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VOLUME 16, No, 4 FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA MAY, 1963
86th ANNIVERSARY PARTICIPANTS — Dean Charles E. Morton,
President Rudolph Jones, Dr. Asa T. Spaulding (Founders’ Day Speak
er), President-Emeritus J. W. Seabrook.
In observance of “Teaching Ca
reer Month,” the J. W. Seabrook
Chapter of the Student National
Education Association sponsored a
program which brought one hun
dred and fifty-four high school stu
dents to the campus. These stu
dents were from high schools in
the Southeastern section of this
state. This program was conducted
in two sessions, the first of which
was held in the morning and a sec
ond during the afternoon.
. The opening session involved a
detailed discussion by Dr. H. M.
Eldridge concerning the availabui-
ty of scholarships and loans. This
was followed by a descriptiye and
elaborate account of the curriculum
opportunities open to these stu
dents. Dean J. C. Jones Proceeded
to inform the visitors of the quali
fied personnel and increasing
changes which would make Fay
etteville State a wide selection.
Mr. Jack Sharpe, a junior and an
elementary education major show
ed films depicting many interesting
areas of the campus and discussed
the various functions carried on in
these areas. This session was con
cluded with a question and answer
period in which the students sought
to weigh the advantages presented
During the afternoon Dr. Lafay
ette Parker, president of the North
Carolina Teachers Association, ad
dressed the College community on
the significance of Teaching Ca
reer Month. Dr. Parker discussed
several fallacies, such as the idea
that “those who can, do; those who
can’t, teach.” He pointed out that
though such might be true in some
instances, this is not invariably the
case among teachers. Dr. Parker
also indicated that greater demands
will be made of the teacher in the
future and that this might become
a sweeping trend. In pursuing his
thesis he showed how the idea of
moderation in education might be
taken out of porportion. He ex
patiated on the mythical notion of
how machines will eventually re
place classroom teachers. This
quaint analysis revealed that
machines would even administer
disciphne and summon parents to
school to discuss recalcitrant pu
pils. At this juncture Dr. Parker
reverted to a somewhat more sob
ering and awakening vein of
thought which led to the close of
his excellent discussion.
Dean J. C. Jones,
SENIOR CAP AND GOWN DAY Friday, May 31, 12:00 Noon
Speaker — Dr. Alphonso Elder, President
North Carolina College at Durham
President and Mrs. Rudolph Jones “At Home” to Members of the
Senior Class, Alumni and Faculty — Saturday, June 1, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
GRADUATION EXERCISES Sunday, June 2, 3:00 P.M.
Speaker — Dr. L. P. McLendon, Chairman
State Board of Higher Education
Conferring of degrees upon approximately 135 candidates
— Registrar’s Office
Fayetteville State Teachers Col
lege celebrated the eighty-sixth
anniversary of its founding on Sun
day, April 28, at 4:00 p.m.
The procession was led by Chief
Marshal J. C. Jones, followed by
the administration of the college
and platform guests. BeTiind these
were Faculty Marshals Charles
Asbury and R. P. Robinson, the
faculty and staff of the college and
the faculty of Newbold Training
School here on campus. This group,
in academic attire, entered the
Seabrook Auditorium as the College
Band played the majestic “Pro
cession of Nobles.”
Dr. Asa T. Spaulding, President
of the North Carolina Mutual Life
Insurance Company, Durham, N.
C., delivered the address. Dr.
Spaulding spoke inspiringly from
the subject. Challenge — Re
sponse — Change.
Another phase of the program
featured Dr. J. W. Seabrook, Pres
ident Emeritus of our College, who
recognized relatives of the founders
and past presidents.
Alumni representative, Mrs. Ger
tie Wilds, presented Mrs. Addie 0.
Williams, Supervisor of Fayette
ville City Schools, a certificate for
meritorious service (Annual Alum
ni Association Award).
At the termination of the program
in the auditorium came the annual
pilgrimage to the monuments
where wreaths were placed by Miss
Arletha Troublefield and Mrs.
Cleta Fowlkes Jackson. A brief
memorial was held at the monu
ment of Dr. E. E. Smith.
With the blowing of Taps by Mr.
Prince Gilliard, of the American
Legion Post No. 202, the ceremony
Honors And Awards Day
The Sixth Annual Honors and
Awards Day Program was present
ed in the J. W. Seabrook Auditor
ium at the regular chapel hour on
Wednesday, May 15.
Featured speaker was Dr. Dar
win T. Turner, Chairman, Depart
ment of English, A&T College,
A part of this program was the
induction of five students into
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.
Those entering this group and re
ceiving certificates and keys were
Geneva Bennett, Jessica Hender
son, Joseph James Johnson, Betty
Lou McKethan, and Jesse Frank
The presentation of awards was
made by President Rudolph Jones.
