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    students speak
by Denise Peck
The 100% for St. An
drews fund raiser effort was not
only enthusiastically supported by
the directors of the fund drive
Catherine Neylans and Jack Fer-
ren, but also was backed by a strong
student support group.
Dorm presidents, suite
leaders and students volunteering
from various business classes took
charge of the project and encour
aged other students to make their
Wilmington resident Mary
Chapman encouraged the women in
her dorm to participate in the fund
“At first the students
weren’t sure where the money was
going and it was our job to explain
this to them,” said Chapman. “Once
they all understood how the stu
dents would benefit from the effort,
everybody was 100 percent for St.
Mary Ann McCloud and
Carolyn Moore, also Wilmington
dorm residents, went door to door
collecting pledges on the final day
from the last thirteen dorm mem-
considered the way that colleges are
“Many of them were sur-
prised^that colleges do not function
on the money that they earn in tui
tion,” he said.
A former IBM executive,
Ferren applied a lot of that
company’s “can do” attitude to the
“We couldn’t lose in our
efforts,” Ferren said, “because the
emphasis was on participation and
not on cash.
“As a matter of fact, the
campaign surpassed all previous
records for cash and participation;
these students did a really tremen
dous job at marketing this alien
concept of donating money to a
college that you pay to attend.”
bers. Beth Powell organized the
fund raiser for all of Orange dorm.
Powell personally knocked
on the doors of residents of four
suites in Orange and spent up to two
hours convincing one group to sup
port the unique project. Orange
suite leader Deidre Norris held a
meeting to explain the 100 percent
goal to her suite and by the next day,
suite two as well as the rest of Or
ange dorm was 100 percent.
For Winston Salem dorm, Jim
Reese and Bob Lentz took charge
of encouraging participation. The
fund drive took place right in the
middle of Winston’s planning
stages for their annual toga party so
the dorm was not pledged in full
before the close of the two day win
dow. “Since the
incentive for the two day window
period was not available to us when
we really became involved in the
fund raiser, it was challenging to
achieve 100 percent support.
“We had to make each stu
dent realize what they would gain
by giving $1.
“Sometimes it took a few
seconds, and sometimes it took 45
minutes but in the end Winston Sa
lem was 100% for St. Andrews.”
Students went to each suite
in all the dorms with a list of names
in their hands. “Has your name
been checked off?” they asked.
If your name was checked
off, it meant that you had pledged
to the campus campaign. Again and
again students checked off their
own names and became part of the
100 percent. Asked
if there was peer pressure on the
students, the student in charge of
the project, Richard Yercheck said,
“There is peer pressure of a sort,
but it’s the kind of pressure that
leads us to do good; it’s what makes
our society function. “Peer
pressure is there all the time, both
for good and for bad.”
There are several dramatic
stories that the students themselves
Amy Heavner volunteered
to head the fund drive for Concord
dorm. When explaining the project
to the suite leaders, she stressed the
symbolic points of the effort more
than the financial end.
After all, she said, St. An
drews spends more than the $800
the dorms would bring in during the
first hours of its operation.
To Concord members still
hesitant about the fund raiser,
Heavner asked the questions, “Do
you believe in St. Andrews? Are
you glad you go here? and Why not
give $1 to symbolically show your
support and appreciation for a good
education from St. Andrews.”
Each of the residential
dorms was a success story for the
100 percent for St. Andrews fund
raiser. , .
The 25 Elderhostel partici
pants at St. Andrews Presbyterian
College last week saw the signs
around campus that say “Albemarle
Dorm is 100% for St. Andrews”
and “Orange Dorm is 100% for St.
Andrews” and they decided to be
100 percent for St. Andrews.
The campus campaign at
St. Andrews is using the theme
“100% for St. Andrews” to pull full
have to tell.
Tony Orange, the president
of the disabled students’ dorms at
St. Andrews, had his dorm’s
pledged money in hand on the first
day of the fundraising drive by
10:15 a.m. Orange had collected all
the pledges the previous week.
The goal of 100 percent par
ticipation served as a learning expe
rience about St. Andrews for dorm
residents. Orange said.
“By personally talking to
each dorm resident about the fund
drive, I was assured that everyone
felt good about supporting the col
lege,” he said.
Yercheck served as an ad-
IN 100%
Richard Yercheck
Tony Orange
Carolyn Moore
Jim Reese
Judy Deittrick
Glenn Garrison
Charles Hays
David Perkinson
Deidre Norris
Karren Kessinger
Donna Byrd
Beth Powell
Mary Chapman
Jock Wheeler
John Newman
Amy Heavner
Mary Ann McCloud
Thorny Guthrie
Ginger Egel
Michelle Venable
Jeff Callahan
Roger Cole
James Beatty
Brian Greene
David Turner
participations from all segments of
the college in the institution’s fund
drive. Elderhostel, composed of
peoples in their 60s or older, visits
St. Andrews several times a year.
Mrs. Gerda Semrau, of
Englewood, Fla., presented the gift
to Dr. Jack Powers, vice president
for external affairs at St. Andrews.
visor to dorm presidents through
out the project. Through the fund
raiser, Yercheck saw a way to
involve students in the betterment
of St. Andrews.
Ferren’s classes used a certain
amount of incentive in getting
students to participate. Dorms that
had 100 percent participation in the
first two days of the drive received
the right to designate $1,000 to be
applied to a special project of their
choice and their dorm got $250 in
funds. “For the develop
ment program at St. Andrews, we
have cultivated an awareness
among students, while they are
here, of how a college gets its oper
ating funds,” said Mohn.
The Story
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Elderhostel Joins In

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