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STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
By PAULINE ROBINSON
The official opening enrollment for Cho
wan’s 1969 fall semester is set at 1,316 as
opposed to last year’s 1,326.
Registrar Nicholson explained the de
crease as coming from students wtio did not
notify him of their decision to go elsewhere
in time for him to call students on the wait
ing list to come.
Boarding students total 1,112 with 412
sophomores and 700 freshmen and transfer.
loaded with bags
on campus Aug. 24
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 12, 1969
What today’s students carry to college with them was evident on the afternoon
of August 24 when Chowan’s freshmen converged on Murfreesboro. And it was
not just those “necessary items” like a banjo or a hair dryer that came with the freshmen; there
were moms and dads, brothers and sisters and quite probable girl friends and boy friends. But it was
a fine day, and eventually all the litile pieces began to fall into place. By dinner time, there were fewer
worried expressions to be seen. And soon, Chowan's new freshmen were feeling right at home.
Chowan be g ms_ 124fh ye or
for fall term
Dunn serves as president
As the academic school year of 1968-69
gets underway, Chowan’s Student Govern
ment Association is operating under the
leadership of Lee Dunn, with the assistance
of other officers of the student governing
Serving with Lee, after election by the
student body before the end of school last
spring, are Clarence Ashley Griffin, vice
president; Carolyn Fay Brinkley, secretary;
Lonnie “Pete” Sykes, treasurer; Mary Mel
inda Ritchie, female social co-chairman;
and Gary Leigh Fentress, male social co-
Long before students arrived on campus
this fall, SGA officers were hard at work
preparing for the current academic year.
Few students are aware of the tremendous
responsibility accepted by their SGA
officers, and all too often many students
are lax in their cooperation and partici
pation in the governing body.
Hours are announced
at Whitaker Library
The Whitaker Library welcomes all fa
culty and students on campus this year.
It is the library’s hope that you will make
use of its growing facility as a place to
study and as a place to do vour research.
The library \vill be open the following
days and hours. Monday - Friday 8;00
5:00; 6:00-10:00; Saturday 8:30-12:00; Sun
For your convenience in returning
bo6ks, there is a book depository located
to the left of the main front door.
to begin Sept. 29
It is time for vollyball tryouts and all
girls who are interested should report
to the gymnasium Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
The tryouts will run from Sept. 29 to
Oct. 3. Practice will be from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. each day. Girls may wear gym
suits or just shorts and shirt.
If a girl makes the vollyball squad,
this will count as her physical education
section, and she will receive hours and
quality points. Practice will be from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Wednes
day in the gymnasium.
There are 16 girls on the vollyball squad,
and this year there are four returning
starters. They are: Karen Lynch, Di
anne Williams, Jeannie Gay and Dee Shoe
maker. Last year the varsity vollyball team
had an undefeated five-game season.
Last year Lee was president of the fresh
man class and was instrumental in organiz
ing the Mixon Hall dance. He also partici
pated in planning for the Spring Festival.
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Dunn
of High Point.
The SGA vice president, “Bucky” Griffin,
came to Chowan from Clinton, N.C. follow
ing graduation from Hargrave Military Aca
demy in Chatham, Va. At Hargrave he was
a staff sergeant of “D" Company, head
N.C.O. of “A” Barrack* and co-captain of
the varsitv “B” football team.
At Chowan he served as president of
Mixon Hall, was in the student Senate and
was chairman of the Rat System Commit
tee. He also served on the faculty-student
Relations Committee and the Housing Com
Carolyn Brinkley won election as SGA
secretary, and in this capacity will use
her experience as a receptionist for a certi
fied public accountant for three years before
coming to Chowan.
Last year, Carolyn was elected vice presid
ent of College Street Hall and served as
vice president of Alpha Pi Epsilon. Carolyn
calls home Corapeake, N.C.
“Pete” Sykes gained his SGA office as
treasurer following an uncontested election.
He comes from Norfolk where he was active
in high school as a member of SGA, the
debate team and as vice president and trea
surer of the Art Club.
At Chowan he served on the yearbook
staff and was treasurer of the freshman
Mary Ritchie is a graduate of Asheboro
(N.C.) High School and won election to the
important post of female social co-chairman
during the spring SGA elections. As
freshman she was secretary of her class and
a dorm officer.
