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Dr. Brenda E- Kee
In memory of
Dr. THOMAS E. KEE
. UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
JAMES E. CHEEK LIBRARY
Raleigh. North Carolina
This has been a successful and very wonderful
year for the students of Shaw University. The
1962 senior class has worked very hard to keep the
spirit and the traditions of Shaw University alive.
It is with this copy of THE BEAR that we have
tried to capture a few of our most memorable
moments during our four year stay here. Our goal
is to present to you our readers a true-to-life pic-
ture of those things that we feel are true repre-
sentatives of our beloved ninety-four year old in-
May you the readers, in the years to come, remi-
nisce with a smile the joys, pleasures, and thrills
that your four years of training have given to you.
If this is done, then the aim of THE BEAR has
served its purpose.
LET'S GET IN THE WIND
We, your annual staff, hope you treasure these verbal and picturesque memories
as much as we value the honor of being chosen to summarize and present to you, the
student body, this souvenir of our school year 1961 — 62.
It may sound funny but I am quite happy that the 1961 — 62 Bear is finally taking
its bow. We have as our goal to portray in a meaningful and most appealing manner
our Alma Mater.
The combined decisions of many people made this year's production possible.
Many required decisions were made through the guidance of Mrs. Cofield, Mrs.
Newell and Mr. Cook, our yearbook advisors, whom I turned to for much assistance.
Mr. Hinton, of Raleigh and Mr. Rivera, of Durham made possible the pictures, and
the finished product was a result of the excellent work done by the American Year-
book Company, Hannibal, Missouri.
As editor, I wish to take this opportunity to thank my freshman, sophomore,
junior and senior colleagues for their constant words of encouragement.
May this edition of the Shaw Bear serve as an incentive for each of you to strive
zealously, courageously and intelligently until your highest ambition is reached.
WE DEDICATE OUR ANNUAL
To you Mother because you always served as our inspiration, because you always
had the right word when we were low, because you had faith in ns to the very end,
because you could never let us down . . . To you Father, who constantly served as
our strength, who gave your all at every opportunity, who never complained when
times got hard, who always found us another way ... To you both because you
helped us attain our most cherished goal, because you arc the greatest in the world,
but most of all because we love you so much, we thank God for you and DEDICATE
this our yearbook to you, our beloved parents.
Dr. William L. Greene
Mrs. Mamie Paisley
Rev. Joshua Ximmo
Dr. William Green. Mrs. Mamie Paisley, and Rev. Joshua Ximmo shall always be
remembered by all who knew them. Helping to speed the cause of our school is how
thev will be remembered.
SPEAKS . . .
DR. WILLIAM R. STRASSNER
During your college career you have been cloistered, protected,
and guided in your quest for an education. You now enter into a
world that will show you no favors, nor shield you from the dangers
and difficulties that will clutter your pathway. Your success will
depend upon your own equipment, and the world will richly re-
ward you in proportion to the efficient service which you unself-
ishly render to your fellowmen.
Mrs. Marie Frances Strassner
Dr. Leonard E. McCauley, Sr. Board Member
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dr. John H. Tilley
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Mr. Demetrious H. Keck
Mr. John V. Anderson
September II, 1958, marked the beginning of an adventurous and
challenging journey for approximately 199 freshman students at
Shaw University. Each bright-eyed individual possessed an ever
increasing quest for learning. Our week of orientation was most en-
joyable and enlightening.
It was not long before we were well-orientated into the Shaw
Family, and soon we began to wonder if we knew anything about
David Forbes was elected president of the freshman class The
first year moved very quickly. Christmas came, and we were all glad
to get away for a while so that we could enjoy the holidays, while
working on many assignments for our teachers.
In January 1959, we took our semester examinations. On the sur-
face they did not appear to be hard but when the grades were posted
they told a different story. Nevertheless, we continued our journey
into the various fields of interests. Along with us we took such tools
as determination, mental and physical vigor, decisiveness, and en-
thusiasm, as we were determined to be a success.
Many of us were outstanding that year. In the area of sports, we
were well represented by Clavin McDowell, Charles Davis, Leslie
Camm, Otis Clark, Hayzel Robinson, James Ballard, Otis Tucker,
Martin Smith, Lawson Terrell, Leon Waddell, Charles Sparks, Earl
Anderson, Samuel Raper, Jimmy Bassett, and Robert McCory.
Cheerleaders were Norma Hardin and Cynthia Williams who con-
stantly boosted the teams on to victory,
Our class contributed many melodious voices to the Chorale Soci-
ety. Joining the Society were Jean Home, Elease Wombic, Thelma
Cowan, Annie Faison, James Ballard, Leslie Camm, Luther Doudy,
Johnny Jeffreys, Frances Mullins, Leroy Waters, Robert McCory and
Otis Tucker. Many of our class members were "bubbling over with
joy" when they made the spring tour with the Chorale Society.
Our class was entertained with many actresses and actors. Surpris-
ingly as it may seem many of them came directly from our freshman
class. The new members of the Shaw Players were Pauline Watkins,
Edward Mason, Jean Home, Connie Blanks, James Ballard, Shed-
rick Barrow, and Vernon Smalls. Representing the class in the Shaw
Players' major production, "Elizabeth The Queen," were Pauline
Watikins, Vernon Smalls, Edward Mason, Shedrick Barrow, Jean
Home, Johnny Jeffreys, Louis Powell, and Walter Nobles.
The lovely, Bettie Ridley was Miss Freshman, and Yvonne Seawell
Hicks and Bettie Holden Hudson were her attendants. The charming
Ella Williams was chosen sweetheart of the Crescent Club.
