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Volume 9 Number 4
February 15, 1978
Braves Clinch Loop Crown
BRAVES POW-WOW — Players gather around Coach Jerry Smith as he ex
plains strategy during a timeout in a recent home game.
Fall Scholastic Honors
Won by 144 Students
By DONNA SWICEGOOD
Twenty-nine Chowan College
sophomores have been selected for inclu
sion in “Who’s Who Among Students in
America Junior Colleges.”
“This award is based on scholarship, ex
tracurricular activities, citizenship, and
promise tor future development,” explain
ed Dr. B. Franklin Lowe, Jr., dean of the
college, who added that Chowan is proud of
each individual who was named to the
Who’s Who list.
Thirteen North Carohnians were named
to the list. They are: Baxter Baker,
Louisburg; Deborah Ann Bazemore,
Ahoskie; Joanne Jenkins Cox, Ahoskie;
Reginald Denard Gaither, Winston-Salem;
James Forrest Gantt, Statesville; Mat
thew Brian Glover, Seaboard; Phyllis
Murrill Greer, Jacksonville; Jeannette
Kay Jenkins, Pendleton; Emma Kay
Nelson, Conway; Roy Chester Parker,
Rocky Mount; Deborah Ann Sawyer,
Maple; Martin Keith Worrel, Como; and
James Doar Wright, Carolina Beach.
The eight Virginians named to the list
are: Mark Tysor Everhart, Suffolk; Jean
Carol Hamlin, Emporia; Joanne Jones,
Suffolk; Peggy Anne McLemore, Rich
mond; Cheryle Yolanda Perkins,
Petersburg; Franklin Dean Pulley,
Courtland; Elizabeth L’Amdilreux Rice,
Reston; and Danny Andrew Sisson.
Also receiving the honor are John Chris
tian Benson, Spartanburg, SC; Kathleen
(Sam) Clark, Newport, R.I.; Sherrie Lynn
Clouser, Pottstown, Pa.; Virginia
Leighton Groo, Newark, Del.; Thomas
Howard Hupp, Chillicothe, Ohio; Moham-
mmed Hossein Kheirani, Isfahan, Iran;
Mary Jeanne Ranslem, Torrimar, P.R.;
and Ronald Lee Thomas.
By MIKE EARNHARDT
Ronald Reams resigned as Chowan’s
chief of security over the Christmas
Dean Clayton Lewis said Reams’
resignation became effective December
26. He said Reams joined a non-security-
related firm in Ahoskie.
Officer Bill Kent will serve as the head of
security until a replacement is named.
Lewis said that “Bill Kent is capable of do
ing what we have to have done.”
A four-member committee consisting of
Lewis, Dean Roy Winslow, Jack Hassell,
superintendent of housing and grounds,
and business manager Ben Sutton have
been interviewing applicants for the job,
but “haven’t found the right person,”
A total of 144 Chowan students earned
scholastic honors for the fall semester of
the 1977-78 school year.
Eight students achieved a perfect 4.
average to make the President’s List; 37
were included in the Dean’s List, making a
quality point average of 3.5 or above, and
M received an average of 3. or better and
were on the Honors List.
The honor students are:
Benzon, John Christian; Drake, Cynthia
L.; Greer, Phyllis M.; Jackson, Joan
Forbes; Kheirani, Mohammad Hossein;
Puey, Franklin Dean; Sexton, Jean E.,and
Vartanian, Gagik Khaneghah.
Akhgari, Mohammad Reza; Baker,
James A.; Barkley, Berry A.; Beasley,
Carol E.; Braswell, Joy M.; Bueche, Ann
E.; Cox, Edna Jenkins; Daniel, Flora
Jeanette; Davenport, Rickie A.; Driskill,
Doris A.; Gums, Joy M.; Hall, Pamela M.
Harr, Morten C.; Hight, Dana M.; Hit-
chings, Wilson W.; Hurdle, Sonja J.;
Jolley, Susan E. Lanzendorf, Susan E.;
Lingle, Gary E.; Matthews, Melvin T.;
Murray, Angela P.; Nelson, Emma L;
Newsome, Deedra K., and Osborne,
Pulley, David R.; Pulley, Rebecca H.;
Randall, Roger W.; Scott, Mary E.;
Slifkin, Nancy Ann; Soufiani, Yahya;
Stallings, William J.; Steelman, Nancy
Y.; Stephenson, Ronald J.; Valentic,
James Philip; Worrell, Martin K., and
Yavorski, John P.
