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William J. Peele New VP For Administration On September 1, William J. Peele, coordinator of Field Services and Placement, became Vice President fo r Administration, replacing LTC. John E. Carr, III who retired. Mr. Peele joined the Longwood staff in 1970. As the director of field services, he worked closely with Longwood's graduates to determine the quality of instruction students were receiving in preparation for their future professions. In his new position, Mr. Peele is responsible for supervising the activities of the director of admissions and financial aid, the director of placement and personnel and the acting director of the physical plant.

Various Topics Discussed At Annual Retreat

When asked how he got the job Mr. Peele explained that it was not an automatic process, but that it was a decision which involved the President's careful consideration and the Board's approval. In discussing the position of Vice President for Administration. Mr, Peele said that he felt more responsibility in his new job. However, he did not feel far removed from the students. He said, "Half of my responsibilities and two thirds of my time are with students. Working with people is what interests me. I just happen to be people oriented." Mr. Peele also did not believe

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Geist Recognizes Susan Smithey At Recent Tapping

William J. Peele replaces LTC. Carr

By ELLEN CASSADA Senior class president Susan Smithey was the single honoree at Geist Tapping Tuesday night, September 3. Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Smithey, Jr. and living in Roanoke, the math major is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, the Lynchnos Society, and has been her class president for the past three years. She was a colleague in 1972, and a May Court attendant in 1973. Geist recognizes those students with outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship, and service. It encourages creativity, a quality which it feels everyone needs to develop. Mrs. Mary Cristo, assistant professor of sociology, was guest speaker, and in opening stated that her objective was to give students her perspective about the three By BKTII RAFFERTY important qualities. Miss Terrie Ann Swan, a 1969 She stated that accepting the speech gave her the "opportunity Longwood Alumni, was apof thanking all students for pointed Assistant Dean of making Longwood College a Students on August 15, 1974 Miss Swan described her atstimulating place to teach." titude toward Longwood by Scholarship was defined as saying that she is "most im"the desire to learn beyond the pressed, and particularly with classroom."' I believe that teachers influence a student's performance I also believe that students influence teachers by the expectations they have for them. In speaking about leadership, Mrs Cristo emphasized the fact that many job positions are sought because of the status, but students should make sure that they have a knowledge of the work She stressed that "individualism is important, but not to the point that all group goals .ne abhorrent." The last quality but by no means the least important was service "Those who serve without holding leadership positions are also important, said Mrs. Cristo." Miss Terrie Swan

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Dr. Jan L. Harris Becomes Assoc. Dean Of Students By BKTII RAFFERTY Dr. Jan L. Harris was recently appointed Associate Dean of Students. She joined the "administration of Longwood College on July 1, 1973, as the Assistant Dean of Students. Dr. Harris expressed a desire to help any student because she feels that in her position "counseling is the main thing." "If a student doesn't have a goaf it's

hard to move along," stated Dr. Harris. Dr. Harris' position entails the supervision of housing for commencement and conferences. She is also co-sponsor of the Colleagues and summed up her feeling towards this duty as saying that. "I love it." "I think they have a most capable leader in Mary Bruce (Hazelgrove)." (Continued on Page 8)

L.C. Alumni Becomes Assis. Dean Of Students the way Longwood maintains the individuality ÂŤf the students." She feels that Longwood College has "grown tremendously," and still has been able to keep the informal, individualistic atmosphere. We're still sitting at tables with linen tableclothes," added Miss Swan.

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Miss swan commented on some changes which have occured since she has graduated from here. One of these is (ieist, but Miss Swan added. "Geist is a new thing, but it's just a new name for something that we had earlier." When questioned whether she feels that the spirit and traditions of Longwood have decreased since she was here. Miss Swan said, "not from what I heard in Lankford the other night during the class sings." "I'm still impressed with the fact that the students can drop the green and white, red and white stuff immediately and become blue and white." Miss Swan stated that she "was pretty much overwhelmed as a Freshman," when she first got here, "so I can well identify with the freshman who come in here." On the subject of Longwood going co-ed, Miss Swan stated that, I kind of like it being an all girls school because I think there are opportunities for leadership â&#x20AC;˘ w.,/Continued on Page 6)

By JANE BI.OOOWOKTII That Longwood should remain a single-sex institution if legally permitted to do so was the general recommendation of students attending the FacultyStudent-Staff Retreat on August 23. 1974. An exception to this recommendation is males admitted on a day-student basis. Those who attended the Retreat were divided into small discussion groups and given certain topics to use as suggestions lor the discussions. This year's topics included curriculum revisions, college publications, faculty evaluations, the possible formation of a "Bad Check Committee" and the amount of pre-teaching experience students at Longwood receive as well as the question of co-education. Courses in non teaching areas, a survey course in special education, and more emphasis on independent study were among the curriculum revisions suggested. In general, the students attending were pleased with the quality of the Kotunda and the Virginian, although some were concerned about the cost of the Virginian. However, many felt that the Gyre could be included in special editions of the Rotunda. rather than being printed as a separate publication. Those attending the Retreat recommended that Faculty Kvaluation forms be made available to the students prior to the last week of school and that they be permitted to fill them in outside of class. There has been much recent concern on the part of merchants in Farmville concerning the number of checks bounced by Longwood students. The Student Government has considered forming a committee which would act as a medium between the students and the merchants. Those attending the retreat recommended that student Governmenl and the Administration study the severity of the problem closely with Farmville merchants before any decisions concerning a committee were made. The amount of pre-teaching experience, especially in secondary education, is not adequate and should be expanded, according to the general consensus of opinion of students attending the Ketreat The Faculty-Student Staff Retreat is an annual event, held near the beginning of every school year. The purpose is to give students, faculty and administrative members, as well as certain residents of the town of Farmville an opportunity to discuss current issues at Longwood. No concrete decisions are made. (Continued on Page 5)


