Campus News and Events
May 21, 2013
CAGLE RECEIVES 2013 ALTRUSA AWARD
CANTRELL RECEIVES SPECIAL AWARD
Dr. Joe Cagle, JD, Program Coordinator and full time Instructor in the Paralegal Technology Program at Gaston College, has been awarded the 2013 Altrusa Award for Excellence. Connie Elzey, president of Altrusa International of Gastonia, made the announcement at the college’s annual faculty/staff appreciation event. Cagle, who is the 19th Gaston College employee to be chosen for the prestigious award, received a check for $500 and a plaque in recognition of his selection.
The Altrusa Club of Gastonia established the award through the Gaston College Foundation in 1995 to recognize excellence among Gaston College employees. The award is presented to a fulltime employee of Gaston College who personifies the mission of the college and the ideal of lifelong learning through their life both on and off campus. Candidates were judged on their involvement with students and their impact on the educational life of Gaston College.
Dr. Joe Cagle’s resume is quite impressive. He brings many years of experience in the private practice of law in the areas of Real Estate, Business, Corporations, Wills and Estates to Gaston College. He has handled trials and appeals in the State courts of North Carolina and Kentucky and has also practiced in the U.S. District Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court and is a certified NC Certified Superior Court Mediator.
His professional memberships include the American Bar Association; The North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; The Federalist Society; North Carolina Criminal Justice Association; and the North Carolina Paralegal Association.
Cagle has earned numerous degrees starting with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Olivet College; Bachelor of Science degree from The University of the State of New York; Master of Arts degree, Goddard College, thesis title: “Comparative Analysis of Compensation Programs for Victims of Crime”; Master of Arts in Religion degree, Liberty University; J.D., Wake Forest University; LL.M (Masters of Laws) degree, The University of Mississippi, thesis title: “The Common Law Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Officers of Corporations.”
“Dr. Cagle’s education, and teaching skills are superior which is why I nominated him for the Altrusa Award for Excellence,” comments Tara Stottlemyer, current student at Gaston College and former student of Cagle. She added, “Since his knowledge and experiences are so vast, he can elaborate on topics covered in text books to help students better understand.”
Cagle lives in Hickory, NC where he is an active member of his church and many civic affairs including serving on various boards and as a member of the Hickory Masonic Lodge. He is not only the Coordinator of the Paralegal Program at Gaston College, but is also an adjunct Instructor of history, law and banking courses at Catawba Valley Community College, adjunct Instructor at Caldwell Community College; and guest lecturer at UNC-Charlotte.
When Cagle learned he was the winner of this year’s award his response was, “I heard I had won, but really didn’t believe it was true.”
While the majority of Cagle’s career has been spent practicing and teaching law, he is also a Farmer, Genealogist and Historian. In his spare time he enjoys researching and writing.
“Dr. Cagle brings topics to life in the classroom for his students and we are so fortunate to have such an engaging teacher as a member of our faculty,” said Dr. Patricia Skinner, president of Gaston College.
Sylvia Cantrell, Housekeeper in the David Belk Cannon Health Education Institute (DBCHEI), is the recipient of the Altrusa Club of Gastonia’s one-time Special Award. This award has never been given before to a Gaston College employee. The Altrusa Club members reviewed Cantrell’s nomination packets submitted by 50 students in the Health Education Field and voted unanimously to recognize her with a Special Award.
“In all my years as a member of the Altrusa Club of Gastonia I have never seen anything like this,” commented Connie Elzey, president of Altrusa International of Gastonia.
Cantrell has worked at Gaston College for 10 years. She began her career in the college’s cafeteria then moved to Plant Operations where she is currently a Housekeeper in (DBCHEI). Before coming to Gaston College, Cantrell worked in the bakery at Ingles of Bessemer City, where she lives, baking and decorating cakes.
When asked how it made her feel to receive this Special Award she said, “I was in a daze, like it was a dream.” She added, “It made me feel good inside.”
Cantrell can be described in 3 words that were used over and over in the students’ 50 nomination packets: Supportive, Encouraging, and Hardworking. She is known for keeping the cleanest building on Gaston College’s Dallas Campus and always having a smile on her face!
Cantrell was presented a check for $200 and a plaque for this special recognition.
“Ms. Cantrell is a shining example of the care and compassion that our faculty and staff exhibit for our students. She cares enough to get to know the stories of the students she interacts with daily as she goes about her work, and that little bit of extra encouragement for students makes all the difference in their successful completion,” said Dr. Skinner.
