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(H lies; V-Day is outstanding success Students, faculty and Basketball season underway Men and Women's teams kick off 92 season staff set record volume 21 issue 10 1 november 1992 utah valtey community college ' I " Photo by Thomas Lland Eptlng 1177) CoHega Tlmt Students, faculty and staff build record 'V Over 1 , 1 Ot) students participated in V-Day activities to show support for UVCC's four-year endeavor. See story page 1 1. American Air Academy provides aviation scholarships for three students at UVCC Scholarships provided by American Air Academy of Salt Lake City, were recently awarded to three aviation science students at Utah Valley Community College.Darryn Lassen, a junior from Provo, Gilles Cognard, a sophomore from Paris, France and Collin Bell, a junior from Payson, were awarded the $250 scholarships. All three scholarships were presented to thestudentsby Kerry D. Romes-burg, president of UVCC. Two of the scholarships were named after the late Veonne Howlett, who initiated the aviation program at UVCC and was the dean of general studies. The third scholarship was named after Rick Nye, president of Kitco in Springville. Nye volunteers much of his time to serve on the aviation advisory committee. The scholarships will be used as credit toward the student's flight accounts, and will pay for approximately seven hours of flight time for each student. Larry Wright, president of American Air Academy in Salt Lake, said he provided the scholarships because he is very impressed with UVCC'saviationpro-gram and the people involved. "We provide the scholarships to help enhance the program and givestu-dentsan extra incentive to do well," Wright said. All threestudentsawarded the scholarships are taking advanced classes in the program and are plan ning on becoming commercial pilots.To apply for the scholarships, students had to submit their college transcripts, write a 500-word essay on their goals, aspirations and how they feel they can contribute to the aviation field and a 200-word essay on their financial need for the scholarships. 'These scholarships will really benefit the students because the program is very expensive," said Dr. Ron Smart, d irector of the aviation program. Collin Bell said he applied for the scholarship to help cut the expense of the program. "It will be really nice to enjoy the free flight time and not think about ho w much it is costing," Bell said. UVCC wins the four-year battle with three proposed degrees David J. Madden Editor in Chief UVCC will not become UVC, but will offer three four-year degrees under a new proposal from Educational Commissioner Rolf Kerr that was approved by the Sta te Board of Regents yesterday. The proposal was introduced and discussed at a special session of the Utah Board of Regents, held here at UVCC, to vote on the four-year issue. The plan that was approved with a 13-2 vote by the Regents is a trimmed down version of UVCC's proposal, which called for seven degrees and a name change. Under Kerr's proposal UVCC will offer baccalaureate degrees in Business Management, Computer Science and Technology Management. The plan would be run on a three year trial basis, followed by a thorough assessment. The plan also called for the strengthening of University Centers state wide, and an indepen-. dent funding package for the UVCC expansion. Despite the nearly unanimous vote, the proposal was not free from criticism and debate. Several Regents expressed concern for a plan that was untested. Regent Ian Cummings expressed the greatest amount of criticism of the plan, saying that trying to combine a community college and four-year programs at the same institution was a great mistake. He also made reference to the need in other areas in the state. Cummings and other Regents warned that it was impossible for UVCC to maintain its level of excellence on the community college level, under the new proposal. They quoted the reports of outside analysts who stated that this type of experimentation always produces mediocre learninginstitutions. UVCC President, Kerry Romes-burg argued, " It can work, and I am absolutely dedicated to preserving the community college aspects of this institution." Regentand Governor-elect Mike Leavitt pointed out that tradition dominates higher education and that it's time to try something new. "The challenge is to undertake innovation. This is clearly in our best interests, and I support this proposition." Many Regents, including Romesburg, did criticize the proposal that UVCC not undergo a name change. They expressed concern to the validity of a degree coming from a community college. Regent Paul Rogers stated, "How do you see making these degrees marketable without a comprehensive name change." Kerr no ted that this proposal was not a compromise. "I was trying to decide what the best long term solution would be for the state. Let's not conclude that it can't be done. I think it's worth a try." Utah County Legislator, Norm Nielson, commented following the meeting that all of the Utah County Legislators were in support of the proposal and would do all they could to secure a separate funding package for the UVCC expansion. "I think that it makes good sense, and it has balance to it. I am surprised, that there is a handful of Regents that are more interested in protecting turf than meeting the challenges of higher education." Romesburg, who earlier stated that he would like the opportunity for more degrees, stated that he felt that it was an appropriate action, " It gives us a chance to really prove what we can do, and I'm not worried about our success. I think we can demonstrate that we can do what we said." The Board of Regents will discuss funding for the plan at their December meeting. & v -;suarHOMiciDk crack l SMOKING KILLS MORE AMERICANS '$ i -it t x m k t my I I T at 1"T T"T I A Tl bALn 1 1 AK 1 nAJN ALCUtlUL, LVK f&H ACCIDENTS. AIDS. SUICIDE. HOMICIDE '. "" -- ? nts i r k itt -lAn k TV TP rf MTT TTTN I jy i-; i ka k an ii a i mk mj 4.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1992-11-11|
|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, 1992-11-11|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|