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John R. Jordan, Jr., Raleigh, N. C.
Chowan College Board of Trustees Chair
Board of Trustees
Chair of the Board of Trustees:
John R Jordan, Jr.
Chair of the Executive Committee:
Charles L. Revelle, III
Term Expirine 1998
C. Thomas Bodkin
Thomas L. Craft, Jr
Marguerite L. Davis
Thomas J. Head, Jr.
John R. Jordan, Jr.
Robert B. Spivey
Linda Briley Weaver
Term Expirim 1999
A1 Baker David Kolb
Bynum R. Brown Robert A. Newsome. Jr.
Mary Anne Croom John M. Rogers
Arlene Guenther Davis L. Smith Jr.
Term Expirim 2000
Claude Camp Arnold
John Richard Corbett
Charles W. Horton
Robert C. Jordan
James W. Mason
Cheryl H. McElheney
Otis Nathaniel Vaughan
Barry E. Whitaker
L. Clement Yancey
Term Expirine 2001
Linda Chandler-Rhodes Gail Clybum Settle
M. Frank Edwards E. N. “Pete” Manning
William T. Guy E. Brinson Paul
Donnie L. Hall Charles L. Revelle, 111
WiUiam R Tuck
Honorary Life Trustees
J. E. Ferebee Dewey W. Wells
Bob Hill, Sr. Vernon White
E. L. Hollowell Edwin Williams
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From the President
The excitement was high as Head Basketball Coach Bob Burke recorded his 400th win
in collegiate athletics on the campus of Chowan College recently. Our athletic program
continues to impress me. As I glance at the filled trophy cases in Chowan’s Helms Center,
the importance of athletics in the historical life of Chowan is obvious. Our athletic teams
have collected numerous awards and enjoyed a
reputation as a fierce competitor.
Participation in the athletics program at
Chowan College has contributed to the success
of many alumni. If I created a list, it would be
extensive. Nate McMillan of the Seattle
Supersonics, Curtis Whitley of the Oakland
Raiders, George Koonce of the Green Bay
Packers and Mark Royals of the New Orleans
Saints would be included. Also, Mandy
Crandle, teacher at Seaboard Coates Elementary
School in Northampton County (N.C.), Rebecca
Reason, church ministry in Kentucky, Matt
White, director of physical fitness at the
Downtown Athletic Club in Manhattan, Brian
Hill, assistant basketball coach at Pope Paul
Pius VI H.S., and on and on.
Chowan’s athletic program continues to be
an important part of student life. Approximately
35% of our students participate in one of the
eleven intercollegiate programs.
As a non-scholarship program, NCAA
Division III places strong emphasis on the fiill
development of the student. During Chowan’s
recent Awards Convocation, three of the starters on oia Lady Braves Basketball team
received President’s List awards. The accomplishment requires a grade point average of
3.85-4.0, with no grade below a C.
In order to continue strengthening the athletics program at Chowan, we have com
pleted several changes. First, Jim Garrison, the legendary football coach and former
athletics director, has been named executive director of the Braves Club Foundation and
Diane Morea, from Ball State, was selected as the new athletics director More recently,
Dan Surface, former head football coach, was named assistant athletics director and
director of marketing for athletics.
Our plans to build a new football stadium have created a great deal of excitement. The
primary motivation for this project has been the planning of a new student center to be
located on the scenic, lakeside site currently occupied by the present stadium. In a move
to upgrade our facilities significantly, a lighted stadium will be built in a natural bowl
behind the Helms Center and will provide us with a stadium worthy to bear the name of
I applaud our athletic programs — both past and present — and express deep appre
ciation for the contribution they have made to the lives of hundreds of young people, to
the college, and to this area of the state. I look forward, with great anticipation, to
Chowan’s future championships as a four-year institution.
Come, reconnect, and share in the excitement at Chowan!
President, Chowan College
Continued from page I
“Eventually, I want to go to grad school for a
master’s of fme arts. I want a bachelor’s in studio
art with a concentration on sculpture,” Jessica said.
“Then, I want to teach on the college level — and
hit all the galleries I can.”
It all began when she was three. “I still have a
drawing she made then,” said her mom, a seam
stress, who taught her the art of sewing, not
realizing that it would literally be art, “Jessica has
always been a deep thinker,” her mother said.
“I don’t do anything for the fim of it. Every
thing I do has a statement. I feel the purpose of
my art is to communicate,” Jessica said. “Every
piece I have, has a specific meaning. I use underly
ing themes in all my work.”
“I use a lot of religious imagery — not
specifically any one religion. It’s important to
accept all rehgions,” she said. “There is a purpose
for pretty pictures, but my purpose is communica
tion, to help people be unafraid of learning
“People today are not used to doing that.”
Entering freshmen for the fall semester of 1998,
from Nortfi Carolina or Virginia, wfio served a full
temn as President of tfie Student Council (Body) at
his/her high school and meet nomnal admission
standards will receive scholarships and grants
equal to full tultbn. Benefits for the 1997-98 aca
demic year amount to $10,760.
For more Ir^formatlon, please contact
Chowan College Office of Admissions
P. O. Box 1848
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Dr Stanley G. Lott
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