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NINETEEN SIXTY SIX
Raleigh, North Carolina
TABLE OF CONTENTS
32 WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN COLLEGES
36 THE CORONATION
42 CENTENNIAL FOUNDER'S DAY
46 CENTENNIAL HOMECOMING
188 HERE AND THERE
198 THE '66 BEAR STAFF
200 SHAW UNIVERSITY - IT'S HISTORY
'66 Bear Staff
In the 1966 Bear, campus life is portrayed can-
didly, picturing the college student and his activities
honestly and without reservations. Approaching the
book impressionistically, we have tried to create an
atmosphere typical of Shaw University as the 100-
year old institution of higher learning enters its sec-
ond century . , . always remembering how essential
each intimate detail is in the make-up of the whole.
Therefore, this Centennial Edition is dedicated to a
unique life, that of the college student.
Sul>scn/>liiins & Circulation
John A. Hollev
WE HONOR THEE . .
Everv member of the Shaw family can truthfuUv say
that Mr. Gil-Smythe deserves to be honored. He has
brought much enlightenment and entertainment to the
University in the area of music.
Many teachers gain the respect of their stu-
dents, but there are few who, by their accom-
plishments and their devotion instill a bit of awe
in those whom they teach.
We pay homage to these four dedicated per-
sons who represent a total of almost a century
and a half of service to Shaw University.
Because of his contributions to the field of athlet-
ics. Coach Lytle deserves tribute. A game, in any
sport, would not be complete without his presence.
le is director of athletics and head baseball i
Mrs. Ernestine P. Hamhn has rendered
many years of service in the Registrars
Office. Students always depend on her to
help them through Registration.
College is more than a place; it is a type of existence. It
is a life that places great challenges before the student,
supplies the means to overcome them, and helps to make
him an individual. In individualism there is promise of a
stronger united strength.
Between these pages you will find many
images of what Shaw means to each of its
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Olivia Hardy expounds with words of oration at the caronation as Sir William Smalls
awaits his moment.
Staff members Mesdames Louise Lewis and Emestive P. Hamlin ex-
change views here with T.V. personality J. D. Lewis at a faculty affair.
Eastern Airlines recruitment representatives interviews senior, Donna
Art Bridges recites lines in one of Chestyn
Everett's speech class.
Rachael Williams pauses between touch-
downs at one of the Bear's football games.
On the block - Sharon O'Neal.
The faculty "Punch Set"
— Mr.and Mrs. David Maves
and Clyde Appleton, all
get service at the annual
Freshman reception from
Mrs. Imogene Long.
Arthur Kindred listens to words
of romance (foreground) from
Vera Allen at the May Day fes-
Robert's Science Hall
University of Minnesota visiting students enjoy a mo-
ment of relaxation during a visit on tlie Shaw U,
Shaw students admire the work of the Fitzgibbons'
(James & Margaret) in the opening art exhibits in the
Fine Arts Festival Exhibitions in Tyler Hall Library.
Alumnus Eric Harding returns to the campus scene for
an exchange of "What's happening" with senior Jesse
The crowd gathered for the Centennial Homecoming
clash against St. Augustine's College at ancient Chavis
Lady Brenda Bullock and her escort. Sir William Moses,
at the Royal Ball, following the annual Caronation.
Art Bridges gets "upended" here in the Bears first
loss of the '65 football season against Virginia State.
"DISA 'AN DATA
Administration of a college is the system of
supporting, educating and counseling the stu-
dents under its tutelage. The demands upon the
administration are greater than those upon the
student ... yet both are engaged in the same
purpose - education. While it is the duty of the
student to find and unlock the door to the fu-
ture, it is the duty of the administration to help
that student find the key.
Harold T. Graves
C. Melvin Creecy. Jr.
Rich Square, N.C.
Mrs. Mary Duke Semans
J. Melville Broughlon. Jr.
R. Smart Dickson
William H. Jones
J. Jasper Freeman
E. Theodore Jones
Valley Forge, Pa.
John N. Coffey
John R. Lark ins
John W. Winters
Howard L. Mitchell
E. L. Spivey
William H. Rhoades
Valley Forge, Pa.
Paul H. Johnson
Mrs. Ellen S. Alston
J. W. Goodloe
Dr. John W. White
Chauncy R. Edwards
John W. Davis
New York. N.V.
ASA T. SPAULDING: CHAIRMAN
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
President of an $85 million firm which is the
largest Negro-owned insurance company in
the world, director of a leading national chain
store, friend and personal emissary for the
U.S. presidents and Tar Heel governors — that
is the story of Asa T. Spauldmg. who began
life 62 years ago as a poor farm boy in Co-
Spaulding. now chief executiye of North
Carolina Mutual Life of Durham, recently re-
ceived another of his numerous high honors,
and one he prizes at or near the top. He be-
came president of the trustees of Shaw Uni-
versitv of Raleigh.
Asa Spaulding is particularly proud, be-
cause this honor stems from an interest very
close to his heart — education.
It was Spaulding's intensely earnest desire
for an education that caused him to leave his
father's farm deep in the low country of Colum-
bus, and go to Durham. He'd had in his 16
years, only a few years of four-month annual
schooling, but this was enough to alert his un-
usually perceptive mind to the fact that suc-
cess would be forever elusive without
'learning", as education was called. And he
meant to be successful.
That he has attained his goals to the fullest
and then some, is proof again that '"the Amer-
ican dream" need not be only a dream. He
surely is in the forefront of those who have
made it a reality.
Asa T Spaulding,
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Reception honoring Mrs. Viola G. Turner on her retirement from North
Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company on December 31. 1965 — giv-
en at the home of President and Mrs. A. T. Spaulding. Shown are:
Mrs. Margaret Shearin (SEATED). Mr. and Mrs, E. C, Turner, and Mr.
and Mrs. Spauldmg.
President James E. Cheek - the name and the man are
both symbols of dynamic to Shaw University as it em-
barlcs on a bold new program and its second century of
service to the education of American youth.
Those who know him personally can attest to the fact
that here is a man dedicated to the task of developing
and enriching the future of Shaw University. Under his
administration, the Board of Trustees adopted the Uni-
versity's new educational program and has endorsed a
five million dollar Centennial Development Fund Cam-
paign to rebuild the college's entire physical plant.
President's Day Varies .
A family man
Planning the future
Delivenng Fall Convocation Address
Dr. King V. Cheek, acting Dean of the Col-
lege, with his secretary, Mrs. Mildred H.
