DCCC’s Spring Fling Brings Back Memories of the 1970s

Student Angela Handy riding mechanical bull

April 9, 2015 – Davidson County Community College students stepped back to the 1970s era of bellbottoms, flower children and peace signs during the annual Spring Fling celebration sponsored by the college’s Student Government Association held Wednesday on the Davidson Campus.

Cosmetology Students with Floral head wreaths

“We always try to do something new for Spring Fling and thought dressing up for the ‘70s would be fun,” says SGA President Yesika Zelaya. “We hold these events for students to show that DCCC is more than just classrooms – it’s a community.”

Students, faculty and staff participated in activities such as guessing ‘70s television theme songs, bouncing through the inflatable Ironman obstacle course, riding the self-propelled G-Force Twin Spin and mechanical bull, and on a more serious note, talking with representatives of four-year colleges concerning transfer options. 

"I love Spring Fling. It gets more exciting every year,” says student Angela Handy. "The best part about the event is the mechanical bull. I love that bull!"

The Total Image Cosmetic Arts Club was one of the many student clubs and organizations raising funds for projects and activities through sales of food and other items. The esthetics and cosmetology students contributed to the theme by selling floral head wreaths and bracelets that reflected the flower power culture of the decade.

Inflatable Iron Man

“We made everything,” says esthetics student and club member Jennifer Fowler. “Our instructors, who grew up in the 1970s, gave us the idea. We were selling them this morning before Spring Fling had actually started.”

The Student Government Association sponsors numerous events each year to encourage campus involvement, promote leadership development and assist in the development of student clubs and organizations.

*Editor’s note: In the first photo, DCCC student Angela Handy rides the mechanical bull during Spring Fling activities at the college. In the second photo, DCCC cosmetic arts students (from left) Hannah Cain, Brittany Connor, Jennifer Fowler, Allison Fox, Summer Whitaker and Michelle Absher sport the floral head wreaths they made to sell as part of the 1970s theme. In the third photo, the Ironman inflatable obstacle course was fun for both participants and young observers. 

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.