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COLUMNS News Magazine for Louisburg College Alumni & Friends

Spring 2005

Russ Frazier Inducted Into the ABCA Hall of Fame


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Mr. Baseball

Russ Frazier answers questions about life, love, and baseball. Building Community

Louisburg College students share their spirit of giving with the community. Louisburg College Authors

Three generations of alumnae produce celebrated works.

Departments 2 Louisburg News 5 Hurricane Sports 16 Development News 20 Alumni News 25 Class Notes The Rev. Dr. Reginald Ponder President Dr. Rodney Foth Executive Vice President for Academic Life Sandra Rushing Vice President for Institutional Development Marvin Miller Vice President for Finance Stephanie Buchanan ’97 Vice President for Enrollment Management Jason Modlin Vice President for Student Life James Martin Director of Alumni and Annual Giving Candace Jones ’99 Director of Communications Columns Editor Louisburg College 501 N. Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2521 . www.louisburg.edu Cover photo: Gaines DuVall Sports Photography

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greet you on behalf of the trustees, faculty, staff and students of Louisburg College. You, the living alumni of Louisburg College, are the most important asset the College has. You are the beneficiaries of the precious gift the College has to share—knowledge imparted by caring faculty and supported by dedicated staff. The College is proud of you and wants you to be proud of what you received from Louisburg College. Some of you express your gratitude and pride through generous gifts to the College and active participation in the alumni events. Others of you have not shown your gratitude and pride in these important ways. I would like to encourage you to begin right now by making a gift to the College. For the past seven months many persons on the campus have been engaged in preparing for the Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. On March 11, 2005, the College submitted its Compliance Document to the Commission for review. The review of this document will be made by an off-site review committee in Atlanta. The College will submit its Quality Enhancement Plan to the Commission by August 15, 2005. An on-site review committee will visit the campus October 4-6, 2005, and will review the Quality Enhancement Plan plus any deficiencies found in the Compliance Document. I am grateful to all those who have worked so diligently to prepare these materials to support the outstanding work done at Louisburg College. Speaking of outstanding work, I am very excited about the scholarship of our students. The number of students earning a place on the Dean’s List and the Honor List for the fall 2004 semester is the largest number in many years. Last fall (2003) there were 120 students on the combined Dean’s List (41) and Honor’s List (79). In the fall of 2004, there were 164 students on the combined Dean’s List (52) and Honor’s List (112). This number represents a 36.7% increase in scholars in one year. Congratulations go to the students and to the faculty. I am sure that there will be other information in this magazine heralding the renewal of the football program at Louisburg College. We are pleased that the Board of Trustees approved this exciting addition to our overall excellent athletic program. Mr. Tim Newman, former coach at Barber-Scotia College and a former NFL player, has been hired to coach the 2005 version of the Louisburg College Hurricanes football team. We are anticipating at least 100 students enrolling at Louisburg College to participate. There is great excitement on campus resulting from the decision to add a football team. Other additions to our athletic program are cross county teams for men and women. Dr. Rob DeLong, chemistry professor, will be coaching these teams. The renovations are complete on Merritt Hall. This work represents the end of the first phase of the partnership with Athena Housing Partners and leaves the College with 420 newly-renovated residence hall beds. We are indebted to Athena Housing Partners for the work they have done to enhance our campus. Please permit me a final comment concerning the importance of bequests to the overall financial stability of the College. The College recently received a bequest from a donor who desired to remain anonymous. The bequest amount totaled almost $350,000.00. This bequest, coupled with the other gifts and the excellent fiscal management the College receives, will enable Louisburg College to have another good financial year. This will mean two consecutive years with a positive bottom line and increased net assets. I encourage each and every alumnus of Louisburg College to consider placing the College in your will and/or estate plans. Mrs. Sandra Rushing, Vice President for Development, or I will be happy to work with you and your attorney in devising a means whereby you can benefit Louisburg College in perpetuity through your will. Thank you for your love for and support of Louisburg College.

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Jack Russell Morris ’36 bequests largest gift in Louisburg College history Louisburg College received the largest single gift in its history from the estate of Jack Russell Morris, class of 1936. The gift totaled over $4 million. Morris, a native of Raeford, NC, lived in Southern Pines. For many years, he was part owner of The Barn Restaurant in Aberdeen. During his college years, Morris was the manager of both the basketball and football teams. After graduation from Louisburg, he became active in the Alumni Association Board of Directors and created the Jack Russell Morris Scholarship Endowment in 1993. In appreciation for Mr. Morris’ dedication and support of the college, the newly renovated Hillman Residence Hall was renamed Hillman-Morris Residence Hall at a ceremony held October 28, 2004. Jane Sandrock, a close friend of Mr. Morris, Athena Housing President Tim Wallace and

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Louisburg College Board of Trustees Chair Fred Roberson ’62 helped unveil the new lettering on the building. “The extraordinarily generous bequest from Louisburg College alumnus Jack Morris is a gift of transforming proportion,” says President Reginald Ponder. “It is the largest single gift ever received by Louisburg College. The Board of Trustees has decided to invest the corpus of this gift to provide annual scholarships for students at the college. By choosing to invest these funds in this manner, the Board of Trustees realizes that in the years to come, hundreds of young men and women will receive an education at Louisburg College as a direct result of Mr. Morris’ generosity. By utilizing these funds for scholarships, the Board believes that it is following the plan Jack Morris set when he established a named scholarship endowment during his lifetime,” Ponder adds.

Emphasizing the importance of planned giving to private college endowments, Ponder states, “Private higher education administrators and consultants agree that building a stronger endowment is the single most important financial goal for these institutions. Louisburg College is seeking to build its endowment to more than $20 million in the next five years. The gift from Jack Morris is a giant step toward achieving this goal.” Over the past decade, Louisburg College has been the recipient of several large bequests which have aided the college in areas such as endowment growth and scholarships. In 1997, Louisburg received $1.5 million from the estate of Willie and Hazel Mullen. These funds were invested in the endowed scholarship program allowing the college to annually award an unlimited number of merit scholarships to students who achieve a high level of academic success.


Academic partnerships signed: 2 + 2 Program introduced Louisburg College has signed academic partnership agreements with North Carolina Wesleyan College and Shaw University to offer bachelor’s degree completion programs on the Louisburg campus. These agreements allow students who possess an associate’s degree from Louisburg College or other institutions to continue their undergraduate studies at Louisburg. North Carolina Wesleyan will offer courses in justice studies and Shaw is offering courses in business administration. Courses leading to a bachelor’s degree will be taught by members of the partnering institutions and the degrees will be awarded by North Carolina Wesleyan and Shaw University. “Upon graduation, our students would often say, ‘I wish I could earn my bachelor’s degree at Louisburg and stay here for another two years,’” said Rod Foth, Louisburg College’s executive vice president and academic dean. “After hearing that comment time and time again, we started to explore ways we could actually fulfill the wishes of our students.” Approximately 90 percent of Louisburg College graduates later earn bachelor’s degrees. “The opportunity for this came because we had students who wished to stay on campus and earn a four-year degree,” Foth said. “We listened and have been proactive.” “In five years, we could have five different programs with other schools,” said Foth. “We are working toward other academic programs including education, computer information systems, and nursing.” The programs will work well for residential students, as well as commuters. Students can reside in the residence halls or commute from the local area. The degreecompletion programs will benefit students who want to continue their studies on a fulltime basis and may offer adults returning to college part-time an opportunity to take junior and senior level coursework in Franklin County. Both North Carolina Wesleyan and Shaw University have successful satellite campus experience.

Martin heads alumni office James Martin has joined Louisburg College as the Director of Alumni and Annual Giving. James moved to North Carolina from Indiana, where he recently completed a Masters in Public Administration at Indiana University. He came to Louisburg from the Triangle United Way, where he ran the 2005 United Way campaign in seven local municipalities, including the Cities of Raleigh and Durham, as well as Wake County government. James was raised in Falls Church, Virginia but relocated to Evansville, Indiana to attend the University of Evansville. After graduation he spent time in Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps before returning to Indiana to James Martin attend Indiana University. While there, he met and married his wife, Emily. After graduation, they moved to North Carolina, where Emily was posted after joining Teach for America. They currently reside in Youngsville, where they hope to start their family. “I’m very excited about joining the staff of Louisburg College,” James said, “and I look forward to meeting the alumni of Louisburg. I know that together we’ll be able to help future generations of students enjoy the same positive experience that our alumni enjoyed!”

