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The following report illustrates
how great is the task that lies be
fore us. It also points up the fact
that it is the responsibility of each
and every one to do all within his
power to protect and nurture this
Institution which has served as a
source of ttraining and enlighten
ment to countless predecessors who
are better citizens and Christians
because of the well-balanced edu
cation received at St. Augustine’s.
A total of 737 students are en
rolled for the first semester of toe
current school term. The over
whelming majority of these stu
dents are from the Fourth Pro
For 1965-66, we are estimating
an enrollment of 800 students with
all charges for tuition, fees and
room and board based ouothes same
rate. This summary estimated bud
get for the next two years allows
for an increase annually of ap
proximately 10 per cent. The in
creases in the tratative estimates
for 1965-66 are $104,^ over 1964-65
and $129,000 over the 1965-66.
These wiQ change but we think the
estimate is reasonable at this time.
We need to consider additional
staff benefits in our budget that
will cover insurance. The College
could pay one-half of or all of the
cost. It would cost approximately
$7,500 annually to get life insur
ance and ^proximately $12,000 for
hospitalization and life insurance
of the type we have investigated.
Emphasis upon upgrading of fac
ulty, increasii^ trf library hold
ings and study area, improving of
reading facility of students in
Reading Laboratory, establishment
of Curriculum Laboratory, conduct
ing of intensive Self-Study Program
of entire college curriculum and
related areas, adding of a sym
phonic orchestra to our cultural
area, encouraging various Honors
Programs, and conducting much-
needed programs that are sponsor
ed by the National Science Founda
tion. Also regular undergraduate
summer school aad various aca
demic conferences.
The Altar Guild, the Vestry, the
Episcopal Churchwomen and the
Laymen are all cooperating with
the new Chaplain and with toe col
lege family in an effort to main
tain and refine toe balance be
tween things spiritual and mater
Our alumni are serving effective
ly ar«und toe world as teachers,
priests, doctors, lawyers, social
workers, government employees,
and workers in new areas not yet
Services of special concern at
this time are job placement, espec
ially wito industry, and testing for
scholarships and placement. Camp
us housing is still inadequate. Two
dormitories and Student Union are
needed now.
The College plans to build twelve
Faculty-Staff apartments facing
Oakwood Avenue and Hill Streets
for use during 1965. Four of toese
will be three bedroom apartments
and eight will have two bedrooms.
An addition will be made to toe Li
brary and to toe Science building.
The College also plans to build one
or more student dormitories in the
very near future in connection
with toe Federal Housing program.
FEBRUARY 1, 1965
History Reveals
Founders' Day Greetings Are Extended
A review of the 98-year existence
of Saint Augustiae’s CoUege not
only shows progress through the
addition of new buildings but
through the larger enrollment of
students as well. In addition, this
survey indicates academic and
cultural expansion of the College.
This growth is indicative of a
strong Board of Trustees, sound
Administration and dedicated
teachers who are called to give
service to mankind.
Saint Augustine’s College began
with only four students in an army
barracks shortly after toe Civil
War. The institution was founded
in 1867 torough toe joint efforts ol
the Freedman’s Commission of toe
Protestant Episcopal Church and
a group of clergy and laymen oi
the Diocese of Norto Carolina
headed by Bishop Thomas Atkin
The Freedman’s Commission was
founded in 1866 as a department oi
the Board of Missions of the Epis
copal Church. Bishop Atkinson ask
ed the Executive Committee of toe
Commission to establish a School
called the Saint Augustine’s Nor
mal School and Collegiate Insti
tute at Raleigh, North Carolina.
The committe was largely aided
in the establishment of toe school
by the Trustees of the Avery Estate
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and by
Major General Howard. Bishop
Atkinson became the first presi
dent of toe Board of Trustees, and
the Reverend J. Brinton Smith,
who served as secretary of the
Freedman’s Commission, wito of
fices in New York was the first
principal of Saint Augustine’s.
A site which might be purchased
for the establishment of toe
school’s own plant had been sought
for by the Board of Trustees. The
place selected was an estate form
erly occupied by the Haywood
family of Raleigh and known as
“Seven Springs.” The first building
now standing is toe Chapel built in
1895. Between 1881 and 1896 an ex
tensive program was carried on,
and the enrollment, faculty and
staff greatly increased. On January
17, 1907, Saint Augustine’s became
affiliated with the American
Church Institute for Negroes,
thereby becoming more directly
associated with the National Epis
copal Church, from which it began
to receive more organized financial
support. Meanwhile, toe academic
offering was raised and standard
ized. Begmning wito 1919-1920 Saint
Augustine’s offered in addition to
normal secondary, and elementary,
a Junior College curricula.
