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Elizabeth City, N. C. 1
Larkins Awards
Day Speaker
The Annual Awards Day program
was held in Moore Hall Auditorium
on May 10. Special music by the
College Band; an address by Dr. John
R. Larkins, Consultant—N.C. Depart
ment of Welfare; and presentation ot
awards by members of the Faculty
were special features of the occasion.
Invocation was offered by Clarence
E. Biggs.
In Athletics, several awards were
made. Gold Footballs were given to
Harold Hargett and James Phillips;
Award jackets and certificates to other
outstanding players. In Basketball,
Marvin Trotman was presented a gold
basketball and NAIA All-American
Award. Other members of the squad
were awarded jackets and certificates.
Letters and certificates were also
presented to member of the Cheering
A Literary Award for outstanding
participation on the Compass Staff
went to Clarence E. Biggs, editor-
Awards in the personnel area
were numerous. For W h o 1 e s o
Dormitory Living, certificates were
given to Peggy McMillan, Doles Hall;
Celeste Carr and Selma Register,
Symera Hall; and Mary Mizelle, Bias
Hall. Women’s Government Associa
tion certificates were given to Gladys
Johnson and Barbara Wallace; Junior
counselors were also honored with
certificates. Recognition was given to
Otha Sydnor as “Man of the Year”
in West Lodge; for outstanding lead
ership in the Lighthouse, Clarence
Biggs, Frank Britt and Tony Ricks
received keys.
Certificates for participation in
Religious Activities were presented
George Griffin, Jasper Evans, Leo
nard and Gladys Johnson.
In Dance, Music and Drama there
were a trophy, keys and certificates.
Joyce Welch was given a key for four
years of outstanding participation in
the Dance Group; while Charles
Cherry, George Griffin, Gladys John
son, Herbert Mott and Janice Pierce
received keys for their distinctions
with the College Players. Other mem
bers of each group received certifi
cates. Graduating Choir members
were awarded certificates. Sylvia
Neal, also received an award for her
participation in the Band.
Announcements by Dean Charles
Lyons, Jr. were made at the close of
the program.
Joyce Elizabeth Respass, a senior
from Elizabeth City, North Carolina,
has been chosen student of the Issue.
Joyce is (he second oldest child in a
family of eight girls and two boys,
three of whom are students at Eliza
beth City State Teachers College. Her
grandfather, T. R. Lamb, two uncles,
Harold and Willie Lamb, and a sister,
Carol Respass, are all graduates of
this institution.
During Joyce’s high school years
she was affiliated with many clubs
and organzations. She ranked third
in her graduating class. It was dur
ing this time she received a scho
larship from Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority to enter State Teachers Col
In her freshman and sophomore
years of college, she was a member
of the Ivy Leaf Club, College Choir,
Cheering Squad, and the Thalia
Sorosis Club.
It was during "her junior year she
became a member of the Alpha Kap
pa Alpha Sorority, and a member of
the Dramatic Club.
This year as a senior, Joyce has
received several awards. Among them
outstanding Senior and a certifi
cate of honor for making the Dean’s
List with an average of 4.00 for the
semester. She is also the treasurer of
the Senior Class.
During the summer she hopes to
attend Springfield College in Spring
field, Massachussetts, where she will
further her study in the area of
Next year she will teach in the Nor
folk Public School System.
As Joyce says, “Achievement comes
those who work.”
Miss S. T. C.
Honored at
Coronation Ball
Alice Myrick was crowned Miss
S. T. C. for 1962-63 at the Corona
tion Ball held on April, 1962,
Williams Hall Gymnasium. The
crown was received from Ella Ro
berts, Miss S. T. C., 1961-62. Alice
was officially made Queen by Dean
Charles Lyons, who represented the
Carrying a bouquet of red roses
presented to her. Queen Alice walked
around the Gymnasium, greeting her
fellow students and then returned to
join her attendants.
After taking her place on the throne,
the Queen was highly entertained
by various member of the College
Family. For her enjoyment, Mr. W. J.