Ailsworth, Gregory K.; Applewhite,
Christie G.; Arhine, Samuel K.; Austin,
Joseph G.; Austin, Kevin G.; Babcock,
David E.; Bahm, Robert W.; Bowen,
Robert D.; Bowles, Scott B.; Bridgewater,
Bennie B.; Bryant, Bruce H.; Buchanan,
Will Edgar.; and Burleson, Louis F..
Burnette, James M.; Carr, George T.;
Cartte, Charles A.; Chavis, Marilyn D.;
Clark, Marcus T.; Clark, Patricia J.; Col
ey, Pamela; Cowper, William N.; Curley,
Ronald M.; Davis, Anita Jean; Davis,
Wendy L.; and Dickens, Steven C.
Dobler, Kendall L.; Duggan, Douglas
A.; DuLong, Perry L.; Dunn, Tandy 0.;
Estelle, James L.; Finch, Jerald G.; Foks-
tuen. Tone; Foster, Andre E.; Gatlin,
Tony M.; Glover, Matt B.; and Greer,
Hadian, Javad; Harryman, Ann G.;
Heitman, David L.; Heitman, William P;
Hoffman, David L.; Hudson, Patricia A.;
Jackson, Diane L.; Jenkins, Jeannette K.;
Johnson, Rebecca S.; Jones, Joanne;
Jones, Louise E.; and Laibstain, Daniel.
Lane, David L.; Lewis, Richard H.;
Lindsey, Helen Elizabeth; Little, Sidney
G.; Lococo, Vincent F.; Lupo, Raymond
A.; McCraw, Debra L.; McElhaney,
Kathy A.; McFadden, Ronnie W.;
McLean, Edward C., Jr.; McLemore,
Peggy A.; Marshall, Carol A.; Martin,
John H. and Martin, Timothy R.
Mason, Neal E.; Meador, John D., Jr.;
Meeder, Paul A.; Merritt, Cynthia L.;
Miandoab, Farid H.; Minton, Cheryl R.;
Page, Roger D.; Perkins, Cheryle Y.;
Rashidmanafi, Mehdi; Revelle, Barbara
L.; and Rice, Elizabeth L.
Roakes, Joseph M.; Robinson, R. Keith;
Rudder, Robert T.; Saadvandi, Khalil;
Sawyer, Deborah A.; Schatz, Jeffrey G.;
(Contiiiued on Page 3)
Chowan College College’s basketball
team has won the first conference cham
pionship in the school’s history, but Coach
Jerry Smith wants to delay any celebra
tion until after the playoffs.
The Braves wrapped up the Eastern
Tarheel Atheletic Conference champion
ship with their 87-61 victory at Lenoir Com
munity College Jan. 28. The win upped
Chowan’s conference record to 7-0 with on
ly one league encounter left against second
place Louisburg which has suffered two
In his first year at Chowan, Smith may
be as excited as Chowan’s fans over the
conference championship. However, he
doesn’t want any fuss now for fear his
players will be distracted from their next
major goal of qualifying for the regional
tournament. To do that, Chowan must cap
ture the conference tournament champion
ship at Louisburt Feb. 18.
At Chowan, Smith is continuing the suc
cess he enjoyed at Bertie Senior High
School. Over a 10-year span, his teams
won 167 games and lost 42. He led Bertie
to the state playoffs four years and his
undefeated 1970 squad won the state cham
pionship. Smith came to Chowan last May.
Several holdovers have helped the
Braves compile a 16-3 record this season.
But the team’s top four scorers are all
freshmen, including three North Carolina
all-East players Smith recruited. They are
forwards Ronald Williams of Union High
in Clinton, William Bogues of Camden, and
Greg Dawson of Kinston.
Freshman guard Robin Hoey of Shelby
came to Chowan as a “walk-on” after
spuming an offer to play at a small senior
college. Hoey made four phone calls to
Smith and Chowan’s admission office to
convince them he could help Chowan’s
basketball program. Smith doesn’t regret
that he invited Hoey to tryouts. He has
developed into a starter who shares the
quarterback position with Camden’s
Williams is the team’s leading scorer
with a 14-point average. He’s followed by
Bogues with 13 points and Dawson and
Hoey with 12 each.
Sophomore George Drawhom and 6-7
Randolph BeU of Moyock, a senior college
transfer, have shared play at center to
give Chowan strength on the boards. The
6-1 Bogues is the team’s leading re
bounder. “He can leap out of the gym,”
Smith’s team has produced an exciting
brand of play that is attracting more fans.
Hoey and Gregory lead the fast break with
poise. Chowan has scored over 100 points
in five games. Smith continues to drum
defense into his players heads. During a
home game against arch-rival Femim,
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