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A Statement Of Policy As is traditional, I would like to begin this year with a statement of policy for the benefit of freshmen and exchange students. The ROTUNDA serves a valuable purpose as the central medium of exchange between students, administration and faculty on this campus, and to provide an outlet for student opinion. It is my intention to report campus activities as completely and objectively as possible, and to fulfill this serious purpose my staff and I shall need the full cooperation of the student body, as well as the faculty and administration. Any newsworthy event should be brought to the attention of the editor not less than a week before the event takes place. This enables me to contact the reporters and photographers at the regular meetings, rather than run the risk of reaching them on a last minute basis. Letters to the Editor are a very important aspect of the campus newspaper, and students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to voice opinions on any facet of the college. Last year, the letters written served to bring several important problems to the attention of the administration, and therefore prompted action in remedying them. All letters to the editor must be signed. However, upon request, the name may be deleted from the publication, and knowledge of the individual's name will go no farther than me. Letters may be placed in the ROTUNDA mailbox in South Ruffner, in the ROTUNDA mailbox in the new smoker, left at the campus post office, or slipped under the door in the ROTUNDA office (located in downstairs Lankford). The Catalyst, which is a regular feature of the ROTUNDA, seeks to find answers to questions concerning all aspects of campus life asked by the students. Questions may be called in from Monday to Thursday at 392-4592, or given toanystaff member. Again, students are encouraged to take advantage of this. Lastly, The ROTUNDA is in need of competent and dedicated people to serve as regular staff members. Those with ability in writing, art and photography are especially needed, but positions in proofreading, advertising and circulation are also open. Staff meetings are held at 5 p.m. each Monday, and 7 p.m. on Thursday. Layout sessions are held each Sunday, beginning at 8 p.m. All meetings are located in the ROTUNDA office. JANE

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A Degraded Tradition Since when has the Junior Ring Dance become such a nonchalant event? For many years past, the Junior Ring Dance has been a very formal affair. It has meant a great deal to many students in the past. A lot of work and preparation went into the Planning of this dance and now it seems as if it has been degraded by either the very lack of concern on the part of those involved or the pure apathy of the students here at Longwood College. Outside of the Christmas Dance, there are not too many other dances that could be regarded as formal. Not only is this dance being made to look like nothing more than a high school dance or a mixer at its worst, but it is going against tradition. Longwood College does not have a great abundance of special events going on, but when it does have something formal, it seems that the event loses its importance with the discarding of the formal attire. It then becomes informal in so much as the clothes are concerned, but the celebration of the event itself loses its importance. Juniors, I would think would feel slighted by this action as it is a very important part of their college career. For many students; the receiving of theit college graduation ring means a great deal to them and they regard it as an important part of their life. After all, what is so important about receiving a graduation ring when the celebration of it is diminished to a mere "come as your are" function? No matter how or why this informal dance coming up became informal, I would like to know how others feel about it for the sake of future Junior Ring Dances. Perhaps we should make the Christmas Dance informal too, or better yet, turn the Christmas Dance into a mixer . . . Wouldn't that serve the same purpose? JANET LINDNER

activities. Banners with the emblem of CHI are seen on Dear Rotunda Editor. special occasions that merit Recently a number of freshmen support. It is requested that waitresses quit their jobs, almost students allow the banner to simultaneously, for basically the remain throughout the activity in same reasons. Many of the order that it may be seen by all. Chi Welcomes students haven't been stacking CHI continuously seeks to be of their dishes and tidying up their Freshmen service to Longwood College and tables before they leave at the depends upon each and every end of a meal. Also, some of the Dear Freshman Class, student In order to have your students have been impatient CHI of 1975 would like to support and further the goals of with and or rude to their welcome you to Longwood with the organization, your criticism waitresses when requesting hopes that your first year will be and suggestions are encouraged second helpings of food. These an enjoyable learning experience and are most welcome. They may girls are working to put them- in all facets of college life. be submitted in writing, signed or selves through school and receive CHI strives to be an unsigned, to Dr. Willett's office only $1.65 for the lunch meal and organization that represents the in care of CHI. $2.05 for the evening meal. They student body. Its purpose is to CHI wishes you the best in all have 1:00 classes and meetings foster respect for Longwood and endeavors for a most successful too, and it makes things so much a spirit of cooperation among career while here at Longwood. easier for them if the students students in the academic Sincerely, help them out a little when asking program and extracurricular CHI for seconds, please be patient if it activities. takes a while and please be unEvidence of the presence of Welcome # 2 derstanding if your waitress tells CHI can be seen by the signs on you there is no more of a par- the sidewalks, walks at night, Dear Students and Faculty, Chi of 1975 welcomes you back ticular food. Lastly, if you have recognition letters to the students to Longwood for another year. any complaints about the Dining and faculty for academic exHall in any way, shape, or form. cellence and support of college Many changes have taken place on our campus and these changes have extended to Chi as well. The changes are not meant to overlook the past but enable Chi to encourage a spirit of V\ P .a cooperation in all phases of college life. This cooperation needs the help and respect of all students. It is Chi's aim to foster respect for Longwood and loyalty to its academic program and extracurricular activities In fultulling this aim, Chi hopes to be an organization that CIRCULATION EDITOR represents the entire student Rhonda Stockton Jane Bloodworth body and commits itself to recognizing the efforts of TYPIST BUSINESS MANAGER students, faculty, and orRose Hooper Cathy Morris ganizations. In keeping with tradition, by PHOTOGRAPHER ADVERTISING many and various means, Chi Debbie Rock commends those who endeavor to Beryl Dixon make college activities sucAnita Rivard cessful It is not intended to draw CARTOONIST attention to the individual or Susan McCoy individuals but to the result of efforts made. Nor does the organization consist of inREPORTERS dividuals but of the spirit in Beth Rafferty, Bettie Ross, Karen Foster, Sfeen which each and every one of you Cassada, Anita Rivard, Janet Lindner, Janet Cole- is a part Your desires and ideals man, Penny Robinson, Marilyn Kibler, Maureen are those qualities which bind the Henley, Carol Ktaft spirit and the purposes of Chi. In order to nave your support Opinions expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and and to further the goals of the its columnists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization, your suggestions4 student body or the administration. (Continued on Page 8)