Wilson, voice instructor, rendered a
solo. Ernestine Maye and John Jor
dan presented a modern dance, Dan
ny Boy”, and “Sound of Music” was
beautifully rendered by (he College
Choir. Another dance, “Driftwood”,
was presented by the Modern Dance
Group. Following this, "Beguine for
Band” was played by the College
The climax of the ceremony was
the Coronation Waltz by Miss S. T.
C. and her attendants. Other students
and staff joined the group and
“danced away” to the music of John
Turner and his Orchestra. Thus end
ed the tribute to Miss S. T. C. of
Shambley Carries Mace
Joe W. Shambley, a 1962 graduate
in Business Education, carried the
Mace during the Commencement Ex
ercise on Sunday, May 27. The Mace
is a symbol of authority and is carried
by the male student with the highest
scholastic average.
Vick Elected Editor
Recently, Stewart Vick, a junior
from Louisburg, North Carolina, and
a 1959 graduate of Perry’s High
School, was elected Editor-in-Chief
of “The Compass” for the year 1962-
At the present he is an honor stu
dent and president-elect of the Stu
dents of Science Club.
Since joining the staff as sports
editor during his freshman year. Vick
has made valuable contributions
which have enabled him to maintain
membership on the staff throughout
his college career. For the past three
years, he has been a delegate to the
Columbia Scholastic Press Conference
held at Columbia University in New
York City.
With his varied experiences in
journalism and initiative, he, along
with other members of the staff, looks
forward to having a prosperous 1962-
63 school term.
IMA Music Association
Gives Great Performance
Events of the
Commencement Season
Friday, May 25
7:30 P.M Class Night Program
Saturday, May 26
Alumni Day
11:00 A.M Alumni Dinner
Honoring Graduating Seniors
9:00 P.M Alumni Social Hour
, Alumni, Faculty, Seniors
Sunday, May 27
10:30 A.M Baccalaureate Service
Moore Hall
3:30 P.M Commencement
Williams Hall
Speaker—Dr. Whitney M. Young Jr.
5:00—6:30 Reception
President’s Home
Commen cemen t
Speaker— Yo un g
Dr. Whitney M. Young, Executive
Director of the National Urban
League, New York, was speaker
the Commencement Exercises
May 27. Dr. Young is a graduate of
Kentucky State College, and the Uni
versity of Minnesota.
For three years, he was Industrial
Relations Secretary of St. Paul Urban
League and from 1950-54, was Ex
ecutive Secretary of the Omaha Urban
League. He was also a member of
the faculty at St. Catherine’s College
in St. Paul, the School of Social Work
of the University of Nebraska, and
Creighton University of Omaha.
He has received many civil rights
awards for his vigorous work both
within and outside the social work
profession. The 1 9 6 0 Outstanding
Alumni Award was presented to him
by the University of Minnesota. In
June, 1961, he received an Honorary
Doctorate from North Carolina and
A. &. T. Colleges.
Several of his articles and adresses
have appeared in professional journals
and other periodicals.
Slade Proposes
Leonard Slade, a junior from Con
way, North Carolina, is president
elect of the Student Council. Slade is
English Major and a member of
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.
In his platform speech, Slade stated
that if he were elected president of
the Student Council, the Student Gov
ernment would be an operation of the
students, by the students, and for the
students. He also proposed that the
students would work neither above nor
against the administration, but that
they would work with the administra
tion. The President-elect holds that
there must be improved relationships
among our organizations, among
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A Press Review
The Compass Staff presented its
annual Assembly program in Moore
Hall Auditorium May 3. The pre
sentation emphasized the purpose and
the improvement of the college paper.
After the prelude and “America,
the Beautiful” played by Mr. Timothy
Womack, instructor, Thelma Howard,
literary-^ditor, read scripture and
At the end of the devotional period,
Joyce Brown, society editor, and
Sunny Vick, associate editor, gave
highlights of the experiences at the
C. S. P. A. Convention at Columbia
Joyce Wilson, introduced the speak
er, John Wesley Jordan, literary edi
tor of the Compass. The title of his
address was “The Role of the Press
in Our Democracy”. Jordan reviewed
the outstanding influence of the press
in our society and emphasized the
role of the college newspaper in
developing citizens for our democracy.