Board of Trustees welcomes new members Three new members have been elected to the Louisburg College Board of Trustees. Rick Clayton, Bill Dove, and Beth Norris joined the board during the 2004-2005 academic year. The Rev. Rick Clayton, pastor of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh, is a native of Henderson, NC. Clayton served as pastor of Louisburg United Methodist Church from 1992 until 1997. Other past appointments within the conference include Saint Francis UMC in Cary and Saint Paul UMC and First UMC in Rocky Mount. Clayton received his bachelor of arts degree from Barton College, a master of

religious education from Southeastern Theological Seminary, and a master of divinity from Duke University. He and his wife, Joy, have two children, Ryan and Alyson. William Dove, retired principal of Dove, Knight & Whitehurst, P.A.Architects, is a Rocky Mount, NC resident. He earned a bachelor of architecture from North Carolina State University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the Architectural Drafting and Technology Advisory Committee for Pitt Community College. Dove is a past president of the North Carolina State University Alumni Association and past chairman of the Tri-County Industries Board of Directors in Rocky Mount. Mr. Dove is the architect on record for a number of buildings on the Louisburg College campus—Taft Classroom Building, the Louisburg College Auditorium, the Norris Theatre, and Benson Chapel. Former first lady of Louisburg College, Beth Norris, was elected to join its board of trustees in December. Norris graduated from Women’s College of the University of North Carolina, now UNC-G, with a degree in English. During her husband’s tenure as president of Louisburg College, she taught English at Louisburg High School. For the last twenty years, she has been an administrative level volunteer with several organizations including the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Beth Norris Norris and her late husband, Dr. J. Allen Norris, have two children and five grandchildren.

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Louisburg News Phi Theta Kappa chapter receives recognition

who are constantly available to help with maintenance projects. One group of community volunteers helps year round in Louisburg College’s Gamma Upsilon the Louisburg College Auditorium. Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an interna“I receive more from volunteering at tional honor society, achieved Pinnacle Gold Louisburg College than I can ever give,” status in the 2004 Pinnacle Scholarship says Louisburg resident Don Richards. As Award Program. In order to reach the the small group of local volunteers gather Pinnacle Gold level, Louisburg increased its for a pre-concert season orientation session, membership by ten percent for three several echo Richards’ sentiments. Susan consecutive years. For the third year, the Peoples, recently featured in the national scholarship award will be used to pay media for her quest to regain the ability to membership dues for inductees who are walk after debilitatunable to afford the ing surgeries and an fees. amazing weight loss, To be eligible enjoys the contact for Phi Theta Kappa, with a diverse group a first-year student of people after years must earn a 3.5 grade of confinement in a point average. wheelchair and Membership is also hospital bed. open to sophomores “Volunteering at the who have achieved a concerts is a good cumulative 3.3 grade opportunity to see point average. people and the Outstanding moral wonderful shows,” character and says Peoples. recognized qualities Auditorium and of citizenship are concert series emphasized for manager Robert membership. Poole depends on Louisburg College’s Franklin County Sunflower by Sue Guerrant this group for Gamma Upsilon assistance with Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was chartered greeting concert subscribers and collecting in 1923. tickets. “Louisburg College auditorium volunteers give their time, knowledge, Guerrant’s photo chosen for compassion, and energy to help ensure that all of our events run smoothly. It has been display said that you do not need the arts to Former alumni director Sue Guerrant’s survive, but you do need them to really live. photograph of a sunflower was chosen to Our volunteers help bring the arts to represent Franklin County in a statewide life in Franklin County,” says Poole. display of art at the Caswell Building in Raleigh through December 31. Guerrant Louisburg College currently works as Louisburg’s instructional faculty named to designer and is a full-time faculty member at Who’s Who Vance Granville Community College.

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Two Louisburg College faculty members were featured in the 8th annual edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004. Martha Farmer Bragg, professor of mathematics and division chair, and Will Hinton, professor of art and faculty senate chair, were both recognized. Educators are nominated by students from Who’s Who Among

America’s High Schools Students, Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students-Sports Edition, and students honored in the National Dean’s List.

Parrish retires after 40 years Judy Parrish, former head librarian for the Cecil W. Robbins Library, has announced her retirement after 40 years of service to Louisburg College. Parrish, Judy Parrish, who joined the Melissa Parrish faculty in 1965, Atkins, and Billy Parrish served as head librarian from 1979 until 2001, when she transitioned to part-time. Faculty emeritus status was bestowed on Parrish at the 2005 commencement exercises. Her husband, Billy Parrish ’62, served as business manager for thirty years.

Newly renovated Merritt Hall ready for fall 2005 Merritt Hall, the third residence hall to receive a total renovation by Athena Housing Partners, will open for students in the fall semester. The completed work includes the addition of a fourth floor to the residence hall which was built in 1963 and named for the late Ruth W. Merritt, professor of English from 1941 until 1971. Merritt Hall will house 150 students.


Hurricane Sports Hurricanes football begins fall 2005

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or years, football in Franklin County has meant Friday night games at the local high schools and friendly rivalries between the teams from Louisburg, Bunn, and Franklinton. This fall, that’s all going to change with the addition of football to the Louisburg College athletic line up. For the first time in over seventy years, Franklin County will be home to a college football team. Louisburg College’s first football team was formed shortly after the college became coeducational in 1931. Playing during the Depression, the first teams proudly wore handed-down uniforms from North Carolina State University. Jobe Savage ’35 was a member of one of the early teams. While at Louisburg, he met his future wife Agnes ’35, who helped him become a “reformed football bum.” The new Louisburg College football team will be led by head coach Tim Newman, a former member of the NFL, who has served as head coach for Barber-Scotia College and the American Football League’s Carolina Cowboys. As a student-athlete at Johnson C. Smith University, he was a fouryear starting running back and was selected as a Kodak All-American player during his junior and senior years. Beginning play in fall 2005, the Hurricanes football team will be the only two-year football program in North Carolina and surrounding states. According to Bunn High School football coach David Howell, coaches across the state are excited to have a two-year program in the area. Currently, many students who are interested in playing

on the junior college level are being recruited to states such as Kansas and Oklahoma. “A lot of high schools have players who need a two-year school,” says Howell. “A junior college football program helps student-athletes develop on the field and in the classroom.” These sentiments are echoed by Louisburg’s Coach Newman, “Our program can provide a second opportunity for players who may have been overlooked by four-year universities,” says Newman. “I visualize cultivating a partnership between Louisburg College and four-year football programs throughout the Southeast.” Newman strives to build his team’s reputation to the level of the other intercollegiate athletic teams at Louisburg College. “My goal is to reach a national tournament like our baseball, softball, basketball and soccer teams,” says Newman. “At first, we will compete as a club team. As the program matures and strengthens, we will transition to NJCAA Division I standing,” he adds. Louisburg is scheduled to play some very competitive teams including Methodist College’s junior varsity squad, Hargrave Academy and Georgia Military Academy. Recruiting is a vital part of Coach Newman’s current responsibilities. Fifteen players began classes and training in January 2005. He plans to add 70 additional players to his roster by the fall semester, including Bunn High School senior Dexter Epps. “I have traveled extensively across the state to inform the football community about our new program. It is important for high school coaches to know what Louisburg can offer players who would like to continue their football careers at the college level,” shares Newman. Quality athletic programs are an integral part of the Louisburg College tradition. For decades, our teams have brought pride and recognition to the school. Our programs produce studentathletes who are an asset to their baccalaureate institutions and their communities. Louisburg College is proud to begin a new tradition that promises to offer more of the same.

Men’s and women’s cross country added to fall athletic line-up Louisburg College men’s and women’s cross country coach, Dr. Rob DeLong, has begun recruiting nationally and internationally for runners to fill slots on the first cross country teams in Louisburg College athletic history. Dr. DeLong, assistant professor of chemistry and biology, is excited about the start of his coaching career. “As a runner since high school, I realize that running is a spiritually and academically uplifting experience,” shared DeLong. “The addition of cross country student-athletes to our campus will have a positive impact on the college.” DeLong has spent the spring visiting and contacting coaches of college and high school cross country teams, including Spartanburg Methodist. The teams will participate in at least five races each fall and will have NJCAA Division III standing. The first scheduled race will take place at Spartanburg Methodist College in early September.

Drake saluted at Region X tournament Veteran men’s basketball head coach J. Enid Drake was honored at the 2004-2005 Region X tournament in March. At the annual tournament banquet, Drake was presented with a plaque recognizing his 40 years of coaching in Region X. In addition to this recognition, it was announced that the Coach of the Year award will now be called the “J. Enid Drake Award.” When asked about the honor Drake said, “It’s always nice to be recognized that way. When you are recognized by your peers, it is always good.” Drake began his career at Louisburg College in 1965. He has been awarded the Region X Coach of the Year Award three times and was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2001.

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Hurricane Sports Men’s Soccer Louisburg College’s men’s soccer team had another very successful season,

team’s greatest achievement of the season. It has been a rebuilding year for the women’s soccer program and progress towards academic and athletic excellence is the team’s most important goal. The team is participating in a number of tournaments during the spring season to prepare for next year.

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finishing with a record of 17-2 and being ranked in the top ten throughout the season. Along the way, the Hurricanes became Region X Champions and Mid-Atlantic District Finalists, narrowly missing out on their fourth successive trip to the National Tournament. Highlights of the season were numerous. Jose Blanco was named Region X Player of the Year; Tom Woollard scored a team-high 53 points with 23 goals and 7 assists, and Corey Hatfield kept nine “clean sheets” during the season. Additionally, Branco Calizaya, Tom Woollard, Gary Muir, Bobby Moges, Neil Stacey, and Oscar Berrios were all named to the Region X Team, with Nate Burkey receiving an Honorable Mention.

