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Dr. Mark La Branche President

Dr. Rodney Foth

Executive Vice President & Vice President for Academic Life

Belinda Faulkner

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The President’s Message Reaffirmation


Highlights from Alumni Weekend


Graduation ‘09


A Brand New Day The College gets a fresh, new look!


Campus News

Vice President for Finance

Stephanie Buchanan Tolbert ‘97 Vice President for Enrollment

Jason Modlin

Vice President for Student Life

Office of Institutional Advancement Kurt Carlson

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Carmen Johnston

Manager of Donor Services

Amy Scoggin McManus Director of Marketing and Communications Columns Editor

Robert Poole

Auditorium and Concerts Manager


Jean Swanson

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

William Shelton ‘69

President, Alumni Association

Robert Beck ‘53

President, Golden Anniversary Council

501 North Main Street Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2521

Recipe for Success: A Louisburg Graduate Lands a Dream Job in the Nation’s Capitol


Honor Roll of Donors for 2008-2009


The Year in Sports


Class Notes See What Your Classmates are Doing Now


In Memoriam Honoring Those We’ve Lost Strong Foundations for Great Futures

The American Heritage College Dictionary defines reaffirmation as, “To support and uphold the validity of . . . ” This has been a year of reaffirmation for Louisburg College. In December, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmed our accreditation through 2016! This year we have reaffirmed our mission. Louisburg College has been, and will continue to be, a place of higher education where students can rethink their academic possibilities, and build strong foundations for great futures. As the only two-year residential college in North Carolina, and the oldest in the nation, we will continue to transform the lives of young adults intellectually and spiritually.

secure our financial foundation in challenging economic times. We are reaffirmed by increasing student enrollment, having experienced a 20% increase in freshman, and an overall enrollment increase of 10% in the fall of 2009. And, with a significant increase in applications for the fall of 2010, we are well on our way to healthy enrollment increases for 2010-2011. We are reaffirmed by the addition of passionate and capable new staff and faculty who have been attracted to join the Louisburg College family. These appointments are detailed on page 24. We are reaffirmed by the loyalty and faithfulness of staff and faculty who have served this institution with passion and devotion. We recently honored staff and faculty for their longevity. A list is found on page 5.

In this age of information technology, where knowledge can be disseminated through an increasing number of formats, and information is growing expoWe are reaffirmed nentially, it is becoming by story after story more apparent that the of student success. greater work of higher This magazine will students Carey Lynn Poythress and Derek Weatherington talk education is transformation. LC share a number of them. with President Mark La Branche during a walk across campus Louisburg College forms These are stories of stuan enthusiastic, faith-related, residential learning dents who continue to echo the words that have community that brings information, but more imporreaffirmed our mission for over 200 years, “Louistantly, transformation, to young adult lives. burg College has changed my life!” Among the many signs of reaffirmation this past year, we celebrate the following: We reaffirmed our historic mission by implementing a new branding of the institution.This past fall, our trustees, administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends took part in a branding study by participating in surveys and focus groups. See page 5 for more information.

Finally, as my wife Mona and I complete our first year at Louisburg College we have felt God’s calling upon our life reaffirmed. What an honor and privilege to serve such a historic institution with such an important mission.

We are reaffirmed by the generous support of our trustees, alumni, and friends which has helped

Strong Foundations for Great Futures

Faithfully yours,


Alumni Weekend

Members of the Golden Anniversary Council gathered in Benson Chapel during the Alumni Weekend

APRIL 17 & 18, 2009

Last year’s Alumni Weekend brought together a gathering of alumni, both young and old, for a time of fellowship, prayer, and reminiscing.

Events included a golf tournament, silent auction, worship service, and a dinner where special guest Otis Nixon, retired professional baseball player and LC alumnus, addressed the attendees. Nixon also greeted fans at Holton Gymnasium where he signed posters and promoted his new book, “Keeping It Real.” Russ Frasier, Nixon’s coach in the 1970’s, and his wife, Clara, a former LC chemistry instructor, were on hand to welcome Nixon back to campus.

Alumni Leaders (L-R): (L R): John C.R. C R Lentz ‘87, ‘87 president elect and GAC liaison; Ruby Chewning Thompson ‘59; Chris Adcock ‘94; and Bill Shelton ‘69, president, 2009

Next year’s alumni weekend will be held April 16-17, 2010, during which time the College will officially install Dr. Mark La Branche as the 27th president. It will be an exciting weekend, including a concert by The Rat Pack Friday evening at the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center. For more information, please visit our website at

Os Nixon ‘77 (le) with Clara and Russ Frazier, his baseball coach during his me at Louisburg College Award Recipients (L-R): Edgar Boone (Cecil W. Robbins Public Service Award) and his wife Ethel; President Mark La Branche; Douglas Edwards ‘53 (Disnguished Alumnus Award) and his wife Shirley; and Michael Murray ‘97 (Outstanding Young Alumnus Award)

GAC members who contribute $250 or more in 2009-2010 will receive a piece of handmade pottery produced by Professor of Art Will Hinton. (Pictured left: Bob Beck ‘53, Larry Tetterton ‘56, and Will Hinton)

THE COLLEGE LOSES A DEAR FRIEND Emily Taylor Gardner, 81, a 1946 Louisburg alumna and trustee emeritus, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, November 5, 2009 after a brief illness with cancer. She loved the Lord and was devoted to her family. Emily was a shining example of the love of Jesus Christ through her ministry to the needs of others. She was a sensitive and gracious woman, putting the needs of others before her own; quietly and secretly helping wherever needed. She truly exemplified the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galations 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Emily will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and neighbors. Gardner was born November 16, 1927 in Onslow County to Kenneth F. Taylor and Ada da G. Jones. She met her late husband, Scott Gardner, at Louisburg College in 1946. She iss survived by her son, David Gardner, and his wife, Cathy, of Warrenton; two daughters: Janet Adair, and husband, Dodd, of Birmingham, AL and Susan Creed and husband, Richard, of Greensboro. She is survived by nine grandchildren: Angela Thatcher; Clint Lorek; Matthew Gardner; Lauren, David, and Scott Adair; and Jason, Megan, and Adam Creed. She also has two great-grandchildren: Avery and Breanna Thatcher. Gardner was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for over sixty years where she served faithfully as Sunday School teacher, choir member, circle member, youth leader, and board member. One of her favorite activities was her Tuesday morning Bible study group. As an alumni of Louisburg College, Emily was honored to serve on the board of trustees for ten years. “She loved the institution more than any person I have met associated with the College,” says Louise Mitchum, LC professor and friend of Mrs. Gardner. “I am thankful for her love for Louisburg College and all she did for the school.”

the lousiburg college board of trustees 2009-2010 Mrs. Lucy Taylor Allen

Mr. Raymond B. Hodges

Mr. John F. Strotmeyer ‘68

Ms. Phyllis Bailey

Mr. Seymour Holt ‘49

Mr. C. Boyd Sturges

Mr. Thomas L. Blalock

Mr. Robert (R.C.) C. Hunt

Mr. Roger G. Taylor ‘68

Mr. Michael W. Boddie ‘77

Mr. Robert (Roddy) L. Jones

Dr. James P. West

Dr. Edgar J. Boone

Mr. Billy R. Merri ‘53

Dr. William John Cameron

Ms. Beth M. Norris

Mr. William R. Cross ‘71

Mr. Russell Odom ‘68

Mr. David (Tad) DeBerry ‘85

Mr. Ely J. Perry, III ‘84

Mr. William H. Dove

Mr. Fred Roberson ‘62

Mr. Lynn Eury

Ms. Lisa Robert ‘90

Mr. Clyde P. Harris, Jr.

Mrs. Sue C. Robertson

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Mr. William C. Shelton ‘69 President, LC Alumni Associaon Mr. Ethan Fontaine President, SGA Rev. Jon Strother, Superintendent Raleigh District - UMC

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The T h e commencement exerci exercises ises ffor or th the he L Louisburg ouiisb burg C College olllege e class of 2009 took place over a two two-day day period, May 8-9, 8 9,, y’s ’ beginning with Friday’s Graduates’ Breakfast. Saturday’s events included a baccalaureate service, followed by commencement and a reception for attendees. United States Attorney George E.B. Holding spoke during the commencement on the topic of public service.

which way did‘ they go? a sampling of where some of our 09 graduates are now... Graduaon Day (L-R): Dr. Mark La Branche, Mr. George E.B. Holding, and LC Board Chairman Dr. John Cameron

Graduates Caroline Smith and Andrew Newbold are now aending NC State where they plan to complete their four-year degrees

Jessica Nicole Ball ~ UNCW Samantha Lynn Laino ~ Lockhaven University (PA) Willie Al Alexander Cherry ~ NCSU Willi d Ch Megan Carole Finch ~ Peace College Holly Renee’ Gupton ~ NCSU Jarena Charliza Arnold Hubbard ~ High Point University Isaiah Eugene Hyman ~ UNCG Briany Paige King ~ UNCW Jamey Winn Koenig ~ UNCW Rachel Joanne McCormick ~ Campbell University Andrew Lee Newbold ~ NCSU Jessica Whitney Nichols ~ University of Louisville Holly Jacqueline Peterson ~ NCSU Britney Dee Scarbrough ~ NCSU Richie Edward Steward, Jr. ~ Ferrum College Verneisha Wrena’ Silver ~ Johnson C. Smith Nicolaas Steven Silverstein ~ ECU Elizabeth Caroline Smith ~ NCSU Adam David Wisniewski ~ Old Dominion University Elizabeth Carrol Wrenn ~ UNC-Chapel Hill

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A Brand New Day Louisburg L ouisburg Colle College e officially unveiled its new taglines, ads, positioning statement, and website design on October 15, 2009 20 009 to an excited excii crowd of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members in the lobby of the Seby B. Jones Performing f i A Artss Center. Out of the three three suggested taglines, “Strong Foundations for Great Futures” was by far the favored slogan according to survey the online surve e results. The new website, which will be rolled out in the coming months, shows a fresh and invigorated new face to the world, and will serve as the platform in which we share news, academic information, campus events, success stories, and more! During the unveiling of the brand plan, employees with 5+ years of service to the (see boxes below). College were recognized ree Wendy Bailey Susan Bridegem m Bridegeman Dianne Cook Fonda Porter Frances Edward d Edwards Diane Fleming Sandell Jones Kim Joyner Al Knott Tracy Potter* Brian Sanders Anna Stallings Billie Evans Mark Joyner

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Bernard Rice Leah Hill Stephanie Tolbert ‘97 Amy Johnson Donna Rhoden Jennith Thomas Rodney Foth Jeffery Olbrys Robert Poole Rickie Wagstaff ‘77 Alicia Eller ‘65 Margaret Hill Jason Modlin Isabel Rodrigues

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Jina Stamey ‘99 Jan Walden Karen Martin ‘99 Ronnie Massenburg Glendora Powell Patricia Hinton Carmen Johnston ‘01 David Minard David Sexton Brandy Gupton Candace Jones ‘99 Gene Tharrington Bernard Arrington Faye Griffin ‘64

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Laura Kinzinger Buster White ‘76 Michael Holloman ‘83 Martha Hedgepeth ‘93 Charles Sloan Matthew Brown ‘68 Will Hinton Martha Bragg Charley-John Smith Sheilah Cotten Sharon Moore ‘71, ‘87 Sandra Beasley Craig Eller

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*Current Student

President Mark La Branche presents English Professor Laura Kinzinger with a service award at the unveiling ceremony

Student Ambassadors RaShanda Holden and Elizabeth Blackmore proudly display cups with the new tagline

New Positioning Statement Louisburg College is the only two-year residential college in North Carolina. Our focus is on helping students rethink academic possibilities and shaping individuals with strong character. We enthusiastically give you the support you need to see your path in life, and the room to find and realize your full potential. We expect excellence, passion, and the willingness to succeed while we strive to enrich lives, and develop strong leaders and communities.

