Friday, March 20, 2009

A sad day....

And the lowered head of this flower caught the emotion. Sad day? Yes, it was a day of cutbacks at the college. We have lost 8 teachers and 5 programs due to budget cuts: Collision repair, Digital Imaging, Theater, RHVAC and Photography. People I know. Some programs may come back when budgets allow, but photography will not.

6 comments:

Firefly said...

Wow, that is shocking. Strange that they cut photography.

Perry said...

We are a small school and the main photo faculty retired last year. Path of least resistance and no current layoff impact. Just sad.

bluekat said...

Hi Perry,
Just found your blog via Valley Viewfinder. I heard about photography being cut, though I hadn't heard about the other cuts. I sure hate to see these programs dropped. Photography and digital imaging hit close to home for me. I went through the design program a few years back, and took a few art classes. Always look forward to the day I could go back for more art/photography. Really sad to hear about this.

Troy Shorter said...

On a brighter non-sradonic note, the pkicture it's self is beautiful perry. Love the way you've caught you emotion in this picture, makes a fantastic photograph (:

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear that, it is so scary out there right now, I now only work 3 days a week, it's weird being part time, I wish I worked full time, but clients are dropping back on personals as well. Good luck, I hope you are spared from any budget cuts.

Grace said...

Hello, I have not read where you are from. While reading this post, I thought I'd tell you that my childhood friend has told me of School Budget cuts in Florida; she is crossing her fingers to keep her job. Many are jobless in N.J. too. Both my husband and I still work full-time.