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McCray Replaces Molnar. As Music Dept. Head Dr. James McCray has begun his duties as chairman of the Longwood Music Department, following the retirement of Dr. John Molnar. Before coming to Longwood, Dr. McCray served as chairman of the music department of St. Mary's, the female counterpart of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He also had previous teaching experience at the University of South Florida, and on the high school level. When asked if he anticipated his work at Longwood being different than at St. Mary's, Dr. McCray replied that to an extent, he did. "St. Mary's was a private school, and the admission was very selective,'' he said. The general background level of most students was higher." "However, I do not think that is going to be prohibitive here', Dr. McCray added. He said that students at Longwood seemed very enthusiastic towards the school and the department. Dr. McCray received his B.M.E. at Illinois Wesleyan, and Ins Master of Music and Composition at Southern Illinois University. He received his PHD

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By KAREN FOSTER The Longwood Players and Hampden-Sydney Jongaliers will open this years dramatic season with the production of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalian." Performance dates are Saturday, October 5 through Tuesday, October 8. Under the direction of Dr. Patton Lockwood. the cast began rehearsal early last week. Actors include: Higguns — Bo Goodwyn; Pickering — Jim Dumminger, Freddie — Frank Spruce; Young Constable — Clai Lashley; Hungarian — Bob Shields; and Tou — Bill Atkinson. Donna Brooks as Eliza, holds the female lead with others as follows: Mrs. Higguns — Laura James; Lynsford Hill — Lark Leonard; Clara — Ollie McSweeney; Mrs. Pearce — Donna Bolin; Maid — Pattie Coder; and Hostess — Dayna Smith. Bystanders are India Watkins, Eileen English, Vicki Cash, Don Reid and Tim Kelly. Crew chiefs include: Sharon Eppes — stage manager; Martha O'Brien — set; Kathe Catozelle - sound; Kathy Slonaker — props; Anne Saunders — lights; Dr. Martha Mattus and Charlene Wilton — — costumes; Louise Scholamiero — makeup; Karen Foster — publicity; and Trish Howland — house; Lou Ann Wunnenberg — assistant director; and Audrey Simms — assistant stage manager.

Baldridge To Attend S. C. Crafts Show August 13, 1974 - Mark Baldridge, Assistant Professor of Art at Longwood College, has been invited to participate in a crafts show at the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, South Carolina, starting Sepember 20, 1974. The two week exhibition is in conjunction with the Annual Southeastern Regional Crafts Conference and Workshop of the American Crafts Council. The Southeastern Craits Invitational Exhibition will feature two works each by approximately 147 artist-craftemen from eleven southeastern states. Baldridge is exhibiting a set of sterling champagne goblets and a pin pendent made of gold, sterling, corten and shell.

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Wednesday, September 11, 1974

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Varied Reactions To Orientation

Karen Grub, Orientation chairman, and Dr. Willett welcome the freshmen. REPORTER'S NOTE: The m l<n m .< I ion which follows is a

"FORUM." It is nol intended to present to the reader any conclusions, hut to report the opinions and attitudes from a sample of the freshman class. Leaders and Ippci classmen Orient at ion '74 was a success and was described as going "very smooth" by the administration, the leaders, and by many of the freshmen. Of course, the value and worth of some aspect of the program are seen differently by many of the people involved. There were some changes in

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(his year's program compared to the years before. Karen Grub, the Orientation Chairman, stated that, "renaming some of the things in the program was new. This was done because 1 wanted to add a little variety to the activities." Another new item was the introduction of Orientation, which was a slide show of L.C. The idea came from an Orientation Convention which Karen attended last November. Karen said that, " it's a means of Orientation used by many large universities." She added that, "I hope the idea can be expanded

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upon for next year." "The other new thing was the concert," stated Karen, and the reason for it, "was to provide for good relationships between the colleges." The,concert was sponsored by both L.C. and H.S. Orientation was also a day shorter this year. Karen stated that the reason for this was that, "we felt like we could get it in in four days." Mary Bruce Hazelgrove The Head Colleague, felt that, "the fact that it was shorter made it better." Mary Bruce added that, "I think Orientation this year went a lot smoother than it did in the past years." She stated that. "I've been satisfied with everything and it turned out better overall than I expected." Maureen Ryan, the Head of Student Assistants, felt that, "it went very well this year." One factor which Maureen felt added to the success of the program was that, "the freshmen got the academics over in the summer, so they weren't even supposed to worry about it now." Ellen Saunders, an Orientation Leader, was questioned whether she felt that too much emphasis was placed on the traditions here, and she remarked that, "sometimes this Kah-Rah stuff is carried too far. but you need it to bring the class together." On the topic of colleagues. Ellen felt that, "the colleagues are a very helpful group because the freshmen can relate to them better because they were just freshmen last year." Traditions One aspect of the Orientation program was the Interest Bazaar, which was intended to expose the freshmen to the differed activities on campus. The freshmen were also shown the traditional spirit of L.C, which w as present in the sings and some of the Howdy Parties. The reactions of the freshmen to these aspects varied as to their worth. "I felt that they tried to

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shove the school spirit down my throat." stated Myra Byrd. She added that, "somehow I don't feel enough stress was placed upon the academic aspects. More was put on the traditions of the college." Tara Bolt stated a different opinion when she said that, "I think every girl is interested in the social aspects of her school as well as academics, and it would be very hard for the social aspects to be stressed too much." Cynthis Price feels that traditions and the social aspects, "make you want to take more part in the college as a whole." "It's good for a school to follow a tradition to some extent," stated Stacy Amburgey. Colleagues When asked to what extent the colleagues helped the students during Orientation, Stacy Amburgey said that, "I think in the capping ceremony they gave us a sense of belonging, but other than that they didn't seem to do much of anything." Debra Mero disagreed with the purpose of the colleagues, she felt that, "the colleagues were welcoming and gave you somebody to talk to after your parents left." Pat Hunt said of the colleagues, "They were always willing to help." Cheryl Grotton stated that, "they helped and answered any questions you might have." Tara Bolt stated that, "they didn't really serve a real purpose other than being a friend and helping you if you needed help for some reason." Orientation Leaders The similar opinion among the freshmen was that the Orientation leaders were helpful to some extent in that they added to making the student feel at home, but many felt that they were capable of studying the handbook for the orientation test themselves. Stacy Amburgey feels that. "I think that what they did was excellent, but I also think we could have done the same on our own." Myra Byrd stated that the Orientation leaders were very helpful in answering any questions they might have but that. "I thought I could have studied the handbook just as well by myself, and so many of the Orientation meetings were unnecessary" Reaction Some students felt that the Orientation program tried to mold the student into a certain person, but Anne Hunt felt that, "it didn't at all." Debra Mero felt that Orientation did try to mold her, "but that was part of its yob " "In a way Orientation did try to mold a student because of the different types of activities they had planned," said Cheryl Grotton,and she added that, "the type of things they stressed I didn't like." The overall reaction of the freshman class to "Orientation 74" was positive. Tara Bolt stated that, "I think it was a help in learning where all the buildings are on campus and it was fun for the most part " "I think it was helpful and great," said Stacy Amburgey. Cheryl Grotton felt that, " it was good because it gave me time to find my way around." Debra Mero stated that,

