North Carolina Newspapers

June 1969
Mrs. Marvin
Visits UN In
New York
Mrs. Helen Marvin, faculty
member at Gaston College,
attended the Faculty Advisors
Institute held at United Nations
Headquarters in April. The
meeting is sponsored by the
Council on International
Relations and United Nations
Affairs (CIRUNA), which is the
college affiliate cf United Nations
Association of the United States
of America, (UNA-USA). Mrs.
Marvin is the faculty advisor to
the Gaston College branch of
The participants, during this
Institute, had the opportunity to
explore the Middle East Crisis in
some detail through informal
briefings led by diplomats of
countries both directly and
indirectly involved.
Mrs. Marvin was invited by
Arthur J. Goldberg, chairman of
the board of the UNA-USA. In his
letter of invitation to Mrs. Marvin,
Goldberg stated that, “because of
the promising new developments
in strengthening responsible
student participation in
international affairs, a portion of
the Institute will also be devoted
to the discussion of the
relationship of the faculty advisor
to international affairs
programming on the college
campuses in general, and the
CIRUNA chapter in particular.”
The United Nations Mission to
the UN had previously sponsored
the Institute prior to the
sponsorship of the UNA-USA.
The faculty members invited to
the meetings, which were held in
the UN building, had the
opportunity to meet and talk with
permanent representatives to the
UN from the Middle East, France,
and also His Excellency Charles
W, Yost, representative of the
U.S. to the UN.
The Gaston College chapter of
the Civinette Club, recently met
and nominated officers for the
1969-70 school year. The new
officers are: Johnnie Gail
Bowers-President; Cindy Lee
Ramsey-Vice President; Cynthia
M u 11-Secretary ; Kathy
Lamkin-Treasurer; Robbie
Homesley-Chaplain; and Karen
On April 23, the Civitan
International District West
honored all the presidents and
president-elects of each club in its
district at a luncheon in the
Masonic Temple. Mr. Richard
Nelson, the guest speaker, showed
slides and spoke about lithium
mining in North Carolina. Patsy
Ratchford, the president of
Civinettes, and Cindy Ramsey,
Vice President elect, represented
the Gaston College Civinettes at
the Luncheon.
Johnnie Gail Bowers received a
scholarship from the National
Secretary Association during the
luncheon of the Spindlette
Chapter of the NSA. Johnnie is
majoring in Secretarial Science.
STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Residents of the Big Valley
BOTTOM ROW: (L. To R.) Karen Dellinger, Lynn Price, and Joan McMilllan.
MIDDLE ROW: (L. To R.) Miles Weathers, Beirut Wall, and Gary Hudson.
TOP ROW: (L. To R.) Mr. Russell Keck, Lynn Holcomb, and Mr. David Hunsucker.
BOTTOM ROW: (L. To R.) Anita Sullivan, Margaret Schneider, Karen Dellinger,
Pam RAy and Ben Sutton.
TOP ROW: (L. To R.) Danny Fisher, Lynn Price, John Truesdale, Robert Hovis,
and John Eaker.
BOTTOM ROW: (L. To R.) Jackie Winkfield, Miles Weathers, Kelly Childers, and
Mary Ann Nichols.
TOP ROW: (L. To R.) Barry Farmer, Kenneth Adams, and Alfred Cloud. (L
(Oliver J. Davis, advisor, is not pictured.)
GC Students
Attend Model
UN Meeting
Eight Students from Gaston
College attended the Model
United Nations in New York city
from April 9th - April 13th. These
students arc members of the
Gaston College branch
CIRUNA, The Council
Intcrnalional Relations
United Nations Affairs.
CIRUNA sponsors campus
organizations throughout the
country and conducts Model
United Nations meetings such as
the one held in New York.
The delegation from Gaston
College (o the model U.N.
represented Costa Rica in the
General Assembly. Each member
of this delegation had the
opportunity to express themselves
and to act and to vote as a Costa
Rican. The Gaston College
delegation studied lor some time
prior to the meeting of the model
U.N. about Costa Rica in order to
learn the economy, history, and
religious practices of the Costa
'riie delegates paiticipatcd in
sucli activities in the Model U.N.
as passing amendments to the
present charter of the U.N.;
dellning agression; the question of
the admission of Ked Cliina (o the
U.N.; and varioirs other floor
lights which rcsulled lrt)m issues
being presented by other
countries which were also
repiesented by studeiil
delegations IVom the U.S.
Allen (iroonis, (Jaslon College
studeni and public relations
manager of ('IIUINA, staled that
the delegates to the National
Model United Nations were trying
to attain practical, first hand
knowledge ol international
relations while gaining a deeper
insight in the workings of tlie
United Nations.
In order lt)r the delegates to
leel a closer contact witli the
actual U.N. organization, each
delegation met witli a
representative from the
permanent U.N. Mission in New
York City. Tlie Ambassador to
the U.N. of Costa Rica and his
stall briefed the Gaston
delegation on their country’s
views on topics ranging from
Southern Rhodesia, liiafra, and
the Middle f.ast to birth control
and agricultural reform.
'■ The most common problem
encountered by these young
people in regard to taking the role
ol representing another nation is
to ‘stop thinking America’,”
Grooms staled. Me added, “the
students, lor the period of tlie
convention most protray the
desires, hopes and ambitions of
the people they represent.”
Mrs. Helen Marvin, advisor to
the Gaston CIRUNA, was unable
to attend the meeting in New
York, and Mr. Everette Warren,
economics professor at Gaston
attended the meetings with the
delegation from GC.
Those students attending were
Joe Anthony, Earl McClain, John
Coleman, Dean McGinnis, Allen
Grooms, Jerry Franklin, Bill
Cottingham, and Don llarrelson.

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