Gifts to the Gaston College Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Contact the Foundation at 704-922-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on making a gift.
May 21, 2013
Gaston College Students Win Awards in Annual Art Exhibition
Dallas, NC – The Gaston College Art Department is currently exhibiting the Annual Student Show in the Beam Gallery through June 27, 2013. This exhibition highlights the strength, breadth, and diversity of the college’s art program.
Visitors will experience a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.
This exhibition provides students the opportunity to engage in the professional practice of preparing works for entry into an exhibition and to display their talents in a gallery environment.
The awards presentation and reception took place Thursday, April 17th. Along with inclusion in the exhibition, award winners earn a share of $1,000 in prize money. These awards are made possible through the support of the Gaston College Student Government Association. View Merit Award Recipients and Honorable Mentions.
Merit Awards Recipients $100 each:
Cathy Caron- Sunny Maze, Linoleum-Cut
Marshall A. Champion- Drapery Study, Acrylic
Teri M. Fridley- His and Hers, Relief Sculpture
Jacob Shindler-La Seccion de Fumadore, Pen and Ink
Sarah Smith- Paradise Revisited, Print
Cathy Baker-Thuot- Still Life Redux, Oil
Honorable Mentions $50 each:
Cathy Caron- Encyclopedia & Life, Paper Sculpture
Taylor Collins & Sunny Wolfe- Departure, mixed Media
Marah Deal- Seeking Treasure, Photography
Teri Fridley- Now THAT’S a Pot!, Ceramics
Ethan Houser- Christmas Party, Graphite
Renee Calhoun Matthews- Not-A-Belladonna, Ceramics
Charlotte Wise- Comfort and Compassion, oil
Sunny Wolfe- WTMFW, Mixed Media
The show is on display now through June 27th. The summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Beam Art Gallery is located in the D.F. Beam Center for Visual Arts on the main campus of Gaston College at 201 Hwy. 321 S., Dallas, NC.
For more information about the Associate in Fine Arts Program at Gaston College, contact Gary Freeman at email@example.com or 704.922.6344.
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May 9, 2013
Items of Interest
Advising and Registration for Summer Classes, Now through May 22, 2013
Advising and registration for summer 2013 classes at Gaston College will be held through May 22 from 8 to 6 p.m., at 3 convenient locations in Dallas, Lincolnton and Belmont. The registration schedule is as follows:
- A special day - Visiting University Students Registration Day will be held on Wednesday, May 15. Students home for the summer can take a summer course and transfer credits. They must apply on or before May 15. For information, call, 704.922.6220.
- Late summer registration is Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Go to www.gaston.edu to view the Spring Schedule of Classes for both Curriculum and Continuing Education – Economic and Workforce Development.
Fund Drive for Gaston College Radio WSGE 91.7 FM Runs through May 12, 2013
Gaston College’s radio station, WSGE 91.7 FM has started its spring 2013 Membership Drive. The 10 day drive will run through Sunday, May 12 with special thank-you gifts and an iPod giveaway.
WSGE is a noncommercial public radio station that airs an eclectic mix of music, which includes Adult Album Alternative, Blues, Beach/Shag and Big Band. The station has also helped to launch the careers of many local and regional musicians who have not received corporate radio airplay. WSGE combines locally produced programming with nationally syndicated programs to bring their listeners the best music, news and information possible.
WSGE listeners are loyal and dedicated and help provide the support the station needs to maintain the quality programming the listeners know and love. During the drive, listeners have the opportunity to become WSGE members through their financial support. The spring 2013 fundraising goal is $65.000 that will help the station defray costs associated with renovating the studios, continuing the online stream, and hiring support staff. For more information, about WSGE visit the radio station’s website at www.wsge.org.
Gaston College Student Awards Banquet, May 9, 2013
The Gaston College Student Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6 p.m., Gastonia Conference Center, 145 South Marietta Street in downtown Gastonia. Forty-three recipients will be recognized at the Awards Banquet. For additional information, contact Barbara Adams, at 704.922.6217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrando América Latina Series Explores the Cultures of Latin America
Road to the Big Leagues will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Sims Legion Park, Home of the Gastonia Grizzlies, 1001 N. Marietta St., Gastonia
As an ode to the beginning of the baseball season and the importance of Latin American players in “America’s pastime,” the film Road to the Big Leagues (2008) will be screened. Through the eyes of local kids playing with pebbles to the perspective of Dominican Republic major league stars, David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero, this documentary reveals a side of “America’s Game” that few have ever seen before Jesse Cole, manager of the Gastonia Grizzlies, will present opening remarks and give a brief introduction of the film.
