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Vol. 50 


November 1969 

No. 1 

August The commencement exercises August 21, represented the highhght of summer aca- 
f nmm(*nr«>mfint demic activities. Sixty-six students, largest summer graduating class with Dr. G. 

Malcolm Amerson, Professor of Biology, as a speaker. The event was climaxed by a 
reception held in the dining hall of the Student Center for the graduates and guests. 



Highest Ever 

The Fall semester enrollment at Oglethorpe College has reached an all-time high of 
1,189 students. This is an increase of almost 100 students for the same period of 1968. 
This figure represents registrations for both Day and Evening Division. 

Of the 1,189 students, approximately six hundred reside on campus with the remainder 
commuting to the college. Oglethorpe College during the past few years has experi- 
enced increased enrollment despite a trend of lesser enrollment in other small col- 
leges throughout the United States. 

New ^^fs. Ida Lois Garrett (Professor of Social Science) Dean of Women 
Appointments ^'- ^- Malcolm Amerson (Biology) Assistant Dean of the College 
Mr. Douglass Alexander Business Manager 

Mrs. Janet Holman, Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Public Relations 
Mr. Thomas Norwood, Head Basketball Coach 

OGLETHORPE ALUMNI are cordially invited to dinner at the College Center on 
December 15, 1969. Cost $2.50 each. 

Following dinner. Alumni are invited to attend the Oglethorpe VS Albany State 
Basketball Game as guests of the College. For further information and reservations, 
please contact the Oglethorpe Alumni Office 261-1441 (Miss Porter). 

Conference Series 

The Continuing Education Department recently planned a Drug Abuse Conference, 
the first of a series geared to stimulate the community to acquire more factual know- 
ledge offered by expert and then to discuss some of the most pertinent related cur- 
rent social problems. 

Over 100 participants in this conference designed to study the problem of drug abuse 
from the viewpoint of the parents, educator, clergyman and law enforcing officer. 
The overwhelming response and favorable publicity to this conference have set plans 
in motion for a second typical conference. 

Construction of November is the target month for construction on the new $300,000 science building. 

^ . (, .| J. The science building will have classroom and laboratory facilities. The structure will 

science BUIiaing ^^ ^^^^^^ stories and is scheduled for completion Spring, 1970. 

To Begin 

New Women's women students (approximately one hundred-seventy) are now housed in the new 
Dnrmitrirv women's dormitory on the Oglethorpe campus. The building offers such comforts as 
^ wall to wall carpeting, air conditioning and connecting bath for every two rooms. 
The dedication of the dormitory is scheduled. 

Swimming Swimming will be a year-round activity for Oglethorpe students. The new 25x60 foot 
r 'I't' pool will be heated in cool weather and sport a plastic bubble top for winter swim- 

racilllies ppj^g. Jhe pool is adjacent to the new Student Center Building. 





Earl Dolive, President's Council Member, was named "Campaign Worker of the Month" 
for his active participation in annual development and the resulting funds he raised 
to support the 1969-1970 project. The project for the year for the Development Com- 
mittee is the reconstruction of Lowry Hall for a single purpose library building. Mr. 
John Spencer, Chairman of the Development Committee, commended all members 
for their work but felt Mr. Dolive deserved this title for his especially praiseworthy 

Axelberg, Chairman Founders' Club Cam- 
paign, has organized a BREAKFAST for 
all members on November 5, 1969 at 8:00 
a.m. at the College Center. 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION meets the second 
Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in 
the College Center. 

Alumni News 

Charles Horace Stewarts, Jr., 1922, Senior Director of the Peoples Bank of Carrolton, 
Georgia, passed away January 21, 1969. He is survived by wife Lucille Long Stewarts, 
formerly of lasper, Alabama, children and grandchildren. 

1st Lt. Benjamin W. Sellers, Jr., class of 1966, is a member of the 1st Mobile Communi- 
cations Croup, headquartered at Clark Air Base, that has earned the U. S. meritorious 
service in providing consistent air traffic control during 1968. 

John W. Hill, class of 1964, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. 
Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB. Lt. Hill, se- 
lected for OTS through competitive examination, is being assigned to Reese AFB, Texas 
for pilot training. 

David Steward Davies, 1965, was married August 23 in Oceanview, Virginia, to Miss 
Donna Adabelle Williford. Mr. Davies is presently the Director of Activities, Atlanta 
Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. 

Dr. L. P. Davis, M.D., Class of 1964 will begin his residency in General Surgery at the 
Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital in Augusta, Georgia as of July, 1, 1969. 

Dr. Lane Hardy, PHD, 1955, chairman of the department of mathematics at Chicago 
State College, has initiated a new career for himself in the teaching profession. Dr. 
Hardy will teach a one-hour class in Essential Mathematics at a nearby Chicago high 
school. Teaching at the secondary level is a new approach of the College Mathematics 
department to help understand future high school teachers needs. 


Schedule for 

1969-70 Season 

Coach Tom Norwood expresses high expectations for the Petrel's performance during 
the 1969-70 season. All alumni are encouraged to participate in the sport by attending 
the games. A monthly schedule will appear in each forthcoming newsletter through- 
out the basketball season. 

Games scheduled for December are: 

December 1 



Georgia State College 

Citrus International Tournament 

Florida Southern, Mississippi College, 
Cumberland College 

Shorter College 

Albany State College 

Valdosta State College 

Atlanta, Georgia 
Lakeland, Florida 

Rome, Georgia 



ALUMNI DAY MAY 30, 1970 


For Oglethorpe Alumni in Education Careers, March 13, 1970 


Oglethorpe's new, heated pool will be filled for 

the first time this fall. 

Renovation of LOWRY HALL into 
a Single Purpose College Library 

The Flying Petrel 

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