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    N. C. Wesleyan Col^.^e Library
Rocky Mount, North Caroluid
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Vol. 2, No. 1
September 27, 1961
Orientation Reaches High Mark
Dormitory Council
Members Elected
Five sophomores and four fresh
men from each dormitory were
elected Monday night to represent
their dormitory on the Dorm Coun
The Girls’ Dorm Council will be
made up of sophomores Wanda
Exum, Lillie Mae Delamar, Jane
Sm th, Margaret Walters and Bren
da Rose, and freshmen Jo Lynn
Faulkner, Patsy Powell, Grace
Markham and Molly Browning.
Representatives of the Dorm
Council for the Boys’ Dorm are
sophomores Jerry Miller, Dicky
Moore, Jerry Chesson, Ervin CuUi-
per and David Caison.
Each council will elect a presi
dent and a secretary-treasurer. The
elected presidents, along with the
president of the Day Students Or
ganization and the Student Govern
ment Association president, and the
Dean of Student Life will com
prise the Student Life Organiza
According to SGA President Vann
Massey, the duties of the Student
Life Organization will be to:
1. Coordinate the Wesleyan Spirit
as it involves the discipline of stu
2. Approve additions and rules
to be added to the Campus Code
upon the recommendation of the
Council judiciary branch of the
4. Promote a cooperative atti
tude and to establish a sense of
responsibility among the govern
ing self-government.
Members of the Day Students
Council will be elected and an
nounced at a later date.
typical classroom scene as Wes
leyan College students begrin a
new term.
FIELD DAY AC 1 ION—JtSasketball was a featured attraction of Field
Day competition held on the campus Saturday.
Field Day Competition
Honors Go To Sophs
The sophomores won over all by
a slight margin in the Field Day
competition Saturday. Therefore,
the blue beanies, being worn by the
freshmen will continue to decorate
Mie campus until September 30.
The freshman boys didn’t make
the showing that had been antici
pated, but the freshman girls held
their own, winning three out of
four of the events.
Sophomore girls participating in
basketball were: Lillie Mae Dela
mar, Brenda Rose, Betty Ander
son, Joan Lamberth, Gara-Lu Sher-
vette, Wanda Exum, Margaret Wal
ters, Jury Garriss, Jane Smith.
Pulling a winning streak in the
basketball events were freshman
girls: Patsy Powell, Jo Lynn Faulk
ner, Robin Lunn, Parmie -Moore,
Kay Hoibbs, Louise Kepley, Faye
Ellington, Bonner Spence, Char-
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Womble Elected On
Community Council
Louis Womble, active Wesleyan
student was recently unanimously
elected to membership in the Com
munity Council, the student or
ganization which serves as the
conscience of the Wesleyan Com
The election was held during the
first meeting of the Student Assem
bly, which meets every Tuesday
morning in the Chapel.
In addition to, his council post
Womble serves as photographer for
the student publications, and is an
assistant in the College ham radio
He is a 1960 graduate of Rocky
Mount High School and enrolled
with the first class at Wesleyan
last year.
Womble played shortstop on the
college baseball team last year and
will be among veterans returning
to the squad next spring.
He also participated in intra
mural sports.
Womble plans to major in mathe
matics and is interested in the
Enrollment Doubles
Enrollment here reached an
all-time high as 197 students
registered for the fall semester,
doubling the enrollment total of
last year.
Occupying the newly-built dor
mitories are 105 students, while
the number of day students to
register was 92. Sixty of these
students are returning for their
second year at Wesleyan.
W'esleyau students come from
all parts of the United States.
Some 15 states are represented.
New Students
Get Welcome
“Welcome” was the password
for the week of September 12-17 as
the sophomore class and the facul
ty of Wesleyan College initiated the
first orientation program to be held
on the new campus. Some 130 new
students participated in the week
of fellowship and training.
Two-fold Purpose
“Orientation week serves a two
fold purpose,” stated College Pre
sident Thomas Collins. “It furnish
es a new student the best intro
duction inito the college communi
ty, and it helps him know the
citizen he is expected to be, as well
as learning what the college has
to offer him.”
Another purpose of an introduc
tory week is so that the ooUege
may know the abilities and inter
ests of each student. This is the
reason for the testing. These tests
offer a good basis for counseling
and advising the new Wesleyan
Termed Successful
From both vantage points, the
faculty sta^f feel that the orienta
tion program has been a real suc
cess this year, President Collins
Student Government Association
President Vann Massey spoke on
the success of the social aspects
of orientation week:
“From the social viewpoint, 1
believe that the orientation pro
gram has been very successful in
that it has afforded a variety of
activity in which every student
could participate. It is also the
Wesleyan spirit, that everyone is
important to the community, which
has made this week successful.”
Committee Responsible
“A great deal of the success,”
Massey continued, “can be attri
buted to the hard-working Orienta
tion Committee which spent many
hours in preparation. We kntw
now that improvements can be
made and with the help of the
present freshmen class we shall
try even harder to have a better
program next year.”
Friday, September 15, was re
gistration day for members of the
freshman class.
Sophomores, transfer and special
students were registered on Satur
day, September 16.
Activities of Orientation Week
were climaxed Sunday afternoon,
September 17, with the opening
worship convocation.
Classes for all students began
Monday morning, September 18.

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