tom Huck at his press studio, Evil Prints, in St. Louis, Missouri. Arnold is completing her studies at Lewis and Clark this fall and plans to transfer to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville to complete her bachelor’s degree in fine arts. “It has been an amazing and intense experience. I’ve learned a lot from Tom, who is one of the best and most well-known printmakers in the nation,” Arnold said. Arnold met Huck when he visited Lewis and Clark to lecture about his artwork as part of the college’s Visiting Artists Lecture Series.
Three weeks before the start of fall semester, 77 college freshmen from Morocco, Kazakhstan, Botswana, Australia, Brazil, Korea and other countries across the globe are getting an introduction to college life, and daily life in the U.S. and San Diego, at San Diego Mesa College. Twenty-eight students 37 percent of the incoming cohort come from three countries, Korea, 11; Vietnam, nine; and Brazil, eight. The other 49 students come from 23 countries, broken down as follows: Canada, five; China, five;, Egypt, two, Japan, three; Kuwait, two; Mexico, four; Norway, two; Russia, two; Saudi Arabia, two; Taiwan, three; with Albania, Austria, Botswana, Colombia, France, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Poland, Serbia, Syria, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Yemen are all represented by one student. Each year, Mesa College welcomes about 125 international students representing dozens of countries. The applicants find out about Mesa through online searches, word of mouth, recommendations from educational institutions in their home countries and especially from family who live in Southern California.