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Florida Presbyterian 

St. Petersburg, Florida 

1 960- 1 964 





OAOrOZ , in early Greek thought means the universal or divine reason of the world. In the 
New Testament it is generally translated as "THE WORD." 

The origin of OAOFOS is the verb AEFfi , whose first meaning seems to be "to pick up"; 
from this root evolved the secondary senses: count, tell, recount, say, speak. 

Various metaphysical writers hove used OAOFOS to symbolize the contact of most acute aware- 
ness between the physical world and whatever world is beyond our physical vision. Heroclitus of Ephesus, 
a Greek philosopher, born before 500 B.C., used the AOFOS to mean the "reason" or "law" 

that controlled the universe. Philo, a Jewish philosopher born about 20 B.C., maintained that the 
AOFOZ was the intermediary between the transcendent God and the created order. The mean- 
ing of John seems to be a synthesis between the A0F02 in the Greek sense of a rational 
principle and the Jewish conception of the divine "wisdom" or intuition, Jesus' consciousness, accord- 
ing fo John, consisted totally of this divine quality— a mixture of reason and wisdom— in its essence. 
0A0r02 defies a rationol and communicable definition, even though this very quality is its 
eorhest meaning. There is no equivalent English symbol; consequently 0A0F02 has been trans- 
literated as "ho logos." After thousands of years, it symbolizes in the most general philosophical 
concepts: the universe, its physical and metaphysical totality, which is manifest through one's awareness. 

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Class of 1964 pp. 20-21, 24-25, 30-31, 34-35. 
Class of 1965 pp. 40-41, 44-45, 50-51, 54-55. 

Class of 1966 pp. 60-61, 64-65. 

Class of 1967 pp. 70-71, 74-75. 

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Activities 1 960- 1 96 1 pp. 16-27 
Activities 1961-1962 pp. 28-37. 
Activities 1962-1963 pp. 38-57. 
Activities 1963-1964 pp. 58-79. 

ration . . . passim 

HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE pp. 6- 1 5, 8 1 -89 

ADVERTISERS pp. 97-112 

An Interpretive History of 
Florida Presbyterian College 

History is a kind of pathology, reflecting the nature of mankind 

There is a babble of voices, the juke box plays love-songs only half listened to, dishes 
clatter, the windows reflect the pattern of the lights twice over, but not more; cream, 
coral, turquoise, gray, in myriad patterns, couples, groups, individuals, a grey-haired 
"security guard," reflections from the windows, some are studying, some talk, many try to 
laugh away exam worries. IT IS WARM AND HUMAN AND NOISY HERE. 

Soon it will be time, and we will go. It will never be the same again ... for us or for 
those who shall come. 

Lights behind Venetian blinds make crazy, checked patterns in the darkness; somewhere 
out there intense youth seeks love. To watch, to listen, to savor with the heart, the eye, 
the mind, the ear, these are pleasures. To be alone, to remember in the midst of it all that 
we are each dying: the exquisite touch of bitterness in the midst of beauty. IT IS WARM 

Who of us could have known ten or even four years ago that there would be such a 
night? GO, TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS that Jesus Christ is born! 


in 1955 a group of representative ministers and laymen of the Synod of Florida 
(U.S.), with the counsel of Dr. Hunter Blakley, Executive Secretary of the Division of 
Higher Education of our Board of Education, concurred on the idea of a study's 
being made to discover the possibility of establishing a college in Florida. A group 
of outstanding educators was secured to make the study by our Division of Higher 
Education, with the approval of interested Florida Presbyterians. In 1956 the Synod 
of Florida gave official recognition to these representative Presbyterians, constitut- 
ing them as a Council under the administration of the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation, to cooperate in every way with those making the study. 

The study . . . was made by co-directors Dr. Gordon W. Blackwell, Director of the 
Institute in Social Science at the University of North Carolina, and Dr. Francis A. 
Rosecrance, Associate Dean of New York University. They hod as advisors these 
outstanding educational leaders: Dr. Theodore A. Distler, Executive Director of the 
Association of American Colleges; Dr. Wilson Compton, then President of the Coun- 
cil for Financial Aid to Education; and Dr. Oliver C. Carmichoel, President of the 
University of Alabama. The study was financed through a $5,000 grant from our 
Board of Christian Education. 

In 1957 Synod officially received the finished report of the study committee and 
authorized the Council of Representative Presbyterians to appoint a committee for 
the dissemination of the study and a Ways and Means Committee to consider meth- 
ods by which the college could be brought into reality. In the pursuance of its work 
the Council modified the Ways and Means Committee into a Coordinating Com- 
mittee made up of top-flight ministers and elders from representative areas of the 
state, under the chairmanship of Dr. William H. Kodel, pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Orlando. In these three years we have proceeded in as prompt and states- 
manlike manner as possible to determine the facts. 

We [The Ways and Means Committee] are unanimously convinced that a Presbyterian 
College is necessary, desirable, and feasible. 

We believe the time is at hand to establish in Florida a quality institution of Higher 
Education where young people may prepare themselves for their life v^'ork in the 
atmosphere of the finest Christian concepts.' 

The Synod of Florida (U.S.) accepted those recommendations on May 20, 1958. At that 
time, the first Board of Trustees was elected. Meeting in Tampa on May 27, the Board 
selected Dr. Kadel as the first president. A site selection committee was chosen. 

On September 15, the Site Committee recommended and the Board of Trustees accepted 
St. Petersburg as the location for the campus. The Board then adjourned to a joint ses- 
sion with the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian College at Winter Haven, a college 
sponsored by the United Presbyterian Church in the USA. At that meeting, the two groups 
agreed to merge their efforts. The merger was formally approved by a joint meeting of 
the two synods at the Interim Campus on October 9, 1958. 

The Winter Haven movement had begun its efforts in 1957, as a group of interested lay- 
men led by Dr. Robert M. Pratt. At that time, they formed themselves into the Committee 
for a Presbyterian College at Winter Haven. Their efforts came to the attention of Dr. 
Kadel and his committee. Throughout the rest of that year, discussions were held on ways 
and means to found and possibly merge the two colleges. During this period, the Synod 
of Florida of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA approved the plan of its laymen 
and appointed Dr. Pratt as a committee-of-one to continue study. By May of 1958, the 
discussions between him and the Council of Representative Presbyterians (US) had broken 
down. The Southern Presbyterians decided to go on alone. At the May 1958, meeting of 
their Synod (see above), they elected a Board of Trustees and a President, Dr. Kadel. In 
June, the United Synod adopted a charter for the Winter Haven College and appointed 
a Board of Trustees. That action caused a reopening of the discussions about a possible 
merger of the two colleges. By September 1958, those discussions produced an agree- 
ment whereby the two colleges were combined on a three-fifths US and two-fifths United 
membership of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Kadel remained President, the St. Petersburg lo- 
cation for the campus was retained, and Dr. Pratt was to be appointed Vice-President for 

That September was eventful in other ways, too. Dr. Kadel and Mrs. Emma H. Conboy, 
Administrative Assistant from the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, moved from their 
store-front Orlando office to the Maritime Base in St. Petersburg. 

By November, plans were being laid for a fund-raising drive to build the college that 
was to cost $9,300,000 for a "copitol plant" for 1200 students. Dr. Kadel, Dr. Rosecrance 
and Dr. Bevan got ready to make a series of nationwide trips in search of a better 
curriculum. Dr. Rosecrance was unable to go. This trip was one of the first signs of 
things to come. Not only hod we begun to dare and dream in a significant way, but also, 
the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Advancement of Education had given us the first of 
many grants. 

With the New Year came the kick-off of the fund-raising campaign and the official ap- 
pointment of Dr. Bevan as Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Dean). Renovation work 

began on the Maritime Base. In March, Perkins and Will of Chicago and Connell, Pierce, 
Garland, and Friedman of Miami were named architects from among seventy-five firms 

The President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhov/er, v/as made our first Charter 
Alumnus on April 22, 1959, by Dr. Kadel and Congressman William Cramer. Three days 
later, Mr. and Mrs. William Luther Cobb, of St. Petersburg, announced that they would 
sponsor the erection of the Library. Mr. Al Long, of baseball fame, donated $200,000 for 
scholarships in May. In September, Dr. Pratt announced the Mid-Winter Semester, a 
three-week program of concentrated study. In October, Brinson-Allen Construction Com- 
pany of Tampa began to clear the New Campus as their contribution to the College's 
establishment campaign. 

Between that September (1959) and the moment we began arriving for registration the 
next, Drs. Bevan and Kadel chose our Founding Faculty, while Dr. J. Thomas West went to 
work recruiting the Founding Freshmen. Dr. I. G. Foster, Dr. A. H. Carter, Dr. John Dixon, 
Dr. George Reid, Mr. John Satterfield, Dr. Everett Emerson, Dr. William C. Wilbur, Dr. 
Dexter Squibb, Dr. Pedro Trakas, Dr. Billy Wireman, Dr. Robert Meacham, Mr. Robert 
Hall, Dr. Ashley Johnson, Dr. Kenneth Keeton, Miss Florence Sherbourne, Miss Betty Crane, 
Dr. Dennis Anderson, Dr. Louis Guenther, Dr. Jack Wilson, Mr. Guy Owen Baker, Mrs. 
Francis Witaker and Dr. Clark Bouwman were Dr. Kadel and Dr. Bevan's flock. Dr. West 
and lots of scholarships charmed 152 of us to the little, concrete, peninsular world. 
• • • 

The Year of Beginning 1960-61 

In our Pre-College Conferences that summer, we imbibed the heady brew of the "break 
with tradition," the "new start," and "building (or founding) a College." In our naivete 
we came to believe that there was little we could not do. As if to prove it, we sat up one 
night and made a class flag with our emblem on it. Uca Pugnax, the Fiddler Crab, was, 
we were told, the first inhabitant of the New Campus. Since we were to share that honor 
with him, the College gave us each a small gold pin with his facsimile on it. 

In our conferences, we discussed standards of student life and matters of high policy. It 
was our first encounter with our mentors, the men and women who inhabited the offices 
of our beloved, if rebelled against, faculty and administration. Together, we formulated 
the basic guide lines of our collegiate existence. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED: What publications should be started at the college? How 
would you structure o Student government? What responsibilities should it have? 
What major and minor sports should the college undertake? Are you in favor of an 
intercollegiate program? Should chapel service be compulsory? Should class attend- 
ance be compulsory? Do you approve of an honor system of conduct? If so, into 
what areas should it extend? Do you approve of the conventional grading system? 
Would you like to see grades and "working for grades" de-emphasized? What sys- 
tem would you suggest? What social functions and activities would you desire on 
campus? What sort of attire (dress) [sic] would you consider appropriate for men 
and women? Should there be any restriction on smoking? What should be the pol- 
icy on drinking? Should students be allowed to have cars on campus? Should there 
be curfews for students? Could you formulate an image of what a Founding Fresh- 
man at Florida Presbyterian College should be?^ 

September 2, 1960, was the Big Day. On that day, with Convocation and many high- 
sounding words, the business of living out the founding of a college began; the years 
of planning drew to a close. It was the beginning of the difficult road to reconciliation 
between ideals and realities. 

We hadn't quite settled into our quarters when we had a visitor who sent the men 
scrambling to vacant rooms in the concrete Main Building. Hurricane Donna, with 125 
mile-per-hour winds, roared up the coast, but passed to the east of Tampa Bay. For us, 
her passing was a two-day party with T.V., Miss Edna Blumenthal's inevitable pop-corn. 
Col. Garner, and a Hurricane Hop. Others, in Central Florida, were less fortunate. 

But aside from Donna, September passed into October without much disturbance of our 
now-familiar routine of classes, studies, bull sessions, cuts (of all kinds), coffee, so-so 
food, and the thud-thud-thud of the pile driver from eight in the morning until five at 
night with the roar of diesel pumps during the balance of the day. The city was building 
a new sea wall for the Base. 

If Donna had been severe, she was nothing compared to the storm which broke on our 
academic heads with mid-term examinations in mid-October. Fifty per-cent of us come out 
of that trial with one or more unsatisfactory grades. The picnic was over. The confidence 
of founding a college was shaken. There was nervous talk of scholarships and how to 
study. Worry, fear, and depression became common. Not even the calisthenic antics of 
Mr. Baker and his choir. Miss Blumenthal's pop-corn, or hundreds of counseling sessions 
at all hours with everyone from the Base's night watchman to Dr. Bevan were able to 
stem the breakdown of our morale. As Thanksgiving drew near, there was open talk of 
not returning in January. 

Then we went home for a long weekend. And after home cooking and some good doses 
of parental confidence mixed with scolding, we came back. The world wasn't quite so 
black anymore. 

Our pre-exam Christmas presents were many. We had our first Formal, the choir gave its 
first concert, the Trident published its first issue, and the basketball team that we'd rallied 
around in the dark days of November as a morale booster, brought home the bacon in 
two straight wins. The St. Petersburg Times noted that a fellow named Rich Miller would 
"certainly go down in the school's history as he scored twenty-eight points."^ The HMS 
Ulster, visiting our harbor, was sporting enough to accept our challenge to a whaleboat 
race. We lost, but gained an oar as our first trophy. But best of all was the news the 
Trident carried as its first headline: 


Persons [he said] who have shown an Interest In the school through regular prepara- 
tion of assignments, attitude, and compliance with regulations, should not feel In 
danger of expulsion because of one or more unsatisfactory reports.'' 

Buoyed up with hard work, and all our pre-Christmas presents, we went to the mark 
again, and did much better than we had two months earlier. That crisis was over. So, too, 
was our first semester. 

January and the first mId-Wlnter arrived. The pressures of 8:00 classes and final 
exams were over. Most of us were back, breathing somewhat easier becouse we 
had "mode It through" all or part of our first semester courses. Now we had time 


to think, to write, to be inspired for creativity, to be independent. So, the mid- 
Winter groups met, the professors said "Come and see me thirty days from now 
with the results of your study. You're on your own." Thirty days seemed lil<e such a 
long time to write one paper. Surely there were enough hours in the day to sleep 
until noon, go to the Snack Bar dances every night, cheer loudly at basketball 
games, indulge in long bull sessions about "what is truth?" or "what do you think 
about so-and-so?" There were none of those long science labs or W.C. discussion 
groups or language labs— just twenty-four hours a day to be creative. 
This was the ideal, but by the third week in January, most of us found ourselves 
frantically trying to find books to back up any "vague generalizations" we had 
managed to think of in three weeks. We found that days without classes, just like 
the busy ones from first semester, simply were not long enough. Where had the 
thirty days gone? And why was it so hard to be independent without some prod- 
ding from W.C. discussion leaders? 

So the typewriters were brought out and used steadily the last week of January. We 
found that the 500 word W.C. papers which had taken nine hours first semester to 
write were nothing compared to a ten- or twenty-page research paper. Sleepy-eyed, 
Floundering Freshmen coming back from the doughnut shop prepared to stay up all 
night in order to finish what was supposed to reflect a month of independent study. 
And we looked forward to classes again and the "persuasion" of professors. Most of 
us made many resolutions never to get behind again.' 

That is what January seemed like to our eyes. In reality, we did a lot of work, and fairly 
steadily. Everyone, including ourselves, was impressed by our performance. 

