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Gena Salmon struts her stuff for the fashion show.
‘Fall Into Fashions’
By Karen Uberti
“Fall Into Fashion,” presented by
the Visual Merchandising Students of
Chowan College, was presented in
Turner Auditorium on September
27th. The students, instructed by Mrs.
Elaine Casmus, prepared for the fash
ion clothing showing for two months.
This project was a major part of their
grade, and successful completion of
the Visual Merchandising class was
dependent on their participation.
Clothing for the show was provided
by such retailers as Fashion Bug,
Marice’s, G.S. Hobbs, Montzno’s, as
well as the Belk’s of Ahoskie and
Murfreesboro. There was special at
tention given to the clothing one would
wear during business hours, sporting
activities, and, of course, nightlife.
The commentator throughout the
program was Ms. Whitney Cuthbert-
son, while the stage managing was
conducted by Ms. Jodie Casey.
Lighting for the performance was
supervised by two Chowan
students—Mr. Will Smith and Mr.
Chris Carroll. Entertainment was pro
vided by Ms. Tiffany Stuart as well as
Mr. Gregory Zuvich. The work of
these people contributed to the success
of the fashion show.
One participant in the production,
Gena Salmon, a sophomore at the col
lege, said, “The entire class worked
extremely hard on the fashion show.
Like all projects in Mrs. Casmus’ cur
riculum, it was a learning experience
as well as a lot of fun!”
The following students were models
of clothing durmg the show: Susan
Wilkins, Tina Hadley, Claudine Britt,
Gena Salmon, Todd King, Willie
Hairston, Stanley Blanks, Scott
Parker, Amy Mateo, Kevin Johnson,
Christie Naprstek, Conrad Tyler,
Walter Stryker, Farante’ Parker,
Mark Waller, Kevin Croom, Sheryl
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Scholarship recipients hojtiored at banquet
Brown, Cathy Spindler, and Kevin
There were many door prizes given
out during the program by local
businesses in Murfreesboro and the
surrounding area. Some of the gifts in
cluded muppet dolls, certificates for
hair styling, complimentary dinners,
fruit basket arrangements, and free
flower arrangements from the local
Mrs. Casmus felt the performance
went “very well” considering the fact
that the audience was considerably
loud throughout the showing. She
feels that the spectators would have
had a more enjoyable time if they
could have heard the commentator’s
The Visual Merchandising Students
we presently laboring over their next
projects, which are displays. They will
be available for viewers in the Robert
Marks Hall entrance display case as
well as in room 122. The displays
should be finished by October 9th.
The Chowan College Alumni
Association will sponsor a dinner on
Thursday November 30, 1989, for all
members of the Sophomore Class. The
dinner will be held at the Ramada Inn
of Ahoskie and will feature a program
sponsored by the Alumni Association
Invitation to the dinner will be sent
out in mid October. Interested in
dividuals should contact Mr. Sven
VanBaars, Associate Director of
Development, or Mrs. Phyllis Dewar,
Sophomore Class Advisor, for more
By Reginald Sasser
On Thursday, September 28, 1989,
a Scholarship Banquet was held in the
President’s Room in Thomas
Cafeteria, with Clifton S. Collins pre
siding. Ninety-six scholarships were
awarded for a grand total of $109,120.
The recipients were: Jason Andrews,
Darlene Artis, Janice Askew, Polly
Babb, Caron Bailey, Patrick Barber,
Robert T. Bazemore, Edwina Brewer,
Roderick Brisbon, Juliet J. Brooks,
William P. Carraway, Chris
Carson, Michael Christiansen, David
Coats, Vickie Cotton, Joudy Council,
Allison Crouch, Stephine Dickens,
Christopher Dixon, Stephen Douglas,
Jason Edwards, Susan B. Edwards,
Eric Eisloeffel, Tracy Francis, Mar-
nie Frey, Robert Funderburk, Peter
F. Gale IV, Karen J. Garris, Dana
Goins, James Green, Eric Haas,
James Harrison, Wendy Holland,
Julie Hottle, Mark A. Hutcheson,
Masato Ito, Lorie P. Jones, Voilstead
Kearney, John H. Knight II, Jane
Rose Kinyanjui, Mary Lou Lawlis,
David Lewter, Gregory Matney, Billy
May, Jodie Mabley, Sherry Morse,
Pamila Mullins, William Newton,
Lori D. Hold, Jill Oaerton, Christie
Parker, Randy Perry, Daryle Pierce,
Rebekah Reasor, Jennifer L,
Reynolds, Jerrod Rose, Frances Rudd,
James Rumbold, Hiroko Soi, Michelle
Saunders, Stephanie Smith, Cathy M
Spindler, Lorie Stoy, Susan Strans,
Jonathan H. Taylor, Rebekha Todd.
Delia Topps, Jennifer Towell, Shan
non L. Tumage, Chieko Ukita, Amy
M. Underwood, Mary Vance, Sheila
White, Robert Whitehearst, Thomas
Wilkerson, Derek Williams, Queen
Williams, Tracy Williams, and
The students were left with some
guidelines to help them and others
keep up the good work. “Twenty
Guidelines For Leadership”*
I. Trust is vital.
PHOTO BY SCOTT FONES
The students attending banquet read their programs as they await their awards.
