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James Andrews is a native of
Council, N.C. and earned his
bachelor of science degree in
elementary education in 1949
and a master’s degree from North
Carolina A&T. He served as a
class room teacher for many years
and was promoted to principal at
Plainview Elementary School in
1970 and served in that capacity
Andrews has served as the
president of the Bladen County
Teachers Association and the
Organization and is listed in Who’s
Who Among Black Americans
DR. GEORGE L.
George Butier was appointed
to the Fayetteville State Board of
Trustees by Govemor Teny Sanford.
A 1940 graduate of Fayetteville
State, he joined Victor Dawson,
Dr. W.R Devane, a Black dentist,
Gumey Edgeton, and John R Cook.
In 1971, he became the first Black
to chair the board of trustees.
Butler was a Fayetteville native
and graduate of E.E. Smith High
School. After three years in the
public school system, he attended
Howard University School of
Dentistry, graduating in 1955.
He was a member of Alpha
Phi Alpha and the Old North
State Dental Society. He served
on the mayor’s biracial committee.
He was a member and trustee of
First Baptist Church, the Seabrook
Road Advisory Council, and vice
chairman of the Fuller School for
James Burch is a native of
Raleigh, N.C. and was educated
in Mamaroneck, New York. He
earned his bachelor of science
degree in elementary education
in 1948 and a master of science
degree the following year from
In 1949 he began his teaching
career at Carver School in Mount
Olive, N.C. where he also served
as coach. In 1957 he became a
teacher, coach and an assistant
principal at York Road Junior-
Senior High School in Charlotte.
He was transferred to Woodland
Elementary School as a teacher
and principal in 1962. After a
brief stay, he was transferred to
Plato Price School as principal.
Burch was appointed director
of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Neighborhood Youth Corps in
1965. The following year he
was moved to director of ESEA
Activities for Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Schools. He was promoted to
assistant superintendent of
supplemental programs for
In 1970 he was appointed assistant
state superintendent of public
instruction for the State of North
Burch is best known for his
work in the CIAA as a basketball
official. He has worked in the
conference for thirty years, and
has also worked in the Mid-
Eastern Athletic, Atlantic Coast,
Metro and Southern Conferences.
He is presently commissioner of
basketball officials for the CIAA.
Jessica Daniels is a native of
San Antonio, Texas and earned
her bachelor of science degree in
psychology in 1964. She earned
her master of science degree from
the University of Illinois-Urbana
in 1967 and her doctorial degree
from the Harvard School of
Medicine in 1969. She did post
doctoral work as a clinical fellow
at the Harvard School of Medicine
from 1974 to 1976.
Daniels worked as an assistant
psychologist in 1969 and 1970 at
the University of Illinois-Urbana.
She then moved to the University
of Oregon as an assistant professor
of psychology (1970-72), then to
Boston College as an assistant
professor of educational psychology
1972-76). In 1976 she was hired
by the Harvard School of Medicine
as an instructor of psychology. She
also worked in various capacities
at the Children’s Hospital, Judge
Baker Children Center as a
psychologist and Harvard Law
School as a Teaching Fellow.
She has been honored as: a
Black Achiever of Greater Boston;
the President of the Boston
NAACP; Distinguished Alumni
Citizen of the Year by NAFEO; a
Resource of Harvard Negotiation
Project, Harvard School of Law.
Emaretta Felton is a native
North Carolinian and earned her
bachelor’s degree in elementary
education, and a master’s degree
from New York University. She
is a career classroom teacher,
having taught in Robeson County
Schools, Hawaiian Public Schools
and Fayetteville City Schools.
Throughout her career,
Felton was active in numerous
organizations that were involved in
the area of education. She worked
hard to improve professionally and
to improve the situation for those
Felton has maintained strong
ties with her alma mater, serving
diligently in both the local and
national alumni, and in 1978, she
was appointed to the board of
trustees by the board of governors.
She also took an active role in
politics. She served four years
on the Fayetteville City Council.
For her service, Felton
was awarded: the Meritorious
Achievement Award by Fayetteville
State National Alumni Association;
the Fayetteville City Human
Relations Award; Teacher of the
Year; and the Outstanding Service
Award for the Baptist Training
Union and Sunday School
HAWKINS, ‘36, ‘42
James Hawkins graduated
from Fayetteville State Normal
School in 1936. He returned
and earned his bachelor’s degree
in 1942. He earned his master’s
degree from the University of
Iowa and did further study at the
University of North Carolina.
He worked with Coaches
Armstrong and Black at FayetteviUe
State. In 1947 he joined the staff
of Xavier University as assistant
football coach and head basketball
coach, serving until 1960. In
1960 he became athletic director,
head basketball and assistant
football coach at Fort Valley State
College. He was responsible for
returning the baseball program
in 1962. He served as SIAC
president of coaches and officials
in 1958, basketball tournament
committee, 1955-1987, chairman
of the tournament committee
1980-87, executive secretary of
coaches and officials, 1966-1987,
and is presently vice-chairman of
coaches and officials. In 1980,
he retired as athletic director, and
served as commissioner of the
SL\C until 1990.
At the national level, Hawkins
served as a member of the NCAA
council from 1971-73. He was
one of the earliest Black members
of the council. He also served on
the basketball and track and field
committees for Division III.
Throughout the years, Mr.