Women’s Soccer The women’s soccer team finished their season with a winning record of 87-2 . The championship at the Meredith College Classic Tournament was the

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The Louisburg College Hurricanes claimed first place in the Division III category of the Region X Men’s Golf Tournament in April. Freshman Adam Holmes was the overall medalist at the tournament. Some of the team’s top scorers were Marcus Bailey, Rhett Bishop, Brad Harris, and Chris Little. The team is preparing for the Division III NJCAA National Tournament in Chautauqua, New York.

Women’s Golf In the first year as a collegiate athletic team, the Louisburg College women’s golf team showcased the abilities of freshman Megan Casillas (San Antonio, TX) and sophomore Marilea DeBaer (Knightdale, NC). In the spring 2005

season, the team had eight women competing and representing Louisburg College in several tournaments. During the Region X Women’s Golf Tournament in April, Marilea DeBaer was the top medalist with a two-day total of 236. Megan Casillas has qualified for the National All-Division NJCAA Women’s Tournament at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida, May 15-19.

Volleyball The women’s volleyball team finished it’s second season with a loss to the number two seeded team in the Regional Tournament but took the match to the wire surrendering only a handful of points, forcing a fourth game and playing their best volleyball of the season. The Hurricanes finished seventh out of nine region teams. The 5-16 record was a great improvement over their previous season. First year Head Coach Jenna Hinton was proud of their achievements and enjoyed watching their development and progress.

Baseball The Hurricane baseball program is having another outstanding year. The Canes are 39-9 and 18-4 in Region X. They are presently ranked sixth nationally and will be playing in the Region tournament in Asheboro, May 11-15. The Hurricanes are carrying a team batting average of .343 and have hit 80 home runs in 48 games. They are


Hurricane Sports led offensively by Maikol Gonzalez .455, Marcus Covington - .459 and Joe Pietropaoli - .432. Mike Finocchi presently has a 10-2 record on the mound. Five of Coach Godwin’s sophomores have made commitments to four year schools: Mike FinocchiUniversity of Pittsburgh, Jon Cantrell- University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Marcus CovingtonWinthrop University, Erik LovettNorth Carolina State University, and Joe Pietropaoli- University of North Carolina. Pietropaoli was awarded with the Male Student Athlete of the Year award in April. The fall season had many highlights including a marathon 100-inning baseball game and the annual Alumni Game. Many improvements have been made to Frazier Field including the addition of new bleachers and paved concourse.

Fastpitch Softball The team, composed of seventeen firstyear players, gained considerable experience from the fall season and translated it into a winning regular season this spring. The Lady Canes, as 2005 Region X champs, hosted the

district tournament May 5-6 where they advanced to the national tournament in Clermont, Florida. Cotten’s standouts include freshmen pitchers Ashley Raynor of Garner, N.C., and Michelle Smith from Rockingham, N.C. Virginia Beach native Ashley Stern has played a strong outfield with sophomores Keisha Veneable and Becca Scarboro emerging as team leaders. The Lady Canes have continued to stress academic success this season with four team members inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Three of the eight freshman marshals for commencement, including the chief marshal, Tricia Ann Mercer, are members of the fastpitch softball team. The others are Ashley Stern and Michelle Smith.

Women’s Basketball The Lady Hurricanes finished their season with a record of 20-4. They won their tenth consecutive Region X Championship and the fifteenth Region Championship during Coach Holloman’s eighteen year career. They lost in the District Finals to a very good team, Georgia Perimeter College. Several members of the team have signed to play at four year schools next year. The following players have signed as of press

time; Cherie Mills, East Carolina University; Nikkia Slade, George Mason University; Eboni Johnson, Carson Newman University; and Anjessa Evans, Barton College. The three remaining sophomores are making some campus visits and anticipate signing soon. Nikkia Slade won the Female Student Athlete of the Year award at the annual award’s ceremony held in April.

Men’s Basketball The Hurricanes finished a challenging season with a 9-21 record. For the first

time in several years, the 2004-2005 team depended heavily on freshmen. Clayton Hall, who has been accepted to attend UNC-Chapel Hill this fall, was the lone returning starter for the Hurricanes. The team’s four sophomores are preparing for their next step into senior colleges or universities. Coach Enid Drake has begun the 2005-2006 recruiting season by signing Michael Mitchell from Burlington’s Williams High School. Drake hopes that the 6-foot-6 forward will be a versatile player for the Hurricanes.

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Mike Holloman and his 1991-1992 NJCAA Championship Team

LOUISBURG COLLEGE ESTABLISHES ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME Louisburg’s tradition of athletic excellence will be celebrated as the College plans to induct the inaugural members into the newly created Louisburg College Athletic Hall of Fame during a banquet scheduled for fall 2005. “A hall of fame is an idea that Mike Holloman and I have been tossing around for two or three years,” says Hurricane Club executive director Billy Godwin. “The Hurricane Club feels that it is something Louisburg College should implement to celebrate the long-standing history of success that our athletic programs enjoy,” he adds. The purpose of the Louisburg College Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those special individuals who, through their superior athletic achievements or by their outstanding service, have made long-lasting, exemplary contributions to the Louisburg College athletic program. Persons to be recognized for the excellence of their

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achievements may include former athletes, coaches, administrators and other individuals who have brought recognition and honor to both themselves and the College. Nominees must meet the following criteria in order to be considered by the Hall of Fame Committee:

Administrator or Coach

Athletes

3. Exhibited continuous good citizenship.

1. Graduated from the college no less than 10 years prior to nomination, or deceased.

Other Individuals

2. Attended the institution for no less than one year and left in good academic standing no less than ten years prior to nomination, or deceased. 3. Competed in one or more sports with extraordinary achievement. 4. Exhibited continuous good citizenship.

1. Employed by the institution for no less than five years. 2. Made long-lasting, exemplary contributions to the athletics program.

1. Connected with the athletics program for no less than 10 years prior to the nomination. 2. Made long-lasting, exemplary contributions to the athletics program. 3. Exhibited continuous good citizenship. For the latest news, stats, and team profiles, visit Louisburg College athletics on the web at www.louisburg.edu.


Louisburg College Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form Name of Nominee (please include photo, if possible): Former Status (circle):

Player

Coach

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Current Status (circle):

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Years of playing, coaching, administration or involvement in Louisburg College athletics: Dates: Nominee’s Email: Nominee’s Address:

Nominee’s Home Phone: Please include a letter of recommendation which addresses these qualifications: • Excellence in playing, coaching, administration or involvement in Louisburg College athletic programs. • Contributions and improvements made to Louisburg College athletics. • Betterment of the profession or team through exemplary service. • Professional offices, publications, awards, recognitions, and/or performances. • Provide at least three letters of recommendation from any combination of the following: past or current students, administrators, coaches, and/or community, state or national leaders. Nominator’s Name: Nominator’s Address:

Nominator’s Home Phone: Nominator’s Email: Relation to Nominee: Attach your letters of recommendation to this form and send to: Louisburg College Jenna Hinton, Hurricane Club Secretary 501 North Main Street Louisburg, NC 27549 919/497-3264 C O L U M N S

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Mr. Baseball by Candace Jones ’99

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hen the new Louisburg College baseball coach arrived on campus in September 1959, it was not his first visit. A few years earlier, the young North Carolina State student had taken two math classes at Louisburg College with professor Elizabeth Johnson. Those very classes led the coach to one of the most important people in his life—his math tutor. “Elizabeth Johnson asked if I would tutor a State student who was taking a math class at Louisburg,” recalls Clara Wright Frazier ’55, Russ Frazier’s wife of 50 years. “Truthfully, I did not have time, but Miss Johnson would not take no for an answer.” Elizabeth Johnson was not the only person with a tenacious spirit. The young Russ Frazier, quickly smitten with Clara, used his now famous persistence to win a date. After a few failed attempts, their first date took place at a North Carolina State basketball game. The couple 12

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married September 5, 1954. Sitting behind home plate on new bleachers set on a freshly poured concourse, it is difficult to imagine the baseball field that greeted Russ Frazier in 1959. That field was a rocky, uneven playing field, with a 250-foot barbed-wire fence down the line. Russ’ first team was just as rough. “I had 12 walk-ons,” says Frazier. “There wasn’t a player in the bunch.” Frazier’s program did not remain inauspicious for long. Over his forty year career as head baseball coach for the Louisburg College Hurricanes, Frazier’s teams won 1,034 games and played in nine NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, placing fifth twice and third once. His Hurricanes won 20 conference championships, 12 regional championships, and nine district championships. Twelve of Frazier’s players played Major League Baseball, and more than 75 signed professional contracts.

Accolades for Frazier’s coaching prowess are numerous. He was named region coach of the year 13 times, district coach of the year nine times, and conference coach of the year 21 times. He was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 1987, and is the only person to receive three awards from Raleigh’s Hot Stove League. The league has honored Frazier with the Will Wynne Award, the Governor’s Award, and the Board of Directors Special Achievement Award. In January, Frazier received what may be his greatest recognition. He was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony held in Nashville, Tennessee. “To say I’m honored to be here tonight would be the understatement of the year,” Frazier said during his acceptance speech. “This is something I could have never imagined.” Frazier remembered his family during the speech. “Two great things have happened to me along the way,” Frazier said. “The first was when I met Clara Wright, and the second thing was when Rusty came into our lives. I’ve never been as proud of anyone as my son. He has been with me through thick and thin.” Six years after his 1999 retirement, the last place Russ Frazier has to be is on the baseball field. Not surprisingly, it is the first place you will find him. After forty-six years and thousands of players, Hurricanes baseball is still just as important to Frazier as it was in the beginning. On any given day, he can be found on Frazier Field. Some days, he watches practice or attends a game. Other days are spent tending to the field and overseeing the remarkable renovations that have taken place over the last two years. New dug outs, a concession stand, a concrete


concourse, and new score board enhance the outstanding playing field. The day I met with Russ and Clara Frazier for this interview, Russ had spent a frigid February morning trying to fix a broken well pump at Frazier Field. Over lunch, we talked baseball.