Our class was gifted with several scholars. Bettie Ridley received
all "A's." Other freshmen who were the recipients of scholarships
and awards were Edward Mason, recipient of the Freshman Scholar-
ship ; Vamell Lewis who received the Home Economics Award ;
Ruby Pinchback recipient of the North Carolina Congress of Par-
ents and Teachers Scholarship, and Doris Taylor who received
the Delta Sigma Thcta Sorority Award.
During our Sophomore year, we felt like mature, sophisticated
students. Each of us was determined to increase his or her self-disci-
pline and to "buckle down." Studies had herome harder and more
time-consuming than in the first year James Ballard was elected as
president of our sophomore class. Frances Mullins, Ruby Pinchbark,
and Louis Powell were Student Council Representatives.
As a result of our ingenuity, we were still considered outstanding
in the field of sports.
In the main production of the Shaw Players, "Our Town," talent
was displayed by Thelma Cowan, Pauline Watkins, Connie Blanks,
Johnny Jeffreys, Edward Mason, Alice Mitchell, Vernon Smalls, and
David Forbes. Recipients of the Intercollegiate Drama Association
Certificated for two years service with the Shaw Players were Ed-
ward Mason, Jean Home, Pauline Watkins, and Vernon Smalls.
The charming, Vamell Lewis was chosen Miss Sophomore. Lois
Lane was chosen Sweetheart of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
The May Court was enchanted by the beauty of Yvonne Seawell as
Some of the members of our class were successful in crossing into
the land of Greckdom, a desire of almost every college man and
Entering Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority were Jean Home and
Vamell Lewis. Delta Sigma Thcta Sorority welcomed Frances Mul-
lins, Gloria Nimmo, Pauline Watkins, Ernestine Moore, and Norma
The new member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was Lois Lane.
Alpha Kappa Alpha welcomed into their ranks Barbara Smith,
Priscilla Robinson, Bettie Ridley, Cynthia Williams, Georgia Exum,
Bettie Holden Hudson, Yvonne Seawell Hicks, and Gloria Autry.
The three dogs who entered Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity were
Luther Dowdy, Vernon Smalls, and Edward Mason.
Charles Davis, and Calvin McDowell entered the Omega Psi Phi
Entering the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity were Louis Powell,
Isaac Fox, Leroy Waters, James Ballard, and Leslie Camm.
Some of the members of our class made the Special Privileged
Honor Roll during this year. Sophomore Awards were granted to
James Ballard and Bettie Ridley. Louis Powell rereived a grant from
Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Bettie Ridley
rei rived the Dr. Nelson Harris Prize in Educational Psychology.
The Dr. Wendell C. Sommerville Scholarship was granted to Ed-
ITndei the leadership of Edward Mason, President of the Junior
Class, the junior year proved to be an active one Frances Mullins
and Varnell were elected to represent our class in the Student
Two juniors, Bettie Ridley and James Ballard were elected to
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. Incidentally this is a national
society. Yvonne Seawell Hicks, Bettie Ridley. Edward Mason, Leroy
Waters, and Jean Home held offices in the Student Council.
The Junior class was very proud to have a classmate chosen Miss
Shaw University. This was in the person of Bettie Ridley. She was
crowned Miss Shaw University for I960 — 61. Another junior, Lois
Lane, was an attendant.
Other queens chosen this year were: Lois Lane who was chosen as
Miss Phi Beta Sigma; Yvonne Seawell, Miss Football, and Lillian
Tillery, Miss Pan Hellenic Council. Alice Mitchel was chosen as Miss
Junior and Miss Ella Williams and Miss Jean Home were her
Members of the class who were selected to serve as Junior Counse-
lors, were David Forbes, Bettie Ridley, Ernestine Morre, and Gloria
Edward Mason and Bettie Ridley were the two juniors selected to
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
Again our class was fortunate to possess recipients of several
scholarships and awards. Elease Womble the Emily Morgan Kelly
Prize. Luther Dowdy was recipient of a Rockefeller Grant which
can also be used in the graduate school that he chooses to attend.
James Ballou was recipient of the "Trens Award." Bettie Ridley re-
ceived a scholarship from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Cynthia
Williams was awarded the Dr. Benjamin Brawley Memorial Prize.
Pauline Watkins made a great hit in the Shaw Players' major pro-
duction, "Corne Back Little Sheba." Other class members participat-
ing in the production were Alice Mitchell and Johnny Jeffreys.
Our year was highlighted with our presentation of the Junior-
Senior Prom, "Stairway to the Stars." This event was an affair to
The role of leadership was then placed in the hands of the senior
class with Edward Mason as president, Leslie Camm as vice-presi-
dent, Ruby Pinchback as secretary, Leroy Waters as treasurer, and
Luther Dowdy as editor-in-chief of the Shaw Bear.
The role of leadership was a great challenge, but one which had to
be accepted in order to enhance the ideals and traditions of Shaw
Seniors steered the programs of many of the leading organiza-
tions. Highlighting the year was the coronation of Gloria Nimma as
Miss Shaw University for 1961—62 with Pauline Watkins and Lois
Lane as her attendants.
Another outstanding event was the installation of David Forbes
as the president of the student council and Edwaid Mason as vice
Cynthia Williams gained many compliments as editor-in-chief of
the Shaw Journal.
Bettie Ridley. David Forbes, and Gloria Nimmo continued their
work as Junior Counselors with Frances Mullins, Pauline Watkins,
Leroy Waters, and Edward Mason as newly elected members.
