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NewsThursday, October 25, 2012
The time capsule is a 2' x 2' x 2' hermetically-sealed cube containing symbolic items ranging from graduation programs and College publications to presidential election bumper stickers and a People magazine. It was buried by President Ronnie Booth, third from left, and student government leaders during a ceremony outside the Student Center on the Pendleton Campus. The capsule will be unsealed in the year 2062. Pictured with Dr. Booth are from left, Joe Hyde, Student Government Association (SGA) ambassador; Jessica Blackwell, SGA secretary; Bobby Roach, SGA recruiter; and Donald Joslyn, SGA president.
Student Leaders, President Bury Time Capsule in Celebration of 50th Anniversary
CONTACT: CROSLENA JOHNSON, 646-1568
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/24/2012
(By Lisa Garrett)
PENDLETON --- In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Tri-County Technical College buried a time capsule filled with items that will give future students and administrators a glimpse of the College and its important events in 2012.
The time capsule is a 2' x 2' x 2' hermetically sealed cube containing symbolic items ranging from graduation programs and College publications to presidential election bumper stickers and People magazine. It was buried by President Ronnie Booth and student leaders October 24 during a ceremony outside the Student Center on the Pendleton Campus. The capsule will be unsealed in the year 2062 on the occasion of the College's 100th anniversary.
"Tri-County Technical College students in 2062 will have special insight into what the College was like in 2012, thanks to this time capsule," said Croslena Johnson, coordinator of student life and counseling services. "This was a student-led event," said Johnson, acknowledging that the Student Government Association took the leadership of this project. "All students, clubs and organizations, divisions/departments, and alumni were invited to submit items for consideration."
"They included individual items that reflect our College and the culture of our time," added Johnson.
Student Government Association (SGA) President Donald Joslyn, who participated in the ceremony, said the time capsule will give students in 2062 a "blast from the past. However, what I have found over time is the things that really matter don't really change and are timeless. Of course, it's fun to see how hairstyles and clothing are different, how technology has changed with the invention of the cell phone and the Internet, but it's the relationships with people and the good feelings created through shared experiences that we carry forward with us to create a better world. Dignity, kindness, and respect are timeless qualities."
The Criminal Justice major added, "It is my hope that in another 50 years the things in this capsule will be great fun to look at and wonder about, but it will be the people that follow us and the relationships they share that are our true legacy."