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    Student of the Issue
Compass Selects
Wilson Bunch
From a list of distinguished seniors
of ECSTC, Wilson Bunch was chosen
by the “Compass” staff as Student of
the Month. Criteria for the choice
were scholarship, personality, parti
cipation in extra-curricular activities
and ablity as a potential leader. The
staff believes that Wilson Bunch has,
filled the requirements to the maxi
Wilson Bunch, who hails from
Windsor, North Carolina, and is a
graduate of W. S. Etheridge High
School of that city, has one of the
most outstanding scholastic records
of this school.
Bunch is president of the Kappa
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor
Society and also a member of Sigma
Rho Sigma Honor Society. Other
honors include certificates of merit
from the Men’s Dormitory, serving as
honor marshal, and representation in
Who’s Who Among College Students
in American Colleges and Universities
for 1959 and 1960. In addition, he
has been president of his class dur
ing the sophomore and junior years;
a member of the Student Council
and Discipline Committee; siatisliciau
for the baseball team; and active
member of the Young Men’s Christian
The “Compass” staff, faculty, and
students extend congratulations to Wil
son Bunch who has shown himself to
be a credit to ECSTC and to himself.
Again, congratulations!
Sixteen Student
Teachers Placed
During the last nine weeks of the
first semester, sixteen seniors will do
practice teaching at various schools
in Northeastern North Carolina. They
have been assigned to the following
H. L. Trigg, Elizabeth City, N. C.
—Lillian Howell, Mary Puryear, and
Martha Purvis.
King Street School, Hertford, N.C.
Charles Everett, Jr., and Jean C.
Fourth Street Elementary, P 1 y -
mouth, N. C.—Ruby Brown and Rob
ert Wynn.
C. S. Brown, Winton, N. C.—Ink
Lennon and Lula Roberts.
Washington County Union, Roper,
N. C.—Vernell Ferebee and Inez
Riverview Elementary, Murfrees-
■ boro, N. C. — Beatrice D e 1 o a t c h,
Yvonne Gould and James Pope.
E. J. Hayes, Wilhamston, N. C.—
Vara Wallace and Dona Congleton.
The Christmas holidays are just
around the corner and since it is the
season of giving, we should be think
ing in terms of what we are going to
give those who are less fortunate than
we. We should give from the heart
and not with the attitude of receiving
something equal to that which was
given. If we will keep this in mind
and act accordingly, then I am quite
sure our Christmas holidays will be
more enjoyable.
Elizabeth City, N. C., December, 1960
Choir to Present
Christmas Concert
The ECSTC family is anxiously
looking toward the Yuletide season.
As in many years before, the Choir
will present the Christmas portion of
“The Messiah.”
As the sixty voices of the Choir
unite to give their rendition of one of
Handel’s greatest oratorios, it is cer
tain that the audience will become
fascinated by the beauty which will
exalt the mind and the spirit.
You are invited to join the choir
for this glorious occasion, which will
be held in Moore Hall Auditorium on
December 11 at 7:30 p. m.
Soloists for “The Messiah” are Pa
tricia Duren, soprano of Wilmington,
N. C.; Delores Stewart, contralto,
Great Bridge, Va.; George Patterson,
Statesville, N. C.; and Don Morgan,
bass, Elizabeth City.
The Choir is under the direction of
Miss Evelyn A. Johnson, who will be
accompanied by Mr. Joseph Daniels,
organist and piano instructor.
Mr. H. F. Creecy
Speaks On Education
Mr. H. F. Creecy, principal of Cen
tral High School, Gates County, N.
C., was guest speaker at the regular
college assembly on November 10,
He spoke on “Education in the 60’s”
with regard to American Education
Mr. Creecy stated in his speech that
there should be closer relationship
between the administrator, faculty,
students, and parents for the purpose
of strengthening the school for the
The speaker pointed out that one
child is born every eight minutes. One
dies every twelve. One leaves the
United States every twenty-four minu
tes, and twelve come into the United
States every twenty-four minutes. Thi^
was stated in reference to the increas
ing enrollment in the schools. As the
enrollment increases, so should the
pay for teachers increase. Along
with increasing pay in order to secure
better teachers, the school systems
should also be equipped with better
Going to school for a half-day is
not considered quality education. The
school program should be arranged
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The Lighthouse Observes
Its First Birthday
On November 16, 1960, the stu
dents and staff observed C o 11 e g
Union Day. The first birthday of the
Student Union program was cele
The Lighthouse was beautifully
decorated with posters, pictures, flow-
srs, and many cards of congratula
Coffee Hour was held in the Light
house from 3:00 to 4:30 p. m. in ob
servance of the first birthday of the
Student Union program and Student
Center. Birthday cake was served with
the coffee.
Beautiful solos were sung and me
lodious music was played on the piano
by staff members and students. Live-
(Continucd on Page 3)
AKM State Prexy
S. T. C. Celebrates
National Book Week
Book Week was celebrated at Eliza
beth City State Teachers College on
November 3. The student library as
sistants, under the direction of Mrs.