Leslie Camm was elected president of the University Chorale So-
ciety with Elease Womble, Doretha Williams, and Luther Dowdy
captivating the hearts of music lovers across the country with their
Congratulations go to Ruby Pinchback for her accomplishment
of Superintendent of the University Sunday School.
This year marks the second year that Edward Mason has held the
office as president of the Shaw Players. The major production, "The
Silver Cord," gave Genell Todd an excellent opportunity to display
her dramatir ability in the leading role,
"Hats off" to Jean Home for her excellent work as president of
the Women's Personnel Council for the second consecutive year.
Robert Morman did a wonderful job as president of the Student
National Educational Association.
Cheers to Cynthia Williams and Norma Hardin as captain and
co-captain of the Cheering Squad for two consecutive years as they
led the teams to victory with Otis Clark (Mr. All American) and
Hayzel Robinson as captains.
Many seniors became queens this year Cozy Woods was chosen
Miss Senior with Barbara Smith and Ruby Early as her attendants.
Bettie Ridley was chosen Miss Alpha Phi Alpha. Pauline Watkins
was chosen Miss Omega Psi Phi, and Thelma Cowan was chosen
Miss S.N. E.A.
Seniors elected to Who's Who Among Students in American
Colleges and Universities were David Forbes, Edward Mason,
Pauline Watkins, Luther Dowdy, Gloria Nimmo, Bettie Ridley,
Lonzie McKeithcn, Leroy Waters, Cynthia Williams, and James
We were inspired and elated by many interesting events and ex-
periences during our four years. The pious fellowship and corporate
cementation gave us impetus for our academic endeavors.
We smile, but this is a strange and wonderful time of the year.
It is when we sec garnet hoods, of weaving tassels, of windblown
robes, it is a time of congratulations, accomplishments, endings, and
But most of all it is a time of mixed emotions wherein the joy of
our success competes with the sadness of our departure. The essential
part of our lives lies ahead — we must go to meet it! We must each
go alone. Our paths are varied . . . but our purpose is one; our abil-
ities are different . . . our dedication is the same.
While our years at Shaw have not been perfect, they have been
very rewarding. We can look back on our days here with laughter,
admiration, sweat, and tears. As students, our history is over at Shaw,
but as dedicated men and women it is just beginning,
DR HORACE B. DAVIS
Head Department of Business
MR. JAMES K. KOFA
MRS. LIZZIE M. CREWS
DR. NELSON H. HARRIS
Head Department of Education
MRS ELIZABETH B. COFIELD
MRS. CLARA B. JENKINS
DR. BERNICE F. COFFEE
Head Department of English
MR. GUILBERT A. DALEY
MISS MADELYN E. WATSON
MRS KATHERINE T. SUTPHIN
MR. HARRY GIL-SMYTHE
Head Department of Fine Arts
MRS ANNA A. JOHNSTON
MISS VICTORIA H MORRIS
MRS. SYLVIA W. PAYNE
MR. LENOIR H. COOK
Head Department of Languages
MR. THOMAS E. KEE
MRS HARVELEIGH R WHITE
MISS CARRIE L HARRISON
Acting Department Head
MRS. MAMIE L. SPAUGH
MR. JAMES E. LYTLE
Head Department of Physical Edu-
MISS FANNIE J. McNAIR
MR. WILLIAM M. SPANN
MRS. VIVIAN M. SANSON
MR. ROBERT H. JACKSON
DR MOSES N. DcLANEY
Head Department of Religion
MISS MILDRED L. McTYRE
MR. CHARLES W. BLALOCK
MR. HERSCHEL L. IRONS
Head Department of Science
DR RAJENDRA K DE
MR. GEORGE H. THOMAS
MR. STEVE B LATIMER
MR. CARL E. DeVANE
Head Department Social Science
MR. CHARLES B. ROBSOX
DR. WILMOTH A. CARTER
MRS. VIRGINIA K. NEWELL
DR. VICENTE N. HERNANDEZ
DR. MARGUERITE M. ADAMS
MR. FRANK H. WHITE
DR. VICTOR KING
MRS. LULA R. GAY MISS ROBENA BRADLEY MRS. NURRY JOHNSON MRS. ELLA T. WILLIAMS
MR. PAIGE P. JOHNSON MRS. OLIVIA J. AKRIDGE MRS. LULA E.
Mrs. Civa Ctark
MRS. HARRIET S. JONES
MISS SADIE E. EATON
MRS. VIOLET M. PULLEN
MISS JANICE SETTLE MISS FANNIE J. McNAIR
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MRS. ROBERTA F. LIGHTNER MRS. ADA R. JARNAGIN MRS. THELMA M. KECK
MR. CICERO C. MURPHY MR. LAWRENCE E. ALLEN MRS. ELNORA M. KEE
MRS. GLORIA W. McCLAIN MR. CECIL COINS
MR. HAROLD TAYLOR
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MRS. ERNESTINE P. HAMLIN MRS. BEATRICE M. SPRAGGINS MRS. LOUISE W. LEW
MRS. DORA H. ANDERSON
MISS LILLIE M. DUNN
MRS. LaVONNE H. BIVINS
MRS. EULA B. BARNETTE
MRS. LAVOLIA W. PRIDGEON MRS. LAURA KAY
MR EUGENE HOWELL
Senior Maintenance Member
SCHOOL OF RELIGION
DR. GRADY D. DAVIS
Dean of the School of Religion
RABBI ABE W. SHOEN
^ To prepare its students for lives of religious service, Shaw University has its own
School Of Religion. It is composed of students who have completed four years of
Liberal Arts training. This school confers the Bachelor of Divinity Degree.