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A TIME OF Dedication AND



n recognition of the major commitments from the Jones Family Foundation and in memory of Mr. Seby B. Jones, Louisburg College was pleased to dedicate its fine arts facility as the Seby B. Jones Center for the Performing Arts during the evening of December 3, 2009. Roddy Jones, son of Seby B. Jones and LC trustee, and Tina Finch, the only remaining sibling of the elder Jones, were in attendance for the event, along with several friends and family members. As part of the ceremonies, Jones, along with his aunt, Tina Finch, officially lit the College’s 18-foot Christmas tree. Members of the community came out for the event, and stayed after to enjoy a performance by the New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra as they performed, “A Viennese Christmas.” The evening’s festivities included a handbell choir and caroling. At the dedicaon of the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (L-R): Dr. Mark

OLD MAIN SOCIETY The Old Main Society recognizes alumni & friends who will support Louisburg College through an estate gift. Mr. Paul B. Barringer, II Randy L. Brantley Mr. R. P. Butler Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cannon, Jr. Mrs. Frances Terrell Cherney Mr. Gray Davis Mr. J. Jackson Dean Mr. Arthur S. DeBerry Mr. and Mrs. D. Tadley DeBerry Mrs. Frances Boyette Dickson Ms. Joyce H. Fisher Mrs. Mildred P. Fry Mr. and Mrs. Kem Gomo Ms. Ann Jennings Goodwin Mrs. Frances Manning Gwin Mrs. Carol Bessent Hayman Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jones Mr. Ben E. Jordan, Jr. Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Wallace H. Kirby Mr. and Mrs. J. Parker Lumpkin, II Mr. Willie Lee Lumpkin, III Mrs. Roberta Beckler Morris Mr. Thomas W. Parson, IV Mrs. Frances Bower Paschal Mr. and Mrs. Donald Paul Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Reginald W. Ponder Mr. and Mrs. William D. Roberson Mr. and Mrs. Job Savage Mr. William C. Shelton Mr. and Mrs. John C. Morrison Shotton Dr. Raymond Stone Mr. and Mrs. Roger G. Taylor Mrs. Peggy Lee Wilder Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wooten

In honor of the charitable lead trust La Branche, Tina Finch (Jones’ only surviving sibling), and Robert (Roddy) recently established by Trustee Emeritus Jones, Jones’ son Frances Boyette Dickson ‘35, Louisburg College dedicated the auditorium in her name this past fall. The lead trust, along with a charitable remainder trust she has established, will continue her generous legacy at Louisburg College for many years to come.

At the dedicaon of the Frances Boyee Dickson Auditorium: Mrs. Frances Boyee Dickson ‘35 (2nd from le) poses next to her portrait with her children by her side

The College’s concert T sseries opened its 2009-2010 sseason with a performance by the Kingston Trio in the b newly-named Frances Boyn eette Dickson Auditorium. Mrs. Dickson was present, M aalong with several members of her family for a special o dinner and the dedication of d the auditorium just before the show.

PLANNED GIVING Creating a legacy for the college you love To learn more about planned giving, please contact Kurt Carlson, vice president for institutional advancement advancement, at Carlson 919.497.3325 or by email at Excellent resources about planned giving can be found on the United Methodist Church Foundation’s website at

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campus APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2010 UP 36% OVER LAST YEAR Last year, for the fall 2009 school year, 380 students applied to Louisburg College during “Free Application Week.” This year, we received 517 applications, a 36% increase!

THE NEW FACE OF FRANKLIN HALL The summer renovations to the first and second floors of Franklin Hall are complete! Students returned to hallways and science classrooms that received new ceilings, fresh paint, retiled or refinished floors, new lighting, new furniture, refurbished windows, exterior repair and paint, and a new roof.


AFTER Extreme Makeover: Franklin Hall


Library Director Patricia Hinton, Librarian Candace Jones, and Archive Coordinator Norma White have been preserving and organizing the college library archives for the past two years, utilizing funds raised by the Golden Anniversary Club, a Louisburg College alumni group. Louisburg College’s annuals and catalogs can be accessed at, keyword: Louisburg College.

LC PROFESSOR TO PUBLISH NEW BOOK IN 2010 Darrin Snyder Belousek, instructor of philosophy and ethics at Louisburg College, has a book forthcoming in 2010 from Eerdmans Publishing. Atonement, Justice, and Peace: The Message of the Cross and the Mission of the Church challenges the church to rethink its understanding of the cross of Christ (“atonement”) and shows how theological convictions concerning the cross connect with the Christian calling to do justice and make peace in the world. While a scholarly book intended primarily for use in the college and seminary classroom, it is written in a style accesible to the interested lay reader.


Last winter, Patrice Nealon, the chair of the business department, gathered a group of eight energetic and committed stuThree Taft classrooms and a Holton Gymnasium classroom dents to reactivate Chapter 1236 of Future Business Leaders of were also renovated. Four underground tanks were removed, America - Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a professional organization with the last tank near the library slated for removal this sumwith a quarter-million students nationwide preparing for careers mer. The boiler for the cafeteria was also replaced last semester. Other ongoing campus improvements will be completed in in business and business-related fields. After only eight weeks of 2010, including more classroom renovations in Taft, the second practice time, these enterprisphase of window refurbishment in Main, and a complete reno- ing young men and women competed at the PBL state vation of Wright Hall. championship in Charlotte.

BLOOD DRIVE CALLED “PHENOMENAL” Three of our students, Ethan According to Cat Lewis, an American Red Cross Representative, the Fall 2009 Blood Drive coordinated by the American Red Cross and the Christian Life Council (CLC) of Louisburg College on November 6th was, in a word, “phenomenal.” Thirty-seven productive units were collected during the drive in Benson Chapel (goal was forty); resulting in 111 lives being saved! Special thanks go to the CLC, faculty, staff, and students. The College’s next blood drive will be in April 2010.

Fontaine, Matt Aslan, and Nick Silverstein, placed second in various competitions, earning them an invitation to attend National Leadership d the h 2009 N i lL d hi Conference (NLC) in Anaheim, California in June. The NLC brought together nearly two thousand top students and advisors from around the country and featured leading-edge workshops, motivational speakers, and community service opportunities. Our students did not place at the nationals, but have their sights set on 2010.

YEARBOOKS NOW ONLINE In an effort to broaden access to archival materials, Louisburg College, with the help of UNC-Chapel Hill Library, has digitized its annuals and college catalogs and are making them available to the public through the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization that provides permanent electronic access to digital collections. Thanks to the generosity of the UNC University Library and the State Library of North Carolina, Louisburg’s annuals were digitized at no charge.

The chapter started out strong for the 2009-2010 school year, doubling its membership from last year. Advisors Patrice Nealon and Nancy Hammersley, along with chapter officers, attended a kick off meeting at Mt. Olive College this past September. Nealon and eight members attended the fall leadership conference in Greensboro on October 23-24, 2009. Twenty LC students will compete at the state competition in Charlotte in April, with hopes of making it to the nationals in Tennessee later in the year.

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Daniel Thomas Story


ecipe for Success by Amy Scoggin McManus

A Louisburg Graduate Lands a Dream Job in the Nation’s Capitol


s a freshman at Louisburg College in the fall of 2005, Daniel Thomas knew one thing for certain: if he did not succeed in college, he would have to answer to his mother back in D.C. “She told me before I left for school, in the most loving way possible, that if I do anything to discredit myself or the family ‘on everything I love’ it was going to be me and her. And a threat from my mother is always a good form of motivation to stay on the straight and narrow.” Thomas says the days passed quickly and before he knew it, it was time for his first English test, which he failed. He had never been a strong student, mainly due to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and found it difficult to focus during classroom lectures and tests. As a high school student, he struggled just to maintain a C average. It wasn’t long after he arrived at Louisburg that Thomas looked into the Learning Partners Program, a unique program that addresses the individual learning needs of students with Learning Disabilities (LD) and ADHD. With the attention and guidance he received from the LP team, along with the individualized approach all LC professors take with their students, Thomas was able to succeed academically. But his success at Louisburg was not limited to academics. “I am a musician and have been for twelve years,” says Thomas. “One of my passions in life is for the drumline in a marching band. When I applied to Louisburg, the brochures they sent to me talked about a young man who had started a drumline there.” Intrigued, Thomas set out to gather more information.

They sat me down and congratulated me for my efforts and gave me a $10,000 grant to purchase equipment to start a drumline for the College.” Thomas chose to attend Louisburg, he says, “to set himself up for success.” Since the age of five, he knew Thomas ‘06 addressing the 2010 he wanted to be a chef incoming freshman class at the when he grew up, and College’s Inducon Ceremony upon leaving LC, he pursued that dream by attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where he obtained his A.O.S. Degree. When President Barack Obama took the oath of office this past January, Thomas catered his brunch and had the honor of meeting the President and the first family. “Meeting our new President was one of the greatest feelings you can have,” explains Thomas. “He was so humble and friendly, but powerful.” A typical work day for Thomas involves making sure all his orders are in, his eighteen employees have arrived on time, and that the highest quality of food is served. “I make sure the senators are happier when they leave the dining room than when they came,” he says. The days are long -- he arrives at the Capitol building by 6:00 a.m. and sometimes doesn’t leave until 9:00 p.m. -- but he doesn’t mind the workload. Thomas loves what he does and says he has set his future sights on becoming the White House chef.

“I found out that the drums were borrowed from the high school and that the drumline no longer existed. I Thomas was invited to address the incoming freshman started knocking on vice presidents’ doors, asking them class during their induction ceremony on August 16, if I could start up another drumline and what I would 2009. He talked to the students about how Louisburg need to do to make it happen. One empowered him to follow his dreams. “I vice president saw the ambition in am not the strongest writer,” he told the me and talked to me for two hours,” class, “but Learning Partners helped me Thomas explains, “letting me know write the proposal for the drumline. They that the only thing they could say didn’t hold my hand or call me every was ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ So, I got back to my hour, but they wanted to help because I dorm and started doing my research. was hungry and passionate about what I I prepared a 15-page packet with was doing.” pictures, costs, and anything imaginable that they could want from me. I Thomas has an enduring love and apprewas also successful in getting threeciation for the College. “Louisburg is one fourths of the school population, inof the main reasons why I am where I am cluding teachers and some vice presitoday. I don’t know what path I would dents, to sign a petition saying they have taken if I had not received the supported a drumline. I received a LC President Mark La Branche with foundation, structure, and focus I needed Chef Daniel Thomas ‘06 during a call one week later from the board, recent visit to the Senate Dining Room from Louisburg College.” requesting a meeting with me. Strong Foundations for Great Futures {9}

It is an honor to be part of this historic institution – the country’s oldest twoi year college – and to work daily with y Louisburg’s alumni and friends to advance the College. Student tuition and fees, investment income, and your financial support represent our primary revenue sources for annual p operations. Additional resources allow o us to do more for our students – more scholarships, more books and technology schol for the Library, greater support for the faculty, and improvements to the physical plant. You are the College’s partner in our mission to provide a first-class academic and residential experience for our students. As you might expect, it is hard to do more without an increasing level of financial support. Without your commitment to the College’s values, reflected in your generosity, we do not carry out our work as well as we could. You help make it possible for us to succeed. The Honor Roll of Donors that follows is testament to your loyalty and support. Here are several ways you can help Louisburg College: JOIN THE LOUISBURG SOCIETY. Started this year, the Louisburg Society is the College’s premier annual giving program. It is made up of individuals and organizations who contribute a $1,000 or more during the fiscal year (June 1-May 31). Louisburg Society gifts have an immediate impact through funding student scholarships and helping us preserve our historic campus. The response to this program so far has been excellent and we look forward to welcoming charter members to campus for Louisburg Society events and special recognition. ESTABLISH AN ENDOWMENT. Each year we are fortunate to work with donors who establish funds in their name or in honor of an individual or in memory of a loved one. Most of these funds are created to support student scholarships, although some support athletics, the arts, and other programs on campus Endowments can be started with a gift of at least $10,000, which can be payable over several years. Endowed funds provide income in perpetuity for the purpose(s) you designate.

LEAVE A LEGACY. There is no better way to support Louisburg than through your will, trust, or other estate plans. Many donors find they can be more generous to the College through their estate than during their lifetime. Planned gifts may also offer tax benefits. The United Methodist Foundation assists the College to provide you with resources and services for estate planning. The Foundation’s website ( is an excellent place to learn more about the different ways you can leave a legacy to Louisburg College. Staff at both the College and the United Methodist Foundation will be delighted to help you in any way we can and to answer your questions. Feel free to contact me at 919.497.3325 ( or Jim Mentzer, Director of Planned Giving, United Methodist Foundation, 919.836.0029 ( BECOME INVOLVED. The College’s Alumni Association helps coordinate annual programs such as Reunion Weekend and Louisburg get-togethers. The Alumni Association Board meets several times a year on campus and new members are recruited annually. An opportunity for “older alums” is the Golden Anniversary Council, an advisory and fundraising group representing alumni who graduated at least 50 years ago. This group meets on campus several times a year. For further information about joining the Alumni Association or Golden Anniversary Council, please see the box below. Thank you for all that you have done for the College in the past and present and for your continuing support into the future. In gratitude,

Kurt Carlson Vice President for Institutional Advancement Louisburg College Alumni Associaon Bill Shelton ‘69, President Louisburg College Golden Anniversary Council Bob Beck ‘53, President

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HonorRoll of Donors 2008 - 2009

SALLIE WILEY ‘68 Chi of the Training, Chief Performance & Career Pe Development Branch at the Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC What impact did Louisburg have on your yo life?

My experiences at Louisburg enriched my life personally and professionally. The culture instilled and reinforced the old fashioned values that continue to endure i.e., honesty, integrity, setting high standards, and being committed to the overriding mission and goals of the school and individually. We worked closely together, not only with other students, but with the professors (something not readily seen on larger campuses). I try to focus on these values in my work and apply the lessons learned from my experiences there. I’m grateful for a history professor, Demetrius Nixon, who didn’t just lecture; he was passionate, he inspired, and challenged us to really push ourselves. I remember another professor, Adelaide Johnson, with gratitude. She was “tough” and pushed us in our typing and shorthand classes. Even in this world of technology, being a fast typist and utilizing the shorthand skills I learned at Louisburg have served me exceedingly well in ways I never imagined. The work ethic, values, and commitment the faculty demonstrated to the students are life long lessons. The campus culture of teamwork, camaraderie, and working collaboratively continues to have a significant impact on my life. Where has your career taken you since graduating from Louisburg?