Second semester opened on a note of hope despite a few wisps of weariness and frus- 
tration. The basketball team had a 4—3 record which it stretched to a 6—3 for the season. 
Social events showed promise of a new gaiety in our off-campus hideaway, the Ford 
House. Our new Board of Counselors had set to work to "advise college officials on how 
FPC can reach its goals; help interpret the college to its communities, church, local, and 
academic; and to lead the public In the financial support of the college."* That last was 
most timely. Not only was the establishment campaign going into Its last phase, but also, 
our not-so-wise use of electricity had led to what has turned out to be the first annual 
blackout. Every unnecessary light was turned off. 

Equally hopeful was the Trident's announcement that Elizabeth Woodward had been 
accepted as the first member of the Class of 1965. As the semester rolled on, we began 
to watch the weekly notices of students-accepted-and-paylng-thelr-$50 as if they were 
stock market quotations. In a sense, they were. 

It's a long time from January 2 to April. Even some of the best socials of the year, ships, 
new students at the March scholarship conference, and the verbal vendettas of the W.C. 
staff were not enough to stay the slow decay of our morale. Things got bad, but not so 
bad as in November. If one watched, he would see that the Snack Bar didn't really start 
to fill up until 10:30, there were fewer bull sessions, and a lot more studying. We were 
learning. For some, beginning to study came too late. 

Our land for the new campus remained tied up in a fantastic tangle of petty local poli- 
tics and law suits. Dr. Kadel kept assuring us nonetheless that we would have at least one 

full year on our new campus. It seemed awfully far away. 

For the Sunshine Festival of States Parade, we spent the day as ushers, finally ending up 
sitting on curbs to eat one of the cafeteria's box lunches (ham and cheese sandwiches, 
apple, and cake with more icing on the paper than on the cake). A day of no classes 
and the prospect of earning money for the class made up for the tired feet and sunburns 
we got. 

Beneath the humor (like that famous caption: Head Fruit Picker Contemplates his Navel 
Orange) and much of the sincere mutual interest between ourselves and our mentors, 
there ran less pleasant currents. 

Dr. Kadel asked the students to show a more positive attitude. "Look back on our 
short history and see what had been done," he said. "Then look to the future with 
confidence and faith. We hove established a goal for ourselves and we will achieve 


It was easy to pick at little things. We wanted so badly for OUR college to be perfect. 
In our idealism we denied our own humanity and tried to deprive our mentors of theirs. 
It was later said that 

those tree are brave indeed who allow others to think, speak, and act freely, 
bounded only by man's responsibilty to man.® 

Our mentors are such brave men. They have taught us to think and speak freely. They 
have given us maximum opportunities to act freely. The conflicts we have had over the 
years with them are due to our differing understandings of the limits of "man's responsi- 
bility to man." 

Easter vacation sent our choir on a week-long race through Florida. "Wild Bill," 
"Twitchy-hips" Carrol, our bus driver, and Mrs. A. W. Rideout, Bunny's mother, served 
to moderate the disputes between the prima-donnas, looked after the little details, and 
kept us all going. It was a good tour. We made many friends. 

Most of the rest of us spent the holidays at home, sleeping late and relaxing. Some few 
went to Lauderdale, some stayed on campus. 

The second half of the semester opened with the christening of the Triton Den (Snack 
Bar) by Mrs. Kadel. In another of our shows of esprit (and to help with morale) we had 
decided to redecorate. A mural, fish net, and zany new menu gave us a real social 

We elected our first officers under the new Student Government Association Constitu- 
tion. We had plays. Sandpiper concerts, beach parties, intramural softball, Friday night 
movies, a Lightening class sailboat, and a lot of new ideas to keep us hopping. A special 
treat was Miss Blumenthal and Mr. Hall's candlelight buffet in late April. Spring formal, 
sea-gull feeding, our first annual Athletic Banquet, the "Cabaret Ole," (the Spanish 
Club's Fiesta), the Social Science Forum, Artist-Lecturer Series, and the announcement of 
ground breaking ceremonies for September closed out the year, except for exams. 

It was a good year. The Student Government, Honor Court and Code, Student Christian 
Association, school colors, nickname. Men's and Women's Dormitory Councils, Publica- 
tions Board, intercollegiate sports, basic rules and standards, all had been created. 

?«^/" * 


formulated, or begun. In an end-of-the-term furor, the Trident proposed, and the Col- 
lege Community decisely rejected, a plan for Freshman Initiaton. Help Week was to 
take Its place. All the major foundations of student life were laid. We had reason to 
congratulate ourselves and the mentors who had pushed, coaxed, kicked, and smiled us 
through the year and its many triumphs . . . and troubles. 

Especially dear to our hearts was Western Civilization: 

SUDDENLY, LAST SEPTEMBER ... It all started (but really it may not hove be- 
cause I can't be sure of my position In the time continuum) v/ith the need to es- 
tablish a frame of reference for my Existential search for meaning In the macroform 
of the culturally relative reality which I, in my alienation, perceived to exist. 

The crying need to maintain and enhance my phenomenal self on the proper levels 
of relative morality acceptable to my culture led me to contemplate the symbol in 
the vain hope that I could achieve Nirvana. But some Sebastian at the Spring 
Formal kept urging me to "gouge 'em," and "be real" and "study the microform." 
I Next slide, please.) 

Anyhow, one day I quit picking my boils long enough to ask the elastic universe 
whether or not it was relevant to ask where I was at. From ten heterophonic voices 
shouting in ostinoto motif come back: "Frankly, we don't know!," which. Doc, is why 
I'm here. 

Now, if you'll just shut your window. . . ' 

The summer of 1961 was notable in three ways. We had our first language summer 
school. With Ford Foundation backing, we tried and partially succeeded in recruiting 
more students than in 1960. There was only twelve more to be exact, but in the process 
of getting that class 162, our field workers brought our college to the attention of a 
wide section of the nation. Of less note, but equal importance, was the slow but sure 
work of the ground breaking committee. We were honored by the Danforth Curriculum 
Conference in the form of an invitation to Dr. Bevan and three of our professors to 
attend a curriculum workshop in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We were the talk of 
the conference. Pre-college conferences were notable for Dr. West's cooking of steaks, 
upperclassmen's doing too good a job of telling freshmen how "tough" the academic 
load was, and trips to the new campus. Most of our mentors got well earned and much 
needed vocations. 

The Year of Disillusion 1 96 1 -62 

Our second year began with the usual rush of testing, orientation, and registration. Help 
Week was not as successful as had been hoped. Distance and conflicting pressures pre- 
vented thorough planning and execution. One hundred Founding Freshmen came back 
to greet with great joy and relief the new Class of 1965. We spent a lot of time those 
first few weeks just getting acquainted. We spent even more studying. Those of us who 
hod made it through the first year had a seriousness of purpose and a much better un- 
derstanding of what college was all about. 

The big event was ground breaking on September 24, 1961. One hundred eighty-six 
shovels had been collected by the committee from various colleges and universities across 
our land. After a speech by Vance Packard, music by the Concert Choir, and lots of so- 
lar radiation, we, the college community— students, faculty, administration, and trustees 
—gathered by twos and threes on the "pad" for the Dendy-McNair Auditorium and 
jointly turned our shovels and spades of earth. One year later, almost to the day, the 
men moved into nearby, but not quite completed, dormitories. Meanwhile, the latest 
news of construction was of constant interest. 

Our biggest hassle that semester was the dispute over the court system. The Honor 
Court justices had spent the summer re-thinking our needs and the means we hod for 
meeting them. They proposed three levels of courts instead of the existing two. For weeks 
we argued the issue. At one point it looked as though the majority of students favored 
the two-court system. Then, strangely, the cry was all in favor of the three-court system. 
Then, the cries faded and nothing was done. 

Life is full of paradoxes, and one is evident among the students of FPC: Wher- 
ever you may go during the hustle, to class, meals, and other activities, you hear 
murmurs of discontent, though they often rise above a murmur. 

If you have time to drop everything and join in to ofFer your opinion, you probably 
could offer quite a few complaints and suggestions yourself. Why? Because it is 
the same old tune, with a !arge chorus, in notes of discord, the words being: "Where 
is social life at FPC?" Until the other night, many people would probably have an- 
swered: "There is none!" However, on October 20, in the snack bar, a group of 
students held an informal get-together, with some guitars, songs and enthusiastic 
singers. Not only did people hear news of it, they came, enjoyed it, and stayed! 
There was a chain reaction from this spontaneous activity and the enthusiasm 
spread like sparks. 

There are several reasons that social life is just two words to be cut to ribbons here, 
yet there are no reasons for the lock of initiative among the students to do some- 
thing to give those two words meaning at FPC. It takes a few ideas, a lot of enthusi- 
asm, and a great deal of initiative and leadership. How about it? 

When you claim that social life is lacking, ask yourself what you are contributing. 
Did you fill out one of the suggestion blanks of the Social Club [Social Committee]? 
Have you taken interest in the clubs, student assemblies, and other offered activi- 
ties?' ° 

The word apathy was not yet part of our vocabulary, but the phenomenon was. Con- 
nected with it was a slow decline of our morale. It was at its usual low before Thanks- 
giving and Easter. 

All was not black that semester. Far from it. Despite staff troubles, the Trident published 
two issues. The Drama Club began to practice for Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, the 
choir went touring. The "Men of N" (wing, that is) held "Soiree d Tara" as the Fall For- 
mal. We began to enjoy the second Artist-Lecturer Series. The Science department got a 
three-year $30,000 grant from the Research Corporation of New York. We chose our 
cheerleaders and watched the basketball team prepare for a new season. 

We were hosts to the Southern Judo Championship in our lecture-hall-dance-hall-chapel- 


auditorium during early November. Our professors, administrators, students, and musicians 
spoke and song at increasing numbers of engagements. 

Our sailing club contributed its share to our tradition of creating new institutions by 
doing some of the major work in founding the Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing As- 
sociation. In the first regatta (November 23, 1961) we lost to Stetson Law School, Stetson 
University of Deland, and St. John's River, Junior College. In our second regatta, during 
Christmas vacation, we came in second, behind Rollins College. 

The approach of Christmas brought exams, college Christmas Vesper Service, the an- 
nual Choir Concert, a semi-formal at the Million-Dollar Pier, several receptions, and 
preparations for Mid-Winter Semester. "The Men of N" gave the Christmas serenade. 
We studied, took our exams, and were glad to escape the concrete peninsula for a 
few weeks. 

Our second winter term was more serious than the first. Except, that is, for our represent- 
atives in Mexico who managed to fall off mountains, drop soap in streams, and In 
general enjoy themselves while studying Spanish and Anthropology. We who stayed 
at home found time for the Snack Bar, sleeping late, and enjoying ourselves, too. But a 
great deal more work got done than In the preceding year. 

The second semester, 1961-1962, was probably the lowest ebb in our corporate spirit. 
Trident told the story. 

Headline: WE'RE BACK IN THE SADDLE. The date, March 9, 1962. It was Volume 
Two number three. A new staff had finally been formed. 


After a four-month pre-occupation with trinkets and trivia, taking port in a revival 
of student interest is really exciting. This interest hod nevertheless led thus for to a 
most unfortunate course of action. The SGA had again set out to constitute a com- 
plete judicial system, this time beginning with preliminary referendums to deter- 
mine which of four basic types of judicial system the students prefer. 

We cannot help thinking that a few students have started at the same point in our 
problem— the middle— as we did before; that we are pursuing a fixed goal with 
even more desperate obstinacy than before, and that we will reach the same sort of 

We have called the present course desperate. Only the tremendous administrative 
pressure now being applied could force the Constitution Coordination Committee 
to hope for success. The CCC and the whole student body have been led to believe 
that the faculty is ready to assume full disciplinary authority unless the students 
constitute a new court system, immediately. We submit on good authority that not 
only are many faculty unaware of this proposal, but also that concentrated effort 
by the administration will be required to cram such a proposal down the faculty's 
throats. In this light the administration's threat appears as a scare tactic of the most 
vulgar kind. The justification ofFered for the tactic seems to be this. You have been 
unable to constitute a satisfactory court system in eighteen months; therefore, you 
must do it in one week. We beg the authors of this logic to run, not walk, to the 
nearest Johnson or Irwin. Considering the circumstances, we believe that the pres- 
ent course of the student government is cowardly, short-sighted, and will almost 
surely prove futile. 

We urge the student body to forget subordinate constitutions and systems for tfie 
moment and to attack the beginning of the problem, a redefinition of the total stu- 
dent government. 

An agreement on our basic responsibilities will come much more easily than agree- 
ment on formal details. Once we have a basic agreement, we can then turn to the 
details with far greater hope of success. With hard and purposeful work, the 
whole job can be done well In the remainder of the semester. Today is not too 
soon to start. 


Immediately following the close of a seasonal sport it is traditional to analyze and 
review the past and to speculate on the possibilities of the future, if there is a future. 

The Tritons finished a dismal basketball season with a 5—1 1 record. This record 
itself does not reveal the reasons for the team's failure nor does it indicate their 
true ability. ... It is true that the Tritons had to contend with many conditions that 
are not encountered elsewhere. We hove no gymnasium, we hove terrific academic 
pressures that take priority over everything else, we have also had bad luck with 
injuries. But, the person who used these circumstances as excuses is looking at a situ- 
ation and seeing only the surface of it. 

To be an athlete, or to participate in any sport, a person must have a love for the 
game, the desire to play. An athlete must also be willing to sacrifice. . . . Irregular 
hours, Saturday night beers, cigarettes, all of these reveal one thing: poor atti- 
tude, the attitude that had been exemplified at FPC. 

Preparation for competition involves not only body conditioning but total mental 
attitude. The Tritons were never mentally prepared for o basketball gome. When 
players ask to see their points scored while the coach is outlining strategy, they 
exhibit a gross lack of interest in the game. Argument by a player after the game 
OTi whether he scored three points or five points is not always wrong but, when your 
team lost by 35 points, then it is a safe bet that such a player does not belong on 
the court. 

The attitude shown by the Tritons off the court was the same as their attitude during 
the games. The slipshod play of the Tritons revealed their flagrant disregard of 
training procedures. No matter how much the players insist that training rules don't 
make that much difference in their performance, a tenth of a second in reflex action 
is still the difference between good and bod play, and smoking and drinking do 
slow down reflexes. The disgrace does not lie in losing a ball game, but it lies in not 
putting forth extra effort, in not trying to play at your peak. 

Some colleges hong the coaches in effigy after a losing season. I say, "If the shoe 
fits, wear it." The shoe I refer to fits any one of a dozen feet, none of which are 
Coach Wireman's." 

The fighting and squabbling over the court system dragged on despite the unveiled 
hands of our mentors. After two weeks of Sunday afternoon meetings, some agreement 
emerged. The whole problem had been brought up anew by efforts of the Student Coun- 
cil to rewrite the old constitutions into a single document. Easter vocation broke off the 
discussion. By the time the revised documerrt was ready, it was mid-May. In the midst 
of examination preparations, we took time to approve the new constitution. 



September 1 960 

And so it is begun ... An Interim 
Campus fl), the Founding Freshmen 
Flag (2), Governor Collins at Con- 
vocation '3,5), and the inevitable 
testing '4i, these were all part of 
those first days. 

