Spring, 1991 Volume 36 Number
A Newsmagazine for Alumni, Parents and Friends
Camp Foundations fund “Texie Camp
Marks Computer Center” for students
The Camp-Younts Foundation, Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation
and Camp Foundation of Franklin, Va. have presented a grant of
$100,000 to Chowan College over a two year period for the purpose
of equipping two computer center laboratories at Chowan. The
computer center is named in honor of Mrs. Texie Camp Marks and
will be ready for use by the 1992 fall semester. The foundations
made a substantial grant to the Texie Camp Marks Scholarship, the
largest scholarship fund the college has to date. Mrs. Texie Camp
Marks is a longtime supporter of Chowan College.
Dr. Jerry F. Jackson, president of the college, expressed his appre
ciation for the gifts to Chowan, saying, “The Texie Camp Marks
Computer Center will allow every freshman at Chowan College the
opportunity to become computer literate. One of the required courses
in the core curriculum is a basic course in the use of computers as a
personal productivity tool.”
“At the conclusion of the freshman year, all of our freshmen
should be very comfortable working with computers. There are only
four other institutions that can now make that claim.”
Mrs. Texie Camp Marks has served Chowan College as a trustee
and currently serves on the board of visitors. The Texie Camp Marks
Scholarship, named in her honor, assists several deserving young
people each year who need financial assistance if they are to attend
The Camp family foundations most recently supported Chowan
by making a $65,000 gift toward the renovation of Marks Hall, the
classroom building on campus which is named after Robert F.
Marks, the late husband of Texie Camp Marks.
The Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation is named in memory of
Ruth Camp Campbell of Franklin, Va., "Mrs. Texie’s" sister who
devoted a lifetime of service to her church, community and region.
The Camp-Younts Foundation, which also presented a gift for the
computer center at Chowan, is established in memory of Mrs. Willie
Camp Younts, daughter of the late Paul D. and Ella V. Camp. She
and her husband, Charles R. Yount, resided in Atlanta, Georgia and
are both buried in Mrs. Yount's hometown of Franklin, Va.
The Camp Foundation, named for James L. and Carrie Savage
Camp, has contributed substantially to Chowan College in the past.
The Carrie Savage Camp Hall on campus is named in memory of
this Chowan alumna who was married to James L. Camp, the
primary founder of the industry that is today Union Camp Corpora
Chowan responds to war in Middle East
Students sign canvas of concerns for Middle East Crisis located in Lakeside Center.
PHOTO BY BRIAN CRUMB.
Students prayed at a candlelight vigil held
on the Campus Green.
By Ricky Gibson,’91
Student Newspaper Editor
Thomas Paine could not have said it any
better when he coined the phrase, “These are
the times that try men’s souls.” So very true
are those words which apply to the current
world crisis in the Persian Gulf and Saudi
On the frontline near the Iraqi/Kuwaiti and
Saudi borders, the tensions and realities of
war have raged. Now, that peace is at hand,
Americans are showing their support for the
troops in Operation Desert Storm in various
ways. Better still, students here at Chowan
College have taken part in activities ranging
from a candlelight vigil to the signing of a
“Support the Troops” board in Lakeside Stu
Other supportive activities include a letter
of support signed by over 400 students, fac
ulty and staff, a candle placed in the window
on the third floor of the Columns building, a
prayer vigil led by campus minister, Kelly
Brame, and some students have even submit
ted their personal feelings and opinions on
the war in the Persian Gulf to the Smoke
Signals student newspaper..