Hooker. A familiar figure around the Shaw
campus. Dr. Cheek received his A.B. from
Bates College, and his M.A. and J.D. de-
grees from the University of Chicago.
Are Their Domain
Mrs. Roberta F. Lightner is the Admm-
istrative Assistant to the President. A pro-
duct of North Carolina College at Durham,
Mrs. Lightner has served under three
different administrations at Shaw.
Lenoir H, Cook now serves the Uni-
versity as Director of Special Services, a
newly created post in the administrative
structure since September, 1965. A grad-
uate of Darmouth College and Columbia
University, Dean Cook as he is called,
formerly held the post of acting Dean of
Financial matters are handled by the Uni-
versity's Business Manager, J. Vernon Par-
ham, here with his secretary, Mrs. M. An-
Student accounts are handled by Mrs. Annie
M. Hinton. University cashier, and Mrs.
Justine Milliard, accounts receivable clerk.
Mamie Frye, a student worker, checks over
an account here.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jiles. accountant, and Joe
Lamer Gibbs. bookkeeper, keep tabs on the
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Mrs. Velma C. Clarke joined ihe Shaw Administrative staff this year as Director of
Testing, a key post in the University's new academic program, the "Shaw Plan of
Education. She is a graduate of Fisk University, where she received both the bache-
lor's and master's degrees.
Dean of Students, Thomas E. Kee, discusses a financial assis-
tance application with his secretary. Miss Lillie Mae Dunn. A
Shaw alumnus, Kee was formerly an instructor in foreign lan-
guages. As an undergrad, he was one of Shaw's most out-
standing athletes. He earned the M.A. degree at Columbia
Another Shaw alumnus, Clifford C. Coles, holds the
post of Director of Development and Public Relations.
Here he and his secretary, Mrs. Louise W. Lewis, go
over the files of some 4,000 graduates. Coles received
the M.S.W. degree from Columbia University.
Publicity and Publications
are their Province
The University's "news arm" is John Holley, director
of the Shaw News Bureau and adviser to student pub-
lications. He received his training at North Carolina
College at Durham and the State University of Iowa.
Mrs. Martha Wheeler, a former Mathematics instructor, is the
University's Registrar, who handles admissions and registra-
tion. Here she confers with her secretary, Mrs. Gloria
Mrs. Ernestine P, Hamlin gels assistance from Ophelia Miles
as she goes through the students records' ihdex. In the fore-
ground is Minnie Langley, another student worker in the
Mrs. Annie Hooker looks through Ihe roladex file for Fannie
Wilder's (extreme left) record, while Mrs. Jennie Brown an-
swers a question for Cathel Scott. This is onlv a sampling of
the heavy traffic which flows by Ihe busy Registrar's Office
Render a Vital Service
to the College
Mrs. Laura Kaye is the lady who connects Shaw
with the rest of the world-
The Secretarial Pool headed by Mrs. Nannie Inhorden is responsible for the major part of
the mimeographed material used here at Shaw. Assisting her are Miss Rena Blyther, Miss La-
Verne Hicks and Miss Ruby Fredericks.
Mrs. Elnora Kee is the manager of the bookstore. In this scene she helps
students. Veronica Di.xon and Joyce Cooke make purchases. Her assis-
tant Doris Henry helps Amur Patterson select books for her classes.
A newcomer to the Shaw family. Mrs. Imogene Long, serves as
Secretary to the President.
The Associate Dean of
Students, Mrs. Elizabeth
Cofield, is a friend to all
Shaw students. Pat Dow-
ell, a freshman, enlists
her aid in getting adjust-
ed to college life.
Mrs. Gertrude Jones
Mrs. Priscilla Hunt
Mrs. Arcelia Thomas
Mrs. Harriett Jones
Personnel Staffs Direct and Correct
Auxilliary Services Perform Vital Functions
in tlie University's day-to-day operations
Mr. Taylor (left) goes about his day-to-day chores as manager of the Campus Inn, the "hub-
bub" of many campus going-ons.
Nurse Flowers lakes care of iils and aches of our students.
Paul Diggs. an alumnus, is the University's Director of
Inventory He handles distribution of supplies and
First-year students look over the vast catalogue of film m the library which will he used on the auto-
mated learning machines installed this year.
Members of Who's Who Among Student's in Ameri-
can Colleges and Universities are selected on the basis
of scholarship, leadership, participation in extra-curric-
ular activities, and promise of future success. Fourteen
Shaw students, eight seniors and six juniors, were
chosen, the number being determined by the enroll-
ment at Shaw University.
FRONT ROH': Sheila Ray, Minnie Mitchell. Joyce RoUe. Eva Grandy. BACK ROW Daniel Burrell.
Sandna Williams. Robert Christian, Vera Allen, Kermit Britt, Annie Abbott, Collie Coleman. Robbie
Debnam. Sterline McNair.
Although each person has distinguished quah-
ties of personahty, it is only occasionally that one
encounters a possessor of that extra spark of
character. If that character is to be successful,
however, it must be founded on sincerity; for
sincerity is the infaUible yardstick of the public.
A Shaw-lebrity. then, must be composed of three
factors — that which he sincerely is, that which he
sincerely wants to be, and that which he is to
Robbie Debnam and Danial Burrell discuss "business" dunng their
Collie Coleman and Sandria Williams lind that Shaw is a historical institution.
Wilton Smith rushes to class.
Minnie Mitchell and Shelia Ray tr>s to
see who can write the most letters.
Joyce Rolle. Roben Christian and
Eva Grandy share a joke.
Vera Alien asks .Axthur Bunch to take her to Chips Kermit Bnlt prepares to take an af-
for a hamburger. temoon spin.
Annie Abbot and Sterling McNair exchange ideas dbv>ut lu-
Majestic looking George Spauld-
ing's entrance signified tlie opening of
the annual Coronation ceremonies
this year. A royal affair under the di-
rection of Chestyn Everett, the Coro-
nation had a lasting impression on all
who witnessed it.
THE SHA W
"In our hearts we build a shrine for thee
We hail Thee, the Queen of Shaw U . . .
Grace. Charm, talent, personality
and beauty all personify the
quahfications of the reigning Queen at
Shaw University this year.
The Coronation was full of Royalty. Here with Vera Regina are Miss
Virginia Union and Miss North Carolina College.
Lord William escorts Lady Addic of Sigma during the Royal Procession.
