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Chesapeake Dedicates New Center
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
WYE MILLS Students and guests enjoyed an all-day party Tuesday to celebrate the reopening of the renovated Caroline College Center at Chesapeake College.
The extensive renovation project was completed a month ago and the building was open for the first day of classes on August 28. Tuesday´s event, however, provided many visitors with a chance to see the center for the first time.
The celebration kicked off in the morning with comments by President Stuart Bounds and tours of the new facility. Guests included officials from the five-county service area and state officials.
The event featured live music by dance band D´Vibe & Conga and Chesapeake Idol winner Jeffrey Dow. In addition, Eileen Torres gave a lecture about salsa dancing and then provided free dance lessons. Sodexho Food Services presented a free food tasting throughout the day.
Students were heavily involved planning the event, according to Director of Student Life Amy Childs.
"This center was designed for the students and I think the student body has developed a real feeling of ownership in a short period of time," Childs said. "The students are very proud of this facility and the Student Government Association viewed this as an opportunity to present their student center to the public."
College clubs and student organizations used the event to recruit new members. Organizations like Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the Chesapeake Disc Golf Club set up tables to provide information to interested students.
The festivities were scheduled to continue into the early evening with an air hockey tournament at 4 p.m. and concert at 5 p.m.
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