Come early for giveaways provided by Coca-Cola. Stay to the end for chances to win a door prize. This event is free and open to the public.
This Celebrando América Latina series is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities.
For more information, contact Dr. Mary Morton at 704.922.6340 or email@example.com or Deborah Neuman at 704.825.6305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Trustee Monthly Meeting, May 13, 2013
The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet Monday, May 13, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., in the Myers Center Board Room, 2nd Floor, Dallas Campus.
Graduation Commencement with Participants from First Graduating Class at the Early College High School, May 14, 2013
The Spring Commencement is Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles Arena, Charlotte, NC. A total of 794 students will be graduating. Also six students from the first graduating class at the Early College High School will be participating in the commencement ceremony at Gaston College. They will be receiving their high school diploma on May 16 in the graduation ceremony at Bessemer City High School. For more information the Spring Commencement at Gaston College, visit the college website at www.gaston.edu under "Graduation Central” or call the Registrar's Office at 704.922.6232.
Registration and Advising for Fall Classes
Registration and advising for Fall 2013 classes for returning students is June 11 – 20, 2013; new and returning students is July 8 – 24, and late registration is Thursday, August 15. Students can register starting at 6 a.m. online via the internet at www.gaston.edu and in person at all three campuses locations in Dallas, Lincolnton and Belmont from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Art Classes Offered Fall 2013
Two new basic, beginner’s level art courses will be offered with
no prerequisites in the Fall semester, Methods & Materials in Ceramics and Basic Painting.
In Methods & Materials in Ceramics, learn to create functional and sculptural ceramics starting with only a piece of clay and your imagination. Hand-building and wheel throwing techniques will be explored.
In Basic Painting, explore painting and learn to make your own colorful artwork. This course will address painting media and techniques as well as subject matter and style. For more information on Methods & Materials in Ceramics, contact Barbara Chadwick at Chadwick.email@example.com or 704.922.6343 and for Basic Painting, contact Jason Story at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.922.6245.
Camp Discover for Middle School Children, June 17 – 20, 2013
Camp Discover is a 4-day summer camp for grades 5-8 and all middle school aged children. The camp is June 17-20, 2013, Monday -Thursday, 8:30 to 11:45 am on the Dallas Campus. This is a highly interactive camp that provides a wide range of activities that expose them to lots of possibilities for careers and also for college courses. Every activity is fun, hands-on, and interactive to keep the enthusiasm and interest high. The cost is $40.
Book A Speaker – Lincoln Campus Speaker’s Bureau
The Gaston College Speaker’s Bureau at the Lincoln Campus can provide valuable and relevant information to your organization in Lincoln County - civic, community, professional, school, church, business, or social group – free of charge.
Our speakers will share information on a variety of educational topics. Presentations can provide information for adults who may be thinking about returning to take college courses or continuing education courses; to recent high school graduates who are considering college; or to high school students wanting to receive free college tuition/credit while still in high school. The presentation can be tailored to your particular audience. If you are interested in scheduling a speaker at your location, please contact Gail Ford at 704-748-5207 or email at email@example.com.
WSGE 91.7 FM Beach, Rhythm and Blues Festival, August 24, 2013
The WSGE 91.7 FM Beach Rhythm and Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 2 to 8 p.m. on the Gaston College Dallas Campus, 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas. Enjoy beach, shag, blues, and old school music performed live by The Entertainers, The Tams and Big Joe & The Dynaflows, plus classic car show and food. For tickets, call 704.922.6552 or go to www.wsge.org.
Got a question? Take advantage of our on-line service "Ask GC". Receive quick answers to frequently asked questions. Visit www.gaston.edu/askgc for more information.
The Global Imprints Team and Student Government Association have partnered with Christian Hearts for Haiti, a school supplies mission to children. The two organizations collected 4 boxes of schools supplies to go to Haiti to give hope to the Haitian people, promote change in the lives of children and make a difference in their lives. Many thanks go to instructors Deborah Neuman and Dr. Mary Morton and SGA president Brittany Manning for their leadership and coordination with this project.
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