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Board of Trustees adopt budget, hear reports
"in the black";
The Chowan College Board of Trustees
adopted a budget of $7,450,000 for 1985-86
during their semi-annual l^ptember meeting
in the office of President Bruce E. Whitaker..
They also heard a report of the increase in
the fall enrollment over last year.
The trustees, headed by chairman Felix
Arnold of Enfield, met jointly with the board
of Advisors, chaired by Dr. Melvin Kunkle of
Operated in the Black
Dr. Whitaker reported that Chowan con
cluded the past academic year operating in
the black for the 27th straight year. He said
many groups and individuals made this
possible through their contributions to the
college, to include the Annual Giving Fund.
He commented, “This acheivement over
the years could not have been done without
the increasing support of North Carolina
Baptists through the Cooperative Program.”
Dean of Students Clayton Lewis reported
that enrollment for the current fall semester
is 954 full-time students, an increase of 55
Whitaker thanked Lewis, the admissions
staff and faculty and staff members for their
efforts in the recruitment of students. He
said the enrollment was an indication of the
continuing need for a two-year college such
as Chowan “where students receive in
dividual attention in a liberal arts at
Reports were presented by chairmen of
standing committee of the Board of Trustees
which met prior to the general meeting.
They included: academic, the Rev. Bennie
Pledger of New Bern; student affairs, Mrs.
Frances Farthing of Durham; development
and finance, Robert Spivey, Windsor; and
religious life and denominational relations.
Dr. Hargus Taylor, college chaplain.
College to be Featured
Chaplain Taylor reported that Chowan will
be featured on Nov. 12 in Charlotte during
the annual meeting of the Baptist State
Convention. Taylor said the college will
present a 30-minute program utilizing color
slides and both taped and live narration.
Mrs. Farthing reported that behind the
“fine enrollment picture” was the dedicated
work of the admissions staff which included
some 1,200 visits to private and public high
schools located in eastern United States.
Pledger praised the academic chairmen
and faculty for their “team spirit” as
demonstrated by the way they relate to the
students, each other and general support
they give Chowan.
Business Manager Ben Sutton reported
that the total endowment of the college
exceeds $3,351,000. He said Chowan received
$201,722 in 1984-85, the largest single-year
income ever from endowment.
Demonstration for visitors
while members of the Boards of Trustees ond Advisors met in semi-annual session with
President Bruce Whitaker, their spouses toured campus focilities. One of their most in
teresting stops was in the remodeled art center, Green Hall, where Professor Doug Eubank
demonstrated pottery making.
Sutton also reported that the remodeling of
existing buildings is continuing. He said
Simons Hall was remodeled this summer to
include installation of air conditioning in the
men’s residence hall.
Following a report by Dean of the College
B. Franklin Lowe, Jr., the trustees
authorized the college to enter into an in
stitutional self-study leading to the reaf
firmation of accreditation from the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools in
Lowe noted that the reaffirmation of an
accreditation is required every ten years. He
said the self-study is “comprehensive and
involves every aspect of the college and all
members of the college community.
The Board also adopted resolutions of
appreciation to the memory of Elwood
\^ittier Parker, Arelia Ruth Adams, and
Frances Elizabeth White Coleman.
Craig Vick joins Admissions
staff as student recruiter
Craig A. Vick of Ahoskie, a graduate of Ahoskie High
School, Chowan College and East Carolina University, is
serving as a member of the student development staff in
the Office of Admissions. As an assistant director of ad
missions, Vick will serve in the Piedmont section of North
Carolina and the entire state of South Carolina.
“We are pleased to have Vick working with us,” said
Winslow L. Carter, director of admissions. “Vick was a
successful student here, having earned the associate
degree in accounting. He made a smooth transfer to ECU,
where he was an honor student,” concluded Carter,
Vick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Vick, of
Ahoskie, and he is a member of Early Baptist Church.
New Advisor to board
A new member of the Board of Advisors, Mrs. Sallie J.
Moore of Wilson, looks ot the new edition of the college
catalog with Dr. H. Melvin Kunkle, center, chairman of
the Advisors, and Dr. Bruce E. Whitaker. Mrs. Moore at
tended her first meeting with the group in September
when the Advisors met jointly with the Board of
The Chowanian, October, 1985—PAGE THREE