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Volume XXV, Number 11
Informing the Elon College Community
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$3 million endowment
to fund new N.C.
Gift largest designated for
scholarships in college history
A $3 million endowment from a 1925 Elon alumnus and his wife will
be used to establish a new scholarship program for financially needy North
The largest gift designated solely for scholarships in the school’s
110 year history will offer ten four-year scholarships annually in “The
Leon and Lorraine Watson North Carolina Achievement Scholarship
Program,” supporting 40 students every year when in full operation.
The scholarship will also provide a one-time, $3,000 international
study grant to ensure that financially needy students benefiting from the
Watson scholarship will also benefit from the experience of studying
Leon “Doc” Watson, Elon class of 1925, was a native of Kenly, N.C.
While he grew his estate through prudent investment during his life and
retirement, he also spent his money wisely and after his death in 1979, he
left his estate to his wife Lorraine, who endowed a $10,000 scholarship in
her husband’s name in 1990. Mrs. Watson added to this legacy with her
$3 million bequest upon her death.
“Because of the generosity of the Watsons, Elon College is able to
offer expanded assistance to North Carolina students who are academi
cally talented but lack the financial support to attend a private four-year
college,” said President Leo Lambert.
“The Watson Scholarship, along with the North Carolina Legisla
tive Tuition Grant (NCLTG) and the State Contractual Scholarship Fund
(SCSF), provide an outstanding aid package. This demonstrates the strong
conraiitment of Elon College and the state to providing an affordable
education for North Carolinians.
see SCHOLARSHIPS, page 6
Emily MacDonneIl/T7ie Pendulum
SGA Executive President John Gardner and
partner Stephanie Tullett team up to battle the
UNC-Greensboro SGA President in a hot-shot
competition during halftime at the Men’s
Basketball game Monday. Team Elon lost by one
Expansion fraternity candidates
narrowed to three organizations
Defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey speaks to an Elon
criminal justice class. See page 10 for story.
The field of candidates for an
expansion fraternity at Elon was
narrowed to three Nov. 30.
Delta Tau Delta, Delta Chi
and Pi Kappa Phi fraternities were
the top three choices from a field of
These three were selected
from 18 organizations that ex
pressed interest in expanding a chap
ter to Elon.
“We had 18 very strong
groups to choose from,” Grahaeme
Hesp, Director of Greek Life, said.
“It’s been a very arduous task, but
the committee did a good job mak
ing the selections.”
National representatives from
each of the fraternities will be in
vited to give presentations at Elon
The two organizations re
maining of the original five will
serve as backup if one of the top
three fraternities declines the offer.
Each organization will have a
day devoted to meeting with the
expansion committee, the
InterFratemity Council (IFC) and
with representatives from the aca
demic and student life departments
Students will be able to meet
the national representatives and ask
them questions about the organiza
tion at a drop-in forum held 4-5
p.m. each day.
see FRATERNITY, page 6