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Dr. L. -rayboy Returns Home to Work at UNCP\
by Scot1 Ktgetow
Pembroke? Dr. L. Ray Brayboy
will return to the University
of North Carolina at Pembroke
as Director of School and Program
Services, according to an
announcement today by Chancellor
Joseph B. Ckcndinc.
A 1969 UNCP graduate and
member of the athletic Hall of
Fame. Dr. Brayboy will join the
University in August. He will
alsotcach a graduate level course
in the educational leadership
Chancellor O.xcndinc called
Dr. Brayboy a great addition to
the campus.
"1 am thrilled that we have
been able to persuade Dr Brav
boy to join our stafT at UNC Pembroke,"
Dr. Oxendincsaid. "His background
includes experience at all
levels of public education: teacher,
principal and superintendent in a
variety of settings. This coupled with
his dynamic approach in addressing
education issues will provide us our
best ever opportunity to work with
public school personnel throughout
the region.
"Dr. Brayboy's energy level and
zeal for public education is obvious."
Dr. Oxcndinc said "Our graduate
and undergraduate students in education
will benefit greatly from his
"Consequently, he is a great addition
to UNC Pembroke and to public
education in this region." he said
Dr. Brayboy will report to Dr.
Kathryn M. Suilivan. dcanofGraduatc
Studies and Teacher Education.
"We're very excited about having
Ray at UNCP." Dr. Sullivan said.
"His energy and experience will be
good for our programs."
As director of school andprogram
services. Dr. Brayboy will direct several
programs including outreach to
the public schools, the studcnt-tcachingprogram.
recruitment into teacher
education programs and the joint'
UNCP-East Carolina university Educational
Leadership Program.
Dr. Brayboy resigned July 7 as
superintendent of Wayne County
public schools where he served since
1994. He was superintendent of
Bladen County schools from 199094
before movingtoGoldsboro. North
Carolina., North Carolina..
Returning to UNCP bring Dr
Brayboy back to home and family. He
is a 1965 graduate of Pembroke High
School and began his career in education
with the Robeson County
Schools as a teacher and coach.
"1 am really excited about using
the skills I've accumulated over the
years and translate them into quality
programs at the University. Dr.
Brayboy said. "This is an opportunity
to give something back to the University
and to work for people whom
1 admire."
The veteran educator \ iews the
new position as an opportunity for
professional career growth.
"I gave this very careful thought,
but this is where I want to be ." he
said. "1 am happy to come home and
help move forward the mission of
this University ."
Dr. Brayboy praised both the leadership
of Chancellor Oxcndinc and
the UNCP faculty and administration.
"I am especially excited about
working under Chancellor
Oxcndinc's leadership, and this
seemed like by best chance." he said
"1 look forward to working with Dr.
Sullivan and my new colleagues in
the education department
"I have confidence that I can contribute
to the fine programs already
inplaceatUNCP," Dr Braybov said.
"1 look forward to being a good team
player on a high quality staff"
After receiving a bachelor of science
degree from UNCP. Dr Brayboy
earned a Master of Public Health
degree from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 and
in 1981 was awarded a Doctor of
Education degree from Pennsylvania
Slate University.
At the University level. Dr. Brayboy
served as director for UNCPs
Upward Bound Program, instructor
of Social Work Research at UNCChapcl
Hill and adjunct assistant
professor orcducalion at St. Andrews
Presbyterian College in Laurinburg
With the public schools Dr. Brayboy
serv ed as assistant principal for
Maxlon city schools principal and
assistant superintendent for Scotland
County schools and assistant superintendent
for Moore County schools
before being hired as superintendent
for Bladen and Wayne County
schools Way lie County schools serv es
19.200 students
Dr Braybov isdcscribcdasahard
working educational activist and reformed
In a July 7 article, the
Goldsboro News-Argus described
hint as "a leader who was not afraid
lo change the status quo He lived
up to that reputation."
In Bladen County. Dr. Brayboy
created an alternative high
school, a magnet school for academically
gifted middle school
students a Tech Prep vocational
education program and closed
one small high school along with
instituting mapv other new programs.
At Wayne County, he was
charged with the task ofhcaling
recently merged city and county
school systems. He was also responsible
for upgrading the
school's facilities and programs
to meet the challenges of the
The chairman of the Wayne
County school board expressed
sadness over Dr. Brayboy's departure.
"I know he did a lot for the
boys and girls of Way ne Couphg:
schools. WayncQ^tW^^^^-^
the Ncw'S-^K^rluaddcnTmc
lo see such Wlkanl man^l
In Dr. Br\v&y\uN'CPis gcb,
ting an aclivdlO&K^suife
deal of han^^yp
Sullivan said, *TVc cxpccthim lo
energize these programs."
