Last updated on April 9, 2018
By Presley Green
The Student Government Association at Volunteer State Community College will be burying a time capsule April 18, in the grassy area between the Wallace Building and Thigpen Library. Everyone is invited.
The event will take place from noon until 3 p.m. There will be food, music and games. A table will be set up for current students to write letters to future students to place in the time capsule.
“SGA is asked to do a Legacy Project each year, and this year’s group decided a time capsule would be a good idea to show comradely amount the student body as well as faculty and staff. Everyone can be involved in Time Capsule event,” wrote Tabitha Sherrell, coordinator of student activities, .
“It’s important because it brings a sense of community through the decades at Vol State. We wanted to do a big event so that everyone can celebrate the end of the school year as well as bury the time capsule,” wrote Caitlyn Ellis, SGA president. “We want everyone to have a good time and enjoy the day. We have worked really hard to get this event put together and we hope everyone can take a bit of time and come enjoy it with us!”
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit items for the time capsule that will be unearthed in 2036 on Vol State’s 65th anniversary.
“Everyone has until April 18, the day of the event, to submit something to the capsule. If they cannot be at the event, then they would need to submit items to the SGA office located in Wood 213,” wrote Sherrell.
SGA has asked each club and academic division to submit something for the capsule. The Veteran’s Club is submitting a patch of their logo. The National Society of Leadership and Success and the Returning Students Organization will be hosting a photo booth at the event and saving the images on a flash drive to preserve in the time capsule. Students are welcomed and encouraged to submit items to enclose the capsule.
“Most of the items being put in will reflect how Vol State has evolved in the passed few years. One of my favorite things being put in is a flash drive that contains videos of students and faculty being asked the question ‘What has been the most memorable thing about the past academic year?’ We got some really great answers,” wrote Ellis.
“The goal is to have a campus wide array for items to be placed in the capsule,” said Tabitha Sherrell.