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ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
Published bi-monthly during the College year at Raleigh, N. C.,
in the interest of
St. Augustine's College, Rev. E. H. Goold, President
SuusciirPTiON, 25 cents.
Entered at the postoffice in Raleigh as second-class matter,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Acceptance for mailing at a special rate of postage provided for
in section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized April 11, 1921.
THE SIXTY-SEVENTH COMMENCEMENT
'I’lirc'o l)ishops of the E])iscopal Cluii’cli, more
tlifui a hundred alumni, and hundreds of visitors
attended the OTtli (/ommencement of St. Augus
tine’s. Hisho]) Robert E. (Jribbin, I).I)., of the
Diocese of Western JSTortli Caroliiui, delivered the
commencement address, after an introduction by
Bisliop I’eniek, of the Diocese of North Carolina.
Bisliop Thonuis (y. Darst of Eastern Carolina said
Bisiiop Darst Bishop Penick Bishop Gribbin
th(> benediction. Rev. Samuel W. (hnce of New
York, and Rev. (Jeorge M. Plaskctt, of Orange,
trustf'es, also took part in the exercises.
Bishop (Jribbin, in a simple but iiuisterly ad-
lr(>ss, calhnl on the graduates to maintain the
.same balance in tlieir life activities as was evi-
l('iiced ill the rurriculi(m they had jiursned. Play
ing on the second key word of his address,
diploma, lie urged the graduates to realize that
th(“y were representatives, accredited diplomats,
who would be looked upon as ambassadors of tlie
!ollege, as testimony to the feasibility of higher
‘diication for Negroes, to tlie efficacy of >ducii-
tion ill religious institutions of learning. I'he
rt'sponsibility resting on tlios(> who have biK-ii
given superior advantages by parents, state, and
Church was emphasized when the Bishop pointed
out that the original meaning of the word alumnus
was, one educated at public expense for public
Dorothy Scott, of Savannah, Ga., represented
the College Preparatory Department graduating
class, and Lloyd II. Davis, of Cullowhee, N. C.,
the College Department graduates, w'ith speeches.
Edith E. Chisholm, of Charleston, S. C., spoke
for the Bishop Tuttle School graduates. “The
Emergency Kit in the Home,” a striking demon
stration, was presented by W. Lucille Zimmerman,
of Anderson, S. C., and Ethel L. Wright, of Mor-
gaiiton, N. C., two of the graduates of St. Agnes
Training School for Nurses. The Choral Club
rendered several selections, including the spiritual,
“No Hidin’ Place.”
The following prizes and awards were an
nounced: The Dr. Milton A. Barber oratorical
award of ten dollars for a student of the College,
to James A. Johnson, of Hot Springs, Arkansas;
Omega Psi Phi prize of ten dollars to the fresh
man best exemplifying the fraternity’s principles,
to Matthew W. Jones, of Spartanburg, S. C.;
High School Declamation Contest Winners:
Amanda (iates, of Coldwater, ^lichigan, and St.
Julian Simpkins, Jr., of Pineville, S. C., a class
banner each; Choral Club awards for faithful and
outstanding performance, and for most improve
ment, to Marion Davis, of Raleigh, and Charles
Johnson, of New Bern, N. C., respectively.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred
upon 24 candidates, and the Bachelor of Science
degree on six. Four graduates received the certifi
cate from the Bishop Tuttle School, and nine;
nurses were graduatwl. Twelve graduates of the
College Preparatory Department received certifi
Rev. John II. Johnson, able young vicar of St.
^lartin’s Church, New York, was the preacher at
the Baccalaureate service.
“There are three things about St. Augustine’s
which particularly impress me,” said Rev. John
II. Johnson, vicar of St. ilartin’s Church, New
York, who was the baccalaureate preacher at the
local college’s commencement exercises. “First,
the growth in size and beauty of the plant. Nino
years ago when I was last here it was not nearly
so impressive. Another thing is the quality of
the student body. It impresses me as being alert,
responsive, and unusually courteous. Finally, the
air of harmony among the members of the staff,
both white and colored, is something I had heard
of but never seen.”—From the Raleigh Xews and
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