President Reagan Telephones Garvey;To Commend NevvlCareer Institute
Carta AndersonMERCIAD Assistant EditorRonald Reagan, president ofthe United States, telephonedDr. William P. Garvey, Mer-cyhurst president, on Thurs-day, April
-Reagan called to commendDr. Garvey on the college'sMercyhurst
Career Institute(MCI) which offers a
to unemployment and jobretraining.
school offers afull year of
for free onsuch a unique and
scale,*'said Garvey,The MCI program began
18 and offers certificatetraining in six occupational
Forty-three people arecurrently
and morepeople will begin classes thissummer, according to Dr.Garvey. The center will retrain200 unemployed people fornew careers in the next year.Reagan said the programjustified
hopes that theAmerican
would takethe challenge to retrainthemselves," said Garvey.
said it vindicated hisbelief that the American peo-ple
enough topull themselves through
time of high unemployment,"Garvey recalled.Reagan called the collegethree
fore he reachedDr. Garvey. The first time hecalled, Dr. Garvey wasn't inthe office. The second time,Dr. Garvey
part ofthe baseball game at
I was told that thePresident was trying to reach
I thought it was a joke,"said Dr. Garvey.
was quitea surprise to me."
said, "As soonas I heard that voice, I knew itwas
President." Dr.Garvey feels J that Reagan is"warm and vibrant." "Iunderstand now why he is call-ed the great communicator. Itis his greatest asset," addedGarvey.
Merciad Editors Selected
la Anderson, a junior atMercyhurst has been selected toserve
Merciad forthe 1983-84 academic year.Anderson, a
native, isa Communications major with aconcentration in journalism andpublic relations.
This year Anderson served asAssistant Editor for The Merciad.She is a' Dean's List
has served as the Director ofPublic Relations for
viewSchool District during herinternship.The selection committee con-sisted of Richard Garcia, Merciadadvisor; E.William-Kennedy,director of student services; DavidPalmer, academic dean; DonnaPeterson, Merciad
ment director and Dave Robin-son, MSG president.
have no doubts that TheMerciad will be in very capable
surelybe a success at providing Mer-cyhurst with a publication that isnewsworthy, entertaining and in-formative," said Peterson.Anderson explained her expec-tations for next
want tomaintain the first class status ofthe newspaper and make sure TheMerciad remains a newsworthypublication
Mercyhurstcommunity.""Carla has proven her abilitiesas assistant editor this year andhas the qualities and trainingessential to step into the editor's
said Garcia."We have every reason to ex-pect her to lead
with profes-sionalism next year," addedGarcia."I am very anxious to get
work on The Merciad. I have agreat staff and a solid editorialboard to work with," said Ander-son. "I can't wait to get started!"she added.Martha Camp, a junior at Mer-cyhurst College, has been selectedas Assistant Editor for The Mer-ciad for the 1983-84 academic
The selection committee con-sisted of Carla Anderson, 1983-84Merciad editor; Richard J. Gar-cia, Merciad advisor; E. WilliamKennedy, director of student
David D. Palmer,
dean; Donna Peterson, Merciadeditor; Richard Ragan, com-munications department
and Dave Robinson,
Student Government (MSG)president.
This year Camp served asFeature
for The Merciad.
is an Oil City native,
juniorCommunications-Print major.The recipient of a PresidentialLeadership ^Scholarship, Camphas been
journalism in-ternship at
he Lake Shore Visitorin Erie since September.The responsibilities of
Assistant Editor are to assist theEditor of the newspaper in anyareas needed, input in editorialpositions,
act as editor whennecessary to write, edit, and do
"Martha is very qualified forthe position. She is a dedicatedworker and has outstanding jour-nalistic skills," said Anderson."She is truly an asset to The Mer-ciad," she added.
According to Camp, she wentout for the position of AssistantEditor because it would
a goodexperience, and she enjoys work-ing on The Merciad. "I'm reallylooking forward to working withthe
We have a lotof talented people and hardworkers.
1 hope we
first class paper," she added.On
the Campus Center, comedian David Brenner entertains asellout
crowd on Saturday night.
Cordes Resigns AsDirector.
Garry Cordes, former directorof the Criminal Justice depart-ment, resigned late last week for"personal reasons," according toAcademic Dean Dr. DavidPalmer.
The resignation, which becameeffective Monday, May 2 at 9:00a.m., was prompted by the healthof Cordes* wife, Palmer said.With
three weeks left inthe term, Dr. Palmer said that he
direct the department, work-
closely with the other CriminalJustice faculty
than appoint an interim depart-ment director. During the sum-mer, a department head will
named, Palmer said.Cordes was teaching only oneclass this term, which will now betaught by John Nee, along withtwo internships, which will betaken over by Ray
or PeterBenekos, of the Criminal Justicefaculty.
as head of thebaseball team
be assumed therest of
season by Fred Conger,first assistant football coach andPhysical Education Instructor.Palmer doesn't see this disrup-tion
any negative effectson the students, especially as Cor-des already had much of his classmaterial prepared."I think the transition will bequite smooth," Palmer said.
There should be "very little in-terruption in academics," Palmeradded.
Incumbent editor Donna Peter-son said, "The Assistant Editorposition
in theorganization of
pro-viding support, high technicalcompetency, and managerial
all of thesequalities and
is an exceptionallytalented -journalist. Her profes-sional attitude, experience; andmaturity make her a natural for
Assistant Editor's job,"