North Carolina Newspapers

    The Charlotte Collegicm
— Voice of the Students —
Volume XII Wednesday, June 1, 1960 No. 3
Mr. Bill Mitchell (center) presents BiU Mitchell Awards to Gail Deanna
Merrill and James Russell LaRoach.
Top Students
Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell Awards have been
presented to Gail Deanna Merrell
and to 'ames Russell LaRoach at
the 1960 Awards Program in the
college auditorium.
Bill Mitchell Scrolls are award
ed annually to two outstanding
students of the graduating class
“who have shown outstanding
qualities of scholarship and leader
ship, and have maintained an atti
tude of unselfish interest in the
welfare of their fellow students and
of the college as a whole.”
The certificates, properly de
scribed as illuminated engrossings
on parchment, are the personal
creations of Mr. Mitchell. They
are coveted and greatly valued by
the students of Charlotte College,
both for the high honor they rep
resent and for their artistic beauty.
James Russell (Jim) LaRoach,
male winer of this year’s Bill
Mitchell Award, can well serve as
an inspiration to any C C student
Who finds the “going rough.”
Married and the father of three
children, Jim, who is employed in
the sales department of the South
ern Bell, has found time to serve
Picnic Is Big
Laughter echoed for miles
around at Charlotte College’s
annual spring picnic, held April
30 at the new college site.
The 262 acres of dripping sod
off Highway 49 North was a
playground for the younger set
from 3 to 5 3.
Although this was the first
gathering of the students and
their families on the new site,
they felt right at home. They
played ball together. They
played horseshoes together.
They ate chicken together. They
danced together. But most of
all, they laughed and had fun to
When the picnickers gathered
for food, they found a brief wait
before them. It seemed that
Miss Cone had run out of gas
and would be a bit late. Despite
this delay everyone seemed to
enjoy himself.
The decrepit barn was like a
new tCy in the eyes of its occu
pants as the day ended. After
dark, candles were placed in
gallon jugs and put on the floor.
As the picnic broke up, stu
dent gatheriqgs formed. Some
planned a beach trip. Others
organized a clean-up committee.
And still others planned strat
egy on how to get their cars
as president of Sigma Tau Sigma,
National Honor Society, and as
vice president of the Student Gov
ernment. He served for two years
as treasurer of the Student Coun
cil and as a member of the Fresh
man Advisory Council. His work
with CCUN took him to Greens
boro College in December and to
the mock UN Assembly in Chapel
Hill in February. He was CC’s
representative to the NSCA at
Duke University in November.
A native of Lockport, N. Y.,
Jim’s hobby is Little League base
ball. He is manager of the Dil-
worth Methodist Church team.
Does he have time to devote to
the team?
“Well, we’ve lost one and won
two,” he said.
What are his plans after gradu
Cecil Prince, the man who
played a large part in assuring the
future of Charlotte College, is
Only 37 years old, Mr. Prince
was a trustee of Charlotte Col
lege, associate editor of the Char
lotte News, and served as chair
man of a citizens’ committee which
successfully promoted last year’s
college bond issue. His efforts,
in behalf of the drive resulted in
this institution receiving $700,000
which virtually assured the build
ing of a new college.
Mr. Prince was recognized as
one of the outstanding editorial
writers in N. C. He received the)
Siigma Delta Chi award (one of
journalism’s highest) for his edi
torial “This Could Be The South
ern Century” which appeared in
an issue of last year’s Charlotte
Gov. Luther Hodges last year
appointed Mr. Prince to the Com
mission to Study the Public School
Education of Exceptionally Tal
ented Children.
Mr. Prince, a native of High
“I have no plans for further ed
ucation,” he said. “I have my job
and my family to take care of.”
The only question left is the
obvious on. After devoting so
much time to studying and to ex
tra-curricular activities, what in
the world will he do with his spare
Little League’s across the state;
Beware I
Gail Deanna Merrell, co-ed re
cipient of the 1960 Bill Mitchell
Award, has made an outstanding
record of achievement and service
during her two years at Charlotte
Miss Merrell has attained the
highest scholastic average and
will be graduated at the top of her
class. She has been named to the
Dean’s List during each of the six
quarters she has attended the col-
Point and a graduate of UNC, was
director of the local chapter of the
American Red Cross, the local
Mental Health Association, and
the Charotte Symphony Society.
