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c # 2 801 West Franklin Street 

Richmond, Vi. 
RULES 

1. Books may be kept two weeks and may be 
renewed once for the same period, except reserve 
books and magazines. 

2. A fine of five cents a day will be charged on 
each overdue book. No book will be issued to 
any person incurring such a fine until it has been 
paid. 

3. A fine of five cents an hour will be charged 
on overnight books returned after 9:00 A. M. 

4. Reference books, such as encyclopaedias and 
dictionaries, are to be used only in the library. 

5. Injury to books beyond reasonable wear 
and all losses shall be paid for. 

6. Each borrower is held responsible for all 
books drawn on his name and for all fines accru- 
ing on the same. 

7. No books may be taken from the library 
without being checked. 



















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'OF TIME YOU WOULD MAKE A RIVER, UPON WHOSE BANKS YOU WOULD SIT AND WATCH THE 
PASSING STREAM OF LIFE." 



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RICHMOND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE 

OF THE 

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY 

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE COOPERATING 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
MARY CATHERINE NEMIR • EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

PRINTED BY WHITTET & SHEPPERSON 



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Hear our chorus gladly soaring 
Ringing through the air. 

Listen to the students' praises 
Alma Mater — fair! 



R.P.I., our Alma Mater, 
Blessings on your name. 

Students, stand to toast our college- 
Here's to future fame. 



Tested knowledge of the ages, 

Alma Mater, give. 
Show us how to use our talents, 

Teach us how to live. 



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CONTENTS 





PAGE 


IN MEMORIAM 


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DEANS 


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FACULTY AND SCHOOLS 


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CLASSES 


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SENIOR 


26 


JUNIOR 


46 


SOPHOMORE 


54 


FRESHMAN 


62 


GRADUATE STUDENTS 


72 


CAMPUS 


74 


DORMITORIES 


77 


CLUBS 


86 


ACTIVITIES 


108 


ADS 


134 


SENIOR DIRECTORY 


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IN MEMOR1 AM 





BRYANT LEITH STROTHER 



MEMBER OF THE SENIOR CLASS 
KILLED... AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT 
FEBRUARY 11, 1955 






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PROVOST HENRY H. HIBBS 

A.B., Cumberland College; A.M., Brown University; Ph.D., Columbia University 



"To you who have so lately been engaged in completing 
your education at RPI let me offer my congratulations You 
have in no small way contributed to that pride which we 
mutually share for the educational philosophy of this institu- 
tion. Each one of you has had a large part in re-affirming 
my belief that RPI holds a distinct and generous share not 
only in the future of the South, but of other sections of the 
country as well. While your program here has been pri- 
marily vocational or professional, you have, no doubt, come 
to realize that no limitations have been placed on your in- 
dividual cultural aspirations. By tempering a solid core of 
professional training with elected cultural subjects you have 
participated in an experience whose benefits will increase 
with each year. In parting, may I add that it has been a 
privilege to have had a hand in furthering your education. 
Now as you go out to serve your state and nation let my 

best wishes go with you." 

H. H. HIBBS, Dean 



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THE DEANS 



Upon the shoulders of these people rest the complex problems of 
co-ordinating the many complex and diversified elements of this 
"unique institution." Dean Westover has the responsibility of 
seeing that a high degree of instruction is maintained, plus or- 
ganizing the Summer School program and directing the men's 
housing arrangements. The nature of Dean Johnson's work is of 
a more personal sort, for it is to her that all the students go with 
their problems. She is the intermediary among faculty, students, 
and administration. 



DR. H. TUDOR WESTOVER 

Dean of Instruction 

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Missou 



DR. MARGARET L. JOHNSON 

Dean of Students: Head of the Department of 

Modern Languages 

A.B., Barnard College; A.M., Ph.D.. Columbia University 




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School of Art 14 

School of Business 16 

School of Distribution 17 

School of Music 18 

School of Occupational Therapy 19 

School of Clinical and Applied Psychology 19 

School of Applied Science 20 

School of Applied Social Science 20 
School of Journalism, Writing, and Publication 21 

Engineering 22 

Non-Departmental 22 

Staff 23 










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FACULTY 
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SCHOOLS 






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SCHOOL OF ART 



The study of art — based on the inspiration of the ages . . . tying the 
old and the new together with perfect harmony . . . taking into account 
the traditions of the past and the innovations of the present, and 
weaving them into a perfect synthesis . . . 

Art is not limiting . . . rather it is inclusive of many fields: the fine 
arts, fostering the training and development of the creative artists . . . 
art education . . . commercial art, preparing the future professional 
with a well-rounded background for technical achievement . . . cos- 
tume design, developing individual tastes and training in professional 
techniques, drafting, increasing knowledge and practical skill for semi- 
professional work, dramatic art and speech, training the future actor 
and drama teacher . . . fashion illustration (training in the art of illustrat- 
ing current fashions for the purpose of selling merchandise) . . . crafts, 
interior design and decoration, training in design, decoration and fur- 
nishings of buildings for professional profit or personal enjoyment. 




Arthur O. Biehl 

INSTRUCTOR IN ART 
B.F.A., Richmond Profe; 



Maurice Bonds 

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS 

B.F.A., Richmond Professional Institute 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University 
Art Student's League. New York 
Traveling Fellowship, Virginia Museum of 
Fine Arts 



Jewett Campbell 



■ York Art Student's League 

vhegan School of Painting and Sculptur 

s Hofmann School of Art 



Allan Eastman 



cher's College, Buffalo 

Education, Pratt Institute 
iign. Vesper George School of An 



Robert Hester 



John Ten Eyck Hilton 

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
COMMERCIAL ART 



Raymond Hodges 

FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ART SCHOOL 
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATIC ART 



Ruth H.Hyland 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF 
ART EDUCATION 
B.S, University of Illinois 
M.A., Columbia University 



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Joseph Kidd 

INSTRUCTOR IN COMMERCIAL ART 
B.F.A., Richmond Professional Institute 

Wiley S. Martin 

INSTRUCTOR IN COMMERCIAL ART 

B.F.A., Richmond Professional Institute 

Francis M. Moore 

INSTRUCTOR IN COMMERCIAL ART 

Certificate in Commercial Art, 
Richmond Professional Institute 



Hazel Mundy 

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
COSTUME DESIGN 
Traphagan School of Fashion, New 1 
McDowell School of Costume Desigi 
New York 



Theresa Pollak 

PROFESSOR OF ART 

B.S., University of Richmond; 



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Paul D. Reinhardt 

INSTRUCTOR DRAMATIC ART 
B.A., in Drama and Theater Educ 



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Charles C. Renick 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART 
B.F.A.. M.F.A., Richmond Professio 
Institute 



Veronta W. Shamp 

INSTRUCTOR IN COSTUME DESIGN AND 
CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 
B.S., North Dakota State College 



Paul Worden 

INSTRUCTOR IN PHOTOGRAPHY 



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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 



A school of businessmen and business- 
women . . . illustrating RPI's educational 
philosophy that practice and theory should 
be closely coordinated . . . one of the few 
schools where it is the rule rather than the 
exception for students to amass financial 
gains while attending classes . . . vital il- 
lustration of the modern combination of 
education and life . . . includes many fields: 
accounting, advertising, clerical practice, 
business administration, secretarial science, 
business management, and teacher educa- 
tion in business. 




MECHANICS OF MACHINES 




Raymond C. Boly 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS 
8.S., M.B.A., New York University 
Accounting Certificate, Bentley 
School of Accounting 



Alberta J. Frerichs 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS 
; College 



Diploma, Gregg Colleg 
M.Ed., University of Neb 



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A. Lee Hall 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS 
B.S., M.S., Business Education, Virginia 

Polytechnic Institute 

Thomas R. Hart 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS 
B.S.. Ed.M., University of Buffalo 




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John J. Hurley 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS 



Ithena Sampson 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS 
B.S., Radford College of Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute 



Kenneth Zimmer 

PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS EDUCATION 

B.S., New York University 

M.A.. Ed.D., Columbia University 



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Verla Beckwith 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DISTRIBUTIVE 

EDUCATION 

B.S., Eureka College 

B.S., Prince School of Retailing, 

Simmons College 

M.Ed., University of Buffalo 



Mary Virginia Marks 

PROFESSOR OF DISTRIBUTIVE 

EDUCATION 

B.A., Sweet Briar College 

Diploma, Sorbonne. France 

M.S., School of Retailing, New Y. 

University 



Helen Frances Norton 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DISTRIBUTIVE 

EDUCATION 

Wellesley College (two years) 

Certificate, Prince School of Store 

Service Education, Simmons College 

Hannah C. Reynolds 

INSTRUCTOR IN DISTRIBUTIVE 

EDUCATION 

B.S.. State Teachers College. Farmville 

M.S., Richmond Professional Institute of the 

College of William and Mary 

Ralph Augusta Rush 

PROFESSOR OF RETAILING 



for Ph.D., New York Uni' 



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Jane Jones Vogeley 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DISTRIBUTIVE 
EDUCATION 

Education, Richmond 



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DEVELOPING SKILLS 



Preparing students for work in distributive 
occupations . . . 

Department of Retailing . . . training in 
merchandising, sales promotion, personnel 
and store management. 

Department of Advertising . . . offering 
the advantages of a cooperative work-study 
program, combining college classes with on- 
the-job-experience . . . 

Department of Distributive Education . . . 
training teachers of retailing for work in the 
fields of high schools, adult education, and 
colleges. 



SCHOOL OF DISTRIBUTION 



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SCHOOL OF MUSIC 



Music . . . the heart song of humanity 
... a magnificient harmony of man's 
hopes and fears, dreams and aspira- 
tions, filled with the inspiration of the 
ages . . . mankind's universal lan- 
guage swelling from the primitive 
beat of African drums, from the 
symphony of philharmonic orches- 
tras, from the rhythm of jazz bands 
and from the melody of folk singers 
. . . music for eternity. 




THE INSPIRATIONAL 




Wayne L. Batty 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC 
B M.E.P. Illinois Wesleyan University 
B.M., Kansas City Conservatory 
M.M., Chicago Musical College 

Leslie Lacy Beadles 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC 
B.M.. Chicago Musical College 
M.Ed., Phil'ips University 



Jean H. McConnell 

INSTRUCTOR IN MUSIC 
Diploma. State Teachers College 



Califo 



Pennsylv 



John A. Nelson 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC 

B.M. in Music, Westminster. New 

Wilmington Penn. 

M.M. In Music, University of Redlands, 

California 




Volney Shepard 

PROFESSOR OF MUSIC 



e College 
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Donald Tennant 

PROFESSOR OF MUSIC 
B.S., Ohic c 

ersity of Michigan 
Ph.D. University of Iowa 



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SCHOOL OF 

OCCUPATIONAL 

THERAPY 



The Occupational Therapy worker . . . 
always by the side of the handicapped 
. . . straightening withered limbs, 
strengthening weakened muscles, reac- 
tivating passive bodies . . . bringing 
smiles of joy to drawn faces and the 
light of hope to dulled eyes . . . helping 
the helpless to help themselves into a 
new life. 



Robert K. Bing 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OC- 
CUPATIONAL THERAPY 
B.S., University of Colorado- M.A. 
O.T.R. 



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Genevieve Cummings 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OC- 
CUPATIONAL THERAPY 
B.S.. College of Si. Catherine- 
O.T.R., American Occupational 



Martha E. Matthews 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OC- 
CUPATIONAL THERAPY 
A.B., Winthrop College- Certificate 
in Occupational Therapy R.P.I .- 
O.T.R. , American Occupational 
Therapy Association 

H. Elizabeth Messick 

PROFESSOR OF OCCUPATIONAL 

THERAPY 

O.T.R., American Occupational 

Therapy Association; Diploma in 

Occupational Therapy, Maryland 

Institute; Chief Occupational 

Therapy Branch, U. S. Dept.of the 




SCHOOL OF 

CLINICAL AND APPLIED 

PSYCHOLOGY 



Vytautas J. Bieliauskas 

PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL AND 
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY 
B.A., University of Vilkaviskis; 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Tuebin 
gen, Germany; Certified Clinical 
Psychologist, Virginia 



Ralph A. Enrick 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF 

PSYCHOLOGY 

B.A., and M.S., City College of 

New York; Ph.D., Michigan S-a-e 

College 




Psychology ... a new and noble science 
dealing with the mind of man . . . bring- 
ing new life to countless unfortunates 
who in the past would have spent their 
days behind locked doors . . . aiding the 
adjustment of those who are unable to 
find their places in the pattern of modern 
culture . . . observing and experimenting 
to find the key to human behavior . . . 
educating the public in techniques of 
mental hygiene . . . attempting to apply 
psychology to the whole area of life 
itself. 



William R. Reevy 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF 
PSYCHOLOGY 

A.B., Economics, Stanford Univer- 
sity; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. 
Penn State 

Walter A. Woods 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF 

PSYCHOLOGY 

A.B. University of Wyoming- M.A. 

Syracuse University; Ph.D.. Colu 



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Edwin S. Zolick 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF 
PSYCHOLOGY 

B.S. in P College; 

Psychology, Catri- 
olic University 



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SCHOOL OF 

APPLIED 

SCIENCE 

Medical Laboratory Technique . . . 
Biological and Chemical Laboratory 
Technique . . . Physical Therapy . . . 
Nursing . . . training to serve in special- 
ized fields for the advancement of 
science. 



