As part of a continuous effort to raise awareness in the state legislature of community college needs, the four students-Garry Davis, Mary Locklear, Mary Jordan, and Terry Nance-instructors Kenneth Oxendine and Victor Singletary, BCC President Dr. Darrell Page, BCC Foundation Director Robert Turner, and instructor Ann Russell focused attention on the role of community colleges in North Carolina's economy.
Senator R. C. Soles introduced the BCC group to the Senate, and the group was recognized by Lieutenant Governor Beverly Purdue.
The programs for the display boards were written by the programmable logic controllers, and the programs controlled the sequencing of lights on the displays. The on-and-off sequencing and flashing presented the message "Community Colleges Light Up N.C.'s Economy."
Encompassing approximately six weeks of class work, the students were instructed by David Humphries, Kenneth Oxendine, and Victor Singletary.
The BCC technology exhibit was part of an on-going Legislative Awareness sponsored by the North Carolina Community College Faculty Association, of which Ann Russell is a member and an officer.
Local sponsors of the technology project are Bladen Builders Supply, Bladen Hardware, Southeast Infrared, and Houston's.