"I think it was real good because it was a good way to learn the rules." Suggestions One major suggestion that the freshmen offered to improve future Orientation programs was to allow for more free time. Although Orientation this year was a day shorter than last year's, many freshmen felt that it still should be shorter. Stacy Amburgey felt that, " it was a little too drawn out." Myra B^yrd stated that, " what took four days for us to do could have been completed in two." Cynthia Price remarked that, "things should have started later in the day because the early morning activities caused a lot of people to skip." "Everything was scheduled too close," stated Debra Mero. Myra Byrd felt the same way and that, "there should be more free time for students and less meetings which are supposedly compulsory." Cheryl Grotton echoes the same feeling in that, "we should have had more free time for ourselves." Tara Bolt stressed the point that, "I don't think there is any major thing that should be changed." Although the average freshman is very willing to offer suggestions for improving Orientation, just like every other student, they seem to feel there is a necessity for parts, or all of the program.

Nero Performs Before Full House By BKTTIE BASS The famous pianist, composer, and conductor, Peter Nero, performed for a sell-out crowd in â&#x20AC;˘l.iin)an Auditorium Monday night. Peter Nero's concerts reach all ages. For the young fans he might conduct the Overture to "Jesus Christ, Superstar" and for the more mature part of his audience, follow it by a medley of contemporary Bacharach tunes or Gershwin s "Rhapsody In Blue," "Concerto in F or "Porgy and Ben Peter Nero is fully aware of his natural attachment to music and this is sincerely felt by his ardent audiences. It all began in Brooklyn, where at the age of seven, he was transferring notes from his toy xylophone to his parents's piano. At fourteen, already having received significant piano awards, a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music and appearances in many concerts with symphony orchestras, his future in music was assured. Upon completion of Brooklyn College and 15 years of private piano study with Constance Keene and Abram Chasms. Mr. Nero set out to make his mark in the concert world. The Peter Nero trio became the springboard for him to exercise his talents. People began to listen and appreciate his music and rapidly a following of fans developed across the country. Today Peter Nero divides his time between composing, conducting and playing the piano to the delight of the several thousands of listeners who attend his more than 100 concerts per year


Colleagues View Orientation With Mixed Emotions By ELLEN CASSADA The underprivileged who weren't here during Orientation missed a golden opportunity to see 80 sophomores — or rather 80 white dresses with sophomores underneath, running around under the group title Colleagues. The next time you have nothing to do, ask a Colleague how Orientation went. Answers will range from "Great!" to "I thought I would melt in that white dress!" to "Thank goodness it's over!" Preparing for the arrival of the freshman was fun. Enough people came back early so that there was never a lack of people or an abundance of crowded hallways. As Saturday came around, last minute touches were put on favors, and a regular trail of girls with bags of goodies could be seen. It was almost as if Santa Claus had turned into Longwood girls for a week. Freshmen gradually moved in — with cars, trucks, vans and other assorted moving vehicles piled hight with everything anybody might need sometime during the year. As for the Colleagues, the day was spent running — and later dragging tired feet — from the Cunninghams to Tabb to French in an unending effort to be one of the first to greet "her girls." Then, while the girls and their parents tried to unpack boxes and trunks and make the rooms liveable and try not to suffer heat exhaustion. Colleagues put on their coolest smiles and told all about the meetings and activities that had been planned. The smiling wasn't hard; it was trying to look cool while the sun poured through the windows and the white dress clung more steadfastly to the skin. The day ended, as all days usually do, and the Colleagues could turn their dresses wrongside out on a hanger in the bathroom so it would be wearable the next day. At the picnic that evening the bugs and flies kept perfect time with the band. Orientation had begun. Next came the Meetings, which not only prepared freshmen for the Orientation Test, but also tatted the Orientation Leaders and Colleague's knowledge of the rules that should have been learned Tuesday was a Colleague's Big Day, and underneath the chaos and general confusion, songs and thoughts of sisterhood could be heard. Capping was an unforgettable experience. After all. how often do you get the op DOrtunit) to give someone then very own beanie? The banquet started out with more going wrong than could possibly go wrong, but hopefully the fun and food overshadowed the bad. As Orientation finally ended and all were forced to act like students again, most agreed that the week was a lot of work but even more fun. Colleagues are the only ones who know the "less pleasant" aspects of their Orientation — and we'll never tell!