Behind those and subsequent days 
were a "Burning Bush" (Dr. John M. 
Bevan, Dean (6), a President, Wil- 
liam H. Kadel (7), a Vice President 
for Business Affairs, Col. R. Frank 
Garner, Jr. (8), who succeeded Mr. 
John Maxwell in that post, and 
Chaplains: Mr. Creden Peden, 1960- 
61 nOi, and Dr. Alan W. Carlsten, 

The Beginning 
September I960 

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The Interim Campus (1) has a long history as on educational institution. In WW II it was the Maritime Train- 
ing Stotion (2). Miss Mayo was our nurse (3). When Jim Rob got his citizenship papers, we went early 
American (4). And always there was the Snack Bar. Not shown: Hurricane Donna. 



Dr. E. Ashby Johnson 
Director of the Core Program, Religion 

Dr. Alton H. Closure 

Acting Vice-President for 


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"Would anyone care to venture another idea?" 




. * . to 

found a college 


PRESIDENT, Leonard Henry 

SECRETARY, Virginia Warner 
TREASURER, Larry Larche 

BA, Sociology (8). SANDRA LEE CARUTHERS, BA, Psychology (9), JAMES ANDERSON 
(18). LESTER CHARLES DUFFORD, II, BA, French (19). 



In December, we challenged HMS Ulster to a race (13), and won an oar in our defeat 
(1). Our first Mid-Winter Semester was fun, whether spent asleep or in Tampa Bay (12). 
The first annual Sadie Hawkins dance (14) and we in the Snack Bar were social events (2). 
Mr. Stewart Smith was Librarian that year (3). Our present library staff are (I to r), Mrs. 
Doran, Mrs. Melcher, Miss Calhoun, Mrs. Zarek, and Mrs. Crowell (not shown: Miss 
Berger-. Dr. Albert H. Carter, Chairman of the Humar^ities Division (8). Dr. James Black, 
Literature (9;. Dr. Everett Emerson, Literature (10). Dr. Florence Sherbourne, Reading 



STUART EDWARDS, BA, Psychology (3). MARGARET LOUISE FAHL, BA, French (4). 
ALICE MARIE GERICKE, BA, Spanish (7). CAROL LYON GORMAN, BA, English Literature 
(8i. MICHAEL HUGH GRAHAM, BS, Mathematics (9). CAROLYN RUTH HALL, BA, French 
(10). WILLIAM G. HECK, III, BA, Psychology (11). JESSIE ANN HENDLEY (12). LEONARD 
History '16). HENRY THOMPSON HOUCHINS, JR., BA, Political Science (17). WYNDEL 
THARI HUBBARD, BA, German (18i. RICHARD DEAS HUSS, BA, Spanish (19). 




Dr. James Crane 

Dr. John Dixon 
Art 1960-^3) 



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Dr. Sara Ivey 

Mr. Bruce Ross 




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For diversion, we moved cars into the Snack Bar (1), mimicked (6), put on 
plays (2), or once in a great while, bowled (7). Our neighbors were the 
Naval Reserve ships (3), the Coast Guard ship Will (or was it W III?), 
and a lot of water (5). We also enjoyed professional humor: Dr. Setter- 
field's picture of Dr. Dixon . . . (4). 


■P1.SEPT. '62 

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One of the Nations newest Colleges 

now under construction 

September 1961 

The summer of 1961 was marked by our first Summer 
School <4) and Pre-College Conferences for an 
eagerly awaited Class of 1965 (3l. September 
brought Freshmen and Groundbreaking f 1,2, 5,6) with 
Vance Packard, over a hundred shovels, and heat 
'6). But trips to the new campus were rare. For the 
most port we swam in our pool '7), or sat by the sea- 
wall and talked '8) . . . when we weren't studying or 
spasmodically fumbling. 



Dr, John Jacobson 

Mr. Keith Irwin 

Dr. Stanley Chestnut 



BA, Spanish (4). JENNIFER LU JONES, BA, Literature (5). BYONGSUH KIM, BA Sociology 
(10). IDA HOWELL McALILEY, BA, Music (11). SUSAN McEWAN, BA, French (12) JAMES 
DOUGLAS McMANUS, BA, Philosophy and Religion (13). RICHARD GRAYDON MILLER 
BA, Economics (14). PETER ROBERTS MOORE, BA, Psychology (15) MICHAEL LAWRENCE 
NETZLOFF, B.S, Biology (16). CYNTHIA MAY NORTHRUP, BA, Sociology (17) LINDA 
German (22). 


Activities 1961-1962 

Dr. John Sotterfield 

Mr. Robert Gould 

Mr. William Waters 
Music, Choral Director 

Yes, the seawall (1) was a great place . . . with birds to feed (2) and full moons to 
watch (3). We weren't supposed to have a basketball team until our second or third 
year. The first vear we decided that we'd have one ... so we did. By the second sea- 
son, it was our primary January diversion (4). January 1962 was our first Mid-Winter* 
abroad, in Mexico (o). We had water fights in those days too (5). Mardi Gras was mem- 
orable that year (7). 

*The Winter Term was the Mid-Winter Term for the first two years. 


Chemistry (4:. JULIAN PAUL SELLERS (5). GEORGIA ANN SLUPE, BA, Spanish (6). 
STOUFER, BA, Humanities (9). JOAN PATTON WALKER, BA, Religion (10). VIRGINIA 
ANNETTE WARNER, BA, Psychology (11). G, ROBERT WARREN, BA, Sociology (12). 
YOUNG, BS, Mathematics (16), 



Activities 1961-1962 

)r, Dudley South 

Mr. Spyros Magliveras 


Dr. Forest D-I5^/ 

Dr. Robert Meachon 

Dr. Jack Wilson 



Mrs. Robert Pierce 

Director of 

Public Relations 

The cheerleaders on the Dauphin (1), Clothes drying on the cat walk of 
the Men's Dorms (2), swim meets (3), Alice Coyle and "Junior" (4), 
Spring Formal in a garden (5), and the beach party (6,7) are part of 
our memories of 1961-62. Summer school, as usual . . . (8). 

Neither rain nor breakdowns 


Activities 1962-1963 


The term began in make-shift housing for the men '2), chopel (4i, and temporary 
lunch lines (9, 10). The men moved (3) and there was sand (1) and rain (5, those 
are roindrops on the window). In October JFK told Khrushchev to get out of Cuba; 
Thomas went to free his country (6), we wished him well and waited for our colls. 
Then there were the Great Mosquito l8) end walls that cracked (7). 


Class of 1965 

1. John Altman, Phyllis Andrews. 2. Ju- 
dith Arbaogh, Robert Beoty. 3. Lynda 
Beavers, Randolph Beckharr. 4. Gonson 
Bieder, David Blum. 5. James Bodkin, Cory 
Boggan. 6. Noncy Bolton, Edmund Boyer. 
7. Koy Boylen, Charles Bradford. 8. 
Charles Carter, Joan Corter. 9. Maribeth 
Chadv^ell, Don Chondler. 10. Judylee 
Childers. William Cobb. 11. Michael Cul- 
breth, Dorothy Dobbs. 12. Darlyn Davi- 
son, Donald Dewhurst. 




Class of 1 965 








1. Eleanor Dietrich, Jane Dishong. 2. Cam- 
eron Dow, Karyl Dunkle. 3. Susan Dunn, 
Beth Ellison. 4. Mary Ellen Emerson, Elise 
Fitzgerald. 5. Ron Froncis, Claire Frank- 
lin. 6. Gail Geary, Jeannie Gilliam. 7. 
Richard Grimm, Mary Hanson. 8. John 
Hayes, Fronkie Howard. 9. Thelma Hutch- 
erson, Evelyn Jackson. 10. Beverly Jones, 
Linda Jones. 11. Marilyn Kaufman, Albert 
Keyser. 12. Mark Kingsley, Natalie Kriner. 


December-February 1962-1963 

Two characters got together at the Christmas formal (1). The Twist 
(2), so long the rage, began its last stand. Christmas Formal was many 
things from twinkling decorations and roses in the solid-ice punch bowls 
to dreams '3). The usual mild January weather . . . (4). And someone 
was always playing pool (5). 


X^OWl 33fc«^ iSjfcvj/JvJl, 

Dr. Pedro Trokas 


Dr. Henry E. Genz 


Mr. Robert Hall 


Dr. Rejone Genz 


(not pictured! 

January 1963 

Independent study isn't all that happens in a January. Inter-collegiote basketball for 
the Tritons (1) and Trltonetts (2) is an ever popular diversion. But this January is 
memorable because we inaugurated (3,4) our first president, Dr. William Howard Ko- 
del (8). Dr. Samuel H. Forrer sporked the occasion by announcing the gift of the Lan- 
guage Center (5). The William L. Cobb Library was dedicated as a port of the fes- 
tivities (6J). 

January 1963 

Dr. Frederic White 

Dr. William Thomson 

Dr. Kenneth Keeton 


Dr. Helmut Kreitz 


Class of 1965 

1. Sarah Laessle, Tomas Lastra. 2. Jomes 
Leps, Mrs. Mary Charlotte Love. 3. Linda 
McDonnell, Richard McFadyen. 4. Suzanne 
McMillan, Joan MacKenzle. 5. James 
Marr, Karen Morion. 6. Beth Marshall, Ros- 
alind Martin. 7. Bruce Meade, James 
Mitchell. 8. Beverly Moore, Sheila Most. 
9. Dovid Nichols, Sally Oberst. 10. Eileen 
Page, Lynn Park. 11. Happie Peralto, John 
Phelps. 12. Vivian Posada, Tommy Price. 



Dr. William C. Wilbur, J 
Chairman, Division of H 
tory ond Social Sciences 

Mr. William A, Koelsch 

February— March 1963 

February will be remembered for its rains . . . which turned our campus into a pond (1,2,3). The month 
closed with Sodie Howkins doy (4,5j. March brought Mardi Gros (6) and our annual stint as ushers at the 
Sunshine Festival of States Parade (7,8). Sneaking ahead a month, we wotched the faculty and adminis- 
trotion play the men in Softball (9). 




Class of 1 965 

1. David Rankin, Arthur Ronson. 2. Nora- 
lee Reicherts, William Ripberger. 3. Doris 
avid Sobin. 4. Russell Schroeder, 
Colleen Shannon. 5. Barbara Shuman, Pat 
Simmons. 6. Charles Smith, Susan Soltou 
7. Gilbert Stone, James Sweeny. 8. John 
Sweeny, James Thiel. 9. Mrs. Cory Bond 
Thomas, Mary Ann Veasey. 10. Horry 
Walkinshow, Judith Watson. 11. Marian 
Whitlow, Lawrence Winn. 12. Nancy Wise- 
man^ Elizabeth Woodward. 


April-June 1963 

The srudent-staff softball game (that's Dr. Bevon, 1), the visits of submarines (2), the Fiji Island Party (3,4), 
the beginning of the construction of more buildings (5), and the completion of the first phase of filling (6) 
were all part of these months. 


1 962-63 



Events 1963-1964 

Fall, 1963 

At last came the start of the first year with four classes. It brought with it more construction (1), 
freshmen with three upper-classes to ask about their problems {2), and more study (3). Athletic 
events were quick to start. On Parents' Day everybody participated (4), and intromurals didn't 
waste much time getting in the swim (5). Oh . , . and who could forget the start of the Core 401 

sessions (6). 


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Mr. William H. Taylor 
Director of Admissions 

Dr. Albert V. Hollister 
Physical Education 


Class of 1966 

1. Stuart Adcock, Sandra Ahlgren, John Alger, Hun- 
ton Allen, James Anderson, John Anderson, StefFany 
Appleton, Jon Aucrennann. 2. Thomas Bacon, Chris 
Baden, Anne Baldwin, Muriel Barnard, Charles Bor- 
nette, Marylee Baskin, Barry Beal, Jane Beosley. 3. 
John Bell, Millicent Bent, Linda Jo Berry, Frederic 
Bickley, Margaret Blackwood, Norman Blake, 
Charles Boss, Richard Brandt. 4. Robert Breslin, Judy 
Brisbin, Stephen Bronstein, Geoffrey Browne, Mi- 
chele Bucholz, Robert Bullock, Jonathan Burroughs, 
Patric Busch. 5. Frank Cain, William Campbell, Jean- 
nine Ceparoso, John Carpenter, Avis Carter, Law- 
rence Carter, Walter Castle, Cheryl Childs. 6. Jean 
Clark, Patricio Clements, Sherrill Clements, Marjorie 
Clinton, Margaret Clough, William Coleman, Jay 
Cook, Patti Cottrell. 7. Kathleen Crawford, Donald 
Cunningham, Jose Davila, Paul Dell, Virginia Dew, 
James Dillon, Herbert Dorr, Felipe Echeverria. 8. Al- 
vin Edwards, Carlo Eidson, John Ekdohl, Patricia 
Ellis, Jane Ferguson, Susan Fike, John Fitzgerald, 
Diane Fortson. 9. Thomas Gachet, Betsy Gessler, 
Richard Gildrie, Miriam Goldman, Mary Hall Greg- 
ory, Richard Hall, Susan Hamilton, Austin Harris. 10. 
Margaret Heath, Porter Hedge, Ellen Hedrick, Rob- 
ert Henley, Lee Hersey, Lynn Hestir, Charles Heynen, 
Betty Hilbront. 11. Carl Hoffmeyer, Fred Holler, An- 
drea Hood, David Hood, Joanne Hood, DeeDee Ja- 
cobs, Marion Johnson, Warren Johnson. 12. Benja- 
min Judd, Joy Justice, Michael Kotchinsky, Diane 
Keister, Mason Killebrew, Gretchen Kohrt, Charles 
Kroemer, Wilson Lone. 



Dr. Emil Kaude 

Dr. Otis H. Shoo 
Politicol Science 

The construction reached another plateau, and it wasn't long before we saw the Forrer 
Center fl) and the College Union (2) dedicated. Some people hod unusual ideas about 
hang their clothes (3). Benedict's picnic would have been good if the weather hod been 
operative (4l. But Darwin and Newton, after much hard work (5), roused us from our 
despite foul weather f6). 

Fall, 1963 

where to 
more co- 

Mr. Frank H. Keefer 

Supervisor of Language Laboratory 



Class of 1 966 

1. Karen Lange, Bruce Lilienthal, Richard Lopez, 
Donald McNeill, Frederic MacFawn, Warren Mac- 
Kay, Marietta Marra, Bruce Matten. 2. Mere- 
dith Miller, Claude Moore, Marilyn Morris, Lance 
Morrow, Randall Nelson, Jonathan Novak, Susan 
Orr, Carol Patton. 3. Lyman Penland, Paul Philhour, 
Craig Pooser, David Powers, Judith Rankin, Ellen 
Reiser, Robert Reynolds, John Rich. 4. John Ricker- 
son, William Rileigh, Albert Robbert, Barbara Rog- 
ers, Peggy Rudel, Jon Runge, Barbara Russ, Frederic 
Russ. 5. Carl Russell, Nancy Sanders, Nikki Schaub, 
Ronald Schneider, Tony Sherrlll, John Sims, Jari 
Slywka, Jonathan Smith. 6. Shelly Smith, Arthur Syn- 
der, Meredith Sparks, Pamela Spencer, John Sprog- 
ens, Mary Jane Stearns, Anne Stone, Bruce Stuart. 
7. Terry Suarez, Wilmlna Syndor, Greg Thomson, 
Terry Thrasher, Judith Timms, Karen Tomkins, Alice 
Tratebas, Sara Tussing. 8. Karl Veit, Martha Wade, 
Jean Wanamaker, Nancy Wanomaker, Ormond 
Ware, Guy Warner, Rosemary Warren, James Weet- 
man. 9. Jerome Weinstein, Philip Wertz, Donald 
Westcott, Ann Wholin, Joy White, June Williams, 
Kathryn Williams, Kirby Williams. 10. Mandy Wil- 
son, Harold Wright, Paula Young, Linda Zuro. 