Native American
Youth Day Camp
The North Carolina Indian Cul(ural
Center will be conduct inga Day
Camp on August 4 through August 8
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. The
cost of the camp is S5 (X) for the
All Native American Youth ages
12-15 arc encouraged to come out
and learn more about thcmsclvcsand
their culture
Activities will include cultural
awareness programs, life skills and
personal development classcs. cultural
arts and crafts; and recreation
(Lacrosse, swimming, etc.)
workshops conducted by Community
role models, mentors, and
tribal elders.
For more information call 5212441.
Indian Education
~~~~ Trie Indian Education Programof
?-4hc Public Schools of Robeson County
?Sponsored 0fty(50)studcnlslo AISES
(American Indian Science and Enginrcring
Society) summer camps.
1 TwentyVtwo (22) of these students
attended Chapel Hill and eighteen
p^|j8) traveled to New York, Wiscon.
sin. Iowa! and Colorado. These stu"dents
were selected on teacher recommendations.
test scores, and math/
science problem solving skills. Students
attended the AISES camps for ?
3 and 4 w eek periods. Students were
involved in high level thinking skills
in math and science
Marion. Elizabeth James, The New
Miss Lumbee 1997 On A New Path
by Vinita Clark
"Folks were beating down the
doors" to the 1997 Miss Lumbcc
Pageant held July 4. 1997 at the
Givens Performing Arts Center at
the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke. The Pageant Committee
fortunately had already made "sold
out" signs due to the overcrowding at
the Little Miss & Junior Miss Lumbcc
The lone of the pageant was set by
the opening ceremony performed by
Ray Lilllcturlc who asked the audience
to stand up straight and tall,
because Indians were not meant to
kneel on their knees while paying
hommagc to the Great Creator who
was with them when they discovered
Columbus over 500 years ago.
Ms. Dcanna Lowry. member of
the Board of Di rectors of the Ln mbcc
Regional Dcvclopcmcnl Association
welcomed the audience and recalled
how in 1968 the first Miss Lumbcc
Pageant was held at the Riverside
Country Club Pool and was only a
swimsuit competition. And " how far
we have come since then".
The Pageant theme was Miss
Lumbcc on Wide World Tour" How ever.
the tone of the pageant had
already been set for the evening. Mr.
James Hardin. Executive Director of
the Lumbcc Regional Development
Association presented Natasha
Wagner. Miss Indian USA with a
portail of herself
in her formal regalia which was
painted by Karl Anthony Hunt. A
painting also of Miss Lumbcc
Rebekah Revels wason display in the
After the opening number and the
introductions of Miss Lumbcc 197-1
Rebecca Malcom and Mr. Hcrbic
Qxcndinc as the Master and Mistress
of Ceremonies, some very special
promises made ' many moons ago"
were honored. The First Miss Lumbcc
Cheryl Ransom. 1968 and also
MissLumbcc 1969Janice Jones never
rccicvcd their crowns that they had
"been promised" They were given a
feather and a headband when they
won the competition. They both
rccicvcd thcircrownsand made their
long awaited official "walk". Mr
Monroe .Chavis of Tribal
Enrollcmcnl was the person who
thought of this idea Mr. Chavisalso
called up the contestants from the
very first Miss Lumbcc Pageant and
presented them with a trophy that
contained their photograph from the
very first pageant. MissLumbcc 1974
Rebecca Malcom was honored for
being the first Miss Lumbcc to participate
in the Miss North Carolina
Pageant with a trophy that contained
her picture from the slate pageant.
Miss Wanda Kay Locklcar was
rcconizcd as the first Miss Lumbcc.
America Pageant. One of the memories
that Mr. Chavis couldn't help
but mention was the fact that when
they asked her to wear her Native
American Regalia she told them that
she could not because the Lumbcc
women arc "bare-breasted". Mr.
Chavis talked about Wanda being
chosen "Miss North Carolina Blueberry
Queen" btit he forgot about her
appearance on " The Dating Game".
included vocal numbers, monolgucs.
classical dance numbers and clogging..
In the evening gown competition
each contestant was given the opportunity
to speak to the audience..
While the votes were being tailed
by the auditors the audience was
citlcraincd by Cody Godwin and his
band who were re-introduced later as
On her farewell walk. Miss Lumbcc
Rebekah Revels rccicvcd hugs,
roses, balloons and gifts of almost
evejy kind as she walk through the
audience for her last time wearing ih
crown of Miss Lumbcc.
