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Hassell Drive was
when the honoree cut
the ribbon at the
were, left to right,
Bynum R. Brown,
Mrs. Alice Hassell,
Jack A. Hassell,
Linda Hassell, and
Dr. Jerry F. Jackson,
Street named to honor Jack Hassell
Bynum R. Brown, right, reads the inscription of an engraved plaque
presented in behalf of the Board of Trustees.
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In recognition of his thirty-three years of
outstanding service, Jack A. Hassell was
honored on April 29, when the street at the south
entrance to the campus was officially named
Hassell Drive. Dr. Jerry F. Jackson, President,
presided at the ceremony, which was held at the
Union Street location.
Hassell, Director of Physical Plant, joined
the Chowan staff on August 1,1960, as superin
tendent of buildings and grounds. The street
designation, au thorized by m
the Board of Trustees in * •
December, 1992, was in
tribute to Hassell’s
“deligent and meritorious
service to the college.”
R. Clayton Lewis,
Director of Corporate and
Foundation Relations, the
keynote speaker, cited CLAYTON
Hassell as a “highly LEWIS
respected member of the keynote speaker
college community” and
said that on many occasions, he had “gone the
second mile to see that the needs of faculty,
staff, and especially students, were met without
All of the major buildings on campus, with
the exception of Green Hall, Lakeside Student
Center, McDowell Columns and Mixon Hall,
have been constructed during Hassell’s tenure of
service, ^ well as major additions or renovations
to many other college structures.
Lewis also noted that Hassell’s service
extends beyond the college community. He
related that “he serves the citizens of
Murfreesboro through membership in the
Exchange Club, on the Town Council and on the
Board of Deacons of Murfreesboro Baptist
Church,” and said that Hassell’s service is
“viewed as a positive example to every member
of the college faculty and staff.”
Bynum R. Brown, of Miufreesboro and a
member of the Board of Trustees, presented an
engraved plaque to Hassell in behalf of the board
and in appreciation for the outstanding work he
Major William B. Hill spoke on behalf of
the Town of Murfreesboro and expressed
appreciation to Hassell for his involvement in
the life and progress of the town. Charles L.
Revelle, III, chairman of the Board of Deacons,
spoke on behalf of the Murfreesboro Baptist
Andrea Emmot Eason, an associate
professor in the Department of Business,
received her doctor of education degree in
vocational and technical education at
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The degree
was conferred during commencement
exercises in May at Blacksburg, VA.
Dr. Eason’s dissertation was entitled
Revision of an
System for Business
tion resulted in the
publication of a
utilizing relational database architecture.
The software program is entitled
LessonBank and is being distributed by
the Virginia Department of Education to
all business education teachers in the state
to supplement the development of
business education courses.
The program was designed and
developed joindy by Dr. Eason and
George L. Hazelton, associate professor
Dr. Eason, who joined the Chowan
faculty in 1969, currendy teaches com
puter information system courses and
holds the position of director of academic
She is the daughter of Walter and
Andrea Emmot of Independence, Kansas.
She resides in Sunbury with her husband.
Mack, who is associated with an insur
ance agency. The couple has three
daughters, Lisa, Frances and Suzanne.
Dr. Kenneth Craig, assistant profes
sor of religion, has authored an article,
“Rhetorical Aspects of Questions An
swered in Silence in I Samuel 14:37 and
28:6,” which has been accepted for
publication in Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
His review of Brueggemann’s Power,
Providence, and Personahty appeared in
Volume 554 of the same publication.
Susan Fecho and Beth Vick, mem
bers of the art faculty, had work on
display in the I4th Annual Juried Fine
Arts Exhibition, sponsored by the
Greensboro Art Council. They won a
second place and an honorable mention.
Dr. Hargus Taylor, chairperson of the
department of religion, has been elected
president of the Southern Baptist Histori
cal Society for 1993-94.
Darrell Nicholson, registrar, had a
poem, “Father”, in the 1993 edition of
Campbell University’s The Lyricist. He
was also a judge for the poetry section.
Ms. Janet Collins, head coach of the
women’s volleyball team and assistant
professor of health and physical educa
tion, was recently honored by NJCAA
Region 10 for her many contributions to
athletics over the years.
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