Suffice it to say he was a brilliant and gifted man 
who brought wisdom and judgment to an exceed- 
ingly difficult job. Our own closeness to him was his 
youth. He was of our generation— he brought to the 
presidency the advantages and failings of today's 
generation. He was a twentieth century man bearing 
in his thought the idelible marks of this post-modern 

November 1963 

Then came a tragedy none of us could quite believe. J. F. K. had been in Tampa only a few days before 
(1). We could do little but pay quiet homage (2) and watch in stunned silence (3,4,5). Finally, realizing that 
life was going on anyhow, we left our television chairs to join it (6,7,8). 

Caption (I) copyright 1964 by the Division of Higher Edu- 
cation of The Methodist Church. Reprinted from motive, 
January-Februar/, 1964, by permission. 

Dr. George K. Reid 

Dr. John D. McCrone 

Winter 1963-1964 

The floods came, and some of us wondered what good our hurricane-proof dorms 
would be if they floated off (1). Santa and his helpers dished out some holiday 
meriment before we left for home— and home cooking (2). To the travelers (3) and 
the home folks (4,5,) alike. Winter Term was worth returning for. And George, as 
always, wos there with a smile that helped us forget the better food we hod left at 
home (6). 

Mrs. Frances W. Whitake 
Dean of Women 


Class of 1967 

1. Thomas Allen, Joan Allison, Patricia Altenbernd, 
Dana Andrews, Brita Ash, George Atkinson, Lynda 
Bales, Jacqueline Ballou. 2. Susan Bonks, Joanna 
Barnett, Marjory Barry, Andrew Beckenbach, Phyllis 
Berthy, Bonnie Bewick, Clair Blair, Doris Bliss. 3. Dav- 
id Boynton, Marien Bradsher, Brent Broutigan, Mar- 
got Brooks, Anne Brownlee, Margaret Buppert, Scott 
Burr, Jane Burton. 4. Sherry Campbell, John Chand- 
ler, Edith Cristie, Robert Collins, Sarah Cooper, Pam- 
ela Cost, Sharon Cramer, Carson Crawley. 5. Rob- 
ert Cumming, Barbara Curk, Sue Curry, Richard 
Dabbs, Louis Dale, Ann Dalstrom, Beth Dama, Curry 
Davis. 6. Margaret Davis, Nancy Dawson, Charles 
DeChont, Betty DeMoss, Mary Dickson, Paul Dieff- 
enbach, Priscilla Doane, Pat Dona. 7. Sue Easter- 
berg, Don Eichelberger, Wendy Eidson, Sarah Epper- 
son, Beverly Font, Mary Fargo, David Fenner, Mari- 
lyn Ferguson. 8. Robert Ferguson, Peter Fiero, Lloyd 
Fleck, Sandra Fletcher, Henry Flug, Patrick Flug, 
Janice Forrester, Enid Forslev. 9. Judith Froemke, 
Ronald Geismon, Joanne George, Michael Godley, 
Paul Goerner, Lilo Golden, John Graham, Thomas 
Gray. 10. David Gregg, Julius Greshmon, Lynn 
Griep, Beth Grohman, Marsha Hall, Richard Hall, 
Frances Harbison, Peggy Harding. 11. George Hose- 
man, John Hatcher, Robbie Hattoway, Ralph Heath, 
John Heimburg, David Hemstreet, William Herbert, 
Barbara Heuer. 12. John Hindman, Penny Hodge, 
Richard Hogue, John Hollembeak, Mary Howenstein, 
Sandra HufF, Susan Hughes, Clyde Hull. 



The Campus . . . 


Nineteen sixty-four brought tlnat long awaited day . . . science labs and classroom 
buildings were completed; the afternoon shuttle bus to Bayboro ran no more; the 
New Campus became the only campus; the nine year old dream was a nine million 
dollar reality. Looking southeast, the science buildings were to the right m the fore- 
ground, the Humanities buildings were to the left, Dendy-McNair auditorium and 
the W. L. Cobb Library dead-a-head, the Administration building to the far left, and 
in and beyond the trees the first wing of the Union, the Webb Health Center, the 
cafeteria and the dormitories. Across the creek, Maximo Park; and beyond, U.S. 
19 and Tampa Bay. 

January 1964 



Class of 1967 

1. Melvin James, Michael Kaufold, Joseph Kova- 
naugh, Virginia Keeler, James Keen, Peter Kehde, 
John Kelly, William Kidd. 2. Anne Kimball, Joanne 
King, Monika Koch, Michael Krass, Nancy Lagana, 
Benjamin Lahey, Michael Leach, Stephen LePage. 3. 
Erwin Lightfleld, Paul Lloyd, Margaret Longnecker, 
Ormond Loomis, Sharon Lott, Judith Lucado, Kristina 
Ludwigsen, Maurice McDonald, 4. John McGuire, 
David McKee, Lois McMillen, Walter MacKillop, Alan 
Marcelius, Kathleen Markey, Frederic Marks, Carol 
Mason. 5. Robert Maxwell, Elaine Mellen, Vicki Mil- 
lard, William Millett, Helen Mock, Carol Moore, Jess- 
ica Mossman, Mark Moulthrop. 6. Valerie Murdock, 
Stephen Myers, Darryl Neill, Alice Nelson, David 
Nichols, John Nicolay, Steven Northsea, Thomas Pea- 
cock. 7. Sharon Pennock, Corinda Pitts, Nancy Polk, 
Robert Porter, Emily Price, Edwin Rathke, William 
Ray, Connie Remington. 8. Sheila Rensford, Vernon 
Richard, Mary Roach, Marsha Robert, Ellis Roberts, 
Harold Robinson, John Robinson, Noell Rogers. 9. 
Sharon Rounsoville, Charlotte Rule, Roger Sanders, 
George Sessions, Walter Shalda, Richard Shivar, 
Margaret Shuler, Ruth Singer. 10. Mary Lou Smith, 
Ellen Spies, Thomas Stembridge, Betty Stevens, Karen 
Steward, Margaret Stewart, Robert Stocking, Lucia 
Strawbridge. 11. Cynthia Strode, Phillip Taylor, Sar- 
ah Thomson, Cliff Threlkeld, Mark Tichenor, Diana 
Tite, Roger Umsteod, Frank Valdez. 12. Barbara 
Vanderhoek, June VanGessel, Hugh VanSkyhawk, 
Peter Vasile, Arthur Villwock, Sandra Vogel, Geoff- 
rey Voght, James Walker. 13. Frances Wallace, Vir- 
ginia Welky, Gary Werner, Dale Wernicke, Linda 
West, Joyce White, Earl Whitlock, Julia Whitman. 
14. Susan Williams, Greer Woodward, Harvey 
Worthington, William Wrubel, Geraldine Zocco. 


U.N. Day added another flag to our collection (t). Open house brought mo 
cars— and people— than anyone had expected (2). Darwin pulled off anoth 
success with their Fiji Island Party (3). We all found woys to ease our | 
tensions. Some passed inspection; others raised eyebrows— and tempers {4,5,6 

U)e Q,Tc "^c. TievjDspaper edi+ors. 

UJe. a»« C.fusQ.dinci , Kones4.obiec.+ive, a.»Ki"h-oe- 

Color us ^o£T locVorc u)e are ex peJltd . 



Graduation, 1964 

At last— the first graduation! The professors, needless to say, were proud (1). But who 
could tell whether this was a more exciting moment for first faculty or Founding Fresh- 
men? Everyone had something to say (2,3,4,5), but finally Dr. Elder's address was over 
(6); the awards were presented: the Phillip Lee Honor Award for the junior or senior 
who has made the most significant contribution to the college community to Peter 
France (7), the Ronald Wilson Memorial Award for the second most significant contri- 
bution to the college community to Jean Johannessen (8), the E. W. Smith Memorial 
Award for the male student most outstanding in the fields of scholarship, citizenship, 
and athletics to Rich Miller (9), and the Founding Freshman Plaque from the Aquillas 
to the college to honor the Founding Freshman Class (10); and the first class received 
their diplomas (11) before bidding us farewell (12). 


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the end 


We did our yearly stint at the Sunshine Festival that spring. Intramurals were the big 
news in sports, although our first tennis team and our new golf team were both doing 
their share in the outer world. The Sailing Club took part in the World Championship 
Flying Dutchman Regatta and hosted the Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association 
in its third regatta. The French Club put on the first annual Mardi Gras, complete with 
Dr. Carter's songs in French, a kissing booth, and costume judging. There was the an- 
nual scholarship conference. The Flu made a three-week stand on our campus in Feb- 
ruary. Drama flourished with Hedda Gabler and a repeat of The Birds in W.C. We 
hosted a high-school foreign policy conference in April. Sadie Hawkins struck, under the 
direction of "Carter's little pills," the women of "B" wing. 

Easter vacation sent the choir as far as New Orleans on its tour. Some of us went to 
Lauderdale or that new place called Daytona Beach. 

When we came back from vacation, we settled back into our old ways. Academically 
we were doing very welL But the divergence of our interests from those of our mentors 
and even each other was growing, not declining. By mid-May we had only paid up 42% 
of our pledges for student relief, and that in spite of the fact that we had taken to our 
hearts the Cuban refugees the money was to help. It was a sad day. Elections for new 
officers showed how little of the old founding spirit was left. The Trident spoke of 
"wide spread apathy."'^ 

There are many ways to analyze what was happening to us. One fact stands out. We, 
the students, were choosing our academic careers and shirking our community responsi- 
bility. Some of our mentors must have been overjoyed; others, notably in the administra- 
tion, began to grow dismayed, even bitter. Our choice, at that time still being formu- 
lated, was already showing what it would mean in terms of the life of the student body. 
FPC, very likely, was not going to have the customs and institutions (like an Alma Mater) 
that some persons had envisioned here. Such persons, as we, were forgetting that a new 
academic scheme was not likely to produce or tolerate traditional patterns of college life. 

When we as students helped to establish this college nearly two years ago, we en- 
tered into a revolutionary atmosphere. We hod a lofty, two-fold purpose: to excel 
academically and to create a new concept— the Christian college community. As 
in so many revolutionary situations, the theoreticians ruled supreme, the philoso- 
phers were kings, and almost everyone seemed to be a little bit of a philosopher. 

In the course of ordering our new society, we instituted an honor system which, al- 
though admittedly Utopian, was apparently heartily accepted by all. As time wore 
on, we followed the seemingly traditional pattern of revolutions, for the theoreti- 
cians were ousted or held in general disdain, being replaced by the more prac- 
tical, self-styled "realists," who saw the need to "get something done." 

Buckling under the pressure of the new group, strengthened by some administrative 
protest, the old school swung over and, calling up a rather ambiguous phrase, 
"integrity of the college community," attempted to pass legislation designed to 
protect the system and its courts, deeming that individual interests could be served 
by the maintenance of a strong impersonal community, one in which the individual 
became a statistic derived by dividing the total population of the community by the 
number of persons in it. Fortunately this attempt was abrogated by an essentially 
conservative community, which, for all its indifFerence, at least hindered the bad 
along with the good. 


After this flurry of activity, both schools settled down into almost complete inactivi- 
ty, only occasionally being pestered by irresponsible statements that the adminis- 
tration was preparing a coup which would stifle the dying revolution and bring 
about reversion to a traditional, oppressive big-stick policy. And so, we now find 
ourselves in this situation, the revolution having lost its momentum, the indifference 
for the individual being evident on almost every level of the community's activities. 
The brave new concept of Christian community had been relegated to a small group 
of faculty and administration members who discussed this apparent dream in the 
privacy of their homes, no doubt becoming involved in quite fascinating mental 
gymnastics which they apparently do not deign to shore with the other members 
of the community. 

Where do we go from here? While I realize that is no longer a significant question 
for many in the community, for those who remain interested, I suggest a sharp re- 
examination of our original revolutionary goals. Having studied for two years the 
successes and failures of western civilization within its Christian heritage, we should 
by now be able to make much more meaningful judgments than we ever could be- 

It is my judgment that the first step we must take is a re-examination of the concept 
of individualism as tempered by our Christian orientation. I believe that we must now 
come to realize that individualism has two very definite aspects— an honest evalua- 
tion of our own worth, of course, but also an honest evaluation of the worth of our 

Thus, within our honor system, our first obligation is not to the system or to some 
nebulous idea of integrity, but rather to our brothers. This obligation seems to me to 
be a real and pressing one, which must take precedence over any blind reverence 
for the laws and rules. We must remember that the whole ordering of our society is 
for our convenience, protection, and growth— that laws were mode for us, not we 
for the laws. 

I therefore call on you, as members of this community, to rekindle the revolutionary 
fires and to help re-establish for the first time a Christian community of love and 
concern to replace the condition of moral inertia in which we now find ourselves.''' 

To cap off the year, there was the integration crisis. Exactly what happened has not 
been made public. What is known is that sometime between the time the college charter 
went through the Synods and that June, the clear understanding that we would admit 
negro students, as soon as one applied who was qualified, was put aside. In place of 
that procedure was another. The decision to admit or reject a qualified negro was to 
rest in the hands of the Board of Trustees. 

The faculty, which had come here with the original understanding, was unaware of the 
change in intent in high places until the April meeting of the Board was postponed to 
June. The Board was to have decided on the admission of a negro student. June brought 
the Board's decision that they would "consider admission of negro students when the 
college is on this permanent campus in 1963.'"" The faculty prepared a protest through 
the college chapter of the American Association of University Professors. At a called 
faculty meeting, our mentors were told that only an emergency could cause the calling 
of a Board meeting before October. Only such a meeting could reverse our status as a 
"segregated— until" institution. The next morning. Dr. Kadel had twenty-eight resigna- 
tions on his desk. He was expected to add his to the pile. 

For our part, all we knew was that the Board had acted, that the faculty was threaten- 
ing to resign, and that many of us were intending to go with them if they left. In the 
midst of a milling and emotional group of some sixty of us. Dr. Kadel asked that we 
keep our knowledge quiet, write to him about how we felt, and wait. The measure of 
our concern and respect both for our college and for him is to be found in the unanimity 
with which we followed his request. 


During the summer a joint faculty-trustee committee worked out an agreement that a 
clear statement would be issued at the October meeting of the Board and that it would 
be for the admission of negroes. The Board duly made its commitment. 

That summer we had language summer schools as usual. Construction on the new campus 
stopped during a strike of glaziers. The greatest efFect of this strike was to prevent work 
on the dormitories and cafeteria which we were building thanks to a $1,225,000 loan 
from the Housing and Home Finance Agency. Our admissions people were out in strength, 
as usual. For the second year running, the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Advancement 
of Education was helping us with our nation-wide student recruitment program. Some of 
us went abroad to study languages; Dr. Bouwman made a movie in Mexico. The rest of 
us rested, read, and had fun. In August, professors and library were moved to the 
completed buildings on the new campus. 

The Year of the Split Campus 1 962-63 

September, 1962, was an exciting time. Our dormitories were not ready because of the 
strike. Plans had called for the men to occupy their dorms as soon as school opened; 
the women's dormitories weren't to be ready for use until sometime later. Accordingly, 
provision had been made for the women to live in the barracks. Down to the very last 
moment construction and college officials had hoped and expected the men's dorms to 
be ready. Unavoidably, there were delays. Most of the men, except those who were to 
room on the old campus, ended up sleeping for a week in the old academic building. 
To get to class on the new campus, we commuted by bus. The cafeteria staff did a 
heroic job of getting lunches to us in makeshift lines. It was a novel experience and even 
real fun, for a while. 