The freshman class of 1927 was
the first class to receive Bachelor’s
degrees from Saint Augustine’s
College. A building program com-
Executive Dean
I wish to gre§t new students,
our old students and Alumni on
this our 98th Founders’ Day Ob
servance. Many struggles and
hardships went into toe found
ing of Saint Augustine’s College.
The men who founded it pos
sessed lofty ideals, high pur
poses, and a Christian commit
ment that held them steadfast to
a course of spiritual and aca
demic excellence.
As we observe our 98to An
niversary, it is my sincere hope
toat all students and Alumni will
rededicate toemselves to toe
proposition toat in order for this
college to realize its full poten
tial, the support of its students
presently enrolled as well as
Players To Stage
“A Doll’s House”
Saint Augustine’s College Play
ers wUl proudly present “A Doll’s
House” by Henrik Ibsen in toe
Emery Fine Arts Center on Wed
nesday, February 3, at 8:00 P.M.
The play, which was first present
ed in 1879, is under the direction
of Miss Ester Alexander, actress
and teacher of drama.
The principal characters wiU be
played by S. Diane Harris as Nora
Helmer; Herbert Silas as Torvald
Helmer, Lugenia Rochelle as Mrs.
Linden, Walter Crumity as Krog-
stad, and Donald Owens as Dr.
“A Doll’s House” is a defiant
expression of woman's rights. Its
plot, like Sophocles’ “Oedipus
Rex” is one of social criticism on
the inferior rights permeating toe
nineteenth centurj. The Players
will use modern dress for toe pro
In a recent interview. Miss Alex
ander said: “I believe that toe aud
ience should observe the play for
the practical wisdom toat Ibsen
offers. Every individual must come
face to face wito toe world in
which he lives. His successes and
failures must be wito it and met
with some romanticized image that
he has created. It is tragic to flee
from life and fight at windmills.
When we do this, we, like toe char
acters in this play, are building
“doU-houses” for ourselves — and
they won’t last.” Miss Alexander’s
ideas have been confirmed by
other students in her drama class,
she explained.
‘A Doll’s House,” Ibsen’s best
known work, is toe most popular of
his plays. It is a classic in drama
tic literature.
its graduates is needed. It is not
only needed, but required.
These are new occasions
which certainly demand new
duties; new ways of looking at
old ideas and evaluating new
ones. In short, toe skills and in
telligence of toe past are not
sufficient to meet toe demands
of this new age in which we live.
Each person in order to con
tribute the fullest to tois our
democratic society, must be
willing to make sacrifices to toe
cause and purpose of Christian
higher education in America.
Saint Augustine’s in toe final
analysis will never be any bet
ter toan its students and Alum
ni desire it to be. If toey have
short-sighted aspirations for this
institution, its image is likely to
College Gets
$63,490 In Grants
Dr. James A. Boyer, President
announced toe receipt of a grant
of $16,000 from toe National Sci
ence Foundation and toe Atomic
Energy Commission for toe support
of a Summer Conference in Rad
iation Biology for College Teach
ers. The Conference will be direct
ed by Dr. Joseph Jones, Chairman
of the Biology Department.
The Conference will be designed
to provide college teachers of sci
ence, who have not had training in
some of toe fundamental concepts,
radiology wito a knowledge of
laboratory techniques, and more
radiology and radiolobiology. This
training will give toese teachers
a better understanding of radiolo
gy, to the end toat they will be
capable of more effectively includ
ing radiological materials into
toeir regular college courses.
The Conference will consist of for
mal lectures pre«ented by toe resi
dent during toe first half of toe
Conference, a series of selected
laboratory experiments correlated
in general wito toe lecfures and a
series of informal seminars in
which toe participant will have an
opportunity to discuss in an infor
mal atmosphere, various problems
related to the subject of toe Con
The College has also received a
$37,490 grant from toe National
Science Foundation for toe support
of a “Summer Institute in Sci
ence for Secondary School Teach
ers,” according to President Boyer.