Mary Eugenia Kapp 

PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY 
A.B., University of North Carolina 
M.A., Duke University 
Ph.D., University of North Carolina 

Walter L. Richards, Jr. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY 

B.S.. Virginia Military Institute 
M.A., University of Virginia 

John T. Woodland 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY 
A.B. and A.M., Boston University 
M.S. and Ph.D., Harvard University 




mine 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF 
BIOLOGY 



Jane B. Gladding 

INSTRUCTOR IN CHEMISTRY 
B.A., Smith College; Technic 

Rockefeller Institute for Med 
Research (6 years); Candidate 
M.S., University of Richmond 




SCHOOL OF APPLIED 
SOCIAL SCIENCE 



Nadia Danilevsky 

INSTRUCTOR IN STATISTICS 
Graduate Moscow University 
lowship, Graduate School of S 



Alice Davis 

PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY 

A.B.. Radcliffe Col'ege; M.S. ir 
Social Work, Richmond Profes 
;ional Institute' Ph.D. Universi.y o 
North Carolina 

George T. Kalif 

PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK 
B.A.. M.A.. and M.S.W., Tulans 



Beatrice V. Marion 

INSTRUCTOR IN MARRIAGE 
RELATIONS 




The Department of Applied Sociol- 
ogy and Social Welfare . . . the 
social worker, creating comfort in 
the midst of misery, hope in the 
midst of suffering and bringing the 
light of friendship and optimism into 
the lives of the misfortunate. 

Department of Recreation and 
Physical Education . . . helping in- 
dividuals to find meaningful satis- 
factions in their leisure time. 

The Department of Elementary 
Education . . . preparing students 
to serve as teachers in elementary 
schools. 



Aileen Shane 

PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL 

WORK 

A.B., Converse College 

M.S.S., Smith College, School of Social Wc 

J. Marshall Snelling 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY 



Lois McGregor Washer 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RECREATIONAL 

LEADERSHIP 

B.S., Carnegie Institute of Technology 

Social Work, Richmond Professional 



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E. Allan Brown 



DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, 
WRITING AND PUBLICATION 
Assistant Professor of English 
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Car 



Joseph F. Smeall 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 
A.B., New York State College for Teacher: 
M.A., Johns Hopkins University 



Frank B. Thornburg, Jr. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM 
B.S., University of Tennessee; M.A. University 
of Florida 

Miles Walker Woods 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 

A.B., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Peabody 

College 





CONVOCATION 



Coloring the whole fabric of RPI life, 
this school and its subdivisions af- 
fects the college career of every 
student . . . 

English classes . . . teaching the 
practical application of our native 
tongue . . . instilling us with an ap- 
preciation of great literature, old 
and new. 

Modern languages . . . increasing 
our knowledge and understanding 
of other cultures. 

Journalism . . . bringing journal- 
istic theory into the realms of reality 
giving talented students an oppor- 
tunity to develop their creative 
ability. 



SCHOOL 
WRITING 



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AND PUBLICATION 



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ENGINEERING 

RPI's engineering course is offered in cooperation with and 
under the direction of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. This de- 
partment offers junior college courses for the purpose of pre- 
paring students who have completed two years of work in 
standard courses or three years of work in cooperative pro- 
grams to graduate at V.P.I, in Blacksburg. Also it prepares 
students who can a f tend college only one or two years for 
employment in engineering or drafting on the technicians' 
levels. 



Ralph E. Green 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF 
PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS 
B.S., Tri-State College; M.S., Ur 
versily of Alabama 



William P. Spence 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF 
MATHEMATICS AND DRAFTING 
B.S. Southeast Missouri State Col- 
lege; M.Ed.. University of Missouri 




Charles A. B. Foster 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF 

ENGINEERING 

B.S.. and M.S.. Virginia Pol 




NON- DEPARTMENTAL 




Edward P. Allen 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
B.S. Rhode Island State Co 
lege; Ed.M.. Boston Universit 



Howard Hunter Davis 

PROFESSOR OF GOVERN- 
MENT AND ECONOMICS 
A.B. University of Richmond; 
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University 




Although not specifically classified, there 
are certain courses which prove indis- 
pensable to a student's education. 
Simply termed "Non-Departmental", 
these classes in physical education, gov- 
ernment, economics, education and his- 
tory make up an important part in any 
college program, and certainly so at 
R.P.I. 



Marvin L. Ingram 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS 



Alger Y. Maynard 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION 
B. A.. University of Richmond 






Unive 



Albert A. Rogers 

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY 
B.A. University of Richmond 

f Ph.D.. University of Virginia 



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Sara Clay 

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR 

Robert Hill Fleet 

MANAGER. NIGHT COLLEGE 



Lillie Mae Haupt 

DORMITORY NURSE 



Newell Highsmith 

HOSTESS. FOUNDERS HALL 

Rosamond McCan!ess 

LIBRARIAN 

Gladys Tedder 

VETERANS 1 COORDINATOR 




We are fortunate to have these six men and women working 
behind the scenes of the Richmond Professional Institute's ac- 
tivities. Each one of them deserves a salute for a job well done. 
We wish them many more successful years at R.P.I. 




LUNCH TIME 



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Our yesterdays follow us; they 
constitute our life, and they give 
character and force and mean- 
ing to our present deeds. 

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AWAITING THE PROCESSIONAL 



The time has come . . . we've reached that final goal . . . it's hard to realize 
that four years ago we were just planning our college careers. Four years, 
a relatively long span of time and yet . . . the first few weeks passed in a 
blur of excitement, a world of unknown faces, new names and strange sur- 
roundings . . . then the kaleidoscope stopped whirling and we began adjust- 
ing to the pattern. 

We experienced the job of new friendships and successfully met unac- 
customed situations ... we had our first taste of intellectual curiosity, and 
suddenly a whole new universe opened to us ... we gained a perspective 
unknown to us before and learned how to conform without surrendering our 
own individuality. 

Looking back we can lightly pass over the moments of disappointment 
and frustration. Instead, our minds dwell on the joys of college activities 
and most of all, the endless chain of friendships that tie all our experiences 
together, making them into something meaningful and worthwhile. Now 
the long awaited day of graduation has come. After four years of college 
we realize how infinite the field of knowledge is, and how much we have yet 
to learn. Thus we pass with hope from the old into the new. 



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OFFICERS 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 



PAT RILEY 

CLIFF BELCHER 

MEREDITH MOON 

DOROTHY BLANKS 

JAMES McCOART 



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WILLIAM O'CONNELL 
Leadership Key 



PEGGY FOWLER 
Leadership Key 




JIM McCOART 
Leadership Key 



CLIFTON BELCHER 
Leadership Key 



PAT RILEY 
Leadership Key 



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SENIOR AWARDS 



Not Pictured: MILO RUSSELL 
Art Key 




CARTHA BOYER 
Art Key 



ALICE NEWMAN 
Art Key 



BERNICE STEINKE 
Scholarship Key 



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SENIORS 



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Rose Arline Abbott 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Leo William Allen 

PETERSBURG. VIRGINIA 
B.5. in Social Science 



Elizabeth Ann Adams 

NARROWS, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Social Science 

Wong Lam Ark 

NORFOLK. VIRGINIA 



Margaret Jane Alexander 

STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine A.' 

Clifton Burl Belcher 

DURHAM. NORTH CAROLINA 
B.S. in Retailing 



Lloyd Douglas Bell 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Music Education 



Eleanor Carol Bennett 

BABYLON, L. I., NEW YORK 
B.S. in Occupational Therapy 



Doro'hy M. Blanks 

B.S. in Social S 

HALIFAX COUNTY. VIRGINIA 



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Josephine S. Bonds 


Robert M. Booker 


Rosa M. Boswell 




Cartha J. Boyer 


RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 


RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 


COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA 


RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 


-ology 


B.S. in Business 


B.S. in Elementary Education 




B.S. in Art Education 


Betty Lee Bradshaw 


Edna M. Bresko 


Anna J. Brown 




Betty Carolyn Brown 


BURKEVILLE. VIRGINIA 


PETERSBURG. VIRGINIA 


WESTMINSTER. MARYLAND 




FLORENCE. SOUTH CAROLINA 


eitary Education 


B.S. in Sociology 


B.S. in Occupational Therapy 




B.S. in f 


Hetty Jane Butcher 


Barbara Ann Chalkley 


Walter Randolph Chea 


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Wirt Atkinson Christian, Jr 


HENDERSON. NORTH CAROLINA 


RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 


RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 




RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 


Bachelor of Fine f- 


Bachelor of Music 


Bachelor of F - 




Bachelor of Fir 



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Leon Harding Christc 


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Gloria Dean Clark 


RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 




RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 




HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA 


B.S. in Retailing 




B.S. in Retailing 




B.S. in Music 


Janet B. Clausen 




Jane Clevenger 




William Boyd Clopton 


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 




CLEARBROOK, VIRGINIA 




WARSAW. VIRGINIA 


Bachelor of Fine Arrs 




Bachelor of Fine Arts 




Bachelor of Fine Arts 


Joel Ross Cohen 




Marilyn Lee Comer 




Carolyn Cosick 


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 




RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 




TOMS RIVER. NEW JERSEY 


B.S. in Business 




B.S. in Advertising 




B.S. in Occupational Therapy 



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Louise Marion Cowart 

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Ann T. Cowgill 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Social Science 



Beverly Ann Cralle 

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Mary Elizabeth Davis 
NEWPORT. NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Ursula Jane Davis 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Mary L. Diefael 

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Occupational Therapy 



Shirley Ann Dreyer 

LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Constance Ann Duncan 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Social Science 



Laura Elizabeth Dunlop 

CHARLOTTE. NORTH CAROLINA 
B.S. in Occupational Therapy 



Roger L. Elgin 

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



Hepburn F. Eubank 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Sociology 



John N. Farish 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



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Margaret E. Fowler 

SANDSTON. VIRGINIA 



Robert L. Groves 

SANDSTON, VIRGINIA 



Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Nancy Lu Gatling 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Gloria Rita Hall 

CHATHAM, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Frank Lewis Greene 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Applied Science 

Helen Irene Harrod 

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA 
B.S. in Recrealional LeeH. 



Robert Laurence Hill 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Music Educaiior 



Lura Patricia Holley 
GREENSBORO. NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fin- 



Grover Chandler Hopkins 

HAMPTON. VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fin- 



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Edwin Bradshaw Hughes 


Bettisue Heath Hunt 


Laura Lee Hunt 


Joan Bernice Hyman 


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 


MAGNOLIA, NORTH CAROLINA 


HERNDON, VIRGINIA 


WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA 


B.S. In Retailing 


B.S. In Distributive Education 


B.S. In Business 


B.S. in Elementary Education 


Barbara Jane Innes 


Mary Minter Jarrett 


Phyllis Lee Jones 


Norman Katzenberg 


HILLSIDE, NEW JERSEY 


RAINELLE. WEST VIRGINIA 


ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 


NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA 


B.S. In Occupational Therapy 


B.S. In Elementary Education 


Bachelor of Music Eduucation 


B.S. In Business 


Robert E. Lee 


Dansy Margaret Leedy 


Carolyn Kathleen Liles 


Frances A. Lindsey 


HIGHLAND SPRINGS VIRGINIA 


DUNBROOKE. VIRGINIA 


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 


CHESTER. VIRGINIA 


B.S. In Business 


Bachelor of Fir 


B.S. In Applied Social Science 


B.S. in Business Education 



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Mary Elizabeth Luke 

PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 



H. Joseph Lowenthal 

NORFOLK. VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Charlesana Logan 
KANNAPOUS, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Catherine Newman McCall 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Occupational Therapy 



Mary Anne Love 

PEARISBURG. VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Re- 
James John McCoart, Jr. 

