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Volume 53 Brevard College, Brevard, N.C. Sunday, August 25,1985 Numbe^
Sunday, August 25,1985
Dr. William Greer, Jr. Named BC President
Dr. William Thomas Greer, Jr.
has accepted the office of Presi
dent of Brevard College. Dr.
Greer, 43, will assume the posi
tion on September 1.
The appointment of Dr. Greer
comes after a ten-week search by
a specially created selection
committee under the direction of
Trustee Board Chairman, Johnie
H. Jones, of Charlotte. Jones
said, “The committee is par
ticularly pleased with its selec
tion. Dr. Greer has outstanding
academic credentials, a
distinguished professional and
civic record, and is a proven
leader in the field of higher
education. We believe he is the
man of the hour for Brevard Col
Dr. Greer presently serves as
President of Andrew College in
Cuthbert, Georgia, a position he
has held for the past five years.
Andrew College is a two-year
Methodist affiliated school. A
graduate of Valdosta State Col
lege in Valdosta, Georgia, Greer
holds a Master of Divinity degree
from Drew Theological Seminary
and a Doctor of Sacred Theology ^
from Emory University. Dr.
Greer will complete a Ph.D. in
Higher Education from Georgia
State University later this year.
In addition, he has served as
Biblical Research Assistant with
Professor William Barclay at the
University of Glasgow, Glasgow,
Scotland; and has completed
specialized study at the Harvard
University Institute for Educa
Dr. Greer is a noted lecturer
and is author of numerous ar
ticles, publications, and a book
entitled, “A Theology of Mar
riage,” published by Emory
University in 1977. He has receiv
ed citations and awards including
being named the Most Outstan
ding Two-Year College President
in America by Phi Theta Kappa
National Honor Society in 1983.
As eighth president of Brevard
College, Dr. Greer succeeds Dr.
Jacob C. Martinson, Jr. who was
recently appointed President of
High Point College in High Point.
An ardent athletic admirer. Dr.
Greer launched a baseball pro
gram and a cross country team
for men and women at Andrew.
He is married to Fann Dewar
Greer and they have three sons,
William, Robert, and David.
Dean of the College Morris G.
Wray has this to say about Dr.
Greer. “I know Dr. Greer per
sonally, and I can assure you that
the search committee made an
excellent choice. In fact, it is
hardly conceivable that they
could have made a better choice;
and I, personally, have never
been more excited about Brevard
than I am today.... You will find
Dr. Greer to be energetic,
charismatic, and extremely
Dr. William Thomas Greer, Jr.
Of Fall Semester
I Derby Day
Brevard College student life is
I work, but not all the time. After
I the first few days of pre-
I registration, orientation and just
I getting to know the campus, Der-
I by Day gives everyone a chance
I to kick back and relax for a day of
I fun and funny competitions
I followed by an evening dance
I featuring a popular live band.
I A picnic on the Green at 12 noon
I begins the excitement. The 1:00
I tossing of the derby signifies the
beginning of the popular Derby
Day competitions. Teams com
posed of students from each
residence hall and a day student
team will participate while wear
ing t-shirts representative of
Derby Day events will include
Izzy Dizzy, tug-of-war,
watermelon eating contest,
3-legged race, softball, tennis,
volleyball, and other contests.
Plan now to be a part of this day
of laughter, competition, and fun.
a PriSelhowrthfBoshamer Gymnasium on Saturday evening, August 31 at 9:00.
Don t miss it! recording technioues and the ad-
T.ahnn & Loftin
& Coffee House
Sid the Surf will be the DJ for
the Orientation Dance on Mon
day, August 26, at 9:00 p.m. in the
Boshamer Gymnasium (Tennis
Shoes Only, Please). Currently a
member of the staff at WKSF-
FM, Sid the Surf is a well-known
Lahnn & Loftm premier this
year’s live coffeehouse entertain
ment with performances on Tues
day night, August 27 and Wednes-
night. August 28. Both perfor-
mances are at 9:09^^
From the powerful vocals and
inventive 12-string guitar of Chaz
Lahnn to the emotionally charged
electric guitar of J.K. Loftm,
Lahnn & Loftin create a compell
ing and entertaining blend. Their
soothing ballads, enjoyable
medium tempo tunes, and rockin
high energy songs belie the fact
that there are only two per
formers on stage.
Lahnn & Loftin sound much
fuller and larger than any other
duo through their use of vario^
recording techniques and the ad
dition of a guitar synthesizer and
programmable drum computer
to their musical arsenal.
Lahnn and Loftin’s perfor
mance credits include over 65 col
lege appearances, 20 nightclub
performances and 4 TV ap
pearances in a geographical area
ranging from West Virginia to
Sure to become BC favorites,
Lahnn & Loftin provide a special
evening of coffeehouse entertain
ment you won’t want to miss.