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The Warhawk Weekly – Profiles on Warhawks Ambasadors, Students for Life and the Writing Resource Center in this week’s issue!

March 14, 2019

Calhoun Community College Warhawk Student Ambassadors: Who They Are and What They Do

Carly Brady, Contributing Writer

2018-19 Warhawk Student Ambassadors

The Warhawk Student Ambassadors are Calhoun’s official hosts and hostesses. The Ambassadors serve the school and the community by giving campus tours, hosting school events, facilitating high school college programs, and assisting other clubs and organizations.

The Ambassadors work weekly office hours at a Welcome Desk on both campuses. The Welcome Desks are located in the MSA building on Decatur campus and in the Sparkman building on Huntsville campus.

The Ambassadors meet weekly  as a group to discuss upcoming activities and events. The Ambassadors recently hosted their 4th Annual Winter Drive on the Decatur and Huntsville campuses. They collected over 300 winter items, such as blankets, jackets, scarves, and gloves to donate to the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH) in November. The Winter Drive is the Ambassadors’ most significant community outreach initiative for the fall. semester.

For the spring service project, the Ambassadors will be participating in the MS Walk at Campus 805 on April 27. Reference the Warhawk Ambassadors’ social media platforms listed below for more information about the MS Walk.

The Warhawk Student Ambassadors delivered winter gear to NACH on November 7, 2018. L to R: Mallory Kendall, Savannah Drake, Joyvonna Perr, Claudia Brown, Mackenzie Ervin, Sam Shaw, Jon Kiep, Jared Henry

To become a Warhawk Student Ambassador, a student must be a first or second-year student, enrolled full-time (12 semester hours), and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Prospective Warhawks must complete an application and participate in a tryout and interview process. Students selected for the program receive a partial scholarship equivalent to a 6 semester hour class during fall and spring semesters. To remain eligible for the scholarship, students must attend weekly meetings, complete service hours, and participate in mandatory events.

Joining the Warhawk Student Ambassadors is a great way to meet new people, make connections, and build leadership skills. For more information about the CCC Warhawk Ambassadors, refer to the Warhawk Ambassador page on the Calhoun website or contact Sherika Attipoe at sherika.attipoe@calhoun.edu or 256-306-2560.

Ambassador Social Media:  Instagram @cccambassadors  |  Facebook “Calhoun Warhawk Ambassadors”  | Twitter @calhounwarhawks


Defending Life: National Students for Life Organization Comes to Calhoun

Chloe McAlpin, Deputy Editor

The Students for Life group at Calhoun Community College is dedicated to uniting Pro-Life students and abolishing abortion. Meeting twice a month on the Decatur campus and twice a month on the Huntsville campus, this group teaches students how to effectively defend their beliefs and explain their pro-life views in 21st Century America.  During meetings students also plan service projects, on-campus drives, and activities for upcoming weeks that promote and support a pro-life message, not just in words but in actions.

Most recently, Calhoun’s Students for Life conducted the Diaper Roundup, collecting over 3,370 diapers, along with baby wipes and clothing to donate to the Athens Alabama Women’s Resource Center, the Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center, and the Save a Life Resource Center in Decatur.

Calhoun’s newly formed group is a chapter of Students for Life of America, the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping pro-life students of all ages, an organization that has been defending the lives of the unborn for many years.

 

Students for Life of America has over one-thousand groups in middle schools, high schools, colleges, law schools, and med schools throughout the nation that educate young people about the violence of abortion and transform campuses into places that support pregnant and parenting students.

Additional information about Students for Life of America can be found at studentsforlife.org Students interested in Calhoun’s Students for Life group should contact Dr. James Payne at james.payne@calhoun.edu.


Essays, Essays, and More Essays?!?

Kenneth Purinton, Contributing writer

Do you need help with your essays or literary analysis? On both campuses, the Writing Resource Center (WRC) gives students the opportunity to succeed by helping individuals understand assignment requirements, planning, developing ideas, writing clear sentences as well as finding resources.

The WRC does not require appointments. If you do decide to come in, you are asked to sign in using your C number. Normally only one staff member is on duty at a time, which means you may have a short wait, but staff do their best to assist all students in a timely manner.

Also, students are welcome to use computers and can print at a cost of $0.10 a page but will need to buy a print card, available for purchase there, in the Library, or in STAR institute.

The WRC is easy to find on either campus. In Huntsville, the WRC is in the Sparkman Building, room 133A. On the Decatur campus, the WRC is in Harris Hall, room 346.

Hours vary from semester to semester. Below are the Spring 2019 hours for both centers.

 

The Huntsville WRC is open earlier but is staffed the following hours:

  • Phone: (256) 890-4769
  • Monday: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm

The Decatur WRC is staffed the following hours:

  • Phone: (256) 306-2511
  • Monday:       8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday:       8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday:     8:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 8 pm

 

If you have any further questions, feel free to email the coordinator of the Huntsville Writing Resource Center or the Director of the writing labs.

Mr. Jordan Taylor (Coordinator)
jordan.taylor@calhoun.edu
256.890.4769

Dr. Thalia Love (Director)
thalia.love@calhoun.edu
256.306.2849