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Nostalgia. It is inevitable that time goes on without it. Times change, fads change, people change. and suddenly, sometimes without warning, the clock gets rolled back. Enter the fifties — the years of " the stroll," bobby socks and saddles, ponytails, red lipstick, leather jackets, and the sweet aroma of wildroot. It all played a big part in the lifestyles of nianv of the teenagers in the fifties, and a lot of it is starting to come back. Webster defines nostalgia as, " a longing for things, persons, or situations that are not present " It seems today in many parts of the IS this statement is being given a different definition, because the fifties are definitely coming back, loud and clear. It would be hard to pinpoint where it all started. The movie industry produced a big money maker in '•American Graffitti," a movie aimed to the heart of a number of people who were teenagers in the fifties, which took on quite a different effect. Today's teenagers started to pile into the theatre to see what it was like when Mom and Dad were kids, and began to find themselves recreating the era of the fifties. A seldom heard of group

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until now Sha Na Na, emerged to the surface with their hit album, "From the Streets of New York," Editor's Note— Penny Robinson, which contained a medley of a Freshman Home Economist songs from the fifties. Their Major, will be preparing a biggest hit, 'Rock and Roll Is recipe column on a regular basis Here To Stay," amazed many. for the rotunda this semester. Teenagers had heard rock and Are those shorts that looked roll all their lives, and couldn't great on you all summer getting a imagine what this strange new little tight? You probably haven't moving music had to do with been eating too much. But are rock. The beat was different, the you eating the right foods'.' Here words were different, but it all are a few hints to help you on seemed to strike a certain wave your way to becoming a length that made you want to Longwood Loser! hear it over and over again. The ABC Television network 1. Istead of having eggs, toast was not to be outdone, and and a sweet roll for breakfast. "Happy Days" hit the screen. It Replace your sweet roll for an is a comedy describing a boy and orange. Get your vitamins (' for his friends growing up in the the day. fifties, their lifestyles, and their 2. Potatoes are only fattening if music. Various networks came you put a pat of butter on them out with their "Oldies but and top that off with a generous Goodies" albums, and the fifties ladle ot gravy A one-hall cup ot were beginning to be relived. mashed potatoes has approx 115 Along with Sha Na Na came calories Try salt and pepper for many renditions of songs by added flavor. popular artists. Ringo Starr came out with "You're Sixteen. and the fifties' artists themselves (Continued from Page 1) made it back into the hit parade Students were scheduled to "The Rock and Roll Revival" attend the retreat on a random started making concert tours, basis, every tenth person from and had quite a few big name the class royster being invited people on their bill, such as Little Student leaders, such as the Richard. The Five Satins. heads of major organizations, Sherrills, and many more were also invited. In addition, The Metropolitan area in I) ('. about twenty incoming Ireshman had long before had its own radio were invited station which played primarily Every member of the ad fifties music WMOD The ministration was present, and "oldies but goodies" station faculty members were drawn started obtaining many new from the advisors of major listeners of varied age groups, organizations. However, the and it looks as though the fifties Retreat was open to any student music is here to stay, for a while or faculty member who at least. 'requested an invitation

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5. When you are hungrj for a late night snack, try this delicious recipe Dorm Peail 1 CUD (hooped celery 1 Cup chopped carrotts 1 Cup diced radishes ' ■ Cup chopped cucumber Mix all ingredients in a large howl, chill and cover the howl When ready to eat salt to Lisle

College Park (Continued from Page 7) will be utilized where thej occur, (21 flower heds and walkways will be outlined ,md prepared foi planting, (3) flower bulbs, oi namental hushes, and shade trees will be planted as money for their purchase becomes available, 14) park benches maj i>c added alter plantings or as Hilts become available Donations and Hilts ina> be made in the name ol the park to the Longwood Foundation These gilts are tax deductible. The students and faculty believe that this can become an attractive area that will enhance the beaut;. ol Longwood Campus and be <>i service to Longwood students, parents, and alumnae


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L.C. Alumni Becomes Assis. Dean Of Students (Continued from Page 1) and personal development that you wouldn't get in a mixed Situation." She added that, "socially I think it's just real fine that Hampden-Sydney is close enough to compensate for it." Miss Swan feels that the laws are going to cause a great deal of opposition and, "financially it seems to he more popular to go co ed." Miss Swan stated that she is "most impressed with the student leadership." She added that her "experience is generally \itii gel one leader," hut she stated that there are so many capable, and determined student leaders at Longwood and that is one reason that she feels Orientation went so smoothly. She added that. "I'm really proud to be associated with them." .Ms feelings for Longwood are verj good," stated Miss Swan, "and people have been extremely nice to me " She adder! that "I' just want people to know that I'm here and I'm available." Miss Swan received her B. S. from Longwood in 19f>4 and her Masters of Education from William and Mary in 1968. She earned her Advanced Certificate from William and Mary in 1978. Miss Swan taught second grade in the Colonial Heights School system from 1964-67. From 19681974, she was an elementary chool counselor m Richmond. As .i member of Alpha Delta Kappa. Miss Swan was Corresponding Secretary from 1972 1974, and elected VicePresident in 1!»74 She belongs to the Virginia Elementary School Counselors Association, and was the Program Convention Chairman in 1973. Miss Swan also belongs to the Virginia Personnel and Guidance Association, and the Kichmond Personnel and Guidance Association

William J. Peele New VP For Administration (Continued from Page 1) in the image that some people have of school administrators as individuals who bury themselves under paper work and confine themselves to management responsibilities only "I'm an educator first, a manager second." he stated. Mr Peele felt that planning was a major part of administration "An administrator exists m two time dimensions, the present and a couple of years ahead I'm not ;\ prophet, but I do Icel that many problems can be eliminated by planning " As agents of change, Mr. Peele felt that most administrators were conscious and aware of what needed changing. Specifically on the subject of changes at Longwood. Mr. Peele said that he would like to see Longwood College "maintain stable enrollment, consider new programs that have been proven effective." Mr. Peele also stressed the fact that there are three vice presidents at Longwood College working together under Dr. Willett Herbert R Blackwell is the Vice President for Academic Affairs, as well as the Dean of the College. Mary A. Heintz is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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Vietnam P.O.W. Speaks To Longwood Audience By JANE BLOODWORTH "Today, I'm going to show you how to make the best of times from the worst of times," said LCDR Paul Galanti, former POW, in his speech to the LC student body on Sept. 5, 1974. As indicated by this parody of Dickens, Galanti's speech was concerned with optimism and positive thinking Galanti described some of the bleak conditions he encountered when first captured in June, 1966, and particularity after the Hanoi March, a demonstration in which 70 POW's were paraded in front of the Hanoi citizens. "The windows were boarded and spiders, rats, and li/ards were everywhere," said Galanti. "It was pretty grim, it was the worst of times." Then, in October '69 the conditions were bettered slightly. Those who had been in solitary confinement got roommates, and some attempt was made at better sanitations Galanti says that he now attributes this change in conditions to the fact that "the American public became aware of what was going on. The Communist are concerned about American public opinion," he said. Shortly after, the camp was moved to Hanoi, when approximately 57 ^eople were placed in a room about the size of this stage," said Galanti, indicating the stage in Jarman Auditorium. "The University of Hanoi started its little course at this point," said Galanti. "All of the foreign languages and mathematics that the prisoners had learned in school started coming back to them."