MRS. ELIZABETH COFIELD
Associate Professor of Education
MRS. VIRGINIA NEWELL
Instructor of Mathematics
It is with great appreciation and respect that we dedicate this page of our year-
book to our advisors. Your constant faith in us, your continuous encouragement
during our moments of decision, and the wonderful examples that you have set as
faculty members is how we choose to remember you.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Willow Springs. N.C.
Social Science Ciub.
Alpha Phi Alpha; Biology Club.
Alpha Phi Alpha; B.S.U.
Delta Sigma Theta; English Club;
Shaw Journal ; Ushers' Union.
Business Club : Pyramid.
Kappa Alpha Psi; University Choir;
Pan-Hellenic Council; Football Team.
S.N.E.A.; Aurora Club.
Omega Psi Phi; Physical Ed. Club;
Men's Personnel Council; Football
Zeta Phi Beta; University Choir;
Dramatics Club; English Club.
Omega Psi Phi : Basketball Team ;
Physical Education Club; Baseball.
Sparrows Point, Md.
Phi Beta Sigma; Who's Who; Un
versity Choir; Editor-in-Chief, Bear.
University Choir; Home Economics
Club: Women's Choir.
Ivy Leaf Club; University Choir;
Alpha Phi Alpha; University Choir;
Student Council President; Who's
Kappa Alpha Psi; Chemistry Club.
English Club, S.N.E.A.; NA.A.C.P.
English Club; Pyramid Club; Shaw
Aurora Club; B.S.U. ; Ushers' Un-
ion; N.A.A.C. P.
Home Economics Club; B.S.L'.
Delta Sigma Theta; Cheering Squad;
Mathematics Club; Bear Staff.
B.S.U. ; S.N.E.A.
Alpha Kappa Alpha; Student Coun-
cil; Bear Staff; Shaw Players.
Alpha Kappa Alpha ; Business Club.
Sigma Gamma R h o ; University
Choir; Student Council; Women's
Sigma Gamma Rho; Shaw Players;
Bear Staff; Business Club.
Phi Beta Sigma; Shaw Players; Uni-
Ivy Leaf Club.
Archonian Club; B.S.U.; S.C.A.;
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Zeta Phi Beta; N.A.A.C.P.;
Staff; Alpha Rho Tau.
Tarboro, N. C.
Sigma Gamma Rho; Student Coun-
cil; Home Economics Club; Pan-
Asheville, N. C.
Alpha Phi Alpha.
Lampodas Club ; Basketball Team ;
Football Team; University Choir.
|South Mills, N. C.
Archonian Club ; Home Economics
Club; Women's Personnel Council.
Gamer, N. C.
Kappa Alpha Psi : Business
Charlotte, N. C.
Omega Psi Phi; Physical Education
Club; Football Team; Basketball
Rocky Mount. N. C.
N.A.A.C.P.; Who's Who.
Apex, N. C.
Wendell, N. C.
Sigma Gamma Rho ; Bear Staff ;
Usher's Union; S.N.E.A.
Walnut Cove, N. C.
University Choir; Shaw Players.
Raleigh, N. C.
Asheville, N. C.
Bear Staff; S.N.E.A. President;
Delta Sigma Theta ; University
Choir; Student Council Journal and
Greenville, N. C.
Delta Sigma Theta; SNEA: Junior
Counselor; Who's Who.
Raleigh, N. C.
Alpha Phi Alpha.
Raleigh, N. C.
Wilmington, N .C.
Alpha Phi Alpha; Football; Baseball.
Dunn, N. C.
Yanceyville, N. C.
Student Council ; Sunday School ;
Bear Staff; SCA.
New Hill N. C.
Kappa Alpha Psi ; SNEA; Mathe-
matics Club; Student Council.
LOU ALVIA RIDDICK
Raleigh, N. C.
Raleigh, N. C.
Alpha Kappa Alpha; Alpha Kappa
Mu; Student Council; Who's Who.
Charlotte, N. C.
Alpha Phi Alpha: Football;
ball; Journal and Bear Staff.
Durham, N. C.
Home Economics Club.
Raleigh, N. C.
Shaw Players; Bear Staff.
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Alpha Kappa Alpha; Journal Staff;
Women's Personnel Council.
Raleigh, N. C.
Shallotte, N. C.
English Club; SCA; Journal
Henderson, N. C.
Raleigh, N. C.
Ivy Leaf Club.
Farmville. N. C.
Phi Beta Sigma: University Choir
Greemille. X. C.
Pyramid Club: Mathematics Club.
Raleigh. X. C.
Alpha Kappa Alpha; Home Eco-
nomics Club: Pan-Hellenic Council.
Wadesboro, X. C.
Ivy Leaf Club : Shaw Players ; L'sh-
er's Union: Shaw Journal.
Zebulon. X. C.
Shaw Players: SXEA : Physical Edu-
Reidsville. X. C.
L'niversity Choir: Student Council:
SXEA : Business Club.
Wilmington. X. C.
Alpha Phi Alpha: Baseball; Bear
Warsaw, N. C.
Home Economics Club; Shaw Play-
ers ; Shawettes.
Hendersonville, N. C.
Kappa Alpha Psi; University Choir;
Who's Who; Bear Staff.
PAULINE W ATKINS
Rolesville, N. C.
Delta Sigma Theta ; Shaw Players ;
Who's Who; Student Council.
Newport News, Va.
Alpha Kappa Alpha; Who's Who;
Editor, Shaw Journal ; English Club.