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Retailing 



Nancy Joan McCoy 

BEAVER, PENNSYLVANIA 
Certificate in Interior Design 



Donna Marie Malcolm 
SKANEATELES, NEW YORK 
B.S. in Sociology 



William Brydon Marks, Jr. 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



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Byron Walker Marshall, Jr 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 

B.S. In Business 



William Nathan Martin 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



Meredith Whittier Moon 

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 
B.S. in Applied Science 



Talmadge B. Moose 

ALBEMARLE, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Mary Grace Mullinix 

DAYTON. MARYLAND 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 



Carol Everett Murray 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 
B.S. in Social Science 



El Lane Nadel 

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
B.S. in Social Science 



Mary Catherine Nemir 

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Sociology 



Alice Christine Newman 

FARMVILLE. VIRGINIA 
Bachelor ol Fine Arls 



Charles S. Newman 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



William Raymond O'Connell, Jr. Richard Pryoiz O'Neil 

HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VIRGINIA SANDSTON, VIRGINIA 

Bachelor of Music Education B.S. in Business 



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June Lloyn Omohundro 


Julian Hercules Often 




Joan D. Owen 


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 


EMPORIA, VIRGINIA 




CHESTER, VIRGINIA 


B.S. In Business Education 


B.S. in Business 




B.S. in Distributive Education 


Marion E. Owen 


Robert Prescott Pace 




Ambrose Parker 


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 




RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 


-ntary Education 


B.S. in Retailing 




B.S. in Retailing 


Andrew Lee Pauley 


Mary Elizabeth Pennin 


gton 


Margaret Lee Perrow 


WYTHEVILLE, VIRGINIA 


BRODNAX. VIRGINIA 




ALTAVISTA, VIRGINIA 


Bachelor of Fin" 


B.S. in Elementary Education 




Bachelor of F 



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Matthew Alphus Pickeral, Jr. Rose Marie Pierce 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA NORFOLK, ViRGINIA 

Bachelor of Fine Arls B.S. in Sociology 



Patricia A. Raabe 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fin- • 



Arthur Grayson Riddell, Jr. 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



Pat Riley 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



Doyle W. Robinson 

MICAVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Judy Lee Rutenberg 

LAKE HIAWATHA, NEW JERSEY 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



John William Ryan, Jr. 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
of Fine Arls 



Ann R. Shaner 

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



Elaine Lou Shear 

BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Daisy H. Simmons 
GOODVIEW, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Music 



Charles Anna Skeen 
THOMASVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



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Addison Edwards Slayton, Jr. Robert Jerome Spiker 

RICHMOND, VIP - W, VIRGINIA 

B.S. in Social Science B.S. in Journalism 



Lester Eugene South 

SALUDA, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Bernice Steinlce 

SANDSTON, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Psychology 



James W. Stone 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. In Business 



Bryant L. Strother 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



Sarona Jane Surratt 

DENTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
Bachelor of Fin-; .>• 



James H. Thrower 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Business 



John Barton Treviilian 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Sociology 



Thomas Rawl Witten 

BRODNAX, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Music Education 



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Susan D. Woodward 

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA 
Bachelor of Fine Arls 



Mary Holt Woolfolk 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
B.S. in Social Science 



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Bobby Leo Anderson Leonora A. Beneduce 

WINSTON SALEM. NORTH CAROLINA WOODHAVEN. NEW YORK 

■■ in Interior Decoration Certificate in Fashion Illustration 



Kathleen Warren Christian 

NEWPORT NEirVS VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Fashion 



Peggy Cole 

APPOMATTOX VIRGINIA 
Ceriflcale in Costume Design 



Sally Charles Eppes 

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Inle 



Janet Petty Hall 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Costume Design 



Nina Jean Hall 

LEXINGTON NORTH CAROLINA 
Certificate : n Co- i ei • AM 



Ora Dail Hardy 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Interior Design * 



Sara Jo Hensley Carol Marie Hill 

MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA 



Certificate in Con 



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Barbara Jean Jarrett 

NEWPORT NEWS. VIRGINIA 
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Ann Troxler 

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William E. Tyson 
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James Kirk Ward 

THOMASVIUE. NORTH CAf 
Bachelor of F'ne Arts 



Barbara Jane Wattington 

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Yvonne Wenti 

ARLINGTON. VIRGINIA 
B.S. In Occupational Therapy 



Frances Ann White 

NEW MARKET VIRGINIA 

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James Thomas Wilson, Jr. 

BLAIRS. VIRGINIA 
Bachelor ol Fine Art 



Carolyn Louise Winlcler 

SHAKER HEIGHTS. OHIO 



W. Ashlin WyaH 

RICHMOND VIRGINIA 
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Raymond L. Yost 

MC ND VIRGINIA 
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Rosemary Young 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
B.S. In S. 



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Renee Lampros 

NEWPORT NEWS. VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Costume Design 



Jean G. Nelson 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Commercial Arf 



Mildred Bain Partridge 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 
Cerlificate in Commercial Art 



Barbara Louise Robbins 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Fashion Illustration 



John R. Schafer, Jr. 

STATESVILLE. NORTH CAROLINA 
Certificate in Commercial Art 



Cynthia Zoe Spralce 

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Fashion Illustration 



Ann Reid Toler 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Costume Design 



Barbara A. Williams 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 

in Fashion Illustrate 



Barbara Joan Williams 

CANTON. NORTH CAROLINA 



Christine J. Wise 

PEARISBURG, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Interior Deco 



Helen Marie Wood 

ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
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Lois Anne Attkisson 

ASHLAND, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Clerical Practi 

Doris Jean Box 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Retailing 



Shirley Burton 

RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Clerical Pra 



Gary Walter Clark 

FAYETTE. OHIO 

Certificate in Retailing 

Helen Coussoulos 

NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Accounting 



Elizabeth K. Giesecke 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Accounting 



Bobby Dean Guffey 

FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA 
Certificate in Retailing 



Virginia Mae Hale 

MONTROSS. VIRGINIA 
Certificate in Secretarial Scien 



Peggy Sue Hartline 

STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 
Certificate in Retailing 




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Susan Randolph Jones 


Barbara Ann Jordan 


Catherine Jenell McManarrtc 


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Marie Marble 


WHITE POST, VIRGINIA 


PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA 


GLASGOW, VIRGINIA 




WYCKOFF, NEW JERSEY 


Certificate in Secretarial Science 


Certificate in Secretarial Science 


Certificate in Secretarial Science 




Certificate in Retailing 


Gloria Mitchell 


Mae Lee Overstreet 


Lester Thomas Simpson 




Betty J. Shealy 


HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA 


VINTON, VIRGINIA 


NORWOOD, NORTH CAROLINA 




ENFIELD, NORTH CAROLINA 


Certificate in Retailing 


Certificate in Secretarial Science 


Certificate in Retailnig 




Certificate in Secretarial Scienc 




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Left to right: BUD DOGGETT, SUE EGERTON, THOMAS MONAHAN, SANDRA SHUMATE, 
MILTON CHRISTY, GEORGINA HEILIG, JESSE CRABTREE, GERTRUDE HEILIG 

Adding a touch of color to the somber robes and dignified processions 
of convocations, the Junior Marshals with their tri-colored sashes have be- 
come a tradition at RPI. Selected by the Seniors, these members of the 
Junior Class guide the academic processions at assemblies and graduation 
exercises. They lend that extra dash of ceremony that is so important at 
official college functions. 



What's nicer than being a Junior in college? With another year of campus activities to an- 
ticipate, the Juniors know that they are not nearing the end of their college days as the 
Seniors are. Their gain in poise and self-confidence adds to their enthusiasm and produces 
some of the college's outstanding leaders. 

The Juniors have a great time during Rat Week. With the memory of their freshman 
days faded conveniently into the background, they enjoy pestering the newcomers in Rat 
Court. Then to show that they are basically kind at heart, each member of the Junior Class 
adopts a little brother or sister to guide over the rocky path of those first weeks in college. 
One of the highlights of a Junior's year is the SGA Midwinter Dances featuring the Junior 
Class ring figure. 

While changing from an old Junior to a new Senior, every member of the class can look 
back and say that it's truly been a grand year. 



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SUE EGERTON 
TOM MONAHAN 
GEORGINA HEILIG 
MILTON CHRISTY 
AUDREY FRAZIER 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 



JUNIOR CLASS 




Left to right: MILTON CHRISTY. GEORGINA HEILIG, 
AUDREY FRAZIER, SUE EGERTON, TOM MONAHAN 



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Frank T. Alters 
Charles Bishop 
Joyce Bragg 
Durane Carr 



Jo Ann Allison 
Julia Blanchard 
Carolyn Buchanan 
Ruby Cash 



Ben Baines 
Phyllis Bolick 
Gail Bunch 

Milton Christy 



Richard Beaty 
Lillian Booker 
Winifred Burros 
Jesse Crabtree 



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Nancy Crowe 
Betty Jo Early 
John Frawner 
Charleen Gordan 



Doris Dawson 
Sue Egerton 
Audrey Frazier 
Evelyn Grabeel 



Billie Dixon 
Mary Elliott 
Jo Ann Freier 
Carol Greiner 



Denice Goodfellc 
Rolf T. Hamre 



Marie Dumouchelle 
Ann Evans 
Wesley Gibson 
Charles Holloway 



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Erwin Harlfinger 
Dorothy Hewitt 
Janet James 
Betty Leftwich 



Barbara Harvey 
Martha Holsinger 
Lester King 
Marion Lippel 



Georgina Heilig 
Ardith Holston 
Meridith Klees 
Joseph Lock 



Gertrude Heilig 
Rene Hudgins 
Linwood Kramer 
Barbara Lovegrove 



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William Marshall 
Thomas Monahan 
Pauline Palmer 
Dorothy Roane 



Christine Minor 
Charlene Nichols 
Frances Percy 
Millicent Rosenberg 



Martha Raper 
Sandra Shumate 



Jo Ann Miller 
Beverly Mulholland 
Betty Pendergrass 
Henrietta Robbins 



Mona Mitchell 
Mary K. Palmer 
Barbara Priddy 
McFarland Shackelford 



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Margaret bwingle 
Cynthia Touchstone 
Grace Walker 





Seymour Solberg 






Thomas Todd 






Morris Vaughan 






Dyan Wilson 




Beverly Smith 






Carol Sue Terrell 






Sara Townes 




Andrew Wainwright 


Paul Weinstein 




Charles Young 



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1. THE THREE ■'MOUSEQUETEERS." 

2. THIS WAY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. 

3. THERE'S THAT D. DOOLEY AGAIN. 

4. AN R.P.I. STUDENT, MAYBE? 

5. GIVE THE LADIES A LIGHT, SOMEBODY, 



b. TWEETIE-PIE. 

7. FACULTY MEMBER. 

8. YOU WOULDN'T ... OR WOULD YOU? 

9. THE PHANTOM MEETS . . . 
10. DICK TRACY! 



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The Sophomores are at the halfway point, two years down and two to 
go. They've been in college long enough to know the ropes but not long 
enough to dim the glamor of collegiate life. To a Sophomore everyday 
is a new experience. 

Members of this class have made their presence felt in all areas of 
college activities, including their sponsoring of the Rat Dance. They've 
joined hands with the long line of students who throughout the years have 
upheld the traditions that make college life what it is today. This hard 
working class has much to look forward to as its members eagerly pass 
on to bigger and better achievements. 




SOPHOMORES JOIN IN AT CO-ED PARTY AT 712— A RARE AND MEMORABLE OCCASION 



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President EARL ANDLETON 

Vice-President MARY ELLA HERBERT 

Secretary HELEN COUSSOULOS 

Treasurer JOHN THOMAS 

S.G.A. Representative LESTER SIMPSON 

SOPHOMORE CLASS 




Lett to right: MARY ELLA HERBERT. LESTER SIMPSON, EARL ANDLETON. JOHN THOMAS, HELEN COUSSOULOS 

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Judith L. Anderson Earl B. Andleton William E. Asbell Charles M. Barnes Norma C. Berk 

Arlene A. Blaha Beverly J. Boaz Mary P. Broaddus Bruce B. Buchholz Santina A. Canfora 

Thomas F. Carrice David L. Cole Betty A. Delaney Nancy C. Downer Marvin Edwards 

Shirley L. Ellinger Betty Epps Faye S. Epstein Anne G. Flaherty John F. Frederick 



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Athena V. Georgalas Jennie L. Gillon Patricia E. Graziana Elizabeth W. Guthridge Barbara B. Harding 

Mary E. Herbert Robert D. Houston Melissa A. Hudgins Frank K. Humphlett Cleveland C. Inman 

Joan M. Johnson Margaret S. Jones Orville H. Jones William E. Jones, Jr. Donna V. Kassapi 

Patricia E. Kelly Aubrey L. Kenny, Jr. George Kevorkian , Jr. Jacqueline H. Larch Loretta J. Larch 



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Donna J. Ledford Lou P. Levinson Susan Levinson Barbara A. Linari Helen J. Linsley 

A. W. Listander, Jr. John C. Lucy, Jr. Patricia M. Lugar Robert C. McCrickard Dorothy H. Marks 

Beverly J. Martin Charlene H. Meyer Lucille A. Meyers Hugh G. Miller Marilyn M. Miller 

Wilbur E. Myrick, Jr. Frances D. Noble Norman J. Nuckols Carolyn M. Parker Betty A. Paschall 



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Charles T. Perkins Joyce M. Perry Andrew D. Pollard Kenneth R. Potts 

Charles M. Pulley Elizabeth A. Reid Charles A. Reynolds Pauline D. Rouvalis 

Clifford K. Seckman Robert C. Shira Aubrey D. Shuler Harry A. Shumate 

Janet Smith Orlando W. Smith Patricia W. Smith Nancy A. Smyth 



Elmer R. Pugh 
Ruth E. Schafer 
Margaret A. Slaughter 
Margaret Solari 



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Carolyn J. Sprinkler 
Charles R. Suddith 
Jean H. Sullender 
Nancy L. Suttle 



Dolores L. Taylor 
Jacqueiyn B. Terwilliger 
Shelia B. Tuchmann 
Peggy Tucker 



Elizabeth Y. Walker 
Ann White 

Jacqueline Whiiehead 
Robert M. Williams 



Lee A. Withers 
Martha J. Woo!ridge 
Marcia A. Yezequel 
William M. Young 





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1. SLOP SHOP BLUES. 

2. TWO OF A KIND. BUT WHICH IS THE ARTIST? 

3. '55 SENIORS— YES! 
A. ITS THE LIFE. 



5. CAFETERIA CONFUSION. RATS. RATS. RATS. 

6. SUBMARINES, ANYONE? 

7. PROPOSAL ON FRANKLIN STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. 

8. THE ARISTOCRAT. 



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The Freshman Class is one of the most important parts of a student group. The 
lively "rats" have a leavening effect on members of other classes whose routine 
might otherwise have become dull and stereotyped. The Freshmen form a col- 
lege's reservoir of future leaders — the sophomore, juniors, and seniors of to- 
morrow. 

Although at first bewildered by unfamiliar rules and mountains of text books, 
the freshmen's good nature — demonstrated so well during the tribulations of 
Rat Week — and their eager spirit of cooperation have quickly made them an 
integral part of the college scene. Taking hold of collegiate life with zestful 
enthusiasm, the Frosh have advanced with amazing assurance. 

