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Meredith College Library
Raleigh, North Carolina
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Vol. XLV
No. 4
Criteria: Scholastic Excellence, Citizenship and Service
Twenty Seniors Elected to “Who’s Who
Meredith members of the 1970*1971 “Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities” arc upper left hand
corner-clockwise): Betty Ailigood, Jane Alligood, Janet Bell, Corinne Blaylock, Anne Bryan, Martha Dicus, Penny Flynt, Gail
Gaddy, Jane Holt, Sue Hubbard, Jane Kiser, Elizabeth Leathers, Anne Luter, Fair Merriman, Aimee Oakley, Mary Stuart
Parker, Suzanne Reynolds, Janet Traynham, Lavinia Vann and Helen Wilkie.
Meredith Board of Trustees Approves
Tuition Increase, Student Center Plans
An adjustment in tuition, authori
zation to prepare working drawings
for the new college center, ac
ceptance of two scholarship funds,
tenure for two faculty members and
election of new officers were ap
proved by the Meredith College
Board of Trustees during their fall
An increase of $100 per student
was approved for the 1971-72 aca
demic year. The purpose of this
increase is to offset the inflation of
the prior year so that resources will
not be reduced. Such a reduction
would mean an abridgement of an
ticipated programs.
The architect for the college cen
ter reviewed the progress of the
planning for that facility and pre
sented the floor plans. The board
authorized the architects to pro
ceed with detailed plans. These plans
will be presented to the full board at
the February meeting, Completed
drawings adequate for taking bids
should be approved as final at that
The two-story center which is ex
pected to cost about $800,000, will
contain approximately 21,000 feet
of floor space. A day students’
lounge, post office, bookstore and
facilities for continuing education
will be housed on the first floor. The
second floor will house a recreation
area, a short order restaurant and a
•faculty dining hall.
Approximately 10 months will be
required to complete the air-condi
tioned facility. The College and
Continuing Education Center is the
last of five new facilities to be added
to the campus under the Meredith
College Advancement Program.
Gifts to scholarships, endow
ments and bequests were reported
and necessary action taken to put
them into effect, These totaled ap
proximately $20,000.
The Helen J. Clancy Memorial
Scholarship Fund and the String
Scholastic Fund were accepted.
Both will be awarded annually.
A principal endowment of $10,-
000 from the children of the late
Helen J. Clancy of Raleigh estab
lished one scholarship fund. It will
provide financial aid to Meredith
Members of the family are Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest O. Clancy and Mr.
and Mrs. John Theys of Raleigh,
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bowen of
Princeton, N. J., and Mr. and Mrs.
Parkman H. Clancy of Sewichley,
Contributions from students in
Stringfield Hall established the other
scholastic fund which can be used
annually for any scholastic need that
officers of Stringfield and the col
lege deem appropriate.
Action was taken authorizing the
Finance Committee to contract with
an appropriate fund manager for
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Campus to Host Students
During Merit Weekend
Some of the most intelligent
young women in North Carolina and
Virginia will be at Meredith on Oc
tober 24-25, On that weekend the
college will welcome the semi
finalists and commended students in
the National Merit Scholarship
Competition. The theme of Merit
Weekend will be “Technology
Greater than, Equal to, Less than
Twenty Meredith seniors have
been elected to ty/io’s Who Among
Students in American Colleges and
Universities for 1970-71.
Those named were Betty Alli
good, Jane Alligood, Janet Bell,
Corinne Blaylock, Anne Bryan,
Martha Dicus, Penny Flynt, Gail
Gaddy, Jane Holt, Sue Hubbard,
Jane Kiser, Elizabeth Leathers,
Anne Luter, Fair Merriman, Aimee
Oakley, Mary Stuart Parker, Su
zanne Reynolds, Janet Traynham,
Lavinia Vann and Helen Wilkie.