Merry Hill, N. C.
NAACP; Theological; Fraternity.
Asheville, N. C.
University Choir; Women's Choir;
Bear Staff; Business Club; Women's
Personnel Council; NAACP.
South Boston, Va.
Shaw University we leave thee now
We're grateful to thee; we shall never forget how
As fledglings we came uncertain to thee
But we lingered here, our minds became free
For knowledge we thirsted, learning our goal ;
We opened our books, it commenced to unfold.
Our instructors were crutches upon which we leaned ;
Our books — silent sages — that before us gleamed.
From the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan ;
Through four years of striving the battle is won.
Now to greater learning our thoughts fly
And so, Alma Mater, we say good-bye.
Miss Bettie Hicks
Tune : My Happiness
Now the time is drawing near
We must bid a sad farewell
But how can we forget you
Dear Ol' Shaw U
To our door you held the key
That opened our hearts and minds
We will hold those mem'ries true
Dear Ol' Shaw U
Those precious years it seems
Have fulfilled our hopes and our dreams
You taught us wrong from right
And you were our guiding light
Now that we must say so long
We will leave to one and all
Faith that has led us thus far
Dear Old Shaw U.
With our voices raised in song
We promise our best we'll do
So for now we bid adieu
Dear Ol' Shaw U.
Most Gracious God, we, Thy children offer our adoration, our gratitude,
and our love.
Grant to us a strong reassurance that we may be equal to the problems
that confront us. Make us aware of our resources and the inexhaustible
power available through Thee. Amid the constant stresses and strains of
daily living, we seek refuge in Thee, not to escape from the storms of life,
but to renew our vision, that we may face our problems with faith, cour-
age, and determination as we strive to do Thy will.
Make us diligent in all our duties and patient in all our trials. Open our
minds to understand, make our hearts to appreciate, and strengthen our
hands that we may labor to build Thy kingdom of mercy, truth, and peace
We face the future unafraid because we that believe realize that nothing
can separate us from the LOVE OF GOD. In His spirit we pray.
Pauline Watkins and Leroy Waters
WHO'S WHO'S is a directory designed to give national recognition to college seniors and
juniors who have distinguished themselves and their schools through excellence in the aca-
demics and extra-classroom activities. This year (1961-62) the seniors selected by the faculty
and student committee to represent our institution were STANDING, L. to R. : Dean Foster
Payne, Advisor, Edward Mason, Betty Ridley, James Ballard, Pauline Watkins, Luther
Dowdy, Lonzic McKcithcn. SEATED: David Forbes, Cynthia Williams, Gloria Nimmo, and
WHO SAYS COLLEGE DAYS ARE ALL WORK? ? ?
College is Spring Picnic Time
^Jke future of S^k
aw we will to uou
DR. WILMOTH CARTER
Vice President . .
. . . . Stella Little
. . . Jimmy Dew
.... Joan Pace
. . Velma Adams
"Camera Shy" Juniors
MR. LENOIR COOK
. . . Mack Sowell
. . Joyce Barber
James Cullen Bridges
Jo Ann Galley
Esther Cray ton
Queen Esther Lee
MISS SHAW'S ATTENDANTS
Miss Matyre Latta, Miss Sophomore
THE SHAW UNIVERSITY
The Shaw University Chorale Society was founded in the fall of 1931. It is now
recognized as one of the outstanding "symphonic" chorale organizations in the
The group is in constant demand in its home city of Raleigh and each year makes
numerous appearances at schools, churches and before local organizations. It is of-
ten featured over the local radio stations. Not only is the choir popular in this vi-
cinity, but also throughout the State of North Carolina, the South, East and North.
The Annual Spring program presented in the University auditorium is always at-
tended by a more-than capacity audience. In recent years the choir has appeared
in the following states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachu-
setts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Vir-
ginia. As a result of its concerts, its broadcasts and appearances over the country,
the Shaw University Chorale Society has become synonymous with chorale music of
the highest quality. In performance, regardless of the variation of the repertoire,
the choir continues to reflect trained perfections.
The original objective of the organization was to raise the criteria of chorale
ensembles and chorale music. This idea has been strictly adhered to and carried
out. Mr. Gil-Symthe has steadfastly refused to compromise in any manner concern-
ing the artistic standards which he set for himself and his group.
MR. HARRY GIL-SYMTHE
THE UNITED NATIONS
OUR STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT SPEAKS .
As this year draws to a close, I feel it in order to express
my pleasure for having had the opportunity of serving as
President of the Student Body. The problems, pleasures, sad
moments, joys, defeats, triumphs, the academic and extra-
curricular activities and lasting friendships have made this a
rich and worthwhile year for me and hopefully for you, the
To the graduating seniors I extend best wishes and hope
for your success as you leave Shaw and enter various walks
of life. To the remaining Shaw Bears, who are to take up the
reigns of government next year, I leave best wishes for con-
tinued success in campus affairs.
David Collins Forbes
President of Student Body
The Student Council serves to further the activities of
student life, promote a widespread interest in the student
affairs, and to develop citizenship on Shaw's Campus.
Functioning as the supreme instrument of government in
regulating the affairs of all students on our campus, this
system of government has been constantly changing,
growing, and adapting itself to new circumstances which
have arisen during the past years. Without this organiza-
tion, the University would not be complete.
The Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, founded in
1937. is a national organization which aspires to promote
high scholarship, encourage sincere and zealous endeavor
in all fields of knowledge and service and to cultivate a
hieh order of personal Iking. Members Miss Bettie J.
