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Publ ich Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC
Adolph 1 al Humani Building
Named c e UNCP Campus
PEMBROKE -- Although the
weather forecast called for showers,
last Friday was a beautiful day for the
naming ceremony of the Adolph L.
Dial Humanities Building on the
campus of The University of North
Carolina at Pembroke.
About 200 of the late Dr. Dial's
family members, friends, faculty and
Staff attended the 35-minute outdoor
ceremony. The Dial Humanities
Bpilding houses the departments of
Communicative Arts, History, and
Political Science. The building was
formerly called Classroom North and
$as constructed in 1980.
. . Chancellor
. Joseph B. Oxendine welcomed
^frs. Harriet Dial, Mrs. Mary Doris
Caple, Mrs. Rosa Woods, Mrs. Grace
Lpcklear, andotherDial family members
and friends. Dr. Oxendine explained
why the term "humanities"
was included in the building's name
"We could have called it Dial
Hall or Dial Classroom Building."
the Chancellor said, "but why the
humanities building? The term humanities
dates back to at least the
fifth century B.C. ancTthe ancient
According to the Chancellor, although
the term is an integral part of
any university's history, it is not a
precise term.
"The classical understanding of
humanities, growing out of the Hellenistic
tradition, pointed to a gen
eral education designed to develop a
harmonious and balanced person In
Humanitas, Cicero described a program
of studies to train young men as
active citizens in the city state and as
orators," said Dr. Oxcndine
The Chancellor said humanities
as a collection of disciplines is still
very much concerned with the whole
person and the personal, social, civic,
moral, and spiritual responsibilities
of the individual.
"Dr. Dial devoted his energies for
more than 30 years to fostering the
development of his students," Chancellor
Oxendine shared with the ceremony
attendees, "working to improve
the region where he was born
and lived his life, and serving the
state as citizen and legislator
"Throughout Adolph Dial's life,
humanism and the welfare of humanity
pervaded everything he
touched and directed everything; he
accomplished What more fitting tribute
to the man and what he stood for
than to name the building that bears
his name and honors his life ? the
Adolph L. Dial Humanities Building."
The Chancellor was followed by
the Rev. Jerry Lowry chair of the
UNCP Board of Trustees, Dr. Jose
D'Arruda, chair of the Faculty Senate,
Tom Martin, president-elect of
the UNCP Alumni Association, and
Trey Allen, president of the Student
Government Association
After unveiling the building's
name, Mrs Harriet Dial and then
Mrs. Mary Doris Capleboth thanked
the University for bestowing this
honor, and to the attendees for joining
them at this important ceremony
Professor Emeritus Dial was a
distinguished member of the faculty,
author, and University leader at The
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
from 1959 until his retirement
in 1988. Dial was a respected community
leader, State legislator, World
War II combat veteran, and at the
time of his death, a member of the
UNCP Board of Trustees.
Dr. Dial was born Dec. 12, 1922,
in the Prospect Community of Robeson
County. He attended all-Indian
schools and graduated cum laude in
social science from then Pembroke
State College for Indians in 1943. As
a young soldier during World War II,
Dr. Dial participated in the invasion
of Europe and was awarded six battle
stars in the European Theater of
He returned to Robeson County
after the war and taught in the public
schools Dr. Dial earned his master's
degree in Education from Boston
University in 1953 and a certificate
for Advanced Graduate Studies at
Boston University in 1958
Dr. Dial was a teacher at Prospect
High School, PembrokeHigh School,
and Magnolia High School He was
the principalof Prospect High School (
before joining the University 's History
Department in 1958. Dr. Dial
founded the Department of American
Indian Studies and served as its
first chair.
He retired from full-time teaching ?
in 1988 but continued to share his '
knowledge as a visiting professor at
UNC-Chapcl Hill and at UNCP. He
was awarded an honorary doctorate
from Greensboro College in 1985
and one from UNCP in 1988. Dr.
Dial w rote Lumbce and co-authored,
with Dr. David Eliades of the UNCP
History Department. "TheOnly Land
I Know: A History of the Lumbce
Dr Dial was a Faculty Senator
and served on the admissions and
retention committee, the faculty welfare
committee, the committee on
student affairs, and the teacher education
committee. Dr. Dial served on
the Pembroke Town Council from
1949 to 1951. and served in the N.C.
House of Representatives from 1991
to 1993.
As a member of the University's
Board of Truslrecs. Dr Dial supported
the name changcvand asked
for this to be accomplished "wish all
deliberate speed." Dr. Dial was recognized
for his many contributions
in education, business, add politics.
But he will always be remembered
for his humanitarianism. Dr. Dial
died Dec 24 1995.
FSU School of Education
Names Local Educator
as Teacher of the Year
Dr. Ruth Dial Woods of Pembroke
was recognized as the Teacher
of the Year for the School of Education
at Fayetteville State University
on April 22 at theHonorsand Awards
Program for the School of Education.
Dr. Woods, a former associate
superintendent for the Public Schools
of Robeson County, has taught educational
leadership in the Master of
School Administration Degree Program
and curriculum and instruction
leadership in the Ed.D program in
Education Leadership at Fayetteville
StateUniversity. She has coordinated
the Master of School Administration
Degree Program for the past year and
served as Title 111 Activity Director
for the School of Education or the
past two years.