LC: To some, baseball is a game. What does baseball mean to you?

Frazier: It’s true that baseball is a game. To me, it is the best game in the world. It takes more talent to play. It is both a team and individual game, and you don’t have to be 6’8” or weigh 300 pounds to play. Baseball, to me, has been a way of life. Not only have I made a living at it, but it has been enjoyable for the most part. A lot of people can’t say that about their profession.

LC: When did you realize that coaching would become your life’s work?

Frazier: When my playing days were over and I was in graduate school, I started to think about it [coaching], but I knew I didn’t want to go the high school route. Fortunately, I didn’t have to.

LC: What is your favorite Louisburg College coaching memory?

Frazier: This is a tough question because there are so many. One of my favorites was in 1975 when we won the District Tournament at Louisburg and went to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. We beat Gulf Coast, Mississippi, and Columbia State, Tennessee. We were down from one to two runs in the ninth inning of each game. We tied them up and played 10, 16, and 12 innings and won them all. We finished third at Grand Junction, and Steve Coats hit four home runs back to back for a record that still stands.

LC: Of all the recognition and honors you have received, which means the most to you?

Frazier: Probably the NJCAA and ABCA Baseball Halls of Fame. [Induction] means you are recognized by your peers for what you have accomplished.

LC: If you had not become a baseball coach, what

would you have done?

Frazier: Who knows? I would have liked to have been associated with baseball in some capacity such as general manager. I think I would have been good at it. I also think I would have made a pretty good sports writer.

LC: Former player, Eric Mosley ’99, says that he still speaks with you and ‘Miss Clara’ by phone once each month. How do you manage to keep up with your former players?

Frazier: A lot of them call me from time to time, and I do the same. For me, one of the greatest satisfactions in coaching is to see the accomplishments of my former players.

LC: What are your hopes for the future of Louisburg College baseball?

Frazier: I want the team to remain nationally-known, as it is now. It is highly respected all over the country in the baseball world and I don’t think that is going to change.

LC: What were the most important factors in your success on the field?

Frazier: You have to know the game, and I can honestly say you never know it all. I constantly studied the game and tried to observe and learn all I could. I tried in my career to impart this knowledge to my players, and I guess it must have worked a little bit. Recruiting the players that can win for you is the hardest part, and if you are not willing to put in the work, time, and effort, you won’t succeed. Current Louisburg College head baseball coach Billy Godwin with Russ Frazier.

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LC: After 40 years, you entrusted the legacy of Louisburg College baseball to a new coach. How did you know Billy Godwin was the right person to continue this program?

Frazier: I had known Billy for a long time, through his career as a player, coach, and administrator. We had never interacted personally that much, but I knew what a fine man he was. I talked to a couple of people who knew him and whom I trusted without a doubt, and they said I couldn’t pick a better coach. I consider Billy one of the best coaches in the country. He talks to everybody, is a great recruiter, has made tremendous improvements to the field, and works all the time to make Frazier Field a showplace. Louisburg College is fortunate to have him. LC: When you are not on the field, what activities do you enjoy?

Frazier: I live on a farm, and there is always something to do. I like to fish and quail hunt, but quail in this part of the country is almost a thing of past with all of the development. LC: How do you stay involved with Louisburg College baseball?

Frazier: I go to all their games and a lot of the practices. When he asks, I talk to the players and parents that Billy recruits. I also help recruit some. I try to raise money for the program when I can. I love watching the kids and seeing their accomplishments. Sometimes during the games, I catch myself thinking what I would do in a certain situation. Ninety-nine percent of the time, Billy does what I am thinking. I am not sure that is a good thing, but we are still winning a lot of games. 14 14

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Russ and Clara Frazier dance at Louisburg College’s 175th anniversary ball in 1962.


Frazier Facts Seasons with Louisburg College: 40 Wins: 1,034 Losses: 390 Winning percentage: .726 NJCAA World Series appearances: 9 Conference championships: 20 Regional championships: 13 District championships: 9

The Louisburg College baseball field was named Frazier Field in 1987.

NJCAA Hall of Fame: 1987 ABCA Hall of Fame: 2005 Raleigh Hot Stove League Awards: Will Wynne Award: 1981 Governor’s Award: 1999 Board of Director’s Special Achievement Award: 2005 Region Coach of the Year: 13 District Coach of Year: 9 Conference Coach of the Year: 21 Other coaching highlights: 1974: Assistant coach for the USA team that won the World Amateur Games in St. Petersburg, Florida 1978: Head coach of the USA Junior Olympic Team that won the silver medal in Windsor, Canada

Rusty Frazier, pictured here with his father, played Hurricanes baseball one season.

1985: Assistant coach of the USA South Team that won the gold medal in Houston, Texas Personal notes: B.S. - N.C. State University, 1958 M.Ed. - UNC-Chapel Hill, 1959 U.S. Army Miltary Policeman, 1954-56 Professional baseball: Cincinnati Reds

Florida Marlin’s manager Jack McKeon, with Clara and Russ Frazier.

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Building Community Louisburg College Students Share Their Spirit of Giving

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ost weekends, Club Loui really begins to jump around 10 p.m. One recent Friday night, the Louisburg College dance club opened early to accommodate a few extra students. The student life staff knew the club would be busy because the usual two dollar cover was waived in exchange for a donation of food or clothing. Over one hundred students enjoyed the club scene while contributing canned goods and warm clothes to Care and Share, a local food and clothing bank. This is just one example of the giving spirit on the Louisburg College campus. Louisburg College students are a diverse group. Some are from communities where volunteer service and giving are a part of their daily lives. Others have never taken part in a service initiative or helped raise money for a worthy cause. Throughout the academic year, students had many opportunities to share 16

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their resources through the newly developed Volunteer Corps and Crossroads, a freshman seminar course. For several years, Crossroads students have spent a portion of the spring semester completing volunteer service projects in the Louisburg area. Many groups have volunteered at local schools. Art professor Will Hinton’s students have built a partnership with fourth graders at Louisburg Elementary School. During the semester, Louisburg College students talked with the nine-year olds and assisted them with reading and writing exercises. A member of Hinton’s class, Kourtney Barnes of Raleigh, described her time at Louisburg Elementary as “challenging and rewarding.” Other classes built benches and delivered lunches for a local charter school. Safe Space, Franklin County’s domestic violence shelter, frequently benefited from the charitable spirit of Louisburg College’s

student body. During the fall exam week, the student life office sponsored a “StressFree Exam Break.” Using a junked car donated by Wrenn’s Body Shop of Louisburg, students relieved pre-exam stress by donating one dollar per hit at the car. All proceeds from the event were donated to Safe Space. In February, two Crossroads students spearheaded a campus-wide clothing and food drive. Danielle Belknap, Morehead City, N.C., and Melody Jo Williams, Scranton, N.C., collected 179 articles of clothing and 51 food items and donated them to Safe Space. Beginning in January 2005, Louisburg College students partnered with Franklin County Volunteers In Medicine. According to FCVIM Director Beverly Kegley, the organization trained a group of students as patient advocates. The training enabled the students to assist the free clinic’s


patients from the time they entered the facility until their treatment was complete. Students assessed eligibility, recognized common symptoms of chronic illnesses, and became familiar with other community services which helped the patients and their families. Student volunteers also performed office duties and helped with small children who needed supervision while a parent received medical attention. “I am very excited about our partnership with Louisburg College,” said Kegley. In the case of the biannual blood drives sponsored by the Christian Life Council, students, faculty and staff literally gave of themselves to save lives. This year’s drives collected 63 pints of blood from 84 enrollees. The American Red Cross received a check for tsunami relief efforts from the residents of the Sarah Graham Kenan Residence Hall. The ladies formed groups which competed to collect the most change in a “Pennies War.” The funds were presented to the Twin Rivers Chapter in Rocky Mount, N.C. Louisburg College students and staff recently volunteered for an evening of fundraising at the UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park. UNC-TV’s Festival 2005 is an annual, month-long fundraising campaign in support of PBS’ educational programming. Seventeen students and three staff members participated, including Dean of Students Jason Modlin. “I was very pleased with the positive response of our students. It is exciting to know that they are willing to share their time to benefit others in the community,” said Modlin. One of the most industrious projects taken on by the Volunteer Corps is a partnership between Louisburg College and the Franklin County Habitat for Humanity chapter. The corps’ goal is to complete one home for a local family each semester. Construction on the college’s first home began in February. Over 40 Louisburg College students and staff volunteered their time and talents to complete the house located on Highway 39 in Louisburg. The home will be sold to a working single mother who has struggled to afford safe housing for her children. This family has been on the waiting list for over a year and

will contribute its own “sweat equity” to construction which should be completed by summer. Habitat board member Boyce Ray is ecstatic about the assistance Louisburg College offered his organization. “The Franklin County chapter has always wanted to construct more homes, but we needed more volunteers,” said Ray. “We found those volunteers at Louisburg College. I look

forward to a long partnership.” In many cases, Louisburg College students continue to volunteer in their own communities. Freshman Michael Privette from Monroe, N.C., has added fundraising

to his schedule as he and his family seek support for a summer mission trip to Trinidad. During the two week trip, Michael and his family will help run a vacation bible school, renovate a local church, and visit orphanages. Bunn, N.C. native Daniel Wester helped coach the Bunn High soccer team and refereed for the Bunn Youth Recreation League. During the year, Tina Jones of Chapel Hill continued volunteer work she began in high school. Tina was a weekly volunteer in the pediatric unit of UNC Hospital. Each Saturday morning, she helped the medical staff by stimulating and interacting with the hospitalized infants. The Louisburg College community offers many avenues for students to share their resources with others through fundraising and volunteerism. The college supports this service-learning mission by implementing programs such as the Volunteer Corps and Crossroads that promote a lifelong spirit of giving in the Louisburg area and at home.

