Volume XIII, Number 26
Thursday, May 7, i9iJ
Philbeck elected SGA president
By Aleta Sinkfield
The Student Government Association elections came to an end last
week and rising junior Heydt Philbeck was elected president. Other
winners of the election were Brad Bauhof (vice-president) and Mike
Philbeck’s opponents for the election were Darrin Smith, who was
this year’s vice president, and Tom Mayes, who ran for the same posi
tion last year.
As an upcoming junior, Philbeck sees a bright future for SGA and
has a few projects in store. He said, “I’m feirly confident about holding
this position because of my two years experience in the student senate”.
His record shows that he has not missed a meeting during this two
One proposal that Philbeck hopes to accomplish is getting the school
some tyjje of shuttle bus for transportation. Philbeck said, "The idea
came about when Scott Ward, Brad Bauhof and myself attended a na
tional conference a month ago in New Orleans. I noticed that other
schools had adopted the idea and helpful the system was for them.
Since more people are moving off campus, there will be a need for
Another objective Philbeck hopes to accomplish is the upgrading
of Elon’s entertainment. With a nine percent increase in SGA’s budget,
he hopes to get a variety of bands and comedy shows. He also hopes
to get better advertisement for upcoming events.
Philbeck wants students to feel free to speak with him concerning
any issue. Therefore he has constituted an open door policy allowing
room for new ideas. Unlike other SGA presidents, Philbeck plans to
attend faculty meetings in order to speak up on student issues directly.
By Greg Zaiser
Charles Gibson, co-host of ABC’s Good Morn
ing America, will be the featured speaker at Elon’s
97th commencement exercises on May 23.
Gibson, who replaced David Hartman on the net-
woric morning news program last Jan. 29, will ad
dress 432 graduates—the largest graduating class in
the college’s history—at 11 a.m. on the lawn in front
of West Dorm.
A graduate of Princeton University, Gibson join
ed ABC News in 1975. He was White House cor
respondent in 1976-77, general assignment reporter
from 1977-81 and chief correspondent at the U.S.
House of Representatives from 1981-87.
He is well known to TV viewers for his reports
on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings
snd his occasional anchoring for Ted Koppel on
Prior to joining ABC, Gibson worked at WLVa-
TV in Lynchburg, Va.; at WMAL-TV,
Washington, D.C.; and the Television News Inc.
Elon President Fred Young used his personal
friendship with Gibson to obtain the journalist’s ser
vices as commencement speaker.
See Gibson, page 3
Special Olympics winners
These special athletes experienced the thrill of victory after their participation in the annual Special
Olympics held last Friday in Burlington’s FairchUd Park. The events were coordinated by Elon soccer
coach Steve Ballard, with the assistance of many Elon students and friends.
Photo by Carrie Town