I’ve had the good fortune to work in the private and public sectors. My professional career began with teaching young students, but the primary focus has been training adults. I am chief of the training, performance and career development branch at the office of personnel management where I direct large-scale employee training programs, lead management leadership programs, including managing performance, coaching, organizational change interventions, and optimizing individual and team performance. Utilizing my experience as a career counselor, I work with federal employees and military personnel in applying strategies for career transition. What advice would you give to a young person now just beginning their college education?

Diversify, stay open to new opportunities, and be committed to life-long learning. Conduct an honest assessment of your knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests. What’s your real passion? Follow your dreams, because that is where you will succeed. Do your best and make your greatest contributions. In today’s competitive work world, always have at least one, and, preferably two, aces in your pocket – a backup plan – so that you are well qualified in more than one career field.




Members of the Society of 1787 have generously contributed $100,000 or more to the College in their lifetime.

Louisburg College gratefully acknowledges donors who gave a $1,000 or more to the College in 2008-09. Beginning next year, donors at this giving level will become members of the Louisburg Society, the College’s premier annual giving program.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Barringer, II BASF Corporation Nicholas Bunn Boddie & Lucy Mayo Boddie, Sr. Foundation Mr. Mayo Boddie, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Boddie, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boddie Mr. William L. Boddie Mr. and Mrs. Bayard L. Bragg Branch Banking & Trust Company James E. & Mary Z. Bryan Foundation Dr.* and Mrs. John L. Cameron The Cannon Foundation Mrs. Frances Boyette Dickson First Citizens Bank & Trust Flagler Systems, Inc. A.J. Fletcher Foundation Franklinton United Methodist Church Mr.* and Mrs*. T. Scott Gardner GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Mrs. Ann Jennings Goodwin Felix Harvey Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hodges Mr. Frank B. Holding Robert P. Holding Foundation Mr. W. Seymour Holt Independent College Fund of NC Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Jones Mr. Robert L. Jones Seby B. Jones Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Jordan, Jr. Mr. Carroll Joyner Eli Lilly & Company Foundation Mr. and Mrs. J. Parker Lumpkin, II The Hon. Willie Lee Lumpkin, III Microsoft Corporation Mrs. Roberta Beckler Morris North Carolina Conference of the UMC Novo Nordisk BioChem, Inc. The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Reginald Ponder B.B. and Margaret Beck Pruitt Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John A. Rogers Sellers, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Roger G. Taylor Victor Small Trust Mr.* and Mrs Hal A. Thompson Tri Properties United Methodist Foundation The United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education and Ministry Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wooten, Jr.

Ms. Judith Adams The Hon. Lucy T. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Anderson, Jr. Mrs. Carolyn Riddle Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. S. Thomas Arrington, Jr. Mr. Ronald Rucker Bagwell Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Baugh Mr. Robert Edgar Beck Nicholas Bunn Boddie & Lucy Mayo Boddie, Sr. Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boddie Mr. and Mrs. B. Mayo Boddie, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Boone Bob Butler Dr. and Mrs. W. John Cameron Mr. and Mrs. John H. Camp Mr. Gilbert Maurice Capps Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Champion Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Chandler The Compass Group Coca-Cola Foundation Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. Bryan Wayne Compton Mr. Victor Costea Ms. Carolyn V. Cotton Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cottrell Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby C. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Davis Mrs. Frances Boyette Dickson Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Driver Mrs. Mattie Edwards Ella Ann L. & Frank B. Holding Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Lynn W. Eury Mr. Jerry A. Faulkner Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Fish Mr. Robert Fuller Fleming Ms. Sarah Foster Franklin Veneers, Inc. Franklin County Arts Council Ms. Betty W. Frazier Mrs. Emily Taylor Gardner Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gardner Golden LEAF Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Griffin Mr. Peter Goodrich Griffin Harris Heavy Hauling Mr. and Mrs. Clyde P. Harris, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Donald L. Henson Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hodges Mr. and Mrs. W. Seymour Holt Mr. and Mrs. Jacob T. Hooks The Hon Corporation Independent College Fund of North Carolina Mr. and Mrs. Horace Jernigan Mr. Gary R. Jones Mr. Robert L. Jones


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Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Jordan, Jr. Mr. Carroll Joyner Dr. and Mrs. Mark La Branche Mrs. Suzanne Laughinghouse Kayne Mr. O. A. Keller Jr. Mrs. Jane Austin Lee Mrs Addilene Leonard Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation The Reverend and Mrs. Thomas E. Loftis Mr. and Mrs. J. Parker Lumpkin, II The Honorable Willie Lee Lumpkin, III Mr. James E. Markham Mr. Nathan Miller Mr. and Mrs. William D. Moon Mr. and Mrs. Roger Moulton Mrs. Jane Earley Newsome Mrs. Beth M. Norris North Carolina Conference of the UMC Novozymes North America, Inc. Mr. Ely J. Perry, III Pizza Hut of Clinton, Inc. The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Reginald W. Ponder Progress Energy Mr. and Mrs. Bland B. Pruitt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roberson Ms. Lisa Robert Ms. Sue C. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. John A. Rogers The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Reggie Rushing Rustic Building Supply Mr. Joe Shearon Mr. William Claude Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sloan Mr. and Mrs. Grady K. Snyder Mr. Glendel U. Stephenson Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. Mr. and Mrs. Roger G. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tetterton Mrs. Barbara Thompson United Methodist Foundation The United Methodist Church United Methodist Higher Education Foundation James and Vedna Welch Foundation Mr. James West Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Mrs. Peggy Lee Wilder Mr. C.S. Williams Mr. Jerry B. Wood, III Mr. James T. Wooters

$500 - $999 Mr. H. Frank Brooks Dr. and Mrs. C. Douglas Bryant Mr. William Cross Duke Energy Foundation Mr. Bobby Dorsett Mr. Melvin Edwards Mr. and Mrs. J. Craig Eller Mrs. Belinda Faulkner Mr. Jerry Faulkner Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund First United Methodist Church, Cary

Dr. Rodney Foth Mr. Harold Gillis Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Gleason Mr. Peter Green Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Hatcher Mrs. Rubie Hecht IBM Matching Grants Insurance Services Office, Inc. Mr. John C.R. Lentz Louisburg Baptist Church Louisburg Foods Ms. Barbara H. Mulkey Mrs. Norma Patton Mr. J. Gregory Poole Mr. Robert Stevens Mr. and Mrs. John Strotmeyer, Jr. Mr. Terry Tate Ms. Linda Todd United Way of Franklin County Mr. Brinkley Wagstaff Wake Electric Membership Corporation Water Technology and Controls Mr. William Waters Mr. Edward West Mr. Ray Womble Ms. Nancy Yarbough

$100  $499 Mr. Curtis Adams Mr. L. C. Adcock Ms. Angela Adkins Ms. Beulah Allen Mr. Robert V. Allen Mr. Robert W. Alston, Jr. Mr. James F. Ammons, Jr. Ms. Joyce Boone Ammons Ms. Carolyn Anderson Ms. Emily Angell Ms. Mary Andrus Mr. William Howard Arrington, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Averette Mr. Fred Ayscue Mr. Rames Babu Mr. G. Michael Bach Mr. Andrew Bailey Mr. William H. Baker, Jr. Mr. Felix Banks Mr. Berry Barbour Ms. Ruby Barbour Mr. Fred Bartholomew Mr. Ryan D. Bashford Mr. Rufus A. Baxley, Jr. Mr. Jeff Beaman Ms. Sally Beaman Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Beasley Ms. Mary Beauchamp Mr. Harvey Bedsole Mr. Thomas Bender Ms. Helen Benton Ms Lillian Benton Ms. Mary Benton Ms. Jan Bernal Ms. Twana Biram Ms. Delano R. Borys


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EMILY ANGELL ‘09 At just eighteen years of age, Emily Angell received her associate in science - general science degree from Louisburg College in the spring of 2009. She is now attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida where she plans to pursue a bachelor of science in aeronautical science. The following is an excerpt from the essay she wrote when she applied for a full scholarship to ERAU. “Academics and athletics were my original priorities when I arrived at Louisburg College. These two remained priorities, but other goals and responsibilities were developed. Academically, I was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society after my first semester, received a Lee-Fowler Scholar-Athlete Award every semester, and was in the top eight of my freshman class as a marshal for graduation. Athletically, I helped lead our NCJAA Division I varsity volleyball team as a captain to second place in our region. Professionally, I progressed in a part-time job as an office assistant at a local grocery store with twenty plus hours a week. Additionally, I have been fully participating as a Louisburg College student ambassador since the beginning of my third semester. All these things have made me a better student, professional, leader, athlete, and woman. ERAU has always been my dream school and I believe that as long as I am offered a chance, I can make my student career there just as successful as I did at LC.” Oh, yeah, and that scholarship? She won it. Way to go, Emily!

Dr. Martha Bragg Ms. Sue Bridgeman Brookwood Farms, Inc. Ms. Helen Elizabeth Broome Mr. Carl Wood Brown Ms. Velma Brown Mr. Charles Bryant Mr. Charles Burleson Mr. Charles A. Burns Mr. and Mrs. James Carnes Mr. Larry W. Castleberry Ms. Louise Braswell Cates Mr. James T. Chandler, IV Mr. Michael W. Chappell Ms. Frances Cherney Mr. G.W. Chichester Dr. Bart Cleary Ms Debbie Cobb Ms. Nada Cooke Ms. Haven Cooper Ms. Leej Copperfield Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Copping Ms. Elnora Cowart Mr. Robert Cox Mr. John Daly Ms. Ruth Daniels Mr. Charles Daniels, Mr. Frank Daniels Mr. Thomas Dark Mr. Reid Davis Mr. R.G. Dawson Ms. Eva Dearing Mr. and Mrs D. Tadley Deberry Mr. Jimmy Dew Dominion Foundation Ms Betty Dorsett Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dove Mr. J. Enid Drake Ms. Jane Dudley Mr. Carl Edwards Mr. Thomas S. Edwards Mr. Lee R. Everett Fairmont United Methodist Church Mr. Francis Falls Mr. Kenneth Faulkner Mr. James M. Featherston, Jr. First United Methodist Church Mr. Rob Fisher Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy W. Foster Mrs. Velma K. Foster Mr. George Fowler Mr. Maylon Frazier Ms. Elaine Fuller Mr. David Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Bill Galloway Ms. Marietta Garrett Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gaster, Jr. Mrs. Jean Blankenhorn Godbold Mr. David Godwin Mr. Jimmy Goldston Rev. Ray T. Gooch Mr. Willis Goodrum Mr. Samuel Greco Ms. Sarah Greene Mr. Graham Grissom Mr. William J. Hair Mr. Harry John Harles, Jr.

Ms Mary Hamlet Mr. John Hamlett Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hammer Mr. Leon Reid Harris Ms. Brenda Hawks Ms. Karen Heinich Mr. Robert Henley Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Hibbits Ms. Karen Hicks Rev. and Mrs. Edward F. Hill, II Ms. Margaret Hilton Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hinton, Jr. Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Hodgin HOLCIM Mr. James Butler Holding Mr. R. Adrian Holler Ms. Iris Howard Ms Lynda Hudson Mrs. Mary Wheless Hughes Mr. Richard Hunter, Jr. The Rev. Jack Manly Hunter Mr. J. William Hurley Mr. Arch Ingram, Sr. Mr. John Irving Ms. Alice Daeke Jacobs Mr. George Johnson Mrs. Janie Johnson Mr. Jesse L. Johnson, Jr. Ms. Carmen Johnston Mr. Bob Jones Mrs. Candace Lester Jones Mr. Russell Jones Mr. Marvin L. Jordan Mr. Morris E. Joyner Dr. Albert Kelling Mr. Leonard Kilian Mr. Wallace Kirby Mr. G.W. Knott Mr. Paul Koonce Mr. Timothy L. Kunkle Ms. Judy Kuykendall Ms. Lynda Laney Mr. John H. Lange, Jr. Ms. Katheryn Lewis Mr. William Lewis Dr. Bertrand L’Homme Mr. Henry D. Lindsay, III Mrs. Jane Linsky Mr. W. J. Little, Jr. Little River Corporation Mr. and Mrs. William R. Livingston, Jr. Louisburg Chiropractic Center Lucky Landports, Inc. Ms. Doris Marks Mrs. Rose Woodard Marshall Mr. Wilton Matthis Ms. Mildred Matthis Ms Betty Mattocks, Ms. Phyllis May Mr. Duane McDonald Ms. Gloria McFarland Mr. Charles Mercer Dr. and Mrs. D. Edmond Miller M. Kelly E. Miller Mr. Jason Modlin Mr. Rick Mohlmann Ms. Gwynn Torrence Morris

