North Carolina Newspapers

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OCTOBER 23, 1964, NUMBER 1
College Welcomes
13 New Faculty
Dr. James A. Boyer, President
of Saint Augustine’s College, an
nounced the appointment of the fol
lowing persons to the faculty and
staff for the 1964-1965 academic
Dr. Emilie C. Fonsworth, profes
sor of physical sciences and mathe
matics, holds the A. B. degree from
Wiley College, M.S. from Colorado
State and Ph.D. degree from the
Ohio State University, Columbus,
Dr. L. W. Oliver, professor of
history and political science, re
ceived the A.B. degree from Miles
College, the M.A. degree and the
Ph.D. degree from Indiana Uni
Dr. Gino L. Rizzo, part-time pro
fessor of French, received the A.B.
degree from Liceo Marco Polo in
Venice, and the Ph.D. degree from
the University of Padua in Italy.
Dr. Rizzo is full-time professor of
romance languages at the Univer
sity of North Carolina in Chapel
Earl R. Edwards, assistant pro
fessor of history, holds the A.B. de
gree and the M.A. degree from
North Carolina at Durham and has
done lurth&r study toward the
Ph.D. degree at the University of
North Carolina.
Edgar E. Tucker, assistant pro
fessor of history and social studies,
received the A.B. degree from Day
ton University, the M.A. degree
from Howard University and is a
candidate for the Ph.D. degree at
Howard University.
Jack L. Biggers, college organist
and instructor of music, holds the
B.Music and M.Music degrees from
the University of lUinois.
Howard L. Burchette, instructor
of art, received the B.S. and M.S.
degree from the A&T College in
Greensboro. He has done further
study at New York University.
Om P. Chadha, instructor of
mathematics, holds the B.S. de
gree from the University of Delhi
and the Indian Institution of Tech
nology, and the M.S. degree from
the University of North Carolina in
Chapel Hill.
Barbara Grissom, instructor ol
English, received the A.B. degree
from Albany State College and tiie
M.A. degree from North Carolina
College at Durham.
Mark H. Lambert, instructor of
English (Woodrow Wilson Teaching
Intern), holds the B.A. degree from
Yale, and is now a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree from Yale.
Alton L. Royster, instructor of
health and physical education, re
ceived the B.S. degree from Flori
da A&M University, and the M.S.
degree from Kansas State Univer
The Reverend Edwin E. Smith,
college chaplain and instructor of
philosophy holds the B.S. degree
from the University of Illinois,
and the B.S. degree from Seabury
Western Episcopal Theological
Seminary. Father Smith is also
candidate for the S.T.M. degree at
Mrs. Thelma Roundtree has re
turned to her position as instructor
of English after a year’s absence.
Several members of the faculty
are on leave this year studying to
ward doctoral degrees. They are
Lawrence Gould, who will study at
As some begin college life and
others resume their studies here,
all wiU seek to achieve a new sta
ture; you will judge yourself by
new standards, and injnany cases,
will dedicate your talents to new
ends. To be a college man or a col
lege woman carries with it obliga
tions with respect to speech,
thought, conduct, and purpose, —
obligations which you cannot
escape. Your presence indicates
that you are answering, along with
over 4 million other college and
university students, a call to a
lifelong search for truth, a lifelong
love for learning, a lifelong con
cern for ideas and ideals. Regard
less of the duration of your stay,
you are now a part of Saint Augus
tine’s. From this day forward,
Saint Augustine’s will be identified
with you, and you with Saint Aug
ustine’s. The College will be judged
by you, and it wiU be praised or
blamed by what you do. This insti
tution has linked its future with
yours, and has conferred upon you
a privilege and honor that we hope
will prove to be among your dear
est possessions.
What you, our future leaders and
followers, become may prove to be
the crucial counterbalance of the
forces of irresponsibility, disinte
gration and chaos. We hope to help
you develop a responsible intelli
gence, an intelligence that will al
low reason to govern instinct. In
stinct was perfecty in order for
man’s survival in a primitive cul
ture, but it is entirely out of place
in our highly developed and com
plex society of today. Yours, there
fore, is surely a heavy, but not bur
densome responsibility.
There can be no worthwhile
achievement without the self-con-
fidence that only faith can give to
an individual. It would seem that
no man would be able to endure the
relentless demands of ordinary life
if he did not have confidence that
life has meaning and purpose and
that what he does here on this
earth has a significance that trans
cends his individual life.
October, 1964
As we begin our 98th school year
here at Saint Augustine’s College,
I wish to greet you and to wish for
all of you — freshmen, new stu
dents and alumni, a successful year
in every way.
Saint Augustine’s CoUege has
come a long way since its founding
98 years ago. The extent to which it
will be able to continue the kind of
dynamic progress and academic
excellence in the future rests in no
small way with the manner in
which students and alumni rally to
the cause of this institution. Many
things help to make an institution.
The most outstanding being, I be
lieve, its alumni and students —
their aspirations and achieve
As we launch the 1964-65 school
year, it is the hope that every grad
uate and former student wiU re
member that it was this institution
that provided the opportunity to
move forward. Also, it is the desire
that the' freshmen and new students
who matriculated for the first time
here this year will keep ever before
them the idea that hard work, a
disciplined mind, and good charac
ter go hand in hand in the ful/ilJ-
ment of their dreams and aspira
tions. It is to this end that alumni
and students are asked to con
tribute their full measure of devo
tion: manifestation of loyalty to
their institution, hard work, cour
age and diligence in all their ef
forts so that Saint Augustine’s will
increasingly become the truly
great institution we aU know it is
As new opportunities open for our
graduates the challenge to use all is
to put forth a special effort so that
we can measure up to the occasion
as the poet Lowell said:
“New occasions teach new duties,
Time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still and on
Who would keep abreast of truth.”
