“( harlottf (’t>lU'j!:e was found-
c-d to provide for an enu‘rj»eu-
cy; it has continued to serve
as a necessity.” J. M. Atkins
The Neirspdper Voice of Charlotte College
Vol. 8, No. 5
CHARLOTTE COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
JANUARY 14, 1957
Tenth Anniversary To Be Formally Observed On Thursday
Scholarship Stiident Acliievenients
Afford Cjreat Satisfaction To All
“Teaching is challenpine:; it affords the satisfaction of
knowing that one has had a small part in the molding of ideas,
customs, and even the thinking of our world,” wrote Louella
Robinson on her application for a scholarship. Louella is one
of forty-six students who have received scholarship aid at
Charlotte College since 1949. She will graduate from the Uni
versity of North Carolina in June qualified to teach English
There are now sixteen students
at Charlotte College on scholar
ships. Provided by friends, faculty
members, and students of the col
lege, these funds have enabled doc
tors, engineers, teachers, ministers,
and business men and women to
prepare for lives of service. In ad
dition to individual gifts from loyal
friends, scholarships have been do
nated by such organizations as the
Altrusa Club, the Panhellenic Coun
cil, and a fraternity at Charlotte
To a boy from the mountains this
fraternity scholarship meant the
difference between attending col
lege and not attending college. To
the State of North Carolina it
meant the services of a much-need
ed and highly qualified high school
teacher. After graduating from
Charlotte College and the Univer
sity of North Carolina, he taught
English for two years. Now with
the army in Germany, he plans to
enter graduate school when he re
turns to the States and further pre
pare for his teaching career.
Another former scholarship stu
dent has graduated from Wake For
est College, Phi Beta Kappa and
will graduate from Duke Univer
sity School of Medicine this year.
Still another served for two years
as teacher’s assistant in the Spe
cial Education Department of the
City Schools. Her work was with
the physically handicapped at Eliza
beth School. After graduating from
Charlotte College and Queens, she
is now doing graduate work in
physiotherapy at Richmond Pro
fessional Institute preparing to con
tinue her service to the physically
The list should contain many
other such achievements of which
the college has reason to be proud.
But the first scholarship student,
Wyatt Bell, who set the high stan
dard for his successors, deserves
special commendation. Engaged in
full time employment while attend
ing Charlotte College, Wyatt, grad
uated with honors in 1950. After
graduation he worked for two years
to earn money to continue his edu
cation. At State College he com
bined highway construction work
with his engineering courses. While
attending State, Wyatt married Jo
Ann Conrad, Charlotte College’s
second scholarship student, who
also worked and helped W'yatt se
cure his B.S. in Civil Engineering
in 1955. Upon graduation from
State near the head of his class,
Wyatt was awarded a two-year
teaching fellowship at the Uni-
See ACHIEVEMENTS, p. 3, col. 3
hlection To Be Held
The Elections Committee will
open nominations for superlatives
January 14 by submitting to eligi
ble students the nomination blanks.
The following superlatives will
be selected: “Most Likely to Suc
ceed,” “Best Looking,” “Friendli
est,” “Most Talented,” “Unsung
Hero and Heroine,” “Best All-
Round,” “Best Dressed,” and “Wit
W'ho is eligible to be a superla
tive? Any Sophomore boy is eligi
ble, hut no Freshman boys are eligi
ble. Sophomore girls and Freshman
girls are eligible. This latter condi
tion stems from the fact that we
do not have a Sophomore girl for
each superlative unless students de
sire that one girl should have more
than one position.
Who may nominate the superla
tives? Only Sophomores may nomi
Who may vote in the election?
Only Sophomores. Freshmen are
not eligible. The election will take
place in front of the library.
To Address ConvocatioTi
Miss Marv Dennv
Woiihin Oj The Year
We of the Collegian staff dedi
cate this Convocation Issue to Miss
Mary Denny. Miss Denny has been
with Charlotte College since its be
ginning. Inside or outside of the
classrooms of Owl Land, Miss
Denny’s foremost interest lie in
Charlotte College and her students.
She is at present teaching three
classes in English and is serving as
advisor to The Charlotte Collegian
and The Charlotte College Chapter
of the Future Teachers of America.
Miss Denny’s English classes are
informative and enlightening. The
bits of information that she gives
in addition to that of the text books
make her classes interesting and
pleasant. Because of her deep and
sincere interest in Charlotte College
and her students we nominate Miss
Mary Denny as Charlotte College’s
Wontan of the Year.
