The FLYING WETREL
OGLETHORPE COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
VOL.50 MAY, 1970 NO. 5
MAY 30, 1970
1 2:00-1 :30-BOOSTER CLUB LUNCHEON IN COLLEGE CENTER
1:00-5:00-REGISTRATION AND RECEPTION IN COLLEGE
2:00 -DEDICATION OF NEW WOMEN'S DORMITORY
2:30 -TOURS OF CAMPUS
3:00-3:45-FOUNDERS' CLUB MEETING IN COLLEGE CENTER
4:00-5:00-ALUMNI MEETING AND DRAWING IN COLLEGE
10:00 -GRADUATION (Sunday morning, May 31)
THE FLYING PETREL
ELAINE TRAER LAW '66
The Flying Petrel takes this opportunity to express apprecia-
tion to 1969-70 Alumni Association President, Elaine Traer
Law, '66. Elaine's contribution to Oglethorpe College dur-
ing this most important year has been far beyond the call
of duty. She has been instrumental in moving Oglethorpe's
Alumni Association forward in keeping with the progress
of the entire Oglethorpe community.
Elaine has made the following major projects possible dur-
ing this year:
A pocket calendar for all alumni, a summer vacation ar-
ranged especially for Oglethorpe's alumni, a very success-
ful alumni dinner and basketball game festivity, and an
outstanding Alumni Day program. She has been invalu-
able in the Alumni Fund Raising campaign to Renovate
Lowry Hall. She is still determined to reach the $20,000
goal and continues to make contacts to make this goal a
Elaine Law has been a busy lady during this year, working
for her alma mater. Her loyalty, dedication, hard work
and determination are one of the reasons why Oglethorpe
College is achieving stature.
Elaine, on behalf of the alumni association, THANK YOU.
ALUMNI CONTRIBUTION REPORT
DEVELOPMENT REPORTS 1969-70
$70,668.45 $266,816.00 $337,484.45
SIDNEY LANIER MEMORIAL
The Formal Dedication of the Sidney Lanier Memorial Class-
room was held May 18th. The Rotary Club of Buckhead re-
furbished this Oglethorpe Classroom in which literature
speech, writing, and English will be taught.
in 1860, Lanier graduated from Oglethorpe with first
honors at the age of eighteen. During the last days of his
life, Mr. Lanier stated that he owed to his Oglethorpe Pro-
fessor James Woodrow (uncle to Woodrow Wilson and
first Ph.D. in Georgia) "The strongest and most valuable
stimulus of his youth."* Lanier's own desk used when he
was a student at Oglethorpe will be ensconced behind
glass in one portion of the room. A brass plate over the
door of the Sidney Lanier Room reveals an inscription pro-
claiming the participation of the Buckhead Rotary Club in
decorating the room. Buckhead Rotarians and friends of
the College were invited for a firsthand view of the project
results on May 18th.
*Mrs. Lanier (Poems of Sidney Lanier,) Charles Scribner & Sons, New York
OGLETHORPE COLLEGE ALUMNI DAY
MAY 30, 1970
Mr. (27) & Mrs. (25) John E. Tanksley are residing in Daven-
port, Florida. John recently retired from AT&T after thirty-
seven years of service.
John Munro-'27-The Flying Petrel is sad to learn of the
death of this distinguished alumnus. Mr. Jones was a real
estate broker and developer in Central Florida and a citrus
grower of considerable reputation in citriculture. He was
a Veteran of W.W. II, holding the Bronze Star, Purple Heart
and other decorations.
Mrs. Dorothy S. Castigliola-'38-resides in Bethesda, Mary-
land. Dorothy is state chairman of the Museum Committee,
Treasurer of the Capital Speakers Club, and Vice President
of the Washington Alumnae Association of Kappa Delta.
