Vol. 23 No. 1
Elizabeth City, N. C. OCTOBER, 1962
Enrollment Up at ECSTC
Student enrollment at Elizabeth
City State Teachers College exceed
ing 870 this fall, represents a 5%
increase over the 827 enrolled last
year according to T. E. Jones, Regis
trar. This is the smallest increase
the institution for the past four years
during which there has been an over
all increase of 127%. The actual
crease is accounted for by the dif
ference in dormitory students which
is 738, an increase of more than 50
over those last year.
His Excellency Terry Sanford,
Governor of the State of North Caro
lina, appeared as guest speaker at the
Elizabeth City State Teachers College
on the fourth of September. He was
presented by the North Carolina Citi
zens Committee for Better Schools
and the Elizabeth City State Teachers
Mr. G, R. Little Jr., Chairman of
North Carolina Citizens Committee,
presided and made an opening state
ment. Introductions of noted educa
tors and civic leaders present were
made by the Honorable N. Elton Ayd-
The Governor was then introduced
by Dr. Walter N. Ridley. In his ad
dress, the well known advocate of
“quality education”, emphasized duties'
and responsibilities of all persons who
engaged in the education of the youth
in North Carolina and the persistent
effort that must be made
program is to succeed. He further
stated that as citizens we have
obligation to see that no student
North Carolina who seeks a college
education is denied that privilege.
Musical selections honoring His Ex
cellency, Governor Sanford, were
rendered by a selected group from
the College Choir. Miss Evelyn A.
Johnson directed the Choir, and Mr.
Leonard R. Ballou was organist.
Prayer for the occasion was offered
by the Reverend R. R. Purnell,
Governor Sanford Guest Speaker
Parents Day at
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege held its Annual Parents Day
Program October 7.
The Annual Parents Day was
planned by the Personnel Department
under the supervision of Mr. John
Maben. Director of Personnel, the
Dean of Women, Mrs. Rae Williams
and other members of the staff and
Parents and friends of most of the
students arrived on campus early
enough to participate in the religious
activities. They attended the campus
Sunday School and participated in
discussions. After Sunday School
ended, they attended churches of their
choice in the community.
Immediately after dinner, a pro
gram was presented in the Lighthouse
College Center. The program “So this
Is College” was designed to acquaint
parents with the activities of college
life outside the classroom. The par
ents had an opportunity to ask ques
tions and to express their opinions.
The program concluded with in
formal reception, at which faculty
and staff members met and talked
Art Exhibit at S. T. C.
The Fine Arts Committee of the
Lighthouse College Center has on
display an exhibit of Painting and
Sculpture done by Mr. Gregory
Ridley, Jr., who is assistant professor
of Art here at the College, and also
a new addition to the faculty. The
exhibit will continue through the
Mr. Ridley has made many notable
contributions to the field of art, and
has received several awards in recog
nition of his ability, the most recent
being second prize in sculpture at
the Atlanta University Art Exhibit,
1962. He also holds the position of
Vice-Chairman of the National Con
ference of Artists.
The College welcomes you, the
family, and all visitors to this, the
first of a series of art exhibits by
professors in the Fine Arts Depart
ment of S. T. C.
Mrs. Louise Sutton, Chairman of
the Department of Science, has
recently been notified by New York
University that she has satisfied all
requirements for the degree of Doctor
“Thought for October”
Unmask yourself at Halloween
See where you’re going.
The future you save
May be your own.
Annie R. Lea
State Celebrates Homecoming
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege will celebrate its annual Home
coming on Saturday, October 27.
The featured attraction of the day
will be at 2:00 p. m. when
“Pirates” of Elizabeth City clash with
the "Falcons” of St. Augustine’s Col
lege in the annual Homecoming game.
STC at Conference
Regional Four Conference of the
Association of College Unions was
held at Woman’s College in Greens
boro, North Carolina October 11-14.
Representatives of the various Stu
dent Activities Committees repre
sented the College.
These students were: Tony Ricks
and Mary Leavens, president and
vice-president, respectively, of Student
Activities; Jean Rowlett, co-chairman
of the Forum Committee; and Geral
dine Kidd, co-chairman of the Fine
The advisors for the group were
Mr. Harry Freeman, Program Direc
tor of the Lighthouse College Center
Programs and Mrs. Anna M. Bluford,
Advisor to its Fine Arts Committee
and Public Information Assistant at
The President Speaks
I extend a hearty greeting to all sti
dents who have come or returned to
Elizabeth City State Teachers College
for this school year. The challenges
from our political, social and cultural
environment require that all of us
make the best of this year in mental,
and social development.
I hope for each of you and for our
college the best year of our mutual
Dr. Ridley Greets Freshmen
Life is the garment we continually
alter but which never seems to fit.
Spring Semester Honor Roll
The average person will get a great
deal out of life if he can always keep
two firm beliefs—the first is belief in
himself and the second is belief in
“Would she could pass
this way again.”
Freshmen: Mary Ellen M i z z e 11,
Gwendolyn Sutton, Otha L. Snyder,
Robert D. Thomas, Claudine White
hurst and Shirley J. Barfield.
Sophomores: Lois C. Gray, Norris
R. Allen, Ethel F. Godette, James C.
Joyner, Norris E. Francis, Selma T.
