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SATURDAY ,; OCTOBER 26, 1968
BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, N.C.
VOL. XXXIII NO. 4
Dr. Issac H. Miller; Dr. Frederick B. Patterson, Chairman of Board of Trustees;
Dr. Francis Keppell, Former U. S. Commissioner of Education; Bishop Earl G.
Hunt; Dr. Myron F. Wicke, Board of Education United Methodist Church; Dr. J.
Henry Sayles, Marshall; Mrs. L. Maynard Cattings, Assistant General Secret
ary, World Division United Methodist Church; Dr. George Breathett, Marshall,
make their way toward chapel for Inaguration ceremonies.
Dr. Isaac Miller Installed As President
Before Educators From Across Nation
Ceremonies Held In Pfeiffer Chapel Oct. 12
Dr. Isaac H. Miller, Jr, receives the investiture of his of
fice from Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, chairman of the Ben
nett College Trustee Board.
Dr. Isaac H. Miller Jr. was in-
augurated Saturday, Oct. 12, as
the tenth president of Bennett
College. Before a crowd of near
ly 250 educators, representing
universities and colleges all over
the country, and scores of friends
and well-wishers. Dr. Miller re
ceived his investiture of office
from Dr. Frederick D. Patterson,
chairman of the college Board of
In becoming president of the
college, Dr. Miller was, in some
respect, returning "home”, for
he spent three years here as a
youth while his father served as
dean and treasurer of the college.
“I was born,” he said, “in
Jacksonville, Fla., where my fa
ther was teaching at Cookman
Institute. Later when it merged
with Bethune College at Daytona
Beach to become Bethune- Cook
man College, my father came
here to Bennett.”
“We stayed here from 1923 to
1926. . .at which time the Wom
en’s Board (of the Methodist
Church) took over the operation
of the school and turned it into a
school for women,”
“We then moved to Holley
Springs, Miss,, where my father
worked at Rust College until 1929,
Then we came back to Salisbury
and Livingstone College.” The
Miller family has called Salisbury
home ever since.
Long a teacher of note, and
looking ten years younger than his
48 years, Dr, Miller is, in the
jargon of the educator, “ateach-
He has worked in the public
schools of the state, and at a num
ber of colleges, including A&T
University here and Meharry Me
dical College in Nashville, Tenn.
where he won the Lederle Medi-
cal Faculty Awards (1957-1960)
and the Golden Apple Outstanding
Teacher Award for 1962- 63,
Since coming to Bennett, he has
not been able to resist the lure of
the class room, teaching an un
dergraduate course in biochem
istry last Spring.
In terms of ideology, Dr. Mill
er might be termed a “progres
sive liberal.” Not one to stick to
tradition for tradition’s sake, he
has been responsible for the re
moval of many outmoded laws that
had become Bennett College "tra