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VOL. 7, NO. 12 North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. FRIDAY, APRIL 10,1992
This summer, college and high
school students can further their
education and still have time for
vacationing. Registration for
North Carolina Wesleyan
College’s first summer session
will take place Monday, May 18,
from 10 am. to 1 p.m. and 4:30-
6:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mount
Both day and evening classes
are offered. Courses offered for
the first summer semester include
Accounting, Life Science, Fun
damentals of Communication,
Multicultural Education, Crimi
nal Law, Fundamentals of Music,
Psychology, and more. Classes
begin on May 19 and end June
Registration for the second
summer session will be held
Tuesday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the
Rocky Mount campus. Both day
and evening classes will again be
offered. Classes begin on July 8
and end Aug. 13.
Courses offared for the sec
ond session include Accounting,
English Composition, Literature,
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honors year’s
RECOGNIZING BARNUM — Mike McAlister Oeft), assistant
professor of music and chairman of the Performing Arts Depart
ment, stands with composer Neely Bruce at a historical marker
reo^nizing P.T. Bamum. Bruce’s piece, ‘‘Bamum’s Band,” kicked
off the 1992 Contemporary Arts Festival this week.
Officers selected
for activity board
The Campus Activities Board
held elections for the 1992-93
academic year on April 7.
Tommy Allen will assume
duties as president. Matt SyndCT
was elected as the next president
elect, Renee Mallard will remain
treasurer for her third straight
year, Valrye Barrington will be
the secretary, and Tcxnmy Shaw
will become the new membership
CAB is committed to provid
ing the best entertainment and
activities that are possible. A
porticM) of students’ activities fees
are used to bring tqvname rato'-
tainers who aiq)ear on campuses
to Wesleyan as well as to sponsor
activities with the organizations
on campus.
Carl A. Turner won the
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
and Melissa C. Joplin won the
President’s Cup Award during the
1992 Honors Convocation held
last Sunday in Leon Russell
Chapel to honor outstanding aca
demic performers.
The following awards were
also presented during the annual
Freshman Writing Award,
William Kenneth Leonard; Reli
gion/Philosophy Award, Charles
H. Plowman; James Headlee
Memorial Band Award, Brian J.
Stuart; Helen Merriam Thorp
Music Award, Michael Hawkins,
Jr.; Theatre Award, Alan Felton;
Outstanding Foreign Language
Student, D.A. Lentz;
Business Administration Out
standing Senior Award, Deana R.
Scott; Wall Street Journal Award,
Rraee Mallard; Outstanding Se
nior Accounting Award, Ray-
Junior Carl A. Turner won the
1992 Algernon Sydney Sulllivan
mond L. Broadhead; Computo*
Informati(»i Systems Award, Ed
ward R. Cohen; Outstanding Food
and Hotel Managemrat Award,
Karin M. Lesher,
Physical iBducation Award,
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Thorp now in last semester on faculty
For anyone who has ever met
Daisy Thorp, worked with her, or
been taught by her, the compari
son between her and a fresh bou
quet of daisies is natural. She is
bright, warm, cheerfiil, and just
as a daisy has a sunny center
framed with white ray petals,
Daisy Thorp is a woman with a
sunny heart that is framed with
rays of hope and h^piness.
This will be Thorp’s last se
mester on the faculty. She will be
retiring this year, although she
might be back next semester to
teach an honc»^ course.
Why is she retiring? “Because
I just feel like the time is right,”
she said.
“I feel a little sad and scared
about leaving. I have had struc
tured life fiimished for me from
woridng here at Wesleyan and
now I’ll have to find a new
structure,” she said, “but I’m sure
it will be one that I’ll enjoy just
as much as I enjoyed working
Asked what she will do to fill
up her time, Thoip said, “I’ll work
in my garden and continue to be
a volunteer with Hospice.” Hos
pice are volunteers who visit the
house of people who are termi
nally ill so diat fianiily members
can take a break, get out of the
house, or evai just be able to re
lax while the volunteer stays with
the patient.
“I’ll also continue to work with
the Bellemonte House,” she said.
She said poor eyesight was not
a reason for her retirement. She
recently had two operations on
her eyes, both of which have been
“It’s a mixed blessing, getting
my eyesight back,” she said. “I
was out in my garden and I was
able to see all my plants and
flowers. It was wonderful.
“But when I went to the mirror
and saw my face for the first time
in years. I ^dn’trcally know how
many wrinkles I had gotten,” ^
added, smiling. “It was a great
comfort in a way. I know that
people have to love me for me
and not for my looks.”
Thorp started working at
Wesleyan in 1968 when she was
recruited to work in a program
called Upward Bound. High
school students would come to
campus to get a cultural educa
tion. Then in 1974 she was asked
to join the faculty full-time and
has been here ever since.
One of the Upward Bound
stud^ts she remembers most was
a boy who came from a family of
10 iU^timate children.
“That boy was so smart that
even when he was given just a
little iHt (of education), he was
o£fandruiming with it,” she said.
“One of the biggest changes
has bera the attitude toward black
students. I remember going on
trips with my Upward Bound
students and the people would
give us the dirtiest looks,” she
“I ranember this one time that
we wCTe sailing, and a student
and I sat in this swing near the
dock. I didn’trealize it was private
property, so when the lady came
up to me and asked me to move, I
was kind of embarrassed.
“She kq)t telling me, ‘Oh, I
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