When the men's dorms were finally cleared for occupancy, the question came up whether 
to wait a few more days or a week and allow the completion of hot water and air- 
conditioning systems or to move. Some of us urged the move. We knew from the first year 
that close quarters, lack of private study areas, and the pressure of commuting would 
put a speedy end to our high morale. Thus was the decision taken. We moved in buses 
and trucks. After we were in the new dorms awhile without hot water (except in Knox 
House), occasionally late suppers, sand everywhere, and for a short while, partial 
power, we complained— and in loud masculine voices. In retrospect, our complaints seem 
rather silly; life would have been much worse had we stayed on the old campus. 

So we settled down to commuting to the other campus (which ever one the other was) 
and lunches in our unfinished cafeteria. It was nice to have a new campus. Sometimes 
the boys In the "monastery" got rowdy, then was when it was nice to go to the library 
on the old campus— where the girls were. 

That autumn was disturbed by only three events of consequence. Early in September, 
the first voices of criticism of the architecture of our campus were raised. We'd seen 
some of the world's best architecture in western civilization and we knew that ours 
was not of like caliber. People got hot under the collar and words flew. 

The subject of this letter Is a relationship of idea and practice: how current thought 
on New Campus Architecture relates to the functional basis of this school, "excel- 
lence In all things" . . . Thus for, for FPC, advances In the direction of truly Im- 
aginative architectural accomplishment hove been few, incomplete, and sporadic 
. . . Apparently this firm [Connell, Pierce, Garland, and Friedman] (known gener- 
ally In architectural realms as good consultants, period) has genuinely tried to pre- 
sent something to this school worthy of the means available and of the prestige 


of the client. Their designs affirm the strength of their attempt, but that is all— these 
designs do not present imagination and artistic integrity.'^ 

Simple architecture with certain faults, was not what most of us wanted. Small wonder 
then that we gave the design consultant from Chicago a difficult time after he told us 
that we did not have "monumental" architecture because it might overpower the student. 
The crowning touch was the curtain for Dendy-McNair. It wasn't too bad by itself, but 
to try to follow a lecturer with his back to it was nearly impossible. The curtain was 
taken down and reversed; we got absorbed in other things and accepted what we 
could not change. 

One of those other things was the Cuban Crisis. It was real to us because Tomas, a 
Cuban refugee, was called by his fellow exiles to Miami to enlist in the U.S. Army. 
Young jingoists that we were, we gave him a good send-off. Fortunately, the Russians 
backed down and Tomas returned to school. No sooner had we put Tomas on the bus 
than an Army landing craft floatilla appeared in Bayboro Harbor. They left in early 
December. In the interim, we were off-limits to them, though there was a great deal of 
mutual curiosity. 

The other great event was the moving of the women to their dorms on the New Campus. 
By then, the cafeteria was working. The buses still ran shuttle to the other world, but a 
whole new type of life began as the majority of us started to learn to live on our new, 
permanent campus. The fences of the women's dorms invoked the good-humored sign 
"Please do not feed the animals." Dances in the cafeteria became common. We enjoyed 
the cars that a more liberal regulation permitted us to have. We got "homesick" for the 
old campus; we got tired from commuting to science labs and old campusers of commut- 
ing to classes. 

Less spectacular, but of significance, were some little things. The Board of Trustees set- 
tled the problem of integration in October (see above); the AAUP attacked the Johns 
Committee for its "irresponsible investigations and loose charge of obscenity" ...'* 
Asian Studies brewed up a small tempest. Rumor had it that Dr. Wireman was to become 
Dean of Men. Some quiet voices began to advocate daily, twenty-minute chapels, in- 
stead of our weekly hour service. 

There was the usual griping . . . and unwillingness to take any responsibility to correct 
the sources of complaint. Filling operations began in October. Miss Blumenthal left to do 
therapy work with retarded children. 

Socially, it was a great semester. We started off with the Encephalitis Stomp and New- 
ton House's Luau at the Outrigger Inn. C-Wing presented a "Witches' Waltz" for 
Halloween. We had the Christmas Formal at the Outrigger. The newly begun College 
Lecture Series was on immediate success. Artist-Lecturer Series concerts, like choir and 
Sandpiper concerts, drew larger audiences than before. Intramural sports were even 
more popular, though some dorms showed notable lack of spirit. The Tritonettes were 
busy winning games in softball and preparing, as were the Tritons, for the basketball 
season. Our Judo team was winning meets. The College Drama Group presented three 
one-act plays in December. 

That semester was notable as the first in which the pre-Thanksgiving blues stayed away 
from our campus. The excitement of the New Campus, moving, and an increase in our 
size were probably the reasons for this change. 

In December, a record freeze coated trees with icicles. We had some trouble with our 


heating units. A lucky few spent the night at the Outrigger Inn. 

For Winter Term, we chose from an expanded list of topics. Unfortunately, almost half 
of them were advanced beyond the competence of most freshmen. The month was its 
usual success, nonetheless. Our foreign travelers went to Haiti and Puerto Rico for 
language study. When we weren't filling out inter-library loan forms, studying or dis- 
cussing, we slept, walked on the fill, and (for a few) cheered at Tritonette games in 
red nightshirts. 

It was our month of blessings. The Danforth Foundation gave us $6,000 for "visiting re- 
source personnel." The National Science Foundation gave Dr. Paul J. Haigh a $12,000 
grant for research. Mills and Jones Company won the contract for the two and three- 
fifths new dormitories. Applications for the class of 1967 were coming in at a good 
pace. The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg gave us the flags which fly before the library. 
In basketball, the Tritons made a lot of news, but had a bad season due to injuries and 
academic drop-outs. 

The big event that January was Dr. Kadel's inaguration on the eighteenth. It was held 
in Pasadena Community Church with all the pageantry of a combined academic and re- 
ligious service. Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor of California State Colleges, delivered 
an excellent address. Mr. J. Colin English, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, inaugu- 
rated Dr. Kadel. Part way through his acceptance speech. Dr. Kadel paused to introduce 
Dr. Samuel H. Forrer of Lakeland. To our surprise and joy, he announced that he was 
giving about $160,000 to pay for the new language center building which was to be 
built that summer. With the conclusion of the ceremonies, students returned to the cafe- 
teria for a bufFet luncheon such as we'd never had before, but occasionally since. The 
Dignitaries had lunch elsewhere. In the afternoon, the William Luther Cobb Library and 
Dendy-McNair Teaching Auditorium were dedicated in a service on the mall in front of 
the library. After that, we held open house. It was an exciting day; we had come of age 
as a college. 

February opened second semester with a conference on Southeast Asia. The conference 
was part of a series held at Stetson University, Rollins College, Florida Southern College 
and FPC. The Danforth Foundation helped underwrite the cost. 

The conference was the occasion for an incident which has been repeated, mentally if 
not vocally, on a number of occasions since. One of the speakers had gotten the impres- 
sion that we were a small and not very spectacular institution. He hadn't really pre- 
pared, he said. When he got here and was cross-examined by some of us, he realized 
his mistake and apologized to the heads of the conference. It was a small thing, but 
typical of many which are helping to teach the outside world what is being done at a 
small Christian college. 

That February, we learned a new word: Sward. In two days, we had over sixteen inches 
of rain. Because our campus development was only beginning, water collected every- 
where. To aid walkers on the path through the woods (it ran through the area now 
occupied by the College Union), some of us put out life rings and built board walkways. 
That flood dried up, but we still wondered about our below grade walks and the drain- 
spouts that emptied on them. 

March brought the Spanish Club's yearly fiesta and a pinata that looked like Castro. 
The second Foreign Policy Conference for high school students was a big success. We 
worked at the Sunshine Festival again. It got warm. Dr. Wireman became Dean of Men. 
Dr. West got a well earned vote of thanks for his work in that post. We studied, went to 


the old campus to sail, went walking on the fill, or explored buildings under construction. 
AAorale held up all the way to Easter vacation, despite many complaints about social 
life— and inaction on the part of almost all of us to do something about it. Our choice of 
our academic responsibilities before our community ones became a fact with which to live. 
Not everyone was happy about It. 

April's big event was elections. To spark student interest, campaigning was tried for 
the first time. Posters and signs were everywhere. Some of the political science majors 
put their knowledge to work and sold their candidate to us in a close election between 
many good men for the office of Student Government President. In all respects, the ex- 
periment with campaigns was successful. 

The Fiji Island Party, baseball. Parents' Day and anecdotes of the bicycle trip to Miami 
over Easter all added to the social scene that April. Our tennis team made news. Dr. 
John D. McCrone got a $25,000 grant to study black widow spiders. We got a new bas- 
ketball coach; applications were setting records for numbers and caliber of students. 
The semester closed with the Spring Formal at the moonlit patio of the Outrigger Inn. We 
held our first awards assembly and our annual athletic banquet. Construction of three 
million dollars worth of new buildings was in full swing. Our sister-city guest from Japan, 
Mr. Nobuaki Hasui, (Hasui to us) began a round of farewells accompanied by the news 
that Mrs. Frederick Leighton had given $50,000 to FPC to pay for the visits of himself and 
those who would follow him from Tokamatsu during the years. Exams came and we 
drifted away, except those who were to attend the "What is a Christian College con- 

The Christian College Conference was an exploration by means of papers and discussion 
groups of what that concept might mean. After two days of very theoretical discussion 
concerned mostly with the role of faculty and staff, three of the students sat up all night 
and wrote their paper. The substance of the message was that we had a college which 
called itself Christian and that that college's actions were what needed to be discussed 
and evaluated to see if they were in fact Christian. The response to that paper was an 
index of the diversity of viewpoints that had developed in our college community. That we 
should disagree on what to evaluate, when to change, and how to change was to be 
expected. What was unexpected was a marked unwillingness to carry on a true dialogue 
over these issues. 

The summer had its usual language summer school. There were other courses ofFered, 
too, in reading, literature, and logic. Construction went on rapidly and Pre-College 
Conference came and went. It was also the occasion of Drs. Keeton and Krietz's summer 
language school in Germany. 

Coming of Age 1 963-64 

September, 1963, was the beginning of our first year as a four-year college. The Found- 
ing Freshmen were seniors. There was a general feeling of pride and unity among us. 
It was a difFerent kind of unity from what one hundred fifty of us had known the first 
year, but its existence marked the end of the subsequent two years of confused searching 


for new answers in changing circumstances. The sense of stability which the new cam- 
pus and our four-year status provided had much to do with the new feeling. 
Our new esprit found expression in the number and variety of our social activities. They 
ranged from a hootenanny-protest dance, through the Poker Flats Swing, to the Winter 
Formal. In a burst of enthusiasm, we attempted to sponsor a performance of the Four 
Freshmen, only to discover that the enthusiasm of our fellow students did not extend to 
buying tickets. 

Increased school spirit resulted in good sports teams, both inter-collegiate and intramural. 
In keeping with our new four-year status, the Tritons played their first all senior college 
basketball schedule. Our opponents included such schools as RoJIins, Georgia State, Ten- 
nessee Wesleyan, and Florida Southern's regular team. Our team finished second in the 
first annual Suncoast Classic Basketball Tournament. The Tournament was the creation 
of Coach Harley. The Tritonettes did well but were defeated for the first time in three- 
and-a-half years! Of course, no one could forget the Darwin— Newton intramural foot- 
ball game. Both sides went out for blood as was evidenced by Darwin's meat grinder float. 
On a rainy Sunday afternoon, the boasts of Darwin went down before the Newtonians. 
A definite aid to recreational activities was the opening of the Alpha Lounge for table 
tennis and pool. The Optimist Pram Club of St. Petersburg's donation of twenty-nine sail- 
ing dinghies to the Sailing Club aided both sailing instruction in Physical Education and 
the club's own program. 

This was the semester of anxious consultation of seniors and their professors. Those who 
wanted (and were urged) to attend graduate school needed counsel on everything from 
where to apply to what to expect from the experience. Others of us were going into 
business or the armed services; all of us, it seemed, needed one or more letters of recom- 
mendation. In the midst of Graduate Record Examinations and the endless forms, there 
came first an inspecting team and then provisional accreditation from the Southern As- 
socfotion of Colleges and Universities. We and our "sister" institution (founded in 1958, 
as we were), the University of South Florida, were the first institutions to be so honored. 

We first heard the news of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy in many ways. But 
as word spread about two o'clock that Friday afternoon, we gathered in groups around 
radios and T.V.'s to hear each bulletin. Those who heard them will never forget the an- 
nouncer's "Ladies and Gentlemen, the President is dead." We stood in stunned silence 
for a moment, and we went to lower the flags, or to cry, or to try to keep from crying, 
or to curse, or to wander about in disbelief. We held a memorial service that afternoon 
—it was the first time that Dendy-McNair was filled beyond capacity for a religious serv- 
ice. The next three days were spent by many of us in watching the national homage to 
one whom we loved. We expressed our emotions and responses to our tragedy in many 
ways. The best was the tears of those who were not ashamed to cry. 

That Thanksgiving was a time of sadness. But that sadness passed away as we prepared 
for Christmas and exams. 

January and Winter Term were times for theses and comprehensives for most seniors. 
Underclassmen chose their usual five options from the lists of topics offered. Surprisingly, 
more freshmen got their first choices this year than had been the case before, but the rest 
of us were not so lucky. Our traveling group went to London. Unlike previous years, they 
studied everything except language. (It was just a matter of curiosity). As in years past, 
our foreign travelers brought back many tales. For those who remained behind, it was a 
quiet month, except for basketball games. 


Second semester was marked by an abandonment of frequent social events and (in some 
cases) of the charging of fees which had been introduced the previous semester in an 
efFort to up-grade activities by giving them more financial support than the college could 
provide. The Valentine's Dance, Sadie Hawkins Dance, the Mardi Gras (French Club), 
the Fiji Island Party, the Spring Formal, and the Spanish Club's Fiesta were highlights of 
the season. When it got warm, we treked to our pool or the beaches. A perpetual favor- 
ite was the Friday night movie in the auditorium. The crowning touch was the Luau put 
on by the College and Morrison's. It came complete with hollowed-out pineapples to drink 
from and entertainment from the Outrigger Inn. 

There were problems in getting a majority of the student body to vote on a referendum 
on whether our various courts were to be opened or closed to the public during trials. 
We will long remember the Great Flood in early October. A southwest storm and high 
tides brought Boca Ciega Bay lapping about the south end of Berkeley House. We were 
assured that filling and sea walling would help prevent a recurrence of such an event. 
Elections were fought with little student interest and much less campaigning than the 
year before. There were a few stormy moments with the administration, but for the most 
part, we had little contact with them. 

Academically, we won the honor and shared the glory of having Jean Johanessen and 
Peter France named Woodrow Wilson Fellows. Linda Staufer, Carolyn Hall and Jean 
brought home Fulbright Fellowships. Several other seniors received sizeable scholarships 
or assistantships. Almost half of our graduates planned to enter graduate school. Our 
yearly conference on Foreign Policy and Asia proved better than ever. Applications and 
admissions set new records. Oral exams on these and comprehensives bcame the subject 
of conversation. Not all was rosy, however. Language majors reeled after they got their 
GRE advanced tests back; our aural-oral approach had not equipped them for com- 
petition with students who had had more conventional courses. Some of us hadn't com- 
pleted our language requirements. It was o mad rush those last two weeks of the term. 