Register, Marvin L. Chance.
Juniors: John W. Jordan. Jimmie
Manley, George A. Patterson,
Florence L. Cooke, Leonard Arvie
Seniors; Clarence E. Biggs, Edmund
Johnson, Barbara A. Proctor, Joe W.
Shambley, Joyce A. Welch, Gladys E.
Freshmen: Isaac L. Askew, Dorthy
M. Baker, William H. Basden, Ulysses
Bell, Brenda J. Beasley, Joyce A.
Boone, Clifton O. Boyd, Marion I.
Britt, Helen L. Brown, Shirley A.
Burden, Ray M. Cooper, Ruth H.
Dugger. Phillipa S. Duke, Lucy A.
Edwards, Wilson M. Goode, Richard
M. Gore, Van L. James, Elsie Mae
Jones, Christine Kirkman, Jacqueline
E. Long, Mary G. Manning, Della
M. Melton, Wilma D. Perry, Kenneth
T. Porter, Jolly J. Register, Ralph A.
Roland, Jean C. Rowlett, Faye E.
Salley, James A. Spaulding, Joan
Staten, Jean R. Sykes, Joyce Yvonne
Sophomores: Barbara L. Ashe,
John W. Askew, Joyce M. Brown,
Margaret Irene Burley, Rallie M. Cle
mons, Marcell E. Forbes, Urala
Gams, Viola Garris, Jane M. Horne,
Betty L. Jackson, Sanford Johnson,
Geraldine Kidd, Norman G. King,
Annie R. Lea, Robert C. Lee, Carlton
C. Melton, Janice F. Mitchell, Judith
Moore. Bonner Murrell, Mayvola
Richardson, Minnie Simmons, Johnnie
Wiggins, Janet E. Young.
Juniors: Robert L. Baker, Streta M.
Barnes, Jerry J. Belton, Hampton M.
Bland, Charles D. Cherry, Margie A.
Cole, Mary E. Davis, Leamond
Downing, Jasf>er Evans, Dorthy M.
Gray, Ernest M. Holley, Mary B.
Jenkins, Rena M. Johnson, Lonnie M.
Moore, Alice Myrick, Peggy J. Mc
Millan, Susie W. Redmond, James E.
Robertson, Albert L. Rodgers, George
R. Saddler, Mildred Thomas, Sunny
S. Vick and Patrick A. Reese.
Seniors: Mae Baker, John A. Bar-
A way to weigh words is to keep
them in the heart until they are gentle
and until the lips will speak them
However, the activities will begin at
9:00 a. m. when the alumni members
and friends meet in the Lighthouse
College Center for the Alumni Coffee
The Homecoming parade will begin
at 12 noon.
The Alumni Dinner is to be held in
Lane Dining Hall and the festivities
will end in Williams Hall, where stu
dents, alumni and faculty members
will dance to the music of Frank Car-
ballo and his Orchestra.
Gets to Work
During Orientation Week the Stu
dent Council officials and representa-
.ives were busy formulating various
committees to meet the needs and
interests of the student body.
The president of the Student Coun
cil and the various counselors of the
dormitories were busy working with
new members of the College, the
Freshmen. The president was also
preparing a speech of welcome for
the Freshmen. The counselors were
aiding with the registration, the medi
cal examinations, and the testing
program of the Freshmen.
After Orientation Week, on Sep
tember 13, the following groups were
organized; (1) Social Committee, (2)
Top Student Advisors Committee, (3)
Publicity Committee, (4) Student
Court Committee, (5) Faculty and
Speech Correctionists Committee to
President of Student Council or any
representative thereof, (6) Pianists
and Organists Committee, (7) Home-
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At His Desk
r. K. R. Jeffries, Business Man
ager of Elizabeth City State Teachers
College, unfortunately, has not been
able to be with the college family
recently because of illness. However,
reported that he has greatly im
proved and is back at work in the
r, Jeffries, a 1939 graduate of
Hampton Institute, Hampton, Vir
ginia, upon graduation was employed
by the Dunbar Mutual Life Insur-
Company for one year. On Jan
uary 4, 1940, he was asked by Dr.
Harold L. Trigg, then president of the
College, to serve on the staff at Eliza
beth City State Teachers College. In
August, 1942, Mr. Jeffries entered
the army. During his four years
there, he served overseas in the De
partment of Finance, After leaving
the Army, he returned to Eliza
beth City State Teachers College to
continue his work in the Business
Office. For several years he has
rendered outstanding service.
; are happy to know that Mr.
Jeffries is greatly improved and has
returned to his post.
Advisory Budget Commission and Trustees
clift, Thelma D. Dillahunt, Harry E.
Freeman, Marion S. Gibson, David Members of Board of Trustees and Advisory Board Commission hear request'
P. James, Samuel R. Johnson, Her- j for capital outlays on July 30th. At that time. Dr. Ridley requested $3,414,000
bert Mott, Flonia M. Selby, Jacob j for new end additional facilities including dormitories for 300 stitdents.
Rice and William E. Teel. i classroom buildings, a student center, library, auditorium, gymnasium and
Special: Susanne J. Woodhouse. j swimming pool.