RPI is glad to have you with us! 



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SHIRLEY KING President 

SANDRA KUECHLER Vice-President 

SUE DAVILA Secretary 

JUNE RIMMER Treasurer 

RONNIE SEICHRIST S.G.A. Representative 

RAYMOND C.BOLY Sponsor 



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Mary Baird 
Barbara Black 
Thomas Bruce 



Catherine C.Albert 
Helen H.Baker 
Barbara Blades 
Margaret Burkhart 



Jane H. Alexande 
Loretta Baltimore 
Julius Blanchard 
Alma Burton 



Clyde Anderson 
Lucille Barrow 
Edwin Blanks 
Barbara Burton 



Suzanne Beckstoffe 
Thomas Breedon 
Theodore Byrd 



Francis C. Ayers 
Warren Belts 
Norma E. Brown 
John Calamos 



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Anne T. Carr 




Frank W 


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Suzanne Darden 




Robert B. Dezano 




Joyce Ar 


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Dorothy A. Diradour 




Jeanine A. Edman 




James C 


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John W. Farrant 




Betty R. Fleenor 


Harry J. Carver 
Wilton J. Dezano 
Robert L. Edwards 
Kay G. Ford 


James A 


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Susanna Davila 
Dora A. Dillon 
Judith R. Evans 
Sylvia T. Gentry 


Jerry E. Gholson 


Esther Dearing 
Aaron Wm. Dodek 
Anne F. Ferreira 
Ronald Gholson 



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Claudette V. Golde 
David E. Hawthorn. 
Roy E. Horton 
Esther L. Johnson 



Anne G. Goodwyn 
Barbara D. Hays 
Robert L. Hughes 
Shirley M.Johnson 



Betty Lee Gunn 
Norma Higdon 
Wm.S. Hunter 
Ann Cardie Jordon 



Gene K. Hall 
Beverly Hilton 
Arlene D. Hym 
Carol L.Kemp 



Ira W.Harlow 
Rachel V. Hinriclcs 
Virginia A. Ingram 
Shirley L. King 



Dick A. Harshman 
Joseph B. Hobbs. Jr. 
Margaret A. Jackson 
KayS. Kirkpatrick 



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Anita L. Knightoi 
John Lash 
Viola Lumpkin 
Marian Maclcey 



Sandra Kuechler 
Evelyn Layne 
Russell Lundy 
George Magill 



Frances Kustos 
Betty Leatherman 
Flora E. MacDonald 
Delia Matthis 



Nidi Kustos 
Winnifred Lindgreen 
David McCarthy 
Constance Matless 



Robert Lanier 
Mary Lindner 
Joyce McClure 
Betty Sue Matthews 



Peggy Lapsley 
Carlton Lucy 
Lauchlin McDonald 
Ira Mercer 



FRESHMEN 



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Alyce Moore 
Raymond Lee Osterbind 
Ernest Peri 



Jacqueline Gail Minson 
Susan P. Nelson 
Margaret Parmesano 
Margaret E. Powell 



Irene Mitchell 
Gerald B. Noble 
Patricia Ann Pendleton 
Marcia H. Prince 





Elizabeth Miller 
Barbara Mothershead 
Diane Parks 
John Pitts 



Ann Mitchell 
Doris A. Newcome 
Catherine F. Paxton 
Ellis C. Pratt 



Mary Moomaw 
Janet B. Obaugh 
Helen E. Perados 
Barbara Rapp 



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Susan J. Renkert 
Henry V. Rudin 
Chester L. Sheffer 
Virginia A. Stark 



Philip R. Rilee 
Marylyn R. Salerni 
Ellsworth G. Spencer 
Shirley M. Stump 



Constance L. Robinson 
Holly W. Schoenholz 
Marion F. Stafford 
Barbara B. Thrall 



Margaret E. Rigby 
Dorothy E. Ryland 
Dixie K.Smith 
Delfina Steffey 



June C. Rimmer 
Mary C. Schalstedde 
Leonard B. Spivalc 
Shirley A. Thomas 



Fred Rubins 
Ronald L. Seichrist 
Marianne E. Stamper 
Robert N.Timberlake 



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Louise Wimbish 
Frank J. Whorley 
Nancy Wood 


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Dolly White 
Martha Williams 
Thomas Woody 




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Diane M. Tyson 
Carla Wesner 
Emily Wilkins 
James Woodruff 




Billie J. Waters 
Elmo J.White 

Elizabeth Wilmer 
James Wrenn 










Richard White 
Margaret J. Wood 
Barbara A. Yerger 


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Richard R. Burnette 

B.A., Randolph-Macon College 
B.D., Emory University 
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
(Candidate for M.S. degree— First ye 



John J. Digiammo 

B.S., Seton Hall University 

NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY 

(Candidate (or M.S. degree— Second year student) 

Peter J. Finley 

B.A., La Salle College 

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 

(Candidate for M.S. degree— Second year student) 

Felix C. Gotschalk, Jr. 

B.S.. Richmond Professional Institute 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 

(Candidate for M.S. degree— First year student) 

Robert W. Hawley 

B.S., Richmond Professional Institute 

WARWICK, VIRGINIA 

(Candidate for M.S. degree— Second year student) 

Georgiana L. Holman 

B.S., Richmond Professional Institute 

PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 

(Candidate for M.S. degree— Second year student) 



Beverly C. Maxwell 

B.A., Mary Washington College 
LUMBERTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
(Candidate for M.S. degree— First year student) 

John N. Mickle, Jr. 

8. A., University of North Carolina 
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA 
(Candidate for M.S. degree— Second year student) 

Ishmael Nazario 

B.A., Polytechnic Institute of Puerto Rico 

SAN GERMAN, PUERTO RICO 

(Candidate for M.S. degree— Second year student) 



William C. Perdue 

B.S., Richmond Professional Institute 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 

(Candidate for M.S. degree— Second year student) 

Patricia R. Perkinson 

B.S.. Richmond Professional Institute 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 

(Candidate for M.S. degree— First year student) 

Gerald D. Roberts 

B.S., Union College, New York, N. Y. 
(Candidate for M.S. degree— First year student) 




GRADUATE STUDENTS 

SCHOOL OF 

CLINICAL AND APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY 



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Two programs of graduate work are offered at R.P.I. — Graduate Psychology and 
Graduate Social Work. Both of these programs lead to Masters of Science degrees 
in their respective fields. 

Our School of Social Work has the distinction of being the oldest school of its kind 
in the South and the first school established at R.P.I. Its founding dates back to 1917. 
Its major offering is a program of education designed to meet the training require- 
ments of those interested in social work as a career. Field work gives the student an 
opportunity to develop techniques and skills in the handling of industrial problems 
and training for practical situations in private and public social agencies. 

The Graduate Psychology Department is relatively new. First organized in 1942, 
and fully established in 1952 as a separate instructional division, this department pre- 
pares students for the Psychology profession. It also presents psychological informa- 
tion to other students to help them professionally. The department provides services 
to aid students in vocational and personal problems and conducts research projects 
in cooperation with state and local agencies. 




GRADUATE SCHOOLS 



SCHOOL OF 
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Richmond Professional Institute ... a city college . . 

Located in the heart of Virginia's capital . . . 

"A unique institution" . . . Cobblestone campus . . . 




BUILDINGS OF THE. 

RICHMOND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE 
OF TH£ COLLtGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY 
FRANKLIN AND SHAFER STREtTS, RICHMOND, VA. 



Top: ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 
Bottom: LIBRARY 



1. Classrooms 4. Ritler-Hickok 


8. Administration 


2. Gymnasium 5. Cafeteria 


9. Library 


3. Moore House— Activities 6. Founders Hall 


10 Shafer House 


Building 7. The Dean's House 


II. Music Building 


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17. V.P.I. Building 
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20. 712 Franklin— Boys' Dormitory 



21. School of Social Work. 
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22. Lalayette— Boys' Dormitory, 
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DAY STUDENTS 1 LEAGUE 



Formed in 1 952 for the purpose of giving the large number of students who 
reside at home a voice in student government, the Day Students' League 
is one of RPI's more active organizations. In the informal atmosphere of the 
Slop Shop, members of this group study, play bridge and talk over the 
episodes of the day. The DSL, with its annual Slop Shop party and picnic, 
plays an important role in the social life of the college. 




From left to right: JOHN FRAWNER, PAT BROADDUS, KATHLEEN O'KEEFE, TED HAMRE, BARBARA LINARI 



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FOUNDERS HALL 



OFFICERS 

President DOROTHY BLANKS 

Vice-President CATHERYN CHEEK 

Secretary MARGARET SWINGLE 

Treasurer SUSAN MARBLE 

Freshman Representative ELIZABETH MILLER 



The oldest and largest building on campus, 
Founders Hall, is the home of over ninety young 
ladies. From second front where Aphrodite 
blossoms forth each night to those heavenly 
bound rooms on the fourth floor, the atmosphere 
of Founders Hall is continually exciting. 



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LEE HOUSE 



A "Degas" and a grand piano reflect the variety 
of features which prompt residents of Lee House 
to speak of their dorm as "homey". A TV set 
situated in a beautiful mahogany and lime room 
introduces a modern atmosphere. It is said that 
the most beautiful girls appear at Lee House — 
their set is always on. 



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Those informal get togethers after hours create a 
feeling of fellowship throughout the dormitory. 
Freshmen are made to feel at home by pajama 
parties by which they became acquainted with 
the older residents. Midnight parties and long 
bridge sessions will be lasting memories for the 
girls at Shafer House. 



(Seated) DOLORES TAYLOR, BARBARA J. INNES, VIRGINIA SANDS 
(Standing) DOROTHY ROANE, SUE ROWE 




OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S. G. A. Representative 



BARBARA J. INNES 

DOROTHY ROANE 

SUE ROWE 

DOLORES TAYLOR 

VIRGINIA SANDS 



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Left to right: PEGGY JO WILSON, President; LARA ROGERS, JR., Representative; BETTY HARGROVE, Freshman Representa- 
tive; STERLING WYLIE, Vice-President; JUDITH BLACK, Sophomore Representative 



Moore House is a center for all of RPI's ath- 
letes — it houses the ping-pong table. It is also 
the meeting place for the various RPI clubs. 
The girls, twenty of them, feel that their small 
number has given each of them a cozier feel- 
ing for dorm life. 



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OFFICERS 

President JANE BROWN 

Vice-President CAROLYN DOBBINS 

Secretary ORA DAIL HARDY 

Treasurer EILEEN SCHAEFER 

S. G. A. Representative ESTHER DEARING 



Meredith House, the home of televi- 
sion sets and flowered patterns, is the 
residence of the winners of R.P.I.'s. 
three beauty contests of 1955. 



Left to right: ORA DAIL HARDY, JANE BROWN, EILEEN SCHAEFER, CAROLYN DOBBINS, ESTHER 
DEARING 



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When the humdrum routine of classes becomes 
too oppressive, a group is apt to gather around 
the coke machine to dispel the blues. The laugh- 
ing chatter which follows is far from academic, 
and usually concerns — men, of course. 



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OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Freshman Representative 



JOAN HYMAN 

GERTRUDE HEILIG 

SARAH JANE ELLIS 

JACKIE GEORGALIS 

SUZANNA DARDEN 



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Back Row] Jim Bradshaw, Joe Mayer, Bob Houston, John Thomas, Andre 
Randy Rilee, Marion Vaughan. (Middle Row) Wayne King, Bobby Weaver, Vincen 
m Crawford Cuffy Bristow. (Front Row) Ishmael Nazario. Pete Finley, Chuck Youn S 



Left to right (Above) : 
wright, Charles Suddeth 
Mercer, John Millay, J 
Jack Pitts. 

Left to right (Below): (Back Row) John Farrant, Rand 
Michel White, Richard Burnette, Donald Miller, Lut 
Irv Greenberg, Larry Aronson, Gerry Nobles, Fred 
Bill Young, Charles Bishop, Bob Stewart, Tim Looney, 



t Pugh, Wilton Delano, E 
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Carrico, Donald Morris. 

Ronnie Seichrist. 



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Some of the most enjoyable parties on campus 
were sponsored at the 71 2 dorm this year. The 
first party was given on December 1 7, and served 
the "spirit" of Christmas. The latest party was 
held on March 5th when the arrival of spring 
brought to life D. D. Dooley, the patron saint of 
712. Dooley rose from his coffin to rule over the 
greatest celebration of them all. A gala evening, 
including both refreshments and entertainment, 
was ended by the departure of Mr. Dooley. The 
men hope to make this an annual event. 



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Left to right: BARBARA LOVEGROVE, BETTY SHEALY, JOAN DOD, ANN FRANCO-FERREIRA, CHARLES ANNA SKEEN, 
CYNTHIA SPRAKE 



RITTER-HICKOK 



One of the loveliest and most historic dorms on 
the campus is the Ritter-Hickok House. The 
serenity of its facade belies the activity in 
which the girls of Ritter-Hickok engage. This 
year they captured the inter-dorm champion- 
ship in volleyball for the third consecutive year. 



OFFICERS 
President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 



JOAN DOD 
CHARLES ANNA SKEEN 
BARBARA LOVEGROVE 



Treasurer BETTY SHEALY 

Junior Representative CYNTHIA SPRAKE 

Freshman Representative 

ANN FRANCO-FERREIRA 



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That old Tudor edifice on the fringe of R.P.I.'s campus is the 
home of 57 level-readed young scholars. Although in location 
it is on the outskirts of the campus, in spirit the dormitory re- 
flects the very heart of the school. Its members have already 
captured the intramural basketball championship and are now 
planning to house the trophy — permanently. 



