DCCC Adds International Flavor to Student-Sponsored Fall Fest Event with ‘Chinatown’ Theme
Oct. 15, 2013 – Davidson County Community College students experienced elements of a different culture while having a lot of fun during a “Chinatown” themed Fall Fest event held Thursday on the Davidson Campus. Fall Fest is one of the largest events sponsored annually by the college’s Student Government Association (SGA).
Lanterns, paper dragons and other symbols of Chinese culture decorated the campus courtyard.
SGA President Richard Akashambatwa noted that DCCC incorporates international education into its academic programs to broaden students’ knowledge of other cultures and countries, and student leadership has chosen to add a global flavor to many student activities as well.
“Chinatown is the theme because we’re cognizant that we’re not isolated here,” Akashambatwa said. “China has become a global player in many aspects, and one of the things we can do here is celebrate the diversity of culture.”
Fall Fest offers the opportunity for student clubs and organizations to raise funds for projects and activities. Several offered fortune cookies, fans and food items reflecting the Chinese theme. Activities included bungee jumping, sumo wrestling with inflatable suits and a photo booth.
*Editor’s Note: In the first photo are students from DCCC and Davidson Early College representing the Students Activists for Equality (SAFE) booth at the “Chinatown” themed Fall Fest. Pictured are Wren Flood, Alec Davis, Brooke Coggins, Cristina Hensley, Monica Matamoros, Karen Lambeth, Jesse Shaw and Casey Hilliard.
Pictured in the second photo is SGA President Richard Akashambatwa.
In the third photo is Davidson Early College student Randy Yam, who adds his original chalk drawing to the Acrylix Art Club booth.
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 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It 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.