North Carolina Newspapers

“Together We Will Find the Right Direction”
VOLUME ^number 2
December, 1976
News In Brief
ECSU graduate, George A.
Patterson, ’63 has received
his MD degree from New
Jersey school of Medicine,
Newark, New Jersey.
Joseph A. Dempsey, ECSU
Director of Special
Programs, has been ap
pointed to the Region IV
Advisory Board for Special
James R. Finch, Attorney
General of the Student Court,
represented ECSU’s Student
Government Association at
the Seventh Annual National
Leadership Symposium, at
Moline, 111.
Dr. Carlton R. Deonanan,
Associate Professor of
English at ECSU, scientific
views on education were
requested by the Bureau of
Educational Research at
Howard University and the
University of Victoria, in
British Columbia, Cailada.
Richard L. Reid, 1971
graduate of ECSU, has
recently assumed the post of
Assistant to Director of
Administrative Services at
the Public Technology, In., a
non-profit corporation which
transfers scientific
developments for the benefit
of local and state govern
Dr. Debabrata Basu,
assistant professor of geology
at ECSU, joining Dr. Charles
B. Sclar of Lehigh University
presented findings from their
studies of the “Genesis of the
Grace Mine Magnetite
Deposit, Morgantown, Berks
County, Pennsylvania”
before the Geological Society
of America on Nov. 8-11, at
Denver, Colo.
The Bayard Rustin
Scholarship has been
established at Hebrew
University of Jerusalem to
enable a black student from
the US to participate in a One
Year Program. Interested
students contact The Com
Pete Horton, Junior, placed
first at the A&T Invitational
tournament on Nov. 20th.
Raymond Morgan, Senior,
placed second and Freshman
Joseph Carson, placed third.
Senior honor scholars,
Helen P. Elliot, Janet Reed,
Faye E. Smith, Patricia A.
Turnage and James R. Finch,
attended The Ohio State
University sixth annual
Graduation Visitation Day
Program. Each of the Seniors
are prospects for a fellowship
from Ohio State. Presently,
ECSU has two graduates at
Ohio State.
0. J. McMichael, en
tertainer, has pledged to
contribute profits from his
book, “Heartbeat of A
Hussler” to the National
Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored people.
The NAACP is one million
dollars in debt. If you wish to
purchase the book, send $4.00
per copy plus 95 cents for
postage and handling to
“Heartbeat” P. 0. Box 1031,
Radio City Station, New
York, New York 10019.
On Sunday, November 21,
1976 the UCRF, had its annual
Thanksgiving Vesper under
the theme “Basket for the
Needy.” Baskets given by the
various organizations were
given to families who were
classified as needy by the
Economic Improvement
(3tt i^cmortum
On November 11, 1976
during the annual
American Education Week
program the student body
was notified about the
tragic death of professor
Edward Earl Manley.
Manley was Assistant
Professor of Education,
Director of Student
Teaching and advisor to
Student National
Education Association at
Elizabeth City State
University, Manley was
also the director of the
program in which his
death was announced.
Everyone was aware of the
fact that he had been
mysteriously missing for
some time but everyone
was hoping for the best
while secretly thinking
that he may have been a •
victim of foul play. Their
fears were affirmed.
Manley’s body had been
found at 7:30 P.M. the day
before, and the autopsy
placed the death at 48
hours prior to the
discovery. The two
suspects in the case were
apprehended in Florence,
South Carolina when they
tried to use Manley’s
credit cards.
The brutiality and
senselessness of Manley’s
death was a shock which
touched the hearts of the
faculty, administration
and students. His death
brings to mind thoughts of
our security in the world;
the saneness of our
society; and the purpose of
our being.
Professor Manley was a
member of Iota Phi Theta
Fraternity, Inc. His
brothers sponsored
memorial services for him
on Monday, November 15,
Dr. Manley touch
ed the hearts of every
one he met and being
that he was advisor to
SNEA and director of
student teaching he came
into contact with many
students. Although his
students don’t say he was
an easy teacher, they all
agreed that he was sin
cere, honest and con
cerned. The statements
which follow were com
“He always gave us a
smile, after the heavy load
was done. It was tough,
but we made it.”
Larry M. Jenkins
“He was a warm hearted
person who seemed very
concerned for the
education and well-being
of others.”
Valerie F. Knight
“Mr. Manley’s classes
were those that everyone
loved to be in because they
were not boring. Everyone
had a chance to be
themselves. He always
wore a friendly smile. The
work he did for us will
never be forgotten.”
Melvin Norman
“There isn’t any person
in this world whom I’ve
known that can make you
feel so grateful to be a
person. As a member of
SNEA he was loved by all
of us.”
Sandra Somerville
Mr. Manley was kind,
considerate and willing to
help in any way he could.
Mr. Manley was a special
friend because throu^ his
threats I was motivated to
speak without fear.”
Jeanie Tharps
Edward Earl Manley.
Date of Birth: October 9,
Place of Birth: Raleigh,
North Carolina. (Grew up
in Louisburg (Franklin
Ck)unty), North Carolina
and was the adopted son of
Mrs. Mary MaiUey)
Marital Status: Single.
Survivors: One cousin by
adoption, Mrs. Annie
Clements in Louisburg,
North Carolina and several
nephews and nieces by
Education: Bachelor of
Science Degree—
Elizabeth City State
University, May, 1943.
Master of Science
Degree—Roosevelt Uni
versity, 1%7.
Exerpeince: Assistant
Professor of Education—
Elizabeth City State
Univeristy 1967-present
(At time of death—
Director of Student
Memberships: National
Education Association,
North Carolina Association
of Educators, Iota Phi
Theta Fraternity and
Episcopal Church.
American Education Week Observed On Compus
The first of the original 13 states to ratify the U.S.
Constitution was Delaware, on Dec. 7, 1787.
By Flora Gibbs
On November 11, 1976, the
Student National Education
Association along with the
Education department
sponsored the annual
American Education Week
Convocation. The guest
speaker was Dr. Matole P.
McLean, president of Bar
bara Scotia College, Concord,
N. C. Widely known in higher
education circles, Dr.
McLean has done post
graduate studies at Nor
thwestern University,
Catholic University of
America and Harvard
University. She is a member
of Ali^ia Kappa Al{* a Sorority
and was presented a gift
by the AKAs. Dr. McLean
spoke on black education,
chosing the topic “What time
is it.” She states that “it is
time to realize that if all of us
can not be alike, we must
start learning how to make
the world safe for diversity.”
It is time for the ECSU staff
to focus on the strengths of
students and precieve their
weaknesses as challenges
while reviewing standards
and methods of teaching. It is
time for students to become
committed to their own
education, since they are the
only future that we have for
tomorrow. Dr. McLean
received a loud applause for
her most inpsiring speech^
Veterans and retired
educators w^e recogn^^
during the program.

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