Mr. James Morris Mrs Robert Morris Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Morrisette, Jr. Ms. Anne Tucker Mulchi Dr. and Mrs. Felton Nease Mr. A. Marvin Newsom Nichols and Starnes Properties North Wake County Baseball Association, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dexter E. Oliver Mrs. Norma Patton Ms. Ann C. Pearce Mrs. Susie T. Perdue Mrs. Mary Peele Petteway Mr. John R. Poe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Pulliam, Jr. Rev. and Mrs. Roland W. Rainwater Mrs. Strowd Ward Riggsbee Mrs. Linda Robertson Mr. Herbert C. Rockefeller Mr. Robin R. Rose Dr. and Mrs. Robert Nathan Rosenstein Ms. Hazel Ross Ms. Ann Rowell Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Ruark Ms. Cynthia W. Satterfield Mr. Randy Sandlin Ms. Janice Sapp Mr. Alan Saunders Sellers, Inc Ms. Martha Shaffner Ms. Kimberly Shaw Mr. Jimmy Short Mr. Anthony Shortridge Ms. Edaphell Sims Mr. Creighton Wesley Sloan Mrs. Cozette Washburn Spears Spinners Fast Pitch Mr. and Mrs. E. Howard Stallings, Sr. Rev. and Mrs. Sidney Stafford Mr. Gilbert Stallings Mr. and Mrs. Graham Stallings Dr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart Mr. Raymond Stone Mr. and Mrs. James F. Strickland Mr. Paul Strickland Mr. Warren T. Strickland Ms. Patricia Sturgis Mr. Thomas Sturgis Mr. Terry Tate Ms. Frances Taylor Mr. Robert Taylor Ms. Joan Teifer Ms. Jennith Thomas Mrs. Juanita C. Thomas Ms. S. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Thompson Mrs. Mary Midyette Thompson Mrs. Ruby Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Timberlake Mr. Glen Titus Mrs. Linda Crocker Todd Tramway Veneers, Inc. Trinity United Methodist Church, Louisburg Ms. Sara Wagoner Mr. Ernest Walker


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Mrs. Doris Thompson Wall Mr. Edward Walukiewicz Ms. Jane Rosser Warfel Mr. Charles H. Warren Mr. and Mrs. William R. Waters Mr. John Weary Mr. John W. Wheelous, III Mr. Donald Whitaker Ms. Dorothy Blalock Whitfield Mrs. Louis R. Wilkerson Mr. Arnold Wilson Mr. Paul Lewis Wilson Mr. James Womble. Mr. Marcus Woodell Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Woodhouse, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Woodhouse, Jr. Mr. David Wright Mr William Wright Ms. Yvonne Winstead Yantsios Mr. Glen York The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Mr. S. Yow, III

CONTRIBUTORS Mr. Anthony Adams Mr. Benjamin Adcock Ms. Mavis Alder Mr. Robert Alexander Ms. Dianne Allert Ms. Jacquelyn Anderson Mr. Richard Auger Ms. Julie Bagley Ms. Phyllis Bailey Mr. Wayne Barker Mr. Paul Bass Mr. Johnathan Bates Mr. Warren Bell Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bethea Ms. Jade Biggio Mr. Samuel Blackwell Mr. David Blake Mr. William Bluler Ms. Nancy Bowers Mr. Randall Bowman Ms. Shannon Brade Dr. Martha Bragg Ms. Frances Brannan Mr. John Brewer Mrs. Louise Britt Mr. Walter Brown Dr. C. Edward Brown Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brown Ms. Loretta Buczek Mr. Jefferson Bullock Ms. Nancy Brugess Mr. William Burnette Ms. Sylvia Burns Mr. and Mrs. Claude Burrows Mr. Randall Calhoun Ms. Emma Callender Mr. Richard Casady Ms. Dorothy Casey Ms. Ernestine Chambers

Mr. Bob Chandler Mr. Christopher Clark Ms. Lola Clifford Mr. Larry Coffey Mr. and Mrs. David Coffey DBA Baseball Academy Mrs. Alicia Coffey Ms. Virginia Coleman Ms. Patricia Conner Mr. Thomas Costea Mr and Mrs. Richard Costner Ms. Mae Cox Ms. Barbara Crump Mr. Clifford Cutrell Ms. Margaret Dardess Mr. Terry Davis Mr. and Mrs. Greg Davis Mr. Steven Davis Mr. Charles M. Davis, Jr. Mrs. Carol Dennis Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Denton Ms Cynthia Depoy Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dinenna Ms. Patricia Dixon Ms. Ann Donnell Ms. Tabitha Dove Ms. Rachel Drale;y Ms. Elizabeth Dunn Mr. Wayne Earley Mr. Michael Eaves Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Edwards Ms. Margaret Edwards Ms. Alicia Eller Mr. and Mrs. William Emerson Mr. James Evans Ms. Donna Falkner Mr. Horace Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Sam Firetti Ms. Genya Forkish Mr. Kenneth Freeman Ms. Genevieve Gay Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Giani Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Gillis Mr. and Mrs. Fran Gimpel Ms. Pearl Gomo Ms. Betty Goodbar Mr. and Mrs. William Gotthart Ms. Joyce Grant Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gravitt Ms. Lisa Gray Ms. Judy Green Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Green Mr. Jeffrey Greentree Mr. Daniel Grinnan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guiliano Ms. Mary Gupton Mr. Willis Gupton Mr. Alfred Gwinn Ms. Tara Hamilton Ms. Martha Hanstein Mr. James Harper Mr. Robert Hays Ms. Martha Hedgepeth Mr. Roger Heflin Ms. Evelyn Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Herlocker Mr. John Herrmann


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BRITT COBB ‘69 Britt Cobb, a 1969 graduate of Louisburg College, was appointed to serve as secretary of the Department of Administration (DOA) by Governor Bev Perdue on January 6, 2009. He had served in that role since February 2006, and previously served five months as DOA’s chief deputy secretary for government operations. Cobb was raised on a Cob tobacco farm in the to Wilson County W town of Elm City. After leaving Louisburg, he graduated from the University of th North Carolina at N Chapel Hill in 1971 Cha with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He did post-graduate work in international marketing at the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix. Cobb began working in the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) in 1972 as a food-distribution representative. From 1976 to 1979, he served as the first director of agriculture in North Carolina’s European Office in Dusseldorf, West Germany. Before his appointment as interim agriculture commissioner in June 2003, Cobb served as assistant director of the NCDA&CS Marketing Division and was in charge of the international marketing program. In December 2003, he was appointed commissioner of agriculture, where he served until February 2005. Cobb has organized and participated in trade activities in more than sixty countries around the world and served on numerous boards and committees on international marketing and trade. He was a member of the executive committee of the Southern United States Trade Association and served as chairman of the organization’s marketing committee. He is past president of the N.C. World Trade Association. Cobb and his wife, Ann, live in Raleigh. He still owns the family farm in Wilson County.

Mrs. Maggie Hill Mrs Patricia Hill Mrs. Ruby Hinson Mrs. Patricia Hinton Ms. Jane Hohn Ms. Charity Holland Mrs. Hazel Holloman Mr. Joseph Hooks Mr. William Howe Mr. Gregory Huff Mr. James Humbel Mr. Robert Humbel Ms. Ina Hunsinger Mr. Carroll Hunt Mr. and Mrs. John Hunter Ms. Phyllis Ihrie Ms. Maryann Ikbal Mr. James Irion Dr. and Mrs. Irvine Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ivester Mr. Wilbur Jackson Mr. Donald Jaekel Ms. Sherry Jaranillo Mr. James Johnson Ms. Beatrice Johnson Mr. Larry Johnson Ms. Amy Johnson Mr. John Joyner Ms. Edna Joyner Ms. Mary Kate Keith Mr. Robert Kennedy Mr. Christopher Keravuori Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kilian Ms. Sara King Mr. John Kornblum Ms. Joyce Laino Mr. and Mrs. Neal Landrieu Mr. and Mrs. Donald Layton Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Linsky Ms. Rebecca Little Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Long Mr. and Mrs. Lance Loya Mr. Richard Lucus Mrs. Savannah Lukaszewski Mr. and Mrs. Greg Lyne Ms. Joan Mabes Ms. Karen Martin Ms. Carolyn Massey Mr. Shayne Matthews Ms. Lucille May Ms. Rita McCarthy Ms Barbara McCoy Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDonnell Mr. Bowen McKinney Mr. and Mrs. Amos McLamb Ms. Amy Scoggin McManus Mr. John Meeks Mr. Billy Merritt Mr. David Michael Ms. Charlese Miller Mr. David Minard Ms. Louise Mitchum Mr. James Moncure Ms Lillian Montalban Ms. Sharon Moore

Mr. Eugene Morris Ms. Wanda Mukherjee Mr. Raymond Murray Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murray Col. James Myers Ms. Carol Nael Mr. Win Neagle Mr. Paul Nevitt Ms. Marjorie Newbern Mr. George Newkirk Ms. Deborah Newman Mr. Walter Newman Ms. Mildred Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Knox Oakley Mr. Jeffrey Olbrys Ms. Kathryn Paul Mr. and Mrs. Terry Peaden Ms. Jane Pearce Mr. and Mrs. Sam Perdue Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Pleasants Ms. Mary Poage Mr. Robert Poole Ms. Melinda Pope Mr. Marcus Potter Mr. and Mrs. W. Leon Powell Ms. Margaret Pulley Mr. Chester Ragland Mr. Shaye Ray Ms. Barbara Raynor Mrs. Suzanne Rhodes Ms. Edna Rhodes Mr. Bernard Rice Ms. Fern Riggs Mr. Elbert Roberson Ms Sharon Roberson Ms. Margaret Robinson Ms. Pamela Ross Ms. Mitzi Rouse Ms. Mary Rupp Ms. Tracey Sala Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schammel Ms. Beverly Schultz Mr. Charles Schweikert Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seiler Ms. Mae Shaw Ms. Alice Short Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Shortridge Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Simmons Ms. Joan Sina Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Smith Ms. Cynthia Smith Mr. and Mrs. Julian Smith Ms. Evelyn Smithwick Mrs. Tammy Spake Mr. Emerson Spivey Ms. Margie Stafford Ms Jina Stamey Mr. Jimmy Starnes Ms. Darla Staton Mr. Charles Strother Mr. C. Boyd Sturges Mr. Andrew Sugg Ms. Betty Swindell


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Ms. Thelma Sykes Mr. William Taft Ms. Peggy Tate Ms. Lavonia Taylor Mr. Michael Tedder Mr. Norman Allen Tharrington Mr. Franklin Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thompson Ms. Jackie Thornton Ms. Helen Tomlinson Mr. Robert Turnage Ms. Karen Turner Mr. Samuel Tuten Mr. James Vaughan Mr. David Vaughan Mrs. Susan Wain Mr. Thomas Wallace Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace Mr. Robert Walton Mr. Thomas Wardrick Mr. Douglas Warrick Ms. Anne Weathersbee Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Webb Mrs. Doris West Mr. David Whitaker Mr. Robert White Mr. James M. White, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Bert Whitehurst Ms. Susan Whitfield Ms. Ann Whitley Ms. Connie Wicker Mr. Douglas Williams Mrs. Nellie Willliams Mr. Carlton Williamson Ms Helen Willie Mr. Julian Williford Ms. Patricia Willis Mr. Daniel Wilson Dr. George Wilson Ms. Grace Woodlief Mr. and Mrs. James Woods Mr. Robert Woodward Ms. Karen Woodward Mr. Keith Wrenn Mr. Thomas Yancey Mr. Maurice York

ESTATES Estate of Dr. Mary E. Bethea Estate of Nona Gamble Trust Estate of Dr. C. Ray Pruette

CORPORATIONS Chartwells Corporation Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated Franklin Veneers Harris Heavy Hauling Hon Company Novozymes North America, Inc Pizza Hut of Clinton

Progress Energy Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Dominion Foundation Duke Energy Foundation Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Glaxo SmithKline Hospira Employee Giving IBM Matching Grants Insurance Services Office, Inc. Metlife Foundation Progress Energy Matching Gifts Program State Farm Companies Foundation Wachovia Matching Gifts

FOUNDATIONS Nicholas Bunn Boddie & Lucy Mayo Boddie, Sr. Foundation James E. and Mary Z. Bryan Foundation Caterpillar Foundation The Community Foundation of Western NC Compton Family Foundation Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Golden LEAF Foundation Robert P. Holding Foundation Independent College Fund of NC Northwestern Mutual Foundation Seby B. Jones Family Foundation Victor R. Small Trust United Methodist Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation James and Vedna Welch Foundation Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation

DONORS TO ENDOWED FUNDS Ronald R. Bagwell Scholarship Mr. Ronald R. Bagwell Cameron Athletic Endowment Dr. W. John Cameron Coltrane-Robertson-Coleman Endowment Ms. Sue C. Robertson Coor Family Endowment Mrs. Katheryn Coor Lewis Mrs. Eugene Morris

