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1 { Spring Examinations to Begin May 3 — Schedule Published iSHOKE FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1985 VOLUME 14 Number 3 » STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE Lady Braves make history; play in National Tournament PRAISES FOR THE COACH—Coach McKeel, left,i is greeted with cheers from her team as the group entered Helms Center for the welcome home celebration last week. Faculty members attend ECU business conference Members of Chowan’s Business Department attended the Atlantic Coast Business and Distributive Educa tion Conference at the Sheraton Inn in Greenville, February 22-23. Members of the faculty attending were: Mrs. Dorothy A. Wallace, chair man; Professors Hope Qark, Lee Deavours, Andrea Eason, Cynthia Grady, Hattie Jones, L. M. Wallace and Thomas E. Ruffin, Jr. Professor George Hazelton, who teaches in both the Business and Science departments, also attended the conference. Sponsored by ECU The educational session is sponsored annually by the Business Education and Administrave Services department of the School of Technology, East Carolina University, and is designed to provide insights on improving the in struction and learning of students for and about business. The conference program was developed around the theme Short leads Religious Emphasis Robert Short, a Chicago, Illinois author, teacher, theologian was the featured speaker during annual Religious Emphasis Week, March 11-15. Short made presentations before the student body during the chapel- assembly hours on Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13. In addition to the appearances before the entire campus community. Short gave slide- lecture presentations on Monday and Tuesday evenings, March 11 and 12. A native of Texas, Robert Short has worked as a professional actor with the Margo Jones Theater in Dallas. He was a director in the production department of WFAA-TV in Dallas, and later served as the Director of Radio and Television for the Dallas Council of Churches. While a graduate student at Southern Methodist University, he directed the Wesley Players acting group. Receiving his B.A. from Oklahoma University, he holds the Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist Univer sity. After work on his degree in Religious Studies in Theology and Literature at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, he has com pleted considerable work toward his PH. D. in Theology at Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, IL. Robert Short is the author of “The Gospel According to Peanuts,” the No. 1 non-fiction best seller in 1965 and one of the top ten all-time religious best sellers in the United States. Constantly , continuing to break sales records, and now translated into eight foreign languages, this unique book has become one of the most popular modem religious books throughout the world. Subsequent writing, including “The Parables of Peanuts” (1968), “A Time To Be Bom - A Time To Die” (1973), and “Something To Believe In" (1978), have also attracted wide favorable at tention because of their unusual and creative approaches to the Christian faith. “Strategies for Excellence in Business and Distributive Education.” Topics fori presentation and discus sion included “The Impact of Elec tronic Infohnation Systems on the Business Curriculum,” “Marketing or Business Simulation—CORPLAN (hand on),”' “Methods of Improving Typewriting and Keyboarding Ac curacy,” “Placement, Content and Purpose of the Keyboarding Course,” “Keyboarding in the Computer Aye," “Using Worstar on the Microcom puter,” “‘Introduction to LOTUS 1-2-3: Graphics, 'Data Base and Spread sheet,” and “Business Instructional Software.” Experts Speak Other session topics included “Teaching Entrepreneurship, Free Enterprise and Economics,” “Marketing Your MPE Program Effec tively,” and “Small Business in the Year 2000.” Experts from North Carolina, South Carolina, and from states as far away as Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas, New York, New Jersey and Ohio worked with teachers *0 make it possible for them to do their jobs better and more efficiently. These experts were brought to the conference because they are “on the leading edge” of what business, in dustry, government, and other employ ing agencies and organizations expect individuals to know and to be able to do to begin working in business, marketing, and office careers im mediately upon gradi^tion from a secondary or postsecondary school. They are also experts in curriculum development in business education and methods of teaching. Claim titles in conference, Region X Valerie Boyd came off the bench with less than two minutes left in the NJCAA Region X Junior College Womens' Tournament and scored the last six points for Chowan College to pave the way for a 59-57 win over Mt. Olive and a first ever trip to the womens’ junior college tournament for the l^Ay Braves. The Lady Braves made history by winning for the first time the con ference regular season championship, the conference tournament champion ship and the the Region X champion ship. Boyd’s three-for-three performance put the Lady Braves up by two points after trailing by four points, 57-53, with 1:50 remaining. The sparkplug for Chowan drove for the go ahead basket with 19 seconds left in the game to give Chowan a 59-57 win. Boyd’s six points came off of two 15 foot jumpers and the drive down the lane. A last second shot by Mt. Olive’s Angie Anthony would not fall for the Trojans. Chowan posted a six point lead at the half and increased their lead to eight points in the opening minutes of the se cond half. Mt. Olive put together a rally on their home court and pulled ahead 57-53 at the 1 ;50 to go