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VOL. 4, NO. 1
MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
Commencement Exercises May 29
On Monday, May 29, 1961, the refrain of
“Children of the King” will again be heard
in Gaither Chapel, for it is on that date
that thirty Sophomores will receive their
associate degrees from Montreat-Anderson
College. The Reverend Joseph B. Clower,
Jr., Doctor of Theology and Professor of
Bible at Hampden-Sydney College, Hamp-
den-Sydney, Virginia, will bring to a close
three days of precommencement activities.
I'he annual awards ceremony will be at
eleven o’clock a.m. on Saturday, May 27.
At that time those students who have done
outstanding work in the areas of scholar
ship and athletics will be recognized.
The Reverend J. Wayte Fulton, Jr., D.D.,
Pastor of Shennandoah Presbyterian Church
in Miami, Florida, will deliver the Bac
calaureate Sermon at 10:45 a.m.. May 28.
A communion service at 7:45 Sunday eve
ning will complete the activities.
May Day Weekend
Apologies To Cooper
New Cabinet Installed
This was held on May 7 in Gaither Chap
el. Students, visitors, and faculty were
invited. It was a beautiful ceremony in
which the Sophomore officers proceeded to
the stage on one side with lighted candles,
and Freshmen on the other side of the
stage with unlighted candles. As the Soph
omores gave their charge to the Freshman
who would take his or her place, the Fresh
man’s candle was lighted.
Sophomores wore the blue robes with
gold collars. Freshmen wore the robes
without the collars.
To close the ceremony the new officers
and old sang a hymn, followed by Congre
gational singing of “Have Thine Own Way,
After the service in the chapel, both
Freshmen and Sophomores went to the
lake, 'fhe Sophomores went to one side
and the Freshmen gathered on the other.
There, choruses and hymns were sung to
each other. This event was closed by the
combined classes singing the Alma Mater.
Montreat-Anderson College held its an
nual May Day program on Saturday, May
6. Miss Dale Grethen of Miami, Florida,
was crowned May Queen. The Maid of
Honor was Miss Anne Gilliland who is a
Freshman and comes from Birmingham,
Alabama. The Freshman attendants were
Misses Sara Bird and Judith Follis. The
Sophomore attendants were Misses Linda
Parnell and Elizabeth Rose. I’he Crown
Bearer was Mark Guy, son of our own
Director of Music, Mr. Allan Guy. Follow
ing the processional of the May Court came
“A Song of Seasons” written by Miss Ruth
Carol White and narrated by Miss Beth
Morse. A Dance of the Seasons followed
with Sheridan Boomliower, Cynthia Terry,
Margaret Crawford, Dorothy Darr, Roberta
Debman, Margaret Cooper, Lynn Gouner,
Robert Dillard, Judy Aikmson, and Beity
Cheatham participating. Tne lawn of An
derson Auditorium was a perfect setting
for the May Pole Dance. A reception was
held immediately after the recessional.
Forty prospective students from North
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The DIALETTE staff would like to ex
tend its most sincere apologies to Margaret
Cooper and Rebecca Morse for omitting
their positions on the newly elected Student
Marshalls For ^61
Our congratulations go to Barbara Fulk,
Mary Hendley, Rebecca Morse, and Elsie
Scott who were chosen as marshals for the
1961 Commencement Exercises of Montreat-
Anderson College. These girls were se
lected because of their poise, their ability
to meet people, and their outstanding
Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
G. Cooper from La Lima, Honduras, is now
the secretary-treasurer of the Montreat-
Anderson College student government.
Margaret lives with her parents in La Lima
only during the summer months, as she at
tended high school in Houston, Texas, while
living there with her sister. In both Hous
ton and La Lima Margaret was very active.
She was captain of a bowling team, and a
member of an archery and swimming team.
While at Montreat Margaret has been in
the C. C. U. N. Her talents in the fields
of sewing and hair dressing plus her ex
uberant personality has made her a favorite
of every one in the college. Margaret, it
is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the
The newly elected vice-president of the
S. G. A. is the daughter of Reverend and
Mrs. F. R. Morse of Birmingham, Alabama.
Rebecca is majoring in Christian Education
and has already become quite well-known
on campus in various organizations. She
represented Montreat-Anderson at the
Youth Quadrentinal Convention in Dallas,
Texas, during her Christmas vacation. This
was not entirely new to her as she was
on the Birmingham Presbytery Council
for two years prior to coming to Montreat.
Also while in high school, Rebecca was lay
out editor of her high school year book
and in the Senior band for four years.
Her scholastic abilities have been acknowl-
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