Some of the seniors didn't complete their graduation requirements. Most of these persons 
expect to complete their graduation requirements by the end of the Summer. 

We mixed with our parents, relatives, professors and administrators that afternoon. It 
was the first annual Faculty Reception in honor of the seniors. There were the usual words 
of commendation, and many sincere words of mutual estime. That night, we held our 
first annual alumni banquet. It was an excellent meal. The speeches which followed asked 
for our continued interest and support of our alma mater. We elected our first Alumni 
Association officers in one minute, a record for any election by our class. After our of- 
ficial business meeting, many of us stayed to fill out the forms for the $2,000 life-insur- 
ance policies we had agreed to take out for the college as our first participation in its 
development program. 

Sunday, May 31, many of us went to church in St. Petersburg for the last time. Others 
stayed on campus and packed or slept. All of us were saying good-bye to almost every- 
one. At three-thirty, we gathered in H 108 to robe for the Baccalaureate service. With 
due pomp, we took our seats in Dendy-McNair. It was an excellent service; our speaker 
was Dr. Donald G. Miller, President of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His sermon was 
thought-provoking.— After the service, we met parents and friends for the first time in 
our black gowns and mortar-boards. 


After changing from our costumes to our "civies," we escorted our parents to a dinner in 
their honor which Dr. and Mrs. Kadel gave in the Student Union. The meal was bufFet- 
style. Conversation with trustees added sparkle to the occasion. Following dinner, Dr. 
and Mrs. Kadel, and Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard (he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees), 
presented our parents with a small "degree" in recognition of their role(s) in our success- 
ful completion of our educations at FPC. After these formalities, we dispersed to conver- 
sations with relatives, friends, and more packing. 

Monday, June 1, dawned clear but cooler than we had expected. After breakfast, we 
made last minute preparations for graduation exercises. At nine, we took the buses to 
the Pasadena Community Church. Some of us went with our folks. From nine-thirty to 
a quarter-to-ten, we robed, talked, and excitedly read the program's list of honor 
graduates. At nine-forty-five, we lined up outside behind the choir. Behind us were the 
faculty and stafF, representatives of the Board of Trustees, and the platform party. As 
we marched in there were last-minute adjustments of tassels, nervous jokes, and the 
photographers taking our pictures for T.V. and family albums. 

Dr. Elder, the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, 
delivered our commencement address. It was sparkling with wit. The gist of Dr. Elder's re- 
marks was that we, the first alumni, should give thought to what we want FPC to become 
(or remain) before the pressures for making her a university or research center or any 
of many other things grew beyond control. His axe, which be ground very well, was that 
our alma mater should remain a small, liberal-arts college. 

After the second anthem by the choir. Dr. Kadel announced honors and awards. Peter 
France was awarded the Phillip Lee Honor Award. Jean Johannessen received the Ron- 
ald Wilson Memorial Award. Rich Miller was honored with the E. W. Smith Memorial 
Award. The Aquillas presented the Founding Freshmen Class with a stainless steel plaque 
bearing the signatures of the original members of our class. Following these presenta- 
tions. Dr. Bevan presented our class, and each of us individually, to Dr. Kadel for the 
conferring of our degrees. It was a proud moment for each of us. 

We marched out. A part of our lives was over, a new part had begun. We milled about 
with parents, relatives, friends, professors, staff, townspeople, and each other. We said 
good-byes and accepted congratulations. We took pictures. We turned in our gowns. 

Lunch; packing; tears; happiness and relief; long and short trips home; jobs; military serv- 
ice; marriage plans: so many things occupied that afternoon. 

It is cool and human and quiet here. Outside, bulldozers roar. It was time. We hove gone. 
It will never be the same again ... for us or for those who shall come. 

1. From the Report of the Council for a Presbyterian College in Florida to 
the Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting, Synod of Florida, Presbyterian 
Church in the United Stotes, in the First Presbyterian Church of Miami 
Springs, Florida, May 20-22, 1958, pp. 2-3. This material has been re- 
arranged and edited. 

2. Reprinted from the document used during the pre-college conference. 

3. St. Petersburg Times, December 2, I960. 

4. The Trident, Vol. I, No. 1, December 14, I960. 

5. Contributed. 

6. The Trident, Vol. I, No. 2, February 3, 1961. 

7. The Trident, Vol. I, No. 2, Februarys, 1961. 

8. From Freedom's Finest Assets, a publication of the Development OfRce 
of Florida Presbyterian College, 1961. 

9. The Trident, Vol. I, No. 7, May 24, 1961. 

10. The Trident, Vol. II, No. 2, November 3, 1961. 

11. The Trident, Vol. 11, No. 3, March 9, 1962. 

12. The Trident, Vol. II, No. 6, May II, 1962. 

13. The Trident, Vol. II, No. 6, Moy 11, 1962. 

14. St. Petersburg Times, June 3, 1962. 

15. The Trident, Vol. Ill, No. I, September 21, 1962. 

16. The Trident, Vol. Ill, No. 4, November 5, 1962. 



Student Government Association of Florida 

Presbyterian College 

The Student Government Association was organized on January 17, 1961 
as a representative body of the students of Florida Presbyterian College 
in order to provide the students a more effective and responsible voice in 
the affairs of the college. The S.G.A. organizes and presents the social 
functions on campus and other programs of interest to the students. In the 
first year the officers were Richard Petty, replaced by Leonard Henry; Presi- 
dents; Jonny Haar, Vice-President; Wadine Chesser, replaced by Emalou 
Grable, Recording Secretary; and Fred Wright, Treasurer. During this first 
year the first constitution of the S.G.A. was written and passed. It estab- 
lished the Honor Code and Honor System of Florida Presbyterian College. 
Under the S.G.A., the Social Committee was responsible for the social pro- 
gram of the students and sponsored many memorable events that year. 
The Ways end Means Committee organized the participation in the Sun- 
shine Festival Parade. Also under the S.G.A., many campus clubs and or- 
ganizations were founded. Some of the most important functions of the 
S.G.A. the first year were the establishment of the newspaper, the school 
colors, nickname and symbol. Officers in 1961-62 were: Richard Miller, 
President; Raymond Schmidt, Vice-President; Phyllis Andrews, Recording Sec- 
retary; Sally Oberst, Corresponding Secretary; and Sandy Sloan, Treas- 
urer. Under the leadership of these officers the first revision of the con- 
stitution was made. They also decided on the college ring and negotiated 
the manufacture of the ring. Officers in 1962-63 were: Raymond Schmidt, 
President; David Rankin, Vice-President; Judy Brisbin, Recording Secretary; 
Vickie Jeffries, Corresponding Secretary; and Barbara Shuman, Treasurer. 
The S.G.A. established more stable functions. They represent the student 
body's opinion to faculty and administration, provide for the social program 
and administer the funds for the social functions, provide films almost week- 
ly for the enjoyment of the student body, and send delegates to the na- 
tional conventions of the student government officers and representatives. 
In this third year the Student Regulations Court was established. Officers in 
1963-64 officers were Paul Dietrich, President; Randy Ranson, Vice-Presi- 
dent; Marietta Marra, Recording Secretary; DeeDee Jacobs, Corresponding 
Secretary, and Roymond Schmidt, Treasurer. These officers carried out the 
general functions set up in the third year and worked on the third revision 
of the Student Government Association Constitution. The SGA Legislative 
council meets once every week. The entire Student government association 
meet once or twice a year. 

Honor Court 

The Honor Court, founded in 1961, is the instrument of the Honor Code 
and is bound to castigate any violators of the Code. The Court has oper- 
oted with a concern less for the system than for the welfare of the indi- 
vidual. Sentences, as such, are assigned with a view toward a positive 
reinforcement of the individual's positive reinforcement of the individual's 
acceptance of responsibility for his own actions and relationships with the 
community ot large. 

Members in the fall of 1961 were Chief Justice Grover Wrenn and Justices 
Jeon Clarke, Robert Dennis, Sara Sue Phelps, Richard Kadel, Addie Lou 
Lightner, and Allison Reams. In the spring of 1962 members were Chief 
Justice Cover Wrenn and Justices Peter France, Addie Lou Lightner, Allison 
Reams, Cynthio Northrup, Dona Simmons, and Richard Kadel. In 1962-63 
members were Chief Justice Peter France (fall 1962) and Chief Justice Rob- 
ert Dennis 'spring 1963) with Justices Elizabeth Woodward, Bob Conklin, 
Susan Dunn, Beverly Jones, and Sara Sue Phelps. In 1963-64 members were 
Chief Justice Robert Dennis and Justices Dave Nichols, Elizabeth Wood- 
ward, Bill Heck, Dwight Bozeman, Judy Brisbin, and Tom Bacon. 

Student Regulations Court 

Tlie Student Regulations Court was begun in 1962. It deals with the regu- 
loions set by the students for the students in order to maintain a harmoni- 
ous community. The Student Regulations Court was set up in addition to the 
Honor Court because there was o need to deal separately with those 
refroctions which were regulatory in nature. Officers in 1962-63 were 
Choncello Poul Dietrich, Susan McEwen, Leonord Henry, Jim Childers, 
Danny Chandler, Rondy Beckham, and Mac Buntin. In 1963-64 the officers 
were Chancellor Jim Childers, Sandy Bieder, Joan McKenzie, Bob Warren, 
Lorry Southard, Jane Ferguson, and Flick Coleman. 

Inter-Club Council 

The Inter-club Council was formed during 1961-62 to promote cordial re- 
lationships among the officially recognized organizations (except the 
classes) of the college by providing a common medium through which to 
act. The organization functions as information center and sounding board. 
Clubs included are the Triton Sailing Club, the German Club, the French 
Club, the Spanish Club, Chemistry Club, the Social Science Forum, and 
others, Ray L. Schmidt was Chairman in 1961-62. David L. Rankin was 
Chairman in 1962-63, and Randy Ranson was Chairman in 1963-64. 

Women's Dormitory Association 

The Women's Dormitory Council was formed in 1960 and was made the 
Women's Dormitory Association in 1963. The purpose of the Council is to 
serve as the legislative body for the women dealing with suggestions, legis- 
lation, and problems that the dorm representatives bring to it. The Dormi- 
tory Council is made up of four officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, 
and Treasurer, elected from the women resident students at large the sec- 
ond week in April. In the fall each House elects a president who Is repre- 
sentative to the Dormitory Council. This Council meets at least twice o 
month. It is the voice of tKe women students. Each year the Association 
sponsors two Open Houses and a Faculty Wives' Tea. During 1963-64 the 
Council developed a new constitution, standardized rules and regulations, 
established the Dorm Improvement Committee, and sponsored a Fun Day 
for students, faculty, and administration. The officers of the Council in 
1960-61 were Melanie Byran, President, and Kathy Ferguson, Secretary- 
Treasurer. The officers in 1961-62 were Jane Miller, President; Virginia 
Disharoon, Vice-President; Shelia Velasquez, Secretary; and Georgia Slupe, 
Treasurer. In 1963-64 they were Virginia Disharoon, President; Georgia 
Slupe, Vice-President; Colleen Shannon, Secretary; and Beth Ellison, Treas- 

Women's Judicial Board 

TKe Women's Judicial Board forms the judicial body of the Association. 
Members of the Board in 1962-63 were Carolyn Hall, Chairman; Eleanor 
Dietrich; Sandy Fenn; Virginia Disharoon; and Harriet Hotlemon. In 1963-64 
members were Eleanor Dietrich, Chairman; Sally Oberst; Georgia Slupe; 
Lynn Park; and Prissy Moore. 

Men's Dormitory Council 

The Men's Dormitory Council was formed in the first year of the college to 
function as a go-between men and administration. Presidents for the four 
years were as follows: Leonard Henry, 1960-61; Dave Robertson, 1961-62; 
Rich Miller, 1962-63; Jack Bailey, 1963-64 first semester; and Sherrill Clem- 
ents, 1963-64 second semester. 

Men's Judicial Commission 

The Men's Judicial Commission was founded in September of 1962 to prose- 
cute violators of Men's Dormitory regulations. President in 1962-63 was 
Wilmer LaBrant, and recorder was Rocky Wilson. In 1963-64 President was 
David G. Robertson and recorder was Danny S. Chandler. 


The first meeting of the Student Christian Association was held on October 
8, 1960. The purpose of this organization is to create and maintain on at- 
mosphere enabling the Christian faith to be the cornerstone and central 
focus of the total academic community. To accomplish this goal, the SCA 
strives in o proyerful search to understand the meaning and application of 
the Christian Faith; it strives with a conscious effort to discern God's purpose 
for ea:h person, especially as it relates to his vocation; it strives through 
corporate worship to maintain a fellowship with the totol academic commu- 
nity and to give meaning to the search for truth; and it strives to maintain 
a conscious concern for the life and meaning of the Ecumenical Church and 
to encourage members of the college community to responsible participation. 

Extra-Curricular Activities 

Denominational groups were formed in 1964 under the SCA. The SCA is 
responsible for regular chapel services, with special services on Easter, 
Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In addition to chapel services, the SCA has 
sponsored programs, such as the discussion on religious art, a movie ''The 
Ox-Bow Incident," and a dramatic presentation. They also sponsor a Sun- 
day morning discussion group and Bible study group. Important projects 
have been sponsored such as the clothing drive for Overseas Relief, the 
Student Relief Fund, and the Blood Drive. Fun was had by all at the "Sea- 
wall Sings" and the SCA picnic. The officers of the SCA in 1960-61 were 
John Orren, President; Dwight Bozeman, Vice-President; Virginia Warner, 
Secretary; Sandra Sloan, Treasurer. In 1961-62 they were Sarah Sue Phelps, 
President; Bill Heck, Vice-President; Kothy Ferguson, Secretary; Carolyn Hall, 
Treasurer. In 1962-63 they were Bill Heck, President; Jerry Burton, Vice- 
President; Dodie Russell, Secretary; Dave Nichols, Treasurer. In 1963-64 
they were Jim McManus, President; Bill Phillips, Vice-President; Ellen Kay 
Hendrick, Secretary; and John Spragens, Treasurer. 

The Men's Intramural Council has been headed by Dick Huss in 1960-61 
and in 1961-62, and by Rich Miller in 1962-63. Other members are elected 
from the various housing units. Meetings ore held to discuss any rules in- 
fractions and whenever the Chairman deem necassary. 


Women's Recreation Association 

The WRA was founded in September 1960. It is a student organization 
which sponsors intramural sports for women and promotes other recreation- 
al events and clubs on the campus. Every woman student is a member of 
the WRA and may participate in any tournament or event. The organiza- 
tion is governed by a student-elected board which sets standards and- 
voices the students' interests. Each year awards are given to the tournament 
winners and the overall tournament champion, and each student who amas- 
ses TOO points in intramural competition is awarded a WRA jacket. Mary 
Ellen Emerson has been awarded the jacket. Annual tournaments have been 
sponsored in volleyball, basketball, Softball, and swimming. Officers were 
in the first semester of 1961-62 Eugenia Britt, President; and in second se- 
mester President was Mary Ellen Emerson. In 1962-63 President was Eliza- 
beth Woodward. 

