North Carolina Newspapers

MAY. 1965
The College Student Role
In the Modern World
By Naginder S. Dhillon
Ed. Note:
Dr. Dhillon is Chaiman of
the Dept, of Social Sciences.
He is scheduled to leave for
his home, Punjab, India, at
the close of this semester.
The quality of education and
the success of a college depends
on the quality and the contribu
tions of its student body. Of course,
it is o b V io u s that an efficient
administration is essential to pro
vide an atmosphere conducive for
creative action. It is also obvious
that the faculty has a tremendous
responsibility in stimulating the
students toward the achievement
of greater heights.
Towards Excellence
Pursuit of excellence is very im
portant in educational institutions
or in any human endeavor. The fa
culty has an enormous responsi
bility to build up the character and
the calibre of the students. Train
ing of human minds is a highly
sensitive and sophisticated pro
fession. The weary and the med
iocre have no place in the teaching
profession. However, there is a
limit to what the administration
and the faculty can do toward the
success of an institution.
The student is really the actor
in this drama of education and
knowledge and no matter how ef-
ficently and beautifully the stage
is prepared, the quality of per
formance is in the hands of the
actor—the student.
Students’ Role
What then is the role of the
college student? Of course he has
to study and be an active partner
in the student body and it is ex
pected that at the end of his col
lege years, he will have acquired
sufficient knowledge to pursue a
profession of his choice. This is
a normal thing and perhaps every
college student realizies his re
sponsibilities, both in the class
room and on the campus.
This, however, is not enough in
the kind of world that we live in.
Community Responsibility
The student has a definite role
and responsibility to his com
munity. Every community in the
United States has its social, econo
mic and political problems. In
every community there are people
who could learn more about stan
dard etiquette and social graces
to improve their human quality. In
every community, there are people
who need basic skills to improve
their performances in their daily
Role Two
There are many who have not
been equally fortunate to receive
education. A great political revolu
tion has overtaken this country in
the area of Civil Rights and, yet,
there are many who do not know
the essence of these changes and,
consequently, fail to avail of the
opportunities open to them. There
is tremendous hunger for proper
political education in all communi
Student I.eadcrship
A student could be of tremen
dous help to his community and
provide leadership to strengthen
all areas of human weakness. If
he is to contribute toward the
society, then certainly it follows
that he mxist learn beyond his
textbook. He, perhaps, knows the
causes of the American Revolu
tion, the causes! of the American
Civil War and other events affect
ing the American nation. B'ut, such
a knowledge will be inadequate in
a modern world if he does not
learn about the current revolution
which is transforming the Ameri
can political, economic and social
institutions. He must acquire this
knowledge by pursuing it single-
mindedly. Having done so, an
ideal student must share generous
ly with his community a!l that
he knows.
The World Community
There was a time, and it was
not so long ago, when nations lived
in isolation pursuing their own
domestic interests. Such an era
is gone forever. You hear a
drum in Africa—its sound reaches
America. One can have breakfast
in New York, lunch in London,
and dinner in New Delhi. In this
age of jets and Early Bird satellites,
national boundaries have become
meaningless and the world has con
siderably shrunk. There are no
longer Asian problems; they are
world problems.
The obligation of college stu
dents in the modern world is,
therefore, very clear. To go into
this world, he must know this
world and having learned about
this world, he must become a con
tributing force for peace, prosperity
and goodwill. The student's role
certainly has unlimited scope.
His success or failure may very
well determine the outcome of our
As I prepare to leave for my
native home, I earnestly hope that
our students of this College pursue
excellence and become a vital
force in this world of ours.
Outstanding Man
With the male-female ratio at
Elizabeth City being overwhelm
ingly in the favor of our male
population, men have the “say so”
over the women they like best.
However, recently it was opposite
way around. The female students
of our college selected, by ballot,
four young men as the “man of
the year” from each class. They
are: Fred Lewis, Freshman class;
Marvin Spaulding, Sophomore
class; William Ruffin, Junior class;
and Otha Sydnor of the Senior
Each young man was presented
a gold-faced plaque inscribed with
his name and classification at the
Men's Week-end Dance.
Will the ladies select you next
Our College
Receives Thanks
Through arrangements by our
College, a number of high school
libraries were presented gift sub
scriptions to Ebony magazine
earlier this semester.
Many warm responses came
from the various schools and some
of these are herewith excerpted:
“We are sure that our students
will enjoy reading it. 1 am enclos
ing a copy of our gift sticker that
will be placed on the . .. cover ...
for one year . .. We hope that our
school may always retain a cor
dial relationship with Elizabeth
City State College.”
(Mrs.) Carolyn N. Johnson, Libra
Garner Consolidated School (Gar
“We shall inform all of our staff
and student body of this wonder
ful offer from the Elizabeth City
State College. I sincerely hope that
you will place (us) on your mail
ing list.”
(Mrs.) Christine Townes Toole,
Garner Consolidated School (Gar
“Certainly (the subscription)
comes as a surprise; but we are
not surprised that such a gesture
would naturally come from a
person with the imagination and
thoughtfulness of Dr. Ridley.”
H. E. Brown, Principal
J. W. Ligon Junior-Senior High
School (Raleigh)
“Donation of a year’s subscrip
tion to Ebony Magazine fills a very
definite need.”
