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THE BENNETT BANNER
‘‘Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy**
VOL. XXV NO. 4
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Given By (lioir
The Annual Candle Light Ser
vice presented by the Bennett
College Choir was held in the
Annie Memer Pfeiffer Chapel
December 15. This program of
Christmas music culminates the
series of annual pre-Christmas
The honor soloist, Bernice Green,
sang “O Holy Night.” She was
chosen on a competitive basis by
Music Faculty judges. Other solo
ists were: Contraltos Lady Shiv
ers and Grace Atkinson and So
prano Diamia Croslin.
A special attraction this year
was two selections from the “Mes
siah,” “Glory to God” and “For
Unto Us a Child Is Born.”
“O Nightingale Awake!” and
“Sweet Little Jesus Boy” were
sung by the College Quartette.
Quartette members are Diantia
Croslin, Eva Evans, Louise Pope,
and Lady Shivers.
The concert ended with the
"Siliginfe of '■'Goodnight and Christ
Mrs. Mary J. Crawford is the
director of the Choir; Mr. Clar
ence Whiteman is the organist.
I n Southern Association
The newly-organized College
orchestra made its first appear
ance at a music appreciation pro
gram this month.
Under the direction of Mrs.
Jane Hfiirich, the orchestra played
“Adeste Pidelis” and “Antioch.”
Bernice Green, Freddie Pat
terson, Carolyn Lowman, and
Emily Harris, members of the
advanced instr\imental Ensemble.
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WHO’S WHO—Ten Bennett College Seniors have made Who’s Who Among Students m
American Universities and College for the year 1957-1958. They are: (left to right) Jimmie
English, Yvonne Wynne, Deloris Tonkins, Shirley Waters, Rosemary Wright, Patricia Hop
kins, Peggie Coefield, Onuma Uko, and Carolyn Brown. Not shown js Fredrica Washington
of Beaufort, S. C.
Dancers Present Christmas
Dancing to “The Glory of the
Lord” by Handel, “The Holy City”
by Adams, the Christmas Carol,
“Gloria,” and “The Lord’s Prayer”
by Malatte, the dance group of
Bennett College presented a mid
week vesper program on Decem
The dances were presented in
connection with “The New Jerusa
lem” taken from “The Revela
tions of St. John.”
Elishama Madison was the narr
ator. Music was furnished by the
Representatives from three na
tionalities — Hie Sook Hong of
Korea, Una Estwick, and Bharaty
Christian of India—offered pray
10 Bennett Seniors Tapped
For Who’s Who Honors
THE ANNUNCIATION—Mary Tonkiiw (kneeling) and Bhar
aty Christian portray one of the paintings from the Madonnas
of the Italian Renaissance used in the College’s “Living Ma.
Ten Benneitt College Seniors
have made Who’s Who Among
Students in American Universities
and Colleges for the academic
year of 1957-1958.
These seniors are:
Jimmie English, Camden, South
Carolina, an English major. Jim
mie is President of the Student
Body, a member of Junta, and
Yvonne Wynne, Jamaica, Long
Island, New York, a Music major
with emphasis on piano. She is
president of the College Vesper
Choir, Co-editor of the Bennett
Banner, and a member of the
Deloris Tonkins, a Psychology
major of Greensboro is the stu
dent representative to the Central
Shirley Waters, an English ma
jor, who is the Chairman of the
Mid-week Vespers Committee, a
member of Junta, the Library
Club, and SNEA hails from Dud
ley, North Carolina.
Rosemary Wright, a Home Eco
nomics major from Camden,
South Carolina, is president of the
Student Union and a member of
Omicron Eta Chi.
Patricia Hopkins of Miami, Flor
ida, is the vice-president of the
Student Union, a member of the
International Relations Club,
TOMU, and SNEA.
Peggy Coefield, an English ma
jor of Kinston, North Carolina,
is the Superintendent of the Cam
pus Simday School, a member of
Junta, and the SNEA.
Onuma Uko of Nigeria, West
Africa, is a Social Science major.
She is a member of the Interna
tional Relations Club and has
studied one summer at Oxford
Carolyn Rhea Brown, Editor of
the Bennett Banner, a member of
the Senior Theater Guild, and
Junta, is an English major and is
from Johnson City, Tennessee.
Fredrica Washington, a com
mercial education major, from
Beaufort, S. C., is the tenth senior.
She is a member of the Commer
cial Education Club, and SNEA.
College Among 18
New Members Taken
By Regional Body
Bennett College was admitted
to full membership in the South
ern Association of Colleges and
Secondary Schools at the Associa
tion’s annual meeting in Rich
mond, Virginia, this month.
Awarded an “A” rating and
“accredited status” by the South
ern Association in 1935, Bennett
is the youngest of the 18 Negro
institutions which, for the first
time in history, were granted full
Organized in 1895 the South
ern Association purports to ele
vate standards of scholarships and
effect uniformity of entrance re
quirements. It strives to improve
education dn the South through
accreditation, collaboration, co-
ordtoation, representation, re
search. and interpretation.
Until recently the Southern As
sociation had maintained a dual
system for the evaluation of Ne
gro and White schools. But for
many years a liaison committee
of Negro and white representa
tives had been working to achieve
equality for the Negro institu
As a result of these efforts an
inter-racial team in 1953 visited
the Negro schools of the Associa
tion pointins out to them tb«
areas which needed improvement.
Then in 1956 after the progress
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