MAROON AND GOLD
U. S. POSTAGE
Elon College, N. C.
PERMIT No. 1
ELON COLLEGE, N. C.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1967
Graduation Exercises On Monday Morning
LEADERS FOR ELON COMMENCEMENT PROGRAMS
s. C. DONNELLY
L. J. “HAP” PERRY
DR. WARREN MATTHEWS
Occupying the three featured spots in the forthcoming 1966-67 commencement program at Elon College during
the first weekend in June will be S. C. Donnelly (left), director of the Greensboro and Burlington Shops of the
Western Electric Company’s North Carolina works, whodeliver the address at the graduation exercises on Monday
morning, June 5th; Dr. Warren Matthews (center), pastor of the great Christian Temple in Norfolk, Va., who
will deliver the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday morning, June 4th; and L. J. “Hap” Perry (right), an Elonalum-
nus from Chapel Hill, a one-time Elon sports great and coach and long-time head of the state’s high school sports
program, who will be honored as Elon’s “Outstanding Alumnus of 1967” at the alumni banquet Saturday night,
LARGE GROUP WILL GRADUATE
Another large group of seniors will
receive diplomas and degrees from
Elon College with the Class of 1967
and will move into the ranks of Elon
alumni after the graduation program,
which will be held next Monday,
Although the final list of Elon’s
1967 graduates is not yet known, pen
ding the outcome of the spring se
mester examinations, a preliminary
list of candidates for degrees and di
plomas has been released from the
office of Prof. Andrew Beale, col
lege registrar. There will be some
changes in this list before the final
The group of graduating seniors
for 1967 will be swelled by the list
of those who finish in August after
the conclusion of the college’s 1967
summer school, and the combined
list of the June and August graduates
will make up the final membership of
the Class of 1967.
The candidates for graduation have
varied interests, as shown by the fact
that there are no less than sixteen
separate fields listed as single subject
majors. There are also seven different
combinations for double majors,
which show a divided interest for
students thus committed.
The most frequent single major is
business administration, chosen by 24
seniors, with 21 in elementary edu
cation, 17 in English, 14 in history,
9 in physical education, 8 in mathe
matics and 6 in social science. Other
subjects list from one to five student
There are eleven different states
represented among the candidates for
graduation, along with the District of
Columbia, with North Carolina claim
ing more than seventy per cent of the
group. Virginia lists 16 of the seniors,
Md other states with from one to five
the sniors are Connecticut, New
York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida,
•ndianna, Deleware, South Carolina
The candidates for 1967 graduation
^re as follows:
Mike Aaronson, Flushing, N. Y.
Donald Allred, Gibsonville.
Howard Apple, Burlington.
Gregory Knott, of Arlington, Va., is
president of the senior class of 1967,
which will receive diplomas and de
grees at the annual Elon College com
mencement, which starts with Alum
ni Day on Saturday, June 3rd, and
concludes with graduation next Mon
day, June 5th.
Rita Apple, Burlington.
Robert Bagnell, Eclipse, Va.
Patsyanna Barker, Burlington.
William Barker, Burlington.
Grace Beane, Seagrove.
Richard Becker, Durham.
Tommy Bennett, Fuquay Springs.
Sandra Bergman, Uncasville, Conn.
Myra Boone, Durham.
Sue Boone, Burlington.
Fred Bright, Burlington.
Jimmy Brown, Portsmouth, Va.
Sandra Bueschel, Graham.
Barnard Burgess, Burlington.
Monroe Busick, Whitsett.
Gail Campbell, Ho-Ho-Kus, N. J-
Willa Campbell, Burlington.
Janie Carr, Hillsborough.
David Clarke, Chapel Hill.
Brenda Collins, Elon College.
Thomas Conally, Burlmgton.
David Conrad, Fuquay-Varina.
Ilene Costner, Brown Summit.
Robert Creadick, Durham.
Kent Crim, Winston-Salem.
James Dailey, Gibsonville.
Jane Dailey, Gibsonville.
William Dalke, Woodstock, Va.
Patricia Darden, Massapequa, N. Y.
David Dean, Elkton, Va.
Ferrol Edmondson, Fayetteville.
Joseph Edwards, Whitsett.
Gail Edwards, Richmond, Va.
Vinson Ellenberg, Burlington.
Virginia Fogleman. Liberty.
Jerry Garrison, Burlington.
Linwood Garrison, Williamsburg, Va.
Billye George, Chatham, Va.
Kay Gerringer, Brown Summit.
Ann Gordon, Burlington.
John Greeson, Burlington.
Robert Gregory, Norfolk, Va.
Martha Grimson, Hillsborough,
Alan Groh, Washington, D. C.
Oliver Halle, Staten Island, N. Y.
Linda Ann Hardie, Elon College.
Diane Hendrix, Winston-Salem.
Elizabeth Hendrix, Reidsville.
Judith Hillers, Silver Springs, Md.
Daphne Hilliard, Elon College.
Skip Hinshaw, Burlington.
Beth Hoffman, Orlando, Fla.
Jane Holler, Winston-Salem.
Jane Holmes, Elon College.
Lou Hopewell, Portsmouth, Va.
Judy Horne, Burlington.
Martha Howard, Burlington.
