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2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Around Campus

A Look at Campus Life at Various Community Colleges

Attendees of the Volunteer State College (Tenn.) Foundation Harvest Moon Soirée will need to figure out their song requests. The Nashville duo “Rock and Roll Pianos” will be taking those requests and having fun with the crowd as the dueling piano entertainment for the event on Sept. 15. The Soirée has raised more than $500,000 for student scholarships at Vol State over the last 11 years. The Soirée will have electronic bidding via GalaBid for the silent auction this year. The items will include: lunch with Hendersonville Mayor Jamie Clary; a guided wildflower walk; Tennessee Titans tickets with a parking pass; a signed University of Tennessee football; a Ryan Johansensigned Nashville Predators mini-helmet; and gift cards to various local restaurants and entertainment venues. The Soirée will be held this year in the St. Joseph Hall of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville.

Davidson County Community College is presenting its fall 2017 art show entitled “Artful Style.” The exhibit, free and open to the public, opened on Aug. 29, with a free reception in the Mendenhall Building on the Davidson campus. Thirteen artists from North Carolina are exhibiting works in photography, watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media and sculpture.

There will be five new members to the Alvin Community College (Texas) Student Ambassadors program for the 2017 fall semester. ACC Ambassadors are an important element in attracting students and promoting the college’s mission. During the semester, ambassadors will help provide information to potential students about ACC services, help create marketing strategies, conduct campus tours, work community events and even volunteer for college and foundation events. Ambassadors receive a $600 scholarship for their 45-hour commitment. “The Student Ambassador program is important to ACC because it allows pro - spective students to interact with current students,” said S a m m i Sanders, student recruit - er. “This way, they’re hearing about the college and what we have to offer from a fellow student. Additionally, they are able to make connections before ever stepping foot on campus.” The new ambassadors for the spring semester are: Sarah Bowman, of Alvin; Joel Castro, of Alvin; Bri Cephus, of Rosharon; Scarlett Knight, of Manvel and Addy Terry, of Webster. Returning ambassadors are: Taylor Alvarez, of Santa Fe; Purelily Ekpo, of Alvin; Sharline Law, of Angleton; Madison Pilkington, of Alvin and Noelle Rebresh, of League City. Bowman hopes to use her time as an ambassador to interact with students and learn more about ACC. “I wanted to be a student ambassador because I wanted to be involved with the school,” she said. Castro became a member of the program because he enjoys the atmosphere of the college and the community.

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