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THE charlotte Collegian
CHRIS COLLINS, Editor
EVELYN BAKER, Faculty Advisor • De WITT SCOTT. Professional Advisor
September 18, 1961
New Campus Increases
It’s beautiful! From the top of the Science-Engi
neering building down to the last brick on the Liberal
Arts building, the new campus is bristling with lively
And now we are ready to begin the long grind of
winter classes in new quarters. But there are a few
other factors that should be given consideration as
new students begin to arrive.
A new campus presents to students the new re
sponsibility of clean, attractive buildings and grounds.
Our new campus in itself is attractive. Cleanliness
is a matter of student volition.
Campus cleanliness for us at CC this year is, we
think, embodied in these two topics:
1. Maintenance of “company-like” appearance for
the sake of our guests.
2. Special consciousness for a clean lounge—the
only eating place for faculty, students, and guests.
One picture may be “worth a thousand words,”
but guests will keep a watchful eye on the students.
Our collegiate conduct—the barometer of our collegi
ate enthusiasm — will be viewed scrupulously for
the way we assume our roles as hosts.
Our guests will include men and women from
many different vocational fields and all the ranks—
“from the colonel’s lady to Rosie O’Grady.”
One of the first visits will be paid, not by the
colonel, but by our Governor Terry Sanford. After
we move in, our own board of trustees and local school
officials should be prouder than ever of Charlotte Col
lege. We must enable our own President Cone and
beneficent friends to be happier that they have given
to Charlotte College of their respective energies,
hours, and resources.
Let us be eager to convey an idle piece of paper
in the lounge to the trash can. Let us maintain that
genuine CC smile, howdy, and warm clasp of hands.
Then truly we will be giving of our respective ener
gies, hours, and resources to Charlotte College—our
college today; our university tomorrow.
Greetings From The President
Welcome to Charlotte College! For fifteen years I have
dreamed about the day when I could welcome you, the students
of Charlotte College, to this beautiful campus. You are special
because you are the first to be able to study in these fine
buildings. The attitudes and aspirations that you bring to
Charlotte College this year will determine the kind of college
this will be. You are Charlotte College.
As I greet you, I remember many outstanding students
who are graduates of our school. They obtained their education
in drab surroundings as our returning students can verify.
Their determination and high ideals have challenged the
trustees, administration, and facu'ty to work toward making
this one of the finest colleges in the state.
I am wishing for you a happy and successful year at
Charlotte College. You will love the college and all of the
activities associated with it as vou assume your part in helping
to promote them and the college.
All of us—the administrative staff and the faculty—want
to help you have a successful college career. We will always
have time to assist you in solving any problems which you
might encounter. Together we will make this a wonderful
year for you and Charlotte College.
BONNIE E. CONE, President
From The Charlotte Observer
To Madam President, A Bow
Making our manners to Charlotte’s Miss (Dr.) Bonnie
Cone is getting to be a habit these days.
Just a few weeks ago Coker College gave her the first
honorary degree, a doctorate of literature, ever awarded by
that institution. And that same day Davidson College awarded
her a doctor of laws degree, the first time Davidson had given
a degree to a woman.
And now it’s President Bonnie Cone of Charlotte College,
a title earned by many years of imaginative and dedicated
When September rolls around, Charlotte College will
move from the old Central High School building into the first
two buildings of what will ultimately be a complete college
We noted on May 30 that the new buildings will provide
an entirely aoDropriate place for Miss Bonnie to hang her two
brand new diplomas.
We can add only that the new title, president, will be
just as appropriate for the door to her office.
A new begirming for Char
lotte College means also a new
beginning for the Charlotte Col
legian. The Collegian also is
not merely beginning another
year; it is being reborn.
than a new
staff and edi
tor. It entails
a chajige in
well as a
change in pol
raphy is a
new look; we
think it looks more professional
and more in keeping with our
new life and campus at CC.
Our staff will be more or
ganized. An advertising staff
will be set up. Geannie Glas
gow has volunteered to serve
as advertising manager.
Nine issues of the Collegian
are planned for this year. With
an energetic staff, who knows
but that these plans may give
way to bigger ones?
You may become a member
of this energetic staff. The de
mand is great for you if you
write, sell ads, type, report, do
layouts, or are at all interest
ed in journalism and the news
paper of our CC.
If you are at all interested,
make yourself known to Chris
Collins, editor, or to Jeannie
Stra hdee, managing editor.
Drop by our office, or if you
had rather, just drop a note or
a story into our.box.
We are looking forward to
a really big year. You can help
make our year a big success!
Is Crash Victim
Samuel Earl Gunter, a 1959
graduate of CC, was killed in
an auto accident near Pearis-
burg, Va., during the Labor
Known around CC as Earl,
he became a photographer
Earl and his wife, Lennie,
lived at 1517-B E. 35th St.,
Surviving in addition to his
wife are his parents and a sis
ter, Mrs. Howard Gordon, all
Many CC Alumni
In Other Schools
The recently appointed and first alumni secretary, Mrs.