Expressions of regret at Mr.
Prince’s untimely death poured in
from all over the state . Gov.
Hodges said, “He was always
willing to accept assignments for
public service.”
Miss Bonnie E. Cone, director of
Charlotte College, said, “The ad
ministration and faculty of Char
lotte College have suffered an ir
reparable loss in the passing of
Cecil Prince, friend of the college
and member of the college Board
of Trustees.
“Mr. Prince was vitally interested
in Charlotte College, not only as
associate editor of The Charlotte
News, but also as a citizen of the
community. Fair-minded and log
ical in his approach to problems,
he served as chairman of the per
sonnel committee and as a mem
ber of the finance committee. He
wrote forceful editorials which
aided immeasurably in bringing
iege and was a commencement
marshal during th 1959 graduation
While carrying a full load ol
subjects, Deanna has worked part
time in the offices of the Duke
Power Company and, in addition,
has found time to be secretary to
the Student Government Associ
ation to contribute much effort to
the Writers’ Club, The Collegian,
the Student's Election Committee,
and the Freshman Advisory Coun
Miss Merrell is a member of
Sigma Tau Sigma, national social
science honor society, and Phi
Thea Kappa, national honorary
She will enter Queen’s College)
in the fall and work toward a de
gree in secondary education. After
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about a favorable vote in the local
bond elections. In 1959, he worked
to carry the state-wide bond elec
tions from which the Community
College System benefited by one
and a half million dollars.
“Mr. Prince has given generous
ly of his time since joining the
Board in 1958. He was present at
the numerous meetings of the
Board of Trustees and also at the
Committee meetings which hava
provided the background for the
development of our Community
College system, and brought plans
for the two new campuses so near
to fruition.
“His life of dedicated service
based upon thoughtful study, pro
vided an e.xample of the highest
type of leadership.
“Charlotte College will feel the
loss of the force of his personality,
and in the years to come will re
member and benefit from the ef-
fectivness of the leadership he ac
complished so graciously.”
Mr. Prince is survived by his
widow, the former Elizabeth Blair
of this city.
The Charlotte College com-,
mencement exercises, the Bacca
laureate service, the graduates’
banquet, and the alumni-graduate
buffet supper are among the many
scheduled events which occur an
nually during this, the graduation
Beginning at 7 p.m. June 4 with
a graduates’ banquet in the Ter
race Room of the Barringer Hotel,
the largest graduating class in the
history of the college will move
into its final round of activities
before leaving the atmosphere of
its accomplishments at Charlotte
The graduates’ banquet, a cdl-
lege function in honor of the grad
uating class, will be presided over
by our college director, Miss Bon
nie Cone. In accordance with
tradition, entertainment for the
banquet will be furnished by the
freshman class.
The Baccalaureate service will
be held in the Hawthorne Lane
Methodist Church at 7:3* p. m.
June S. Dr. Georage D. Heaton
past minister of the Myers Park
Baptist Church and now occupied
as a national industral consultant
in labor-management relationships,
will speak.
Dr .Heaton was a member of the
Charlotte College Advisory Board
from 1950 to 1958.
Music for the evening will be
furnished by the Charlotte College
Choir, under the direction of Har
vey L. Woodruff, -with Mis* Nell
Scoggins at the organ.
The alumni-graduate buffet
supper is scheduled for Monday
afternoon, June 6th, at five-thirty.
J. Murray Atkins, chairman of the
board of trustees, will present a
progress report on the new col
lege site.
Just before the buffet supper,
at 4 p. m. June 6, a conducted tour
of the new collerge campus will be
At 8:15 p. m. June 6 the final
service of commencement will be
gin. The faculty, 72 graduates,
their families, and friends of the
college will hear an address by
Dr. Edwin R. Walker, President
of Queens College.
The invocation for the evening
will be given by the Rev. W. B. H.
Corkey, past missionary to Qiina.
Ihe Rev. Mr. Corkey is a past as
sociate of Charlotte College and
will return next year as professor
of philosophy.
The presentation of diplomas
will be by Miss Bonnie Cone.
You can’t tell a book by its
cover . . . and even after you’ve
read a few pages you can still be
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