John and Mattie Edwards Endowment Mrs. John L. Edwards R. Edward and Louise Hunter Endowment Mr. Richard E. Hunter, Jr. Blanche Hooper and Earl R. Meekins Endowment Mrs. Mary M. Beauchamp Mercer Scholarship Fund The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Mercer, Sr. Herbert and Elsie Miller Scholarship Dr. and Mrs. D. Edmond Miller William Moon and Jane Moon Linsky Endowment Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Linsky Mrs. Jane Moon Linsky State Farm Companies Foundation Gary Ward Paul Scholarship Endowment GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Reginald W. Ponder Endowment The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Reginald W. Ponder Joel Porter Counseling Center Endowment The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Reginald W. Ponder Mr. and Mrs. William R. Waters R. A. Endowed Scholarship Fund Mrs. Norma Millard Patton Mr. David M. Whitaker Naomi D. Shaw Endowment The United Methodist Church Technology Endowment Mr. Carroll Joyner Lillian B. Watson Endowment Mr. Theron P. Watson

HURRICANE CLUB Dr. W. John Cameron Mr. James T. Chandler, IV Ms. Sheilah Cotten Mr. J. Enid Drake Mr. Donald W. Fish Mrs. Hazel Holloman Mr. Morris E. Joyner Mr. Fred Roberson Rev. and Mrs. Reggie Rushing Mr. William C. Shelton


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DR. S.L. SHERRILL ‘71 Dr. S. L. Sherrill, LC class of ‘71, is the founder/superintendent of North Nor Raleigh Christian Academy (NRCA) A in i Raleigh, North Carolina. After receiving his A.A. A from Louisburg, Sherrill attended Texas Sh College of Theology Coll (ThB, ‘72),Tennessee Temple University (BA, ‘76), Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM, ‘79, ThD, 81), and Faith Seminary (MCE, ‘85, DCE, ‘88). In addition, he has 18 hours on the master’s level in counseling from Liberty University and 15 hours in Christian school administration from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Throughout his 38 years in Christian ministry, Dr. Sherrill has served in seven ministries as youth pastor, pastor, principal, administrator, and superintendent. He is a strong advocate of Kingdom education proclaiming the importance of linking the church and school with the family. He serves as the District 3 Representative for the Southeast Region of ACSI (Eastern North Carolina). He also consults with schools in governance, accreditation, strategic planning, and the development of staff and curriculum. NRCA has grown to 1330 students in Kindergarten-12th Grade in its short thirteen-year history under his leadership (www.nrcaknights. com). The school is in the middle of a six million dollar expansion, and as Wake County’s largest private school, this expansion will allow NRCA to grow from 1400 to 1800 students. He married Debbie Bierer in 1974. They were blessed with two daughters, Joy and Jennifer. They have four grandchildren: Emma (2) and Ava (1), the children of Kevin and Joy Mathes, and David Arthur (1) and Harper Joy (newborn), the children of Aaron and Jennifer Allsbrook.

Mr. Charles W. Strother Mr. Brinkley Wagstaff

CHURCHES Calvary United Methodist Women, Durham Fairmont United Methodist Church, Raleigh First United Methodist Church, Cary First United Methodist Church, Wilson Louisburg Baptist Church Louisburg College Chapel Sunday Offerings Louisburg United Methodist Church North Carolina Conference of the UMC Trinity United Methodist Church, Louisburg The United Methodist Church, Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Nashville, TN

COLLEGE FACULTY AND STAFF Mr. Michael Abernathy Mr. Brian Allen Mrs. Sandra Beasley Ms. Jade Biggio Mrs. Twana L. Biram Ms. Shannon Brade Dr. Martha Bragg Ms. Susan Bridgeman Mr. Matthew Brown Ms. Leej Copperfield Ms. Sheilah Cotton Mrs. Fonda Porter Mrs. Alicia Eller Mr. J. Craig Eller Mrs. Belinda Faulkner Ms. Genya V. Forkish Dr. Rodney Foth Mrs. Judy Green Mrs. Faye Griffin Mrs. Tara Hamilton Ms. Brenda G. Hawks Ms. Martha Hedgepeth Mr. John Herrmann Mrs. Maggie Hill Mrs. Patricia Hinton Mr. Will Hinton Mr. Michael Holloman Ms. Phyllis Ihrie Ms. Amy Johnson Mr. Lawrence Johnson Ms. Carmen Johnston Mrs. Candace Jones Mrs. Mary Kate Keith Dr. Mark La Branche Ms. Amy McManus Mr. John Meeks Mr. David Minard Mrs. Louise Mitchum Mr. Jason Modlin Mrs. Sharon Moore Mr. Win Neagle

Ms. Patrice Nealon Mr. Jeffrey Olbrys Ms. Carolyn Ormsby Mrs. Leigh Ann Parrish Mr. Robert Poole Mrs. Melinda Pope Ms. Donna Rhoden Mr. Bernard Rice Ms. Linda Robertson Mrs. Sandra Rushing Mrs. Tracey Sala Mr. Charles Sloan Mr. Charley-John Smith Mrs. Anna Stallings Mr. Michael Tedder Ms. Jennith Thomas Mr. James White Mrs. Norma White

FRIENDS OF THE ARTS Mr. L. C. Adcock Ms. Angela Adkins Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Allen Mrs. Helen S. Benton Mrs. Lillian Benton Mr. and Mrs. William L. Bluler Ms. Delano R. Borys Ms Marie Britt Mr. and Mrs. Claude F. Burrows Bob Butler Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Champion County of Franklin Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Edwards Mr. and Mrs. J. Craig Eller Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Faulkner First Citizens Bank Franklin County Arts Council Mrs. Emily Taylor Gardner* Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Giani Mrs. Celeste Hughes Hoffman Hon Company Industrial Design Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A Killian, Jr. Ms. Judy Kuykendall Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Long Mr. Robert L. Luddy Mr. and Mrs. J. Parker Lumpkin Mr. and Mrs. Roger Moulton Mr. Walter B. Newman Novozymes North America, Inc. Mr. Robert Poole Mr. and Mrs. John A. Rogers Mrs. Martha Cly Shaffner Mr. Joseph W. Shearon Mr. and Mrs. Julian J. Smith Mrs. Anna Stallings Mr. Howard Stallings Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Stone Ms Karen Turner Wake Electric Membership Corporation Mr. James V. Wells


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HONORARY GIFTS Gift in honor of Sandra Beasley Martha Bragg Gift in honor of Earl Beshears Thomas Loftis Gift in honor of Martha Bragg Sharon Moore Gift in honor of Clyde Brooks Thomas Loftis Gift in honor of Bob Butler Reginald Ponder Gift in honor of Belinda Faulkner Martha Bragg Sharon Moore Gift in honor of Kelly Foth Martha Bragg Gift in honor of Rodney Foth Martha Bragg Sharon Moore Gift in honor Harold L. Gillis, Jr. Harold Gillis, Sr. Gift in honor of Faye Griffin Martha Bragg Sharon Moore Gift in honor of Ellis Hall Katheryn Coor Lewis Gift in honor of Martha Hedgepeth Martha Bragg Gift in honor of Carah Herring Martha Bragg Gift in honor of Charity Holland Katheryn Coor Lewis Gift in honor of Gloria Holloway Martha Bragg Gift in honor of Dorothy Honeycutt Mr. Winfield S. Gardner Gift in honor of Fred and Malene Irons Katheryn Coor Lewis Gift in honor of Wil Jackson Thomas E. Loftis Gift in honor of Don Jenkins Thomas Loftis Gift in honor of Wallace Kirby Thomas Loftis

BILL CROSS ‘71 LC Board Member Bill Cross began his college career at Louisburg College, graduating in 1971 with an associates degree in liberal arts. In the fall of 1971 he enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1973 with a Bachelors degree in radioTV-motion pictures. Cross started his media career in 1970 as a staff announcer at WPTF Radio in Raleigh and later at WTVD-TV while still in college. After graduating from UNC-CH and serving in several advertising and marketing positions for regional and national companies, Cross joined First Citizens Bank as director of advertising in 1984, a position he held for nearly ten years.

Gift in honor of C.S. Loftis, Jr. Thomas Loftis Gift in honor of Thomas Loftis Wilbur Ivan Jackson Gift in honor of Walter McDonald Creighton W. Sloan Gift in honor of William McLean Winfield S. Gardner W. Lyndo Tippett Gift in honor of Jason Modlin Martha Bragg Sharon Moore Gift in honor of Sharon Moore Martha Bragg Gift in honor of Reginald Ponder Bob Butler Charles Sloan Gift in honor of Tracey Sala Martha Bragg Sharon Moore Gift in honor of Charles Sloan Reginald Ponder Gift in honor of Sidney Stafford Reginald Ponder

In 1993, he founded Cross + Associates as a creative boutique serving the financial services industry in three states. In 2002, he decided to refocus the company to become a full-service integrated marketing firm specializing in higher education, healthcare, and media services.

Gift in honor of Edith Toussaint Karen R. Heinich

As a community leader, Cross is dedicated to his downtown Raleigh church, Edenton Street United Methodist Church; the AdClub of the Triangle; and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

1937 Louise Teague Britt Charity Louise Holland Max M. Rhyne

He has been married to the former Linda Travis for 31 years. They reside in Raleigh and enjoy their condo in Myrtle Beach as often as they able.

Gift in honor of Nancy Williams Thomas Loftis

DONORS BY CLASS YEAR 1935 Frances Boyette Dickson Mary Alexander Poage 1936 Graham Grisson Iris Massey Howard

1938 Loyd V. Bell* Mattie Edwards Pearl Harris Gomo Charles H. Mercer, Sr. Roland W. Rainwater Mary Ayscue Rupp

1939 Richard D. Auger Elaine Weldon Fuller Margaret Von Cannon Hilton Arch Ingram, Sr. James F. Strickland 1940 Mavis McGowan Alder Sylvia L. Burns Ernestine Rose Rachel H. Draley Mae Asbell Shaw Franklin R. Thomas, Jr. 1941 Louise Braswell Cates Genevieve Hodgin Gay Jesse L. Johnson, Jr. Samuel A. Tuten, Jr. Jane Rosser Warfel Thomas E. Yancey 1942 Frances Terrell Cherney Virginia Spivey Coleman Louise Mason Cowart James M. Featherston, Jr. Willis F. Gupton Ruby Massenburg Hinson Jane Perry Pearce Norma Spruill Smith Nancy Hayes Yarborough 1943 Mary Handley Andrus Felix G. Banks Claude F. Burrows Jane Moon Linsky Evelyn Smithwick Turner 1944 Ruth Pegram Daniel Winfield S. Gardner Edna Moye Joyner 1945 Ann Dunham Donnell Leon R. Harris William D. Moon Earline Whitehurst Revelle Stroud Ward Riggsbee Frances Merritt Taylor 1946 Dorothy Casey Emily Taylor Gardner* Mildred Boney Matthis Helen Mansfield Willie Dudley B. Stallings 1947 Robert L. Alexander Lydia Greene Bowden C. Douglas Bryant Mae Bell Cox Clifford G. Cutrell


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Raymond A. Stone Betty Thigpen Swindell Doris Thompson Wall Nellie Stallings Williams G. Curtis Wilson 1948 William J. Hair David M. Whitaker Ray H. Womble Grace Hayes Woodlief 1949 W. Seymour Holt W. J. Little Beverly Moody Schultz Anne Jones Weathersbee 1950 Paul G. Bass David C. Blake Virginia Brittain Copping Ernest P. Gaster Betty Ellis Goodbar Sarah Vaughan Greene Mary Cooley Gupton Bowen G. McKinney Edna Johnson Rhodes Charles J. Schweikert Grady K. Snyder Mary Edwards Snyder Thelma Denton Sykes Glen York 1951 Joyce Boone Ammons Harvey L. Bedsole Marietta Jolliff Garrett Russel P. Jones Kathryn Ward Paul Joseph W. Shearon 1952 William H. Baker, Jr. Willis A. Goodrum Rubie Riggan Hecht Mary Wheless Hughes Donald C. Jaekel Emerson L. Spivey 1953 Marvin E. Baugh Robert E. Beck Edwin M. Driver M. Douglas Edwards Joyce Monk Hester J. William Hurley Marvin L. Jordan John F. Joyner Robert H. Kennedy Billy R. Merritt Wirgman C. Morrisette Anne Tucker Mulchi

1954 Rufus A. Baxley, Jr. Helen Elizabeth Broome Jerry A. Faulkner Hubert H. Hodgin Charles W. Strother Nell Alston Williams James F. Womble 1955 Curtis F. Adams, Sr. Ruby Harris Barbour Charles A. Burns 1956 Lola Joyner Clifford Nada Garber Cooke Margaret Swinson Edwards Mary Cooper Hamlet Doris Cochrane Marks Rose Woodard Marshall Wilton L. Matthis Barbara Bunn Tetterton Larry E. Tetterton Thomas L. Wallace Edwin W. Woodhouse, Sr. Yvonne Winstead Yantsios 1957 Harvey D. Byrd Gilbert M. Capps Larry W. Castleberry Carolyn V. Cotton 1958 Fred L. Bartholomew Patricia Wilson Dixon Marion F. Erwin Lucille Tippett May Gwynn Torrence Morris Barbara Jean Raynor Margaret Adcock Robinson 1959 Benjamin T. Adcock, Jr. Ruby Chewning Thompson 1960 Robert W. Alston, Jr. Velma Ferrell Brown Reid S. Davis Carol Hayes Dement Jimmy A. Dew Horace T. Ferguson Donald W. Fish Jimmy W. Foster Margaret Carroll Pulley Peggy Lee Wilder 1961 Jane Trump Hohn John H. Lange, Jr. Gloria Clayton McFarland