Hawkins has remained close to
Fayetteville State. He help to
establish the Fayetteville State
Athletic Hall of Fame, and is a
Jerry Johnson is a native of
Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned his
bachelor of science degree in
1950. He earned his master of arts
degree from Columbia University
in 1951 and taught and coached
at the high school level for eight
In 1959 he joined the staff of
LeMoyne Owen CoUege as athletic
director, coach and professor of
physical education and recreation.
He experienced measures of
success, capped by the 1975
season. He was selected Coach of
the Year by the 100% Wrong Qub,
and a special proclamation was
passed by the state legislature in
his honor. In 1976 he earned
Faculty Member of the Year for
LeMoyne Owen College and won
the Recreation Award in 1980.
Johnson has more than 700
victories and is ranked second
among Black college basketball
coaches. He is the leader among
active Black college coaches.
Dr. Langford is a native of
Potecasi, N.C. and earned his
bachelor’s degree in biology in
1966. He furthered his education at
the Illinois Institute of Technology
where he earned his doctorate in
cellular biology in 1971. He has
been a research fellow at the
Argonne National Laboratory
and a professor at the University
of Massachusetts and Howard
University Medical School. Dr.
Langford is a proteg^ of Dr. Joseph
Knuckle, who sought him out as
a student. Dr. Knuckle encouraged
him not to limit himself to teaching
the work of others, but to be a
After earning his doctorate.
Dr. Langford joined the staff of
the University of Pennsylvania
as a researcher and in 1975 he
was chosen as a Macy Scholar at
the Marine Biological Laboratory
where he worked in the area of
physiology. In 1979, he was
recruited by a school that would
have rejected an undergraduate
from the University of North
Carolina. He received a grant
from the Rockerfeller Foundation
bring high school students into
his laboratory. They get hands-on
projects to work on and literature
from magazines like Scientific
American. Many have raised
their educational goals, and some
have decided to attend college.
While most of the students have
been White, he continues to try
to increase the number of Blacks
exposed to the world of science.
DR. WARREN C.
Dr. Melchor was a native of
Fayetteville and the son of Dr.
Warren C. Melchor, one of the
co-signers for the present campus.
Young Dr. Melchor graduated
from Fayetteville State Normal
School and enrolled at Meharry
Medical School. After graduation,
he returned to Fayetteville to
practice medicine. In 1922, he
entered the U.S. Army where he
was commissioned first medical
lieutenant in the Officer Reserve
Reserve Corps of the U.S. Army.
His work was recognized by
President Franklin Roosevelt.
He earned the Gold Seal of
Honor for unselfish work as an
examining physician. He was
also instrumental in establishing
the Fayetteville Clinic.
Hilliard Moore was bom in
Kinston, N.C. He earned his
bachelor of science degree in
education in 1947. He taught in
Lincolnton, N.C. prior to becoming
a social studies teacher in Camden,
N.J. He was assigned to J.G.
Whittier School and later Hatch
He was active in community
affairs. His start in politics grew
out of his participation in the
Lawnside Democratic Club. In
1958 he was elected to the Borough
Council for two three-year terms.
He was elected mayor of Lawnside,
N.J. and served five consecutive
two-year terms and a four-year
term. His administration sparked
remarkable growth in Lawnside.
Moore also served two three-
year terms as a director of the
Union Federal Savings and Loan
Association, which has assets of
more than half a million dollars.
DR. MATTHEW L.
Matthew Perry was born in
Fayetteville, N.C. and received
his early education at Fayetteville
State Normal School. He furthered
his education at Shaw University
where he earned a bachelor of
science degree. He completed
his education at the Leonard
Medical College, which was a
part of Shaw University.
He applied his professional
knowledge in various ways in an
effort to lessen the prevalence of
disease among his race; he dealt
largely with health problems
among Blacks and contributed
valuable facts in public health
movements for the control of
He organized the Perry
Medical Quiz Class. This work
served as a refresher course for
medical graduates preparatory to
taking the examination before
State Boards of License to practice
Perry was director of medical
research work among Blacks for
the Provident Medical Center,
operating as a relief measure
during the days of depression
following the first World War.
In Eastern North Carolina his
work made possible by a board
composed of the late Reverend
Thomas C. Dorst, Dr. A.D.P.
Gillmore, Mrs. Walter Sprunt, Mrs.
H.B. Paschaw, Mrs. Henry Baer
and other prominent people.
The Carolina School of
Nursing was organized by Perry.
The training of qualified young
colored women for undergraduate
nursing in the sick room. This
eighteen month course was
supported by Dr. Seavy Highsmith
and Dr. O.L. McFayden. Fort
Bragg showed special interest
and made available to the services
of six nurses. A large number
completed the course and entered
the field of nurses aids.
Perry owned a forty-bed non
profit hospital for the care of
obstetrics and pediatric cases.
The hospital was operated for
Blacks. The members of the
board of trustees were of both
Perry was commissioned
first lieutenant in the Officers
Reserve Corps of the United States
Army during the first World War.
He was a physician and surgeon
in the U.S. Civil Service, and
was a member of the Selective
Service System. He served as
the medical examiner during the
WADDEI J., ‘01
Anne Chesnutt was a native
of Fayetteville and the sister of
Charles Chesnutt. She worked
as a classroom teacher for twelve
years. In 1912 she was appointed
Cumberland County Supervisor
of Schools, and served in that
capacity for twenty-two years.
She retired in 1936. Anne Chesnutt
Junior High School is a former
all-Black high school that was
named in her honor. She was a
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