Opposite page: Sophomore Mamie Murphy and mentor Martin McBurney build the walls of the first Louisburg College Habitat house. This page, top: L.C. students and mentor Christina Gilroy present a Red Cross representative with a check for tsunami relief. Bottom: L.C. students man the phones at the PBS telethon. C O L U M N S

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Development

DO YOU BELIEVE? Do you believe Louisburg College has a special mission in higher education? Do you believe that every college and university depends on alumni for financial support and stability? Do you believe that you are vital to the future of Louisburg College? If you answered yes to these questions, then YOU DO BELIEVE! Let us consider how you came to be a part of the Louisburg family. Does this sound familiar? • • • • • •

I was not ready for a large college campus. Louisburg gave me the chance to adjust to college life so I could be successful on a larger campus when I was ready. Louisburg was close to my home so I could commute. I received a scholarship to play on an athletic team. I wanted to go to Carolina (or N.C. State, Duke, Wake Forest, etc.), but I was not accepted after high school. Louisburg gave me the opportunity to improve my grades so that I could successfully transfer with an associates degree. I could not afford to go to college. Louisburg found ways to assist me and my family financially. With hard work and excellent professors, I was able to get a scholarship to a four year college to complete my degree. No other college accepted me. Louisburg saw potential in me that other colleges ignored. I now have a graduate degree—all because Louisburg was willing to give me a chance.

Did Louisburg College make a difference in your life? Did Louisburg College get you started on your journey in higher education? We are convinced that the overwhelming response to these questions is “YES.” Now, consider this: Louisburg College needs to generate 1.6 million dollars to cover the 2004-2005 budget requirements. Louisburg College has approximately 19,000 alumni. If every alumnus gave $87, we would exceed our budget needs with alumni gifts alone. What a great day that would be! Is this a realistic possibility? Probably not, but for the past two years, Louisburg College has stepped so far outside the realm of possibilities that we have become comfortable with extreme expectations. We need your gift to continue our amazing transformation! If each of you would send a gift, it is possible that we could meet our budget through alumni gifts alone. We believe in miracles. This college is a miracle in progress! The Louisburg College alumni can play a major role in the continuing saga of “the little college that could,” but we need each and every one of you! Together we can do it! Do you believe?

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Development News Insuring Louisburg College’s future What to do with “obsolete” insurance

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o you have a life insurance policy you purchased years ago to provide financial protection – and no longer need it? If so, it may be a great asset to give to Louisburg College. Consider the benefits when you irrevocably name Louisburg College as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy: Scenario 1 Harry, 75, and Louise, 72, each own life insurance policies on the other. They bought these policies years ago to make sure the children would be educated in case of an untimely death. It is now many years since Helen, their youngest, received her college degree. Unfortunately, Louise recently passed away. Harry is left with his life insurance policy, paid-up with no more premiums to pay, but also with no real need for the death benefit. Benefit Receive an income tax deduction By donating the policy to Louisburg College, Harry can claim a charitable deduction, as allowed by law, for an amount approximately equal to the cash surrender value, up to the total of net premiums paid, if less than the cash value. For deduction purposes, the gift is treated as through it were cash. This means he can deduct the gift up to 50 percent of his adjusted gross income. If he cannot use the full deduction the first year, he can carry forward the unused portion up to five additional years. Scenario 2 Jack’s father sold life insurance as a profession. He finds himself the owner of several small life insurance policies

on his own life. They remind him of his Dad, who graduated from Louisburg College years ago. Jack does not need the life insurance anymore for he has built quite an estate on his own. Benefit Reduce the size of your estate At death, the face value of Jack’s life insurance policies will be included in his estate. For larger estates, this can

no longer an issue. What can they do with their obsolete” insurance? Benefit Preserve current income Luke and Joyce may desire to give more to Louisburg College, but are concerned about their own cash flow and any unforeseen emergencies. They are reluctant to reduce investment assets. For Luke and Joyce a gift of “obsolete” insurance will enable them to help Louisburg College, without affecting their own retirement income. What About You? We at Louisburg College do not want any of our friends to jeopardize their security in making charitable gifts. At the same time, it is quite possible that you have either forgotten about an “obsolete” life insurance policy or consider it an unneeded asset. In either case, the beauty of giving such a policy is that it does not affect your income stream, while possibly providing income and estate tax benefits.

mean a significant increase in estate taxes. However, transferring the policy during life will remove this “hidden” asset and reduce the size of the estate and any applicable taxes. Scenario 3 Luke and Joyce were always careful in their business and finances. Joyce was always mindful of Luke’s business acumen. She worried that if Luke were in an accident her security would be in jeopardy. Luke always bought life insurance to protect Joyce. Years have past and both Luke and Joyce are now comfortably retired. Joyce’s security is

Easy To Do Making a gift of life insurance is easier than you might think. Your insurance professional can help you obtain a transfer form from the insurance company or you can contact the company directly.

For more information, contact Sandra Rushing, Vice President of Institutional Development at (919) 497-3325 or e-mail srushing@louisburg.edu

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2005-2006 Louisburg College Concert Season offers variety for art lovers Riders in the Sky - September 22, 2005 With 26-plus years and well over 4,800 performances and counting under their collective cowboy belts, Riders In The Sky are themselves the stuff of legends. The Grammy-winning Western music group, whose music is firmly grounded in the rich American music traditions of such legendary cowboys singers as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers, have enchanted audiences of all ages. Bill Leslie – Peaceful Journey: A Celebration of North Carolina - October 21, 2005 Weaving beautiful new music with natural sounds of waterfalls, tundra swans and rolling waves, WRAL’s Bill Leslie takes listeners on an awesome odyssey across the landscape of his native North Carolina. Lush layers of instrumentation from an outstanding group of musicians on piano, guitar, violin, cello, flute, Celtic whistles, hammered dulcimer, saxophone and percussion create a stunning collection of 14 songs composed by Leslie. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder November 11, 2005 2005 marked Ricky’s 34th year as a professional musician, and this ten-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. Known affectionately today as bluegrass music’s official ambassador, Ricky has brought the genre to greater levels of popularity in the past few years than the father of bluegrass music – legendary Bill Monroe – could ever have imagined. With eight consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him from his self-owned record company, bluegrass music is undoubtedly in good hands, with the masterful Ricky Skaggs at the helm. Raleigh Ringers – December 2, 2005 The Raleigh Ringers use the most extensive collection of handbells and bell-like instruments owned by a single performing group in the world. The Raleigh Ringers, Inc., is a community handbell choir consisting of auditioned musicians under the direction of David M. Harris.

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Harlem Gospel Choir - January 12, 2006 The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir gives you an extraordinary evening of footstomping and hand clapping blues, jazz and gospel spirituals. From the heart of Harlem in New York City, the Harlem Gospel Choir travels the world as the ambassadors for African American culture, and are loved for their joyous music. The Harlem Gospel Choir has performed for Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, with U2 in their movie Rattle and Hum, Lyle Lovett, The Chieftains and Diana Ross. This is a musical experience not to be missed. The Von Trapp Children – February 14, 2006 - Meet the von Trapp children: Sofia (16), Melanie (14), Amanda (13), and Justin (10). They are the great-grandchildren of Captain von Trapp, father of the famous singing family whose story captivated the world in the musical The Sound of Music. The children have inherited the family’s exceptional musical gift and love of singing. With the light joyfulness of youth, they perform a variety of vocal music: classical, sacred music, folk songs from various European and American traditions, and some beloved pieces from The Sound of Music.

roaring ‘20s, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tells the story of a fun-loving and hedonistic gold-digger Lorelei Lee and her sail aboard the Ile de France to Paris with her chum Dorothy Shaw. The score is packed with lively, chipper melodies neatly evoking the fancy-free age of the late twenties. Tuneful melodies like “A Little Girl From Little Rock,” “I Love What I’m Doing,” “Just A Kiss Apart,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “I’m A-Tingle, I’m A-Glow” and, of course, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” are just a few of the gems from the collaboration of Jule Styne (Gypsy, Funny Girl, Sugar) and lyricist Leo Robin (Lorelei).