Clarence Earl Biggs, editor, then
introduced the Compass Staff and
conducted a question-and-a n s w e r
James Jackson, sports editor of the
Compass, and Mr. L. Stallworth,
Track Coach, then recognized the
members of the Track Team. They
also presented a trophy and ribbons
won by the (eam. The program con
cluded with announcements by Dean
7 Colleges Participate In
IMA's First Home—STC
Ninety-three students and thirteen
faculty members from seven colleges
assembled at Elizabeth City State
Teachers College on May 11 for the
for the first joint Band-Choir Concert
to be presented by the Intercollegiate
Music Association on May 13.
These colleges were representing
three areas of IMA. From the upper
area came Delaware State College
and Maryland State College; the
middle area, Elizabelh City State
Teachers College and Virginia State
College; from the lower area, A.&T.
College, Livingstone College, and St.
Augustine’s College. Virginia Union,
also a member of IMA, did not
The IMA Choir of forty-nine mem
bers, was composed of seven of the
best singers from each choir repre
sented. Each student worked very
hard rehearsing for the performance.
The program for the Choir consisted
of “Cantate Domini,” Potano; “O
Lord God Unto Whom Vengeance
Belongest,” Baker; “By the Waters of
Babylon,” James; “Alleluia,” Thomp
son; “Fare Ye Well,” Moore; “Done
Made My Vow,” arranged by Law
son; and “Roll Jordan Roll,” Gilliam.
The IMA Band of forty-four mem
bers was composed of the best instru
mentalists of the band of each college
represented. These instrumeiitalists
also worked very hard and long
rehearsing for the performance. The
Band program included the following:
“Prelude and Fuge in B Minor,”
Bach-Mocklmann; “Totem Pole Con-
March,” O s t e r 1 i n g; “Manin
Veen,” Woos; “Irish Washerwoman”
from “Irish Suite,” Anderson; and
Selections from “My Fair Lady.”
The joint Band-Choir Concert was
presented on Sunday afternoon. May
in Moore Hall Auditorium to a
large and appreciative audience. The
Choir was directed by Dr. Warner
Lawson, Howard University, Washing-
D.C.; and the band by Dr. Paul
Bryan, Duke University, Durham,
N.C. The audience expressed their de
light in long and loud applause.
During the intermission the audi
ence listened to the president of IMA,
Dr. F. Nathaniel Gatlin, Virginia
State College, Petersburg. He em
phasized the purpose of the venture
by the organization which is to im
prove the quality of music for college
students. He expressed gratitude to
the President, Dr. W. N. Ridley, and
to Miss Evelyn A. Johnson, Director
of the 1962 program.
Immediately after the performance
participants and guests were enter
tained in the Lighthouse.
WGA Holds Annual
Women's Week-end
The Women’s Government Asso
ciation presented its annual Women’s
Weekend April 27-29, 1962. The
activities were opened by presenting
the Ophelia Devore Models in a
Fashion Show. Other events included
charm clinic and a panel discussion
1 the (heme, “The Role of Women
the Space Age.”
The consultants were Mrs. Dollie
Robinson, Assistant Serretary of La
bor, Washing(on, D. C.; Mrs. Kermi(
E. Whi(e, Home Economist; and
Mrs. Mary Leavens, a junior a(
Elizabe(h Ci(y State Teachers College.
On Sunday, April 29, the women
took charge of the Sunday School
hour. Mrs. Anna Blueford was the
speaker. The speaker for the vesper
hour was Miss Louise Latham, Dean
of Women at North Carolina College,
Durham, North Carolina.
‘I sincerely hope that this year
has helped many of our women to
realize just what their roles will be”,
was a statement by Miss Gladys
Johnson, president of the WGA.

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