Inquiries for furtoer information
should be addressed to Dr. Jeffrey
Gipson, head of toe Department of
Chemirtry and Director of toe
be in keeping wito toeir desire.
In our feelings toward our Alma
Mater, we must stand as point
ed out by Thomas Edward
Brown when he states:
"When he appoints to meet toee,
go toou forth.
It matters not if South of Norto
bleak waste or simny flat.
Nor think if he toou seek’s be
late he does toee wrong.
To stile or gate lean thou toy
head, and long!
It may be toat to spy thee he is
mounting upon a tower.
Or in thy counting thou hast
mista’en toe hour.
But if he comes not, neitoer do
thou go till vesper chime.
Belike toou then shall know he
hath been with toee all toe
Choir To
Tour Soon
The College choir plans to make
the annual tour about mid-March.
Tentatively, toe itinerary includes
some major stops which will be in
New York City, Detroit, and Wash
ington, D. C.
Saint Augustine’s College Choir
is among toose aesthetic groups of
college choirs toat contribute to
our American ciy^ure in toe best
sense of American musical tradi
tion. Members of this choir are ex
posed to toe gratifying experiences
of watching an artist at work, and
admiring his interpretation of each
musical work that is interpreted.
“There is plenty of room at toe
top, but toere’s no place to sit
down,” is a statement which is as
sociated with toe director.
Some of toe works toat we will
sing on tour this year are: “How
lovely is thy dwelling-place,”
“Requiem,” selections from the
“Messiah,” and other works of this
Workshop Plans
The Pre-Alumni Club will meet
Saturday, February 6 in the Emery
Health and Fine Arts Building.
The theme of toe workshop is
“Pre-Alumni Clubs and Their Re
A host of alumni are expected to
return to toe College to attend
alumni workshops.
Mr. George W. Flemming, Exe
cutive Secretary of tlve Saint Aug
ustine’s National Alumni Associa
tion, will direct toe Pre - Alumni
Alumnus Is
Guest Speaker
Dr. ifiUis B. Johnson, an alumnus
01 saint Augustine’s College, wiu
ue uie banquet speaker for me
iunety-eighto J*'ounders’ Day oD-
servance. Dr. Johnson is a native
01 Mobile, Alabama where he
iriudied and completed his elemen
tary and high school education.
un uiis traditional occasion the
lacuity and staff will observe
rounaers' WeeK; celebration. Witn
pride, tne family of Saint Augus-
une's CoUege looks forward to see
ing and hearing our own Dr. John
son, Jj'ebruary 6, 1965, in the
Cheshire dining hall of Saint Aug-
usune's College, Raleigh, Norui
ur. Johnson has led, and still
leaas a full and interesting life.
vVnue in toe United States Army
ne attended toe Army Specialized
I'raining Program. At Hamilton
college, Clinton, New York, he
stuaied in an Advanced French
Program. As preparatory study for
entering toe Medical CoUege at toe
university of Illinois, Dr. John
son attended toe Roosevelt Univer
sity, the Nortowestem University,
and the Illinois Institute of Tech
In 1950 Dr. Johnson received his
M.D. degree from the University
ot Illinois, College of Medicine. He
completed his internship at Provi
dent Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, in
1950 and 1951. It is at tois time
that he began his Residency Train
ing Program in Psychiatry and
Neurology at toe Veteran’s Admin
istration Hospital in West Side,
Chicago, Illinois. Until July, 1957,
Dr. Johnson remained at V.A.H.
as Staff Psychologist. In Decem
ber, 1956, following examinations at
Columbia University, New York,
New York, he was certified as a
psychiatrist by toe American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurol
In June, 1957, Dr. Johnson enter
ed private practice. That same
year he was employed as a part-
time psychiatrist wito toe Psychia
trist Institute of toe Municipal
Court. Under toe direction of Dr.
Frederick A. Gibbs, he entered a
twelve-monto training program in
the specialty of electro-encephalo-
graphy at the Illinois Neuropsy
chiatric Institute.
Since August, 1961, imder the di
rection of Dr. Irving Abrams of the
Medical and School Healto Serv
ices, Dr. Johnson has served as
one of the three Psychiatric Con
sultants for the Chicago Board of
Education. He wjs concerned with
the diagnostic examinations per
formed on all school personnel
when indicated — including prin
cipals, teachers, civil service em-

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