Tar River Swing Band – March 17, 2006 The Tar River Swing Band consists of 18 musicians who love to play Big Band Music. Under the direction of John C. Sykes, Jr., the ensemble has performed extensively in a wide variety of venues. This band has wowed audiences with sold-out performances as their popularity has soared. Thrill to the Big Band Sounds as they play your favorites: standards, rock ‘n’ roll, cha-chachas, mambos, tangos, polkas and waltzes. This is the hottest band since Kay Kaiser and Bo Thorpe to come out of Rocky Mount!

The Russian National Ballet - Swan Lake– May 4, 2006 The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with the help and support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The necessity of having a young, promising and vibrant theatre with a unique potential in both kinds of dance, classical and modern, was the main reason for its foundation. Swan Lake is a moving ballet of romance and tragedy. Enchanted by sorcerer Von Rotbart, Odette, the Swan Queen, assumes her human form only between the hours of midnight and dawn. It will take the pledge of eternal love by a man who has forsaken all other women to break this spell. Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette but is tricked into proposing marriage to Von Rotbart’s daughter, Odile. Although his betrayal seals the Swan Queen’s fate, she forgives him. The lovers triumph over the evil magician by throwing themselves into the lake — their self-sacrificing love frees the Swan Maidens from the curse and destroys Von Rotbart’s power forever. Later versions of the ballet have had alternative endings: some are happy, with the lovers reunited on this earth; others leave a prince grieving for his lost Swan Queen.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – April 17, 2006 - This zany musical follows the madcap adventures of chorus girl Lorelei Lee, a role made famous on Broadway by Carol Channing in 1949 and on screen by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s. Set in the

To purchase tickets, call the Louisburg College Box Office, Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., at 1-866-773-6354 or


919-497-3300.

Clockwise from top: The Russian National Ballet’s Swan Lake; Ricky Skaggs; Bill Leslie; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; and The Von Trapp Children.

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Alumni News New memories created during Alumni Weekend 2005 by Candace Jones ’99

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Hurrying through the parlor of Louisburg College’s Main Building on my way to the next Alumni Weekend event, I was brought to a stand still by a very unusual sight. Extended over the arm of a comfortable sofa, was a small foot. As I quietly peeked around the corner, I realized that the foot and its mate were accompanied by another pair of unclad feet stretched over the opposite end of the sofa in peaceful repose. In true slumber party fashion, two members of the class of 1945 were piled together for a quick nap in one of their favorite campus spots. In the 1940s, this parlor was used as a location for social events. My reclining friends, Strowd Ward Riggsbbe and Dot Kennedy Honeycutt, spent two years in this place creating memories that would last a lifetime. Alumni Weekend, Louisburg College’s annual spring reunion of classmates and faculty, has the same effect on many who return to visit their alma mater. Many times, decades have passed since classmates have last seen each other, yet an easy camaraderie soon replaces the initial nerves which traditionally accompany reunions. This was readily apparent as two members of the class of 1955 read notes written fifty years earlier in their yearbooks. Clara Wright Frazier and Curtis Adams were friends during their years at Louisburg, yet Adams still cannot get past the fact that Frazier always had the best grades. “In my yearbook, he wrote that I was the teachers’ pet,” shared Frazier. “If I was their favorite, it was only because I worked hard,” she added. As the pair continued to exchange good-natured jabs, it was obvious that each graduating class has its own special memories to share. Alumni Weekend is a special time on the Louisburg College campus. With the academic year coming to a close for the next graduating class, former students gather for the weekend to share memories of their days at Louisburg. These memories are as unique as the individuals who made them, yet they share a common thread—a love for Louisburg College and the positive impact it had on their lives. C O L U M N S

Top: Class of 1955, left to right, Clara Wright Frazier, Mary Richardson Clements, Louise McCullen Williams, Carolyn Jones Bragg, Eldie Lee Montague Brummit, and Curtis Adams. Middle: Kate DeBerry, Eleanor DeBerry, and Joshua Jones enjoy the kids’ activities. Bottom: Former alumni director Sue Guerrant and James Martin, director of alumni and annual giving. Opposite page: Left to right, Tom Walden, Mike Boddie ’77, and Jack Moore.


Awards Luncheon Recognizes Alumni and Friend Each year, Louisburg College and its Alumni Association Board of Directors honor alumni and friends by recognizing them for their professional accomplishments and their dedication to the college. This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award was Josh Rupe ’02, a former pitcher for the Hurricanes and an honor student. Rupe, a pitcher for the Frisco Rough Riders, was ranked by Baseball America as the Texas Ranger’s ninth highest prospect for the 2004-2005 season. Rupe could not attend the ceremony due to spring training, so his agent, Jack Moore, accepted the award in his absence. Moore, a former assistant baseball coach under Russ Frazier, remembers when he called Louisburg about the possibility of Rupe playing for the Hurricanes. “I called Coach Frazier and asked if he thought Louisburg College

could use a pitcher who could throw 95 miles per hour. He assured me that Billy [Godwin] might find room for him.” Rupe would later help Louisburg reach its ninth NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Mike Boddie, recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, graduated from Louisburg College in 1977. After earning his bachelor of science in business from East Carolina University, Boddie joined his family’s corporation Boddie-Noell Enterprises. Currently Boddie is the head of Hardee’s operations for Boddie-Noell, which is one of North Carolina’s largest private businesses with more than 11,000 employees and more than $250 million in annual revenues. To Louisburg College, Boddie has remained a loyal alumnus and friend. As a member of the Board of Trustees, Boddie has

helped guide the college over the past decade. The Cecil W. Robbins Public Service Award is awarded to a member of the Louisburg College community who has shown exceptional dedication by contributing outstanding and meaningful service to the college. This year’s recipient, Tom Walden, was recognized for his tireless dedication to campus restoration and beautification projects. During his acceptance remarks, Walden, a grandfather of six, quipped that he was the right person to repair campus buildings because “it’s not a job for an old fella!” Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized by Louisburg College? Nominations for the 2006 alumni awards can be submitted to alumni@louisburg.edu. C O L U M N S

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Down, Down The Mountain

Remembering pioneer children’s author Ellis Credle ‘22

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Following a period of teaching in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Credle followed her love for art to New York City. In New York, she enrolled in the Art Students League and supported herself through various pursuits including governess, usher in Carnegie Hall, and phone operator. Her training with the League, brought her work as a muralist. She was commissioned to paint a series of murals in the library of the Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, which has since been demolished. It was during this period that Credle began to explore a writing career. “She went to the children’s section of a local library and read every book they had,” said her son Richard Townsend, curator of the Amerindian and African Department of the Art Institute of Chicago. “At the time that was only five hundred or so and most were fantasy.” Townsend shared that his mother wanted to write “more realistic” books for children. True to the regionalist movement, Credle sought to tell stories which depicted the lives of children in the rural areas of America.

Credle began her writing career by drawing from her recent experiences in the Blue Ridge Mountains. As a child from Eastern North Carolina, the mountains brought new and exciting experiences for the young writer. “There had been many adult books written about the area, but to my knowledge no children’s books,” said Credle. “Down, Down the Mountain was first written in the full mountain dialect which did not sell. I rewrote it to the present form and …it was published and received enthusiastic notices.” In fact, Down, Down the Mountain, released in 1934, was translated into several languages and sold over four millions copies. Considered a classic in children’s literature, it was a selection in the Book of the Month Club. In 1947, General Douglas McArthur asked that Down, Down The Mountain be translated into Japanese for the children of post-war Japan. For the next decade, Credle continued to use the landscape of North Carolina to write and illustrate children’s books. Books such as Across the Cotton Patch and The FlopEared Hound were set in the fields and farms of Hyde County, Credle’s birthplace. In 1937, Credle married Charles Townsend, a photographer with the National Gallery of Art. They worked together, producing books like Pepe and the Parrot, which used photographs to help tell Credle’s stories. Fascinated by Mexico during their travels, the couple and their son, Richard, moved there in the 1940s. After her husband’s death in 1975, Credle moved to Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico where she lived until her death in 1998. In a memorial tribute to his mother, her son wrote, “Ellis always kept her engaging, storytelling sense of humor. Her final years were deeply affected by the many ties experienced here between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and societies.” A special thanks to Sally Credle Murphy, Richard Townsend, and Kay Shepphard for providing documentation for this article.