The prisoners grouped together and with time on their hands, began exchanging knowledge of subjects such as history, mathematics, foreign languages and music with the help of very makeshift teachers aides. "I learned how to play the guitar, even through we didn't have a guitar," Galanti laughed. "We rather have you look after it, it was rough," said Galanti of his experience as a POW. "And we did it through positive thinking." Optimism is the basis of all fruit." Galanti says that, upon his return to the U. S., he looked upon every one of the various shortages and crises as "something we're going to learn from." "Nixon is one of my biggest heroes," Galanti said. "He is the one who brought us here, and he's the guy who got nailed for what's probably been going on for hundreds of years." This statement brought applause and a standing ovation from the audience. "The only thing that's really bothered me since we're been back is the complainers. It's ironic that the people in the world who have the most to complain about can t." said Galanti. The lieutenant-commander closed with reading a current advertisement for Coke, "Look up, America, and see what we've got. It's the real thing." The floor was then opened for questions. A guestion was asked concerning his opinion on amnesty for draft dodgers. "I think a lot like Gerald Ford. The draft was a law, and no matter how you look at it they broke the law," he said. "But they were only 18 when they did it." Someone in the

New Jersey in 1939, the son of a career Army officer. He was raised in several states, as well as Japan, Turkey and France. Galanti graduated from the Valley Forge Military Academy in 1957, and the U. S. Naval Academy in 1962. He became a Another question was asked Naval Aviator in November, 1963. concerning Galanti's opinion of He was assigned to the 7th fleet how much Communist influence off the Vietnam on the USS was present in America. "I don't think people are going Hancock. He was captured in to buy it," said Galanti. "It's June, 1966. ironic that everyone says that the He is currently taking graduate communist are taking over." classes at the University of RichLCDR Paul Galanti was born in mond. audience asked what was being done for the M.I.A's. Nothing said Galanti " and there's not much that can be done. There can be no military action over there. Frankly, I think most of them are dead anyway."

Open (Classroom For New Social Work Program By MAl'REKN HANLEY EDITORS NOTE: This is one in a series of articles to acquaint the student body with the Social Work Department. Can you imagine walking into your classroom and seeing carpeting on the floor, bean bags, a cushioned sofa, chairs and a kitchen? That is what students taking Social Work classes are discovering as they walk into Grainger 210. According to Mr. George Stonikinis, Acting Chairman of the Social Work Department, the purpose for this way of teaching is to "try and conduct the class in an informal and honest manner." In doing so there is a feeling of openness and communication is free and more honest, Mr. Stonikinis added. The program came about through the efforts of students and Mrs. Sarah Young, former Chairman of the department. Federal funds were necessary for the lounge and approval was given by the Council of Social

Work Education. Since this program has been approved, there will not be any state officials coming to Longwood to observe this method of teaching. A four hundred page booklet has been submitted to the Council asking for accreditation, which will put the Department on firmer ground. One of the main objectives of this type of program is to " break down the barrier between student and teacher" and eventually to utilize their skills to help the student when she goes into the professions. According to Mr. Stonikinis, also with this type of surroundings the culture scope is broken down and it helps people be themselves. Mr. Stonikinis feels that for the social work classes, this is a good way of teaching. However, he does not feel that it is right for all instructors and classes. "Some classes need the traditional style but for those going into Social Work a more open approach is needed," he stated.

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Oktoberfest Plans Underway, Kloun Tryouts On Sept. 13 By ANITA RIVARD Oktoberfest traditionally Longwood's big fall weekend, will occur October 11 and 12 this year. Arrangements being made by Geist, the sponsoring organization, are nearing completion, under the supervision of Janie Pritchard. Work on various aspects of this event has also been begun by both Reds and Greens. To kick-off Oktoberfest weekend the FreshmanSophomore, Red-Green Paint battle will be held on Wheeler Mall, Thursday evening, October 10. The weekend will include skits on Friday and Saturday nights, with a parade, midway attractions, concert, cake cutting ceremony, and alumni CHI walk highlighting Saturday's festivities. Klown tryouts are presently underway, having begun September 9 and scheduled to conclude September 13. Tryouts are being held each evening at 9:00 in French gym. Co-ordinator for this stage of Oktoberfest is Carrol Kersh. Klowns, and others from the student body chosen to work with Oktoberfest der Geist will be named at Geist tapping on September 17 at 7 p.m. in Jarman. Oktoberfest parade chairman for Geist this year is Patti Dunn. Any organization wishing to submit an entry may contact her. Working with the midway and concert are Carolyn Campbell and Karen Dinkins, respectively. Geist Oktoberfest publicity chairman is Debbye Teabo. Skit advisors are Pat Saunders,

Grace Anne Overton, Sharon Epps, and Ann Steger. These Geist members began steps to approve ideas for the two skits last Sunday night. At this point, both Reds and Greens agree that these Oktoberfest skits will be lighter and more comical than those in the past. Red and White Cochairmen Donna Brubaker and Donna Adams have disclosed that their classes' skit will be both serious and humorous, and will seek to present some message to the audience. Brubaker stated last week that arrangements were progressing "smoothly" and "ahead of schedule." Other Red and White Co-ordinators had not been revealed at press time, but Freshmen or Juniors wishing to participate in any aspect of Oktoberfest may contact Brubaker or Adams for additional information. The Green and Whites are striving for "script effectiveness" this season and describe their skit so far as " colorful and entertaining." Cochairmen are Amy Davis and Melody Fowler, and seniors and sophomores have been named as Co-chairmen of each activity. Working with the various aspects^ of Oktoberfest weekend for the Green and Whites are: Beryl Dixon and Mary Bruce Hazelgrove — float; Pat Watson and Wendy Porter — booth; Patsy Garrett, Karen Overman. Linda Maxey, and Michelle Nealon — costumes; and Mariette Zucchi and Kim Wheelis — music. Green and Whites may contact these people for information on a particular area.