Women's Extramural Sports 

The Women's Extramural Sports Program is designed to provide an oppor- 
tunity for women students to compete in competitive sports on a higher level 
of skill'than that offered by intramural sports. Volleyball and basketball 
teams entered the Women's Sports League of the St. Petersburg Recreation 
and Porks Department in 1961-62. In 1962-63 Florida Presbyterian College 
joined with St. Petersburg Junior College and the University of Tampa ta 
form the West Central Florida Women's Intercollegiate Sports League. 
These three schools competed in softboll, basketball, and volleyball, and 
Florida Presbyterian held a Sports Day for golf, tennis, archery, and 
swimming. In 1963-64 Manatee Junior College joined the league. The four 
members of the league, along with Edison Junior College, joined in an- 
other Sports Day at Manatee with the schools participating in archery, 
tennis, golf, ping pong, badmitton, and bowling. Only women students tak- 
ing at least 12 credit hours and maintaining at least an S overage are eli- 
gible to ploy. Teams usually practice twice a week and play once a week 
for a six-week season in each sport. Volleyball Captain in 1961 was Jane 
Miller with 7 wins and 8 losses. Basketball co-captains in 1962 were Jane 
Miller and Dee Walker. The team ended the season with 9 wins and no 
losses. Softball captain in 1962 was Eileen Page and alternate captain 
Lorrie Service with 1 win and 3 losses. Basketball captain in 1963 was Dee 
Walker and alternate captain was Pat Cooper. The team had 4 wins and 
no losses. The volleyball team that year lost its four matches. The 1964 soft- 
boll team with Mary Ellen Emerson and Eileen Page, Co-Captains, finished 
first in the league with 3 wins and 3 losses. The basketball team, under the 
leadership of Joy White, Captain, ended its season with a 3 win— 3 loss 
record also. There was no volleyball played. 

Men's Intramural Sports 

The Men's Intramural Sports were started by the Founding Freshmen in 
1960 for the purpose of creating a unity within the various housing units 
and a spirit of friendly competition. The organization fosters the idea of 
participation and healthy recreation. At the Athletic's Awards Banquet in- 
dividual plaques ore given out to winning dormitories in touch footboll, 
swimming, basketball, volleyball, softboll, track and field; and a plaque is 
given to the overoll champion. The plaques are awarded on a point basis. 



Florida Presbyterian College's first venture into intercollegiate sports was 
made when the Triton Basketball team took on Florida Southern's fresh- 
men at Lakeland on December 1, 1960, and won 63-53. Dr. Billy O. Wire- 
man was Athletic Director and Basketball Coach. Basketball was the first 
step in the direction of a well-diversified program of intercollegiate ath- 
letics. In the first year, the Triton team played Florida Southern, University 
of South Florida, Florida Christian College, Manatee Junior College, and 
St. Petersburg Junior College. Team members were: Rich Petty, Pinky May, 
Scott Phillips, Bob Georgia, Mike Shuman, Rich Miller, David Robertson, 
Hank Green, Larry Southard, Jim Childers and Manager Hal Lamm. The 
Triton team came out with a 6—3 record. 

In the second year, still under the leadership of Dr. Wiremon, the team 
played a bigger, tougher schedule. They played in fourteen games and in a 
tournament. The five top scorers from the previous year returned. They 
were: Rich Miller, Rich Petty, Lorry Southard, Jim Childers, and Pinky May. 
Lettermon Dave Robertson was back. Other players were: Joe Henry, Tom 
Houchins, Ron Francis, Dave Rankin, Larry Winn, Terry Hortsook, and 
Randy Beckham. Joining the list of FPC opponents this season were St. 
Leo's Academy, Florida Military College of Deland, and St. John's River 
Junior College of Madison. Rivalry was renewed with St. Petersburg Junior 
College, Florida Southern College junior varsity, Florida Christian College, 
and Manatee Junior College. They faced this season with an intense desire 
to succeed, and came out with a 5—11 record. 

The third year saw the Tritons, possessors of added depth and more ex- 
perience, played a 16-game schedule. Rich Miller, leading scorer and re- 
bounder from the previous year, returned to head the squad. Also return- 
ing were: Pinky May, Terry Hortsook, Larry Southard, Jim Childers, Dave 
Rankin, Mac Buntin, and Randy Beckham. Others that joined the team were: 
Bill Thiel, Ben Judd, John Foy, Mason Killebrew, Tom Bacon, Ron Francis, 
Jim Dillon, Bruce Stuart, Tony Sherrill, Wyndell Hubbard, Randy Ranson, 
Fritz Russ, and Fred Wright. The team played Florida Christian College, St. 
Petersburg Junior College, Florida Southern, Orlando Junior College, Lake 
Sumpter Junior College, Florida Military College, Manatee Junior College, 
Central Florida Junior College, and St. John's River Junior College. Totally 
unsubsidized and with a gym borrowed from Bay Point Junior High School, 
the Tritons came out with a 9—7 record. 

In 1964 Dr. Wireman left the Physical Education Department to be Dean of 
Men, and then to be Associate Vice-President of Development. Mr. James R. 
Harley joined the faculty as Instructor of Physical Education and as Basket- 
ball Coach. He said that FPC's 1964 team was one of the "youngest" teams 
among four-year colleges in the country. The team was again led by the 
spectacular Rich Miller. Other starters for the team were Earl Whitlock, 
Tom Stembridge, Bruce Meade, and Jock McGuire or Dick Grimm. Returning 
lettermen were Tom Bacon, Dave Rankin, and Randy Ranson. Other mem- 
bers of the team were Joe Kovonagh, Jim Dillon, Tony Sherrill, and Ryan 
Maxwell. The team opened the season with a gome against Rollins College 
of Winter Park, and "racked Rollins" 79—531 They also played Georgia 
State and Tennessee Wesleyan. In tKe first annual Suncoast Classic Basket- 
ball Tournament, Charlotte College defeated our team in the finals. The 
team also played the College of Charleston, University of Tampa, Stetson 
University, Valdosto State College, Oglethorpe University, Florida Southern, 
and Fredrick College. In its first season of games with four-year colleges, 
FPC's basketball team came out with a 6—8 record. 


The Baseball team started in 1962-63 with an abbreviated schedule. They 
played six gomes in two weeks, 1963-64 saw the team expand and stabi- 
lize their schedule. They played two games with each of the following col- 
leges: University of Tampa, Florida State, Valdosto State, Manatee Junior 
College, and St. Petersburg Junior College. Their record for the season 
was one win and nin« losses. Members of the 1963-64 team were Kaufold, 
Keyser, Houchins, Miller, Bacon, Ranson, Childers, LePoge, Chandler, Mc- 
Donald, Blum, Stuart, and Culbreth. Mr. Bob Porterfield, former New York 
Yankee player, coached the team. 

Varsity Golf Team 

The Varsity Golf Team, begun in the spring of 1962, represents Florida 
Presbyterian College in the Conferences of the varsity sport of golf. Under 
the leadership of Dr. Al Hollister, Coach, and Mr. Richard Toomy, Assistant 
Coach, the team played on a schedule of eight motches during the 1964 
spring season. Members and Lettermen of the Golf Team were Jonathon 
Burroughs, John Bell, Patric Busch, John Carpenter, William Lott, Richard 
Miller, and John Rich. 


Our Tennis Team wos started in the first year under the leadership of Dr. 
Kenneth Keeton. In second year Dr. Genz joined him as the second coach. 
Together in the third year they led the team to participation for the first 
time in the Cope Coral Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament. FPC is said to be 
the first school to have a girl on the team: Mary Weeks was the girl. In the 
fourth year the team graduated to a tougher schedule. They played no 
easy matches. Most of the schools competed against in 1964 were four-year 
schools. The strongest team had by FPC so far was coached by Dr. Genz. 
Members of the team were: Anne Kimball, John Hayes, Guy Warner, Larry 
Southard, Tom Allen, Randy Beckham, and olternate Leonard Henry. Anne 
Kimbell was the first girl ever to participate in intercollegiate champion- 
ship with men. At the Cape Coral Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament Anne 
beat the No. two player from Rollins— the high point of the season. At this 
meet, FPC faced the University of Miami, the University of Florida, 
Florido Stote University, and Rollins. Other teams played during the season 
were from Stetson University, Florida Southern, Maryville, and Valdosta 

College Cheerleaders 

The cheerleoding squad, organized in the fall of 1960, are the promoters 
of school spirit. They encourage student attendance at basketball gomes to 
support the Triton team and lead the students in organized cheering. Our 
first cheerleaders were headed by Vicki Jeffries, Captain, and Cynthia 
Northrup, Co-Coptain; the leaders were supported by our only male cheer- 
leader Charlie Hickman. In 1961-62 Cynthia took over the Captainship. 
Other members of the squad were: Marilyn Kaufman, Dee Walker, Rogette 
Wernicke, and Harriet Holleman. In 1962-63 the cheerleaders were headed 
by Dee Walker, Captain, and Marilyn Kaufman, Co-Captain. Other mem- 
bers of the squad were: Cynthia Northrup, Potti Cottrell, Jane Ferguson, 
and Judy Watson. The 1963-64 cheerleaders were Jane Ferguson, Ephy 
Tussing, Morgie Clinton, Eileen Poge, Solly Oberst, Mary Ellen Reiser, and 
Captain Potti Cottrell. 

Each year the cheerleaders hold a pep rally before the first game of the 
season and several after-game dances. Along with the SGA, the cheer- 
leaders helped sponsor transportation for the students to out of town 
games. In the fourth year they were responsible for entertaining the Char- 
lotte College and Stetson University Cheerleaders at dinners. 

Triton Sailing Club 

The Triton Sailing Club, founded in 1961, is a charter member of the South 
Eastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association, which was founded in 1961 by 
FPC and three other colleges in the southeastern United States. These were 
Duke University, University of Florida, and Georgia Tech. Thus, sailing be- 
came the second intercollegiate sport ot FPC. The SEISA is now a member 
of the North American Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association, allowing 
copoble skippers from FPC to participate in sailboat racing on a national 
level. The purpose of the Triton Sailing Club is to encourage, develop, and 
teach the sport and the ort of sailing and sailboat racing. The program 
is entirely co-educational. At present the club owns three Tech dinghys and 
three modified Tech dinghys which are used in the physical education in- 
structional program and the sailing club's private instructional program for 
its members. Opportunity is provided for all members either to learn to sail 
or to improve sailing skills through the two instructional programs or 
through the intercollegiote and inter-club racing program. Progress in sail- 
ing skill is denoted by ranks (Crew, Provisional Skipper, Qualified Skipper, 
Rocing Skipper, and Bosun) eorned by demonstrated practice and ability in 
the boats through the instructional programs. The club participates in the 
five district championship regattas, which involve weekend trips throughout 
the Southeast, and usually hosts at least one intercollegiate regatta at the 
college each year. The officers in 1961 were James Loftstrond, Commo- 
dore; Pete Moore, Vice-Commodore; Monty White, Rear Commodore; Cris 
Mathewson, Team Captain; Mike Shuman, Fleet Captain; Sandy Fenn, 

Treasurer; Emalou Groble, Secretory; John Taylor, Club Sponsor; Dr. Wire- 
man, College Sponsor; and Drs. Johnson, White, and Carlsten, Faculty Ad- 
visory Committee. Officers in 1961-62 were Pete Moore, Commodore; Cory 
Boggan, Vice-Commodore; Fred Wright, Rear Commodore; John Wore, Team 
Coptoin second semester and Fleet Captain first semester; Wyndel Hubbard, 
Treasurer; Marion Herbert, Secretary first semester; and Merideth Black, 
Secretary, second semester. The sponsors and advisors were the some as 
the founding year. The officers in 1962-63 were Harvey Jeffries, Commo- 
dore; Meredith Block, Vice-Commodore; Bob Conklin, Team Captain; Wyn- 
del Hubbard, Treasurer; Jean Clark ond Carlo Eidson, Secretaries; and Dr. 
Johnson, Advisor. Officers in 1963-64 were Myndel Hubbard, Commo- 
dore; Bob Conklin, Vice-Commodore; Harvey Jeffries, Team Captain; Bernie 
Blackburn, Fleet Captain; Frank Cain, Treasurer; Carlo Eidson, Secretary; 
and Mr. Dick Evans, Director of .Sniilnrt 

College Judo Team 

The Florida Presbyterian College Judo Team was formed in October 1962, 
to seek knowledge, proficiency, competition, and advancement in Kodokan 
Judo. Members of the team in 1962-63 were Beau Allen, Fred Bickley, Karl 
Veit, John Novak, Bob Hendley, and Al Robbert. Members in 1963-64 
were Captain Karl Veit, Beau Allen, Fred Bickley, Al Robbert, Bob Hendley, 
John Novak, Dick Dabbs, Mark Moulthrop, Robert Stocking, Jerry Burton, 
and Gregg Lone. 

Fencing Team 

The Fencing Team was founded in the second semester of 1964 because of 
increasing interest in the student body. The team competes with other col- 
leges and universities as well as with other FPC students. Plans are being 
made for a regular schedule of meets. There are hopes of adding a girls' 
team. Members, under the guidance of Bob Colwell, were Carl Hoffmeyer, 
Steve Bronstein, Rufus Sessions, Bob Ferguson, and Bob Warren. 

Special Interests 

French Club 

Dedicated to increasing the interest in the French language and to examin- 
ing further avenues of study into the French peopfe and culture, the French 
Club, Entre Nous, was established in the spring of 1960. In 1961 with 
Margaret Fahl as its president, it infoduced one of the school's finest annual 
events, the Mardi Gros. This festive occasion includes booths with rice- 
throwing at our favorite professors, entertainment by students and profes- 
sors alike, a can-can dance, the crowning of the king and queen, John 
Phelps and Carolyn Hall, and, of course, the Masquerade Ball. 

In 1962-63, under Charles Hickman, Entre Nous's activities branched out to 
include skits, movies, and banquets. Again the Mardi Gras— this time at our 
New Campus— was a big success with Beth Ellison and Geoff Browne as 
reigning royalty. There certainly were some interesting costumes walking 
around that nightl 

Entre Nous's activities in 1963-64, with Carolyn Hall as President, again in- 
cluded several interesting skits and other programs. More exciting than 
ever, the Mardi Gras in the spring proved to be loads of fun. Everyone 
enjoyed the authentic atmosphere at the French Cafe— complete with artisti 
Judylee Childers and Charles Hickman were crowned King and Queen; and 
under multicolored serpentines and masks, those at the ball danced on and 
on and on. 

El Club Espanol 

El Club Espanol, founded on October 6, 1960, helps to promote a better un- 
derstanding of Spanish culture, to develop students' interest in it, to en- 
courage participation In Club projects, and especially to promote a better 
understanding of our Latin American neighbors. Each year the club has 
held a Spanish Club fiesta. In 1961 they did a progrom called Cabaret 
Ole for the school and for visitors from SPJC. The second annual fiesta 
was a Fiesta Mexicano for the entire school. In 1963 the Fiesta was held at 
the Municipal Pier open to students and to the public. The theme was Cu- 
ban. The Fourth fiesta in 1964 was also held at the Municipal Pier and was 
open to the public. The theme was the Bull Fight. In addition to the Fiesta 
the Spanish Club sponsors a Spanish table once a week at lunch time; spe- 
cial Christmas party, with skits, Spanish songs and other entertainment. In 
the fall of 1963 the club sponsored a guitar concert by Michael Sullivan 

which was attended by the school and community. Programs after the month- 
ly meetings have consisted of skits, Spanish songs and dances, movies and 
speakers on phases of Latin American or Spanish culture. The officers in 
1960-61 were Joyce Nichols, President; Robert Conklin, Vice-President; Alice 
Gericke, Secretary; Lindo Cochran, Treasurer first semester; Alice Gericke, 
Treasurer second semester; and Georgia Slupe, Historian. The officers in 
1961-62 were Vivian Posada, President; Bill Heck, Vice-President; Florence 
Nicholls, Treasurer, and Emily Shoize, Historian. In 1962-63 the officers 
were John Boyd, President; Jean Johannessen, Vice-President; Gail Geary, 
Secretary; Darlyn Davison, Treasurer; and Nancy Serfoss, Historian. The 
officers in 1963-64 were George Bolton, President; Tomas Lastro, Vice 
President; Richard Lopez, Treasurer; and Joanne Hood, Historian. 

