Vol. 1 - No. 6
CHARLOTTE COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
June 2, 1950
Charlotte College Graduates First Class
CHARLOTTE COLLEGE FULLY ACCREDITED
State Dept. Grants
Final and complete accreditation
from the North Carolina State De
partment of Education has been
g’ranted to Charlotte College. In a
letter to Miss Bonnie E. Cone Drs.
James E. Hillman and J. Henry
Highsmith of the State Department
made the statement that the ten
tative approval under which the
f'ollejje has opeiated this year has
boon changed to full accreditation:
“On the basis of the knowledge
which we have of the school we
know that the principles for the
accreditation of a junior college
have been met. Charlotte College,
therefore, may be recognized as a
standard junior college as of the
academic year 1040-19,'jO. Students
who graduate in June, or who may
have graduated during the year,
will be entitled to all the academic
privileges which go with gradua
tion from a standard junior col
Duiing its three years of opera
tion as a part of the University
System, Charlotte College Center
was fully accredited by the North
Carolina College Confeience and
its credits were accepted through
out the United States. The new city
college continued to meet all stand
ards prescribed by the North Caro
lina .State Department of Public
Instruction. At the opening convo
cation in September, Dr. Clyde A.
Erwin, Superintendent of Public
Instruction said: “We are satisfied
that thei'e will be no doubt of the
ability of Charlotte College to
meet the highest standards of ac
creditation.” He further assured
the students that “every condition
ha.s been met” and that their work
would be fully accredited from the
opening day of school.
Dr. Spaugh To
Plans have been completed for
the commencement exercises for
Charlotte College’s first giaduating
class. The Baccalaureate Services
will be held at The Little Chuich
on the Lane at 7:30 P. M., on Sun
day, June 4. Dr. Herbert Spaugh,
Pastor of the Little Church on the
Lane, will deliver the baccalaureate
■sermon. The Commencement exer
cises will take place in the Central
High School auditorium at 8:00 P.
M., on Monday. June 5. Mr. John
Paul Lucas of Charlotte will be the
June 4, 1950
7:SrO P. M.
The Little Church on the Lane.
Mr. Robert Kirkpatrick
Processional—“The Son of God
Goes Forth to War”
Invocation—Dr. Herbert Spaugh
Pastor of The Little Church on
Hymn—“Day is Dying in the West”
Sermon to the Graduates—
Quartette—“Accept Our Thanks”
Hymn—“Lead On 0 King Eternal”
Graduates, June 1950
Nineteen Charlotte College stu
dents are included in the College’s
10.50 graduating class. These .stu
dents will be awarded diplomas by
iss Bonnie E. ('one. Director of
the College, at the graduation ex
cises to he held at 8:00 P. M., on
Monday, June .5, in the Central
igh School auditorium.
The title of Associate in Arts
ill be awarded to each member
i)f the giaduating class. These stu-
lents have the distinction of being
the fii'st to be graduated by Char
The 10.50 graduati's include:
usines.s Administration Students:
Robeit Mark Propst, Jr., Gas
tonia, N. C.
L;wi?- Foiman Camp, Jr., Char
lotte, N. C. Thomas (ieorge Doug-
as, Charlotte, N. C. James Avei’y
Haibison, Jr., Charlotte, N. C.
Isaac (iriei' McLaughlin, Newell, N.
r. William Paul Proctor, Char-
otte, N. C.
Hugh Lowder Parker, Chailotte,
liiheral Arts Students;
Donald Harrison Caldwell, Mat
thews, N. C. Mary Louise Camp,
Charlott(, N. C. Eugene Ray Hen
derson, Charlotte, N. C. Maurice
Wayne Hooks, Charlotte, N. C.
James Bethea Kilgo, Charlotte, N.
C. liay L'wis Kisiah, Charlotte,
N. ('. Graydon Alvice Miller, Jr.,
Concord, N. C. Barbaia Anne Mur
phy, (^hai’lotte, N C. James Ralph
Phillips, E. Gastonia N. C. Paul
David Putnam, Charlotte, N. C.
