The Lumberjack Issue 6, 27 February 1989, p. 1

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INSIDE: page 2 Senate Controversy ACC in Brief a va ge Alpena Entertainment page 3 page 4 Opinions page 5 page 6 Career Planning page 7 page 8 Sports Y “4 Pictured here is 1989 ACC Homecoming Queen, Laura Saturday, February 4 by ACC She then reigned over the Homecoming Dance which was held at the Holiday Inn. See page 2 for more details. Crosby and her husband Terry. Crosby was crowned queen at the East Campus Gym on President Don Newport. Adult Learners In The ACC students fresh out of high school no doubt have noticed that many of their classmates are just a bit--well, older. If you're one who's made this observation, you are entirely correct. In fact, over half of ACC's fulltime students are older than age twenty-one. This distinction carries with it the most honorable title: "adult learners". According to a analysis of Fall 1988 semester statistics, recently completed by Assistant Dean of Students Max Lindsey, forty-six percent of fulltime students last semester were from sixteen to twenty-one years of age. The second largest age group was twenty-five to twenty-nine, at fifteen percent. After age thirty-four, the percentages fall to single digits, with only one percent of the full time student population age fifty or older. Lindsey said " the average age of new students keeps creeping up a little bit" as years go by. Currently, the average age of incoming freshmen is twenty-six. The average age of part-time students is twenty-eight. Just as ages of students in a classroom may differ greatly, so may the educational goals of full and part-time students. According to Lindsey, twenty to twenty-five percent of fulltime students transfer following graduation from. ACC, and continue to at least a four-year degree. A part-time student may have his or her academic sights set quite differently: Over the last five or six years, Lindsey explained, many Lumberjack® 1989 Spirits Soar at Homecoming Homecoming was held on Saturday, February 4, Activities included Women's and Men's Homecoming basketball games, as well as a Homecoming Dance enitiled "One Night in Bangkok." The basketball games were a rousing success, with the Ladyjacks, after a tension-filled game, coming out on top of Henry Ford Community College with a 71-63 victory. High scorers for the Ladyjacks were; Sherry Hyvarinen with 18 Tab nanan Morgan with 15, and Daniel Bridges with 12. The top scorer for the Henry Ford Hawks was Spencer Williams with 20 points. During halftime of the Men's game, ACC's 1988-89 Homecoming Court was presented and the results of the Homecoming Queen election presented. Laura Crosby was elected as ACC's 1988-89 Homecoming Queen. After the men's victory, the stage was set for the points, Janelle Couture with 10, and Kris Thursten with 9 points. For Henry Ford, high scorers were Lori Cubr with 21 points and Rose O'Bey with 16. The Lumberjacks, fired up by the Ladyjacks win, pounded to a 89-73 victory over Henry Ford. High scorers for ACC were Darnell Johnson with 21 points, Duane Smiley with 16, Darrin Majority At people have come to ACC to update or brush up job skills. For these students, one or two courses in computer science or data processing was all that was desired. Availability of classes at night also makes attaining a two-year degree possible especially for students who hold fulltime jobs during the day. Others study for jobs requiring a certificate that may take a year or less of schooling to earn, such as the one-semester Corrections Officer program begun this semester; forty students are currently studying for this certification. Whatever the educational goals of individual students may by, it's clear those goals are as varied as the ages of students here at ACC. This wide age span provides for mn The dance” was held at the Holiday Inn Holidome from 9:30 till Midnight. The dance seemed to be a great success, with great music provided by The Digital Connection, good food, and lots of bodies in attendance. Numerous staff and faculty personalities also made appearances, most notably, the President of ACC, Dr. Donald Newport and his lovely wife. I ACC unique opportunities and experiences. Some younger students may find it more challenging to get a high grade in a class with “adult learners”, as they may find to their surprise that the person setting the class curve is about the same age as the younger student's mom or dad. "Adult learners", on the other hand, have been known to feel years younger in the company of younger students, as youthful energy and idealism come through in class and group discussions, along with course-related ideas. The age span in a single classroom thus affords students the unique and exciting opportunity to learn far more than textbook material. By Gayle Ayers would like to note, also, that Dr. Newport has, strangely enough, managed to turn up at every student function so far this year (nice job, Dr. Newport!). Also in attendance were numerous guests of the Holiday Inn, as well as the Henry Ford Community College basketball teams. The festivities didn't end at midnight, however, this reporter has heard disturbing reports of parties in several rooms at the Holiday Inn lasting until 6:30 a.m, TSK TSK TSK!!!!!! You — ought to be ashamed of yourselves (you know who you are, Dahlings!!!). Overall, Homecoming was an enjoyable event made even more so by the fact that the basketball teams were able to bring to us convincing wins and more than a little pride in our school and teams. by Nick Barraco. Crowd Gathers At Alpena Mall The Alpena mall was transformed into a deluxe showcase of ACC offerings on Saturday February 11. The day was designed to exhibit the various programs offered by ACC to the public. The display booths were manned with students and faculty from 11lam-4pm. The mall bursted with crowds the entire day. The crowds browsed the exhibits with eyes of wonder and amazement. A number of ACC administration were spoted browsing the exhibits among the crowds. From the expressions seen on their faces one could gather that they were just as amazed with the exhibits and efforts of the students (continued on page 3)

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