Left to right: (1st Row) James Sherry, Carl Giles, Bob Adams, Jim White, John Farley. (2nd Row) Dick Harshman, John 

Calomos, Sid Knee, Henry Rudin. (3rd Row) Carroll McCrickard, Aaron Dodek, Joe Parker, Reggie Hall, Bruce Smith. (4th 

Row) Hugh Brown, Milton Cooke, Henry Thrift, Bob Shiva, Jim Moyers. (5th Row) Morris Vaughan, Charles Frick, Ben Gor- 
don, Joe Bruce, Jack Carver, Gene South. 




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STUDENT GOVERNMENT 



ART STUDENTS LEAGUE 




PROFESSIONAL CLUBS 







S. G. A. 



Democracy is the keystone of our collegiate way 
of life here at the Richmond Professional Institute. 
Through the Student Government Association 
each student has a voice in the administration of 
college activities. By cooperation and individual 
initiative, the chosen representatives of the stu- 
dent body serve as mediator between student and 
administrative levels in all areas of school life. 

Through work in the SGA each member ac- 
quires practical knowledge of the ways a democ- 
racy should function. Participating in student gov- 
ernment activities builds poise and self-confidence 
in each individual; also it develops a healthy 
respect for the rights and opinions of others. Stu- 
dent democracy has the important task of mold- 
ing the character and abilities of persons who will 
someday have a part in the mighty job of run- 
ning a nation. 

The Student Government Association is com- 
posed of representatives of each class, organiza- 
tion, and dormitory on the campus, besides four 
officers who are elected after a period of petition- 
ing and campaigning each spring. President Bill 
O'Connell presides over weekly meetings during 
which motions are introduced by the Executive 
Council or by members. Under the jurisdiction 
of the SGA are the Executive Committee, Honor 
Council, Elections Committee, Inter-Dorm Coun- 
cil and the dormitory presidents, whose meeting 
is presided over by Vice President Peggy Fowler. 
Also playing vital roles in the functioning of the 
SGA are Sandra Shumate, Secretary; and Harry 
Shurr^e, Treasurer. 

RPI, while maintaining the traditions of student 
government handed down through the years, has 
added its own unique flavor to this student de- 
mocracy. At few institutions of higher learning 
have such friendly relations been established be- 
tween faculty and students; and at few schools do 
such diverse types of students mingle with fellow- 
ship and understanding in a collegiate atmos- 
phere. Thus through the democratic spirit of 
individual students and through the binding force 
of the Student Government Association, RPI truly 
represents democracy at work. 



Top: WILLIAM O'CONNELL 
Bottom: PEGGY FOWLER 



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Functioning like a miniature President's Cabinet, the Executive 
Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Student Gov- 
ernment Association. In weekly meetings held before the regular 
SGA sessions, the four class presidents, the SGA officers, and the 
Dean of Students lay the ground work upon which the SGA builds. 
The committee maps out the projects and discusses the proposals 
and resolutions that will be presented to the entire legislative 
body. Planning the Opening, Mid-Winter and May Dances, and 
screening applicants for the SGA scholarship are among the 
legislative duties of this group. 



EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 



Left to right: SHIRLEY KING, ANDY ANDLETON, PEGGY FOWLER, DR. JOHNSON, 
BILL O'CONNELL, SANDRA SHUMATE, TED HAMRE, HARRY SHUMATE, PAT RILEY 




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HONOR COUNCIL 



Based on the idea that honor is inherent in every man, the 
Honor Code finds its enforcement in the integrity of each 
individual. The purpose of the Honor Council is to protect the 
rights of the individual and to mete out justice in cases where 
infractions of the Honor Code occur. 




Back Row (left to right): Andy Andleton, Audrey Frazier, Jim McCoart, Sue Egerton, Lester Simpson. Second Row: Ted Hamre, Mary Ell 
Herbert, Cliff Belcher, Pat Riley, Dr. Margaret Johnson. Front Row: Harry Shumate, Sandra Shumate, Peggy Fowler, Bill O'Connell 



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Lelt to right: Kathleen Christ 
Rosenberg, Budd Clopton 



Retta Robblns, Tom Holloway, Delia Adkins 



ART STUDENTS' LEAGUE 



The Art Students' League was established for the purpose of spon- 
soring co-operative activities among the various art departments 
at R.P.I. Some of these activities are traditional affairs, and are 
looked forward to and enjoyed by all of the R.P.I, students. The 
"Mardi Gras" and Variety Show are two such traditional affairs. 
This year the "Mardi Gras" was held at the Mosque and provided 
an enjoyable setting for their indomitable artistic spirit. 



OFFICERS 

President JANE ALEXANDER 

Vice-President BUDD CLOPTON 

Secretary KATHLEEN CHRISTIAN 

Treasurer THOMAS JONES 

S. G. A. Representative RETTA ROBBINS 



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Lett to right: Martha Raper, Barbara Harvey, Peggy Tucker, Ann Minor, Dr. Tennant, Jack Reade 



ACCIDENTAL 



A club for music majors first organized in 1941, the Accidental Club en- 
deavored to aid the musical and social development of its members by 
parties, musical discussions and practice. This year the club added much to 
the college's social and aesthetic life by sponsoring the Sunday afternoon 
concerts. 



OFFICERS 

President BARBARA HARVEY 

Vice-President ANN MINOR 

Secretary MARTHA RAPER 

Treasurer JACK READE 

S.G.A. Representative PEGGY TUCKER 



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The Commercial Art Club was established to foster in its members an appreciation and under- 
standing of commercial art as a profession. Toward this end the club sponsors discussions and 
demonstrations which dre designed to answer the non-academic problems that arise in the 
minds of the individual students. The members feel that the club offers them a good op- 
portunity to feel the temper of their chosen profession. 

COMMERCIAL ART 



OFFICERS 
President 
Vice-President 
Secretary-Treasurer 
S.G.A. Representative 



MILLIE ROSENBERG 

BUDD CLOPTON 

ROSE ABBOTT 

ANN SHANER 




Left to right: ANN SHANER, MILLIE ROSENBERG, ROSE ABBOTT, BUDD 
CLOPTON, MR. HILTON 



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Uniting the departments of costume design and 
fashion illustration, the Fashion Club provides a 
common stimulus for students interested in clothing 
construction, design or illustration. This group de- 
votes a large part of its activities to studying the 
various phases involved in making and selling 
clothes. 






FASHION 



OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 



DELLA ADKINS 

DIANE PERCY 

PHYLLIS BOLICK 

GLORIA HALL 

LEE BENEDUCE 



Left to right: DIANE PERCY, LEE BENEDUCE, MRS. MUNDY. 
DELLA ADKINS, PHYLLIS BOLICK 




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The multicolored splashes of paint, the texture of leather and the space and form of 
stone combine in a synthesis that symbolizes the ideals of the Fine Arts Club. This 
group unites the common interests of the art education, crafts and fine arts majors. 
The organization's varied activities include lectures, films, dinner meetings, and the 
annual auction of students' artistic labors. The proceeds of this sale are used for a 
scholarship given by the group to some worthy art major. 



OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-Persidenf 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 



FRANK AKERS 

ROSEMARY BUMPAS 

JANET CLAUSEN 

BARBARA HARDING 

TINA CANFORA 




Left to right: JIM LEEDY, TINA CANFORA. BARBARA 
HARDING, FRANK AKERS, JANET CLAUSEN. MR. 
RENICK 



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Combining paint and cloth, line and color, the members of the Interior Design Club will 
someday plan the houses of tomorrow. With the aid of scale models, sketches and 
samples of material they attempt to give their class room theory the test of prac- 
tical application. Lectures about subjects helpful to the interior designer and field trips 
are part of this club's contribution to the professional interest and knowledge of its 
members. 



INTERIOR DESIGN 



OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 



JACK RYAN 

MARJORIE BAKER 

NANCY McCOY 

ORA HARDY 

DAISY LEEDY 



Left to right: JACK RYAN, NANCY McCOY, MARJORIE BAKER, ORA HARDY, DAISY LEEDY 




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GOODBYE MY FANCY 

Comprised of drama majors, the Theatre Associates, 
organized in 1940, assists the Drama Department in its 
presentations. Besides presenting speakers from Broad- 
way and Hollywood, the group each year selects a stu- 
dent with outstanding dramatic ability to receive the 
"Hodges Award." 



THEATRE ASSOCIATES 




MONEY MAKES THE MAN 



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BAPTIST STUDENT UNION 



OFFICERS 
President 
Vice-President 
S.G.A. Representative 



ANN DAVIS 

CYNTHIA TOUCHSTONE 

JANECLEVENGER 



Acknowledging the religious aspect of each Baptist student's 
life, the Baptist Student Union provides an atmosphere of 
spiritual understanding and fellowship. Founded in 1947, the 
same year that many of RPI's clubs were established, the 
group sponsors one of the first functions of the school year, 
the annual BSU picnic at which new students are welcomed. 




Left to right: (Back Row) VIRGINIA HARVEY, JEAN LEFTWICH, CHARLES BARNES, ARTELIA 
BAILEY, GERRY DAVIS. (Front Row) ANN WHITE, CYNTHIA TOUCHSTONE, JANE CLEVENGER, 
LAURA LEE HUNT, GRACE WALKER 



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Left to right: JOANN BENZING, BARBARA RAPP, MILLIE LOU KAUFFMAN, MEREDITH MOON, CAROLINE 
DOBBINS, ELAINE SCHAFER, HELEN COUSSOULOS, JOHN R. SCHAFER, BEVERLY CRALLE, 
NANCY WILLCOX 



CANTERBURY 



President 
Vice-President 
S.G.A. Representative 



CAROLINE DOBBINS 
JOHN SCHAFER 
ELAINE SCHAFER 



The Episcopalian students of R.P.I, form the Canterbury Club. Each 
Sunday night the members of the Canterbury Club gather together 
for supper. The meeting is then continued with a discussion of the 
various themes in the Bible. The members feel that these discussions 
have helped them gain new insight into themselves, and into their 
religion. 



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NEWMAN 



Emphasizing religious loyalty and knowledge of the 
church, the Newman Club guides the Catholic student 
in strengthening the bonds between religion and educa- 
tion. The semimonthly meetings feature talks by eminent 
Catholic scholars in all fields of learning. This year the 
club's social activities included: a dance, a picnic, and 
a tour of the Cathedral. 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary-Treasurer 
Corresponding Secretary 
Publicity Chairman 
Social Chairman 
S.G.A. Representative 
Moderator 



AMBROSE PARKER 

BEVERLY SMITH 

WINDY LINDGREEN 

ANN WHITE 

BARBARA LINARI 

CHARLES YOUNG 

TOM MONAHAN 

FATHER GLOISTEN 



Left to right: FATHER GLOISTEN, BARBARA LINARI, 
AMBROSE PARKER, BEVERLY SMITH. CHARLES 
YOUNG, ANN WHITE. TOM MONAHAN 




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President MARY LUKE 

Vice-President ROSE PIERCE 

Secretary JANETA ALDER 

Treasurer SALLY EPPES 

Publicity Chairman BEVERLY MARTIN 

S.G.A. Representative LOUISE WEINBISH 



Dedicated to furthering the Christian spirit of the Methodist student, the 
Wesley Foundation provides spiritual inspiration and fellowship. The 
group's activities feature a monthly dinner meeting. 



WESLEY FOUNDATION 

Left to right: (Seated) HANK RUDIN. (Front Row) MARY LUKE, BEVERLY MARTIN 
LORETTA BALTIMORE. (Back Row) JANETA ALDER, MELISSA HUDGINS, HOWARD 
WRAY, LOUISE WEINBISH 




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Left to right: BOB PACE, AUDREY FRAZIER, SUE EGERTON, SHIRLEY KING, ELIZABETH 
CHRISTOPHER, MRS. JANE VOGELEY, HARDING CHRISTOPHER 



DISTRIBUTORS 



OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 



SUE EGERTON 

AUDREY FRAZIER 

ELIZABETH CHRISTOPHER 

BOB PACE 

HARDING CHRISTOPHER 



Tieing classroom theory and storeroom practice into a meaningful whole, the Distri- 
butors' Club aims to advance its members in all areas of life. Weekly promotional dis- 
plays in the halls of the Administration Building, group projects in retailing and mer- 
chandising, parties and speakers, integrate the social and vocational life of the club's 
members. 



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The first college chapter to be organized in Virginia, the RPI 
Future Business Leaders of America has dedicated itself to the 
furthering of interest in the national organization by means of 
meetings with high school clubs and establishing new chapters. 
Some of the chapter's projects and activities have been: the 
publishing of a student directory, the conducting of community 
surveys, and the offering of educational films and speakers at 
the meetings. One of the highlights of the chapter has been an 
annual excursion to New York City. 



OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 

Reporter 



BETTY GIESECKE 

ORLANDO SMITH 

CHARLENE GORDON 

MORRIS VAUGHAN 

HELEN COUSSOULOS 

ANDREW WAINWRIGHT 



FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS 

OF AMERICA 




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FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA 

OFFICERS 

President BARBARA PRIDDY 

Vice-President TOMMY TODD 

Vice-President WILLIAM YOUNG 

Vice-President MACK SHACKELFORD 

Secretary SARA TOWNS 

Treasurer NANCY CALVERT 

The FTA is one of our most recently organized clubs. It was founded for 
the purpose of acquainting students with the proper professional attitude 
and to assist them in realizing their position and responsibility as "future 
teachers." As a means toward this end, the club has sponsored field 
trips to educational institutions where the students could become familiar 
with the most modern educative methods. 



