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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, October 01, 1978, Image 2

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Reynolds Foundation Gives $25,000 Toward Gym Construction Chowan CoUege has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Z. Smith helping Chowan meet the needs of the area and region for a facility for Reynolds Foundation of Winston-Salem to assist in the construction of a cultural, religious and civic events.” gymnasium-physical education center, it was announced recently by Continued Dr. Whitaker, “Thousands of people, including our students President Bruce E. Whitaker. citizens of the area and region, will benefit from the new gymnasium- physical education center. We appreciate the Foundation’s support and The Reynolds Foundation, which was established in 1936, is restricted continuing interest in helping Chowan serve the needs of many different by charter to making grants to non-profit institutions and organizations in individuals and groups.” the State of North Carolina. Through the years, the Foundation has made Whitaker said the grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation also grants in 91 of the state’s 100 counties. {H-ovide mranentum for Chowan’s “Accomplishing Our Mission” The new facility will replace the present gym, which Dr. Whither call- campaiga. “We must now continue to move forward to reach the ed ’’overcrowed and inadequate. ” It was built in 1954 fw a student body of minimum |2 miiiwm goal. Many gifts, frwii many different sources, will 300. Chowan now has an enrollment of some 1,080 students. 5^ required to reach our goal and finance construction of the new facili- Whitaker said Chowan appreciates the suppcnt of the Z. Smith ty,” he said. ReyiK)lds Foundation in helping to provide for Oie cultural and physical Whitaker said ttie features of the new gymnasium-physical education needs of both the college community and entire area and region. center include three full-size basketball courts, two classrooms, weight “A new gymnasium-physical education center is an urgent need for room, mini-gym, four courts for handball and paddle tennis, steam bath, Chowan's students,” remarked Whitaker. “Through its gift, the Founda- sauna, therapy room, laundry room, and an Olympic size swiming pool, tion is helping Chowan increase its service to its students in the area of Whitaker said the facility will provide 63,000 square feet of space and academics, physical fitness, and recreation. But the Foundation is also seating for up to 5,000 people. Grad Wins Photo Awards Free-lance photographer Joe Parker, of Rappahannock Academy, Va., eind a 1977 graduate with an Associate Degree in Photography, recenUy won three awards at the 80th Annual Convention of the Profes sional Photographers of Virginia in Arl ington. Parker, among 90 photographers who sub mitted over 450 photographs, was awarded two blue ribbons. One was for a photograph of the interior of the Mosque in Richmond in the architectural photography category. The other was in the pets and animals category, a closeup of two purple martins He was also awarded a white ribbon in Jie pictoral category for a photo of a fawn silhouetted at sunset. Parker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Parker of Rappahannock Academy. Top Golfers Sign For Chowan Team Roanoke Rapids High School’s top two golfers last season have signed to play on Chowan’s golf team. Coach Bill Sowell said Thomas Wheeler, Jr., and Odie “Butch” Griffin, Jr., who alternated between the no. 1 and no. 2 posi tions last year on Roanoke Rapids’ team will play for the Chowan team. Sowell said three sophomores will return including the team’s medalist last year, Bobby Sears of Murfreesboro. Other veterans are Greg Ailsworth of Keysville, Va., and Tim Martin of Chesapeake, Va. Sears has won a number of tournaments this summer including the East Coast Junior In- vitationsl Golf Tournament in New Bern. Sowell said the two new golfers are two handicap players and together with the three returning lettermen should give Chowan a strong team in 1979. THE CHOWANIAN Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Corolina, a standard junior college controlled by the North Carolina Boptist State Convention and founded in 1848. Printed, designed and edited by the students and faculty of the School of Graphic Arts and Photography at Chowan College. Send changes of address notices to The Chowanian, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855. Published six times a year in July, September, October, December, February and in Moy-June. Second Class Postage Paid at Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855 PAGE TWO r \ Linda S. Nelms ... of Suffolk, Va., wilt serve in her native state in her new position with Chowan as Associate Director of Admissions. K. Douglas Gatewood . . . a graduate of the Class of 1976, has returned to his alma mater as Associate Director of Admissions. D. Gatewood, Linda Nelms Join Staff In Admissions Kenneth Douglas Gatewood, class of 1976, has been appointed Assistant Director of Admissions and assumed his duties with the college on August 1, and replaces Neal Peterson, who resigned recently to join a Virginia pharmecutical firm as a sales represen tative. In making the announcement. Dean Clayton Lewis stated that “Gatewood will represent Chowan throughout the state of North Carolina, and we are quite pleased that he has returned to serve his alma mater.” The Dean of Students further related that “Doug Gatewood is indeed committed to the purpose of Chowan College.” The new admissions representative received the B. S. degree in business administration from Atlantic Christian College. While a student at Chowan, Gatewood was active in intramural sports and various campus organizations. Prior to accepting the Chowan post, Gatewood was employed as a group leader for the Youth Conserva tion Corps. Miss Linda Sue Nelms of Suffolk, Va. has been employed as Assistant Director of Admissions. While her responsibilities vary from recuiting to interveiw- ing prospective students and their parents, her primary concern will be to acquaint college-bound Virginians with the benefits available to students who study at Chowan College. She will represent Chowan at most of the college and career day programs spon sored by the secondary schools in Virginia. Miss Nelms is a recent graduate of Elon. “She has a pleasant personality,” said Dean Qayton Lewis. “I am impressed by her enthusiasim.” Her hobbies include swimming, (During the past summer she served as coordinator of the swimming program sponsored by the Red Cross in Suffolk.), arts and crafts, biking, tennis, racketball, cooking and music. EDITGR’S QUOTE BOOK No nwn is quite sane. Each has a vein of folly in composition—a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which he has taken to heart.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Chowaniari

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