Volume XIII, No. 23
Thursday, April 16, 1987
J Elon sophomore Robert Keith Screws, 20, vwis
piled early Saturday morning when his car over-
irned off a bridge overpass in eastern Guilford
ounty and landed upside down on Interstate 85.
The mishap occured aroimd 1 a.m. Saturday
J)uth of Gibsonville, at the intersection of N.C.
According to an article in the Burlington Dai-
Times-News, a report prepared by Trooper I.E.
lullard of the Highway Patrol said the car ran off
lie road, hit a bridge railing, then dropped down
fom N.C. 61 onto 1-85.
Two other Elon students were injured in the
Lreclc. The driver, Robert McClellan, 19, of Wood-
|ridge, Va., who lives in 202 Sloan dorm, was
ated for minor injuries and released from Moses
Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. The other
pudent, Robert Stadnicki, who lives in 230 Sloan
«rm, was admitted to Moses Cone and underwent
lurgery on his foot last'tuesday, according to Dean
pf Student Affairs Ron Klepcyk.
McClellan, who was driving a 1978 Datsun, was
tharged with driving while impaired and careless
pnd reckless driving.
According to the trooper’s report, McClellan was
Itraveling south on N.C. 61 “at an excessive rate of
Making a joyful noise
In the past week Elon has hosted two concerts by Christian musicians. In the photo at left, Michele
Morrison of the Elon Gospel Choir sings during last Sunday’s Gospel Extravaganza in Whitley
Auditorium that celebrated the choir’s seventh anniversary. In the photo at right, Christian musi
cian Dan Pete, formerly with the group America, entertains in an outdoor concert by the Harper
Center lake last Monday. A related story is on page 4.
Photos by Matthew Howell
See Wreck, page 8
Vanderwerff named dean at local college
J>. Whitney Vanderwerff
By John Hoyle
Dr. Whitney G. Vanderwerff,
director of the freshman composi
tion program and the college-wide
writing program, has been nam
ed dean of Greensboro College.
V^derwerff said, “There were
three finalist to get the position.
One was a college president and
the other was a college dean. 1
was very excited to leam that I
had received the position. I have
worked at Greensboro College
before, and I know the faculty and
the college surroundings.”
Greensboro College is a private
Liberal Arts college with an
enrollment of about 600 students.
Elon President Fred Young
said, “We have mixed emotions
about her leaving Elon. We are
happy that she has received such
a leadership position, and it’s for
tunate for Greensboro College,
but we regret to see her go. We
do appreciate the leadership that
she has provided to our whole
college. 1 feel that it is a good
reflextion on Elon to see her fill
such a leadership position”. Young
Vanderwerff designed and
developed many programs here at
Elon. She said, “I designed and
implemented a new sequence for
freshman composition English 111
and 112. It takes the current com
position theory into practice with
sequences involving students in
reading, writing, thinking,speak
ing, and listening. The English 112
focus is critical thinking as
students deliberate about crucial
Her students and colleagues say
Vanderwerff has done an excep
tional job in class as well. The
students in her American
Literature class last semester en
joyed having Vanderwerff as their
teacher. On the class evaluation
sheets, students wrote their
thoughts about her and the class.
One student wrote,“Dr.
Vanderwerff is a well informed
teacher, plus a sensitive caring
See Vanderwerff, page 3
Farewell to Whitley
Emanons’ concert reviewed
Netters take CC title