Summers to Remember Cheryl Brown-Avery ’04 publishes memoirs from her youth By Elizabeth Michalka The Wake Weekly Forty years ago three young sisters anxiously looked forward to the long hot days of summer and visiting their grandparents’ farm near Louisburg. Cheryl Brown-Avery, the oldest sister, records fond memories of life on the farm in her first book, Summers to Remember, which was recently published. “Our summer months were filled with playing games such as hide and seek, picking blackberries, and helping Papa and Grandma in the field,” Brown-Avery wrote in her book. “It’s about family, she said. “I tried to paint a portrait of days that are long past. . .of the happiest times of my life.” Brown-Avery was invited to share her experiences and promote her book on the nationallysyndicated The Tony Danza Show. “(Tony Danza’s) production manager called me and said she was sending the tickets,” BrownAvery said. “It was fantastic!” Brown-Avery has been a big fan of Danza, who starred on the TV shows Who’s the Boss? and Taxi, and she enjoyed meeting him, she said. But she’s not letting the extra attention go to her head. “Wherever this book takes me, I’m always going to be Cheryl,” Brown-Avery said. In Summers to Remember, Brown-Avery relates the importance of family and downhome values, including some mischief she and her sisters got into. Among the most humorous tales are Brown-Avery’s encounters with an old and very fast mule named Annie. “Annie disliked me and my family knew that. She always came after me when she broke out. I guess it could be because I was mean to her. I used to walk past her stable and throw rocks at her,” Brown-Avery wrote in her book. In the 1960s, Brown-Avery’s grandparents, Charlie Odo and Minnie Daye White, were the only blacks in their

Franklin County township who owned their own land. Most of the family’s other relatives were sharecroppers—tenant farmers who gave a share of their crops to their landlord. “It’s a part of history,” Brown-Avery said. “The times have changed and children today need to read about this.” She added that children no longer appreciate the outdoors as much as she and her sisters did. “We played outside and also worked outside, and we loved it,” Brown-Avery said. “We learned that a little hard work didn’t hurt anybody.” Brown-Avery said she hopes parents will read the book with their children. Part of the reason she wrote it was to preserve history for younger generations, including her daughter Cyndel. Brown-Avery admitted that she wanted her daughter to read the book to get an idea of what life used to be like and how much the world has changed. “It’s remarkable to have our family history for the younger generation to read about,” said Brown-Avery’s mother, Anita Brown. Brown gave her daughter the final push she needed to finish Summers to Remember after she found part of the manuscript. “I was very excited about the book,” Brown said. “It’s unique. She paints such a vivid picture of our lives.” Although the farm has changed, the memories of yesteryear have not diminished, and the family is as close as it has ever been Brown-Avery said. “We still have Sunday dinners at home with Mama.” Cheryl Brown-Avery is a junior at Peace College in Raleigh and works in the Franklin County School System.

Poet laureate teaches others to live creatively Creativity is the hallmark of Carol Bessent Hayman’s life. At 77, this 1945 Louisburg graduate has published numerous books of poetry and continues to win awards for her work. She writes a bimonthly column for the Carteret County News-Times and serves as poet laureate for Carteret County and Beaufort, N.C. Hayman’s willingness to share her creative side garnered statewide attention when Our State magazine featured courses she teaches at Carteret Community College. Creative Living and Reading, ‘Riteing and Remembering are taught as enrichment courses for seniors. Her goal is to encourage seniors to keep creativity in their lives by helping them write and record their life experiences. She and her students also take field trips to places of historical interest in Carteret County. Many of the county’s senior citizens are new to the area, moving there after retirement, so Mrs. Hayman knows that building a network of friends in the community is important. Mrs. Hayman’s students are not the only ones helped by these courses. Mrs. Hayman says that teaching keeps her positive, as well. “You must be positive and creative in order to deal with the grief and loss we all encounter as we grow older,” she says. “These wonderful people have been a great support system. We feed and support and nurture one another.” Mrs. Hayman’s first published poem was a Christmas poem which was printed in 1942. Much of her work reflects her love for her home in historic Beaufort, N.C. Her poem, The Old Homes of Beaufort won the North Carolina Poetry Council Contest in 1987. She won a silver medal in essay and a gold medal in poetry in the Carteret County Senior Arts 2003 and was recently featured on the North Carolina Poetry Council’s website. C O L U M N S

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Alumni News

Louisburg College’s first alumni travel experience offers a taste of the Caribbean

Forty-three alumni and friends of Louisburg College traveled to the white sand beaches of the Caribbean on a recent trip sponsored by the college. The seven-day cruise included stops on Grand Cayman Island, Cozumel, and Key West. In addition to lots of shopping and dining, the group took advantage of a vast array of excursions

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including tours of the Mayan ruins in Cozumel and a drive by popular spots in Key West including Hemingway’s home and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. The next alumni and friends trip, which the college hopes to make an annual event, is in the planning stages.

Photos contributed by Stephanie Buchanan ’97


Class Notes Isabelle West Pollock ’27 celebrates 100 years “Isabelle, with her dark eyes and hair and the soft glow of color in her cheeks, never tries to call attention to herself. She is more concerned with the welfare of her classmates than her own. Always she is trying in some simple, kindly way to help another. She is always working faithfully, always living loyally. If there’s ever a question of the real rewards of life, they’ll surely go to her, for the reward of the faithful is certain.” Seventy-eight years ago, these prophetic words were written about young Isabelle West in the 1927 Oak. On February 12, 2005, family and friends gathered to celebrate Isabelle West Pollock’s 100th birthday and her legacy of giving to others. Born on February 13, 1905, Pollock received degrees from Louisburg and UNC-Chapel Hill. While working as a teacher and traveling the country with her husband Emmett Pollock, an officer in the U.S. Army, she became involved in garden clubs. When the couple moved to Raleigh in the 1950s, Pollock joined the Raleigh Garden Club. As a member of the decorating committee for the governor’s mansion, Pollock worked with eight North Carolina governors and first ladies. At her birthday celebration, Anne Brown, president of the Garden Club of North Carolina and wife of L.C.’s former academic dean, Ed Brown, presented Pollock a certificate of recognition to honor her service.

“Ma Russell” receives a visit from her boys Former dean of women Miriam Russell recently received two surprise visits from former students Tom Wallace and Ed Woodhouse. “Ma Russell is a sweet, wonderful lady and we were blessed to have her as a friend and part-time mother while we were away from home those two years at Louisburg College,” says Wallace. “Ma is still redheaded and beautiful as ever,” he adds. In their second year at Louisburg, Wallace and Woodhouse served as business manager and assistant business manager for The Oak staff which dedicated the 1957 Oak to Ms. Russell. During their visits, Wallace and Woodhouse visited many local attractions in Troy, N.C., including Shiloh Methodist Church, a beautifully aged structure built in the 1830s. Ms. Russell’s father, a Methodist minister, delivered his first and last sermons in the church.

1935 Kenneth Davis was awarded the 2004 Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to Boy Scouts of America. For 25 years, Ken has served the East Carolina Council and Tar River District of the BSA. He has served as scoutmaster, post advisor, charter representative, and district committee member. In 1982, Ken retired as a professional scouter. He was named as the East Carolina Council 2003 Class of Eagles Honoree. Earning his Eagle Scout rank in 1933, Ken is a World War II veteran. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 1947 George and Hazel Wise have three great grandchildren. They report that they are both in good health and enjoy their “grands and great grands.” Hazel writes, “We had a great time at ole LU and think about our days there often.” 1952 Richard Cannon has been a Ruritan member for the past ten years, serving as president of his local club, zone governor for two years, lieutenant governor for one year, and finally 2005 governor of Ruritan District 14 for Greenville-Goldsboro District. His responsibilities cover 25 clubs in eastern North Carolina with 571 club members. He retired from the Craven County Board of Education in 1996 after 37 years of teaching marketing education at Elizabeth City High School, Havelock High School, and West Craven High School. 1960 David Birdsong lives in Ixhuatlan del Cafe, Veracruz, Mexico with former students from Roanoke Rapids. He teaches English to their children. His e-mail address is birdsongdavid@yahoo.com.

Ed Woodhouse, Miriam Russell, and Tom Wallace

Miriam Russell and Ed Woodhouse in front of Shiloh Methodist Church

1969 William C. Shelton has retired from the State of North Carolina after 31 years of service. He also retired from the United States Army Reserve after 34 years. Bill lives in Raleigh. C O L U M N S

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Class Notes 1970 Margee Styles Hickok and her husband, Eric, both retired in 2004. The Hickok family has relocated from New York to Florida and “love it so far.” They have four children and two granddaughters. Three of their four children are educators. Janie Mathis Hoffman recently earned a South Carolina insurance agent’s license. She works for a small independent company in Hartsville, SC. Janie also works at the Bishopville Public Library on weekends. She sends her best to all. 1971 James “Garrie” and Cynthia Garrison live in Durham, N.C. Garrie has been named the new anti-money laundering risk assessment manager for BB&T Corporation in Wilson, NC. Cindy is the senate page coordinator for the North Carolina General Assembly. 1975 Betsy “Beaver” Brodie Roberts is now employed at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Her son, James, works at the MGM park and Beaver works at Magic Kingdom on Main Street, USA. 1976 Michael D. Eaves has a new job as administrative officer for the United States Department of Agriculture - Farm Service Agency. His new address is 2640 Forestbluff Dr., Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. 1977 Rebecca White Kuhn and her husband, Doug, were married September 3, 2004. They live in Alexandria, Virginia. 1980 Lou Barbee Parker and her husband, Tim, live in Rocky Mount, N.C. with their two children, Russ, 16, and Anna Starr, 14. They own Down East Kennel and Supply, Inc. She invites everyone to visit their web site at www.DownEastKennel.com.

