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Dr. Rudolph Jones, FSC President, presents Sp6 Lawrence The processional is begun with Dean J. C. Jones leading Principals Gather ... Dr. and Mrs. Jones, Sp6 Joel and
Joel, a special award of recognition for his achieving the off. Faces and figures of other members of the College Mrs. Joel and Dr. Arthur D. Wenger, who delivered the
nation's highest medal of honor, the Congressional Medal Family may be seen in the background. main address. See more Founders Day pictures on page
of Honor. This was one of the highlights of the fast-mov- three,
ing program, Sunday April 16.
By ROWENA PETERSON
Fayetteville State College celebrated its annual Founders’ Day Sunday, April 16th. Among the distinguished platform associates was Sp6 Lawrence Joel of the 82nd
The guest speaker for this honorable occasion was Dr. Arthur D. Wenger, President Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, who is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
of Atlantic Christian College of Wilson, North Carolina.
As a basis for his speech. Dr. Wenger used what he called the “four C’s of human
values to make things happen,” which he described as “convictions, creativity, caring or
concern, and concepts.” During the course of his speech, he stated that it is important
for students to decide and work toward their “chosen careers, being ever ready to
keep learning, striving, serving, and keeping faith with mankind”.
In giving an example of Rock and Roll tunes that are “hot” today and forgotten to
morrow, Dr. Wenger said that “it would be a waste of education if we are taught only
those things that are “hot” today and lost tomorrow”. He also advised that we should
become acquainted with those things that are readily worked into a conversation. His
main point was that the students of today should make sure that they are well grounded
in the principles of education so that, in a rapid changing world, if the job for which
they trained is no longer there, they will be ready for some job that is toward that end.
We, as students, should commit ourselves and keep the commitment steadfastly.
Vol. 20 No. 9
FAYETTEVILLE STATE COLLEGE
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Friday, April 28, 1967
Former Student Receives
By ROWENA PETERSON
Mrs. Mary Treadwell Townsend,
Business Education major, class of
’65, has received several promo
tions in her work with the Federal
Government. Recently she was ap
pointed to the position of Claims
Representative with the Social Se
curity Administration in Fayette
ville and she was promoted to the
rank of GS-7.
Mrs. Townsend, while a student
at Fayetteville State College, pass
ed the Federal Service Entrance
Examination. She began employ
ment with the Social Security Ad
ministration immediately upon
graduation. She served for a short
period as GS-3, Clerk Typist, after
which she was promoted to GS-5.
Following a thirteen-week train
ing program with the Social Secur
ity Administration in Charlotte,
she assumed the position of Claims
Representative. She will be elig
ible for promotion to the rank of
Mrs. Mary Treadwell Townsend
GS-9 in April of next year.
The Department of Business
Education salutes Mrs. Townsend
in her accomplishments thus far
in Government work and wishes
The staff received this picture of Mrs. Renee P. Wescott too late to
accompany the story in which GRADE TEACHER Magazine named
her one of the nation's outstanding science and math teachers. We
used a reprint of one of her student pictures. This one is so lovely that
it can serve as a feature in itself. Mrs. Wescott was on the Dean's List
for eight quarters while at FSC. She was sicilled in music and arts and
crafts and was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu. Her hobby is making
for her continued success.
Any senior desiring to take the
FSEE has two remaining opportun
ities to do so during the current
year. The Federal Service Entrance
Examination is designed primarily
as an avenue through which young
people with promise may enter the'
Federal service. Those who qual
ify will be considered for a wide
variety of career fields in various
Federal agencies and geographical
locations. Over 200 kinds of posi
tions are filled through this one
examination. Information regard
ing these examinations may be ob
tained from Mrs. Grace C. Black
in the office of the Department of
WAKE FOREST, DAVIDSON
Wake Forest’s “Old Gold and
Blue” won the first place award
in the 1966-1967 College Press
Awards Contest in the Best Large
College Newspaper category. “The
Davidsonian” of Davidson College
won the same award in the Best
Small College Newspaper category.
Though FSC did not place in any
of the five categories, the judges
noted that the overall quality of
the small college papers was good.