E. M. Barnes, Principal
Charles H. Darden High School
"W o r d s cannot disclose the
thoughtful expression of apprecia
tion extended to our institution . .
On behalf of the Willis Hare fami
ly, we thank you ...”
E. W. Spaulding, Librarian
O. B. Spaulding, Principal
Willis Hare High School (Pendle
“Just a word to say thanks. ..”
W. M. McLean, Principal
Fuquay Springs Consolidated
School (Fuquay Springs)
“The Faculty and student body
appreciate so much the gift sub-
s.'ription . . ."
T. C. Tillman, Principal
East Union School (Marshville)
“Thank you very much for your
T. J. Culler, Principal
DuBois School (Wake Forest)
“I voice the sentiment of t h e
principal, faculty and students
when I say THANK YOU. Please
include us on your mailing list. .”
Mrs. Ornetta B. Miller, Librarian
Georgetown High School (Jackson
“The students, faculty and 1 wish
to thank you for your kind remem
"Victory for BMOC"
A Salute to the Jacksons
' -ji ~r -
When the bloodmobile arrived
on campus May 18, most students
were a little hesitant in going to
donate. In just a matter of minutes
a few brave students went over to
donate to this worthy cause. This
must have been the “breaking of
the ice,” because immediately after
that, students in large numbers
began to follow other students to
the blood center.
The bloodmobile campaign
proved to be a great success, with
180 persons volunteering to give
blood. However, only 140 persons
were accepted, and 114 of these
persons were first donors. It is
also interesting to note that most
of the donors were freshmen.
Some of these had donated be
fore. These persons were Shirley
Fleetwood, Benjamin Toney, Ro
bert White, Russell Miles, Alton
Daniels, Raymond Carmichael.
John Gibson, and Jethro Williams.
Many faculty members also con
tributed to this great cause.
Campus organizations and de
partments helped to make the
blood drive a success. The organi
zations and departments include
the Art department. Physical Edur
cation. Student Council, Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, Lampodas Club,
SNEA, and the COMPASS.
The Bloodmobile Committee
wishes to thank everyone who
took part in making this project a
success. The College family is
proud that Elizabeth City State
College took the opportunity to
participate in such a program.
Mrs. G. L. Smith headed the
drive for the blood program.
I-A Students
Present Project
The Industrial Arts Department
of Elizabeth City State College
designated May 24 to 28 as—
“Industrial Arts and Technology
Emphasis Week."
The program announced by Mr.
Ward S. Winfield, assistant pro
fessor and chairman of the In
dustrial Arts Department, will con
sist of displays of projects in three
areas—Electricity and Electronics
—Metal—Woodwork, in the cor
ridors of Moore Hall and the In
dustrial Arts Building; and ad
dresses by guest speaker, Mr.
lames Brown, Jr. a Civil Engineer
of the Norfolk Navy Yard, Va.,
who will discuss “Principles of
Structures in Design Engineering”
and by Chief Vernon H. Winfield
an aircraft metal inspector for
the U.S. Air Force Base, Brooklyn,
N.Y., who will discuss "Alloys
of Aircraft Metals,” and “Radio-
graphic Principles in Aircraft
Several other interesting and
educational events are scheduled by
students in the department during
the week. The public is cordially
invited to attend.
Mrs. Ida A. Bogue, of Elizabeth
City, mother-in-law of Mr. L. E.
Sugg, died May 14. 1965.
Mr. Alonzo Adams, of Portsmouth,
Va., grandfather of Ingrid East,
passed May 8, 1965.
Mr. Andrew Deloatch, of Jack
son, N.C., father of Francis De
loatch, died May 9, 1965.
R. H. Tolle, Principal
Lockhart High School (Knightdale)
“Many thanks ... Toler School
pledges its continued cooperation
with Elizabeth City State College.”
Seth W, Hester. Principal
Toler High School (Oxford)
"We Hail Thee"
By Gloria A. Forbes
“To thee dear Alma Mater, a
tribute we sing of thy true worth
to all of us—may we honor
Four years have passed; four
summers with the length of four
long winters. Now we turn our
thoughts to a deeper seclusion and
connect our training with the chal
lenge of actual experience. B'ut
we shall never forget our own—
—Elizabeth City State College.
We know that ECSC never did
betray the hearts that loved her for
she has so informed our minds
that are within us, so impressed
with quietness and beauty, and
so fed with lofty thoughts, that
neither evil tongues, rash judge
ments, nor the sneers of selfish
men, nor greetings where no kind
ness is, nor all the dreary inter
course of daily life shall e'er pre
vail against us, or disturb our
cheerful faith and that all which
we behold is full of blessings.
When we shall be where we can
no longer hear the voices and after
I many wanderings, many years of
absence, these warm halls and
lofty campus and this green pastor-
I al landscape, will be to us more
dear because they helped to make
us graduates of Elizabeth City
State College. We love you ECSC.
We will hail thee and praise thee
The question “Who ought to be
boss?” is like asking “Who ought
to be the tenor in the quartet?”
Obviously, the man who can sing
tenor. —Henry Ford
Mr. T. S. lackson. Dr. Waller N. Ridle;, and Mrs. L D. lackson during re
ception (or the Jockaos's Immineat retLrement.
Vol'ume 26 No. 5—May, 1965
Elizabeth City State College
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
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