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Campus life
Chaplain Kelly Brame said he is im
pressed with student involvement on
campus. He explained more students are
volunteering their services for mission
projects in the community, at area churches,
and during spring break. Brame said last
spring students helped for a week in Balti
more, Maryland.
E. Vincent Tilson, vice president for
development, applauded the fact that gifts
and donors to Chowan continue to increase.
Tilson noted last year, and in each of the
two previous years, Chowan received $2
million in gifts. Since 1989, the number of
donors has more than doubled from 721 to
1,639 annually. During the 1991-92 year,
the development office issued 2,467 gift
receipts to alumni, parents, and friends of
the college, many of whom made more than
one gift to the
college during
the course of the
“We are
extremely proud
of this record of
support,” Tilson
noted. “We
think it mirrors
both local and
regional enthusi
asm for the
college. We
have been
particularly pleased with the overwhelming
support we
have re
ceived in
recent years
from friends
and alumni .
in Day for
urged volunteerism in support of the
college’s transition to four-year status.
‘These are pivotal days in the college’s
history. Gifts can help provide the margin
of excellence as we strive to be a four-year
institution of which the entire region can
continue to be proud.”
Chairman Robert B. Spivey lauded the
Board of Trust
ees for unani
mously approv
ing in September
a motion “in
support of the
general direction
of the college, its
and faculty.”
^ Spivey, ‘The
BnMTM trustees are
committed to the
four-year program. We want to build on
the positive developments and new learn
ing oppwrtunities on campus.”
He continued, “For three consecutive
years, every trustee and every Board of
Visitor member
has made a gift
to the college.
That is real
Chowan has
always been a
valued and
trusted institution
in the Roanoke-
Chowan region.
The years ahead
should only
strengthen this
Vice President for Business Affairs
John Nesbitt said the college is virtually
debt free.
Nesbitt also noted, “We are doing our
best to maintain the campus in an attractive
manner which will preserve the long-time
life of our facilities.”
**These are pivotal days in the
collegers history. Gifts can help provide
the margin of excellence as we strive to
be a four-year institution of which the
entire region can continue to be
proud. Tilson
Vice President for Athletic Administra
tion Jim Garrison said Chowan’s athletic
program is gearing for a new era and
challenge when it competes as a senior
college next fall.
Chowan will compete in Division III of
Chowan Today
USPS 715-880
ISSN 1051-9580
E. VINCENT TILSON Vice President for Development
KEVIN CLARY Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Services
JACK GOLDBERG Sports Information
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F^iblished four times a year in March, June, September and December
the National Collegiate Athletic Associa
Some of the opponents in various sports
include: Ferrum, Guilford, Fayetteville
Methodist, Frostburg State University,
Apprentice School, N.C. Wesleyan, Greens
boro College, Christopher Newport, Averett,
Shenandoah, Charleston Southern, Salisbury
State University, Wesley, and others.
Garrison commented, “As we start these
schedules, we will probably schedule a few
NAIA and Division II NCAA schools in
football and perhaps men’s basketball until
conference affiliation can be cemented and
schedules are able to mesh.”
Garrison said Division III schools do
not offer scholarships, thus all teams will be
competing on a level field. “It is definitely
a challenge for the college and coaches. My
philosophy has always been that an athlete
must first be a good citizen, a sound student,
and then being a great athlete will take care
of itself. Chowan certainly will have no
fundamental changes in
the philosophy of its
athletic program.”
Garrison noted, ‘The
coaches are prepared for
the challenge and will take
the lead in making the
transition to a different
level of comf)etition. We
are looking for the stu
dents, faculty and staff,
fans and public in general
to continue to supf>ort the
Braves in the future as
they have in the past. I
believe in my heart that exciting things are
going to happen on campus and in the
community as we begin to compete as a
senior college.”
Concluded Garrison, “We will have
some tough times as we enter four-year
competition in the early years due to experi
ence levels, but I do believe as we work at
it, we will become a very competitive
program at the Division III NCAA level.”
Chowan is seeking to affiliate with the
Dixie Conference which includes Ferrum,
Fayetteville Methodist, North Carolina
Wesleyan, Greensboro, Christopher New-
fxjrt, Averett and Shenandoah.
Garrison said the college could be
granted affiliate membership for 1993-94
followed by full membership.
Article writen by Phil Royce.
BELOW: Chowan's
Chucky Ingram,
number 30 from
Greensboro, is too
fast for North
Greenville on the
first touchdown of
the Homecoming
game. Unfortu
nately, North
Greenville won the
game.-PHOTO BY
Deborah Griffin
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PAGE 2-Chowan Today-Winter 1992

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