James Howell, Franklin, Va.
Paula Hudson, Warsaw, Ind.
Garth Hutson, Whitsett.
Susie James, Burlington.
Kenneth Jones, Burlington.
Mary Ann Kimball, Burlington.
Donald King, Burlington.
Brenda Kirschner, Woodbridge, Va.
Gary Knapp, Elizabeth, N. J.
Gregory Knott, Elon College.
Sarah Koch, Groton, Conn.
Gregg Lee, Baltimore, Md.
John Little, Wilmington, Del.
Sonny Long, Roxboro.
Jonathon Lucas, Kinston.
Linda May, Richmond, Va.
Bruce McCotter, Burlington.
Andrew McPherson, Burlington.
Linda McPherson, Burlington.
Monroe McVey, Burlington.
Leroy Miller, Burlington.
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College Concludes Year
In Three-Day Program
Delivering the annual commence-
mnt address to members of the Elon
College graduating class of 1967 will
be S. C. Donnelly, director of the
Greensboro and Burlington shops of
the Western Electric Company’s
North Carolina Work’s, when Elon
closes its 1966-67 college year next
Monday morning, June 5th, with the
presentation of diplomas and degrees
to members of the senior class.
The graduation exercises, set for
10:30 o'clock on Monday morning in
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, will
climax the weekend commencement
program, which will get started with
the annual Alumni Day events on
Saturday, June 3rd, a day which will
be filled with activities for the re
turning old grads.
The Saturday program will open
with the registration of the returning
alumni on Saturday in the William S.
Long Student Center at 10 o’clock
Saturday morning, the registration be
ing accompanied by a coffee hour for
the old grads. The annual picnic lun
cheon will be held in McEwen Mem
orial Dining Hall at noon, followed
by the annual alumni business meet
ing at 2:30 o’clock that afternoon in
There will also be a coffee hour in
West Dormitory Parlor in the after
noon, followed by the annual Alumni
Banquet in McEwen Dining Hall at
6:30 o’clock Saturday night. At that
time the college and the alumni asso
ciation will honor L. J. “Hap” Perry,
of Chapel Hill, one of Elon’s athletic
greats, a one-time Elon grid coach and
for many years head of the North
Carolina high school sports program,
as the college’s “Alumnus of the
Year for 1967.”
Fourteen Elon graduating classes
have been invited to return to the
campus for reunions on Alumni Day,
with special honors for the Golden
Anniversary Class of 1917 and the
Silvr Anniversary Class of 1942. Oth
er classes invited back include those
whose graduation year ended in twos
The commencement exercises for
Sunday, June 4th, will get underway
with the baccalaureate sermon, to be
delivered in Alumni Gymnasium at
11 o’clock that morning by Dr. War
ren Matthews, pastor of the great
Christian Temple in Norfolk, Va.,
who is an Elon graduate returning to
scenes of his student days.
Also set for Sunday night is a pro
gram of music to be presented by the
Elon music department. This program,
planned under the direction of Prof.
Wendell Bartholf, of the music facul
ty, will be presented in Whitley Audi
torium at 8 o’clock Sunday night.
A special feature of the graduation
excercises on Monday morning will
be the awarding of four honorary de
grees. The honorary Doctor of Sci-
nce degree will go to S. C. Donnelly,
the speaker for the day; with hon
orary Doctor of Divinity degrees go
ing to the Rev. Robbins Ralph, sup
erintendent of the Florida Confer
ence of the United Church of Christ,
and to the Rev. Kenneth Register,
pastor of Beverly Hills United
Church of Christ in Burlington; and
the Doctor of Humanities degree to
Prof. A. R. Burkott, long time dean
of Campbell College.
Set To Open
On June 8th
Plans have been announced for two
sessions of summer school at Elon
College, with the first term opening
on Thursday, J une 8th, and continu- j
ing through Tuesday, July 11th, and
with the second term beginning Wed
nesday, July 12th, and continuing
through summer commencement on
Sunday, August 20th.
These two sessions will offer a
wide variety of courses for both col
lege credit and teacher certificate re
newal and will include both resident
and cominuting students. In addition
to the regular summer school courses,
the college will also sponsor a number
of summer clinics and workshops, ac
cording to plans announced from the
office of Dean Fletcher Moore.
Courses will be offered in account
ing, biology, business administration,
drama, economics, education, English,
fine arts, French, geography, German,
history, mathematics, music, natural
science, philosophy, physical educa
tion, physics, political science, psy
chology, religion, sociology and Span
ish. The program was planned for
new students wishing to begin their
college work prior to the fall term
as well as for more advanced students.
Musical training, football and bas
ketball and both mathematics and
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Eleanor Zezzo, an Elon junior from
Hartford, Conn., will study in Spain
and travel in Europe during an 8-
weeks trip this summer, with her jaunt
being made as part of the Piedmont
University Center’s Overseas Summer
Study-Travel Program. The Elon jun
ior and her group will leave Kennedy
International Airport on June 12th
and fly to Madrid. She will spend tour
points of interest in Spain before go
ing to historic Burgos for four weeiis
of study ui Spanish art, history, litera
ture and grammar, all conversation
during the time being in Spanish. Her
group will then tour several European
nations before flying back from Lon
don to New York on August lOtl