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Financial aid department attacked Letter to Editor and Student Views See page 2 Basketball season to begin on Fri Photograph and preview See page 7 Don Johnson is troubled in 'Paradise' Movie review and photo explain See page 5 (Tol i) Ik vXwvw t' M'& imes volume 20 issue U 6november 1991 ufah valley community coHogo McGuirt crowned UVCC crowned Kelly McGuirt, a 2 1-year-old student from Tampa, Florida, Miss UVCC at a ceremony October 17. McGuirt, daughter of Jim and Patti McGuirt, competed with six other contestants for the title. Contestants were judged on talent, interview, swimsuit and evening gown. The winner of the Miss UVCC pageant will go on to compete in the Miss Utah pageant in June 1992. "I entered that pageant because I felt it would be a fun way to get involved in student government and get to know other students," said McGuirt. "I also entered in hopes of receiving a scholarship." McGuirt sang "Home" from 'The Wiz" during the talent portion of the pageant. She has received voice training for the past six years. In addition to singing, McGuirt has studied classical piano for 13 years. ( McGuirt McGuirt loves sports; basketball, volleyball, and soft-ball are her favorites. Her family participates with the "Wildlife Rescue of Endangered Species." McGuirt enjoys doing volunteer work and is very involved with the March of Dimes. McGuirt, a sophomore at UVCC, will graduate this spring with her associates degree in general education and plans to attend the University of Florida to study physical therapy. Miss UVCC represents the college in various local and state-wide events. "It will be a wonderful experience to represent UVCC and promote the college itself," said McGuirt. "I am looking forward to the coming year." Charlotte Carr, 18, from Orem was named first runner-up to McGuirt. Blind TA gives students vision While some of us struggle to understand the basics of computers, Sam Bushman has given many the vision to begin understanding computers from microchips to hard disks. Bushman is legally blind, and works as a computer teaching assistant and lab instructor at UVCC. In addition to answering a battery of questions, Bushman uses a voice synthesizer, which speaks what is on the computer screen, to help students and faculty with computer and diskprob-lems. y ....: . ' - j: ..... " i Bushman Another remarkable fact about Bushman's knowledge is that he is self-taught. "I learned about computers studying on my own," said Bushman. "By talking into and working on my computer at home, I am able to practice my skills." Whenever Bushman is in the lab he is constantly asking if anyone needs help. "I always tell people they need to tell me if they need help. "Some students may have their hand raised and see me sitting in the booth. Finally after some time, they come to me wondering why I would ignore them." Jeff Cold, computer lab manager, found Bushman had the knowledge that fit the job criterion, so he hired him. "I treat him like everyone else," said Cold, "At the end of our telephone conversation, Sam told me he was blind. I asked him if it would affect his See VISION, page 4 Grandchildren prompt scholarship UVCC has received a home in Upland, CA. worth 5300,000. The money received after the UVCC Foundation sells the home will be awarded as scholarship money to 100 students annually. Firle and LaVean Wilkins donated the home. They became interested in UVCC when they heard the startling news that very few if any scholarships were awarded to single mothers needing an education in order to support their families. 'Three of our grandchildren have gone to UVCC and all have praised the college highly," said Wilkins. "We feel proud to help aleviate the burden of granting students an opportunity to earn a better education."UVCC President Kerry Romesburg said, "More and more, UVCC isbeing recognized as an extremely important partner with the community. Mr. and Mrs Wilkins' generous gift will help ensure the continuation of this partnership and will provide access to higher education for hundreds of Utah County students in the future." Wilkins is a self-made multi-millionaire in the diesel equipment business. During the 1960's Wilkins invented a fog light for trucks, beginning his successful career. The Wilkins are ballroom dancers and moved to St. George, Utah to be a part of a ballroom dance organization. They also enjoy traveling around the country in their mobile home. Dave W. Reeves, a certified licensed underwriter for Beneficial Life Insurance Company and a member of the UVCC Foundation Board, said, 'The Wilkins' are a great example to other businesses and professionals. If every single business owner in Utah Valley gave 51,000 every year for 10 years to the UVCC endowment fund, the College could bless the lives of countless generationsof ind ividuals in Utah County." Halloween bloodshed Brent Steveni The College Time 150 UNITS SACRIFICED "There has been a scarcity of blood because not as many people have been donating lately. They have even had to cancel some surgeries," said student government neatlh representative and blood drive organizer Adam Taylor. UVCC student Siddhartha Herdegen (left), assisted by UVRMC nurse Carol Clark, donates a unit of blood (approx. one pint) to help aleviate the shortage. The Intermountian Health Care unit of UVRMC provided the professionalsfor drawing blood and UVCC's ClubMed offered volunteers to evalute donor eligiblity. Over the two day drive, Oct 29 and 30, 150 units were collected, according to Taylor. UVCC math major started at 1 2 David Nielson Staff Writer A senior at Mountain View High School, Emma Rode is also nearing graduation from UVCC. Rode has been attending college at UVCC since she was 12. Rode Her first class wasbeginning Algebra. Which was the cause of her most memorable experience at the school: the first time she had failed a math test. She is going to graduate as a Math major. She currently maintains a 3.85 GPA, and attends both high school and college, as well as lettering in soccer, basketball, and track. Following graduation from UVCC, she plans to attend a university, which will most likely be BYU. Her major will continue to be math, she plans to become a teacher. She is the second of seven children. Her father, Hugh Rode, teaches in the business legal assisting departments at UVCC. When asked if her excelreated studies have made it difficult for her socially, Rode replied, "I am also busy with sports, so it has not been difficult at all." 'The only part that has been hard is that it has made high school classes boring." She feels that it has been a good idea to participate in the concurrent enrollment program, and would recommend it to others.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1991-11-06|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||College Times, 1991-11-06|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|