Library automation campaign meets mark for matching grant
Final support sought to turn dream into reality
WITH only $31,000 left to raise in the five-month public
phase of the Whitaker Library Automation Campaign,
\^ce President for Development E, Vincent Tilson recently
announced the securement of a matching grant by the Alden Trust
of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Alden trustees pledged $50,000 toward computerization of the
library, if Chowan could raise $150,000 for the project by June 30,
1998. Obtaining the matching goal amoimt early was a real boost
for the $250,000 campaign. Currently, total gifts and pledges total
Once in place, the automated system will provide an online
patron access catalog replacing the old “card catalog” system. It
will provide an integrated system for cataloging, circulation, book
and periodical acquisitions and serials control; electronic resources
such as computerized databases and other libraries’ catalogs; and
improved efficiency for both the patron and library staff.
Each module of the system will interconnect through a common
bibliographic database, with entries made in one module automati
cally updating information in other modules. Currently, library
services create a large amount of paperwork and coordinating
requires extensive staff time.
Ultimately, every networked computer user on campus, including
those in residence halls, will have the resources of the library
“catalog” and other research databases at their fingertips.
To insure the success of the campaign, Chowan counts on
support fi’om fiiends who believe in the academic successes of the
college and its value as a center of cultural and intellectual life in
northeastern North Carolina.
to match pledge
by Alden Trust
Plannmg underway for Homecommg ’98
Chowan College will observe its 150th Anniversary during the 1998-99 academic year. In
observance, we are making plans for the biggest homecoming celebration ever on November 14,
1998. Save the date!
Classes and groups tentatively identified for reunions next year include:
Young 4ce Graduates of the last three classes - ’96, ’97 and ’98
Class of '93 5-year Reunion
Class of ‘88 10-year Reunion
Class of’83 15-year Reunion
Class of ’78 20-year Reunion
Class of ’73 25-year Reimion
Class of ’68 30-year Reunion
Class of ’63 , 35-year Reunion
Chowanian Society Classes of ’58 and prior Reunion
(40-years & plus)
In order for your reunion to be successfiil, we would like to count on your participation!
If your class is among those listed above and you would be willing to help plan and organize
reunion activities and/or contact classmates (or if you are a member of another reunion group not
mentioned), please contact an alumni association representative or the Office of Alumni Services.
If you have any ideas regarding the success of Homecoming 1998 or have suggestions
about how to make it a truly memorable event, please let us know.
Charlie Aycock, Director of Alumni Services
PO Box 1848 ♦ Murfreesboro, NC 27855 ♦ (919)398-6226
Area alumni gathered informally at the
Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond, Va.,
prior to the Braves' encounter with Wesley
College in the Wal-Mart Tipoff Classic,
Friday, Nov. 21. The event was sponsored
by the Alumni Association and hosted by
Dick Turner ’66 and h^ichael Moore ’92.
Pete Britton '63, Braves Club Executive
Director Jim Garrison, Ralph Thurston ‘65
and Richard Tumer '66.
Director of Alumni Services Charlie Aycock,
Mrs. Cartte, C. Aaron Cartee '79 and Pete
Emily Lawrence '36 and Braves
Club Executive Director Jim
John Settle ‘83, Norfolk, Va., Presi
dent of the Chowan College Alumni
Association Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
President: John Settle ’ 83
President Elect: Charles Pond III ’62
Vice President: Michael Moore ’92
Secretary: Jeffrey Grant ’94
Past President: Tom Ballance ’69
Term Exoirine 1998
Ellen White ’69 Raymond Warren ’66
Mary Jo Williams ’69 Dick Tumer ’66
Jeremy Funk ’97
Term Exoirine 1999
Tonia Chatham ’95 Linda Moore ’90
Grover Suggs ’96 Bois Cartwright ’53
Twyla Duke ’73
Term Expirine 2000
Jane Williams ’64 Greg English ’97
Richard Zeitz ’69 Donald Burruesci ’66
W. C. Meiggs ’59
Ralph Thurston '65 (left) and Richard Tumer ‘66.
Alumni directory update
Publication of the 150th Anniversary Chowan College Alumni Directory is
nearing completion. The comprehensive volume compiles the most current data
for more than 9,519 Chowan college alumni. Information has been obtained from
questionnaire mailings, telephone verification and alumni records.
The new directory is an excellent way to relive great memories of college
years and get reacquainted with former classmates. We sincerely hope you en
Directories are scheduled for release in late February to those ^^o reserved
an advance copy of the volume during
the verification phase of the project.
If you have a question regarding
your order or wish to place an order,
please contact our publisher directly at:
Customer Service Department
Bernard C. Harris Publishing Co., Inc.
16 Koger Center, Suite 103
Norfolk, VA 23502
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