Warren T. Strickland Dorothy Blalock Whitfield Paul L. Wilson

Robert F. Stevens Robert L. Turnage Marcus G. Woodel

1962 Samuel R. Averette Fred S. Ayscue Walter H. Brown,III Robert E. Cox Francis F. Falls David L. Godwin, Jr. James K. Gregory Jack M. Hunter Rebecca Curry Little Fred Roberson Barbara Johnson Thompson

1967 James T. Chandler, IV Peter G. Griffin James T. Johnson Robert S. Ruark

1963 Emma Stephenson Callender Phyllis May John R. Poe, Jr Carolyn Binns Pulliam Walter M. Pulliam, Jr 1964 William H. Arrington Wayne M. Barker Samuel A. Blackwell Robert F. Fleming Faye Strickland Griffin Daniel Grinnan Alice Daeke Jacobs Barbara Hudson McCoy Jane Earley Newsome Betty Edwards Timberlake Charles M. Timberlake Julian H. Williford 1965 Thomas S. Edwards Alicia S. Eller Roger E. Heflin Gary R. Jones Marvin L.Pleasants Martha Cly Shaffner Glen N. Titus, Jr. Susan Wolfe Whitfield 1966 Carolyn Riddle Armstrong Ronald R. Bagwell Jefferson C. Bulluck Nancy McCrary Burgess Eva Williams Dearing George S. Fowler Jean Blankenhorn Godbold George E. Harris John D. Irving Suzanne Laughinghouse Kayne Henry D. Lindsay, III Sam N. Perdue Russell L. Sears Creighton W. Sloan


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1968 Carolyn Waller Anderson Berry O. Barbour Matthew A. Brown Lynda Wooten Hudson Richard E. Hunter, Jr. Sara Collier Newton Marcus H. Potter Deborah Broadwell Rosenstein Robert N. Rosenstein John F. Strotmeyer, Jr. Roger G. Taylor Patricia A. Willis 1969 S. Thomas Arrington, Jr. William T. Burnette David A. Michael, Jr. Mary Peele Petteway William C. Shelton Sara Threewitts Wagoner Charles H. Warren John F. Weary, Jr. John W. Wheelous Robert W. White Arnold W. Wilson 1970 Terry S. Davis Harry J. Harles James H. Vaughan, III Connie Womack Wicker 1971 William R. Cross Rebecca Murphy Duncan Hazel A. Ross Janice A. Sapp Emmett C. Snead, III 1972 Steven B. Davis Alice Mustian Short 1973 Alan C. Gibson Jeffrey A. Greentree Robert S. Hays, III Timothy L. Kunkle Chester S. Ragland Alan G. Saunders Maurice C. York

GAVIN GRISSOM ‘98 1974 James A. Harper Carlton F. Williamson 1975 James F. Ammons, Jr. Edgar W. Denton Robin R. Rose Neal D. Stewart Douglas R. Warrick 1976 Mary Lynne Benton Michael D. Eaves Joseph M. Hooks Kelly E. Miller David A. Vaughan Donald R. Whitaker, Jr. James M. White, Jr. 1977 James D. Bell Michael W. Boddie Sara Purser King Paul L. Nevitt 1978 Michael W. Chappell Robert W. Henley Stephen C. Matthews Pamela Myers Ross 1979 Thomas P. Dark George W. Newkirk Edwin W. Woodhouse, Jr. 1980 Julie Hinnant Bagley Cozette Washburn Spears 1981 Wayne M. Earley Randy A. Sandlin 1982 Michael L. Holloman Charles Floyd Murray, Jr. 1984 Haven Byrd Cooper Celeste Hughes Hoffman Ely J. Perry 1985 D. Tadley Deberry Christopher J. Keravuori 1987 John C.R. Lentz 1989 Christopher B. Clark Andrew M. Sugg

1990 Randall H. Bowman James H. Moncure Lisa Minton Robert Thomas E. Wardrick 1991 Johnathan M. Bates Peter H. Green 1992 Theron S. Sharber, Jr. 1993 Martha Edwards Hedgepeth 1995 Bryan W. Compton Lee R. Everett John T. Hamlett Norman A. Tharrington 1997 Mitzi Rouse 1999 Candace Lester Jones Karen M. Martin Jina D. Stamey 2001 Carmen Scarboro Johnston 2006 Daniel O. Wilson 2009 Emily Angell

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CLUB Thanks to the generosity of the Golden Anniversary Club – alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago – $20,578 was raised between June 1, 2007-May 31, 2009 to support new outside lighting for the Auditorium/Theater Complex and to digitize and catalog College historic photographs.

Circle of Giving Contributors Mr. Curtis F. Adams, Sr. Mrs. Mavis McGowan Alder Mr. Robert L. Alexander Mr. William H. Baker, Jr. Mr. Felix G. Banks Mrs. Ruby Barbour Mrs. Alyse B. Barnes Mr. Marvin E. Baugh Mr. Rufus A. Baxley, Jr. Mr. Robert E. Beck Mr. Harvey L. Bedsole Mrs. Genevieve Ellis Bell

Gavin Grissom, a 1998 LC graduate and nephew of Speech and Drama Professor CharleyJohn Smith and his wife, English Instructor Rita Smith, is realizing his dream of becoming a professional actor. While attending LC, Grissom performed in several plays, including “Cabaret” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” Grissom was encouraged by his uncle to further his education at ECU, which has an excellent musical theater program. After graduating with an MFA in musical theater, Grissom moved to New York City, but soon realized the concrete-jungle atmosphere of the Big Apple was not for him. He then moved to Los Angeles, CA, where his acting career flourished. Not long after arriving in LA, he found work in a musical version of Disney’s “Snow White” in which he played dwarves Sleepy, Sneezy, and Dopey. He also began performing in commercials for Country Music Television’s “Popularity Contest” and several AOL ads. In 2005, he was selected for the role of Arnie in the film “High Hopes.” The film, which is directed by Joe Eckardt, also stars Lacey Chabert of the TV series “Party of Five” and Jason Mewes of “Clerks” fame. “High Hopes” was released in May 2009 and is currently available on DVD.

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wendy perry ‘80 1980 LC Alumna and Outdoor Living Consultant Wendy Perry owns Living…inside OUT!, where she designs and builds outdoor living spaces, including kitchens, showers, fire areas, meditation rooms, and anything else one can imagine. She also offers select grills, cabinetry, appliances, countertops, wood-burning pizza ovens, ceramic grills, outdoor TVs and other “backyard resort” needs. As she likes to say, “It’s IN to be OUT!” For the past three decades, Perry has also worked inside, as a culinary artisan, home economist, and a personal chef, cooking tasty meals for clients. She caters dinner parties and other small events; teaches cooking classes; judges cooking contests; and conducts culinary demos. Perry is also working on a cookbook featuring NC produced/grown products and commodities. She was recognized this year with the “Legacy of Leadership Award” by the College of Human Ecology at East Carolina University. She lives in Franklin County in the Pilot area with her 13year old Speagle (cocker spaniel/beagle), Chamblee. To learn more about Perry’s culinary adventures and outdoor living services, please visit and


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Jim Hogsett, a 1964 graduate of LC, is the founder and president of Worker Ministries in Elon, North Carolina. He is also a writer for Guideposts Magazine and author of the book, A Worker Need Not Be Ashamed. Worker Ministries was created to promote the Christian work ethic. Their website provides helpful and free information to workers, including how to find one’s calling, how to find the right job to fulfill that calling, a monthly newsletter, and other valuable work tools. The web site is (Picture: Hogsett entertaining children at St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, TN)

Mr. David C. Blake Mrs. Helen Ayscue Bonner Mrs. Louise Teague Britt Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Broome Mrs. Betty Williams Brown Dr. C. Douglas Bryant, Sr. Mr. Charles Allen Burns Mr. and Mrs. Claude F. Burrows Mr. Ernest R. Carter Mrs. Larry W. Castleberry Mr. Carroll F. Chauncey Mrs. Frances Terrell Cherney Mrs. Virginia Spivey Coleman Mrs. Nada Garber Cooke Mrs. Louise Mason Cowart Mrs. Mae Bell Cox Mrs. Ruth Pegram Daniel Ms. Katherine Davis Mrs. Elizabeth Beasley Dickerson Mrs. Patricia Wilson Dixon Mr. Edwin M. Driver Mr. M. Douglas Edwards Mr. John V. Evans Mr. James M. Featherston, Jr. Mr. William P. Franklin Mrs. Elaine Weldon Fuller Mrs. Emily Taylor Gardner* Mrs. Marietta Jolliff Garrett Mrs. Pearl Harris Gomo Mrs. Betty Ellis Goodbar Mr. Willis A. Goodrum Mrs. Sarah Vaughan Greene Mrs. W. M. Greene Mr. William D. Griffin, Jr Mr. Graham Grissom Mr. Willis F. Gupton Mr. Robert Ray Harris Mrs. Rubie Riggan Hecht Mrs. Jane Trump Hohn Mr. and Mrs. Bernard B. Hollowell Mrs. Mary Wheless Hughes Mr. John William Hurley IBM Matching Grants Mr. Arch Ingram, Sr. Mr. Jerry M. Ingram Mrs. Hazel Davis Jernigan Mr. Horace Jernigan Mr. Jesse L. Johnson, Jr. Mr. Graham C. Kennedy Mr. Robert Henry Kennedy Mrs. Audrey Todd King Mrs. Katharine Champion Kinton Mrs. Lucille McPherson Kirkland Mrs. Jane Moon Linsky Mr. W. J. Little, Jr. Mrs. Virginia Deibel Lundell Mrs. Joy Hamlin Mangum Manie P. Currin & Associates, LLC Mrs. Doris Cochrane Marks Mrs. Mildred Boney Matthis Mrs. Mary Waring McLean Mr. William H. Melson, Jr. Mr. David Miller Mr. William David Moon Mr. Wirgman C. Morrisette, Jr.

Mrs. Shirley Smith Nifong Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Niquette Mrs. Kathryn Ward Paul Mrs. Jane Perry Pearce Mr. William G. Pitts Queen St. United Methodist Church Mr. Roland W. Rainwater, Jr. Mrs. Barbara Jean Raynor Mrs. Edna Johnson Rhodes Mrs. Fern Tharrington Riggs Mrs. Strowd Ward Riggsbee Mrs. Ann Parkin Rowell Mrs. Mary Ayscue Rupp Mrs. Beverly Moody Schultz Mr. Claude S. Sharpe Mrs. Mae Asbell Shaw Mrs. Martha Denton Shearin Mr. Joseph W. Shearon Mrs. Jewel Smith Shotwell Mrs. Evelyn Smithwick Turner Mr. and Mrs. Grady King Snyder Mr. Emerson Leo Spivey, Jr. Mr. Graham Clark Stallings Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Allen Stone Mr. James F. Strickland Ms. Betty Thigpen Swindell Mrs. Frances Merritt Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Tetterton Mrs. Janet Griffin Turner Mr. Samuel A. Tuten, Jr. Mrs. Doris Thompson Wall Mrs. Ruth Coggins Ward Mrs. Jane Rosser Warfel Water Technology & Controls, Inc. Mrs. Anne Jones Weathersbee Mrs. Phyllis Bailey Whitaker Mrs. Virginia Stephenson Wilkinson Mr. Douglas Williams Mrs. Nellie Stallings Williams Mrs. Louise McCullen Williams Mrs. Helen Mansfield Willie Mrs. Nancy Rollins Wilson Mr. James F. Womble Mr. Edwin W. Woodhouse, Sr. Mrs. Grace Hayes Woodlief

MEMORIAL GIFTS Gift in memory of Edna Earle Baker Katheryn Coor Lewis Gift in memory of Barney Bass John Strotmeyer, Jr. Gift in memory of B.C. Bean Thomas Loftis Gift in memory of Alice Edwards Bliley John Strotmeyer, Jr. Gift in memory of Franklin Bowden Lydia Greene Bowden David M. Whitaker Gift in memory of Carl Wood Brown Carl W. Brown


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Gift in memory of Harry Coor Katheryn Coor Lewis Eugene Morris Gift in memory of Worth Cotton Carolyn Cotton Gift in memory of Lida Davis Horace Jernigan Norma Patton David M. Whitaker Gift in memory of Eugene D. Donner John Strotmeyer, Jr. Gift in memory of James H. Edwards Eugene Morris Gift in memory of Fred Fearing Sarah Foster Russell Frazier Gift in memory of Gary Gerloff John Strotmeyer, Jr. Gift in memory of James R. Godwin Russell Frazier Gift in memory of J.M. Harrison John Strotmeyer, Jr. Gift in memory of Julia Kornegay C. Edward Brown, Jr.

