2 The Pilot / October 31,1994
Campus Box 5384 Phone exL 4145
Dr. June Hobbs
James R. Sexton
Tonya Cochran, Michael Darnell, Scott
Elliott, Brandy Faught, Michelle Hill, Reggie
Hunt, Michael Owens, Telesa Wilson
Printed by King's Mountain Herald
Dr. Andrews; A Man of Dignity
Death is not final
In light of the recent deaths that have hit
our campus. The Pilot staff would like to pub
lish the following articles written by members
of the faculty and administration. The best way
to cope with the death of a loved one is to ac
cept it as reality and focus our attention on
celebrating the life that Dr. Charles Andrews
and Ms. Genevieve Street had while here on
earth. It gives us comfort and clarity to know
that these two loving individuals are no longer
suffering and are in Heaven with the glorious
It is certainly true that everyone on cam
pus has faced death in one form or another
this year. However, one thing that has been
evident is the abundant love and support that
has been distributed by those around us.
Many of those who have been so evident
in encouraging others have done so not for
selfish gain, but for deep respect of those
It is not an easy task to try and comfort
one who is mourning. One thing we need to
remember when dealing with those who are
mourning is how we felt when we were faced
with the loss of a loved one. We had people
there for us, so we should strive to be there
for those around us in need.
May we all keep their families in our
prayers. Let us lift one another up and encour
age each other in love and support
Dr. Charles Andrews, senior faculty mem
ber of Gardner-Webb University, died on October
15, 1994, following a bout with cancer. He had
taught and served as chairman of the Department
of Foreign Languages and Literature for 34 years,
having come to GardnCT-Webb in 1960. He was
68 years old at the time of his death.
Dr. Andrews began his teaching career at
Rutherfordton-Spindale Central High School in
1950. That year he taught Dr. Bob Morgan, who is
currently Professor of French and mathematics at
Gardner-Webb, French I and plane geometry. He
was Dr. Morgan’s French 2 teacher as well as home
room teacher in 1951-52.
Dr. Andrews was a scholar. He was elected
to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, one of the most
prestigious honor societies in America, at Wofford
College as an undergraduate. He completed his
Masters degree at Emory University and his Hi.D.
degree at Florida State University. He was a
Fullbright Scholar at the Sorboime in Paris. He
did additional work at the University of Quebec at
Three Rivers, Canada. He maintained membership
in the ^propriate professional organizations.
Dr. Andrews was an outstanding professor.
He lived to teach. He was the first recipient of the
prestigious Fleming-White Award for Excellence
in Teaching in 1987. He was also pleased that his
former student. Dr. Bob Morgan, was the second
recipient Of the first eight recipients of the award.
Dr. Andrews and three of his former students were
four of the winners. The amount of time, effort,
dedication and financial support Dr. Andrews gave
to his students and Gardner-Webb was tremendous.
During his time at G-W, Dr. Andrews taught
French, Spanish and German.
Dr. Andrews was a successful business man
and had a great ability to write computer programs
for his foreign language students. He was known
as a family man. He and his wife of 50 years,
Margie Bailey Andrews, have one daughter, Karen,
and two sons. Bill and Keith.
Dr. Andrews will be remembered as one of
the most outstanding professors in the history of
this university. He was a rock of stability for the
department as well as the entire university.
Dr. Andrews was a man of dignity.
Dr. Bob Morgan
Ms. Street remembered as “Dorm Mother”
As I thought about Genevieve Street, or Ms.
Street as we affectionately -called her, the words
dedication, commitment, loyal and quiet dignity
come to mind. Ms. Street was a resident director
and, as such, was dedicated to her position. She
took pride in how her residence hall looked. Ms.
Street was committed to the young ladies she
served. She would refer to them as “my girls”, and
there was absolutely nothing she wouldn't do for
She would encourage and support projects
undertaken by her girls. The weekend of Home
coming saw the girls in her hall decorate the floors
of her hall. In vintage fashion, Ms. Street sent word
to me on Saturday to be sure and come by her dorm
before I went home. She took great pride ion show
ing me around, and explaining the different scenes
depicted on the various floors. Ms. Street loved
her girls and her girls loved her.
Ms. Street was loyal to Gardner-Webb Uni
versity, she had over 12 years of service. She not
only served as a resident director, but also filled in
the last 3 years as a receptionist for my office dur
ing lunch, so that we wouldn’t have to close. She
enjoyed helping out in this manner, and this year
even added an additional office to her resume as
she filled in for the Academic Dean’s office. These
additional duties were not done for additional
money or special recognition, but because of Ms.
Street's tremendous loyalty to the university.
Ms. Street exhibited quiet dignity. She was
the epitome of a lady in everything she did; her
speech, her demeanor, her respect of others, and
especially her dress. We would often kid Ms. Street
suggesting that she had the best wardrobe on cam
pus. She would go about her duties, and in fact
her life, with quiet dignity. While she didn’t speak
loud, her actions demonstrated in a very magnify
ing way who Ms. Street was.
Colossians 3:23 states, “Whatsoever ye do,
do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” I
believe that was who Genevieve Street was. She
did, she gave, she helped, she cared. It was all done
so heartily. It is ironic that Ms. Street was taking a
much deserved trip when the accident occurred. I
found out she was going on a mystery trip or tour,
as its called. While that trip might have been a
mystery, I don’t believe it’s a mystery where she’s
The students, faculty and staff of Gardner-
Webb, and especially myself, are much better for
having known and shared the life of Genevieve
E. Jerome Scott
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