Left to right: SARA TOWNES, MR. SPENCE, BILL YOUNG, BARBARA PRIDDY, TOMMY TODD, 
MAC SHACKELFORD 




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Left to right: (Front row) Betty Mitchell, Barbara Innes, Frances Lewter, Mary Louise Dietzel, Jane Brown, Corresponding Secretary; Nancy Pardue, President; 
Carolyn Winkler, Alternate SGA Representative; Laura Dunlop, SGA Representative; Yvonne Wentz, Meredith Moon, Carol Bennett, Carolyn Cosick. (2nd 
row) Miss Cummings, Adviser; Jo Ann Benzing, Jane Ring, E. Jean Davis, Beverly Smith. Treasurer; Archie Harper, Vice-President; Dolores Taylor, Record- 
ing Secretary; Rae Bazemore, Shirley Harrison, Margaret Swingle, Sandra Kuechler, Elizabeth Maynard. (3rd row) Charles Thompson, Jean Wooten, 
Beverly Mulholland, Grace Sisler, Sarah Carpenter, Joan Gillis, Patricia Smith, Betty Hunter, Artelia Bailey. (<th row) Ann White, Dorothy Hogue, Rosalind 
Lieber, Margaret Schafer, Sally Anderson, Ann Evans, Ann Shoop, Patricia Green 



OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 



Dedicated to the purpose of helping the physically handicapped lead 
normal and productive lives, the Occupational Therapy Club, organized 
in 1947, combines social entertainment with professional information. 
Fusing together the scientific and artistic interests of its members, this 
group provided a well rounded program of social activities. 



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SOCIETY OF STUDENT ENGINEERS 



For fun and relaxation this is it. The S.S.E. is the only form of organized 
recreation the engineers have. Through hard work and cooperation from 
the members, the officers report that '54-'55 has been a most successful 
year. 



OFFICERS 
Chairman 

Educational Director 
Financial Director 
Social Director 
S.G.A. Representative 
Sergeant-at-Arms 



RICHARD MURRAY 

KENCARR 

GEORGE KEVORKIAN 

SIN BONNER 

ED JONES 

AL PETZOLD 



Lett to right: (Standing) MR. MURRILL, Faculty Adviser; KEN CARR, RICHARD MURRAY; 
GEORGE KEVORKIAN; AL PETZOLD. (Kneeling) ED JONES. SID BONNER. 




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1. SOMEONE'S BLUFFING THERE. 6. DAHLING . . . 

2. THE VERY LATEST THING IN DAFFODILS. 7. FACULTY MEMBER IN DISGUISE? 

3. SIMPLE SIMON. 8. "IS THAT SO?" 

4. MADAM MOST. 9. BLOSSOM TIME . . . 

5. SAVOIR-FAIRE. 



10. ONE, TWO, DOWNBEAT. 

11. INTERESTING VISUAL ELEMENTS. 

12. DITTO. 

13. BACK WHERE WE CAME IN. 



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German Club 111 

May Queen 1 14 

Apple Blossom Representative 115 

Sweethearts 116 

Monogram Club 120 
Women's Recreation Association 121 

Sports 122 

Proscript 130 

Carnival — Mardi Gras 132 





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Left to right: (Standing) MARTHA HAL- 
SINGER, MARGARET WOOD, MILLIE 
ROSENBERG. ISeated) DONNA LEDFORD. 
RETTA ROBBINS. 



By means of social activities, the Cotillion Club attempts to bring all the 
college's women students into a closer friendship and understanding. 
Established in 1930, the Cotillion Club is R.P.I.'s oldest organziation and is 
the only women's social club on campus. Besides offering the fun of parties, 
bridge games, and picnics, it strives to meet the varied interests of its mem- 
bers by sponsoring cultural programs and civic projects. Highlighting the 
year's activities are the Cotillion's annual fall and spring formals. 



OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

S.G.A. Representative 



RETTA ROBBINS 

MARGARET WOOD 

DONNA LEDFORD 

MILLIE ROSENBERG 

MARTHA HALSINGER 



COTILLION CLUB 






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OFFICERS 
President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Business Manager 



PAT RILEY 

HARDING CHRISTOPHER 

MACFARLAND SHACKELFORD 

SONNY MYRICK 




Left to right (standing]: EARL ANDLETON, JOHN LUCY, NORVELL WEST, 

MAC SHACKELFORD, SONNY MYRICK. (Seated): HARDING CHRISTOPHER, PAT RILEY 



The German Club has been building a tradition of fun and fellowship ever 
since it was first organized in 1947. Combining with the Cotillion Club for 
many of its activities, this men's organization adds a definite spark to RPl's 
social life with its annual minstrel show, Shipwreck Dance and dinner dances. 



GERMAN CLUB 



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FALL FORMAL 



COTILLION ACTIVITIES 



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Left: AL PETZOLD AT THE FALL OUTING. 
Right: THE GANG AT THE SPRING OUTING. 



GERMAN CLUB ACTIVITIES 



Many activities mark the life of a German Club member. Outings, dances, 
and projects, besides the frequent meetings, enhance the social life of R.P.I. 




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MISS YVONNE WENTZ 



M AY QUEEN 



Miss Yvonne Wentz of Arlington, Vir- 
ginia, was crowned May Queen or the 
1955 May Day Dance. She ruled the 
sweethearts and their attendants at one 
of the year's prettiest formals. 



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The May Queen Attendant, Miss Peggy 
Fowler from Highland Springs, shares this 
page with Miss Jane Clevenger from Win- 
chester, Virginia, the Apple Blossom Repre- 
sentative. 



APPLE BLOSSOM REPRESENTATIVE 



JANE CLEVENGER 




MAY QUEEN ATTENDANT 



PEGGY FOWLER 



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SWEETHEARTS 



We think fhis year's May Court is one of the most outstanding in the 
history of the school — not only in beauty, but also in the record of the 
Senior Sweetheart, Miss Meredith Moon, who this year for the fourth 
time represented her class as Sweetheart. This is the first time R.P.I. 
has had such a record in this contest. These girls represented their 
classes in the May Day Court. 



SENIORS 



SWEETHEART 

Meredith Moon 



ATTENDANT 

June Omohundro 



ATTENDANT 

Jane Alexander 




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JUNIOR 
SWEETHEART 



Sue Egerton 



SOPHOMORE 
SWEETHEART 

Lois Attkisson 




JUNIORS 



SOPHOMORES 



JUNIOR 
ATTENDANT 



Carol Terrel 



SOPHOMORE 
ATTENDANT 

Betty Delaney 



JUNIOR 
ATTENDANT 



Audrey Frazier 



SOPHOMORE 
ATTENDANT 



Pauline Rouvalis 








SWEETHEART 

Helen Perados 



ATTENDANT 

Ann Edman 



ATTENDANT 

Libby Matthi 



FRESHMEN 




I have very much enjoyed choosing the class sweet 
hearts and attendants for the WIGWAM, and I wish 
to thank you for the opportunity to do so . . . 



Sincerely, 



MR. NORMAN ROCKWELL 






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Right: SONNY GOLDMAN AND DATE at 
Openings at the Mosque. 

Left: SHIRLEY KING AND JANE ALEX- 
ANDER sit this one out at the Sadie Hawkins 
dance. 



GERMAN CLUB DANCE underway at the 
William Byrd. 



COTILLION CLUB DANCE 
Marshall. 




Here are scenes from four of R.P.I.'s dances. Whether formal or in- 
formal, these gay, memorable occasions are an integral part of school 
life. 



DANCES 



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OFFICERS 

BILL MARSHALL President 

CLIFF BELCHER Vice-President 

ED PEEPLES Secretary 

NORMAN KATZENBERG Treasurer 

JIM WARD S.G.A. Representative 

MR. ALLEN Sponsor 



MONOGRAM CLUB 




These boys are the officers 
in a club that is proud of its 
work in the field of sports. 
Whenever a boy is given a 
letter he becomes a member 
of the Monogram Club. The 
club helps to keep the sports 
program an active and in- 
teresting one throughout the 
year. 



NORMAN KATZENBURG 
ED PEEPLES 
BILL MARSHALL 
COACH ALLEN 



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Left to right: (Back row) ELOISE HEWITT, ARLENE BLAHA, PEDIE ADAMS, GAIL BUNCH, DOT 
NEATROUR. Front Row: JACKIE LARCH, JACKIE WHITEHEAD, JUDY ANDERSON 



The Women's Recreaflon Association's main purpose is to provide an 
opportunity for women students at the Richmond Professional Institute to 
participate in athletic and recreational activities in the form of intra-murals 
and play-nights. 

Above, officers and conference committee chairmen discuss the theme 
"An Activity for Suzy Q." for the annual Virginia Athletic Federation of 
College Women Conference at which the local organization acted as 
hostess during the last weekend of February at R.P.I. 



OFFICERS 

GAIL BUNCH President 

ELIZABETH ADAMS Vice-President 

JUDITH ANDERSON Secretary 

JEANETTE HURST Treasurer 

DOROTHY C. HILLIARD Sponsor 



WOMEN'S RECREATION 
ASSOCIATION 



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COACH ALLEN GIVES THE TEAM A FEW HELPFUL HINTS BEFORE 
A BIG GAME 



February 1955: there's a month Coach Allen, and the 
rest of the Green Devils of R.P.I, would like to forget. 
For when the second month of the year made its ap- 
pearance the Big Green cagers boasted a winning 
record, and prospects for completing the first win- 
ning in the school's history. 

But, the shortest month of the year had something 
to say about that! The Devils dropped their last 7 
basketball games of the 1954-55 cage campaign, 
and all of them in the 28 days of February. 

This disastrous month plunged the Devils' final 
record to a won 7 lost 1 3 mark. Not the winning 
season that once had been hoped for, but one of the 
most successful, percentage wise, in R.P.I.'s history. 




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Even though it ended on a dismal note, the 1954-55 
basketball season had its thrills and bright spots for 
the Green Devils. The season started on a happy 
note with the Devils trimming the Alumni in a non- 
scheduled practice game 86-45, then dropping MCV 
94-77 in the season's opener. And despite the 
season's ending with a seven game losing streak 
there was some triumph. The Green Devils placed 
two men, Co-captains Bill Marshall and Jim Ward 
on the All-Little Seven Team. Ward nailed down a 
first string berth for the second straight year while 
Marshall received honorable mention. 

Easily the high spot of the season was the night 
of December 3rd in Ashland. In their second outing 
of the season the Green Devils edged the Yellow 
Jackets of Randolph-Macon 78-77 in the Jacket's 
nest. 



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PLAYERS' SCORES 



JIM WARD BILL MARSHALL 

NORMAN KATZENBERG LEO ALLEN 

PARKS STEPHENSON TOM MONAHAN 



JERRY GHOLSON 
ED PEEPLES 
EDDIE YESBECK 





Points 


Avr. 


Ward 


482 


26.8 


Peeples 


257 


12.9 




212 
103 


11.2 


P. Stephenson 


6.9 


Katzenberg 


... 102 


5.1 


Yesbeck 


73 


4.3 


Monahan 


63 


3.9 


Allen 


46 


4.2 


Gholson 


40 


2.2 


Howard 


27 


5.4 


Finley 


18 


2.6 


B. Stephenson 


16 


8.0 


Meginley 


13 


3.3 


Ragsdale 


10 


2.0 


Gentry 


5 


2.5 







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SEASON RECORD 




R.P.I. 


94 


M.C.V. 




77 


R.P.I. 


78 


Randolph-Macon 




77 


R.P.I. 


56 

100 


Roanoke 
Lynchburg 




93 


R.P.I. 






R.P.I. 


78 
84 
84 


Bridgewater 




102 


R.P.I. 


Newport News Appren 


ice 


111 


R.P.I. 




80 


R.P.I. 


64 


V.M.I. 




87 


R.P.I. 


74 


M.C.V. 




62 


R.P.I. 


86 


U.T.S. 




60 


R.P.I. 


65 


Lynchburg 




68 


R.P.I. 


57 
73 
68 


Shenandoah 
U.T.S. 




49 


R.P.I. 




58 


R.P.I. 


Shenandoah 




91 


R.P.I. 


53 






73 


R.P.I. 


65 


Roanoke 




85 


R.P.I. 


10! 


Bridgewater 




131 


R.P.I. 


62 


Randolph-Macon 




69 


R.P.I. 


52 


Norfolk Division 




80 


R.P.I. 


71 


Newport News Appren 


ice 


83 



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Nexf came the Devils' first defeat, and it was four games 
before they were able to again taste the sweetness of 
victory. It all started on a two day jaunt to the western part 
of the state. Roanoke laid it on our boys first 93-56, and the 
next night Lynchburg's Hornets out-lasted and out-scored 
the Green Devils 107-100. 

Two more defeats, one at the hand of Bridgewater and 
the other from the Newport News Apprentice School 



TWO POINTS FOR THE "GREEN DEVILS" 




Spirit is important in any game; these girls help the team at their low moments and praise the 
when winning. OUR CHEER LEADERS. 



rounded out the 1954 part of the campaign. The Devils 
came back from Christmas vacation ready to go. In their 
first outing of the new year they knocked off Norfolk Divi- 
sion 84-80; then they threw quite a scare into the Keydets 
of VMI before bowing to the school's second Big Six foe 
87-64. 