Gift in memory of Millard I. Patton Norma Patton Gift in memory of Duffy Paul Sarah Foster Strowd Riggsbee Gift in memory of William D. Pleasants, Sr. Marvin Lewis Pleasants Gift in memory of Edith Powers Katheryn C. Lewis Gift in memory of C. Ray Pruette Sarah Foster Sue Guerrant Bland B. Pruitt, Jr. Maurice C. York Thomas S. Yow, III Gift in memory of William “Bill” Sadler Marvin L. Jordan Gift in memory of Leila Schulman John Strotmeyer, Jr. Gift in memory of Alice Starnes John Strotmeyer, Jr. Gift in memory of Blanche Warren Pearl Gomo Gift in memory of Seth Washburn Cozette Washburn Spears

Gift in memory of Mendall Long Charles W. Burleson

CESCA WATERFIELD ‘89 LC alumna Cesca Janece Waterfield recently had a manuscript accepted for publication by Two-Handed Engine Press of New York City. Bartab: An Afterhours Ballad is a story in verse and shortfiction. The publishers have not yet confirmed the exact publication date, but pu iit will be sometime in early 2010; a regional book tour is planned. Cesca attended C Louisburg College in Lou 1988-89 and transferred to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in psychology. Her poetry and fiction has been published in journals including the Blue Collar Review, Ghent Reader, Powhatan Review, Metabolism, RVA Magazine, and more. She is a journalist and editor of a weekly newspaper in Richmond.


LESLIE ALSING ‘85 Leslie Alsing attended Louisburg College from 1983-1985. She grew up traveling, as her father was in the Air Force. She graduated from a small country high school and knew she was not ready for a large university, but wanted the “away from home” college experience, which is what Louisburg offered. She says she was also not the best high school student as far as making honor roll and other academic achievements, and was more into music, band, and extra curricular activities.


Rered LC Basketball Coach Enid Drake (far le) celebrated his 80th birthday with friends and family last August at the Green Hill Country Club. His daughter, Becky Joyner (pictured right) says the party led to the idea of a men’s basketball scholarship fund that has now been established for the College. Also pictured (center) is former team manager, Charles Oliver.

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She knows Louisburg College was the right fit for her. “It’s perfect for the student who has the desire for higher education but just needs the personal attention that the large universities are not able to provide,” says Alsing. “The faculty gives support but does not coddle the student. They challenge you to challenge yourself!” She went on to earn her B.S. degree in 1987 from Old Dominion University and is now a provider relations coordinator for Hospice of Virginia.

New faces on campus this year... Mike Abernathy, Director of Financial Aid Abernathy attended UNCW where he earned a B.S. in computer science with a minor in business. Terrie Blumenauer, EPA and OSHA Coordinator Bluemnauer received her B.S. in biology from Stetson University in Florida.

Paul Ryan Opanasenko, Police Officer Opanasenko has a B.S. in marketing with a minor in information technology from UNCW Cameron School of Business. He completed North Carolina basic law enforcement training at Brunswick Community College in 2008.

Kurt Carlson, VP for Institutional Advancement Carlson holds a B.A. international relations from Beloit College, Beloit, WI. He comes to Louisburg from Elon University where he served as the Director of Development.

Leigh Anne Parrish, Audiovisual Services Manager/ Marketing Assistant Parrish earned her B.S. in industrial technology with a concentration in technical photography from Appalachian State University.

Diane Cook, Biology Professor Cook, who has taught part-time at LC for five years, transitioned to a full-time position in 2009. She holds a B.S. from Penn State and a Ph.D. from Hahnemann University in PA.

Stuart Chase Slinkard, Police Officer Slinkard is currently a student at Cape Fear Community College. He completed North Carolina basic law enforcement training at Brunswick Community College in 2009.

Alice Davis, Chaplain Davis is a graduate of Mount Olive College, where she received her B.A. in religion, and Duke University, where she completed her master of divinity degree.

Stephen Sparks, Physical Plant Director Sparks comes to Louisburg from North Carolina Wesleyan College where he served as the director of their physical plant for seventeen years.

Tony B. Drake, Police Officer Drake completed the North Carolina basic law enforcement training at Craven Community College in 1996 and graduated from the Augusta Maine Police Academy in 2007.

Andy Stokes, Head Coach -- Women’s Soccer Stokes comes to LC from the Triangle Futbol Club. He is a graduate of Reading College of Technology, Reading England.

Stephanie D’Souza, Associate Director of Admissions D’Souza received her B.A. in international relations and Italian from Dickinson College and earned her M.A. in eduation policy and leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Jean Swanson, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Swanson holds an A.S. in liberals arts and sciences from Monroe Community College and a B.A. in arts in English and adolescent education from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.

E. Anton Edwards, Police Officer Edwards graduated from Essex County Vocational-Technical High School in Bloomfield, New Jersey and went on to complete basic law enforcement training at Vance Granville Community College in 2009. Samantha Ellison, Administrative Assistant for Academic Life Ellison holds a B.S. in business administration from Ohio Northern University. Kris Hoffler, English Professor Hoffler holds a B.A. from Campbell University and an M.A. in English literature from ECU. He has completed post-graduate work at NC State and Oxford University. Tommy Jenkins, English Professor Jenkins, now a full-time professor, taught English part-time during the 2007-2008 academic year. He holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a double major in English and radio, television, and motion pictures. He has an M.A. in fine arts from Columbia University and an M.A. in fine arts with a fiction concentration from NC State. Jeffrey Linney, Police Chief Linney received his associate in applied science in industrial safety, security, and health management technology from Central Piedmont Community College; a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Gardner Webb University; an M.S. in instructional technology from the Donald R. Watson School of Education, - UNCW; and completed North Carolina basic law enforcement training at Catawba Valley Community College.

Melissa Sykes, Financial Aid Coordinator Sykes graduated from Nash Community College in 2004 with an A.A.S. in criminal justice technology. She then went on to graduate from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2008 with a B.A. in justice studies. She is currently enrolled at Capella University working on a masters in counseling. Stephanie Buchanan Tolbert ‘97, VP for Enrollment Buchanan worked at the College from 2003 - 2007, serving in dual roles as both the vice president for enrollment management and as an adjunct business professor. Tolbert received an A.A. from Louisburg College in 1997; a B.S. in mass communication from Meredith College in 1999; and went on to earn her M.B.A. from East Carolina University in 2002. Katie Vistine, Assistant Atheletic Trainer Visitine is a 2007 graduate of Elon University where she earned her B.S. in athletic training. While completing an M.S. degree in kinesiology at Michigan State University, Visintine worked for the Portland, Michigan school system as the head athletic trainer for Portland High School. Steven Whitfield ‘02, Police Officer Whitfield recieved his A.A from Louisburg College and went on earn his B.A. in Sociology/Criminology from UNCG. He has completed basic law enforcement training, holds certification as an emergency medicine techician, and certification as a NC fire fighter level 2.

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS The Cecil W. Robbins Public Service Award – established in 1997 in honor of President Emeritus, Dr. Cecil W. Robbins. This award, presented during Alumni Weekend, honors an alum or member of the community who has shown exceptional dedication to Louisburg College by contributing outstanding and meaningful service to the College. The individual is selected based on his/her contributions of time, effort, and/or commitment, and for enriching the mission and standing of Louisburg College. The Distinguished Alumnus Award – established in 1978 This award, presented during Alumni Weekend, is given to an alum who is an outstanding ambassador of Louisburg College, personifies the highest values on which the College was founded, and is renowned in his or her community, family, and church. The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award - established in 1993 This award, presented during Alumni Weekend, recognizes and honors an alum who has graduated within the past 20 years and who has achieved significant accomplishments in a profession or in the community.

LOUISBURG COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ~ alumni awards nomination form ~ Please ll-out the following informaon to the best of your ability and return in the envelope provided in this magazine: Check which award you are nominang this person for: UCecil W. Robbins Public Service Award (open to alumni and friends of the College) UDisnguished Alumnus Award (must have aended Louisburg College) UOutstanding Young Alumnus Award (must have aended Louisburg College within the past 20 years) Name of Nominee:___________________________________________________________________________ Year of Graduaon from Louisburg College:________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone number:______________________________ e-mail:_________________________________________ How do you know this nominee:________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Educaon (beyond Louisburg College):___________________________________________________________ Degrees received:____________________________________________________________________________ Major:_____________________________________________________________________________________ Occupaon:_________________________________________________________________________________ Current or last place of employment:_____________________________________________________________ Contribuons to profession:____________________________________________________________________ Professional awards received:___________________________________________________________________ Volunteer/Civic/Church aliaons and accomplishments:____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Honors received:_____________________________________________________________________________ Service to Louisburg College:___________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please write a brief statement on a separate sheet of paper, explaining why this nominee is deserving of the award. Your Name:_________________________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:______________________________ e-mail:_________________________________________________ Strong Foundations for Great Futures {25}

WHAT A YEAR LADY ‘CANES COMPETE IN NATIONALS The Louisburg College women’s basketball team played hard during the NJCAA 2008-09 Division II Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament last March in Peoria, Illinois. The road to the championship included beang Brunswick Community College in the semi-nals on Friday, February 27, 69 to 49, then facing region rivals Wilkes Community College in the championship on Sunday, March 1, sealing the victory with a score of 62 to 48. They went on to defeat Illinois Valley Community College Monday, March 9, with a final score of 84 to 78. Their rst game of the tournament against North Arkansas Community College, March 18, led to a 57 to 56 victory. They advanced to the quarter nals, but were defeated by high-powered Schoolcra College of Michigan 66 to 46. The Lady ‘Canes would play their nal game of the Tournament for the 5th place spot, but came up two points short against Kankakee Community College with a final score of 60 to 58.

BACK ON THE COURTS With less than two months away from the NJCAA Basketball Region X Tournaments, the basketball teams are working hard to shake o the lag of Christmas break. The Hurricanes had a busy start to their season, hosng two tournaments in the month of November alone. The Coca-Cola Classic and the Roger Taylor Classic brought in new compeon for the ‘Canes to play against. Currently, they are soaring strong with a record of 11-2. With seventeen games le before the region tournament, the team is in posion to be a strong contender for the tle. The Lady ‘Canes are looking for a repeat performance this year, with hopes of a return to the NJCAA Naonal Tournament. The team played well the rst half of the season and posted a record of 8-3. Sixteen games remain on the schedule for regular season compeon for the Lady Canes, including the Annual Pizza Hut Classic in late January. The Lady ‘Canes will be ready for compeon when March Madness rolls around.

MEN’S SOCCER TAKES 4TH IN THE NATION Aer a long and hearelt ght, Louisburg College men’s soccer team nished the season in 4th place at the NJCAA Naonal Tournament, with a 3-0 loss to Schoolcra College. Janny Rivera was named First Team All-American and Carl Munday was named Second Team All-American. Congratulaons to the Hurricanes for an outstanding season!

IIN N SPORTS! FOOTBALL TEAM RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITIONS Aer a seventy-year absence, the decision was made in 2005 to bring football back to the Louisburg College campus. The 2009 season marked the h season for the Hurricanes and proved to be a banner year for this young team. Under the leadership of Head Coach John Sala, the ‘Canes made history by defeang Erie Community College by a 36-19 margin. This was the rst NJCAA win for the football team since the program became a sanconed member in 2008. Recognion by the NJCAA connued throughout the season, including a break into the NJCAA Top 20 Teams Poll. Jameze Massey was named the NJCAA Special Teams Player of the Week. Both he and teammate Jamel Coles received All-American tles for the 2009 NJCAA Football season. The Hurricanes nished their season with a strong overall record of 6-4. We look forward to following this developing team as they connue to set records and make history for Louisburg College.

SOFTBALL TEAM FINDS SUCCESS ON AND OFF THE FIELD Fourteen of the eighteen players on the women’s soball team received a 3.0 or beer last semester. The team GPA for Fall ‘09 was a 3.3, with players Amanda Woolard and Megan Murray having the two highest GPAs on the team at 3.8. On Saturday October 3rd, the team hosted its rst and highly successful Hurricane Classic Soball Tournament. Look for the Lady ‘Canes to have a strong season this spring.

GOLF The Louisburg College men’s varsity golf team concluded their fall season with a second place nish in the Region X Fall Championship. Host Sandhills Community College beat Louisburg College by four strokes in two rounds of play. The Championship was held at Lile River Golf Resort in Carthage, NC on Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 9-10 and included six dierent colleges within Region X. Louisburg College golfers, Jusn Foster and Brandon Smith, ed for second place individual honors with a 153 stroke total. The varsity and junior varsity teams have achieved six rst place, three second place, and eight third place nishes for the fall season. The spring season begins around February 15th.

