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Chowan College held it's fourth Sports
Hall of Fame Banquet in early November
and inducted four new members.
The dinner, held in Thomas Cafeteria,
had nearly 200 sports fans, friends of the
college and guests of the inductees on hand
to welcome John Bowies, Harry Gray,
Danny Rizzo and Dr. Bruce Whitaker into
John Bowles was a National Junior
College Athletic Association First Team
All-American offensive tackle in 1970. A
student at Chowan from 1969-70, John was
also First Team All-Coastal Conference
and the 1970 Chowan College Athlete of
The Virginia Beach native left Mur
freesboro to attend North Texas State
University where he played offensive line
for two years and graduated in 1973 with a
major in education.
The former Bayside High School
football standout received his Masters
Degree in Secondary Education from
North Texas State in 1976. A graduate
assistant at North Texas State, Bowles has
coached at Emporia State and Austin Peay
He is now defensive line coach and
recruiting coordinator at the University of
Richmond. Active in the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, John lives in Richmond
with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Jason
Gray Played Two Sports
Harry Gray attended Chowan College
from 1966-69 and was a versatile two-
sport star for the Braves.
A native of Robersonville, Gray was All-
East Basketball selection and Honorable
Mention All-East Football player as a
senior at Robersonville High School.
All conference in basketball and the
team’s Most Valuable Player for the
Braves, Gray was also the Most Valuable
teiuiis player and voted the Most Out
standing Athlete at Chowan in 1968.
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A participant in the East-West College
All-Star game in 1969, Harry was selected
as an Outstanding College Athlete in
After Chowan, Harry served in the U.S.
Army with a tour in Viet Nam. Returning
to civilian life. Gray enrolled in Atlantic
Christian College in Wilson where he
graduated in 1973.
Gray joined Gray’s Red Front and
Central Wholesale in 1974 as a partner
dealing in the sale of leaf tobacco and he is
still an owner and operator today. In 1986
the Robersonville resident joined Money
Financial Services as a broker.
Married to the former Deborah Smith,
the Grays have two children, Amy and
Rizzo fVas Golf Star
Danny Rizzo was a National Junior
College Athletic Association All-American
golfer in 1966. While attending Chowan
from 1965-67, Rizzo was voted the Most
Valuable Player on the golf team. Best All-
Around Student and Most Outstanding
A native of Hampton, Va., Rizzo left
Murfreesboro to attend the College of
William and Mary where he received a
B.A. degree in 1969. A 1972 graduate of
the University of North Carolina Law
School, he graduated from the Babcock
Graduate School of Management at Wake
Forest University in 1982.
Rizzo is vice president and general
counsel of Amercal Corporation, the
nation’s largest manufacturer of private
label ladies hoisery and the sole proprietor
of R. Daniel Rizzo, Attorney at Law in
Married to the former Judith Froeber,
the Rizzos have three children, Jennifer,
David and Kate.
Dr. Whitaker Inducted
Dr. Bruce WTiitaker is in his 32nd year
as president of Chowan College.
A native of Cleveland County, he was
valedictorian at Mooresboro High School.
Dr. WTiitaker graduated with a B.A. from
Wake Forest University and B.D., Th.M.
and Ph.D. fi'om Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary. He received the
doctor of laws honorary degree from Wake
Before coming to Chowan in 1957, Dr.
Whitaker was state secretary of the Student
Department of the Baptist State Con
vention of North Carolina. He has served
on the faculty of three colleges and
Under his leadership, Chowan’s
enrollment has climbed from under 300 to
some 950. More than $20 million has been
added to the assets of the college during his
tenure as President.
Played in Two Sports
DR. BRUCE E. WHITAKER
President for 32 Years
Professor speaks on language history
Dr. Dorothy Combs Hill, who has
recently received her Ph.D., spoke on
“The History of the English Language” in
Marks Hall Auditorium on Nov. 15. The
program was sponsored by the Chowan
Dr. Hill, professor of English at Chowan
since 1987, received her Ph.D. from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill in August.
Her major was Medieval; her minor
English Language (including Romance
Influences). Her dissertation: “The female
imagination in an age of transition: The
fiction of Lee Smith.” Dr. Hill received
her M.A. from Middlebury College, Bread
Class of 1906
MRS. LUCY BOONE TAYLOR
Class of 1913
MRS. GEORGIA P. COHOON
Class of 1920
MRS. MACONJ. NVNNALLY
Class of 1930
MRS. IRENE SYKES VAUGHAN
Loaf School of English, and her B.A. cum
laude from Carson-Newman College.
Her languages include Old and Middle
English, Latin, Old French, Old
Provencial, Old Spanish, modem Italian,
and modem Spanish.
Many Academic Honors
Her academic honors include Fellowship
awarded for Excellence in Teaching,
UNC-Chapel Hill; Fellowship in Romance
Languages, University of Tennessee; and
Outstanding Graduate in Spanish, Carson-
Dorothy HDI has served as editor of
“Today” magazine and other college
publications at Carson-Newman and “The
Carolina Quarterly.” She is also the author
of a number of articles, features and
reviews that have been published in
professional and academic publications.
She has served as lecturer in Con
temporary Literature and Creative Writing
(fiction) and teaching assistant at UNC-
Dr. Hill also served as director of public
relations and publications at Carson-
At Chowan she teaches Composition 101
and 102, and Survey in English Literature
201 and 202.