Criteria for selection are excel
lence and sincerity in scholarship,
leadership and participation in
extra-curricular and academic ac
tivities, citizenship and service to
the school, and promise of future
Betty Alligood, a history major,
has served on the Judicial Board
and Interdormitory Board. She was
president of Vann last year. This
year Betty, who is from Washing
ton, is executive vice president of
the Student Government Associa
tion and vice president of the South
ern Intercollegiate Association of
Student Governments. She is also a
member of Silver Shield and Inter
national Relations Club.
Jane Alligood, also from Wash
ington, was a member of the Mere
dith Recreation Association Board
her sophomore year. Last year she
was a freshman hall proctor and
a member of the Long Range Plan
ning Committee. She is chairman
of the Legislative Board this year.
Jane, who is majoring in history, is
a member of Silver Shield, National
Education Association and IRC.
Day Student President Janet Bell,
who is from Raleigh, was secretary
and treasurer of the day students
last year, She also serves on the
Judicial Board and Legislative
Board. As a mathematics major,
Janet is a member of the Honorary
Mathematics Club.
Corinne Blaylock, a history ma
jor, has served as sophomore class
vice president and junior class presi
dent. She has also been a member
of the Elections Board, Student
Activities Board and Legislative
Board. Corinne, whose home is New
Bern, was a junior May Court rep
resentative. This year she is chair
man of the Elections Board and
editor of the Handbook.
Anne Bryan, another history ma
jor from La Grange, has served as
junior class vice president and is
now president of the senior class.
She has been a member of the Oak
Leaves and Twig staffs. Anne, a
Dean’s List student, is a member of
Kappa Nu Sigma, Silver Shield and
Martha Dicus has served on
the Meredith Christian Association
Council for four years. She has also
served on the Elections Board and
Judicial Board. Martha, a religion
and sociology major, is now serving
as MCA social actions chairman and
senior class Com Huskin’ co-chair
man. She is from Camp Lejeune.
Chief Student Adviser Penny
Flynt, an art major from Winston-
Salem, has also served on the MCA
Council for four years. She designed
the cover of the 1970 Oak Leaves
and won the Alpha Rho Tau Ar
tist’s Award last year. This year
Penny is Oak Leaves art editor. She
is also a member of NEA and the
Art Club.
Gail Gaddy, who is from Golds
boro, has served on the Student Ac
tivities Board and the Legislative
Board. Gail, an English major, is a
member of the Colton English Club,
Silver Shield and Kappa Nu Sigma.
She was a May Court representative
last year. She is serving as SGA
president this year.
Jane Holt, who is majoring in
music and foreign language, has
been a member of the Mereditii
Singers and Ensemble for three
years and the Chorus for two. She
has also served on the Concert and
Lectures Committee. Jane was also
a member of the Twig staff for two
years. This year she is chairman of
the Judicial Board and a member
of the Raleigh Community Rela
tions Committee. Jane is from
Sue Hubbard, a religion major,
was a hall proctor last year and a
freshman adviser her sophomore
year. Sue, who is from Fort Thomas,
Ky., is president of the MCA and a
member of Silver Shield.
Jane Kiser, from Lincolnton, has
been a member of the Meredith
Singers and Sigma Alpha Iota for
three years. She served last year as
vice president of the MRA and is
president this year. Jane, a music
major, is also a member of Silver
Philaretian President Elizabeth
“Libbo” Leathers, who is a home
economics major from Henderson,
was a member of the Meredith En
semble her sophomore year. She was
a soloist in “Tell It Like It Is” last
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The weekend will begin with reg
istration and a coke hour from
9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Gail
Gaddy, president of the SGA, will
welcome the guests and preside over
the morning session.
J. Henry Coffer, former member
of the Meredith religion department,
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The 1971 May Court members are (seated l*r) Joyce Jones, senior; Susan Crouch,
May Queen; Linda Ball, Maid of Honor; Carolyn Lowder, senior; (standing l*r)'
Wllla Gupton, freshman; Mary Elizabeth Bradley, junior; Kathy Shelton, sophomore;:
Sally Welling, sophomore; Bonnie Sue Barber, junior; and Jane Sherrill, freshman^

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