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The Devils came back from Lexington to hand MCV an- 
other defeat 74-62. Then they toppled UTS 86-61. Lynch- 
burg again took the Big Green's measure 68-65, but the 
Devils rebounded in grand style to play one of their better 
ball games as they handed Shenandoah College its first 
defeat of the season 57-49. After that it was UTS again and 
another Big Green victory. 

3ut there the door to victory shut. Shenandoah, Hampden 
Sydney, Roanoke, Bridgewater, Randolph-Macon, the Nor- 
folk Division, and the Newport News Apprentice School all 
took turns treating the Devils very unkindly. 



"SHOOT! "CRIES THE CROWD, 
AND HE DOES! 



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Front Row, left to right: GENE WASH, CAPTAIN; JOHN FRAWNER, BEN MATHIAS. Back Row, 
left to right: NORMAN KATZENBERG, AUBREY KENNEY, JIM WARD, DAVE TUROCK, Not 
Pictured: WALT OBMAN, SAM WARD, BOB ARK, JOEL COHEN 



Pictured above are members of the tennis team — the first R.P.I, has had 
in eleven years. Playing only local matches this year, they have proved 
that they will provide stiff competition for all "Little Seven" teams in the 
future. 



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"PLAY BALL," CRIES THE UMPIRE, AND THE GREEN DEVILS ARE OFF ON ANOTHER SEASON 
OF BASEBALL. HERE YOU SEE THE PLAYERS IN PRACTICE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 
SEASON. 



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1. RED-HAIRED AND CAN PITCH, TOO! 

2. WHEE! 

3. YOU HAVE HIM EATING OUT OF YOUR HAND, JO. 

4. RAINY DAY. 

5. A NICE "LOUIS XIV" SMILE. 

6. EASY DOES IT, TOMMY. 

7. HEY, AUDREY! 



8. PREPARE TO TR-O-T! 

9. SOME CONTEMPORARY ADVICE. 

10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. 

11. THIS IS IT FOR SURE, THIS TIME. 

12. GRAND MARCH. 

13. SUNNY DAY. 

14. VENUS DE MILO, ALREADY. 



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S T A F F 

FIRST SEM ESTER 

JERRY SPIKER Editor 

SHARON SAKS Managing Editor 

ALBERT REYNOLDS News Editor 

CAROL SUE TERRELL Business Manager 

JOHN GEASLEN Advertising Manager 

SECOND SEMESTER 

JERRY SPIKER Editor-in-Chief 

SHARON SAKS Editor 

ALBERT REYNOLDS Managing Editor 

JOHN THOMAS News Editor 

CAROL SUE TERRELL Business Manager 

JOHN GEASLEN Advertising Manager 



Top: TYPESETTING— C. M. Sager pauses from his linotype 
work to go over some copy with staff photogarpher John 
Thomas. 



MAKING UP THE PAPER— Mr. Frank B. Thornburg, Jr., 
composer Ray Brown, and Sharon Saks wonder if the head- 
line will fit. 



MEETING THE DEADLINE— Here we find Albert Reynolds, 
Sharon Saks, Tom Armistead, John Thomas, Tom Monahan, 
and all-important WEBSTER. 



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THE PROSCRIPT 



If you should come up to the third floor of the Ad Building any Thursday afternoon, 
you would find a student journalist in every nook and cranny working diligently at 
putting out the PROSCRIPT. 

Banging on typewriters, chewing on pencils while thoughts jell, counting headlines 
on their fingers, the twenty-six enthusiasts of the Journalism Department try to make 
the Wednesday deadline. Putting out a school publication requires more than just 
a weekly three-hour lab. It requires hunting for persons who cannot be located 
anywhere on the campus, it requires interviewing persons who do not want to be 
quoted, it requires all the hundred and one minute details which must be accom- 
plished before dashing down to the printer's with the copy. But somehow or an- 
other, everything gets done and the PROSCRIPT comes out, the handiwork of a 
band of hard working journalism students. 



LOOKING INTO THE CAMERA after a busy session are the members of the Journalism Department with 
Editor-in-Chief Jerry Spiker in center foreground and Adviser Mr. Frank B. Thornburg standing. 




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PRIZE WINNERS. Below: Raymond Hodges, sponsor ol the Art Students' League, congratulates the 
student-winners. Right: Winners in the Faculty division, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bonds as Lower Slob- 
ovians. Right, center: Queen Carol Folts and King David Wertzel, elected at the Carnival. 




A real occasion at R.P.I, is the annual costume dance. Students some- 
times plan weeks in advance for it and come up with some of the 
most original ideas for costumes imaginable. However, no matter to 
what extent costumed, everyone is agreed that MARDI GRAS is a 
highlight of the year. 




Left to right: HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON— UNDERNEATH ALL THAT IS A HUMAN BEING! NEXT, TWO GENTEEL MEMBERS OF STONE AGE 
SOCIETY. EVEN GIRAFFES AND DIPLOMATS COULD BE FOUND IN THE ARRAY. 



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ROSE ARLINE ABBOTT 
2408 Pennsylvania Avenui 



Commercial Art Club '52-55; Secretary- 
Treasurer '54-55; Wigwam Staff '53 54; Art 
Students League '52-55. 



ELIZABETH ANN ADAMS 
214 Hopkins Street, Narrow 
B.S. in Social Science 



MARGARET JANE ALEXANDER 
301 Ridgeway Avenue. 
Statesville, North Carolina 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Interior Design Club '52-55; President 
Dorm '53-54; President A.S.L. '54-55; 
Inter-Dorm Council '53 54. 



LEO WILLIAM ALLEN 
1128 McKenzie Street. Pe 
B.S. in Social Science 
Basketball Team; Letter 



WONG LAN ARK 
1900 Hampton Blvd., 
B.S. in Business 



CLIFTON BURL BELCHER 



B.S. in Retailing 

S.G.A. Treasurer '52-53; Co-Chairman 
Permanent Floor Committee '52-54; Hor 
Council '53-55; German Club '51-1 
President '53-54; Social Committee Cha 
man '52 53- Parliamentarian '52-53; Jun 
Marshal 53 54; G.C. Minstrel Show '! 

54- Dorm Council '51-53; President '52-! 
Monogram Club '53-55. Vice Presidt 
'54-55; Vice President of Senior Class '! 

55- D.E. Club '52-55; Board of Electic 
52-53- "Mr. Freshman" '51-52; Chairm 

of D E Convention Committee '52-53. 



LLOYD DOUGLAS BELL 

2414 Halifax Avenue. Richmond, Virgin!. 

B.S. in Music Education 

Accidental Club; Opera '53 54. 



ELEANOR CAROL BENNETT 
121 Miller Avenue, 
Babylon. L. I., New York 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 

nan Representative at House Cou 



nurals 



lupational Therapy Club; Inte 
'52-54; Varsity Basketball '51. 



SENIOR DIRECTORY 



DOROTHY M. BLANKS 

"Providence", Halifax County, Virginia 

B.S. in Social Science 

Sophomore Representative House Coun- 
cil 52-53- Basketball and Hockey Teams 
'52-53- Inter-Mural Sports '52-54; Rich- 
mond Inter-Collegiate Council '54-55; 
Junior Marshal '53-54; Treasurer of Class 
of '55- Inter Dormitory Council '54-55; 
President of Founder's Hall '54-55. 



JOSEPHINE S. BONDS 

4902 Dollard Drive, Richmond, Virgini, 

B.S. in Psychology 



ROBERT M. BOOKER 

2100 New Bern Road, Richmond, Virgini, 



ROSA M, BOSWELL 
2201 Sneed Avenue. 
Colonial Heights, Virginia 

B.S. in Elementary Educate 



CARTHA J. BOYER 
1210 Gray Court Ave 



B.S. in Art Educ 



BETTY LEE BRADSHAW 

Burkeville, Virginia 

B.S. in Elementary Education 

Cotillion Club '51-52; Baptist Studet 
Union '51-55- Y.W.A. President '53-5' 
Editor of B.S.U. Paper "The Arrow' 
House Council; Sophomore Represent, 
five- Secretary '52-54; Member of Futur 
Teachers of America '54-55. 



EDNA M. BRESKO 
1638 Ml. Vernon Av 
Petersburg, Virginia 

B.S. in Sociology 



ANNA J. BROWN 

Route 4, Westminster, Maryland 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 



BETTY CAROLYN BROWN 
1000 W. Palmetto Street. 
Florence. South Carolina 

B.S. in Retailing 

D.E. Club; Cotillion Club. 



HETTY JANE BUTCHER 

137 Willowood Drive, 
Henderson, North Caroli 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



BARBARA ANN CHALKLEY 
Route 10, Box 414. Richmond, Vit 
Bachelor of Music 
Accidental Club; Chor,.- I 



WALTER RANDOLPH CHEATHAM, JR. 
5515 Broad Rock Road, 
Richmond, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 
An Students League. 

WIRT ATKINSON CHRISTIAN, JR. 
2902 Northumberland Avenue, 
Richmond, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Commercial Art Club; Art Students 

League. 

ELIZABETH BRUIN CHRISTOPHER 
202 Menole Street, Richmond, Virginia 
B.S. in Retailing 

Cotillion Club; Distributors Club '53-54; 
Secretary of D.E. Club '54. 

LEON HARDING CHRISTOPHER 
202 Menole Street, Richmond, Virginia 
B.S. in Retailing 

German Club '53; Vice President of Ger- 
man Club '54; Distributors Club '53; 
S.G.A. Rep. for D.E. Club '54; Floor 



GLORIA DEAN CLARK 
200 South 12th Avenue, 
Hopewell, Virginia 

B.S. in Music 

Accidental Club; Chorus; "The Barte 



JANET B. CLAUSEN 

1809 Park Avenue, Richmond, 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Sec. F.A.C. '54-55. 

JANE CLEVENGER 
Clearbrook, Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 
S.G.A. Rep. for B.S.U. '54 55. 



WILLIAM BOYD CLOPTON 
Washington Avenue, Warsaw. Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Wigwam Assistant Editor '54-55; Art Stu- 
dents League Vice President '54-55; Com- 
mercial Art Club Vice President '54 55; 
German Club 'S3 54- Cheerleader '53-54; 
Chairman S.G.A. Scholarship Fund '53-54; 
S.G.A. Rep. for Lafayette Dormitory '53- 
54- Art Students League '53-55; A.S.L. 
Variety Show '53 54; Accidental Club 
Opera '53-54. 



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JOEL ROSS COHEN 
117 South Colonial As 
Richmond, Virginia 



MARILYN LEE COMER 
7606 Bryn Mawr Road, 
Richmond. Virginia 

B.S. in Advertising 

S.G.A. Rep. lor Adver. '53-54. 



CAROLYN COSICK 
151 Bay Avenue. M.R. 2, 



B.S. in Occupational Therapy 
O.T. Club. 



LOUISE MARION COWART 

1319 East 49th Street, Savannah, Georgia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

An Students League; Commercial An 

Club. 



ANN T. COWGILL 

720 W. 25lh Street, Richmond. Virginia 

B.S. in Social Science 

F.T.A. Club. 



BEVERLY ANN CRALLE 
3156 Windsor Drive. 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 
Cotillion Club: Commerci 



MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS 

Route 2, Newport, North Carolina 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Fashion Club: Cotillion Club; A • St 
dents League. 



URSULA JANE DAVIS 
916 Hampstead Avenue, 
Richmond. Virginia 



Vice President Theatre Arts '55: Day Sti 
dents League; "Goodbye My Fancy"- 
Leading Role. 



MARY L. DIETZEL 
712 North Howard Sti 



I.S. in Occupational Therapy 



SHIRLEY ANN DREYER 

22 East 6 A 

Lexington, North Carolina 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design 
Interior Design Club; Art Student: 
League. 



CONSTANCE ANN DUNCAN 
2005 Kansas Avenue. Richmond. 
B.S. in Social Science 



LAURA ELIZABETH DUNLOP 
2129 Chatham Avenue. 
Charlotte. North Carolina 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 

O.T. Club '53-54; S.G.A. Rep. for O.T. 



RODGER L. ELGIN 
Leesburg. Virginia 



Dorm Council '52; Asst. President Dorm 
53- President Dorm '54; German Club 
'53 : G.C. Minstrel '53. 



HEPBURN F. EUBANK 
805 West 49th Str 
B.S. in Sociology 



Richmond, Virgil 



JOHN N. FARISH 
4929 Suburban Avenue, 
Richmond, Virginia 



MARGARET E, FOWLER 
18 East Berry Street, Sands 
B.S. in Business Education 



B.L.A. 


'53-54; Se 


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53-54 


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NANCY LU GATLING 
7418 North Shore Road. 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



FRANK LEWIS GREEN 
606 Arnold Avenue. Richmond, Vit 
B.S. in Applied Science 
Psychology Club Treasurer '53 54. 



ROBERT L. GROVES 

I! Carter Avenue, Sandston. Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Commecrial Art Club: A.S.L.; D.S.L.; 
Co-director of Variety Show '54-55; Head 
of Poster Com. for Commercial Art Club 

54-55. 



GLORIA RITA HALL 

Peach Street. Chatham, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

House Council '52-53; Vice President anc 
S.G.A. Rep. '53-54; Fashion Club Treas 
urer '54-55- Cotillion Club '52-53; Variet. 
Show '53; Inter-Dorm Council. 



HELEN IRENE HARROD 
Bo* 467. Rocky Mount, North Carolina 
B.S in Recreational Leadership 
Richmond Intercollegiate Council '52-53. 