Among the awards given were the
The Rho Beta Chi Chapter of
AKM Honor Society Award for Ex
cellence in Scholarship in the
Sophomore Class — a rotating
plaque — to Dorothy M. Fulton.
The G. H. Williams Memorial
Award for Excellence in Scholar
ship in Graduating Class — Re
cipient: Jameszetta L. Butler
(Cum Laude) Valedictorian.
The E. E. Smith and Nannie
Goode Smith Memorial Award for
Superior Scholarship in Graduating
Class — Stanley W. Johnson (Cum
The Mayme Worsham Seabrook
Memorial Award for Superior
Scholarship in Graduating Class —
Stanley W. Johnson.
The Edwards Evans and Sallie
Evans Memorial Awards for Good
Citizenship — Ander James Dun
The Pauline Lander Moore Me
morial Award for Excellence in
Student Teaching — Stanley W.
Johnson, Mary W. Mann.
The Annie W. Jones Memorial
Award—Omega Beta Chapter, Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority.
The June Cotton Boutte Memori
al Award for Excellence in Edu
cation — Emma Hoare Jackson
The Lenora T. Jackson Memori
al Award for Outstanding Service
in the Sunday School — William
Religion and Culture Award for
best work in Area of ReUgion and
Culture — Emma Hoare Jackson.
More than sixty students received
J. W. Seabrook Scholarship Awards
ranging from $10.00 to $100.00.
The Science Achievement Awards
— William Westfield, William
Swift, Sherry Spencer, Patricia
West, George Langford.
The Delta Alpha Chapter, Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority Award for
Scholarship and Service (Loving
Cup) — Ernestine Thompson.
The Epsilon Rho Lambda Chap
ter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Scholarship Awards — Clarence E.
Lloyd, Gene A. Powell, Marlyn G
The Fayetteville Alumnae Chap
ter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Scholarship Award — Judith Wil
The Delta Gamma Chapter and
Beta Chi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity Awards — George H.
Fourteen young women received
The Senior Counselor’s Awards
Eleven students who were elect
ed to Who’s Who Among Students
in American Universities and Col
leges (1963) received their certif-
President Jones Meets With Alumni Croup In Baltimore
Standing left to right: Charlie Leggett, Lois
Slade, Albert Monroe, Grace Hernandez, Dr.
Rudolph Jones, Archa Dogan, Mary Raynor, Willie
M. Leggett, William Bland.
Seated left to right: Lillian D. Jordan, Mattie
Little, Sonobia Thompson, Dorethea Melvin,
Maude Singletary, Judith Dnimright, Ethel Cole
man, Nelia Gatlin.
June 10-August 9
Top FSTC Student
A serious and energetic cq^d
who has the distinction of being the
top student of more than one thou
sand FSTC’ers is Jessica Hender
son, a junior, majoring in history.
Jessica is a member of the 1960
graduating class of McKinley High
School, Honolulu, Hawaii. While in
high school she served as School
Chairman of the Pacific and Asian
Affairs Council, co-chairman of
the Island-wide Speech Tourna
ment, and was a member of Fu
ture Teachers Association, Inter
school Christian Fellowship, and
the Debating Club.
She transferred to FSTC from
the University of the Philippines
where she wa^co-chairman of the
Here at FSTC Jessica is presi
dent of the Day Students Organ
ization, vice-president of Future
Teachers Association, and member
of Student NEA, Westminster Fel
lowship and the Zeta Phi Beta
Among the honors this modest
young lady has garnered while
pursuing her studies are McKinley
High School Certificate of Excel
lence in Speech, University of Phil
ippines Certificate of Merit (scho
lastic achievements), and FSTC
Dean’s List each semester since
Her community activities include
work as a Sunday School teacher
at the College Heights Presby
Being one of three daughters of
a member of the Armed Forces
and his wife — Sgt. and Mrs.
James E. Henderson — Jessica
has found her travels to be far
reaching. She has found herself in
Bermuda, Hawaii, the Philippines,
as well as in various parts of these
United States. Her sisters are Mrs.
Geraldine White at Dover Air
Force Base, Dover, Delaware; and
Jennifer Henderson, a third grader
at No. 12 Elementary School here
The only other student to main
tain a straight “A” average the
first semester of this school term
is Lonnie C. Ewing, Jr., first-year
Auto Mechanics student.
Ewing is a Fayettevillian who
was graduated from the E. E.
Smith High School here in the city.
While in high school he was active
in several organizations. Among
these was the school band. We
hear that he was voted “Most Out
standing Member of the Band” his
senior year. He was also a member
of the Library Club.
His father has one of the leading
local barber shops — located in
downtown Fayetteville. This stu
dent is following the pattern of
tradition, for his mother is an
alumna of Fayetteville State, and
is pictured elsewhere in this issue
of the VOICE as an active member
of the FSTC Alumni Association.
— Interviewers of “A” Students,