Thursday, December 5, 1985
Volume XII, No. 13
Photo by Meredith Let
Deck the halls./.
'iay Brown will go to any height to get into the Christmas spirit. Eloi
s decking out for the holiday season with two lighted trees, a lightec
tar, bow and wreaths. The star was donated by Stewart and Margarer
gass. Finn ?luipt^j
23 selected to join ODK
Twenty-three people have been selected for membership in the Elon
chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national honor society.
ODK, which began in 1914 at Washington and Lee University in
Lexington, Va., recognizes leadership of exceptional quality and ver-
.satility in college in the tradition of the idealism and leadership of
George Washington and Robert E. Lee.
Those selected for membership are: Mark R. Albertson, Jay W.
Allred, Christopher J. Cahill, Aaron D. Chatkin, Shawn Coker,
Kathleen C. Cotier, Raymond P. Covington, Donald M. Doster, Alice
N. Essen, Randall L. Holley, Mary M. Kain, Jane B. Kidwell, John
E. Krahe, Charlene J. Layne, Mark E. Long, Loukia Louka, Scott
C. Oliver, Christopher T. Olsen, Margaret A. Peterson, Cynthia L.
Wall, Frederick T. Watts Jr., Sylvia A. Williamson, and Pamela M.
Vice president Mitchell
resigns position to teach
By Frank Isley
John Mitchell, Elon College’s first vice president
for administrative services, resigned from his of
fice last week to accept a teaching position in the
Department of Business Administration.
Mitchell said the move is one he has been think
ing about since last summer and when the occasion
to make the switch presented itself he said he decid
ed to go on and do it.
“It will be something different and exciting and
interesting and that’s a good combination,” Mit
chell said. “I’m looking forward to the new posi
Mitchell is an associate professor of business ad
ministration and currently teaches one class, BA
“In teaching, there is no limit to how well it can
be done,” he said. “It presents an incredible op
portunity and challenge.”
Accorfing to President Fred Young, Mitchell has
accomplish^ several tasks since he joined the staff
These include instituting a computerized accoun
ting system, establishing an accounting system for
the college’s scholarships and endowments,
upgrading the administrative computer system, cen
tralizing a personnel system for non-faculty and
streamlining the budget process.
In addition, he has presided over construction of
housing for 600 students and the planning for the
fine arts center and fraternity and sorority housing.
Although Young said a replacement will be found
for Mitchell as soon as possible, Young also said
he wants the replacement to work with Mitchell and
Mitchell said next Fall would be an operative date
for the change to take place.
Mitchell will be filling the spot vacated by Dr.
Martin Shotzberger, who will be retiring from full
time teaching duties at the end of the 1985-86 year.
However, Shotzberger said he will continue
teaching part-time, although not during the winter
and summer terms, and will continue to advise
Shotzberger said he hopes to spend f»art of his free
time traveling and possibly writing.
Trustee s family gives money
for new fine arts center
An Elon College trustee and his
family have given $100,000 to
Elon College to help construct the
new fine arts center on the liberal
restauranteur and trustee of the
college, and the Gordon-Jennings
family have pledged $100,000 to
the fine arts center in honor of
Mary Nell Jennings, daughter of
Maurice and Patricia Gordon
The executive committee of the
board to trustees has voted to
name the lake around the fine arts
center “Lake Mary Nell” in her
Jennings is co-chairman of
fund-raising effort among trustees
to raise $1.5 million to complete
construction of the fine arts
center. The board voted in Oc
tober to build the entire center, at
a cost of $7 million, and to con
duct an internal campaign to com
Royall Spence Jr., co-chairman
of the Select Committee on the
Fine Arts Center, praised the
generosity of his colleague and
“We are grateful to the
Gordon-Jennings family and to
our co-chairman, Maurice Jenn
ings, for this expression of fami
ly love and for their commitment
to Elon College,” Spence told
Jennings is president of the
Biscuitville chain of restaurants.
Mrs. Jennings operates The Cut
ting Board restaurant in
Construction of the fine arts
center began two weeks ago and
is expected to take almost two
years to complete. President Fred
Young has said the 75,000-square
foot facility may be the most im
portant building to be constructed
in Alamance County for the re
mainder of this century.
Spirit of giving
Groups seek to help
ill former student p
New fraternity colonized
Elon students seek
Sigma Chi charter p. 8