Mr. Howard Axelberg-'42-was recently appointed to the
position of Chief Executive Officer for Liller Neal Battle &
Lindsey, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
Virginia Bremer Dornbos-'64-announced the birth of their
2nd daughter, Catherine Grace, on November 11, 1969.
The Dornbos' are residing in Marietta, Georgia where Mr.
Dornbos is employed by Lockheed.
Mrs. Pokey Therrell Gustafson-'67-is teaching elementary
school in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Oglethorpe College Majorcan Carnival Vacation is an
overwhelming success. Alumni and friends who are plan-
ning to make the trip are:
Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Axelberg, Aiken, S. C.
Miss Margaret L. Miller, Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Dorothy Miller, Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Fisher, Atlanta, Go.
Mr. & Mrs. J. Paul Cobb, Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Frances B. Carswell, Atlanta, Go.
Mrs. Martha L. Morrison, Atlanta, Go.
Miss Blanche E. Knapp, Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Marion Howard, Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Elaine T. Law, Atlanta, Ga.
Stuart Levenson-'67-will begin a Federal Government
training program in June in Miami, Florida and should
complete the program by Fall, 1970.
Lorry Shattles— '67— is employed with Time, Inc. Larry and
his family were recently transferred from Atlanta, Georgia
to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
G. Douglass Alexander— '68— was chosen as a candidate for
Atlanta's Outstanding Young Man and Woman for 1970
Awards. Mr. Alexander is Business Manager for Oglethorpe
Amy Elizabeth Beecher-'68- is married to Michael Mulli-
gan. The couple reside in St. Augustine, Florida.
2nd Lt. Jerry Sams— '68— and wife, Lynda Lawrence, are
stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Mike Dahl— '69— and wife, Cynthia Felton— '69— reside in
Atlanta, Georgia. Mike has assumed the position of head
basketball coach at St. Pius X High School in Atlanta.
CLASS CAPTAINS CAMPAIGN
Twenty One dedicated alumni are serving their alma mater
as Class Captains with the twin aim of successfully reach-
ing the $20,000 alumni goal and matching the $5,000
challenge grant Mrs. Virginia Dempsey '27 has offered.
President Elaine T. Law wishes to express appreciation, on
behalf of the Alumni Officers and Board of Directors, to
these alumni for actively supporting the Oglethorpe Col-
lege Development Program.
1921 Lester M. McClung
1923 Joel B. Kersey
1924 Otis M. Jackson
1925 Wendell Crowe
1930 M. B. Eubanks
1933 E. H. Lundy, Jr.
1934 Nellie Jane Gaertner
1935 Ben T. Hargrove
1937 Myrta T. Carper
1938 Francis S. Key
1939 Charles C. King
1942 Mary B. Asher
1952 J. FredAgel
1955 Stanley P. Aldridge
1958 Ted D. Bayley
1962 Bill Flammer
1963 H. Lynn Drury
1964 S. Dennis Kerr
1965 Jimbo Hartlage
1966 William R. Cason
1969 Ronald L. Davenport
ALUMNI CONTRIBUTING TO
THE LOWRY RENOVATION
CAMPAIGN DURING THE
MONTH OF MAY 1970
Jimmy A. Riley, '66
Mrs. Helen B. Waddell, '53
Miss Sarah Marchman, '46
Mrs. Nancy Harris, '68
Mr. Vincent Sherman, '25
Mrs. Dorothy H. Ayers, '41
Mr. James R. Brown, '52
Mrs. Julius Castigliolo, '58
Mr. S. Dennis Kerr, '64
Mrs. H. G. Lynch, '37
Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Tanksley, '25 & '27
Mr. William F. Stuart, '64
Mr. Robert E. Johnson, '68
Mrs. W. Brown Hayes, '34
Mrs. Frances G. Freeman, '52
Mr. Walter L. Morris, '26
Mr. William M. Powell, '29
Mr. Edgar G. David, '24
Mr. Linton C. Hopkins, '24
Mr. Creighton I. Perry, '37
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