Ridley. Mr. James A. Ballard. Adviser: Dean Foster
The Men's Personnel Council is the representative
spokesman for the male population on our campus. It
has as its major aims: to create an atmosphere of good
college fellowship among the fellows; to regulate matters
of conduct on the part of the males, and to do whatever
is within its power to develop good, wholesome, and well
rounded men who will represent our institution in the
best possible manner. President: Mr. James Dew; Ad-
viser: Dean Charles Blalock.
The major aim of the Women's Personnel Council is to
direct, and suggest activities that will help to carry out its
program of finer womanhood. The organization is com-
posed of all young women attending Shaw University.
As one of its major activities each year, the Women's Per-
sonnel Council sponsors an "Open House Visitation."
This we feel is a good opportunity for the young women
and men to exchange ideas on arranging their dormitory
living quarters. President: Miss Jean Home; Advisor:
Dean Carrie Harrison.
The Bear Staff is happy to feature an addition to our
family of organizations. The main purpose of this club is
to promote an atmosphere of welcome for our interna-
tional students as they exchange ideas about their coun-
tries. The club is composed of international students and
other interested students. President: Mr. Charles Earle,
Jamacia. British West Indies: Adviser: Mr. Carl DeVane.
When it comes to originality in dancing, we at Shaw
believe that our Dance Group is one of the best to be
found anywhere in America. Here we see them in an
evening of entertainment. Their basic aim is to create
new dance steps, and to instill within the student body a
deeper appreciation for all types of dances. President:
Miss Marie Bond; Adviser: Mr. William Spann.
The Baptist Student Union provides recreation, relaxa-
tion, and religious guidance for the entire Shaw commun-
ity: the student body, faculty, and staff. The members of
this organization have as one of its major activities a trip
to the American Baptist Convention in Greenlake, Wis-
consin to discuss with other college students matters of
interest on their college campuses. President: Miss Lacy
Speight; Adviser: Miss Mildred McTyre.
The Student Christian Association is an affiliation of
the Y.M.C.A. and the Y.W.C.A. The purpose of the or-
ganization is to provide for all members of the academic
community to know Christ and each other through faith
and practices of the Christian Church. President: Charles
Earle; Adviser: Dr. Moses N. DeLaney.
Each Sunday morning the students at Shaw gather in
the University Church to give expression of their faith in
God. Here at Shaw students acquire an education steeped
in Christian faith and tradition. President: Miss Ruby
Pinchback; Adviser: Miss Mildred McTyre.
The ushers pictured render zealously their services and
time at church services and various activities on the cam-
pus. One of their basic aims is to assist in whatever way
possible making our students comfortable. President:
Louis Hall; Adviser: Dr. Moses DeLaney.
The Business Club is a new addition to the host of other clubs at Shaw. The basic
purpose of the club is to acquaint its members with recent and changing trends in
the business world. Advisors : Mrs. Lizzie Crews, Mr. James Kofa.
The Pestalozzi Chapter of the Student National Edu-
cational Association of Shaw University has given much
guidance and preparation to those who have chosen
teaching as their vocation. The major aim of this profes-
sional organization is to acquaint the prospective
teacher of his duties in developing good citizens for our
democratic society. President: Mr. Robert Morman: Ad-
viser: Mis. Clara Jenkins.
Thanks to the junior counselors our freshmen do not
have to walk around the campus looking aimlessly. An
outstanding feature of our counseling system is its availa-
bility to our freshmen. In many instances our counselors
are not able to give direct answers to questions that might
arise but they at least know where to direct the student
for further information. President: Mr. Louis Hall: Ad-
viser: Dr. Marguerite Adams.
The University Newspaper, The Shaw Journal, pro-
vides for our students excellent journalistic experience. It
keeps us informed on campus events and presents stu-
dents' views on various issues that concern not only our
college community but college communities in general.
Editor: Miss Cynthia Williams; Advisors: Miss Madelyn
Watson, Dean Foster Payne.
The purpose of the Home Economics Club are: To
acquaint the students with the recent trends in Home
Economics: to promote finer womanhood: to serve as a
medium through which there will be an exchange of
opinions and concepts between the students and instruct-
ors; to promote Scholastic achievement, and to promote
better student relationships. President: Efne Harbison;
Advisor: Mrs. Harveleisrh White.
The Biology Club's chief purpose is to keep its mem-
bers abreast with the recent trends not only in biology but
in all areas of science. The members of this club and the
instructors exchange opinions and views involving recent
findings in biology and its related sciences. President: Mr.
Sherman Miles; Adviser: Mr. Herschel Irons.
Adviser: Mrs. Virginia Newell
The Mathematics Club is composed of majors in
mathematics and chemistry. Here we see them engaged
in an evening of problem solving. One of their basic aims
is the creating of an appreciatic.i for and a keener in-
sight into the field of mathematical knowledge. President:
Mr. Lerov Waters.
This club is made up of students majoring in English
who desire to extend their knowledge about the subject
and its current problems. The English Club members dis-
cuss ways to improve the English usage on our campus.
This year the club and the department presented Shake-
speare's A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, and Titan a
movie featuring the works of Michaelangelo. President:
Miss Ophelia Davis; Adviser: Miss Madelyn Watson.
The Physical Education Club is another new addition
to the family of clubs on our campus. This club consists
of majors in the field of physical education. They have as
one of their basic aims the creating of a deeper apprecia-
tion of their chosen field. President: Mrs. Charles Davis;
Adviser: Mr. William Spann.
The Art Clubs at Shaw University are organizations interest in art through study and application. Adviser:
made up of students expressing an appreciation for the Miss Victoria Morris.
