Volume X, Number 7
SEVENTY-TM 0 TO GRADUATE MONDAY
There will be 72 candidates eligible for graduation this
Semester says Mrs. Dorothy W. Hamrick, registrar.
The candidates for graduation- are as follows: Betty
Barker, John Biggers, Hugh Borders, Dan Bostic, Robert
Brendle, Ada Wilson Bridges, Mildred Bridges, Essie Marie
Brittain, Richard Brittain, David Harding Caldwell, Charlotte
Carroll, Nancy Cheshire, Billy Cline, Perrie Davis, James
Dodd, Ann Ellis, Gilbert Fleming, Charles Freeman, Wray Free
man, William Gamble, Patricia Gilbert, Ted Grayson, Peggie
Harmon, Conelia Harrill, Jerry Hawkins, Margaret Hazeltine,
Edward Hudson, Clinton Leroy Jefferies, Larry Jones, Jerry
Keeter, Pearl King, Franklin Lattimore, Joe Lay ell, Robert
Ledford, Patricia Lee, Charles Littlejohn, Harold Long, Curtis
Donald McCarson, Mary McSwain, Jo Ann Mask, Wilma Mox-
ley, Clara Nix, Joan Nolan, William Peace, Miles Grady Pen
nington, Mildred Peterson, Donnis Philbeck, Thomas Poston,
Hugh Price, Jesse Allan Proctor, Vera Rose, Robert Russell
Ed Scruggs, Virginia Singleton, Paul Steadman, Joyce Stephen
son, Barbara Stone, Patricia Stout, Kay Swaim, Sheila Thomp
son, Robert Tobin, Ruth Turner, Max Neil Walker, Ruth Weav
er Bobby Wiggins, Betty Jo Williams, Roger Wilson, Charles
Winstead, Mary York, Ruth York, Barbara Ziedonis, Peggie
miss DORIS JONES
MBS. VERA STROUP
SIX NEW FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED BY G. W.
Gardner-Webb College, has an
nounced six new faculty appoint
ments for the School year beginning
next September 3. Three new teach
ers are being added to the faculty
because of increased enrollment and
another will teach physics, an added
course in the science department.
Claude Henry Britt, Jr., of Dunn
^ will be assistant professor of lang-
' uages. Britt is a graduate of Wake
Forest and the University of Ala
bama, and is now teaching at A. L.
Brown High School in Kannapolis,
Miss Jean McSwain of Shelby, a
Gardner-Webb and Wake Forest
graduate, will teach English, She
is teaching this year in Marshville,
Assistant librarian will be Miss
Gail Baucom of Rockingham, She
is a Gardner-Webb graduate, and
will receive the B, S, degree in
library science this month at Ap
palachian State College.
Miss Doris Jones has been em
ployed as dean of women. Miss
Jones, a native of Greenville, S, C„
is a graduate of B^irman Univer
sity and Southwestern Baptist Sem
inary, For the past two years she
has been dean of women at Wingate
Mrs, Vera H, Stroup of Cherry-
ville, has been employed as counselor
for girls, Mrs, Stroup is currently
working as a counselor at the Chil
dren’s Home in Winston-Salem.
Physics has been added to the
curriculum and a new physics lab
oratory is being equipped, Seth
L, Washburn, a native of Cleve
land County and a Gardner-Webb
and Wake Forest graduate, will teach
physics and science courses. Wash
burn has done extensive graduate
study in his field, and has taught
for nine years in high schools of
Cleveland. Wake, and Nash counties.
To Dr. "Bob" Elliott
On May 11 during the chapel serv
ices at Gardner-Webb College, Dr.
Robert N. Elliott, Jr., professor of
History, was honored by receiving
the .first annual, which was dedicat
ed to him.
Miss Margaret Hazeltine, editor of
the 1955-56 Anchor, presented Dr.
Elliott the annual and read to the
student body the words written to
him by members of the annual
staff . . . “To Dr. Robert N. El
liott, Jr„ whose competence in teach
ing has well prepared his students
for further studies . , , whose con
cern for young people has qualified
him to be their true friend and
guide. . . . whose ever-present sense
of humor has opened the door to
the heart of every student, we af
fectionately dedicate the 1956
Dr. Elliott served as the faculty
advisor for the Anchor this year
and because of his work the staff
also chose to add a quote from
Longfellow—“He knew the chart—
all Its pleasures and its griefs, all
Its shallows and rocky reefs, all
those secret currents, that flow with
such resistless undertow.”
Set At G - W
For May 26
Gardner-Webb college will begin
its commencement activities with the
annual alumni banquet on May 26.
Ijetters have been sent to over 3,000
former students, inviting them to
attend the festivities. Several hun
dred are expecting to respond.
Actually the college has some 10,-
000 alumni but correct mailing ad
dresses for many of them are not
The baccalaureate sermon for the
graudating class will be Sunday
night. May 27. Dr. John A. Barry,
president of Coker College, will de
liver the sermon.
At 10:30 a. m. May 28, 72 grad
uates are expected to receive their
diplomas after a commencement ad
dress by Dr. A. E. Tibbs, dean of
Gardner-Webb will end Its 49th
year of operations with the May 28
program. The current enrollment
is the largest in the college’s history
with 472 students enrolled.
DR. BARRY DR. XIBBS
TWO S. C. EDUCATORS
Two South Carolina educators will speak at graduation
exercises this spring at Gardner-Webb college, says Dr. P. L.
The year’s end festivities begin with the alumni banquet
on Saturday night. The baccalaureate sermon is scheduled for
Sunday night, and the graduation program will be May 28 at
10:30 a. m.
Dr. John A .Barry, president of Coker College, will bring
the baccalaureate sermon.
Dr. Barry is a graduate of Furman University and South
western Baptist Seminary, and was professor of religion at
Furman before becoming president at Coker.
The commencement address will be made by Dr. A. E.
Tibbs, dean of Furman University. Dr. Tibbs has been dean
at Furman since 1948.
Prior to' that he was professor of religious education and
sociology at the New Orleans Baptist Seminary.
A native of Columbus, Ga., Dr. Tibbs holds degrees from
Furman, Princeton, New Orleans Seminary, Edinburgh Uni
versity, and the University of Zurich.
Four present faculty members have
resigned, effective with the close of
school May 28.
Miss Mabel Starnes, dean of
women since 1950, is leaving to ac
cept work as a teacher of Bible at
Carson-Newman College. Her as
sistant, Mrs. Helen C. Barnett, is
also leaving and plans to make her
home in Asheville. Robert G. Carr,
assistant professor of music, is to
be head of the music department at
Cumberland College in Lebanon...
Tenn. Miss Laura Jean Keeter, in
structor in commerce, plans to be
married this summer.