HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 12-15-1999



















FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WORLD WAR II MEMORIES CLASS TO BE HELD AT HCC.



World War II. Everyone knows someone who fought in it or has heard stories, read books or seen movies about that trying time. Many World War II survivors and veterans who are valuable historical resources of that time are getting older. They will one day be gone. Haywood Community College instructor Doug Maynard will teach a class during Spring semester designed to help preserve some of their valuable memories of that time. The class, "Before We Regret It: Preserving the Human Record of World War II", will meet on Tuesday nights from 6-8:50 p.m.



As part of the course work, students will conduct taped interviews with local World War II veterans. According to Maynard, "This is a way that to preserve World War II events from first-hand perspectives—the memories of the veterans themselves. If we don’t record it now, we are going to one day regret it."



The first ten weeks of class students will gain valuable background information about key events of World War II. They will also be taught basic interview techniques and will compile a list of questions to be asked of each profiled veteran. The remainder of the class will be spent selecting and interviewing World War II veterans. The videotaped interviews will be given to HCC’s Learning Resource Center. The interviews will be available for HCC students and the public to view.



In addition Maynard said, "With this class, we hope to honor all World War II veterans for the sacrifices they made." If you are a World War II veteran and would like to share your story, please contact Maynard at 828-648-5500 or call HCC at 627-4570.



Spring Registration is Thursday, January 6, 2000, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. For additional information, please contact Student Services at 828-627-4500.