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Pemit No. 3
Published by Elizabeth City State University for students and alumni
MARCH, 1974
Eighty-Third Founders Day
“The Watergate tragedy
came about as a result of
immorality in government, but
the root goes deeper,” Dr.
Theodore R. Speigner stated,
as he addressed the Eighty-
Third Founders Day Exercises,
at Elizabeth City State Univer
sity, contending that “Some
where in our colleges and
universities, or in our homes
and churches, we failed our
young men and we failed our
young men and women.”
Dr. Speigner, Chairman of
the Department of Geography,
at North Carolina Central
University, noted that “The
government became corrupt
because of dishonesty, rascal
ity, greed, might makes right,
and cheating or stealing is
' alright as long as you do not get
Calling for ‘‘eternal vigi
lance” in the protection of our
' freedoms. Dr. Speigner urged,
“Let not the Watergate scandal
deter your faith in the federal
constitution and the Bill of
“It is my candid conviction
that colleges and universities
must stress honesty in educa
tion; honesty in business;
honesty in government; hones
ty in politics; honesty in
industry; and honesty in the
church,” the noted pioneer in
conservation and human rela
tions added.
Citing a report from Dr.
Peter W. Moore to Dr. J.Y.
Joyner, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, in 1908,
which mentioned “strong evi
dences of moral, spiritual, and
intellectual growth and de
velopment among the stu
dents,” Dr. Speigner question
ed, “How many school admin
istrators can make this state
ment today?”
“As the founders of this
University were led by faith, so
A'ere the founding fathers of
this Republic. They had faith in
God, faith in themselves, faith
in the people and faith in the
instruments they created to
preserve freedom and liberty
for succeeding generations,”
Dr. Speigner stressed.
The well known educator and
clergyman stated, “America’s
greatness lies not in its
mountains, rivers, farms, in
dustries, science and techno
logy, but in its priceless
'resources—people. ”
“Your generation has the
capacity to preserve our great
heritage, providing your faith
in God is reinvigorated with a
true love for humanity,” Dr.
Speigner added.
Fully involved with the
activities of the Founders Day
observance, at ECSU, Dr.
Speigner joined Chancellor and
Mrs. Marion D. Thorpe, during
a noon luncheon for invited
guests; visited Oak Grove
Cemetery, during the Annual
Pilgrimage, where wreathes
were placed on the graves of
Hugh Cale, Dr. Peter W.
Moore and Dr. John H. Bias;
ind greeted participants and
attendants, during a reception,
at the University Center.
Who’s Who?”
Students selected to “Who’s Who” for the 1973-74 year picture with their department
Twenty-one Elizabeth City
State University students—fif
teen seniors and six juniors—
will be listed in the 1973-74
edition of “Who’s Who Among
Students in American Univer
sities and Colleges.”
Notice of the ECSU student
selections was first released by
the University’s Advisory
Council, Chancellor Marion D.
Thorpe, Chairman. Following
the Council’s action, the
nominations were received and
approved by the national office.
The approved list showed that
the co-eds outnumbered the
male nominees, sixteen to five.
Academic areas honored by the
selections included social
science (6), biology (4), busi
ness (3), industrial arts (2),
elementary education (2), art
(2), chemistry (1) and mathe
matics (1).
The ECSU students were
selected as “Who’s Who
Among Students in American
Universities and Colleges” on
the basis of outstanding
achievement, leadership, abili
ty, participation in extra-curri
cular activities, citizenship and
service to the University, and
promise of future usefulness to
society and professional ad
vancement. Heading the list
were Edna Hathaway, Presi
dent of the Student Govern
ment Association; Lillie Fen
ner, “Miss ECSU;” and
Barbara Alston, Editor of “The
Compass.” In addition to their
being listed in the coveted
“Who’s Who” publication,
each student will receive
engraved certificates. *The
complete list of honorees is as
ALSTON, Barbara—Miss Al
ston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Otis Alston, is a native of
ENFIELD, N.C. Majoring in
comprehensive business, the
junior editor of the University’s
official publication, “The Com
pass,” Barbara is also presi
dent of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
and attorney general of the
Student Court. She has held
positions in the United Campus
Religious Fellowship, Student
National Education Associa
tion, Pan-Hellenic Council and
other campus organizations.
BOONE, Jeanette— Rece-
pient of the Edna Harris
Mitchell Award, in 1971, Miss
Boone has held positions in the
Women’s Government Associa
tion, United Campus Religious
Fellowship, and the Elemen
tary Education Club. The
senior elementary (early child
hood) education major is a
N.C., and the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Johnnie Boone.
BRITT, Eva P.—President of
the Women’s Government
Association, Miss Britt is a
junior art major, with a minor
concentration in English. Rece-
pient of many honors and
awards, including the Lan
guage Art Honors Workshop
Award, she has also been
associated with the University
Players, United Campus Reli
gious Fellowship, and “The
Compass.” A native of Mur-
Freesboro, N.C., Miss Britt is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John C. Britt.
Elected “Miss Junior,” Patsy
is a member of the Women’s
Government Association. Ma
joring in sociology, she is a
member of the Social Science
Club, Yearbook Staff, United
Campus Religious Fellowship,
and the NAACP. A native of
Crutchfield is the daughter of
Mrs. Isabelle E. and the late
Mr. Charlie W. Crutchfield.
FENNER, Lillie E.— Al
though the recepient of a
certificate of honor from the
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor
Society, Lillie had regarded the
title of “Miss ECSU” as being
her most cherished achieve
ment, prior to the “Who’s
Who” selections. The attrac
tive comprehensive business
education major, a native of
HAVELOCK, N.C., is also
affiliated with the Student
National Education Associa-
^'on, the Student Government
Association, and other campus
groups and organizations.
FRAZIER, Bonnie—A native
of HAVELOCK, N.C., Miss
Frazier is a senior sociology
major. The recepient of several
honors for her academic
achievements, she is a member
of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor
Society, Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc., Women’s Gov
ernment Association, the Social
Science Club, and United
Campus Religious Fellowship.
HARRIS, Queenie E. —
“Miss Sophomore,” last year.
Miss Harris considers being
selected among the “Who’s
Who” nominees as the highest
honor to be accorded her. A
junior social science major,
EDENTON, N.C., she is a
member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc., Social Science
Club, Women’s Government
Association, the Yearbook
Staff, and United Campus
Religious Fellowship.
Breaking the trend at ECSU,
Miss Hathaway left her post as
president of Women’s Govern
ment Association to become
president of Student Govern
ment, thus becoming the
student’s chief spokesman on
the Board of Trustees, the
Advisory Council, the ECSU
Foundation and other govern
ing and policy-making bodies.
The senior art major is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Hathaway, EDEN
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