Holding down the office of male social
co-chairman is Gary Fentress, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R.W.Fentress of Virginia Beach,
Va. He is a graduate of Princess Anne
High School in Virginia Beach.
Annika adds international
flavor to Chowan campus
One of the new students at Chowan College
is a 19-year-old freshman from Stockholm,
Sweden, who is looking upon her year at
Chowan and in America as “an adventure.”
Annika Kritc, a Rotary exchange student,
will take 16 hours during the winter semes
ter. Her courses include French, English,
mathematics, western civilization, religion
Sydney Lewis wins $1,000
Miss America scholarship
By PAULINE ROBINSON
Miss Sydney Lee Lewis, the reigning Miss
Virginia and Miss Hampton-Newport-News
and a former student at Chowan was chosen
as a talent winner for her original monolo
gue and received $1,000 in the Miss America
contest Sept. 6.
For her talent she presented a monologue
written while at Chowan entitled “Prisoner
at the Bar,” in which she expressed her
sentiments for America and patriotism.
During her two years at Chowan Sydney
received numerous awards and honors. At
the end of her freshman year, she held the
highest scholastic average for her class and
was awarded a $500 scholarship for her sop
As a sophomore she was president of the
Women's Council: vice-president of Phi
Theta Kappa, a national honorary scholastic
organization; a student senator; sweetheart
of West Hall, a men’s dormitory; Miss Belk
Hall, women’s resdence hall; and was
named to Who’s Who Among Students in
American Junior Colleges.
At the end of the school
year, she was one of five students honored
with membership in the Order of the Silver
Feather for outstanding loyalty and service
to Chowan College.
The 19-year-old resident of Hampton, Va,
credts her association with the Women’s
Council, which involved responsibility for
student discipline, as a factor influencing
her decision to study law, which she is plan
ning to do at the College of William and
Mary following her year’s reign as Miss
Sydney paid a surprise visit to Chowan
recently “to see all my friends again.” As
the daughter of a now retired Air Force
officer, she has lived on bases in a number
Spanish club plans
By JULIE HOSKINS
The Spanish Club officers will have their
first meeting this month at Prof. Morris
The main project of the club is a Christ-^
mas program to be held on Dec. 4.
Club membership is restricted to Chowan
students who have had six hours of college
Spanish or its equivalent and all students
enrolled in intermediate and advanced
The purpose of the Spanish Club is to
provide an opportunity for students to use
their knowledge of Spanish in real-life
situations outside the classroom; to narrow
the gap between the Latin cultures and
our own through the learning of Spanish
and Spanish American songs, poems,
plays, and other writings in their language.
GARDNER-WEBB vs. CHOWAN
and physical education. She will remain for)
the spring semester before returning home.
The Swedish beauty reports she is not
homesick “because I know I’ll be returning
home before too long.” She credits the
Chowan students and especially the girls
in her residence hall, Jenkins, with making
her feel welcome.
“Everyone is very friendly in Jenkins,’
Annika, who has studied English nine years,
said. “Many of the girls have come to my
room to see the girl from Sweden. Some
times five or six have come at a time.”
Annika, although she has studied English
nine years, says she is having a little
difficulty understanding people, especially
when they speak fast, but this is not notice
able to those who speak with her. She is
relaxed and friendly.
The blonde-hair^ beauty is anxious to
travel and “see how the people live.” Sie
names New York City as the place she
would like to visit first and is also looking
forward to visiting Washington, D.C., as
well as other cities and other attractions.
Annika attended high school in Stockholm,
where she was bom and has lived all her
life. She is not sure what vocation she
will enter but is considwing positions as
a librarian or teacher. After a year’s study
at Chowan, she will complete her education
at the University of Stockholm.
About coming to Chowan and the United
States, she said: “It’s an adventure. There
are so many things to see. It will take a
long time to see everything.”
Considering her energy and outgoing
ways, she appears determined to try.
Six states represented
at Senior College Day
Representatives from some 75 colleges
visited Chowan College for the annual Sen
ior College Day on Sept. 10.
Chowan students had the opportunity to
meet representatives from collies in North
Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Mary
land, Delaware and Tennessee from 1:30
to 4 p.m. on the second floor of Whitaker
E. Frank Stephenson Jr., admissions
director who planned the activity, describes
Senior College Day as a service to the
students since it saves them from having
to travel to the colleges in ord«r to have
their questions answered and to seek infor
mation. The first one was held in 1967.