Dr. Simpson - Pres Of W. M. Speaks At Convocation ByJANEBLOODWORTH i congratulate you on your adventures so far, and I congratulate the College for fair seas and a smooth voyage for both of you," said Dr. Grellet C. Simpson, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of English at Mary Washington College, at the Convocation Ceremonies on Tuesday, September 3, 1974. Dr. Simpson was the Speaker of the Ceremony, over which President Henry I. Willett presided. Dr. Simpson said that, when first asked to speak at Convocation, he decided that his topic would be "The Role of Higher Education in Decades Ahead." "However, I did not feel comfortable in this prophetic role, so I changed it," he said. "I've been making a journey through the past," said Dr. Simpson, who recently retired from his position as President of Mary Washington. He said it was hard for him to accept the theory that only present questions and answers were relevant. Dr. Simpson emphasized that college is made up of both students and teachers. He said that opportunity must he given to the young people whose lives are directed by a sense of purpose. •1 hope your college, and you, play your role in this," he said. Referring to Milton's 'Paradise Lost," Dr. Simpson said that free choice is of little good to anyone unless it is informed choice. "Education refutes the idea that one opinion

is as good as another. Evaluation and analysis make the difference in the choice," he said. "The college must stir the mind in order to choose, but only to make an informal choice," Dr. Simpson said. The Reverend Leslie H. Giles, pastor of Farmville Baptist Church, gave the Invocation and Benediction. Kay Jones, a junior, was the organist. Convocation is the official opening of the academic year.

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Seniors Recognized And Capped At Senior Capping - Sept. 2 B>-ANITA RIVARD The class of '75 was officially recognized as this year's senior class at senior capping on Monday. September 2. The traditional ceremony took place in Jarman at 7:30 p m. Seniors desiring to be capped entered Jarman at this time with a previously chosen little sister. Opening remarks were made by Susan Smithey, president of the Senior Class, who then introduced Mr. Mesejian, sponsor. Dr. Henry I. Willett, President of Longwood College, delivered the message for the evening, centering around national problems and their affect on college students seeking jobs. He discussed the nation's present economic situation and job opportunities. It was disclosed that Longwood last year led the state in the placement of teachers, a fact that Dr. Willett attributed to the fine work of "those who have gone before." President Willett also urged that eligible students vote to

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make more funds available for construction on college campuses, an issue that could have great impact on Longwood's physical education department. Immediately following the capping ceremony, a reception was held in honor of the seniors bj the class of '77. Refreshments were served in the Gold Room at Lank ford and the Class of '75 was entertained by the "Baby Green Pea-Pickers" of the sophomore class.

At the suggestion of students and faculty, the Longwood College Landscape Planning committee has proposed that a park be developed on the site of Ithree (3) former house lots across the street from Ruffner Hall. This area is adjacent to the Home Management House and has recently been graded and planted to grass. Mr. Homer Springer of the Art Department was enlisted by the committee to draw up plans for landscaping and planting the site utilizing existing trees His plan was approved by the students and faculty of the committee and subsequently accepted by the Board of Visitors in its May meeting. Funds are not available trom College sources. Financing must come from private sources such as students, faculty, friends ol the college and alumnae. One college organization has already promised support for the park and the committee is hoping for * he support of other groups Work >n the part will be done b) in

terested faculty and students with the assistance of the Longwood grounds department. Initial stages of the work will progress as follows: (l) retaining walls, steps, and existing drives (Continued on Page 5)

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New Seal Adopted On May 4 - For A Universal Image By CAROL KRAFT On May 4, 1974, the Board of Visitors adopted a new official sci I for Longwood College. use of the college's present

Dr. Harris (Continued from Page 1) Along with Other duties includes the responsibility of the hooking of the banquet room, and the supervision of the Information Office She is also an advisor to day students and transfer students. Dr. Harris also works with Judicial Board and with compiling the student

roster The Head residents also fall under her responsibilities, and in Harris said that "my goal this year is to work with them and enhance then effectiveness." Dr. Mains summed up her feelings about her relationship with the head residents when she stated lh.it. "I think ol it as a team." Dr. Harris compared her new position with that of being an assistant dean l>> stating that. "philosophically nothing is different I just have a new task to do " She added thai "YOU still work with the whole student, and novi I'm just specializing in new areas "I hope that I will have as much student contact as last year." stated Dr Harris She explained thai when her doors are shut it is because she is counseling or in an interview with someone "I hope I'm approachable. staled l)i Harris and she wants the students to feel tree to come in and diSCUSa anything, but she stressed that, "I'm not going to pry." Dr. Harris stated that she is "very happy at LongWOOd," and I'm very eager to see LongWOOd students represent the college well as they go out into jobs." She added that. "II I can help a student find herself then maybe I can help her find her place when she gets out into the world " Dr. Harris feels that Orien tat ion went "very smoothly," because, "the student leaders have done a splendid job." She praised Karen Orubh lor her work on Orientation. Dr Harris summed her feelings up bj stating that she is "interested in helping students to know themselves, and then to get around to accepting what they know or changing it so that it will he acceptable to them." She added that she. "hopes they hecomc independent so that the strength will come from within " Dr Harris received her B S Irom Madison College in 1958. Ulld her M S Irom Old Dominion I niversit) in 1W8 Her advanced Certificate ill Counseling was earned m 1*171 Irom William and Man College, and her Ed, D. from William and Mary in 19711 She was a teacher in Hemco Count) Schools Irom 1986 i%-i. and a teacher and Croup Guidance Leader in the Nortolk Cit) schools Irom I9M 1908 From 1%K 1970, Dr Harris was Assistant Director ol Counseling at Old Dominion I in\ t-i sity and a Counselor of Virginia Beach Public schools Irom 19,o 1973 Dr Harris is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, American Personnel and Guidance Association, National Vocational Guidance Association, the Association for Measurement and Education m Guidance, the American College Personnel Association and the Virginian Personnel and Guidance Assoication