mark. Boyd’s ballhandling also kept the Trojans at bay for a while, but Mt. Olive came up with a steal with five seconds showing on the clock. Anthony’s shot fell short and Chowan left the floor with the win and a trip to the national finals. Brown All-Toumament All-Tournament team selection Matisha Brown paced the Chowan scor ing with 15 points and was aided by Kel ly Myers’ and Sharon Gillard’s 12 points WOUEH » BASXCT«lkLl. CH«unnN«tiip G/FTS FOR THE TEAM—Athletic Director James Garrison, right, presents Coach Belinda McKeel a tee shirt from the NJCAA Women's National Tournament, and announced that each member of the team would receive a similar gift. each. Brown picked off 12 rebounds and Myers and Gillard added 10 rebounds each, Willy McClease handed out eight assists. Gillard was chosen the tournament’s MVP. Chowan had beaten Brevard B4-63 in the opening round of the Region X tourney to advance to the championship r ARRIVING FROM MISSISSIPPI—The Lady Braves, escorted by Murfreesboro police, arrived at Helms Center to be greeted by students, faculty and fans. The group was returning from national basketball tournament competition in Senotobla, Mississippi, the first time ever a Chowan team was represented. game against Mt. Olive. In the opening round, Chowan jumped out to an 11-3 lead over Brevard, but Brevard had closed within two, 29-27 at the half. Scores in Last 5 Seconds The final period was mostly a basket trading parade and Brevard was able to pull out to a 55-51 advantage with 5 minutes left in the game. With 5 seconds remaining in the game and Chowan down by one point, Matisha Brown sunk a basket for a 64-63 Chowan lead. After a Brevard time out, Chowan deflected the inbounds pass and Brevard called a second time out with five seconds on the clock. Brevard lost the ball out of bounds as time ran out. Brown led the Braves’ scoring with 20 points and hauled in 14 rebounds. Brown, McClease and Gillard were tabbed as All-Conference team members. (3iowan was only team to place three players on the All- Conference team. Brown was named to the All-Tournament team. Coach of the Year Coach Belinda McKeel was named Coach of the Year in the Eastern Tarheel Conference. McKeel says Boyd has ‘come through for us in five or six games in that fashion.” Boyd, says McKeel, is good enough to start, but has been used mostly as a “safety valve.” “She can make it happen,” explains the Chowan coach. Also cited by McKeel were Gillard, McClease and Brown. McKeel says it has been a total team effort which has made the season as successful as it has been this year, NJCAA competition After jumping to a 16-2 margin in the first seven minutes of their opening game, Chowan’s Lady Braves rode to a 29 point performance by center Matisha Brown to an 89-51 runaway win over Continued on Page 4 Large crowd welcomes team home The Chowan Lady Braves, with Coach McKeel, were greeted with thundering cheers and applause last Wednesday night as they returned from their first trip ever to the National NJCAA Women’s tournament in Senatobia, Mississippi. The Lady Braves, escorted by local police officers, arrived at Helms Center for the “welcome home” program which was broadcast live on Mufreesboro's radio station. McKeel’s squad gained entrance to the national tournament by winning the conference regular season title, the conference tournament championship and the Region X crown. The Lsdy Braves had little difficulty in defeating Orange County Community College in the opening round of the national classic, but suffered defeat at the hands of the much taller Crowder Community College team the following night. Members of the 1984-85 Lady Braves were: Valerie Boyd, Matisha Brown, Lisa Cristian, Glenda Dailey, Beth Dodge, Andrea Gilliam, Sharon Gillard, Tersa Hinton, Wanda Liver- man, Wilahema McClease, Ava Karen McCluire, Sue Morrison, Kelly Myers, Cleo Roberson. Mayor Speaks Dr. Hargus Taylor, Chaplain to the College, presided at the welcome home celebration. The Honorable Billy Hill, Mayor of Mufreesboro, praised the team for the significant ac complishments made during the season, and expressed genuine ap preciation for the Lady Braves “putting CJiowan and Mufreesboro on the map” and gaining national recognition. Dr. Bruce E. Whitaker, President of the College, thanked the team and coach for a job “well done”, and added that the performance and ac complishments of the Lady Braves would serve only to “further strengthen the athletic programs at Chowan Col lege.” Coach is Praised Athletic Director James Garrison praised Coach McKeel, who is com pleting her first year of coaching responsibilities at the college. Garrison pointed out that McKeel began her duties sometime after the opening of school last August, and said that she had “done a magnificent job” in taking over the team and guiding the squad to the national tournament. Garrison presented the coach and each of the players and managers a printed tee shirt signifying their com petition on the national level. C^ch McKeel expressed apprecia tion for the “welcome home” celebra tion and introduced the members of the squad. She told of the player’s deter mination to win and cited the many oc casions when individual players would not allow personal injuries to put them on the sidelines. McKeel related the disappointment experienced in losing the second game to Oowder College, but said the team would like to reflect upon “the accomplishments of the season”. In closing moments of the celebra tion, Dr. Taylor cited the championship banners obtained by the men’s basket ball squad, and which are on display in Helms Onter. He said that the college community is proud that banners won by the women’s team will now be proud ly displayed.

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