It was truly evident to everyone
that this Miss Lumbcc had dcfinatcly
"won the respect of her people". Accompanied
to the stage w ith her father
"J.D" she presented a slide presentation
of her past year as Miss
At the conclusion of the pageant
Marion Elizabeth James was announced
as Miss Lumbcc 1997, You
could see Miss James raise her arms
in "victory "
We wish her the best as she scrv cs
as our Miss Lumbcc
Marian Elizabeth James
Parents: Linda Jacobs James
Sponsors are:
Family & Friends
Jeffrey Wynn, Attorney at Law
Jacobs Engineers & Surveyors
R. Craig Davis at Fabtex, Inc.
Cheryl Revels Stoney Freeman
Tony Thompson Truman Lowery
Burnt Swamp
Baptist Association
Anniversary Sing
-The Anniversary singing of the
Burnt Swamp Baptist Association
w ill be held Sufiday. July 20.1997 at
3 p.m at Harpers Ferry Baptist
Church All singing groups arc encouraged
to attend and participate
J\lr Comes to UNCP
Pembroke? C itizens whoare concerned
with problems and issues racing
the community and nation have
the opportunity to let their voices be
The University of North Carolina
at Pembroke will be sponsoring their
fifth Public Policy Institute sponsored
by the National Issues Fonim
from July 23-25.
' NIF is a nonpartisan, nationwide
network of forum and study circles
that allow citizens to discuss issues
they face within their communities
and the nation.
Begun in 1982. NIF is rooted in
the belief that people need to come
together to talk about and deliberate
common problems. NIF believes democracy
requires citizens to have
ongoing deliberative dialogue
The Institute offers citizens the
chance to discuss issues concerning
the environment, civil justice and
how to govern the nation. The program
helps those who participate
make crucial decisions, name and
frame the problem, deliberate over
the options for action, act together in
a"Ocmplcmcnlary way and judge the
results of their action.
Everyone who participates has a
voice in the forum. The program
al lows people to experience different
viewpoints aboutcommon problems.
Ifyou arc interested in taking part
in JoanneZukowski.
director of the UNCP's Regional
Center, at (910) 521 -6188.
The cost of the Institute is $145.
Scholarships and sponsorships arc
The Carolina Civic Center Presents
"Into the Woods" Julv 31-Auaust 3
The Carolina Civic Center presents
"Into the Woods" at 8:00 p.m
on July 31-August 2, and 2:30 p.m
on August 3 at the Center, 315 N.
Chestnut St., in downtown Lumberton.
Tickets are $8.00 adults/seniors
and $5.00 for students/ children.
"Into the Woods," with music
and lyrics by. Stephen Sondhcim and
book by James Lapinc. interweaves a
hilarious mix of Cinderella. Little
Red riding Hood. The Baker's Wife.
Jack and inc Beanstalk and Rapun/cl
(with camco appearances by Sleeping
Beauty and Snow White). The
? o
mulli-laycrcd plot ends happily in
act one. but then explores happily
ever after" in act two as previous
actions come home to roost?with a
vengeance. With wit, melody and
sentiment. "Into the Woods' celebrates
choices, companionship and
a magical company of special characters.
as appealing to adults as to
" I nlo the Woods" is sponsored by
Carolina Complete rehabilitation
Center with Lunibcrton Children's
Clinic. For more information call
eastern music festival AND
The Guilford Native American
meson the Fifth Annual
First Americans Week
July 21-25, 1997
Monday, July 21
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Guilford Native American An Gallery Greensboro
Cultural Center
Meet-tKe-Artliu Reception
hondrini First Americans Week Artists Floyd Red Crow
Westoman. Brent Michael Davids, Karl Anthony Hunt,
and other Native American Artists
Tuesday, July 22
1000 em . 3 00 pm
Greensboro Cultural Center 200 North Davie Street
Cultural Eachange/A Young People's Workshop (Ages
5-14) faatiatng Floyd Red CruwWesrerman and Willie Lowry
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Dana Auditorium Guilford College
Musical Preludes! Pre-concert lecture by Native
American Composer Brent Michael Davids
800 pm
Dana Auditorium - Guilford College
Eastern Chamber Players Recital including a
performance of Brent Michael Davids' Eknr and TV
Stnfmg Woods
Tickets: 315 adults/31) students St seniors
Wednesdav, July 23
9:00 am 12 Noon
Oreenshom Cultural Center - 200 North Davie Street
Teacher Workshop! Walking in Two Worlds with Native
American Folk Singer/Actor, Floyd Red CrowWesterman
Native American Educator/Consultant. Rosa Winftee
Native American Singer/Actor, Scott Blanks
' ' f
' ... 8:00pm
Dana Auditorium - Guilford College
Performance by Native American Artiata
featuring Floyd Red Crow Westerman. Native American
Folk Singer and Actor sponsored by American Express
Tickets: $5.00 general admission
(free to American Express employees and their families
with proper I.?.).
