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President Leo M. Lambert Inaugurated
The Board of Trustees formally inaugurated Leo M. Lambert as the
eighth president of Elon College Wednesday.
Elon Trustees, society members, alumni, students, faculty and staff
as well as visiting delegates from colleges all over the nation braved heavy
rain from Hurricane Floyd to attend the ceremony held in Alumni Gym.
The ceremony opened with a full academic procession, a welcome
from Gail M. Drew, chair of the Board of Trustees, and the conferring of
an honorary degree of a Doctorate of Humane Letters to Charles Williams,
senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Burlington.
North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt gave the keynote speech, in
which he commended Elon’s rich tradition of higher education.
“Students need optimal conditions in which to grow,” Hunt said.
“Elon has provided these optimal conditions for over 100 years.
Hunt spoke of his admiration for the strong academics and students’
involvement in extracurricular activities at Elon and his hope that Lambert
would continue to uphold those values.
“I’ve watched you develop a spirit and values on this campus that
would make any parent proud and thankful to have their children come
here,” he said.
“He [Lambert] is a rare person. I am confident that Dr. Leo Lambert
will continue the tradition of Elon College.”
see INAUGURATION, page 5
Above, Leo M. Lambert, eighth president of Elon
College, accepts applause from Elon Trustees,
society members, alumni, students, faculty and
staff following his investiture at the Inauguration
ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 15. Right, while his
wife Laurie and daughters Callie and Mollie look
on, Lambert is administered the Charge and Oath
of Office by Board of Trustees vice chair, Noel
All Photos: Emily MacDonnell/The Pendulum
Hurricane Floyd menaces Elon
Gov. Jim Hunt delivers the keynote speech at Inauguration
Wednesday. Earlier in the day he declared two-thirds of the
state to be a disaster iarea in the wake of Hurricane Floyd.
BURLINGTON, N.C.- City
government, residents and local
businesses spent most of Tuesday
afternoon preparing to face one of
the worst hurricanes the Carolinas^
have seen in 10 years.
Hurricane Floyd, a class four
hurricane with sustained winds of
155 mph, was projected to hit the
United States at the base of South
Carolina sometime Wednesday and
continue inland, with the eye of the
storm passing directly over central
City officials were unavail
able for comment Tuesday after
noon as they held an emergency
meeting to try and prepare for the
A city employee did stress
that Floyd was being taken “very
seriously” and that “all [police] of
ficers would be on call.”
Additionally, support organi
zations like the Red Cross, the Sal
vation Army and social services
were being contacted to make.sure ,
they were ready for the storm.
Two shelters planned to open
at 5 p.m. Wednesday in nearby Gra
ham and Mebane.
These shelters are mainly for
people living in manufactured
homes, as these dwellings are more
likely to be damaged in a hurricane.
Many local residents tried to
be as prepared for Floyd as possible
by purchasing needed supplies in
case of power or water outages.
see HURRICANE, page 5