Lady Andre of Delta was escorted by Lord Joseph
Lady Lightner of Administrahon and Lord Cheek
of Administration add dignity to the Coronation.
Behind them are Lord Spann and Lady Dubner.
Her Royal Highness
The Evening's first dance.
Campus Favorites. Connie and Bill pause for a moment at the Coronation Ball.
And the Growd danced i
The Duchess of Thespia, (Sallye Toiien) and the Duke of Shackleford.
. . . And Alumni Return
English Prof. Madelyn Watson is flanked here by James T, Bright (' ) of Rich-
mond. Va- and Attorney Raines (' ) of NYC,
FO UNDER 'S DA Y
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Miss Freshman, attractive Barbara Venable from Woodbui^. New Jersey.
and her attendants Patricia Pevton and Iris Bea.
Miss Junior, attractive Barbara Bullock of Apex. North Carolina with Sally Totten and
Brenda Bullock as attendants.
Miss Homecomins and other celebnties.
Lovely Shelia Ray of Tarboro, N.C. and Art Bridges, Football Co. Capt.
The Shaw drill team under direction of Robert
A gathering of "Shaw-Lebnties"
If our faculty pretended they knew all
the answers, they would become bores and
pedants. However, when they admit they
only know some of the answers, and that
students must also engage in the search for
truth, they become scholars and friends.
If teachers gave all the answers, many
needed and enjoyable hours in the library
or science laboratory would not become a
part of our college experience. For the
search for truth sometimes centers in a lab
where many hours of work may contribute
only one minute piece of information.
Sometimes it is in the library where books
must be studied for new insights. But what-
ever the source, and whatever the know-
ledge, it passes from teacher to student and
from this generation to the next. . . .
Our Faculty Is Not Divine
An attempt to praise the Faculty as a group is possible
but also quite unrealistic. To praise them as individuals is
impossible for us (the members of the yearbook stalT,
which is limited lot), but it is the only vaUd way.
If each reader would praise or commend the instructors
and administrators they know, our task here in presenting
them to you is complete.
Bhatnager lectures to a sociology class here.
History - Political Science
Mrs. Vivian Sansom
Dr. Rani Bhatnager
B.S,; M.A : MS,; Ph.D.
B.S.; M.A.: B.L.
Mrs, Nurry Johnson
A.B.: M.A. in L.S.
Dr. King Cheek
Economics — Business
A.B.; M.A.; J.D.
Dr. Mallappa Amravati
B.A.; MA: Ph.D.
Dr, Walter Gustafson
A.B.. M.A.: Ph.D.
James E. Lvtle
Shaw U. faculty members. Mrs. Dale Collins and Clyde Appleton. exchange views with artist
James McMillan, whose works were on exhibit at the Shaw art gallery.
Mr. Camp conducts an experiment in one of his advanced Chemistry classes.
Mrs. Katherine Young Shepard
Mrs. Ura Jones
Hogar Nicholas, an assistant professor of foreign languages, engages in conversation with the Svlvan-
ders at a faculty' affair.
Dr. Shirley Tove
B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D.
Leung Wang Lau
B.S.; M.N.S.; M.S.
Dr. Suzanne Purnnglon
A.B.; A.M ; Ph.D.
Naman M. McMillan
B.S.- M.A., Ph.D.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cohcid
A.B.; Mus. M.
Lenoir H. Cook
Mrs. Carolyn Sylvander
Music — English
Chestyn Everett, an assistant professor of speech and drama, "drive's home" a point in conversation
with J.D. Lewis, a well-known local T-V. personality. Looking on is George Spaulding, a Shaw junior.
l)r .IcMis Faruis
B.S.L.; Sc. S,D.; LL.D,
Rev, John Fleming
A,B,, B.D.. S.T.M.
Thomas E. Kee
Mrs. Celesline Cheek, the president's wife, entertains faculty members, Mrs. Vivi-
an Sansom and Mrs. Ura H. Jones here at one of the faculty affairs.
Mrs. Frances Dubner
Speech and Drama
A.B : MA
Dr. MargLiente Adams
A B.; MA.: Ed D
Dr. Amalia Farias
B.S.: Ph.D.; Ed.D.
The three necessary elements for
a complete education are the learn-
ing of facts, self-knowledge and the
practical application of both of these
to real life. It involves discovery,
amplification and improvement of
potentialities. It calls for forebear-
ance and the acceptance of the sci-
ences of life.
Above all. it demands that the
student think, for only then can an
education have perspective.
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First-year studenL'. Anita Childs o( Philadelphia, Pa,, and Wilbur
Turner of Palerson, N.J, gel experience on new equipment in the
President Charles Gray
Vice President James Hargrove
Secretary Jacqueline Lewis
Treasurer Ruby Seabrook
Annie Gwendolyn Abbott
Donna Delores Archer
Johnny Lane Atkinson
Fjiink Bernard Belk, J
Jean Mane Britt
Millard Fillmore Boone. Ill
Barbara Ann Brown
Nancy Carol Brown
William Edward Brown
Nellie Womble Burton
Bear Creek. N.C.
Anthony H- Carpenter
Samuel Caldwell. Jr.
Barbara R. Chavis
Raleigh, N C.
James M. Clay
Clarence W. Coleman
Joyce Racquel Cooke
Mary Alberta Couch
Chapel Hill. N.C.
Edith Delores Cox
Ella Glendora Gentry Diggs
Anne Mane Dickens
Mary Lena Diggs
Edward Cecil Dolby
Mary EHzabeth Dotson
Jesse Edmonds. Jr
North Hills. Pa.
Sherr\ Mae Everett
Marva Anderson Fisher
William Hicks Fredenck
Mt. Olive, N.C.
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Mamie Ora Fne
WaUace C. Gray, Jr.
James Ellioil Hargrove
Soulh Port N.C.
Marion Beatrice High
Pecolia Elaine Hinton
Joyce Mae Hmton
Shirley Ann Hinton
Julia Pearl Borne
James Howard, Jr.
Van Frances Ivey
Rocky Mount, N.C.
Mary Evelyn Jackson
Constance Lauvelia Johnson
Blanche A. Jones
Paul James Joyner
Shirley Lee Kearney
Billy B. King
Bennie Lee Lake
Pamela Ann Lacewell
Eunice Beverly Latta
Maijorie .Mills Lee
Gloria Dean Lloyd
Mildred Ann McCoy
Thomas T. McGimpsey
Gene Autry McNeil
New York. N.Y.
