North Carolina Newspapers

    THE LANCE
Official Publication of the Student Body of St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Vol. 14 No. 16
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C
Thursday, April 3,1975
Perkinson Named President
Nearly five months of
nationwide searching came to
a close this afternoon as the
election of Alvin P. Perkinson
as third president of St. An
drews was announced in
ceremonies in Harris Courts.
He will succeed Dr. Donald
J. Hart, who announced in
November that he would
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resign in order to return to
teaching full-time.
Perkinson’s appointment
was announced some three
hours ago at a packed assem
bly in Harris Courts. Presided
over by Dean of the College
Victor Arnold, the meeting
opened with an invocation by
Dr. Leslie Bullock of the
Department of Religion. Dr.
Bullock was followed by M. C.
Benton, chairman of the
Board of Trustees, \^o ex
pressed pleasure at the selec
tion of Mr. Perkinsai and
reaffirmed the committment
of the board to support the
new president and the work of
the college.
“Mr. Perkinson is a hard-
driving, direct and challenge-
oriented executive, and he is
considered to be a good ad
ministrator,” Mr. Benton
said.
“He was highly recom-
mended for the St. Andrews
Presidency by many people
associated with higher
education.”
Mr. Benton then introduced
Ed Mack, chairman of the
Trustees’ Seardi Committee.
Mack commended the faculty
and student advisory com
mittees for their “valuable
and important contribution to
the effort.” He then in
troduced Mr. Perkinson.
Mack said that the new
president has “wide con
nections throughout the
Southeast and has already
begun to initiate corrective
measures in the admissirais -
enrollment area to attempt to
raise the number of students
coming to St. Andrews this
fall. While at Millsaps,” said
Mack, “Mr. Perkinson
initiated a new admissions
program which saw the num
ber of applicatifflis this year
rise fifty-three percent over
their level two years ago and
twenty percent over last
year.”
Responding to a standing
ovation from the audience,
Perkinswi said that “I have
been asking around since
February on my own just
what people think of St. An-
drews-laymai, clergymen,
businessmen, alumni, and
college officials here and at
other schools. The responses I
received were quite varied in
dividually but all had a
positive tone. St. Andrews can
be a great collie if we make
it that,” he said.
PerMnson said, however,
that the effort to turn the
college around was not by any
means a one man job, and
called upon the students,
faculty, and friaids of St. An
drews to contribute their
ideas and criticisms in the
days ahead. “I want to be an
open door and q>en minded
president,” he told the assem
bly. “I want to get to know
eadi f you personally rather
than just as a component part
of an organization.”
Perkinson said that he will
President-Elect Alvin Page Perkinson Jr.
Study Grant Goes To Schulz
Research To Enhance “Peace Education
Professor Lawrence Schulz,
St. Andrews Presbyterian
College, Laurinburg, has
been awarded an Overseas
Study/St. Andrews College
grant in the amount of $800
for research in India. TTie
location for the project will be
various study and cultural
centers in India; the study
centering on CROSS-
CULTURAL DIMENSIONS
OF PEACE EDUCATION.
Professor Schulz’s interest
in the area of peace education
stems from both his
professional training in the
field of international politics
and his experience in
teaching a course at St. An
drews College during the past
three years, entitled WAR
and PEIACE. According to
Professor Schulz, he has
come to believe that the
ultimate question facing our
global community is whether
postures of peace can prevail
over the mutual annihilation
of total war. So much of this
issue, of course, depends on
the social, economic and en
vironmental conditions which
we are allowed to obtain, but
we tend to lose sight of the
fact that the shaping of at
titudes toward peace, par
ticularly in the earUer years
of schooling, is a significant
part of the world view which
makes these conditions ac
ceptable or unacceptable,
says Professor Schulz.
Since the late 60’s the In
stitute for World Order h^
been coordinating the work of
eight trans-national teams of
scholars and educators at
tempting to develop regm^
and ultimately global per
spectives toward future
preferred world orders. The
World Order Models Project,
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as this attempt is called, has
already published several
studies sudi as the role of in
ternational law, economic
cooperation and in
terdependence, the role of
non-govermental organizatio
ns and others.
One of the teams, centered
in India, has arrived at some
preliminary conclusions con
cerning the preferred world of
the South Asian region which
differs significantly from that
of the North American team.
According to Professor
Sdiulz, one of his objectives
will be to discover the reasons
for that difference and what
implications this has for in
ternational peace education.
The highest priorities of all
the projects are to develop
world order models which (1)
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assume his duties on a full
time basis on May 1.
A native of Chattanooga,
Tenn., Mr. Perkinson is 40
years old. He graduated in
1957 from Davidson (N.C.)
College, where he was
president of the senior class,
president of the in-
terfratemity council and a
member of Omicron Delta
Kappa.
After his graduation he was
self-employed in an insurance
and real estate business in
Charlotte for elevenyear 3.
In 1968 he became Associate
Director of Development and
later Director of Development
at Southwestern at Memphis,
Tenn., a Presbyterian co
educational liberal arts
college with 1,000 students.
He joined Millsaps College
in 1972 as Director of Develop
ment and Public Relations.
He has been active in the
Presbyterian Churches
whereever he has lived and in
1964 was named as one of the
Jaycees’ “Ten Outstanding
Young Men of Charlotte.”
His wife is the former Ellen
Louise Forester (rf Sumter,
S.C., and they have four sons.
For the past three years Mr.
Perkinson has served as
Director of Development and
Public Relations at Millsaps
College at Jackson, Miss., a
private, co-educational,
liberal arts institution af
filiated with the United
Methodist Church with an
enrollment of about 1,000.
His areas of responsibiUty
there included all fund-raising
activities, alumni and church
relations, publications, public
relations and student recruit
ment.
CCC Sponsors
Atlanta Minister
Dr. George Melton, Faculty
Marshall of St. Andrews
Presbyterian College, has an
nounced a Convocation for the
evening of Thursday, April 17,
1975, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker
will be the Reverend Lawren
ce Bottoms, Moderator of the
Presbyterian Church of the
United States.
Dr. Bottoms, first black
moderator of the national
church organization, lives in
Atlanta, Georgia, and is
pastor of the Oakhurst
Presbyterian Church in near
by Decatur. His appearance
at St. Andrews wtoch is open
to the public is being spon
sored by the College Christian
Council.
    

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