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 • ^ ' ’la k 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, '1 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) (Cwitinued on Page 4) 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.