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The Decree

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Morrow Wins SGA Election, Olsowski To Remain VP

By Katie Beeman, Decree Staff Writer

Isaiah MorrowIsaiah Morrow was elected as the 2014-2015 SGA president in late March, beating the former vice president in a close race.

Morrow got 121 votes to Sarah Olsowski’s 104 in one of the highest turnouts in recent years, according to SGA advisor Adia Cuthbertson.Sarah Olsowski

  A junior, Morrow is a member of the football team as well as a resident advisor.

“When I first found out I had won,” he said, “I was excited for what was to come and thankful for the opportunity that I’ve been given.”

As president, Morrow said one of his main objectives is to strengthen the college’s relationship with the city of Rocky Mount. He plans to create a personal and business relationship with city council members.

Another goal is to improve security. “I want to get it to the point where all students feel safe on campus,” said Morrow. Among his other plans, Morrow intends to improve the relationship between students and the new president, help enhance the food service offerings, raise SGA’s profile on campus “to give students more of a voice,” improve student entertainment programs, and revive school spirit by having students participate in more campus activities. Click here to continue reading.

Wesleyan Student Athletes of the Year

Paige Pritchett (softball) and Allen-Michael Wilson (golf) were named Wesleyan Student-Athletes of the Year for 2013-14. The two seniors are seen here with Professor Carl Lewis, the faculty NCAA rep. 

Campus Green Opens

Southern Bank Green

By Katie Beeman, Decree Staff Writer

Wesleyan students have been flocking to the new Southern Bank Green. Over the summer, the college underwent three renovations that cost around $3.5 million. These include adding the green space, improving the Hartness Center, and renovating Edgecombe Resident Hall.

The three projects were completed on time and on budget, according to President James Gray. “The reason behind all of the new renovations is to enhance the current student experience and compete with other colleges,” he said.

The Southern Bank Green was added in place of the parking lot in back of Braswell. The project cost $250,000 with $100,000 donated by Southern Bank. The new red-brickand-concrete area includes four picnicstyle tables with umbrellas, five round tables with umbrellas, nine chairs, six benches, seven lounge chairs, and two trash cans with recycling. Five plant holders feature red Begonias and white impatiens, and trees have been planted around the space. At night the area is illuminated by antique light posts. Click here to continue reading.

College Launches Pep Band

Fans may see a pep band at NC Wesleyan hoops games as soon as this season. The college has hired Tony Sawyer, an accomplished musician and band director, to form a pep band and, sometime in the future, a marching band to entertain at the school’s football games and other events.

Sawyer, a percussionist with a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, came to Wesleyan after 10 years as director of bands at Elon University. In previous positions, he led bands at State University of West Georgia and taught percussion at Clayton State University in Georgia. He has performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and the Rialto Symphony Orchestra, among other ensembles. Click here to continue reading.