German Club 

The German Club was organized in the first year of the college to stimulate 
interest in the German people and culture and to provide learning experi- 
ences for the German students. Each year they hove had banquets and 
speakers. For the past three years they had sponsored FPC's Talent Show. 
Fifty dollars of the profit from the show goes for a scholarship for study 
in Germany. In 1964 Sue Eosterburg and Ron Geisman split the fifty dollars. 
Officers in 1964 were Jim Anderson, President; Lorry Larch, Vice-President; 
and Sue Eosterburg, Secretary-Treasurer. 

The Organization of 
Classical Scholars 

The organization, founded in the spring of 1964, aims at giving interested 
non-majors contact with the language and culture of Greece and Rome 
and to help majors complete the reading program required for the com- 
prehensive. Next year's program will be aimed toward tracing classical 
themes appearing in more contemporary literature. Programs will include 
monthly discussions, readings for W.C, etc. The organization is seeking 
affiliation with the national organization. The President is Eileen Page; 
Vice-President and program chairman is Don Cunningham; and Al Robbert 
is secretary. 

FPC Sociology Club 

The FPC Sociology Club, founded March 12, 1964, seeks to bring students 
of sociology and social work into a cohesive, meaningful group, and to 
stimulate 'interest in the field of sociology and social work, and to sponsor 
projects, lectures, field trips, research studies, and social activities of interest 
to the sociology students. They participate in the C.A.C.E.D. program and 
in field work. Annual Sociology Day is March 12, 1964. There is an annual 
meeting each spring, and other meetings as needed. Provisional Chairman 
was Cynthia Northrup; Membership Chairman was Beth Ellison; and Pro- 
gram Committee Chairman was Colleen Shannon. 

The Social Science Forum 

The Social Science Forum seeks to stimulate debate and discussion of prob- 
lems and issues in the fields of History and the Social Sciences. The Forum 
encourages and sponsors lectures, inter-disciplinary debote, and discussion 
among faculty, students, and outstanding spokesmen from off campus on 
issues of continuing interest and importance. 

The Forum is open in membership to all students and faculty interested in 
issues of concern in the fields of History and the Social Sciences. 

The Social Science Forum was founded in the first years of the College by 
a group of interested students and faculty. Peter France was elected the first 
Chairman of the Forum. He served until February, 1964. Present officers of 
the Forum ore Cory Boggon, Chairman, and David Rankin, Secretary. 

Past Forum activities have included the sponsoring of on appear<ince on 
campus by Sir Roy Harrod, noted British economist, and the sponsoring of 
campaign addresses by candidates for Student Government Association 
officers. The Forum also sponsors a contest during the January Winter Term 
for the best Winter Term essay in the fields of History or the Social Sci- 
ences, with a prize of $25.00 worth of books. 

Honorary Mathematics Club 

The Honorary Mathematics Club, founded in September 1962, promotes 
a high degree of scholarship in the field of mathematics, instills a profes- 
sional pride in mathematics, encourages research at the undergraduate 
level, and stimulates an interest in mathematics from the student body in 
general. The club is an honorary organization with high standards of aca- 

demic excellence in mathematics and all other subjects pre-requisite for 
admission to the club. The officers of the Founding Club in 1962 were Mary 
Charlotte Love, President; Tom Price, Vice-President; Ann Whalin, Secretary- 
Treasurer; and Dr. Forrest Dristy, Faculty Advisor. The officers of the Hon- 
orary Club in 1963 were James Moor, President; Mary Charlotte Love, 
Vice-President; Addie Lou Lightner, Secretary-Treasurer; and Professor Mag- 
liveras. Faculty Advisor. Meetings are held monthly. 

The club has sponsored lectures by Dr. Robert C. Yates, professor of 
mathematics at the University of South Florida and one by Dr. Meocham in 
the fall of 1962; a lecture by Jane Miller, an FPC student in the spring 
of 1962; lectures by Professor Leo Moser of the University of Alberta in the 
spring of 1963; and Uctures by FPC Student Ervin Young and Professor 
Magliveras in the fall of 1963. The club has also sponsored a cook-out on 
the fill for the members in January 1963; on excursion to the University of 
South Florida to attend lecture by Professor Trevor Evans of Emory Univer- 
in which Flick Coleman and James Maar won Honorable Mention, Ervin 
Young won second place and Addie Lou Lightner won first place; and 
films on Mathematical Induction in November 1963. Student Representatives 
of the Mathematical Association of America were Mary Charlotte Love in 
1962 and James Maar in 1963. 

Chemistry Club 

A Florida Presbyterian College Chemistry Club was organized in September 
1960, and the Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society 
was approved April 4, 1962. The object of this chapter is to afford an op- 
portunity for the students of chemistry of Florida Presbyterian College to 
become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises 
from professional association, to secure experience in preparing and pre- 
senting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a profession- 
al spirit among members, and to instill a professional pride in chemistry. 

The student affiliate and Tampa Bay Subsection meetings are also open to 
all interested students not in the chemistry program. The student chapter 
sponsors two social events for its members and guests, a Christmas party 
and a beach party at the end of the school year. Each month there is 
either a chapter meeting of attendance of the monthly meeting of the 
American Chemical Society Tampa Bay Subsection. Officers for 1961-62 
were John Ware, Chairman; Harvey Jefferies, Secretary-Treasurer; and 
Dr. Dexter Squibb, Faculty Advisor. Officers in 1962-63 were Lynn Peters, 
Chairman; James Sweeny, Vice-Chairman; Sheila Most, Secretary-Treasurer; 
and Dr. Squibb, Faculty Advisor. Officers in 1963-64 were Ray Schmidt, 
Chairman; Flick Coleman, Vice-chairman,- Harvey Jeffries, Secretary- 
Treosurer; and Dr. Squibb as Faculty Advisor. 

The Cell 

The Cell, the Biology Club of Florida Presbyterian College, was founded in 
May 1963. It seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in the biological sci- 
ences. It desires to cultivate intellectual interest in the natural sciences and 
to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study. It also 
endeavors to extend the boundaries of man's knowledge of nature by en- 
couraging new discoveries through scientific investigation. It emphasizes, 
therefore, a three-fold program: stimulation of sound scholarship, dissem- 
ination of scientific knowledge, and promotion of biological research. The 
club sponsors a Lecture Series for the College Community, plans trips to 
places of interest of biology students, and has an annual picnic and out- 
ing. It hod a joint meeting with the Florida Southern College chapter of the 
Tri-Bets National Honorary Biological Society in February 1964. Officers 
for 1963-64 were Mike Netzloff, President; Roger Porter, Vice-President; and 
Susan Soltou, Secretary-Treasurer. 

College Concert Choir 

The Florida Presbyterian College Concert Choir, founded in 1960, is the 
choral organization on campus. It requires rigid discipline and hard work 
from its members. In performing music of established merit, the Choir offers 
on opportunity for unique personal experience, yet demands sincere and 
honest participation on an individual basis. The Concert Choir serves the 
school at chapel services each week and at other campus and community 
functions. They present a Christmas and a Spring Concert. The 1964 
Spring Concert was presented in the Pasadena Community Church for the 
first time. The Choir has token short trips to such places as New Port 
Richie and to Tampa. In 1964 the Choir went on its first Spring Tour, north 
through Florida through Leesburg, Winter Park, and Jacksonville to Colum- 
bia, South Carolina. From there they went to Laurinburg and Raleigh, 

North Carolina, and then back through LeGrange and Thomasville, Geor- 
gia. It was a great experience for the Choir and those that heard them. 
The Sandpiper? are a special group from the Concert Choir, who sing pri- 
marily secular music. They have taken trips to Clearwater, Tampa, and 
Daytona and have sung for two or three hotels in town and for the Winter 
Formal in 1964. The Director of the Concert Choir is Mr. Williom E. Waters 
and Accompanist is Martha Huff. In 1962-63 officers were: John Boyd, Pres- 
ident; Dodie Rossell, Business Manager; and Cynthia Northrup, Personnel 
Manager. In 1963-64 officers were: Bob Reynolds, President; Dobie Rossell, 
Business Manager; Muriel Barnard, Asst. Business Manager; and Susan 
Orr, Personnel Manager. 

College Theatre 

The College Drama Group presents each year several worthwhile plays 
for the entertainment of the College community and the wider community 
and for the rich and rewarding experience which ploy production gives to 
actors and production personnel. After various kinds of organizational 
efforts, the group organized in January 1964. The College Theatre is not a 
club; it is a facet of the College Community. It considers as members all 
members of the student body who hove an interest in the theatre. In the 
spring of 1962 on executive committee was organized with Bill Phillips as 
chairman, but was soon abandoned as unnecessary. The first three years 
Dr. Everett Emerson was advisor and director. This year (1964), Mr. Bruce 
Ross joined the faculty as instructor of dramatics and took over this func- 
tion. In the spring of 1961, the College Theatre performed two ploys, a 
Reading of A Fabulous Tale by Richard R. Stockton and a performance of 
Marjean Perry's A Trap is o Small Place. The first full length play to be 
presented was Hendrik Ibsen's Hedda Gobler, presented in February 1962. 
The ploy starred Moribeth Chodwell. Also appearing were Richard McFod- 
yen. Bill Phillips, Linda Jones, Jeonnine Chariton, Jim Leslie, and Vicki Jef- 
fries. In December of 1962 three one-act plays were presented: Christopher 
Fry's A Phoenix Too Frequent, Harold Brighouse's Followers, and Tennessee 
Williams' Lord Byron's Love Letter. Followers was also presented on WTVT 
television in December. In March 1963 two performances of Gunther Ruten- 
bourn's The Sign of Jonah were presented as port of the Festival of Re- 
ligion and Arts. Mr. Lee Hildmon directed this ploy, and David Eby starred. 
Also in 1963 were presented The Sandbox and That Scoundrel Scrapin. 
In February 1964 The Male Animal by James Thurber was presented as a 
Winter Term project. In addition the group has presented many readings, 
both for Western Civilization and for general entertainment. Some of the 
readings were The American Dream, Zoo Story, and Krapp's Last Tope. 

Amateur Radio Club 

The Amateur Radio Club of Florida Presbyterian College was formed in 
1964. OfTlcers were Ronald Geismon, K8MXN, President; Peter Fiero, 
W4WCJ, Vice-President; and Bill Ray, Secretary-Treasurer. Headquarters 
for the Amateur Radio Station was Room 415 in the Science Building. Code 
and theory classes were conducted on a regular basis. The club offers a 
message service to the college Community, relaying messages through HAM 
operators to almost all parts of the United States. 

The Trident 

The Trident was established to improve communications 
faculty, and odministration and serves as a sounding 
opinion. The paper is published also as entertainment foi 
community. The Paper was published bi-weekly prior 
been published weekly since February, 1963. In 1960-61, 
wos Editor-in-Chief. Ervin Young was Editor-in-Chief from 
64, Richard McFadgen was Editor-in-Chief with Gail Gee 
ager; Lynn Hestir, Monaging Editor; Bob Breslin, Assiston 
Sports Editor; Carlo Eidson, Beverly Font, Jim Leps, or 
Circulations Managers; ond Ruth B. Singer, Susan Bonks, 
son Crawley, and Kris Ludwigsen, Staff. 


between students, 
board for student 
' the entire college 
to 1963, but has 
Jeonnine Chariton 
1961-62. tn 1963- 
jry. Business Man- 
t Editor; John Foy, 
d Roger Umstead, 
Fred Wright, Car- 

college community and its programs, rules, student government, and activi- 
ties. Editor in 1961-62 was Dean Francis Whitaker. Seeing the need for an 
information booklet, she got information from various sources and as- 
sembled it. The books w-ere printed by Brewton Company in Orlando as a 
donation to the College. Paul E. Hoffman took over the Editorship in 1962- 
63. An onnual staff, formed in September 1962, saw it could not hope to 
publish an annual that year and thus, to gain experience, it took up the 
Handbook. The cover design by Tom Price won in a competition of the 
student body. The Book was a combination of Yearbook and Handbook in 
response to demands of students. Publication dotes were September 1961, 
August 1962, and September 1963. 

College Yearbook 

Discussions were held in the summer of 1961 with Mr. Pob Pierce, Director 
of Public Relations; Paul Hoffman; Leigh Miller; and others. The group 
defined goals and desired ends. September, 1961, saw meetings, initially 
well attended, in which the need for much time and work if the yearbook 
were to be published in 1962 was realized. Financial studies showed that 
cost would make printing a yearbook almost impossible. The staff decreased 
to a few. The Board of Student Publications approved the "No Annual 
Proposal." In October, planning for the book was put on the shelf, but some 
work was done. On February 10, 1963, the first meeting was held to set 
up final organization for the yearbook. Paul E. Hoffman, Editor of the 
Handbook-Yearbook since 1 962, assumed the 1 963-64 Editorship of the 

Student Handbook 

The Student Handbook was started in the spring and early summer of 1961 
to provide students, especially new students, with the basic facts about the 

Editor's Notes 

This book is dedicated to all who have helped found Florida Presbyterian College, but 
particularly to the Founding Freshmen, the Founding Faculty, and the Founding Ad- 

Everything in this book has been subordinated to the design. Some persons and groups 
hove been left out; these omissions were unintentional. We plead that our task was too 
great— four years of history in ninety-six pages! There are some out-and-out experiments 
in this book. Some of these experiments were dictated by the necessity of telling the 
story of four years of college history in a small book; others are attempts to see what 
effects can be produced. 

The written history is my own; I regret that I was not able to include more of the details 
of the past four years. Errors, omissions, misinterpretations are my responsibility. If this 
history is notable for its lack of mention of individuals, it is because the events that are 
recorded here are too recent to permit the naming of names and the assigning of motives 
which goes with that practice in good historiography. When it has been possible to de- 
termine it, I have assigned responsibility ... to groups. It is my hope that in a few years, 
our community (and the individuals in it) will be mature enough to permit the writing of 
a comprehensive history in which the role of individuals will be spelled out. 

It is traditional for an editor to express his thanks to his stafF. So be it. I owe a special 
debt to several of them, a debt which mere words do not adequately express. For Four 
days, John Spragens, Lynn Hestir, Margaret Heath and Nancy Sanders worked with me 
ten to fifteen hours each day to complete this book. Harvey JefFeries, Darlyn David- 
son and Wilmar LaBrant did excellent work in photography, many areas, and advertise- 
ment sales, respectively. In a student body which has been noted for its unwillingness to 
accept responsibilities, these seven stand out for their acceptance of responsibilities and 
the tireless devotion with which they saw them through to the end. 

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