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Students support the community
Melissa Ann Herring of Ahoskie, and Franklin Dean Edmondson, of Portsmouth, Va.,
present a donation of $950 from Chowan students to Greg Parker, lieutenant in the
Murfreesboro Fire Department, to support the work of the department.
Jazz Ensemble performs here
The United States Air Force Tactical Air
Command Band Jazz Ensemble presented a
free concert in Turner Auditorium in
February, under the sponsorship of the
Department of Fine Arts.
The Jazz Ensemble, formed in 1953,
blends today’s contemporary sounds with
the swing of the Big Band Era.
The 19 member band performs an
average of 65 concerts before more than
The Chowan Players will pre
sent their spring musical, “Car
nival,” March 16-18 at 8 p. m., in
Turner Auditorium, with a 1:00
p.m. matinee on March 15.
Mrs. Sandra Boyce, director, is
currently rehearsing a large
number of participants including
jugglers, magicians, stunt bikers,
gymnasts, clowns, twins, and pup
peteers — as well as singers,
dancers, and actors.
Mrs. Boyce called “Carnival” a
“fun-filled production’ and invited
families and young and old to see
the play; ^
for Spring Semester
The current spring semester enrollment “shows a good increase over the
spring of 1988,” according to a college official.
Dean of the College B. Franklin Lowe, Jr., said Chowan enrolled 812 full
time students compared with 717 last spring.
Dr. Lowe explained, “This spring we have a headcount enrollment of 825,
as compared with 722 last spring. This spring we have a full-time equivalency
enrollment of 817, as compared with 719 last spring.”
Of the 812 regular students, 216 are sophomores and 5% freshmen.
Darrell H. Nicholson is Chowan’s registrar and he is assisted by ad
ministrative assistants Sue Rose and Betty Rose.
Wachovia establishes fmid
to provide financial aid
50,000 people per year in the eastern
The Tactical Air Command Jazz En
semble is a throw back to the swing era
when big bands toured and entertained
audiences around the world. Today’s big
bands have a definite heritage going back
to the traditional sounds of Air Force
Major Glenn Miller. “In The Mood,” and
“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” are
favorites one might hear at a typical TAC
Jazz Ensemble concert. Duke Ellington’s
“AT rain, ” is another.
Unique arrangements by Toshiko
Akiyoski, Rob McConnell, and Maynard
Ferguson are contemporary styles that add
variety and contrast to each performance.
Musicians from the band come from a
wide variety of musical and educational
backgrounds from across the United
States, forming a “melting pot” of
The group’s versatility, when per
forming every musical style, including
classical, country, and rock, has earned
them critical acclaim throughout the
Members of the group have performed
professionally with artists Sarah Vaughn,
Bob Hope, Roger Williams, Chet Atkins,
and The Beach Boys, to name a few. The
TAC Jazz Ensemble is proud of its heritage
and ability to provide entertainment for
everyone, states Dr. James Chamblee,
chairman of the Department of Fine Arts,
and Professor of Music Bob Brown.
Chowan has recieved a pledge of
$20,000 from Wachovia Bank and Trust
Company for its Mission Excellence
The funds will be used to establish a
“Wachovia Fund for Excellence” which
will help the college increase its en
dowment for financial aid, program
development, teaching and administration
and renovation of facilities.
President Bruce E. Whitaker thanked
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company for its
commitment in helping the college ac
complish its mission of providing young
people with a quality higher education.
Commented Dr. Whitaker, “All of us at
Chowan extend our genuine appreciation
and sincere gratitude to Wachovia,
Through this generous pledge, past
financial support and in many other ways,
this outstanding financial institution is
proving to be a ‘good neighbor’, both of
Chowan and this area and the state. ’ ’
Dallas W. Taylor, vice president of
Wachovia in Ahoskie, recently visited
the office of Dr. Whitaker to make the
first gift toward the pledge. He said
Wachovia is proud of Chowan’s
valuable contribution to the area and
long service to young men and women.
Added Taylor, “We are happy that
we are able to share in the campaign by
establishing the ‘Wachovia Fund for
Excellence,’ which is designed solely to
help deserving young people attend and
benefit from an education at Chowan
Wachovia has branches throughout
North Carolina. Its home office is
located in Winston-Salem.
Establishing new fund
Dallas fV. Taylor, right, vice president of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company of Ahoskie,
presents the initial gift to establish a “Wachovia Fund for Excellence” to Dr. Whitaker.
as Ben C. Sutton, business manager, looks on.
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