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CLASSES OF 1951 AND 1952 Carol Drake Majors ‘51, Felton Parker ‘51, Donald Jackel ‘52, and Joesph Niquette ‘51 have met every winter in Port Charlotte, FL for the past ten years. Until her death, Jennette Miller Eles ‘52 also joined them on the trip. Elbert H. Phelps ‘52 retired from the NC Farm Bureau in the late 1990’s and is enjoying his retirement and good health. Sue Hodgin ‘52 says her life has been wonderful, fulfilling, and brimming with friends. As a senior in a larger college, she married a Louisburg classmate. They have two wonderful children who have their own marriages and children. She is thankful every day that Louisburg was her first college experience. CLASSES OF 1953-1955 AND 1956-1957 Mavin Gregory ‘55 married Carolyn Davis Gregory ‘57 in 1957. The couple have two adult children, Michelle Gregory Graham and Bradley Davis Gregory, and have three grandchildren. Marvin is still active in the real estate business in Richmond, VA. Peggy Minor ‘57 recently retired from the Durham Public School System where she worked as a media specialist for 32 years. CLASSES OF 1959 AND 1960 Peggy Wilder ‘60, Mary Creech Foster ‘59, Velma Ferrell Brown ‘60, and Alice Strickland Fish ‘59 made a trip to Beech mountain together in October 2009 for “four wonderful days,” according to Wilder. Louisburg ladies on a trip to Beech Mountain CLASS OF 1966 Marie Johnson Bearden retired last year from working in the North Carolina judicial system. She is spending a lot of time in Beaufort attending soccer games and dance lessons for her grandchildren, Katelyn and Cody. She enjoys walking on the beach, shelling, and watching dolphins.


CLASS OF 1967 James Chandler and his wife, Mary Jo, are grandparents for the seventh time. Alison Ann Siembieda was born in New Haven, CT on April 21, 2009. CLASS OF 1968 After living in Greensboro, Georgia for ten years, Becky Forrest Hanner and her husband, Ron, have decided to head further south. In March of 2009, they moved to central Florida at Harbor Hills Country Club in Lady Lake, which is between Ocala and Orlando. CLASS OF 1969 Jim White is currently teaching history at Mount Olive College in New Bern. He is married to Nancy Brinson White and they just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary, They have three sons and one granddaughter. He is in the process of publishing a book, Portsmouth Island: A Walk Into the Past. He is also finishing up his second master’s degree from ECU in American history and working on an M.A. thesis on colonial New Bern. CLASS OF 1970 Carol Pickett Howard is living in West Linn (Portland area), Oregon and is a manager of promotions for Oregon Public Broadcasting. CLASS OF 1971 Kay Bailey asks the Louisburg College community to pray for her. She had spine surgery in 2006 and became paralyzed from complications from the surgery. Ginger (Smith) Craig Maynard married Frank Maynard seven years ago. She has two daughters who are both married. Maynard is the senior vice president of training for Doncaster, a direct sales ladies’ apparel company, and travels the nation working with management and consultants. Her mother, Christine Shearin, who attended Louisburg College in 1941, passed away in 2001. Her daughter, Lindsay Craig, was a member of the LC Class of 1999. CLASS OF 1975 Rosanne Johnson Davis graduated from NC State in December 1982. She is married and is now

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retired from a career in sales and marketing. Davis is a master gardener in Pitt County and enjoys exercising and golf. CLASS OF 1977 Kevin Kellogg, who earned his MBA after attending LC, is the CEO for a multispecialty medical center in Atlanta.

Jim Bell was appointed as the pasKevin Kellogg tor of Rosemary United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids a little over a year ago. He and his family were members of the church while he was growing up and he feels honored to “be able to give back to the congregation that had such a positive and profound influence on [his] spiritual formation.” On September 27, 2009 his brother Glen, an executive pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, preached the homecoming sermon at Rosemary United Methodist Church. To see the article that ran about the brothers in the September 25, 2009 issue of The Daily Herald (Roanoke Rapids), go to, then click on “Advanced Search” and type in “Brothers Share Valley Pulpit, September 25, 2009.”

CLASS OF 1982 Nash Community College Instructor Marbeth Holmes attended the 20th Annual Oxford Roundtable, the focus of which was, “The Idea of Education in 19th-Century Women’s Writing.” She presented her paper, “Circumstances of the Female Intellect: 19th Century American Women Who Opposed Scholarly Education.” Her research examines religious objections to the education of 19th Century American women and the subsequent negative impact on quality of life for those women who pursued education. CLASS OF 1983 Randy Brantley serves as the leadership development officer for Habitat for Humanity International. He represents HFHI and four Charlottearea Habitat affiliates in their relationships with significant individual supporters. Since joining the international non-profit, Brantley has traveled to Guatemala for a house build and the Philippines for the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum. CLASS OF 1990 Lewis Bridgforth, III is employed at Health Care Service Corporation as a quality specialist, assisting tier 1-4 projects for compliance with governance processes and NAIC/MAR. On a personal note, he says he is very proud of his 14-year-old daughter who is in 9th grade and doing very well.

CLASS OF 1979 Thomas Philip Dark was T aawarded a U.S. plant patent tthis spring for his hybrid gardenia, The Crown Jewel. It d iis a cold-hardy, dwarf, double blooming gardenia. He has b distributed the plant to nurserd ies nationwide and overseas The Crown Jewel to Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Dark operates Oakmont Nursery in Siler City and is currently breeding new plants for possible introduction. In 1981, John Harris established a civil consulting engineering practice in Raleigh, NC. He has many joys in his life, he says, including his wife Cheryl, her two daughters, Melanie and Lauren, his two sons, Michael and Bryan, and a grandson, Joseph. Harris is an active member of Providence Baptist Church where he sings in the choir and does acting roles in Christmas productions. He has coached youth baseball for 28 years, and will start year 29 next fall with his grandson, Joseph. He says God’s Grace has given him the strength and wisdom to both persevere and prosper, in good times and bad.


CLASS OF 1993 Heather Seanor Malone earned her M.A. in creative writing in 2000. She was married in July 2003, gave birth to a girl in April 2007, and a boy in August 2009. She is currently teaching high school English in Pasadena, CA.


CLASS OF 1994 Jennifer Acey Herman married Charles Brian Herman on October 18, 2008. They reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After leaving LC, Herman attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA where she received Newlyweds Jennifer Acey Herman and Charles her bachelors degree in Herman communications. She is currently employed by Ivy Ventures, LLC as a hospital service representative.


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Tammy Pearce married John Augsburger on September 24, 2009 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The couple reside in Zebulon, NC.

CLASS OF 2004 Cassandra Calwell, former Lady Hurricane basketball player and ODU Lady Monarch basketball player, is currently employed as an associate producer for the Jerry Springer Show in Stamford, CT. Previously she worked for the WWE and ESPN in production.

CLASS OF 1995 Nedra Mathews’ company, Truth Monitoring Systems, has a recently developed software approved by the USPTO. The software is either encrypted into the programming for a cell phone or worn separately. In the commission of any crime, date-rape, abduction, or assault, a victim can either, via voice prompt or by touch, initiate an audio and/or video recording of the attack as it happens and it instantly downloads to the victim’s PC and to Truth Monitoring Systems, alerting the proper authorities (

Cassandra Calwell

Anthony Hearn opened Rosewood Florist in Eden Mall in Chatham, VA in September 2008. Hearn says his interest in floral design began when he was a student at Louisburg College. CLASS OF 2005 Erik James Lovett married Leah Rose Quinn on November 21, 2009.

CLASS OF 1997 Jennifer Ann Mitchell married Ron Wheeler on October 22, 2009. She is the program coordinator for the NC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CLASS OF 2007 Kyle Perkins, who graduated from LC and moved on to the plant science program at North Carolina State University, has established his own landscaping company and is “extremely pleased to be caring for the grounds of Louisburg College,” his alma mater.

Byron White married his wife Dabney in May 2002 after meeting her at Radford University where he graduated with a BS in Art/Graphic Design. He is currently employed as a Sr. Database Designer by BAE Systems. He is also contracted to the Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, N9, for the Navy and recently passed his certification exam for Security +. He and his wife have two girls (Abigayle, 3, and Grace Anne, 8 months) and reside in his hometown of Yorktown, VA. CLASS OF 2003 Charles Oliver of Richmond, VA was named head coach of the Steward Middle School boys’ basketball team for 6th and 7th graders in June 2009.



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Experience the Arts at Louisburg College!

Allen de Hart Concert Series

Traveling Exhibition Series

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Sunday, March 28, 2010 – 2 pm


RAT PACK ENCORE Friday, April 16, 2010 – 8 pm

Ceramic Sculpture by Mark Gordon Wednesday, March 17– April 18, 2010

SPRING STUDENT ART SHOW Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – 7pm

For more information, please visit our website at

Own a piece of Louisburg College history! The 2010 Louisburg College calendars are on sale now. This unique calendar takes you on a pictorial stroll through time, with pictures from the College dating as far back as the early 1900s up to the present day. To view the calendar, please visit our website and click on the calendar link. To purchase a calendar, please send a check for $12.95 (made out to Louisburg College) to:

Brandy Gupton Louisburg College Bookstore 501 North Main Street Louisburg, NC 27549

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In their honor, we remember... CLASS OF 1935 William O. Smith CLASS OF 1939 Max Melving Rhyne passed away June 5, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

CLASS OF 1956 Peggy Holt McCarter of Graham, NC passed away October 3, 2009 at the age of 72. She grew up in Burlington and was the former president of Alamance Community College. She is survived by her husband, Dr William Ronald McCarter, two daughters, and five grandchildren. She loved to sing in the choir at Emmanuel UMC in Burlington.

Henrietta “Frances� Bunch passed away July 25, 2009. CLASS OF 1959 Marion Crawley III

CLASS OF 1940 Luby Clyde Pulley, Jr. passed away October 1, 2009.

Charles Glosson

Margaret Senter passed away in 2009.

George Partin CLASS OF 1941 Lucille Smith Ivey passed away October 10, 2009. CLASS OF 1945 Anna Lucille Eakes Boone of the Cleveland community passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Granville County. A 1944 graduate of Cleveland School, she attended Louisburg College and retired from Westinghouse Corporation after many years of service. CLASS OF 1946 Emily Gardner November 5, 2009 after a brief illness with cancer. (Read more on page 4) Martha Fels passed away on January 3, 2009. CLASS OF 1947 Franklin Palmer Bowden passed away May 20, 2008 in VA Beach. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Greene Bowden, and two daughters of VA Beach.

CLASS OF 1964 Carolyn Dale Weaver Sheets passed away on April 24, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. She was a longtime resident of Raleigh and taught third grade at Helen Y. Stough Elementary School for nearly 30 years. Her greatest loves were spending time with her family and friends, creating memories with her grandchildren, nurturing plants and flowers, supporting Carolina basketball, and enjoying the simplicity of rural life.

Carolyn Dale Weaver Sheets

CLASS OF 1967 Woodrow Forrest Stein passed away on September 17, 2008. His wife, Sue, says that he lived very courageously and when it was time, he died just as courageously. He was disabled for the past 15 years from the many complications of diabetes and was an inspiration to many. CLASS OF 1970 Jim Shell passed away as a result of injuries he sustained in a car accident on October 13, 2009.

Emmett H. Hale CLASS OF 1948 Earl Judson Byrd passed away April 11, 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was a long-time employee of Ray Motor Company in Hillsborough. His many friends could attest to his great sense of humor and enjoyed his teasing. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane Sparrow Byrd, and their two children and three grandchildren.

CLASS OF 1973 Douglas Ray Harrel passed away in Raleigh on November 6, 2009. CLASS OF 1974 Edward C. Johnston passed away in February 2005.

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James Luther Page, Jr. passed away in 2005. CLASS OF 1950 Albert G. Cowart passed away in October 2006. CLASS OF 1976 Kimberly Rush Connell passed away July 15, 2008. CLASS OF 1952 Hannah Southerland Braswell of Durham passed away November 7, 2008 at the age of 75. She was retired from the Durham County DSS where she was employed as a bookkeeper.

CLASS OF 1982 William A Maxwell, Jr.

CLASS OF 1953 Betsy Ipock passed away on March 18, 2008. She was married to Joe Ipock also of the Class of 1953. They lived in the New Bern area.

CLASS OF 1985 Martha Moore Stephenson passed away on September 15, 2009.

CLASS OF 1955 Curtis F. Adams of Angier, NC passed away May 16, 2009.

FORMER COLLEGE STAFF FO Donald Ray Richardson, an associate librarian and audiovisual direcD tor t at LC from 1968-1974, passed away August 22, 2009 at his home in Louisburg. h

Norman Buddy Clyde Yearby, 73, passed away February 10, 2009. He served in the US Army after graduation from UNC-Chapel Hill and retired from a career with Liggett & Myers Research in 1990 after 30 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and an avid hunter and fisherman. Dewey Leonard Yarborough

William Woods

William Woods,Louisburg College faculty member during the fall W of o 2007, passed away in March 2009 while attending the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte.

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“R “Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is committed to offering a supportive community which nurtures young men and women intellectually, culturally, socially, su physically, and spiritually. As a two-year residential institution, we provide a bridge for students to ph p make a successful transition from high school to senior colleges and universities.” m

Keep an eye out for our new website design in 2010! The address will remain the same...

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION Friday, April 16, 2010, 2:30 pm Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center ) Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium Pre-Processional Concert at 2:00 pm )Program from 2:30 - 4:00 pm )Reception at 4:00 pm


Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 ) Louisburg College Campus Highlights include... Alumni Dinner ) Campus History Tours ) Alumni Social

More information coming soon to our website at Louisburg College 501 North Main Street Louisburg, North Carolina 27549

Columns - Winter 2010  

The Magazine for Louisburg College Alumni & Friends.

Columns - Winter 2010  

The Magazine for Louisburg College Alumni & Friends.