Volume XIIENumber 27
Thursday, May 14, 1987
Seniors look forward to the future
Dr. Jim Pace
Dr. Jim I^ce, recently pro
moted to professor of religion, has
received the Daniels-TDanieley
Award for Excellence in Teaching.
This honor is also recognized as
the faculty of the year award.
Pace came to Elon in 1973. He
received his undeip^duate degree
at Binningham-Southem College,
his Master'of Divinity and Ph.D.
at Emory University. He is a
former Chairman of the Elon
department of Religion and has
I done research in the Middle East.
The Daniels—Danieley Award
I ws established for the purpose of
j giving recognition to outstanding
I, teachers at Elon and in honor of
I the parents of former Elon presi
dent Dr. James Earl Danieley and
Ws wife, Verona Daniels
Danieley. A Certificate of
Recognition and a monetary
award is presented each year to a
^uity member whose teaching is
characterized by excellence.
The award has been presented
to the outstanding faculty member
each year since it began in 1972.
By Aleta Sinkfield
It is that time of year where senioritis has taken its toll and seniors'
smiles widen more as their graduation date nears.
Instead of patiently waiting for commencement excercises to end
in Alumni Gymnasium , which is usually overheated, parents and
friends of the gradutes will have the pleasure of being more
Graduation for Elon College’s 1987 graduating class will be held
“under the oaks” which is on the campus lawn between Whitley
Auditorium and McEwen Library. It will take place Saturday, May
23 at 11 a.m. This will be the second time in the college’s history where
graduation has been held outside.
During the exercises, eight master of business administrative degrees
will be awarded with the 424 undergraduate degrees. Afterwards, the
fun begins for some of the graduates, while others will go straight
to the working world.
Melody Hunter, a psychology major from High Point, N.C., says
she will vacation in Florida up to August and then look for a job. She
is also interested in attending graduate school at the University of
Hunter pointed out that the best thing she liked about Elon was its
size, but admits the campus needs “more parking spaces in ac-
comodating its students.” She feels she was helped most with her com-
DOUBLE WINNER: Gordon Rankin accepts from Dr. Carole Chase, professor
of religion, one of two awards he received last Friday on Awards Day.
Photo by Sam Walker
municaton skills while in attendence at the college.
Another senior who plans to take a rest after graduation is Kim
Bride. She is an English major from Bethesda, Maryland, and says
she will take the first two weeks off, but if job interviews come up,
she will accept them. ‘I m hoping for one with National Geographic^
In giving advice to upcoming seniors. Bride stresses the respon
sibility one should have with their transcript. “Always be aware of your
transcript. Plan your schedule carefully so that there are no surprises
in your senior year.”
Dealing with the administration is what Bride classifies as being
the most important thing learned while at Elon. “You can tell who
will give you a hard time and who will help you,” Bride said.
Unfortunately, not all seniors will have the opportunity to kick back
and relax their brain after four years of studying at Elon.
Kim Bush, a business administration major from Graham,
N.C.,plans to start working with Bankers and Shippers Insurance Com
pany of New York (located in Burlington, N.C.) as a claims adjuster
upon graduation. Bush says that she does not regret coming to this
panicular college. “I have been exposed to all types of people and
cultural events. I’ve also had the opportunity of meeting some impor
tant people such as Shirley Chisolm and Dr. Mary Berry”, Bush said.
But, she views the lack of minority presence in faculty and ad
ministration as a hinderance when it comes to recruiting minority
students for the college. “I think it’s important to Elon to maintain
Moore win 2 each
on Awards Day
By Sam Walker
Gordon Rankin, Sharon Guilliams and Becky Moore
received two awards each to pace honorees at Elon’s
annual Awards Day ceremony last Friday in Whitley
Rankin won the Burlington-Sout Boston Ministerium
award, which goes to a ministerial student, and the John
S. Graves Scholarship, named for the late former
associate minister of Elon College.
Guilliams won the Shackley Piano Award, given to
the piano student who has shown the most improve
ment during the year, and the Presser Scholarship,
given to a rising senior who is outstanding academically
Moore received the Ella Brunk Smith Award for
outstanding Christian service and the Math Award.
The other winners were:
■ See Awards, page 3
Elon wins District
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