At 12 noon, college officials, the majority
of whom are directors of admissions, were
guests for a dinner in the President’s Room
of Thomas Cafeteria.
Enrolled are 68 sophomore day students
and 90 fresh commuters. This brings the
total count of sophomores to 480 and fresh
men to 790.
Fifteen nursing students are now at Duke
completing the program begun at Chowan.
This figure is included in the count. Also
added to the list are six medcal secretary
interns now serving in hospitals.
The special students enrolled in both day
and evening classes number 25.
On Aug. 21, 29 men and 25 women students
returned to Chowan to be orientated in
order for them to orientate freshmen and
transfer students during the first three
weeks of the fall semester.
The new students arrived Aug. 24. They
had their first meeting with their sophomore
advisors on Monday, the next day.
Each sophomore advisor has between 15
and 20 advisees. The purpose of advisors
are many, but their most important func-
tons to prepare new students for a socially
and academically successful year at
The responsibility of the advisor is to see
that each advisee is acquainted with the
rules and regulations of Chowan.
The advisors are as follows: James Bass,
Tom Lewis, Tom Graham, Marvin Daugh
erty, Tom Waddell, Ken Wright, Todd Me
Connell, Leon Boyd, Michael Herbstreith,
John Burnam, and Howard Green.
Others are Tom Neale, Roger Cope, Sterry
McGee, Chuck Parker, Lee Copeland, Tim
Getton, Thad Ellington, Don Phillips, Pete
Sykes, Bill Smith, Harry Lindstrom, Matt
Crawford, Mickey Gribb, David Reames,
Richard Thornton, John Sobrito and James
Women advisors are: Carolyn Brinkley,
Kay Pierce, Martha Dodd, Margaret Harris,
Rita Osbcrne, Donna Burnette, Dunya
Barakey, Bertie Ann Bagett, Betty Sowers,
Dianne Williams, Gay Robinson, Cathy
Jones, Scott oodard, Lilly Riddick, Dale
Willard, Mary Jones, Gail Draper, Jane
Corbell, Linda Cratch, Pat Coffey, Cindy
Brittingham, Teresa Eall, Vickie Mercer.
Debbie Edwards, and Becky Mohorn are
Dr. G. Stephenson gave the advisors a
cookout on his farm Aug, 23. Another outing
was given by Bill Sowell who’s guests in
cluded faculty members as well as student
TBHIgm Ifiet-e win be a rat court, to
bestow diciplinary measures upon those new
students who have failed, at one time or
another during the three weeks, to comply
with the regulations in the handbook.
After rat court, there will be a pep rally
for tomorrow night’s football game and
following a bonfire at which time the rats
will burn their beanies, becoming Braves
Tomorrow the orientation program ends.
From 9 to 11 a.m. advisors will meet with
their advisees to get them primed for a test
to be given at 11.
Chowan’s Braves 'are not expected to trouble Bulldogs’
entire Chowan Family was
shocked to learn of the tragic and
untimely death of Joseph Anthony
Ward on June 8, just tnree weeks
after graduating from Chowan Col
lege. His death resulted from elec
trocution while Andy was on duty
as a lifeguard at a swimming pool
in his hometown of Mebane, N! C.
Tifi .son oi Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
L. Ward, the popular and respected
Andy was a member of Chowan’s
football team for two years and
was elected co-captain last year.
He helped organize the “Fellow
ship of Christian Athletes” and was
named president to the Men’s Coun
cil as a sophomore. He also served
on the student Senate and was a
member of Phi Theta Kappa, the
Monogram Club and was named to
the select “Who’s Who in American
Junior Colleges.” He was appointed
to serve on the faculty-student Caf-l
eteria Committee. '
Last spring Andy was honoren
as Student of the Month by Mur
freesboro’s Exchangites and during
the Chowan Honors Day program,
prior to graduation, he was one oi
five Chowan students to receive
membership in the “Order of the
Everyone remembers Andy as a
friendly, cooperative and enthusi
astic member of the Chowan Fam
ily. He was always ready to lend a
helping hand to anvone.
A large contingent of Chowan
students, coaches and administra
tion attended funeral services at
the Mebane Presbyterian Church
on June 10.