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    Volume 21 Number 11 ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLt.Fr.F
leon Howell Commencement Speaker
St. Andrews Graduates 150 May 15
LAURINBURG - St. An
drews Presbyterian College
will send into the world more
than 150 graduates when it
confers undergraduate
degrees at the twenty-second
college commencement May
15. The ceremony will be
held at the DeTamble
Library Terrace beginning at
2 p.m. In case of rain, the
ceremony will be held in the
Harris Courts Gymnasium.
Leon Howell, an indepen
dent writer, consultant and
world traveler, will deliver
the commencement address.
The product of a Davidson
College and Union
Theological Seminary educa
tion, Howell is author of
“Freedom City,” a book
about the Delta Ministry in
Mississippi, and “People Are
the Subject: Stories of Urban
Rural Mission.”
A consultant to the Urban
Rural Mission offices at the
World Council of Churches
in Geneva, Switzerland,
Howell also co-authored
several books and has been a
contributor to numerous
publications.
In addition to those receiv
ing undergraduate degrees,
St. Andrews will award three
honorary degrees to William
E. East, Edward John Mack
and Yoon Shik Kim.
East, moderator of the
Presbyterian Synod of North
Carolina and an original,
planner of St. Andrews, and
Mack, former executive vice
president of Burlington In
dustries and a past chairman
of the St. Andrews Board of
Trustees, will receive the
Doctor of Humane Letters
degree. Kim, a Presbyterian
minister in Seoul, South
Korea, who has devoted his
life to the church and human
rights issues, will receive the
Doctor of Divinity degree.
As with tradition, the pro
cession of degree candidates
and faculty members will be
led by a Scottish piper.
Distinguished Professor of
English and Religion W.D.
White will lead the convoca
tion and Campus Pastor Bob
Martin will deliver the in
vocation. Martin also will
conduct a 10 a.m. bac
calaureate service at the
DeTamble Library Terrace.
Others to be recognized at
the comnencement exercises
will include the 1983 reci
pients of the Memorial
Chapbook Award, the
Margaret Bowen Award for
Distinguished Service to
Christian Education, the
Edith Bullock Award, the
Saax Bradbury Fellowship
and the Dixie Shultz Aard.
Dr. White, CoUege Pastor Martin
Commencement Schedule
10 a.m. Baccalaureate Service
E DeTamble Terrace
11:30 a.m. President's Luncheon
President's Home
2 p.m. Commencement
DeTamble Terrace
St. Andrews Student
Dean Ron Crossley, Heimie Van Bulck and Georgia representative sign new academic program
agreement. See related story.
Attacked
By KIM CARTER
Retha Sale, a St. Andrews
student ‘was allegedly
assasulted around 3 a.m.
Sunday morning by a Max-
ton resident and employee of
St. Andrews. Vincent John
Hall was arrested by Laurin-
burg Police as he attempted
to leave the campus.
Sale was reportedly return
ing to Albmarle Dorm from
Burris Center early Sunday
L» when she was approached by
K) Hall who followed her and
began asking her various
questions. When Sale ap
proached her dorm she was
grabbed by Hall twice but
managed to slip under the
arms of the 6’4” man and
escape.
Upon returning to her
suite she called campus
security officer Nell Flowers
who was on duty at the time.
Flowers spotted the suspect
in a parking lot but when
Hall got into his car and
allegedly tried to run over of
ficer Flowers she called for
assistance. Laurinburg
Police responded to the call
and picked up Hall as he left
the campus.
Hall was arrested and
charged with assault on a
female and assault with a
deadly weapon. Bail was set
at $500.00 and the court date
was set for May 3rd. Accor
ding to Jerry Surface,
Business Manager at the col
lege, Hall was dismissed
from his job and banned
from the campus.
Global: iGlance
Student Retention
Highest in Years
A freak snowstorm hit the
Northwestern part of the
United States on Tuesday,
(Iropping up to four feet in
parts of Montana and
Wyoming. Several roads have
wn blocked indefinitely and
officials in Montana are wor-
ned over the possibilities of
People dying from exposure in
tne more secluded parts of the
*«te. One man was reported
deSd and several were miss
ing in the initial reports.
The Government Accoun
ting Office reported that the
federal government lost oyer
$100 million when Interior
Secretary James Watt auc
tioned off federal coal
reserves. The GAO made
similar findings, contending
that its analysis showed that
the 1982 sales brought in $100
million less than fair market
prices.
The Senate Foreign Rela
tions Committee approved
unanimously more than $20
million for training the embat
tled Salvadorian army.
.Although the committee ap
proved the financing, they did
reject the additional $60
million President Reagan had
requested.
LAURINBURG-Is St. An
drews the college for you? If
you are among the more than
450 degree students who have
already completed advanced
registration for the 1983 Fall
Term, then you’ve answered
the question.
According to St. Andrews
Registrar James Stephens,
more than 90 percent of the
degree students at St. An
drews have preregistered for
the fall term. This is the
highest percentage to com
plete advanced registration in
nearly a decade. Last year at
this time,83 percent had
preregistered.
“This is a sign ihat our
students are increasingly
pleased with the St. Andrews
approach to higher educa
tion, its financial aid
packages wnd the spirit of
the college community,” said
A.P. Perkinson, president of
the college.
    

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