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    ^t. Augustine’s l^ecortr
Voluino M.IV OC^TOBER-NOVEMHER, 1!)38 N„. 1
^ The seventy-second academic year of St. Augustine s
I was officially inaugurated on September 22, with open-
I ing services in the college chapel, conducted by the
! president, the Eev. Edgar H. Goold. The principal ad-
^ dress was delivered by the Et. Eev. Edwin A. Penick,
D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of liorth Carolina, and
president of the board of trustees of the institution.
Among the thoughts impressively presented by Bishop
I Penick was that the great majority of high school grad-
I uates were not privileged to attend college. Those who
Were fortunate enough to have such an advantage should
approach the opportunity with seriousness and
humility, he declared.
The Eev. J. McDowell Dick, rector of the Church
of the Good Shepherd, Ealeigh, and a member of the
trustee board, spoke a word of greeting. The Eev. John
A. Wright, rector of Christ Church, Ealeigh, was pre
sent, with the Eev. Louis Haskell and the Eev.
Charles TJ. Harris, Jr., young clergymen of the diocese.
Mrs. Mary M. Christmas, one of the neighbors of the
Collie, who attended St. Augustine’s in the 1870’s,
Was another welcome visitor.
Kew members of the staff are Charles E. Berry, Mus.
M., a graduate of Fisk University and Illinois Wesleyan
University, who came as director of music, and Miss
Almira J. Kennedy, B.A., one of our own graduates,
I who is assistant to the dean of women and teacher o
English in the Preparatory Department.
The enrollment of freshmen and other new students
exceeded 100, and the total enrollment for the session,
which will not be complete until the beginning of the
Second semester, may exceed that of last yeai. More
tlian half the states of the Union are represented in the
student body.
Huring the summer extensive impiovements were
^ made in the buildings and grounds. Alterations made
possible by a gift of the ISTational Woman’s Auxiliary
liave helped to modernize the Thomas Building, w ic
Was erected in 1913 largely by contributions^ from
tliiit same organization. The Thomas Building is ^
I'Gsorved for the housing of freshman girls. Eenovations,
^iicluding now furniture in many rooms, have been ma
i also in the Lyman Building. The Lyman Bmldmg,
^liich is today the men’s dormitory, is the second oldes
Wiilding on the campus. Built in 1883, it formerly
lioused nearly all the offices and classrooms, in addition
' to being the living quarters of the men students
I’ho athletic field was enlarged and improved, an
^lany other minor repairs have added to the appearance
the campus.
Eia Dora Ellis, who had just completed her Fresh
man year, was chosen to be one of the representatives
of St. Augustine’s to the annual King’s Mountain
Student Conference sponsored by the national Young
Men’s Christian Association and Young Women’s Chris
tian Association and held at King’s Mountain, N. C., in
June. After the conference Miss Ellis started for her
home in Great Falls, Montana. She finally reached
home, but not without mishap, as she was a passenger
on the train which was wrecked by the cloudburst and
subsequent washout which occurred at Custer Creek,
Montana, late last June. She was fortunate enough to
escape with her life, while many others died; but she
was severely injured, and lost all her belongings.
To a member of the faculty she wrote in September;
“I have recovered very well from the wreck . . .
I think the thing that has hurt me most is that I
can’t return to St. Augustine’s this year.” She goes
on to explain that not only her injuries, but the loss of
all her belongings, militated against her returning from
such a great distance. She has enrolled in a local busi
ness college, but writes, “I think I shall like it well
enough, but I find it rather hard after seeing and being
in ‘St. Aug.’ last year.” She promised to send Prof.
Chippey a bull snake for his laboratory.
Another letter was received from Miss Ellis by the
Dean of Women, in which she expressed to the institu
tion her appreciation for having been sent as a dele
gate to King’s Mountain, and in which was enclosed
five dollars, “To help in a small way some other student
to enjoy a King’s Mountain Conference.”
It is gratifying to note the number of St. Agnes
graduates who have recently been employed. Miss M. E.
Gore, ’38, is at present employed as nurse in charge of
the medical ward at Eeynolds Memorial Hospital in
Winston-Salem, N. C., and the Misses Ethel Wright
and Laura Chambers, ’34, are employed in' the same
Miss Marie Lee and Miss Louise Wise, ’38, are at
the Mercy Hospital in Wilson, iST. C. Miss Dorothy
Omohundro, ’37, is at Whitaker Memorial, ISTorfolk,
Va. Miss Marie Gary, ’31, is an instructor in Lincoln
Hospital, Durham, JST. C. Miss Johnnie Head, ’36, is
now public health nurse in Winston-Salem, and Mrs.
Buena Vista Dudley, ’23, is engaged in similar work
in Coates, S. C.
Miss Edith Steele, ’29, superintendent of nurses at
Lincoln Hospital, in Durham, N. C., spent the summer
at Columbia University doing special work in nursing
education. Miss F. L. Stenson, ’32, is on the staff of
Harlem Hospital in New York City, and is also study
ing at New York University. Miss Sammie Eice, ’38, is
at Burrell Memorial Hospital in Eoanoke, Va.
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