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Chowan today : a newsmagazine for alumni, parents and friends. online resource (None) 1989-????, December 01, 1993, Image 1

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Chowan A newsmagazine for alumni, parents and friends Winter 1993 Volume 38 Number 4 INSIDE Today Day for Chowan drive greatly surpasses goal The fourth annual Day for Chowan, held on Thursday, November 18, surpassed the $150,000 goal set by the steering committee by more than $30,000. The annual fund-raising event, encompassing five counties of the Roanoke-Chowan area also included Ranklin and Southampton County, VA. A total of $186,477.98 was raised in gifts and pledges from the 924indi- viduals and businesses supporting the drive. Beginning at 7:45 a.m., the 300 volunteers for “Day for Chowan” began their day at a breakfast in Thomas Cafeteria during which time they heard words of appreciation from Dr. Jerry F. Jackson, president, Jeff Grant, president of the Senior Class, and Annabella Adams, the 1993 Home coming Queen, Also speaking at the ' breakfast meeting were E. Vincent Tilson, vice president for development, who gave general instructions for the day, and Dallas Taylor, who expressed appreciation for the work of the steering committee, team captains and volunteers. The 1993 “Day for Chowan” chairpersons were Dallas Taylor, vice president and city executive of Wachovia Bank in Ahoskie, and Mrs. Ann Lee, a Chowan alumnus of Murfreesboro. Approximately 55 friends of the college volunteered to serve on the steering committee for “Day for Chowan”, which is a significant increase in the number who served in last year’s campaign. The steering committee members direct activities for the fund raising day and enlist team captains who in turn encourage people in their respective counties to get involved in “Day for Chowan”. Saving as county chairpersons for Hatford County were Dallas Taylor and Ann Lee; for Gates: B. H. Brown, Mack Eason and Mrs. Daisy Perry; for Northampton: C. J. Watson and Mrs. Emma Gay Stephenson, honorary chairperson; for Bertie: Robert B. Spivey, David L. Jennette, Sr., and Nathan R. Copeland. Serving in Southampton County and Franklin, VA, were Edgar F. Parker and Robert N. Holt, Mrs. Texie Camp Marks served as honorary chairperson. The unrestricted gifts “A way to help the areas become aware of the good things that are happening at Chowan and the significant impact the college makes on the areas. ” received during “Day for Chowan” go to the Annual Fund and are used to help offset costs involved in completing the college’s U'ansition to senior college status. Gifts may also be designated for specific programs and needs. “Day for Chowan” is a way to help the five communities become aware of the good things that are happening at Chowan and the significant impact the college makes on the area. Tilson estimates the financial impact the college has on the five counties to be approximately $10 million annually. As Chowan completes the transition to senior college status, additional students will be attracted from the surrounding areas, and graduates will return as professionals to further impact the ftiture of these areas. More than 300 volunteers participate in 1993 event and make approximately 1,800 calls to gain support for the Annual Fund. Mrs. Ann Lee of Murfreesboro, and Dallas Taylor of Ahoskie, were chosen to head the college's regional fund raising campaign for 1993. Fall enrollment increases by 25% -Page 3 ▼ Krueger printing scliool observes 40tli anniversary -Page 6.7 T l\/lany return for Homecoming ’93 -Page 10 T Keeping up with the classes.. news of alumni -Page 12 ▼ Four inducted into Sports Hall of Fame -Page 17

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