Ethel Marie Moore
Lunetia Irene Mosley
Haywood Moye, Jr.
Wake Forest. N.C,
Holly Srprngs, N.C
South Boston. V'a.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Elizabeth City. N.C.
Panama City. Fla.
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President Dan Burrell
Vice President WiUiam Moses
Secretary Shirley Haskins
Treasurer Brenda Bullock
James B. Cheek
Joyce Smith Dixon
William L. Moses
Nancv L. Simue!
Mary G. Upperman
Connie and Bill in one of those cher-
Even in the Campus Inn Mr. Camp is planning
"Chem problems" for us!!
The last remnants of of Convention Hall come
Eva Grandy confers here with Dr. De about one of the many
experiements now underway in an active Science Lab.
President William Jones
Vice President Fred Long
Secretary Frances Wilson
Treasurer Joseph Acqul
Thomas Edwards i
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Fannie Woo ten
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Tupper Hall, Freshmen Men";
A "spanking, brand new Frosh
President • ■ ■
Treasurer • • ■
• • Barbara Brown
■ ■ ■ Anita Childs
^'^° C°°P" Manetia Chance
Gregory Cottman .Ajiila Childs
Patsy Harvin Norma Harris
Francine Hayman Lorene Hartsoe
\£.^H Brenda HiU
William E. James
Barbara Venerable Wilben Turner
Joseph D. UTiiiaker
Debonair and suave is the word. Gents!!
So says Ivan Donovan and Freddie Ed-
Mrs. Johnson's typing class gets
instructions on the use of the new
President Cheek discusses the college's plans for re-development with student leaders.
The true scholar is one who
accomphshed more that his as-
signed work. He seeics to go be-
yond ... to extra-curricular ac-
tivities. Organizations offer this
In participating in activities,
the student learns to broaden
his outlook and respect the
rights of others; to form, ar-
range, and state his own opin-
ions; and more important, to
work cooperatively with his fel-
low students. He places himself
on a scale with others and at-
tempts to improve himself If he
succeeds, the advantages are
doubled — he advances the
cause of the organization, and
places confidence in his own
'The My Man Club''
. . . Varsity Lettermen
The Shaw Cheerleaders
Patricia Peyton. Demeierias Daniels. Carol Adams. Claire D- Robinson. Lvdia Butler. Shern- Everen.
Hey. hey. Maroon and White, you look so good to me! Heh. hev!
N.A.AC, p. - Robert Davis. Annie Williams, Larry Alston, Delphine
Bryant, James Hargrove, Thelma Ruffin, Sliirley Moss, Frances Liles, Eve-
lyn Jackson. Luther Coppedge, Vema Johnson.
S.N.E.A. SEATED: Brenda Barton, Larry Alston. Nancina Dulin. Tyrone Laval. Lena Diggs. James
Hargrove. STANDING — Irene Baldwin. Verna Johnson. Evelyn Jackson. Authur Duren, Annie Wil-
liams. Mamie Frye. Delphme Bryant, Edith Cox.
Student Council officials gather around Student Council Prexy Collie Coleman to plan and outline stu-
dent government activities for the school year.
Prexy Coleman goes over student government
proceedings with Joyce RoUe, Pearl Quarles and
Vice President Bill Pollard plans Student Council so-
cial calendar with. Penelope Powe, William Moses.
Juanita Saunders. George Spaulding and Jannifer Baker,
Foreign Students Association
Men's Personnel Council
Men's personal Council officials Ivan Donovan and William Moses listen to the problem of
Baptist Student Union
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Fit to Print"
Joseph Goodson. Dan Burress, Mary Murphy, Editor, Eichard Martin, and Berhna Patterson.
Shaw Journal Staff
Joseph Goodson, Geraldine Turner, Daniel Burell, Dementrias Daniels, Mary Murphy, Richard Mar-
tin. Berlina Patterson, Jeanette Jackson, William Moses. William Pollard, and Candis Ferell.
The Shaw Chorale Society
The Chorale Society is a student group composed of
more than seventy students. Members of the chorale are
from the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, New
York. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Georgia.
The group is under- the direction of Harry GU-Smythe.
Charles Johnson. Shirley Gray. Edilh Cox. Selma Spicer and Jessie
Shawettes' Drill Team
The Shaw Players
'Tiger At The Gates"
Paris bestows his affections on Helen, whom he has bought to Troy
away from her husband Menelos. Cassandra. Paris' witty sister watches.
Andromache and Hector in one of their tender, emotional moments.
Helen of Troy offers her hand in welcoming Ulysses a.< he ar-
rives in Troy to claim Helen.
"All the World's
A Stage . .
Under the direction of Chestyn Everett,
the Shaw Players cast the school's first
major dramatic presentation. Gi-
raudoux's "Tiger At the Gates"
Greek organizations are societies designed for the so-
cial and scholastic benefit of its members, and is founded
upon the bond of brotherhood.
The evolvement of fraternities and sororities has been
gradual. In early stages. Greeks formed their alliances se-
cretly, since the schools banned any such group. Today,
most colleges endorse the organizations, and the fraterni-
ties, in return, have given allegiance to the schools. The
Greek organizations have become part of the backbone
of school spirit.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA
KNEELING - Willie Ramey. Dan Burrell. and Robert RusseU. STANDING - Cecil Dolby. Charles
Spellman, John King, Horace Graham, James Savage. James Howard and Kermit Britl.
Brother Charles "Concrete" Gray caught in a mo-
ment of deep pondering in his dorm "pad."
Brother James Savage on his way to class. So what
else is new. huh?
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA
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SEATED - Joyce Cooke. Lena Diggs, Minnie Mitchell. Robbie Debnam. Brenda Ward and Ma
Fisher. STANDING - Eva Grandy. Ethel Moore. Eugenia Hinton and Arnese Rayford.
Sorors Eugenia Hinton, know as "Jazzy from
the Windy City." and Eva Grandy tipping
around the campus.
Miss Alpha Kappa Alpha, lovely Lena Diggs.
- KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY -
Counter Clockwise: William Pollard, William McCulloch. Bobby Height. Jose Goodson, James Wilson,
Robert Hassell. Oaude West, and Alphonso Gaskins. Centered in the Kappa diamond is Prof.
Gil-Smythe. chapter adviser.
Brother Sam Caldwell in one of his most classic poses.