diversified academic character, a new seal was needed to convey a more universal image to the public, according to sources. On April 30, 1886, William Taliaferro. member of the first Hoard of Trustees, proposed a device lor a seal and was authorized to secure the seal immediately M was very much like the last seal, with the dove in the center bearing the motto, "Education to All We Teach To Teach." Shortly after Dr. Henry I. Willett, Jr., became President of I.ongwood College in 1968. the seal was slightly changed. The founding date of 1884 was replaced by the original date of 1839 when the Legislature of Virginia incorporated the institution known as The Farmville female Seminary. Its history makes Longwood College the fifth oldest educational institution for women in continuous operation in the United States. For many years, a college primarily for teacher training continued to expand its area of academic acativities to include the held of liberal arts education By 1974. Longwood's academic activities had become so diversified thai many fields other than teaching were available. Therefore, the motto on the seal no longer seemed appropriate, and the Longwood Board of Visitors favored the adoption of a new version of tht seal (hi May 4, 1974. the proposed seal was voted upon by the Board and adopted. It was decided that the Rotunda would be the best theme and the idea was turned over to Mr Charles Martin, a professional draftsman. The

(Continued from Page 2) are encouraged and are most welcome. Recognition letters can also better reach all of those who are deserving with your help. Suggestions including individuals or groups and their merits may he submitted in writing, signed or unsigned, to Dr Willett's office in care «»t Chi. Criticism befalls all organizations in one way or .mother; Chi being no exception. Chi asks that those who choose to criticize please use the channels above since spoken criticism seldom reaches the ears of those who can really change matters. Best wishes for a successful vear, CHI

Seal Discrepancies Dear Editor, This letter is m regard to the changing of the Longwood College emblem. I, along with many others of this college, are wondering if the changing of the emblem was done as a result of voting, and if so, by whom. I feel thai this should have been done In the entire student body by a vote <>l the majority I personally liked the emblem with the dove on it better, with the motto "Education for all," and "We leach to Teach." I am not the onl\ one who teels this way. and I have heard many comments from upper classmen who also teel the same I am curious as to wh) the college motto was deleted from the present emblem LongWOOd is a state sup ported college and even though it doesn't throw out all teachers m

words, Longwood College. Farmville, Virginia, would remain on the seal along with the original date of 1839. Dr Wells. Assistant Dean of the College, served on the Board for the seal. In regard to the seal she stated, "I think it is a good move. Longwood College today is a multi-purpose institution serving the needs of students in many areas. The new seal portrays a more correct image of our purpose to the public since it does not emphasize any one particular area. The dignity of its design should portray the quality of Longwood College in all areas." Upperclassmen of the college had mixed emotions concerning the new seal. Susan March, a senior, commented, "The symbol of the old seal neglected the Liberal Arts people. The new one is better." Another senior. Sandy Carter, said. "I love it because I dislike the old slogan, 'We Teach To Teach'." Juniors, Rachel Jolly and Susan Ridenour, agreed that the new seal was a good thing. "I like the old seal but I didn't like the slogan on it; not everyone who attends Longwood goes into education." thev commented.

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this factory, there is a certain air of pride in being able to educate as many people in this state as it possibly can. Education for all is a universal right of everyone, teacher or not. The location of the emblem in the main dining hall meant a great deal to many students, namely because it was a mutual meeting place for everyone to go. For many students this was the only place where he or she could feel relaxed after leaving their classrooms. We would appreciate any information that you could supply us with, because right now there are a lot of unhappy upperclassmen who feel that our rights have been infringed upon, not to mention changing the identity of our future alma mater". For many Longwood students, their graduation rings will take on a lesser meaning now that they have been given' a new emblem. I for one, am all for getting our old emblem back. How about the rest of you? Sincerely, Janet D. Lindner

Parking Hassles a Again" To The Editor: Why haven't the parking lots tor Curry and Frazer been paved or at' least PROPERLY repaired'' Every day (especially when it rains) these parking lots get in worse condition. Where does the mone\ spent on parking deeali go? Can't this money be spent on paving the parking lots'.' Cindy Ritzel Gail Miller

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Mrs. Nancy Shelton Named As New Alumnae Director By BKTII RAFFF.RTY Mrs. Nancy B. Shelton, a member of the Sociology Department, and a 1968 L. C. graduate, was named the new Alumnae Director. Mrs. Shelton's position entails the responsibility for all alumnae publications, one magazine which goes out once a year, and three newspapers. Another responsibility is the organization ol Founders Day. There are thirty alumnae chapters and Mrs. Shelton explained that, "I am the tie between the college and the local chapters." This entails compiling current addresses on the alumnae. Mrs. Shelton asked the students help by contributing to the association any addresses of an alumnae which they might have. The position also entails the supervision of the alumnae fund drives, and the snack bar. "Our chapters do give scholarships," added Mrs. Shelton. Some of these are financial and others help the students out by supplying them with books. I won't be teaching this semester, although I still have the option to teach," stated Mrs. Shelton. and she added that. "I'm going to miss the contact with the students." I hope they'll still feel free to come up here, because this office is open for the

students," stressed Mrs. Shelton. She stated that she hopes that they can do more things for the students, such as sponsoring coffee houses. There is a meeting on September 28. of the alumnae representatives from 1971-1974. These representatives are four alumnae students picked from each class. One topic that will be discussed at that meeting will be changing the name of the Alumnae Association to the Alumni Association to include the male students at L. C. The distinguished Alumnae Service Award will also be voted on then. Mrs. Shelton expressed the desire for the students of L. C. to know that her office is always open to them While a student at L. C, Mrs. Shelton was a member of Chi. Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Judicial Board, The House Council, the Granddaughters Club. And the Baptist Student Union. For two and a half years after graduation, Mrs. Shelton worked as a juvenile probation officer in Martinsville. In 1972 she received her M.S. degree from V.P.I, and State University. Mrs. Shelton was also Queen of the Tenth Annual Harvest Bowl in 1967. and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

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