Thomas Potter, public relations director for Charlotte Col
lege, has received news of several recent CC graduates who
are continuing their college careers in other schools.
Kenneth F. Corbett, member
of the class of ’61, is studying
jnder a Hertz scholarship at N.
C. State. The Hertz scholarship
is awarded on a nation-wide
basis to students showing out
standing aptitude in the field of
Another recent CC graduate,
Jerry Wilson, has received a
scholarship to the law school of
Wake Forest, where he did his
•iidergraduate work. Jerry made
the dean’s list twice last year.
Reid Wentz, who finished CC
in 1960, is majoring in English
at the University of North Caro
lina. Now doing honor work, Reid
will receive his degree in Janu
ary and continue his post
graduate work at Carolina, He
plans to teach English.
A recent gest”re of Reid’s
shows that CC is “gone but not
forgotten” in his mind. He ore-
sented the new library with a
beauUful set of booVs in ten
volumes, because he said he
wanted “to tio somethir^j to
show his appreciation for the
college that had done so much
for him,” a statement that
symbolizes the gra'itude that
CC students have 'more and
more and more as time goes
CC alumnus Charles Cruse,
who stur'ied under a Hertz schol
arship at Duke where he finished
in ’61, is currently enrolled in
the Duke Power Training Pro
Bob Robertson, CC graduate of
1959, has received a Fullbright
scholarship for one year to work
toward his master’s de^r^e in
French at the University of Dijon
in France. Dijon is Dr. Macv’s
alma mater. Bob also received a
scholarship of $100 from the Cul
tural Services of the French Em
bassy. He is a 1961 graduate of
UNC, where he was a member
of Phi Beta Kappa.
Another CC alumnus, 1961
graduate of UNC, and math
teacher for the past summer
term at Charlotte College, is
George Killoush. George was
photographer for The Collegian
while at CC. He will be at the
University of Tennessee this year
teaching math under a teaching
The Collegian is sponsoring
a contest to award a cash
prize of $3 for the best stu-
dent-written “recollection of
Any CC student (who is not
a pro) may submit articles to
the Collegian before one
o’clock, Monday, October 2.
Articles should be left at tho
Students may write about
anything that they remember
about the old Charlotte Col'ege,
team, students, or any particu
lar event in its student life.
Perhaps you remember a
very forgetful professor in
whose class you never knew
what to predict next. Might
be that you recall a very warm,
human interest story about
that forgetful professor, the
student president, or one o f
Why not write your story? It
may be the ore which merits
you the three bucks and gets
published in our paoer.
Papers will be judged for
merit alone by our impartial
Charlotte Col'»?e will go on
WBTV this month.
The exact date for the TV pro
gram has not been set, but is
likely to be around the end of
September. Much of this pro
gram will be on film, showi»ig
the new campus and some CC
students at work.
The TV program was first cast
tor Aug. 24, but was postponed
until a later date.
Also WSOC has invited CC to
do a series of programs this
vear. The details 'or these pro
grams are not available at pres
Education: A Special Meaning
By BOB ANDREWS
Collegian Staff Writer
The word is education. The meaning, ac
cording to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary
(a book some of you may know), goes as fol
lows: “act or process of educating; discipline
of mind or character through study or instruc
tion; also, a stage of such, a process or the
training in it; as, to receive a coUege educa
tion.” The last part says it.
“To receive a college education.” That is
why you are here, you say? Well now, before
you plunge headlong into the cave-nous corri
dors of this monument to the muses, stop, take
a moment and think.
Think about just what you are entitled to
now that you have plunked down “X” number
of dollars in the office. You set a yearbook,
admission to all sorts of activities, and the
opportunity to be exposed to knowle:ige. That
is all. As any veteran of the “English 101
C. T. W. campaign” can tell you, “You don’t
buy education — you buy the permission to be
exposed to it.”
Now exposure to education does not work the
same as other kinds of exposures. If you sit in
the sun one hour a day, the odds are that sooner
or later you will get a suntan; but just sitting
in a class does not mean that you will get an
“All right,” you ask, “then what is the
purpose of a college if not to educate me?”
One American educator has stated the pur
pose of the college like this: “It is the function
of the college and its teachers to help the
stuifent to krow, to think, and to become.”
Cryptic? Not really. All the man is saying is
that you should know facts, think about them,
and in this way become an educated being
capable of creative thought.
Education need not be all formal and
scholastic either. Discussion groups (bull ses-
siors) about ideas, events, and people let you
know how other peonle are thinking and what
they are thinking about. Also, you never know
when a group will cross some subject which
you may be strong in — then you can get in
your mental muscle-flexing, because facts and
knowledge unused are no better than unused
About this time you are saying, “Okay, so
get off your high horse.” Friend, this is not
directed at you in particular; it is directed at
me. Every o'ce in a while I need a reminder
and this is it for this month. So, no hard feelings
. . . huh? And, oh yes . . . welcome to CC.