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Volume XXIV, Number 24
Informing the Elon College Community
April 15, 1999
Popping the Elon Bubble
page 3 ^
The fourth article in a series
on the Kemodle Service
page i 1
Going beyond Earth Day:
Celebrating the environment
Elon Tennis with an
Dusty and Peggy Rhodes
donate $1 million to Elon
Warren (Dusty) and Peggy Rhodes awarded Elon College with a
$1 million check, Wednesday at College Coffee to help fund the new
football stadium, which is expected to open in September 2001.
“We’re going to build a ‘field of dreams’ for Elon. We’ll ‘build
and they will come,”’ Rhodes, an Elon trustee, said.
Rhodes said the new stadium will attract students, faculty, friends
of the college and alumni. He said that A1 Seagraves, head coach of the
football team, said he will also come to the stadium with the team.
The Rhodes’ generosity was appreciated and honored by stu
dents, faculty, staff and community members, .
“To honor these true friends, this the day of April, 1999 be
declared Dusty and Peggy Rhodes Day,” President Leo Lambert said at
“Peggy and I did not expect anything like this. We wanted to just slip
the check under the door and run,” Rhodes said.
Lambert told the Rhodes he had something planned. Lambert
organized a ceremony at College Coffee where Jon Metzger and the
student ensemble performed and a banner declaring that it was a “Dusty
and Peggy Rhodes Day” hung from the pillars of Alamance.
see RHODES, page 5
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(Above) Elon Trustee Dusty Rhodes and his wife
Peggy (left) are honored for their $1 million
donation to the Elon College Stadium fund at
College Coffee Wednesday. Elon President Leo
Lambert declared April 14 “Dusty and Peggy
(Left) The Rhodes’ present the $1 million check to
Athletic Director Allen White (third from left) and
SGA Executive President John Gardner (fourth
Photos: Emily MacDonnell/TTie Pendulum
Lorentsen leaving Elon to serve abroad
Friar Michael to work in vocation recruitment
Friar Michael Lorentsen,
01^ Conv. is leaving Elon Col
lege to work full-time in vocation
recruitment following the com
mencement ceremonies on May 22.
Lorentsen will set up his vo
cation ministry in a new friary in
Pittsboro, N.C., at the end of Au
In the meantime, however, he
will spend a week in El Salvador as
well as three months with the
Franciscan Friars in Costa Rica
while improving his Spanish skills.
Lorentsen further study of
Spanish will enable him to work
with various Hispanic men in North
Carolina who may be interested in
discerning a vocation as a
Lorentsen said he was sur
prised that his religious order, the
Conventual Franciscan Friars, asked
him to work in vocational recruit
ment, but he recognizes the need for
this type of ministry and is looking
forward to speaking Spanish.
The Catholic Campus Minis
ter said he feels it’s hard to leave
Elon, partly because “working with
the Catholic Campus Ministry has
been one of the best experiences of
my life thus far.”
He also said: “During my
time here, I have been honored and
privileged to work with the college
chaplain, Richard McBride, the
Intervarsity campus minister, Ray
Crompton and our wonderful sec
retary, Rene Summers.”
see LORENTSEN, page 5