NeophMes Gaskins. West and McCulloch entertain the crowds during probate
Brother Pollard getting in
his favorite course." Cam-
Brother Preston Peace and his
"charm," Alice Flomoy. dur-
ing the homecoming float
Omega Psi Phi
Franklin Cheek, Clarence Coleman, Fred Long, Larry Shackleford, Bill King. Charles Johnson,
Freddie Polhill, Roscoe Johnson and Frank Belk.
The Que's Freddie Polhill
Que "Dogs" on the move.
Relaxing with Ira.
DELTA SIGMA THETA
Barbara and Brenda Bullock, Alberta Pace. Vera Allen, Juanita Saunders, Mildred Mc-
Coy, Donna .Archer, and Joyce Rolle,
"Hanging clolhes" on the Delta Line.
ZETA PHI BETA
Vema Johnson, Frances LUes, Shirley Smith, Shirley Moss. Pearl Quarks, Candis Ferrrell, Martha
Jackson, Sarah Johnson, Doretha Billie. Josephine Walker, Geraldine Turner, Eleanor Jones, Betty
Bryson, Helen Horton, Addie Bynum.
Robert Jones, William Brown, William Frederick, Collie Coleman.
SIGMA GAMMA RHO
Blanche Jones. Fannie Wilder. Don's Dupree. Gloria Lloyd. Margie Powell.
Crescent Club and Sweetheart.
Pan Hellenic Council
$10 Million Rebuilding Project Set at Shaw
Campus to Expand to Meet
By SIDNEY STAPLETON
Times Staff Writer
President James E. Cheek of Shaw University has an-
nounced the school will institute an entirely new curriculum
in September more in line with the needs of the stu-
dents it admits.
Cheek said the new curriculum is the result of more
than two years of study by the administration and faculty
at the Shaw in an attempt to enable the school to offer its
students the best possible education.
"We have such a wide diversity of ability among the
students we admit," Cheek said, "that we must correspond-
ingly diversify our teaching to enable the faster student to
go ahead with his education while giving the slower student
the additional time and instruction he needs."
Under the new program, some students may need as
much as five years to complete their degree requirements
while others may secure their degrees in the normal four
years, or in some cases, even less.
Shaw will also shift from its present semester system
to a "term system" under which it will operate on a full-
time basis the year-round. The school year will be divided
into four quarters and the student who needs to do more
work can attend in the summer.
The future new campus at Shaw University will include (1) library, (2) and (3) classrooms buUdings, (4) student lounge and
cafeteria, (5) and (6) new residence halls, (7) fine arts building, (8) auditorium and chapel, (9) music building, (10) univer-
sity church, and (11) the administration building now under construction. Other buildings are existing structures which will be
Under the plan, there will no longer be the accustomed
freshman, sophomore, junior and senior designations for
students. They will be divided into upper and lower levels
with periodic examinations determining when the student
should be moved up.
Cheek said extensive tests administered when the stu-*
dent enters will determine which program he will enter.
While the administration drew upon recommendations
from other educational institutions for its new program,
it is basically their own idea and a somewhat revolutionary
The curriculum will also include the use of automated
teaching machines and the addition of an audio-language
The 32-year-old Cheek has already broken a number of
precedents at the Baptist institution since he was made its
president in December of 1%3.
At the time Cheek took over, the school was faced
with a $280,000 deficit and seemed on the verge of closing.
However, Cheek put on a high-powered fund-raising drive
among the alumni and friends of the institution and the debt
was paid in full in six months.
Cheek also completely revamped the school's administra-
tion and faculty, hiring four new department heads, tight-
ening up the lines of responsibility and authority and em-
ploying some 15 new teachers. He said an additional six
professors will be added this year.
Recently the school sold part of its West campus
to the city for street development and used the proceeds
from the sale to begin construction on a new $130,000
administration building which is about half complete.
The new building will ultimately stand in the center
cf a new $10 million campus which Cheek hopes to see
rise on the site in the next five to seven yea^.
Most of the existing buildings will be demolished in
phases to make way for the new structures. Only the
present natural sciences building, the chapel, the freshman
dormitory, and the gymnasium will be left.
Cheek said the campus will be divided into four seg-
ments with each area devoted to a specific function.
There will be areas for residence halls, teaching, fine arts,
and a multi-purpose area centered around the existing
First on the list to be constructed is a nine-story
women's domitory with a cafeteria and student lounge to
follow. Construction on this building is slated to begin be-
fore the end of this calendar year with the cafeteria and
lounge following early in 1966.
A new men's dormitory will be added as enrollment
In time a six-story natural sciences building and
library will be constructed and the present natural sciences
building will be remodeled and enlarged for new liberal
arts classroom space.
The third phase of the building program will include
President James E. Cheek of Shaw University emphasizes
the need for teaching a diversified curriculum to correspond
with the wide variety of ability among the students admitted.
a fine arts center, a building for music and drama, and a
combmation chapel and auditorium.
Later the school hopes to acquire a three block tract
to the east to develop new recreational areas. Present
recreational facilities will be absorbed by the new build-
The Baptist school was founded in 1865 and recently
celebrated its centennial anniversary. It is thus the oldest
Negro co-educational institution in the nation and has about
900 students enrolled.
Cheek himself is a native of Greensboro and Roanoke
Rapids, Va. He spent seven years in theological seminaries
and one year as a teacher at a Negro college in Richmond,
Va., before coming to Shaw.
Sports and athletics involve a formula com-
bining perseverance, thought and skill. In an
athletic contest, the players should have more
than the ability to compete well. It is imperative
that they learn the arts of teamwork and sports-
manship. They have to accept discouraging de-
feats on the same plane as exhilarating victories,
and be able to temper their emotions to both.
Action at the line of scrimmage hero against Winston-Sala
Nat Walton, QB. fakes a handoff to Billy King after tossing a short one to Art Bridges. Louis Smith
blocks into the line.
FRONT ROW: Woods. Howell. Peace. French. Walton. King. Howard.
Move, 1. Edmonds. Pinknev, and H. Edmonds. SECOND ROW:
Cheek. Smith. Gaskins, J. Jones. Bridges, Russell. Coursey, Scott, Long,
Gill and Gaskings. THIRD ROW: Bolds, Grice Woodson, W. Brown,
W. Jones, F. Smith, M. Brown, Hunter, Guv, Hinnant Williams.
Simms, and Griffith,
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Bill King (45) on the move
against Virginia Slate.
Elizabeth City St.
J. C. Smith Univ.
Winston Salem St
Art Bridges is upended here
after making one of his specta-
cular catches against Virginia
Willie Jones gets away here on the Trojans at Petersburg.
