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FSU PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Dr. James W. Seabrook, president emeritus of Fayetteville State University, died on March 26,
1974. Dr. Seabrook had been confined in the Fayetteville Veterans Administration for about three
Dr. Seabrook was born on November 6,1886 in Sumter County, S. C. Later he attended Johnson C.
Smith University in Charlotte and did graduate work at the University of Chicago and Columbia
His first teaching experience was at what is now Winston-Salem State College. He then taught at
Kittrell College and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and came to Fayetteville in 1922 as vice
principal of the State Normal School (now Fayetteville State University). Dr. Seabrook served as
president of State Normal School from 1933 to 1956.
He held a number of positions on boards and commissions on the local and state level. He was one
of four men appointed by Governor Terry Sanford to a four-year term to the North Carolina Em
ployment Security Commission. In 1953 he was appointed by the late Governor William B. Umstead
on the Advisory Committee to the State Employment Security Commission.
Dr. Seabrook also served on the Board of Trustees of Central North Carolina Orphanage and
Johnson C. Smith University. He also served as chairman of the board of directors of Cape Fear
Valley Hospital, a member of the board of directors of Hammocks Beech Corporation, a member of
the directors of the Southern Regional Council, president of the North Carolina Teachers Association
for two years, a member of President Hoover’s White House Conference of Child Welfare, a member
ofthe Advisory Committee of the Third Corps Area of the Army and the Fayetteville Parks and
. The family has requested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the FSU Scholarship Fund.
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I NIKKI GIOVANNI - Princess of Black Poetry
Nikki Giovanni, known as the “Princess of Black Poetry,” will appear in a recital at Fayetteville
State University April 9 in J. W. Seabrook Auditorium.
The Fayetteville State University Lyceum series is sponsoring the famed poetess and Dr.
Lemuel Berry is chairman of the Lyceum Committee.
Miss Giovanni’s latest album LIKE A RIPPLE ON POND, is currently high on the record chart
list Her credits also include books : BLACK FEELING, BLACK TALK AND RECREATION,
TRUTH IS ON ITS WAY, and SPIN A SOFT BLACK SONG.
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Miss Giovanni was reared in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated
from Fisk with honors in history in 1967 and later became an associate professor writing at Rutgers
University. She also is an honorary member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
The recipient of an Honorary Doctor Humanities degree from Wilburforce University in 1972,
literary critics have called her a “genius and a fabulist.”
Tiiirty Students Mai&e Wlio’s Wlio
FAYETTEVILLE - Thirty
Fayetteville State University
students have been nominated
for WHO’S WHO AMONG
STUDENTS IN AMERICAN
COLLEGES. The an
nouncement was made by
Mrs. Jean Joyner, Student
Service Director for the
national office at Tuscaloosa,
The FSU nominees are
Cynthia Ann Alston, senior,
Siler City, N. C.; Birta Louise
Anderson, senior, Atkinson,
N. C.; Mary Clark, senior,
Fayetteville, N. C.; Barbara
Covington, senior, Fayet
teville, N. C.; John Dupree,
senior, Fayetteville, N. C.;
Edna Frederick, senior,
Magnolia, N. C.; Virginia
Graham, senior. Pink Hill, N.
C.; Lawrence Green, senior,
WUmington, N. C.; Deborah
Harris, senior, Garysburg, N.
C.; Cleo Henry, senior,
Currie, N. C.; Joanne Hobbs,
senior, Pikeville, N. C.;
Imelda Hodge, senior,
Greensboro, N. C.; Febreu
Holston, senior, Fayetteville,
N. C.; Jacquelyn Ingram,
senior, Raleigh, N. C.;
Orangel Jones, senior,
Leland, N. C.; Mary Gail
Love, senior, Gastonia, N. C.;
Rosetta McCalop, senior,
Warsaw, N. C.; William
McDougal, junior, Fayet-
teviUe, N. C.; Rachel Mclver,
senior, Roxboro, N. C.;
Cynthia Moore, senior,
Warsaw, N. C.; Judy Moore,
senior, Warsaw, N. C.; Percy
Owens, senior, Roseboro, N.
C.; George Redmon, senior,
Philadelphia, Pa.; Israel
Robinson, Hickory, N. C.;
Keith Rose, senior, Fayet
teville, N. C.; Nancy Smith,
senior, Benson, N. C.;
Patricia Spinks, senior, Siler
City, N. C.; Linda Taylor,
senior, Trenton, N. J.;
Carolyn White, senior, Tar-
boro, N. C.; and Annette
Wilder, senior, Wilmington,
SET FOR EASTER VACATION AT FSU - Beverly Rankins and
Garry Ilairston, two Fayetteville State University students get
set for Easter vacation. Easter vacation begins April 18 and
continues through .April 24. Beverly is a freshman while Garry is
a sophomore and both are natives of Lexington, North Carolina.
(FSU Photo by John B. Henderson)
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