Gwendolyn Midgette, head librarian,
presented a program entitled, “Books
and Reading.”
A library assistant, Lenora Slade,
wrote and narrated a skit which was
dramatized by Matthew Lewis, Joyce
Welch, Edwards Williams, Mildred
Thomas, Lula Roberts and Barbara
Vaughn. The correct way to use the
library facilities was explained lo
characters of the skit by Lula Rob
Ina Lennon conducted a very in
teresting book and library quiz on
books that should have been read in
the elementary and high schools.
Prizes were given to students who
answered correctly the questions.
Alpha Kappa Mu Inducts
Joe Willie Shamhley
Joe Willie Shambley, junior, from
Colerain, N. C., was recently inducted
into Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Mu Honor Society at Elizabeth City
(North Carolina) State Teachers Col
Since his induction, he has been
elected state president of the Alpha
Kappa Mu Honor Society at the
regional meeting at Franklinton Cen
ter, Bricks, N.C.
Shambley is a business education
major. He has been accepted for list
ing in Who’s Who in American Col
leges and Universities for 1960-61.
13 Students Selected for Who's Who
Eight seniors and five juniors at
Elizabeth City State Teachers College
will be listed in Who's Who in Ameri
can Colleges and Universities for
1960-61. The students nominated are
those who possess a balanced combi
nation of scholarship, leadership a-
bility, and noteworthy contributions
made to the life and growth of the
Students nominated were: Mary H.
Puryear, senior, Virgilina, Va., who
is an active member of the Thalia
Sorosis Club, Women’s Government
Association and of the Student Coun
cil; secertary. Lighthouse Committee;
Basileus, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorori
ty; and president, Pan Hellenic Coun
Donna Belle Congeleton, senior,
Williamston, N. C., who is serving
as secretary of the senior class. She
is also a member of the Women’s
Government Association, Student
N. E. A. and the Alpha Kappa Alpha
Lula G. Roberts, “Miss ECSTC,”
senior, Edenton, N. C. She is a mem
ber of the Sigma Rho Sigma Honor
Society, Student N. E. A., Women’s
Government Association and the Ivy
Leaf Club.
George E. Kitchen, senior, Belmont,
N. C., who is president of Student
Council, president of North Carolina
Student N. E. A., a member of Sig-
Honors and Awards
Committee Sponsors
Scholarship Cup
In an attempt to stimulate high
scholarship on campus, the Honors
and Awards Committee is sponsoring
a scholarship cup to be presented to
the housing units (Bias Hall, Butler
Hall, City Students, Doles Hall,
Hugh Cale Hall, Symera Hall, and
West Lodge) with the highest grades.
The conditions for the cup are as fol
lows: (1) to award the cup to the
housing unit with the highest point
average; (2) to ask each organized
group to submit a list of 20% of the
students in the unit who will com-
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In Appreciation
The Compass Staff is grateful to
Mr. Hugh Bullock, instructor in Art,
for his artistic representation of the
id;a of The Compass.
ma Rho Sigma Honor Society, Dra
matic Club, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fra
Joyce Welch, junior, Weldon, N.
C., is a member of the Interest Club
of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society,
Modern Dance Group, Thalia Sorosis
Club, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorori
Martha A. Purvis, senior. Rocky
Mount, N. C., who is president of
the Women’s Government Associa
tion; president of Senior Class; presi
dent of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority;
and vice-president, Thalia Sorosis
Clarence Biggs, junior, Williams
ton, N. C., who is president of the
Lighthouse Student Activity Commit
tee; vice-president, Student N. E. A.;
KRS, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; as
sociate editor of the “Compass”, and
a member of the Ushers Guild.
James Swimpson, senior, Wil
liamston, N. C., editor-in-chief of the
Yearbook; vice - president. Student
Dormitory Council.
Henry B. Pickett, Jr., senior. More-
head City, N. C., president. Sigma
Rho Sigma Honor Society; editor-in-
chief of the “Compass”; president,
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YMCA Gives Annual
Thanksgiving Vesper
• The Y. M. C. A. of ElYzabeth City
State Teachers College gave its annu
al Thanksgiving vesper on Novem
ber 20. Rev. Clyde Beatty, priest-
in-charge of St. Phillips Episcopal
Church of Elizabeth City was the
guest speaker.
Rev. Beatty pointed out the mean
ing of Thanksgiving as he said it is
a season of counting our many
blessings. He brought out the fact
that we have many things to be thank
ful for; the creation and blessing of
life and the protection given by God.
“God is a giver of all things, and we
should give thanks to God, not only
on Thanksgiving, but all through the
the year,” stated Rev. Beatty.
John W. Jones, ’61, gave the call
to worship, and William Matthews,
’61, read the scripture. The intro
duction of the speaker was made by
Henry Pickett, president of the
Y. M. C. A.
During the prelude. Thanksgiving
baskets that had been prepared by
various organizations were displayed.

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