"Mac" Mitchell turns the comer for yardage against Smith's
KNEELING - Leo-
nard Guy. Lenzie
Grice. Bill Brown.
Mike Brown, and
STANDING - Ar-
mond Scott. Don
Hinnant. and Frank
Cumulative Football Statistics — '65 Season
334 1400 350 1044 22
170 Points scored 211
58 First Downs, Riishing 71
37 First Downs, Passing 43
13 First Downs, Penalty 10
108 Total First Downs 124
1400 Gained Rushmg 1451
356 Lost Rushmg 251
1044 Net Gained Rushing 1200
173 Passes Attempted 189
68 Passes Completed 92
961 Yards Passing 1332
39.3 Completion Pet. 49
46 No. of Punts 36
1530 Yards Punting 1110
33.3 Punt Average 30.8
66 Penalties Against 77
623 Yards Penalized 774
14 Fumbles 27
9 Fumbles Lost 19
13 Interceptions 19
25 X-Points Att. 30
13 X-Points Made 19
Field Goals 1
CIAA Baseball Chaimvs admire their plaque
along with T.V. Sports personalities. J. D. Lewis
nnrt Mirk Pc»nH (1
Coach Randolph discusses various p.Iches here with the Bruins' "Rookie (irps," twirlers Bazemore
Love and the ambidextrous Johnson.
Second sacker whirls toward first to complete a double play. Backing him up
is shortstop Bill Jones.
Bears Win Second CIAA Baseball Title
1964 BASEBALL SCORES
A. & T. College
Record: 9 and 4
Totals for 13 Games
NAME G AB
W - L
Pitcher Bernard Wilder
The CIAA's MVP
Catcher - Pitcher Nathan Walton
Hustling Willie French
Shortstop Bill Jones
Versatile Len Pinknev
The Bears' spnnt relay quartet - Pinknev. Byers, Deck and Gnffin.
NORTH CAR, COLL.
JOHNSON C. SMITH
ELIZ. CITY STATE
ELIZ. CITY STATE
JOHNSON C. SMITH
NORTH CAR. COLL
The cage "giants" battle in this dash between the Bears and
FRONT ROW: Greg Allen, Norman Joyner, Ira Mitchell. Rufus Wil
liams. and Bennie Lake. BACK ROW: George Renwick, Edward Ham
ilton. Ray Whitakers. WiUiam James, Robert Williams, Ivan Dono^
Eddie Lane. Edmond Hamilton, Richard White, and Bobby Heigh^
Co-Captains Ira Mitchell and Norm Joyner in pre-game pose
with regulars "Foots" WiUiams, Ivan Donovan, Bobby Height
and Bennie Lake.
"Foots" Williams takes the rebound here against the Falcons.
Head Coach Bill Soann with senior backcourt aces. Height, Mitchell and
Shaw fans get in on the action
Robert "Foots" Williams
SG Prexy Collie Coleman makes presentations to seniors in their finale at Spaulding Gymnasn
The Hamilton twins, Edmond and Edward.
FIELD GOALS FREE THROWS POINTS
SCORED SCORED TOTAL
ATTEMPTED ATTEMPTED GAME AVG.
A tense and critical moment during the '66 season.
"In our hearts we build a shrine for
thee . . .
We hail the Queens of Shaw U. . . ."
Grace, charm, talent, personahty
and beauty are the qualifications of a
successful queen as well as a successful
human being. Here at SHAW UNI-
VERSITY, we are blessed with a bevy
of lovely young ladies with the forego-
ing qualities for being our queens. In
looking around our campus, we often
wonder, as we view the many 'lovely
lassies who were by-passed because of
campus traditions, why there could not
be at least "a dozen Queens" for each
This section is devoted entirely to
our reigning and charming queens. We
will also remember their serenity dur-
ing the Coronation, homecoming fes-
tivities, the Greek balls and many oth-
er festive affairs of their domain here
at dear ole SHAW U.
The lovely Queen Vera Regina (Miss Shaw U.) flanked on either side by her charming
attendants. Lady Joyce (left) and Lady Shirley.
From one Queen to another - Queen Vera receives royal attention from
the former Miss Shaw U.
Lady Shirley Moss
Miss Shaw University is officially crowned by President James E. Cheek.
Lady Joyce Rolle
Miss Shaw U. (caught in an unposed moment) gets in some study
time during a busy year for her.
Willie French gets special attention from the campuses' First Lady,
Miss Omega Psi Phi
^K^ ^^i^ 1
iss Kappa Alpha Psi
Miss Alpha Phi Alpha
Miss Phi Beta Sigma
Miss Shaw Hall
Miss Estey Hall
Miss Physical Education
Miss Social Science
Rachel Williams, Betty Stanley. Connie Johnson and Janice Brown.
C, C. SpaulUin^ Gymnasiun
Performances Like this
made him the
College is more than a place; it is a type of existence. It is a life
that places great challenges before a student, supplies the means
to overcome them, and helps to make him an individual. In indi-
vidualism there is promise of a stronger, united strength.
College life is constructed on four cornerstones — scholarship,
social life, self-knowledge, and school spirit. If these cornerstones
are to support the college, they must be placed upon a firm founda-
tion — quality of the individual student.
Hey Bennie, unhand my collar!
Even he spends a moment "on the block!'
■ ■ ^C'^r'-ri-rvr-v
The "two Eddies", Lane and Walker, whoop it up here during homecoming week.
In his Columbia Blue!
Look Mom, he went to Mass this Sunday,
Shirley's sportmg her "Sat, morn, togs"
A Visit From the
The campus was visited by relatives
of its founder, the late Dr. Henry
Martin Tupper. Mrs. Arthur Pfalzer,
a great grand-daughter of the late Dr.
Tupper. and her husband. Arthur Jr..
and two sons, Eric and Fritz, stopped
off in Raleigh to view many familiar
sites on their return trip home to
Clifford Coles hosts the Founder's relatives during their summer visit to the campus.
Pfalzer, along his two sons, shoots movies of campus scenes. q.
What's up, Wayne?
Don't take that "line," Genese!
Definitely "pressed." man!
Strolling to class, girls?
The Crowds gather
Special Counsel to the President of the U.S.. Hobart Taylor. Jr., on a
visit to the campus, converses with Dr. Spaulding and President Cheek.
Minneapolis Symphony conductor, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. auto-
graphing program after the Orchestra's concert launchmg the Centennial
Festival of the Arts.