Fine Arts. Their purpose is the development of further
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY
National Founding Date January 16. 1908 Colors Pink & Green
Pledge Club Ivy Leaf Club Motto: Bv Merit and Culture
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY
National Founding Date December 4
Gold Pledge Club
We shall transcend all.
Sphinx Club Motto: "Fi
c °lors Black and
'First of a
all, servants of all.
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DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY
National Founding Date January 13, 1913 Colors Crimson and Cream
Pledge Club Pyramid Club Motto: Intelligence Is the Torch of Wisdom
KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY
National Founding Date January 5, 1911 Colors
Cream Pledge Club Scrollers Motto: Achievement
OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY
National Founding Date November 17,1911 Colors Purple and
Gold Pledge Club Lampodas Club Motto: Friendship is essential to
PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY
National Founding Date January 14, 1920 Colors Blue and White
Pledge Club Crescent Club Motto: Culture for Service and Service for
SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY
National Founding Date November 12, 1922 Colors Blue and
Gold Pledge Club Aurora Club Motto: Greater Sen-ice; Greater
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY
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National Founding Date January 16, 1920 Colors Blue and White
Pledge Club Archronian Club Motto: Fine Womanhood
STUDENT COUNCIL INSTALLATION
OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Mr. Cecil Rhodes
Mr. Keck Greets International Students.
David Presents and Gloria Accepts.
SAXTA COMES TO SHAW
Homecoming, 1961, was an event that will stand out in the for queens, and making sure that everything was set for the
memories of all. Long hours were spent during the entire week big day.
building class floats, preparing for the parade, buying flowers
3 Cheers for Shaw
One of Shaw's Former Football Teams
Some of The Shaw Football Players of 1920
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Dig that Freshman Class Float
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The hush of an empty theater . . . anguish of rehearsals . . . casting . . . grease
paint . . . lighting . . designing and redesigning of sets . . . watching the sea of
faces over the footlights on opening night . . . and another one of Mr. Guilbert A.
Dayley's productions has won its way into the hearts of the Shaw family.
The members of the Dramatics Club have experienced a successful year as they
presented a variety of plays which ran from The Monkey's Paw to its major produc-
tion. The Silver Cord. Mr. Dalev is the adviser to the Shaw Players.
p — — X..
A scene from "The Silver Cord.'
A scene From "Winter Sunset."
A scene From "Lamb in the Window.'
A scene From The "Monkey's Paw."
Scene From "Our Town."
Scene From "Elizabeth The Queen. 1
Scene From "Come Back Little Sheba.'
FROM THE DIAMOND - - -
COME OUR MIGHTY
Cheerleaders boosted school spirit at every opportunity
and backed the teams through victories and losses. They en-
couraged good sportsmanship at football, basketball, and
baseball games. Their tasks were many . . . decorating goal
posts . . . gathering good attendance . . . new and novel yells
. . supporting the team at all times and urging, "All the way.
big team, all the way" . . . and lending a helping hand to our
rough and ready players. Can't you just hear our cheerleaders
singing "We Are The Shaw Bears"? Reading from left to
right we see: Matrye, Joyce, Gloria. JoAnn, and Josephine.
OUR FOOTBALL CAPTAINS"
OTIS CLARK. Captain
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HAYZEL ROBINSON, Co-Captain
Otis Clark. 6 feet 215 pound leader of the Shaw Bears, was
unanimously voted to the All-CIAA Mythical 1 1 . Also as
linebacker he achieved all-American honors. Clark has ex-
celled far above other great Bears of the last 13 years. He is
gifted with undying love for the game, which when matched
with his outstanding ability produces the finest linebacker in
Hayzel Robinson, the Bear's tireless right guard, ranks sec-
ond to Clark in actual playing time. "Robbie" broke into the
Bears' starting lineup as a Sophomore along with Clark to
give the Bears a fearsome interior line. The team feels that
our right guard, Hayzel. has all the makings of an All-
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Our Bears Stood Majestically Against an Array of Opponents:
Maryland us Shaw
Our Bears, led by the bone-crushing tackling of Otis Clark, fought Maryland
State to a stand still before bowing on mistakes, 40 — 15.
Shaw vs. J. C. Smith
In Homecoming against J. C. Smith's Golden Bulls, our relentless Bears broke the
previously unscored-on record of the Bulls and played flawlessly on defenses only to
come out short, 1 2 — 9.
Shaw vs. Elizabeth City
Against fighting the Elizabeth City State Pirates, our Bears drew cheers from
thousands by storming from behind (6—0) to claw the Pirates 20—6. Freshmen
Robert Tinnin and Andrew Martin performed tremendously behind Q.B. Bob Mc-
With all the color and excitement to be imagined, our Bears fought gloriously
but committed one mistake; outcome — Bears, — St. Augustine, 6.
FRONT ROW. left to risht: Howard. Moore, McDowell. Shackleford. Robinson, Stone. Rodgers, Carter, Johnson. Mc-
Barnes, Chishom, Clark. Tinnin. Williams, Gibbons. Weaver, Cory. BACK ROW: Wilson. Hall, Dalton. Korneeay. Muse,
Martin. SECOND ROW: Powell. Carter. Smith, Curmon. Williams, Long, Hinton. Watts, Brown, Powell, Ligon, Sanders.
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roll, Snow, Collins, Fox, Davis, Smith, West, H. Davis, and McDowell.
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LIFE . . .
What's wrong with the dining hall?
If we had wings
This is work???