A basic fault was that too many
of them — sixteen were entered —
gave excessive prominence to
hand-outs on entertainers who
would appear on campus. The writ
ing, though, was generally good.
Of “The Davidsonian,” the
judges said, “This newspaper has
some enterprising editors or some
ingenious reporters — probably
both. It covered the significant
news and took pains to explain
what it meant and why it was sig
nificant. It showed imagination
and resourcefulness in developing
below-the-surface stories. The pa
per is attractively made up and
looks inviting and important.
for his bravery in the Vietnam Crisis. Sp6 Joel was presented a special plaque by
Several retired members of the college faculty were also honored. They were Dr.
J. W. Seabrook, President Emeritus, Mrs. Seabrook, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Smith, Mr.
John Parker, and Mr. Coppage.
As a part of the program, Mr. James Walker, President of the Student Government,
made a memorial tribute to Miss Carolyn Sutton, who was suddenly taken from our
midst by the “sure hands” of death.
The recession led the pilgrimage to the Monuments to which homage was paid.
Floral tributes were placed by Miss Allean Davis, the current Miss F.S.C. and Miss
Eva Cordan, who represented the alumni association. Sgt. Larry L. Shultz, 440th Army
Band, Ft. Bragg ended the program with his playing of taps.
A reception, held in the new Rosenthal Building, ended the 90th anniversary ob
servance of Founders’ Day.
During the 1967-68 academic
year freshman applicants will be
admitted to Fayetteville State Col
lege provided: (a) they make a
total score of 575 or above on the
Scholastic Aptitude Test; (b) they
rank in the upper two-thirds of
their graduating classes; (c) they
receive recommendations from
their high school principals or
Certain exceptions not to exceed
twenty per cent of the total ad
mitted will be made for students
who make a total score of 800 or
above on the Scholastic Aptitude
Test and fail to rank in the upper
two-thirds of their graduating
Beginning in 1968 and extending
until 1972, the same policy as
above will be observed except that
the minimum combined Scholastic
Aptitude Test score will be in
creased as follows:
Curriculum Committee wall make
a study each year on the effect of
improved admissions standards on
enrollment, attrition and other re
lated areas. Appropriate recom
mendations will be made to off
set any adverse trends or results
caused by the improved admis
Dean of Students, Mr. J. C.
Jones, reports that FSC has had
teacher recruiters from cities and
states who have never visited our
College before. Most of them of
fered salaries far greater than the
salary offered in North Carolina.
Recruiters have also come here
from several branches of the Fed
eral Government. Under a new
program with the government, stu
dents in the top 10% of the grad
uating class may be hired without
taking the Federal Service En
As a followup of the last Equal
Employment Opportunity meeting
in Washington, D. C., Dean Jones
received letters, brochures, and
other information from some of
the largest industries in the coun
try. He was informed that Joe
Lightfoot is now employed with
Eastman Kodak Company and that
William Howard is with the Con-
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DR. ARTHUR D. WENGER
Founders Day Speaker
THE FUTURE OF
By LAURA GILMORE
A modest number of student
“egg-heads” had their interest in
‘The Future of the Predominantly
Negro College” rewarded at the
April 6th Discussion Hour.
Following a brief historical ac
counting of Negro colleges in the
United States by Charles I. Brown,
faculty advisor to the sponsoring
Student Government organization,
a lively discussion was set into
motion by the opening query,
“What are some of the factors that
have prompted the current inter
est in and controversy over the
future of the predominantly Ne
gro college?” In response to this
and other minor but equally poig
nant questions, the essence of the
more salient rejoinders run to the
1. The Ijelated and feverish in
terest in Ihe upgrading of the pre
dominantly fJegro college is but
one expression of world-wide na
tionalism and the more militant
stance jof ^h©^ N«gro-American on
mjftt^rs ^^taipifig-tb tohstitution-
al (civif) rigfits.
2. The present day situation is
more conducive to a more moralis
tic interpretation of the Consti
tution. This tendency was initiated
during the Kennedy administra
tion and has continued until today.
3. Interest in the future of the
predominantly Negro college is
fueled by the publication given
research on the topic; however,
unfortunately, most research pro-
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