Thursday, July 24
12:00 Noon - 1:00pm
Carolina CcAee Roasting Company 5701W. Friendly Ave.
t Musique et Sandwich Performance by Floyd Red Crow
Westerman. Native American Folk Singer/Actor
Friday, July 25
9 00 am 2:00 pm
Greensboro Cultural Center - 200 North Davie Street
Actor's Workshop hosted by Floyd Red Crow
Westerman and Scott Blanks
Fee: $20.00 (pre-registration required)
4:00 5:30 pm
St ember get Auditorium Guilford College
Master Class presented by Native American Composer.
Brent Michael Davids
Tickets: $5.00 General Admission
All events are free to the public unless otherwise noted
First Americans Week is Sponsored by
For Additional Information! Ea.trrn Featival
9l0/m.7450 Guilford Native American Ataociation
- 910/2734666
Pembroke High School Class of
Meets at Old High School for Dinner
by Erwin Jacobs, Classmate
For those who came to dinner at
our old high school Saturday evening,
we had a good lime and a very good
bulTct dinner. There were Virginia
baked hams, fried chicken, potato
salad, green beans, candied yams,
rolls, iced tea and pics for dessert.'
There was a social hour from 6
p.m. until 7 p.m. Cheese spread and
different crackers, mils and a variety
of punch adorned the table as we
entered the front doors, flic tables
were decorated with white linen table
cloths, linen napkins, vases of (lowers
from various members' yards
The vases were a rich green color
Mr Cliff Sampson. Ms Sara J
Oxcndinc. Ms Mablc Doris Revels.
Ms. Annette- l.ocklcar and several
others done the decorations and we
had two meetings in June planning
and mailing out the announcements.
Mr and Mrs Earl Jacobs came
from Baltimore. MD. Ms. Lucy Dial
came from Sarasota, Florida Mr
Jack Lowry flew in from Lebanon,
TN on a Icar jet. He buzzed us twice
at the parade and Kenneth Maynor
met him at the Lumbcrton Air Port
I had not seen him since 1952 when
1 left home for the U S. Navy Also.
Ms. Dcloris Barton. Ms. Marilyn
Revels and Ms. Sally Lowry were
there. Ms Anna Locklcar is getting
more beautiful aswenge Ms Gennett
Barton gave us one of her yodcling
songs after dinner.
Ms. Carolyn Sanderson welcomed
every one and Cliff had made a banner
with nftmcs of our deceased class
males (19) and candles w ere burning
in their honor. Ms. Sanderson asked
for one minute of silent prayer for
them. She asked Mr Roscoe Jones to
bless the food before we ate He rendered
two songs for usafterdmneras
different ones approached the podium
for a short speech
Jack thanked Cliff Sampson.
Kenny Ray and Stanford Lowry for
causing him (o almost miss graduating
with all or their pranks while we
were in high school. Rev. Dnlton
Brooks hit on a few things (we were
a rowdy class) but all of it was in fun.
nothing dangerous. I could feel the
presence of Mr. F..T. (Elmer) Lowry.
our principal, walchingovcr us as he
did when we were kids. Also, as I
looked tow ard the stage I could hear
the Rc\ Venus Brooks speaking to
us in Chapclaswc looked forward to
it in the auditorium. Cliff reminded
us that through the efforts of some
class mates and others, the high school
ison the Historic Registry. The document
is hanging opposite Mr. E.T.'s
office as you enter lite front.
We will be planning'a 4th class
reunion mentioned by Mr. Lycurous
I .ow n for the year of IW8. if God
should tarry If you were a part of our
class, anytime from the Kill through
the 12th grades, we want you to be
there Gel in touch with someone and
give them your current address so we
can send voti a notice
Mother <? Daughter Graduates
Margaret H Chnvis. Director of
the Indian Education Program for
the Pub! ic Schoolsof Robeson County.
gradnntcdon May'). I')")7 from South
Carolina State College in
Orangeburg. South Carolina with an
Kd S. Degree in administration. She
plans to pursue a doctoralc degree
also in administration at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her daughter. Shcrrill Kathleen
Chavis. graduated from the Univcr
sily ol North Carotin;) at Chapel Mill
on Ma> 10. IW7. She received a
Bachelor of Science degree in Political
Science She plans to pursue a
degree in law at UNC Chapel Hill in
the fall

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