Picture of economy
Stranded on tour
CROSS POULTRY CO.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone — T.E. 2-7751
Dandee Bread — Cakes
102 Harrison Ave
Clifton L. Benson
Executive Vice President
J. Y. Hornbuckle
CAROLINA BUILDERS CORPORATION
LUMBER : MILLWORK : BUILDING MATERIAL AND HARDWARE
217 North Dawson St.
The SENIOR CLASS OF SHAW UNIVERSITY
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Carlton O. Cooke, Pastor
Sparrows Point, Md.
George S. White, Church Clerk
. Geneva Mullins
. Ethel Watkins
. & Mrs
. Carlton Cooke
. J. A. Nimmo
. & Mrs
. James Everette
. Louise Burnette
Miss Barbara Williams
Miss Doretha Williams
Miss Lillian W. Pinchback
Dr. Wilmoth Carter
Mr. & Mrs. Guilbert Daley
Mr. & Mrs. Waddell
Mr. & Mrs. Walker
Rev. & Mrs. John Woods
Mr. & Mrs. Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Satterfield
Mrs. Flora Canady
Mr. & Mrs. Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. Hicks
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hicks
Miss Jeanette Pattishaw
Mr. & Mrs. William Tillman
Mr. & Mrs. James Ridley
Mr. & Mrs. Griffin
Rev. & Mrs. J. A. Forbes
Mr. & Mrs. Waters
Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Cannon
Mr. & Mrs. Lon Corry
Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Brundidge
Dr. & Mrs. M. A. Nimmo
Mr. & Mrs. Blakeley
Mr. Julia Adams
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Can-
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Harris
Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Boyce
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Green
Mr. Tyron C. Reece
Mr. & Mrs. Lanza Tyler
Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Sherrill
Mr. & Mrs. M. N. Walker
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Miller
Mr. & Mrs. John Thompson
Rev. & Mrs. A. J. Brewer
Mr. & Mrs. T. Morrow
Mrs. Alberta Mullins
Mr. W. B. Robinson
Rev. & Mrs. J. A. Nimmo, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Mullins, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley
Mr. & Mrs. Terrell
Rev. & Mrs. Reece
Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Nimmo
Miss Jeannette Hardin
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Brundidge
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Taylor
Miss Barbara Waddell
Rev. & Mrs. W. B. Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Anderson
Rev. Charles Marriott
Mrs. Mamie N. Perry
Rev. George S. Stokes
Mr. & Mrs. Eddie C. Harris
Mr. & Mrs. Ann Brooks
Mr. & Mrs. Milton Carr, Jr.
Mrs. M. G Outlaw &
Mr. R. D. Roscoe, Sr.
Indian Woods Sunday School
Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Wilkerson
Mr. and Mrs. N. Kegler
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ramsey
SENIOR CLASS DIRECTORY
319 Lenoir St.
Rt. 1. Box 394
Willow Springs, N.C.
906 E. 12/s St.
Winston Salem, N.C.
1516 N. 30th St.
South Boston, Va.
969 Rivermont Dr.
Pittsburgh 7, Pa.
Rt. 2, Box 376
Rt. 1, Box 272
P.O. Box 168
Rt. 1, Box 201
1560 2nd St.
103 N. Pitt St.
208 Lincoly St.
50 Harriot St.
Rt. 5, Box 277
1209 Battle St.
803 J Street
Sparrows Point, Md.
Rt. 6, Box 373
Rt. 1. Box 166
527 W. Lenoir St.
203-08 104th Ave.
1200 Delaware Ave. SW
212 Spence St.
329 Fannie St.
Rt. 2. Box 132
Rt. 5, Box 22
1210 E. Martin St.
431 Byrne St.
Rt. 5. Box 302
556 Carver St.
509 Mason St.
3001 Chavis Dr.
326 Smithfield St.
433 Elm St.. N.W.
Rt. 1. Box 146
513 S. Bloodworth
535 Clark St.
1447 E. 17th St.
Winston Salem, N.C.
Rt. 1, Box 60
2216 Roberts St.
P.O. Box 124
SENIOR CLASS DIRECTORY
1103 Herkimer St.
Rt. 2, Box 515
Walnut Cove, N.C.
1304 E. 12th St.
Winston Salem, N.C.
906 Bradley Ave.
165 S. Grove St.
321 E. Cabarrus St.
F-10 Lincoln Court
4244 Girard Ave.
2 Johnson Terrace
63 Folk St.
1003 W. Fifth St.
Rt. 2, Box 1 1 7
Rt. 1, Box 102
South Mills, N.C.
523 Cannon Ave.
124 S. Bullock St.
216 Bagwell St.
857 Necombe Rd.
307 Cannon St.
832 W. Park St.
907 Wooster St.
Rt. 2, Box 117
1 14 S. French Broad
1015 Edgerton St.
206 Center St.
4 1 3 Center St.
Rocky Mount, N.C.
Rt. 1, Box 328
Rt. 2, Box 214
632 Orange St.
P.O. Box 531
907 S. Blount St.
Rt. 1. Box 10
Ri. 1, Box 268
New Hill, N.C.
1608 Taylor Ave.
624 Rock Quarry Rd.
319 W. Todd Lane
422 Montague Lane
602 E. South St.
1345 Wide St.
Rt. 3, Box 410
Rt. 4, Box 41
7 1 1 Barber St.
1 309 Orange St.
The Judo Team at Shaw is headed by Charles Spellman
TALENT NIGHT C
AT SHAW UNIVERSITY
Mr. Charles Spellman
SHAW STUDENTS ENTERTAIN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS