PARENTS' DAY - FEBRUARY 18th
Volume 15 Number 5
Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Corolina 27855
February 10, 1984
Count the Toes' Til Spring Begins
Pro or Con?
In August 1982, Virginia executed Frank Cuppola for murder. In North Carolina,
James Hutchins waits on Death Row at Central Prison in Raleigh for the 1979 slay
ing of three law enforcement officers. Hutchins, granted a last minute stay in
January, is now scheduled to die by lethal injection on March 16th.
The question of captal punishment has no easy answers. Some say it is a deter
rent to crime while others say it is revenge and serves no purpose. What are your
Our question: “Are you in favor or opposed to the death penalty?
Laura Churchill, Raleigh: “I’m in favor of it. I believe if someone kills somebody
they should be killed also.”
Lisa Jones, Chesapeake: “I’m in favor of the death penalty because of its Biblical
quotation of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
Orlando Watson, Smithfield, North Carolina: “Yes, I’m in favor of it. I don’t
think lunatics should be allowed to walk the streets and get away with murder. ”
Tony D’Innocenzio, Morristown, New Jersey: “I’m in favor of it. I think if so
meone murders somebody they should have a right to a trial and judged if they
should get the death penalty. But, I think they should be because if they took
somebody’s hfe, their life should be taken too.”
Patsy Ward, 'Thomasville: “I’m in favor of it, because it costs a lot of money to
keep people in prison and to support them, so you might as well get rid of them if
they killed somebody. ’ ’
Mark Massingill, Easley, South Carolina: “I’m in favor of it, because I feel if a
person kills someone they should be killed also.”
Pam Nobles, Moncks Corner, South Carolina: “....if he did kill someone and the
courts are sure that he did it, they should go ahead with the death penalty.”
While Campus Question is not a scientific survey, it would seem Chowan
students are in favor of capital punishment.
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Two Chowan students are spending a lot of time with dirt these days as
a part of the new archeological course. The course, with field work being
done in the Murfreesboro Historic District, is taught by Dr. Michael Baker
The Reverend Thompson House is in the background. It was restored by
Captain and Mrs. J.C. Myers of Newport, Rhode Island and Mur
freesboro. Staff photo by Richard Michaels
Fall Semester Honors List
The following students have been
named to the honors lists for the Fall
Semester. SMOKE SIGNALS extends
congratulations to each.
Marilyn Brown, Willis R. Dunlow,
Yvonne S. Eliason, Johnnas L. Hall,
Tammy K. Kiger, Chaileart
Kohskarika, Kelly L. Kopec, Marcia E.
Taylor, and Gloria A. Vaughan.
Sonny T. Abraham, Ata H. Al-Shatel,
Steve W. Banks, Lorie L. Boone, Tracy
L. Brett, Clarence W. Britton Jr.,
Christopher W. Brock, Eric L. Brown,
Laura K. Crum, Robert C. Davis, Wen
dy S. DeMao, Sangoubi M. Dorley,
Susanne P. Edwards, I.,anette Y. Gibbs,
Linwood A. Gilchrist, Arthur K, Gor
man, Tracy A. Hartert, Eric P. Kaiser,
Kenneth C. Keefner Jr., Robert T.
Kelley, Sheri E. Light, Lisa K. Lowe,
Nasser M. Massry, Rhonda A. Morris,
Angela W. Noe, Bruce G. Norman, Don
na L. Orbison, Cynthia S. Pike, Phyllis
M. Ricks, William A. Simpson, Dana C.
Smith, Shelia W. Smith, Thomas E.
Suits, Obiajulu A. Ugwueche, Henry J.
Waters, Jill D. Wells, Donna S. Whitley,
and James K. Worth.
James B. Allen, Jesse N. Allen,
Emadeddin M. Al-Saidi, Kenneth E.
Full Schedule Set
For Parents Day
Amos, Roger A. Askew, Alyson R.
Barnes, Mary G. Barnum, Kelly D. Bat
chelor, Vicki D. Baxley, Michael G.
Berry, Terry D. Best, Cedric J. Bijou,
Jill M. Blair, Jonathan A. Blake,
Donald W. Bostic, Dara L. Boyles,
Kimberly S. Carlton, I^aurie B. Cowan,
Carolyn V. Cross, Norman E. Crostic,
Teresa A. CuUins, Mark T. Dalkiewice,
Jimmy Dial, Michael J. Dowd, Vincent
J.E. Doxerie, Mary C. Earley, Jafar M.
El-Kirem, Joseph 0. Esan, Mary B.
Eubanks, Rotimi G. Fadeyi, Thomas
W. Gale, Jennifer V. Hardy, James A,
Harvey, Karen L. Holland, Joyce L.
Huthmacher, Kamel Ibrahim, Wade L.
James, Mary E. Johns, Kim B. Jones,
Yiu-Lun Kan, Yo Kimura, Randall K.
Lockey, Gregg F. Lowe, Kenneth D.
Lyons, James F.J. McKee, Randy W.
Narron, Jean H. Norfleet, I^ester D.
North Jr., Boniface N. Ogbodo,
Rochelle L. Parker, Paul C. Pearce,
Charles A. Poole, Teresa L. Ray,
Pamela L. Register, Jacqueline A.
Ricks, Jon T. Royce, Phornvipar
Ruangsakvichit, David A. Rubin, Jen
nifer L. Ryan, Maria L. Salaga, Darrell
E. Skeeter, Paul G. Smith, Elaine
Stewart, Lisa Y. Strickland, Michael B.
Sutton, Deneen Tatum, Mike A.
Templeton, Greg E. Tutwiler, Debra L.
Underwood, Judith E. Utley, Laura J.
Varner, Jay Warren, Jennifer L. White,
Linda R. Youlios and Charles A.
Chowan College will roll out the
welcome mat next Saturday for the
annual Spring Semester Parents’ Day
Activities will start with a registra
tion and reception period in the faculty
lounge of Columns. This will be at 10:30.
Two art exhibits will be open for
viewing from 10:30 until noon. “A
Satire on War” by Mike Brake will be in
the gallery area of Green Hall.
In the Daniel Hall exhibit area, the
works of Amy I^eggett will be on
Parents and out-of-town guests are
invited to attend open house in all
residence halls from noon until 1:30.
The visitation is only for those guests.
Faculty members will be in their of
fices from 11:00 until noon to meet with
the parents of students who desire con
Professor Bob Brown and the Chowan
College Stage Band will provide the
music during the luncheon in Thomas
Cafeteria. The luncheon begins at 11:30.
Interest will shift to center court at
Helms Center at 2:00. Coach Bob Burke
and the Braves will host conference
rival Mount Olive. Admission will be
three dollars, with students being ad
mitted on their ID cards.
After the game, dinner in Thomas
Cafeteria will close out the day. “We
expect many parents and guests to be
on campus that weekend,” says Dean
of Students Clayton Lewis.
The National Society of Public Ac
countants Scholarship Foundation has
awarded 32 scholarships in the amount
of $600 each for the 1983-84 academic
year. Chowan College students are
eligible to apply for future scholar
ships, according to Thomas Ruffin,
Department of Business Chairman.
The Scholarship Foundation was
formed in 1969 by the National Society’s
Board of Governors in order to en
courage high caliber individuals to
select public accounting as a career.
During the past 14 years over 330
scholarships have been awarded. The
Foundation receives the majority of its
funds through individual contributions
from the 17,000 members of the Na
tional Society of Public Accountants
and from affiliated state organizations.
In announcing the 32 winners, Leslie
S. Shapiro, chairman of the NSPA
Scholarship Foundation stated that the
recipients of the year’s scholarship
awards were selected to provide
recognition to students at both two year
and four year schools. Seventeen of the
32 recipients will be attending two year
schools and 15 will be attending four
The Foundation presented a special
“Charles H. Earp Memorial Scholar
ship Award” to the applicant judged to
be the most outstanding in competition
with accounting students from across
the nation. The award honors the
memory of the late Charles H. Earp
who served as President of the National
Society in 1980-81. The recipient of the
1983-84 Earp Memorial Award is Lee
Ann Day of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. In ad
dition to the $600 scholarship award,
Ms. Day will receive an additional $200
and a plaque designating her as the
recipient of teh Earp Memorial Award.
The final winnners were selected
from over 1,000 students who submitted
applications to the Foundation. All ap
plicants were judged for scholastic
achievement, hnancial need, and
demonstrated leadership ability.