2. A leader should be a good teacher
3. A leader should rarely be a pro
4. A leader must have stamina.
5. A leader must manage time well
and use it effectively.
6. A leader must have technical
7. Leaders must not condone in
8. Leaders must provide vision.
9. Leaders must take care of their
10. Leaders must subordinate their
ambitions and egos to the goals of the
unit or the institution that they lead.
11. Leaders must know how to run
12. A leader must be a motivator.
13. Leaders must be visible and ap
14. Leaders should have a sense of
15. Leaders must be decisive, but
16. Leaders should be introspective.
17. 1 eaders should be reliable.
18. Leaders should be open-
19. leaders should establish and
maintain high standards of dignity.
20. Leaders should exude integrity.
* Perry M. Smith, “Twenty
Guidelines for Leadership,” Nation’s
Business, September 1989, Pages
ALL THAT JAZZ!
PHOTO BY SCOTT FONES
As students enjoy the banquet, they find a few moments to pose.
By Dee Dee Bahb
As few people may know, the dance
department at Chowan College is an
exceptional one. Marla Hunnings,
who teaches dance, wants the students
to know just a little bit more about
what she does. She teaches jazz, not
modern dance as slated In the catalog.
There is a big difference in jazz and
modern dance. Modern dance is more
contemporary than the upbeat form of
jazz. Jazz is, along with tap, one of the
forms of dance to originate in
America, All others were formed in
When asked about teaching college
students, Maria Hunnings replied,
saying she really enjoyed their en-
thusia.sum. She said, “They are a good
bunch of young people, who set a
good example for Chowan College.”
She also referred to them as very out
going and school oriented.
Contrary to popular belief, dancing
is very athletic. It Involves a lot of
stretching and coordination. Hershal
Walker, a pro football player, took
dance to help his flexibility, timing.
and coordination. Alvin Ailey,
renowned choreographer and director
of the Alvin Ailey Dancers in New
York City, started out as a football
Many Chowan Dancers have gone
on to major in dance at schools such as
VCU, ODU, UNC-CH, and UNC-G,
Since 1965, Chowan has offered a
program called Upward Bound. The
Upward Bound program emphasizes
academics and culture. Many Upward
Bound students have gone very far
with their talents. One such person Is
Sam Holley. Many may remember
seeing him perform last year at
Christmas, with the Chowan Dancers.
Sam has danced all over the United
States, has toured Europe, and danced
The dance department also has a
touring company. It is in its third year
and has been very successful. It con
sists of 16-25 students who tour the
area schools here and in Virginia,
Anyone interested is welcome to come
and observe classes on Tues. and
Thurs,, from 2:00-5:20. The class of
fers one hour of P.E. credit.
BSU attends Convention
Susan Wilkcns looks marvelous on stage for the fashion show.
By Dee Dee Babb
The Baptist Student Union of
Chowan College recently attended
Fall Convention the weekend of
September 29-October 1. The conven
tion was held at Ridgecrest Baptist
Convention Center in Ridgecrest,
North Carolina, in the mountains.
Over 700 BSU members from colleges
across the stale attented the conven
tion. They gathered for a weekend of
worship, fellowship, and fiin.
Each day of the week there was a
worship service. The services con
sisted of singing, special presenta
tions, and a guest speaker. On Friday
night the Student Evangelism Team,
“Witness” performed, with former
Chowanian Michael Wynns on drums.
Also performing was Sally, a witty
and adorable puppet. The speaker for
the evening was Nell Magee from
Nashville, TN. After the worship ser
vice everyone split up into community
groups. This was a time for Bible
study and fellowship with new friends.
After the community group sessions,
everyone was dismissed for the night.
The day got off to an eariy and rainy
start with breakfast at 7:15. Worship
service began at 8:00 with Kenneth
Chafin of Louisville, KY., delivering
the message. East Carolina Universi
ty’s BSU performed a wonderful
theme interpretation of Amy Grant’s
song “What About the Love?” After
the worship service everyone attended
various seminars. There were
seminars conducted on witnessing,
dating, addiction, and how to deal
with everyday life. Follwing the
seminars the BSU members were free
for the afternoon. There was a
volleyball game, square dancing
lessons, the book store, and the beauty
of the mountains to keep everyone
busy for the day. Saturday night after
dinner there was a slide presentation
on summer ministries. Various sum
mer ministries were presented, such as
the North Carolina Baptist Assembly
at Camp Caswell, Camp Caraway,
Mundo Vista, Witness, and various
others. The community groups met
again afterwards and then enjoyed a
talent show. The highlight of the talent
show was when Wingate College per
formed their own version of the
Wizard of Oz in ten minutes with four
Once again on Sunday the day got
off to a very early start at 7:15.
Breakfast was followed by the last
meeting of the community groups.
After the community groups there was
another worship service. This service
was led by John Bunn of Sylva, NC.
After the service the group was led by
the “Norman and Angie Band” in the
theme song, “Under THEE
Influence.” After this everyone was
dismissed. The group had lunch,
packed the van, and headed back to
The weekend retreat to Ridgecrest
was truly a spiritually uplifting ex
perience for all who attended. They
will remember it forever. The thing
that will probably be remembered the
most, however, is the theme, “Chris
tians Under THEE Influence,”