The Advisory Bucird and
invite you to attend the
Tenth Anniversary Convocation
Thursday evening, January seventeenth
Nineteen hundred fifty-seven
at seven-thirty o’clock
Central High School Auditorium
The Tenth Anniversary Convocation is the climax of ten
fruitful years of ])roductive education at Charlotte C'ollege.
The convocation will be held Thursday evening, January 17,
at 7 :80 o’clock. Students, alumni, faculty, and many friends
of the college will be present. Dr. Jesse P. Hogue will be the
Everyone associated with the
school can well take pride in its
accomplishments and progress. A
decade ago who envisioned a perma
nent co-educational college result
ing from the Charlotte College
Center then established as an ex
tension of the University of North
Carolina? Under the supervision of
the Chailotte Board of School
Commissioners (since 1949) and the
administration of an excellent fac
ulty tlie college has grown from
strength to strength. Today there
is a peak enrollment. A new build
ing housing offices and classi’ooms
has now been opened. It is truly a
community college, for the greater
portion of students are from Char
lotte and the surrounding area.
The faculty and students are
happy to have alumni returning
and friends visiting. A warm wel
come is extended to all.
The following persons will ap
pear on the program:
Mr. C. E. McIntosh of the Ex
tension Division of the University
of North Carolina was director of
the College Centers established in
194f> as a pai't of the University.
The Charlotte College was under
the University from 194(5 to 1949.
Mr. Charles Bernard, who is now
with the Admittance Office of the
University of North Carolina, was
the first director of Charlotte Col
lege. He served from 1946 to 1947.
The representative of the North
Carolina College Conference is its
F!)xecutive Secretary, Dr. James E.
Hillman. Dr. Hillman is head of
Former Students Poi
This to all who are students of
Charlotte College—Why are you
here? What does this school offer
you? Who do you aspire to be?
Think on these things!
Sure, we are here to learn or at
least we say so. Lost in the tide
of activities, we tend sometimes to
forget our aim.
Tenth Anniversary Convocation?
This stands for much more than
ten years of classes, books, profes
sors and students. This stands for
ten years of success and failure.
Success for many whose dreams
and ideals could not be dimmed by
long hours of work, long hours of
classes, long hours of study with
out a chance to breathe—to live—
only to exist. But this existence had
meaning; it meant careers and op
portunities for life.
What about those who did work?
—Who did try? W'here are they?
They speak for themselves—not as
those who haunted Scrooge of old,
but as living proof of the true
meaning of Charlotte College.
certification for teachers at the
State Department of Education.
Dr. Harris Purks, Executive Di
rector of the Board of Higher Edu
cation, will represent the board. It
w’as his committee that recom
mended to the legislature that an
appropriation be made for Char
Di'. E. H. (Jaringer is Superin
tendent of Charlotte City Schools.
It was under his administration
that the College Center was set up.
He was on the original state com
mittee concerned with establishing
the College Centers.
Soloist for the occasion is alum
nus Dick Boward. He was one of
Charlotte College's finer students.
Presiding over the convocation
will be the Chaii-man of the Char
lotte College Advisory Board, Mr.
J. Murrey Atkins. He was a mem
ber of the city school board when
the college was taken over by the
board in 1949.
Dr. Herbert Si>augh, Moravian
minister, will give the invocation.
He is Chaiiman of the School
We are privileged to have as our
speaker on this imjiortant occasion
the Executive Secretary of the
American Association of Junior
Colleges, Dr. Jesse P. Bogue. Dr.
Bogue has long been influential in
the educational field.
?>eryone will want to be present
for this Tenth Anniversai'y Convo
cation. It is indeed fitting to ob
serve this milestone in Charlotte
College’s progress with so wonder
ful a program.
Of Charlotte (x)llege
In 1940, Ralph Williams was
president of the first Student Coun
cil of Charlotte College. Ralph
spent only one year here, but it
was one fruitful year. (It was he
who gave us the name “Owls.”) Mr.
W'illiams is presently in the selling
division of motor transportation
here in Charlotte. While his liberal
arts course did not prepare him
specifically for his job, he tells us
that it was the background he
needed for business and life. As
for his opinion of Charlotte Col-
lege—“it gives real possibility” for
those who want to go on with their
David Littlejohn entered Char
lotte College in 1947 because “the
university was too crowded.” After
studying here he found he enjoyed
it and that his studies were equal
to the university courses. David
served as Student Council presi
dent 1947-1948. After two years he
went to the University of North
Carolina where he graduated in
See V,\LUE, p. .3, col. 1