33 From Chowan
Named To Who's Who
The 1984 edition of WHO’S WHO
AMONG STUDENT IN AMERICAN
JUNIOR COLLEGES will include the
names of 33 students from Chowan Col
lege who have been selected as national
outstanding campus leaders.
Campus nominating committees and
editors of the annual directory have in
cluded the names of these students bas
ed on their academic achievement, ser
vice to the community, leadership in
extracurricular activities and potential
for continued success.
They join an elite group of students
from more than 1,500 institutions of
higher learning in all 50 states, the
District of Columbia and several
Students named this year from
Chowan College are:
Abdul Hamed Ansari of Pakistan;
Lorie Lynette Boone of Gates, NC, a
graduate of Gates County; Dara Leigh
Boyles of Archdale, NC, a graduate of
Trinity High; Tracy Lyn Brett of Mur
freesboro, NC, a graduate of
Ridgecroft; Eric I.«e Brown of Benson,
NC, a graduate of South Johnston;
Marilyn Elaine Brown of Wilmington,
NC, a graduate of John T. Hoggard;
Lisa Joyce Carden of Murfreesboro,
NC, a graduate of Murfreesboro High.
I>aurie Beth Cowan of Ahoskie, NC, a
graduate of Bertie Senior High;
Carolyn Virginia Cross of Ahoskie, NC,
a graduate of Ahoskie High; Laura
Kathryn Crum of Norcross, GA, a
graduate of Woodbridge Senior High;
Wendy Sue DeMao of Murfreesboro,
NC, a graduate of Ridgecroft; Kay
Deevon Dixon of Chesapeake, VA, a
graduate of Great Bridge; Johnnas
Lynn Hall of Henderson, NC, a
graduate of Vance Senior High; Shari
Lynn Harris of Murfreesboro, NC, a
graduate of Murfreesboro High; Lisa
Mae Jones of Chesapeake, VA, a
graduate of Great Bridge; Eric Paul
Kaiser of Chesapeake, VA, a graduate
of Western Branch High.
Robert Todd Kelly of Sterling, Va. a
graduate of Parkview; Tammy Kaye
Kiger of Oxford, NC, a graduate of J.F.
Webb; Jerome Archie Lamonds, Jr. of
Candor, NC, a graduate of East Mon
tgomery; Toni Lynette Lassiter of Mur
freesboro, NC, a graduate of Mur
freesboro High; Patricia Phyllis Little
of Mt. Gilead, NC, a graduate of West
Montgomery; Gregg Franklin Lowe of
Murfreeslwro, NC, a graduate of Mur
Paul Calvin Pearce of Murfreesboro,
NC, a graduate of Murfreesboro High;
Angela Yvette Pike of Murfreesboro,
NC, a graduate of Ridgecroft; Deatrice
Heleen Slade of Ahoskie, NC, a
graduate of Ahoskie High; Paul Gerard
Smith of Castleton, NY, a graduate of
Columbia High; Michael Brent Sutton
of Murfreesboro, NC, a graduate of
Marcia Ellen Taylor of Mur
freesboro, NC, a graduate of Mur
freesboro High; Tammy Ann Taylor of
Bishopville, MD, a graduate of Stephen
Decatur; Michel Lynn Thomas of Rich
mond, VA, a graduate of L.C. Bird;
Katherine Lynne Todd of Castle Hayne,
NC, a graduate of L.A. Laney; Gloria
Ann Vaughan of Murfreesboro, NC, a
graduate of Northampton County High;
and Charles Albert Zucker of Roanoke
Rapids, NC, a graduate of Roanoke
McDowell Columns suffered
thousands of dollars of damage when a
2 ^4 inch main pipe located in a room on
the fourth floor burst during severely
cold weather sending a torrent of water
onto the auditorium and basement of
As a result. Turner Auditorium has
been closed until early February and
the admissions offices has been tem
porarily relocated to vacant offices in
the basement, formerly used by
Associate Dean of Students Roy
Winslow, while repairs are made.
Business Manager Ben Sutton said
the “flood” occurred sometime during
the night of Dec. 27. and was discovered
the next morning by Dean of the College
B. Franklin Lowe, Jr. Lowe said that
when he entered the auditorium water
was cascading like a “waterfall.”
The water was five inches deep on the
admissions office floor, Sutton noted.
He said water in the boiler room was 10
feet deep, completely covering the
boilers. A town fire truck pumped for
approximately two hours to remove the
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