To freshmen and new students, 1
hope this will be one of the most
exciting and rewarding years of
your life. To alumni, I hope this
year will enable you to think more
seriously about supporting in a
positive way your Alma Mater —
Saint Augustine’s College.
PrezeU R. Robinson
Executive Dean of the College
Parade Is Set
The Homecoming Parade will
start from the Benson Library at
12:30 o’clock P.M. Saturday.
“These Magnificent Centuries” is
the homecoming theme. Eighteen
floats and decorated cars wUl be
entered in the parade. 11:00 o’clock
A.M. is the beginning time of the
parade line-up.
The parade route wiU leave the
campus following Tarboro Road to
Hargett Street, west on Hargett
Street to Fayetteville Street, south
on Fayetteville Street to Lenoir
Street and east on Lenoir Street to
Chavis Park where the game will
be played.
Floats wiU be entered in the
parade by the Biology Club, Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity, Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Scrollers Club,
Mathematics Club and the nursery
Ligon High Band, Spaulding High
Band, Garner High Band, Fayette
ville High Band and Mclver Band
will participate in the parade.
The Saint Augustine’s CoUege
total enrollment for the fall semes
ter is 734 according to Mr. I. E.
Spraggins, registrar. The state and
foreign territories distributions of
enrollment are: Alabama, 3; Con
necticut, 1; District of Columbia,
16; Florida, 92; Georgia, 22;
Illinois, 7; Kansas, 1; Massachu
setts, 8; Michigan, 6; New Jersey,
13; New York, 30; North CaroUna,
405; Ohio, 4; Pennsylvania, 9;
Rhode Island, 3; South Carolina,
54; Tennessee, 3; Texas, 1; Vir
ginia, 49; Canal Zone, 3; Kenya,
2; Virgin Islands, 2.
There are 95 boarding seniors,
112 boarding juniors, 128 boarding
sophomores and 148 boarding fresh
men. There are 63 not boarding
seniors, 50 not boarding juniors,
57 not boarding sophomores and
53 not boarding freshmen. There
are 17 part-time not boarding; 17
part-time boarding students.
Out of state boys total 154; out of
state girls total 168.
National Teacher Exam
College seniors preparing to teach
school may take the National
Teachers Examinations on four dif
ferent test dates each year instead
of one, Educational Testing Serv
ice announced today.
New dates set for the testing of
prospective teachers are: Decem
ber 12, 1964; and March 20, July
17, and October 2, 1965. The tests
will be given at more than 550 loca
tions in the 50 states, ETS said.
Scores on the National Teachers
Examinations are used by many
large school districts for employ
ment of new teachers and by sev
eral States for certification or li
censing of teachers. Some coUeges
require all seniors preparing to
teach to take the examinations.
Lists of school systems which
use the examination results are
distributed to colleges by ETS, a
nonprofit, educational organization
which prepares and administers
the examinations.
On each fuU day of testing, pros
pective teachers may take the
Common Examinations, which
measure the professional and gen
eral preparation of teachers, and
one of 13 Teaching Area Examina
tions (formerly called Optional Ex
aminations) which measure mas
tery of the subject they expect to
Prospective teachers should con
tact the school systems in which
they seek employment, ®r their
coUeges, for specific advice on
which examinations to take and on
which dates they should be taken.
Because every individual as a
worker, a citizen, and a voter par
ticipates in many activities which
caU for a knowledge and an under
standing of communications, a
communications center is impor
tant to the college curriculum.
Each student who avails himself of
the offerings of the center must
realize that no phase of the com
munications curriculum stands
apart as an entity within itself; but
it contains other courses which
integrate with other courses and
share in the responsibility of de
veloping the student to his fullest
potential, which society demands.
It is hoped that the students who
enroll in the courses of the center
will grow in self-discovery. The
Miss Rochelle Is
Miss St. Aug.
Miss Lugenia Rochelle, a French
major with a minor in English,
reigns as Miss Saint Augustine’s
College for the academic year,
“Je ne le crois pas” is the
French equivalent expressed by
Miss “St. Aug.” after the contest
was over last May. She had not
believed that she had won.
Miss Lugenia Rochelle was born
and reared in Maple Hill, N. C. She
is the oldest of eight children.
Ever since her freshman year at
Saint Augustine’s CoUege, the stu
dents have found her to be a
friendly, charming, and versatile
person. According to an informal
survey, she has always been a
very humane person with a rather
pleasant disposition.
Immediately following gradua
tion, she plans to teach French for
two years after which she plans to
pursue her master’s, probably in
Canada. Her aspiration is to be an
English-French translator.
Among our queen’s hobbies are
doing modern dances, listening to
jazz, and coUecting antique jewel
ry. In her spare time she reads.
She is the president of the Modern
Dance Club, a member of the Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, and a Sun
day School teacher. Before Miss
Saint Augustine’s graduates, she
would like to know everybody on
Ulelcome Back Rlumni

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