SHAW ALUMNI RETURN
For Special Occasions
President Cheek makes meritorious presentation here to Dr. John W.
White, alumnus and former chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Alumnus McPhail returns for University spring affair,
chats here with the Sylvanders. Stefan and Carolyn
(LEFT), and Lenoir H. Cook (RIGHTi. director of
Alumni John W. White. E. B. Turner, and Chancy R. Edwards
here for the observance of Founder's Day.
THE '66 BEAR STAFF
The Editorial Board
'66 Bear Editor Jose Goodson
Associate Editors Harry Oldham and Berlina Patterson
Co-Editor Joyce Cooke
Chief Editorial Aide, Connie Johnson shares Layout ideas with staffers Harold Smiih and
Typing chores done bv Marian Brodie and Sharon Lucas get attention
from Business Manager Kermit Britl and Associate Editor Harry Oldham.
Staffers Mary Peterson. Natalie Mitchell and Brenda Kornegay discuss
photo selections for '66 Bear.
Yearbook ideas are shared here by Wilson Lacy, artist Henry Moore and
photographer Ivan Donovan.
Chief Aide Connie Johnson goes over portrait page suggestions with
staffers Shirley Moss and Candis Ferrell.
Managing Editor Richard Martin stresses a point with Sherry Everett and Joyce Cooke.
Its History and Rebirth
In 1965, Shaw University completed a full century of
educational activity premised upon the principle that reli-
gion and learning go hand in hand and that character
grows with understanding, (knowledge)
The story of these one hundred years is studded with
turbulence, wars, depressions and with radical changes in
educational policy and practice. In a larger sense, it is
also the story of that curious American phenomenon
called Negro education, now considered anachronistic by
No brief account can ever hope to capture completely
the sense of drama nor reveal truly the skeins of continu-
ity connecting that long ago begmning, with the college
as it exists today. But perhaps something of the pathos
may be conveyed with the statement that upon witness of
the disorder prevalent here a scant three years ago, even
the most impartial observer would not have failed to
predict utter collapse for this embattled college. But this
prediction could not have been more wrong, for it would
have reckoned the tireless efforts of dedicated men and
women to keep ahve a worthy enterprise.
Now Shaw enters her second century of service. The
future could not be more bright, the opportunities more
numerous, nor the achievement of true excellence nearer
her grasp. For the predominantly Negro, private liberal
arts church-related college, Shaw University now points
the way to the future.
It began on October 10, 1865. A white New Englander,
Henry Martin Tupper, recently discharged Union Army
Chaplain, arrived in Raleigh at the behest of the Ameri-
can Baptist Home Mission Society to help feed, clothe
and educate the newly freed slaves. The first two man-
dates were relatively easily accompUshed. But it would be
diflicult to imagine a more inauspicious time for the
founding of a college.
It was the closing weeks of the great fratricidal. Civil
War. Busy Hcking its own wounds, the impoverished
ante bellum South had neither the resources nor the in-
clination to educate its former bondsmen. Into this vacu-
um stepped the Northern based American Baptist Home
Mission Society and other church related agencies, giving
impetus to the establishment of many church related col-
A scene of the early Campus showing Shaw Hall.
leges across the southland. This was a development in
which Shaw shared; but. there, the similarity ends.
On that lirst day. Tapper was advised to "Catch the
tirst train gomg back North" by a fellow clergyman. But
Tupper was not to be put off. From his diary note on De-
cember 1. 1865, a month hence, the entry that he had vis-
ited six families, held a prayer meeting and "heard my
theological class", the college takes its date of origin.
Onlv Julv 5, 1866, the Raleigh Institute was formed, en-
Dr. Henry Martin Tupper. . . . Founder and
Ignoring the current vogue of considering women suit-
able only for housework, another educational heresy was
committed with the establishment in 1872 of a "Female
Department". Despite heavy criticism of housing both
men and women on the same campus, Tupper persisted
in appealing for funds with which to build a women's
residence. In 1874 a women's residence was erected bear-
ing the name of its largest contributor, Jacob Estey. So
successful was the Women's Department, that in 1893, a
Missionary Training Department was added for women
Tupper succeeded in surrounding himself with capable
and distinguished assistants. Evenly divided between
white and Negro teachers, the Shaw faculty were dedicat-
ed, missionary spirited men and women whose academic
preparation was good but whose salaries enabled them
only to live in a shabby state of respectibility. In the ear-
ly decades, teachers like McKee. Hayward, Charlotte
Murray, Brawley, Pegues and later, Payne, Cook, Gil-
Smythe and others, all gave unstintingly of themselves.
They will be long remembered.
Student life was rigorous but not unpleasant. Emphasis
was placed on Christian character building. This was sup-
ported by daily chapel attendance and evening prayer
service plus a two hour course in Bible. There were liter-
ary societies, debate groups and various cultural pro-
grams, sometimes open to the public. The only rehef in
this otherwise stringent regiment was organized intercolle-
giate sports such as baseball and football. Socializing was
permitted although dancing was not. Still, any thought of
student docihty must be dispelled when on January 2,
rolling seventy-five students for training as ministers and
teachers. In 1870, the name was changed to Shaw Col-
legiate Institute, and construction begun on Shaw Hall,
named for the largest contributor. Hlijah Shaw. With the
issuance of a charter Ln 1875, the name became Shaw
University, and in 1878, six students were graduated
three with the Bachelor of Arts degree and three with the
Bachelor of Science degree.
From the outset, the fledgling school was in direct
conflict with contemporary educational thought which
held that Negroes were incapable of significant educa-
tional achievement. Disdamful of such thinking, Shaw
offered high school level courses in carpentry, furniture-
making and bricklaying in addition to college level de-
gree programs in Theology, Law and Pharmacy. In 1881,
Shaw instituted a four year medical training program,
which was the first in this country and which remains the
pattern of medical education even today.
Charles Francis Meserve . . . expanded voca-
tional offerings and closed the professional
schools . . .
UPPER LEFT - Estey Hall - Girl's dormitory, built in 1875. VPPER
RIGHT - Meserve Hall the President's residence. LOWER - Shaw
Hall — the oldest building on the campus of the 100-year old institu-
tion, built entirely with student labor in 1871.
1914 they revolted over the suspension of J. D. Bean, a
student who had gotten married against regulations.
Threatened with dishonorable dismissal if they did not
return to class, many decided to leave rather than submit.