Deane Richardson, Charlotte, N. C.
William Everette Weaver, Gaston
ia, N. C.
Donald Harrison Caldwell, Lewis Forman Camp, Jr., Mary Lcuise Camp, James Avery Harbison, Jr.,
Maurice Wayne Hooks, James Bethea Kilgo, Ray Lewis Kisiah, Isaac Grier McLaughlin, Graydon Alvice
Miller, Jr., Barbara Anne Murphy, Hugh Lowder Parker, James Ralph Phillips, William Paul Proctor,
Paul David Putnam, Deane Richardson, William Everette Weaver, Eugene Ray Henderson.
Graduates whose pictures do not app>ear: Thomas George Douglas, Robert Mark Propst, Jr.
June 5, 1950—8:00 P. M.
Central High School Auditorium
Processional—“Pomp and Circum
stance”—Sir Edgar Elgar
Ml-. Robert Kirkpatrick
Invocation—Dr. Roy E. Hoke
Instructor of Philosophy
Welcome—Miss Bonnie E. Cone,
Director of Charlotte College
Introduction of the Speaker—Dr.
Elmer H. Garinger, Superin
tendent of City Schools
Address—Mr. John Paul Lucas
Quartette—Mr. Emmett Allen, Mr.
Fleet Kirkpatrick, Mr. John
Jamison, and Mi-. Ray Kisiah
“Oui- Junior College”—M. Murrey
Atkins, Member of Board of
Piesentation of Diplomas—Miss
Charlotte College History
Mai king an important step in
the development of education in
the city and county, Charlotte Col
lege was formatly opened on Tues
day, .September 21, 1949. After
three years of operation as a part
of the University of North Caro
lina, the institution became an in
dependent city college under the
direction of the Charlotte City
School Board. Originating to meet
a definite educational emergency
in the community, the college has
continued to expand its curricula
and to increase its .service.
In the summer of 1940, when
North Carolina Colleges anticipat
ed an unprecedented increase in
enrollment because of returning
veterans, the North Carolina Col
lege Conference and the State De
partment of Public Instruction de
cided to sponsor college centers to
provide first ytar college work in
Charlotte and in eleven other com
munities in the state. These college
centers were administered by the
Directorate of Extension of the
University of North Carolina. In
104i-47 Charlotte College Center
under the direction of Mr. Charles
C. Bernard, was the largest center
in the state, with an enrollment of
In the summer of 1947 Mi»t, ./un-
nie E. ('one, a member of the
Mathematics Department of Cen
tral High School, was appointed
director of the college. In July of
that year Dr. E. H. Garinger, As
sociate Superintendent of the Char-
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Graduate At UNC
The Colhge office recently re-
eived from the University of
No-th Carolina a list of former
students of Charlotte College Cen-
'ei and Charlotte College who will
receive degrees from the Univer
sity in June. We are proud of these
students and of the fact that they
received their start at CC.
The students to be graduated are:
Frontis Clyde Allen, Norman M.
Black, ,Ir., Thomas Edward Blair,
Joe Luther Bookout, Robert Oren
Byrum. Bruce Brunson Cadieu,
Robert Lee Cloyd, Lawrence Wil
liam Fetner, Robert H. Fowler, Eu
gene Berrien (Jraham, III, James
Rutledge Henderson, John Daugh-
tridge Hinnant, David Hallam Lit
tlejohn, Lowell Covington Perry,
Jr.. Oliver Burton Phifer, Jr., Annie
Lee Sawyer, Dayton Echols Speer,
Jr., Harvey Lindberg Watson.
Bell Heads Sophs
(.lection held on May 26 to
.seiic, otlicers of the 1950-61
Sophomore Class, Wyatt Bell was
elected president. A run-off elec
tion was necessary to select the
other two officers. On May 30,
Nancy Elliott was elected vice-
president and Robert Ward, Jr. was
picked for secretary-treasurer.