In addition to teaching and administrative
responsibilities. Dr.
Woods has been active in the Univer*
sity Mentoring Program, elected a
member of the Faculty Senate, the
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on
Sexual Harassment, the University
College Advisory Committee, the
University Faculty Handbook Task
Force, and the University Accreditation
Task Force.
Dr. Woods' area of research focuses
on comparative cultural studies.
A recent study, "Grandmother
Roles: A Cross Cultural View" was
published in the December, 1996
Journal pf Instructional Psychology
Dr. Woods also received a Faculty
Development Research Grant to examine
the learning styles and preferences
of multi-ethnic student populations
which has been submitted for
review and publication.
Dr. Woods currently serves on the
Board of Trustees of the North Carolina
Center for the Advancement of
Teaching by appointment of the University
Board of Governors. She is
also a Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum
and Instruction at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Students of Excellence Recognized
Three students were presented to
the Board of Education at its last
meeting as Students of Excellence
representing the sophomore class of
their high schools. Plaques were
awarded to Rachel T BlueofPurncll
Swctt High School and Nakccia L.
Lpcklcar of South Robeson High
School by Ken Freeman of the Pembroke
Chamber of Commerce and to
Carla Tyner of Lumbcrton Area
Chamber Unable to attend because
of other commitments were Tony E
Bridget! of Fairmont High and
Michael E Smith of Red Springs
High School The Student of Excellence
representing St Pauls High
School was to be chosen at a later
date and will be presented to the
board at that time
The Chambers, in cooperation
with the Chamber Coalition, select
Students or Excellence on the basis
of various activities as well as academic
achievement In making the
presentations. thc> stress the importance
of education as well as their
interest in cooperating with the
schools A different high school class
is rccouni/.cd quartcrK
Carla'Tyner is shontt with Ken FreJntah.
Third grade student Gary Head received the Best Over Ail trophy at the
Roland Norment Curriculum Fair.
News from RowlandNorment
Rowland Norment Elementary
School's recent Annual Curriculum
Fair was very successful. Over 100
student entries representing all areas
of the school curriculum were on
display in the gymnasium. Viewing
was open to the public. Serving as
judges were Dr. Robert Jones, Linda
Hall and Henrietta Price of the Public
Schools of Robeson County, and Dr
Dandy Jones of UNC at Pembroke.
First place winners were TifTani
Eddy,.Jeffrey-Head. Ashley Abbott.
Gary Head, and Rebecca Hardin
Second place winners were Jada
Taylor, Scth Wagnor. Candacc Morgan.
Ryan Humphrey andChrisEddy
Thi rd place wi nncrs were Garrick
Brill,. Jeffcry Head, Nicholas Lilcs,
Ashley Wilkins and Ariianda Miller.
Receiving Honorable Mention
were Ashley Miller, WhitncyConncr.
Evan Atkinson, Erica McLaurin and
Whitney Griffin.
Winningawards for class projects
were first. Ella Mclauglin's Second
grade; second, Angic Read's Multiage.
third, Joy Hickman's niulti age.
and Honorable Mention. Sharon
Brill's kindergarten
Gary Head, third grade student in
Melody Brcwinglon'sclass, was presented
a trophy for Best Over All
Rowland Normcnt teacher Margaret
Jones served as Chairman for the
Nukec'm /.. I.otklear is shown with Ken Freeman.
Say You Read it in the Carolina Indian
Voice. To subscribe call 521-2826
Mrs. Mary Dois Caple presents a portrait of her father, Dr. Adolph L.
Dial, to UNCP Chancellor Joseph B. Oxendine. The portrait mil be
displayed in the Dial Humanities Building. It was painted by artist Gene
Locklear. (UNCP photo by Bobby Ayers).
Little Miss Lumbee Travels to New York
Little Miss Lumbce recently performed in New York as the guest of the
New Creation Pentecostal Church. She was accompanleH'hy Cynthia and
Tim II of Cyna's Jewelers, Rev. Clester Locklear, and her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Earl Chavis. While there she visited several islands and cities
She Went to the Empire State Building, the Statute of Liberty and Macy's
Department Store She also enjoyed her first Amtrak train ride where she and
her title were presented to all of the passengers aboard The trip proved to be
very educational and inspiring. She would like to say hello to her friends in
New York who also subscribe to the Carolina Indian Voice, Preacher Roy.
Shcrric. Melissa and their wonderful mother. Little Miss Lumbce w ill soon
be visiting the nation's capital as she attends the Miss Indian US A Pageant:
to honor the successful reign of Miss Natascha Wagner. Miss Indian US.A
Little Miss Lumbee Agenlica Marie C 'havis is shown in the main lobby
of the Empire State liuiltling. She even got to visit ivith "King Kong" white
she was there.
Ms. Cynthia l.ocklear ofCyna '.* Jewelers an J little Miss I. umhee on top
of the Empire State Huililiny in New York.
Robert Fori Chavis anil ilnii^hter, l ittle Miss I.limbec, at Macy's in
Nile York. v

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