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1983 Randy Heafner is the new vice president for AmerLink and In The Woods Log Homes in Sweetwater, Tenn. 1987 Laura Kidd Howard and her husband, Steve, have three children. Their son, Jake, was born May 5, 2003. His two older sisters, Rachel and Emma are eight and four. Laura is the administrative secretary for the Duke University men’s basketball team. Kenny Kidd has been appointed to the Health Insurance Innovation Commission by North Carolina Governor Mike Easley. Kidd was nominated by Speaker of the House Richard Morgan. Kenny and his wife Gidget live in Asheboro, North Carolina with their two children, Mary Beth and Wilson. 1988 Amy Moncure Taylor of Wilmington, NC, is a paramedic in Brunswick County. 1993 Kendra Faulkner was featured in the 8th Annual Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004. Kendra is an instructor of information systems at Vance Granville Community College. Chastity Friday is currently a student at the Campbell University School of Law. She has played professional basketball in Amsterdam. Lee Beasley Loftis and her husband, Steve, welcome their son, Matthew Samuel, born November 13, 2004. Lee earned her doctor of pharmacy of Campbell University. She is a pharmacist in Asheville. Proud grandpar-

ents are Sammy and Sandra Beasley. Sammy is a graduate of the class of 1970 and Sandra is the assistant registrar at Louisburg College. Andrea Raines and Josh Pagan ’94 celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary in May. They have two sons, Zackary, 4, and Skyler, 2. Josh is a manager at Johnson & Johnson. He and Andrea live in Apex, NC. Their email address is Paganfamily4@nc.rr.com and they would love to hear from everybody. Amie Ridout Reeves proudly announces the birth of a daughter, Mikael Renee Preslie Reeves. Preslie was born February 14, 2005, and weighed 8 lbs, 7 oz. 1996 Kristan Jedlicka Shelton is a stay-at-home mom to 20-month old Kyle. She and her husband are expecting another boy in June. 1998 Yancey Gulley , former L.C. director of admissions, is working in theatre production and student affairs for Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California while pursuing his second master’s degree. Yancey earned his bachelor’s degree at UNCWilmington and a graduate degree at North Carolina State University. 1999 Anthony and Deborah ’97 Fowler announce the birth of their second child, Charles Michael, born January 14, 2005. Eric Mosley is a civil engineer with Gerdau Ameristeel in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University where he played baseball. 2002 Josh Rupe was ranked by Baseball America as the Texas Ranger’s ninth-highest prospect in its 2004-2005 projections. In 2001, Josh was selected in the third round of the Major League Draft by the Chicago White Sox. Later traded to the Rangers,


2003 Drew Constanza, Carter Harrell, and Brody Taylor are members of the East Carolina University Pirates baseball team. The former Canes enjoyed a visit from LC head baseball coach Billy Godwin. 2004 Byron Marshall received the Franklin County Arts Council’s 2004 Artist of the Year Award. Byron, an accomplished pianist, is a student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Keep In Touch Help us keep you in touch with your classmates and Louisburg College. You can update your address and submit class notes by visiting Louisburg College on the web at www. louisburg.edu/ alumni/classnotes.html or you may e-mail your information to alumni@louisburg.edu. The Louisburg College Alumni Office’s address is 501 N. Main St., P. O. Box 3126, Louisburg, North Carolina 27549. We would love to include your class notes in our next edition of Columns. Please send us information about your marriage, a new baby, your career, retirement, and travels. Photographs can be submitted by attaching a jpeg to your e-mail message or by mail.

Donating to LC Enters Cyberspace Giving to Louisburg College just got a lot easier with the addition of an on-line donation page. Beginning in Late April, visitors to the Louisburg College website have the option of donating to the College online using their credit cards. The addition to the site uses the services of PayPal, a leading on-line money transfer system. Using PayPal, visitors can input their credit card information safely and securely and make an instant difference in the future of Louisburg. Using this service, Louisburg can now accept payments from Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards. In the near future, look to be able to purchase concert tickets on-line.

Advertise with Louisburg College Share your company’s success with Louisburg College alumni and friends through the SHARE Program The SHARE program is a new concept introduced by alumnus, Glenn Slaughter ’67, to promote the financial well-being of Louisburg College and to promote a network of alumni. The SHARE program works when:

• Sponsoring SHARE members offer their services or products through this magazine to other alumni and friends of the college. Columns is mailed biannually to over 15,000 alumni and friends of Louisburg College. • For each purchase made, the sponsoring partner will contribute 10% of the total sale to Louisburg College. The contribution will be made in the name of the alumni or friend of the college. For example: Laser Age Inc. is a sponsoring SHARE member who sells printer supplies. Laser Age will offer to the alumni and friends of the college the opportunity to purchase their products and in return will donate 10% of the total to the college. Laser Age will make either monthly or quarterly payments to the college and will inform the purchasing partner or friend of the amount contributed. To become a partner of the SHARE program, simply call (919) 497-3245 or e-mail jmartin@louisburg.edu to place an advertisement in the next Columns magazine. Advertisers will be charged a small fee to cover the costs of printing the ad. In the ad, please include your name, class year, contact information as well as a description of the service or products you offer. Once the ad is placed, any further contact is the responsibility of the parties involved in the transaction.

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In Memoriam Ruth Cathey Fox ’31 died December 15, 2004. She was 92 years old. Fox was a longtime resident of Cary, NC, and a member of First United Methodist Church for 85 years. Fox was a graduate of Louisburg College and Columbia College in South Carolina. She completed graduate work at Appalachian State University. Her career in education spanned four decades. She was a teacher at Cary Elementary for 37 years and served as principal of Briarcliff Elementary for seven years. Fox was an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa and was elected state president and corresponding secretary. Fox was a strong supporter of Louisburg College and served as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and of the Golden Anniversary Council. She remained a member of the GAC until her death. In 1990, Fox was honored with the Louisburg College Meritorious Service Award for outstanding leadership. Edgar “Rip” Tutor ’38 died October 18, 2004, at the age of 91. An exceptional athlete, Rip played football and baseball. He attended Louisburg College on a baseball scholarship before signing with the Detroit Tigers. For years he worked as a Major League scout with the Baltimore Orioles, the Seattle Mariners, the Anaheim Angels, and the Atlanta Braves. He worked with the Braves until his death. Rip received numerous awards during his career with the Major Leagues. In 1970, he earned a World Series ring with the Baltimore Orioles. In 1988, he was named Major League Scout of the Year, and in 1992 he received the Major League Baseball SE Achievement Award. Rip was a 1997 Major League 30

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Baseball Scouting Hall of Fame inductee. Tutor was a member of the Lenoir Rotary Club and First United Methodist Church of Lenoir, NC. Betty Harris Smith ’42 died at the age of 81 on January 16, 2005. For more than thirty years, Smith served as the executive secretary to three Louisburg College presidents—Dr. Cecil W. Robbins, Dr. J. Allen Norris, and Dr. Ronald May. In 1985, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in 1994 she received the Bessie Arrington Gupton Distinguished Service award for outstanding and extraordinary services to Louisburg College. Lorine “Boodley” Smith Caveness ’54 of Salem, Virginia, died February 19, 2005, at the age of 70. After attending Louisburg College, she graduated from Meredith College with a degree in education. Caveness devoted her life to working with and protecting children. She was a school teacher for six years before entering the sporting goods industry. Mrs. Caveness received the Consumer Products Safety Commission Chairman’s Commendation “for her dedication to keeping kids safe and for development and promotion of an innovative face guard that prevents injuries and makes baseball safer.” Caveness served on the standards committee of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Board of American Academy of Pediatric Denistry, the National Society to Prevent Blindness, and the Board of Advisors for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Other than physicians, Mrs. Caveness is the only individual to have a feature article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Marjorie Crisp, 92, died February 12, 2005. Crisp was the director of physical education at Louisburg College in 1945. Crisp became the first full-time female faculty member at Wake Forest University when she joined the physical education department in 1947. She served the Demon Deacons as director of women’s athletics from 1971 to 1974.

 Alma Perry Sloan ’24 Emily Douglas Padgett ’26 Frances Joyner Pulley ’26 Elizabeth Blair Burgess ’30 Margaret Smith Edwards ’32 Henry C. Stokes ’38 Juliette H. Chambliss ’40 Catherine Rogers Cobb ’42 Norwood Lee Jones ’42 Margaret Freeman Matthews ’42 Gene Thompson Weston ’42 Eleanor Beasley Dodson ’43 Rebecca Rives Bethea ’45 Hobart G. Wilson ’45 Thurston Wade Arnold ’47 Prudence Cobb Davis ’47 Bradford D. Fearing ’47 James McQueen Bailey ’48 Elinor King Warren ’48 Gerald Ward Deloach ’50 Bruce Roland Senter ’55 John Oliver Wooten ’56 Raymond Sherwood Keith ’57 Charles Eric Franklin ’58 Rev. James Glenn Lupton ’59 L. Mendenhall Thayer ’59 Peter Brockington Maupin ’60 Helen Faye Owen ’61 Karen Aska Thompson ’62 Thomas Wilson Jenkins ’63 Pattie Jones Medlin ’63 George Everett Hawkins ’64 John Philip Gue ’65 Henry Marcus Hunnings ’67 Davey Lee ’67 Mary Johnson Moore ’75 Charles Wilson Franklin ’81


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The Magazine for Louisburg College Alumni & Friends.

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