Henry Martin Tupper died on November 12, 1893 and
was laid to rest on the campus. His headstone reads, "He
counted not his life dear unto himself that he might lift
Godward his brother," By sheer force of his determina-
tion and resolve, he had estabUshed a viable institution
of learning against the most acute odds. He had provided
ample demonstration of the Negro's educability and his
desire to lead a useful, productive life. In heartfelt grat-
itude to him, whenever the University Choir traveled
north on tour they stopped in Philadelphia to visit and
sing in the nursing home where his widow had gone to
live out her years.
The Shaw University of yesterday is linked with the in-
stitution of today by an elite procession of only seven
chief executive officers. Each brought to that high office
the weight of his own personality, his philosophy of edu-
pleading rising costs and diminishing finances. A more
serious blow to the graduates of these schools (404 physi-
cians, 124 pharmacists and 54 lawyers) would be hard to
Serving from January 1920-1^31, Joseph Leishman
Peacock decided not to compete with the burgeoning
state secondary school program. He phased out Shaw's
high school curriculum, reduced the industrial offerings
and concentrated increasingly on upgrading the collegiate
To the aristocratic William Stuart Nelson, the first Ne-
gro president, 1931-1935, fell the awesome task of culti-
vating new financial support from the Negro community
and alumni. His task can best be appreciated when it is
recalled that this period coincides with the beginning of
the great depression.
Building upon the legacy of his predecessor, the en-
thusiatic Robert Prentiss Daniel, set in motion a building
renovation program. He strengthened the academic pro-
gram and achieved an "A" rating from the earlier "B"
awarded in 1933 by the Southern Association of Colleges
WilUam R. Strassner served creditably from 1951-1962.
However, the latter part of his administration represents
a time of growing discontent and disenchantment. Shaw's
rank in academia suffered. Her physical plant had fallen
William Stuait Nelson
the first Ne-
Joseph L. Peacock . . . phased out the
High school curriculum and upgraded
collegiate level courses.
cation and influence. The result was often contrasting
changes in educational pohcies and practices. A brief
view of each incumbent's administration is instructive.
Charles Francis Meserve was a warm admirer of Book-
er T. Washington. As the president from 1894-1919, Mes-
erve expanded the vocational offerings and in 1914
closed the professional schools. Law and Medicine,
Robert P. Daniel ... set in motion a
building renovation program and strength-
ened the academic programs.
into pitiable condition. She was encumbered with heavy
indebtness. Closure was imminent. The situation seemed
beyond reclamation. Strassner resigned in 1962.
From August 1962 to November 1963, interim presi-
dent Nelson H. Harris presided. A stalwart of some thirty
years' service and, some say, a by-passed candidate for
president in 1951, Harris ushered Shaw into the closing
years of her first century.
In December of 1963 the Board of Trustees passed the
presidential reins to James E. Cheek, age 31, dynamic,
hard-driving and the first alumnus to be so honored. Com-
parable to Tupper in vision and force of personahty.
Cheek's administration has been characterized by a bold,
innovative educational and physical redevelopment pro-
gram. So impressive have been his accomphshments. that
Shaw's future as a modern urban center of learning and
culture is virtually assured for generations to come.
Dr. James E. Shepherd . . . Shaw alumnus
and founder of North Carolina College at
Charles R. Frazer ... an alumnus, class of
1900 and former Dean of the College. Dr.
Frazer, who has authored several books and
now resides in East St. Louis. 111.
This is a very brief abstract of Shaw alumnus. Dr. Ben-
jamin Quarles' "Shaw University: A Centennial Survey."
A noted historian. Dr. Quarles is chairman of the Depart-
ment of History at Morgan State College, Baltimore,
This IS an architect's model of the Shaw campus as it will look once the redevelopment is completed in
A uto graphs
Colas (Charles Johnson),
Bastienna (Marjorie Lee),
and Baslien (Robert
OF THE ARTS
As a major feature of the celebration of its one
hundredth anniversary, Shaw University presented
the Centennial Festival of the Arts, the first such
promotion of its kind in the school's history. The
Festival featured artists of distinction from the
worlds of music, drama, literature and art.
Through this Festival, the University brought
to new recognition the concept that valid artistic
experiences are central to the enhancement of the
human condition — without them, life would be-
conie narrow and meaningless.
The festival provided significant cultural ex-
posure not only for the college community, but for
the community at large.
Scenes from "Bastien and Bastienna"
Charles Johnson in his role
Goeffrey Holder is the center of attention here after
his one-man show on the Festival program.
intermission and small talk
Rolf Bjoerling signs autographs following his Festival
A scene from ""Fumed Oak '
MORE ON THE PLA YERS
Hystena sets in from a scene in "Riders To The Sea"
Franklin Check in "Lay This Body Down"
Brooklyn's Daryl Sills and PilLsburyh's Don Brent.
"Butch" Hamilton and Valerie Snell
Help yourself Carolyn!
I think you're spoiling her. George!
with Students from
THE IN A UGURAL - CENTENNIAL
On Saturday afternoon, April 16, Dr. James Edward
Cheek was inaugurated as seventh president of Shaw
University. Nearly 1,500 gathered in Raleigh Memorial
Auditorium as the academic processional of some 400
representatives of colleges and universities, learned soci-
eties and organizations, and representatives from bus-
sinesses, government, civic, and religious organizations,
donned in academic regalia, filed into the auditorium.
WiUiams' Academic Procession, played by North Caro-
lina College's band, set a mood of ceremony and majesty.
Three honorary degrees were confirmed and the Uni-
versity's Charter and Seal were transferred to Dr. Cheek
by Dr. Asa T. Spaulding, Chairman of the Board of
Trustees. The Centennial-Inaugural address was delivered
by Dr. Earl J. McGrath, executive officer of the Institute
of Higher Education, Teachers CoUege, Columbia Uni-
versity, and the Inaugural response was delivered by
"HIT s'l --- -"-J : ^■^^iBl'" '«Si-
SHAW PRESIDENTS - Dr. William Smart Nelson. Dr. Robert P. Daniel. Dr
William R. Strassner. and Dr. James E, Cheek.
The President's Family
Recipients of the Shaw Honorary Degree
Billy King and Coach Lee Roysler.
'66 Athletic Banquet
Star Nate Walton receives '66 Golden Helmet Award.
Queen Vedii jnd her court
Lady Laura (L) and Lady Connie (R).
'66 May Queen
Lovely Veda Dodson
for the Conferring
Pro Christo Et Humanitate