ROBERT LAURENCE HILL 
2023 Monument Avenue. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Bachelor of Music Education 

R P I Orchestra; Accidental Club; Ge 
man Club. 



LURA PATRICIA HOLLEY 
214 Mclver Street. 
Greensboro. North Carolina 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



G. CHANDLER HOPKINS 
172 Columbia Avenue. Hampton. Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 
Fashion Club '51; German Club '51 S3; 
Advertising Art Club '51 55; Vice Presi- 
dent '53-54; Variety Show '52-53. 



EDWIN BRADSHAW HUGHES 
3905 Delmont Street, No. 2 
Richmond, Virginia 

B.S. in Retailing 
German Club; D.E. Club. 



BETTISUE HEATH HUNT 
Magnolia, North Carolina 
B.S. in Distributive Educatii 
Distributors Club '53-55. 



LAURA LEE HUNT 
311 Avenue B Herndo 



JOAN BERNICE HYMAN 

132 Du Pont Circle. Waynesboro. Virginia 

B.S. in Elementary Education 

Varsity Basketball '52-53; Varsity Tennis 

'52-53; Sec. of Hillel (Central) '52-53: 

President 828 Dormitory '54-55; Board 
Member of Hillel '53-54. 



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BARBARA JANE INNES 
1117 Woodruff Avenue, 
Hillside, New Jersey 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 

President of Shafer '54-55; Occupational 
Therapy Club '53-55. 



PHYLLIS LEE JONES 
315 A East Monroe A> 



B.S. in Music Educati< 
Accidental Club; Cho 



Cotillion Club. 



NORMAN KATZENBERG 
1605 Orcutt Avenue, 



'53-54; Honor Counc 
Monogram '54-55. 



ROBERT E. LEE 
15 N. Elm Avenue. 
Highland Springs, Virgini, 

B.S. in Business 
F.B.L.A.; S.S.E. I94B. 



DAISY MARGARET LEEDY 
Dunbrooke, Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Inte 



-Historian; S.G.A. Rep. for Int. 
•ign Club. 



CAROLYN KATHLEEN LILES 
2618 Idlewood Avenue, Apt. I, 
Richmond, Virginia 
B.S. in Applied Social Science 
President, Intercollegiate Counci 



Cotillion Club 



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FRANCES A LINDSEY 

Chester, Virginia 

B S. in Business Educatii 



MARY ELIZABETH LUKE 

205 Mill Road, Portsmouth, Virginia 

B.S. in Business 

W.A.A. Rep. '53-54; Wesley Foundatir. 

President '54-55; Wigwam Staff '54-55. 



CHARLESANA LOGAN 

Kannapolis. North Carolina 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

A.S.L.; Cotillion Club; Variety Show '54. 



MARY ANNE LOVE 

200 Gale Road, Pearisburg, Virginia 

B.S. in Retailing 

Distributors Club '53-55; Cotillion Club 
'53-54. 



H. JOSEPH LOWENTHAL 

238 W. 27th Street, Norfolk, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts 

S.G.A. Rep.-Freshman Class '5152; 
Theatre Associates '51-55; Vice President 
'53-54; German Club; Art Students 
League- Co-Director A.S.L. Variety Show 
'53-54. 



CATHERINE NEWMAN McCALL 
3007 Putney Road, Richmond, Virgil 
B.S. in Occupational Therapy 
Cotillion Club '52. 



JAMES JOHN McCOART, JR. 
Apt. C-ll, John Adams, 
Presidential Gardens, 
Alexandria, Virginia 

B.S. in Retailing 

President of the Freshman Class; Treas- 
urer of the Sophomore Class; S.G.A. 
Rep. of the Junior Class; S.G.A. Rep. of 
the Senior Class; S.G.A. Rep. of the 
Newman Club; S.G.A. Rep. of the D.E. 
Club- President of the D.E. Club; House 
Council '51-55; Honor Council '52-55 
Chairman S.G.A. Board of Elections 
Chairman S.G.A. Freshman Class; Or 
ganiiational Committee; Co-Chairman 
S.G.A. Floor Committee; Chairman 
Polio Fund Drive; Chairman National 
Municipal League Meeting; German 
Club; S.G.A. Executive Committee; 
S.G.A. Orientation Committee. 



NANCY JOAN McCOY 

Dutch Ridge Road. Beaver, Pennsylvania 

Certificate in Interior Design 

Treasurer of Shafer House '53-54; Secre- 
tary of Freshman Class; Secretary of In- 
terior Design Club '54. 



DONNA MARIE MALCOLM 
14 West Austin Street 
Skaneateles. New York 



Newman Cub; S.G.A. Rep. for Newman 
Club; D.S.L.; W.A.A. ; Cotillion Club. 



WILLIAM BRYDON MARKS. JR. 

3129 Lamb Avenue. Richmond, Virgin!, 



BYRON WALKER MARSHALL, JR. 
1015 Pine Ridge Road 
Richmond, Virginia 
B.S. in Business 
F.B.L.A. 



WILLIAM NATHAN MARTIN 

2413 Royall Avenue, Richmond, Virgini, 

B.S. in Business 

D.S.L .; F.B.L.A. 



MEREDITH WHITTIER MOON 
Dubois Road, Annapolis, Maryland 
B.S. in Applied Science 

Class Sweetheart Freshman, Sophomore, 
Junior; Honor Council, Sophomore and 
Junior; Cotillion Club President; Sopho- 
more Class Vice President; Junior Class 
Treasurer; Senior Class Secretary; Rat 
Court; Wigwam Staff Sophomore: O.T. 
Club; Junior Marshal; Canterbury Club; 
Freshman Class Executive Committee 
Rep. 



Bachelor of Fine Arts 
Commercial Art Club; Rat Court. 

MARY GRACE MULLINIX 

Dayton, Maryland 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 

O.T. Club; Basketball '52 53; Westminste 
Fellowship '52-54; Westminster Fellow 
ship Activity Chairman '53-54. 



CAROL EVERETT MURRAY 

4960 Hillbrook Lane, Washington, D. C. 

B.S. in Social Science— Elementary 

Education 

Future Teachers of America. 



EL LANE NADAL 
234 Forest Hills Drive, 
Wilmington. North Ca 



MARY CATHERINE NEMIR 

2903 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia 

B.S. in Sociology 

Basketball and Hockey Teams '52-53; 
Cotillion Club '51-52; Historian Canter 
bury Club '51-52. '52-53; Accidental Club 
'51-52. '52-53; House Council '51-52; 
W.A.A. 51 52; Orchestra '51-52; Glee 
Club 51-52; Cotillion Club '52-53 Pro 
gram Chairman- Inter-Mural Sports; 
Team Captain '52-53; Miss Red Feather 
R.P.I. '53- S.G.A. Orientation Committee: 
Opera '52-53; Honor Council '53-54; 
Cotillion Club S.G.A. Rep. '53-54; Chair 
man Ring Figure and May Queen Court 
'53 54- Variety Show '52-55: Rat Court 
'53 54- Wigwam Editor 54 55; Cotillion 
C ub '54-55. 



ALICE CHRISTINE NEWMAN 
110 Grove Street, Farmville. Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Certificate 
Fashion Illustration 



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CHARLES S. NEWMAN 

203 W. 33rd Street. Richmond, Vii 



WILLIAM RAYMOND O'CONNELL, JR. 
24 Linden Avenue. 
Highland Springs, Virginia 

B.S. in Music Education 
Accidental Club Vice President '52-53; 
Art Students League; Honor Council 
'53-54; S.G.A. President '54 55. 



RICHARD PRYOR O'NEIL 
P. O. Bo* 192, Sandston, Vir 
B.S. in Business 



JUNE LLOYD OMOHUNDRO 

4010 Newport Street, Richmond, Virgil 

B.S. in Business Education 



JULIAN HERCULES OTTEN 
122 N. Main Street. Emporia. Virginia 
B.S. in Business Administration 
Psychology Club. 



MARION E. OWEN 

217 E. 40th Street, Richmond, Virgin!, 

B.S. in Elementary Education 



JOAN D. OWENS 

Box 262, Chester, Virginia 

B.S. in Distributive Educatii 



ROBERT PRESCOTT PAGE 

205 Menole Avenue, Richmond, Virgil 

B.S. in Retailing 

Treasurer Distributors' Club. 



AMBROSE D. PARKER. JR. 

North Shore Point, Norfolk. Virgin!, 

B.S. in Distribution 



ANDRES LEE PAULEY 

1015 W. Main. Wytheville, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama. 

A.S.L. '51-55; Theatre Associates '51 55, 
Treasurer '53-54; Director German Club 
Ministrel 53-54. 



MARY ELIZABETH PENNINGTON 

Brodnax, Virginia 

B.S. in Elementary Education 



MARGARET LEE PERROW 
1 101 Broad Street, Altavista 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 
Commercial Art Club. 



MATTHEW ALPHUS PICKERAL. JR. 
2810 Campbell Avenue, 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

A.S.L.; Commercial Art Club. 



ROSE MARIE PIERCE 

2323 Harrell Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 

B.S. in Sociology 

Vice President Wesley Foundation '54-55; 
Wigwam Staff; Grace Fellowship; Inter- 
Collegiate Council. 



PATRICIA A. RAABE 
4523 West Seminary As 
Richmond, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 



ARTHUR GRAYSON RIDDELL, JR. 
4948 Suburban Avenue, 
Richmond, Virginia 



ANN ROGERS SHANER 
Route 5, Lexington. Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Wigwam Art Staff; Wesley Foundation 
Secretary '52; Commercial Art Club '52- 
55; S.G.A. Rep. for Commercial Art 
Club '54-55. 



ELAINE LOU SHEAR 

McConkey Street, Blacksburg, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art 

Varsity Basketball '51; Girls Intermurals 
'51-53; Commercial Art Club '51-55; Presi- 
dent Lee House '54-55. 



DAISY H. SIMMONS 



B.S. in Music Education 



CHARLES ANNA SKEEN 
Welloske Drive. 
Thomasville. North Carolina 
Certificate in Interior Design 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Interior Design Club '51-52; Seen 
'53-54; Cotillion Club '51-52; Vice P 
dent '53; Wigwam Staff '51; Vice P 
dent and S.G.A. Representative. Ri 
Hickok; Art Students League '51-54. 



PAT J. RILEY 




4300 Fauquier Avenue, 


ADDISON EDWARD SLAY 


Richmond, Virginia 


205 Larne Avenue, Richmo 


B.S. in Business 


B.S. in Social Science 


Executive Member of Freshman Class '51- 


Seminar. 


52; Board of Elections '51 52; German 


Club '51-54; German Club Minstrel '51- 




53; Honor Council '52-53; '54-55; Sopho- 




more Class President; Author S.G.A. 




Constitution; Student Government Execu- 


ROBERT JEROME SPIKER 


tive Committee '52-53; '54-55; Chair- 


Route 1. Warsaw, Virginia 


man, Student Government Legal Com- 




mittee; Orientation Committee '52-54; 


B.S. in Journalism 


D.S.L.; German Club Parliamentarian; 


Editor of Proscript. 


German Club President; Rat Council; 


Manager D.S.L. Basketball Team; Co- 




Chairman S.G.A. Floor Committee; 




Chairman, Honor Council Constitution 




Committee '52 53. 


LESTER EUGENE SOUTH 



DOYLE W. ROBINSON 
Micaville, North Carolir 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



JUDY LEE RUTENBERG 
101 Lake Shore Drive, 
Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 
S.G.A. Rep.; Theatre Arts; \ 



JOHN WILLIAM RYAN, JR. 

2018 5th Avenue. Richmond, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Interior Design Club '52-55; Treasurer '53- 
54- President S4 55;A rl Students League 
Rep. '54-55; Art Students League '52-55. 



Route No. I. Saluda, Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 
Commercial Art Club '50-54; Tn 



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'5354; 



MARJORIE BERNICE STEINKE 
Route 1, Sandston, Virginia 
B.S. in Psychology 



JAMES W. STONE 
2701 Kensington Avenu, 



Richmond. Virginia 
B.S. in Business 
F.B.L.A. '53-54. 



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BRYANT L. STROTHER 
1006 Crutchfield Street 
Richmond, Virginia 



SARONA JANE SURRATT 
Denton, North Carolina 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 
Fine Art Club. 



JAMES H. THROWER 
R. F. D. No. 10 Box 173 
Richmond, Virginia 



JOHN BARTON TREVILLIAN 
2903 Monument Avenue 
Richmond, Virginia 

B.S. in Sociology 

ANN TROXLER 

911 Mulberry Road, Martinsville, Vir 

B.S. in Retailing 



JOHN EDWARD TYE 

3412 First Avenue, Richmond, Virgii 



WILLIAM E. TYSON 



B.S. in Psychology 
Psychology Club. 



JAMES KIRK WARD 

Kenneywood 
Thomasville, North Carolina 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Basketball; Baseball; President Mono- 
gram Club; German Club; Commercial 
Art Club; Art Students League 



BARBARA JANE WATLINGTON 
Bax 26, Gretna. Virginia 



YVONNE WENT2 

1723 North Barton Street, 

Arlington, Virginia 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 
O.T. Club '54-55. 



FRANCES ANN WHITE 

New Market, Virginia 

B S In Distributive Education 

Baptist Student Union Preside 
Distributor Club '53 55. 



JAMES THOMAS WILSON, JR. 
Blairs, Virginia 
Bachelor of Fine Arts 



CAROLYN LOUISE WINKLER 

3704 Strathavon Road 
Shaker Heights, Ohio' 

B.S. in Occupational Therapy 

O.T. Club. 

THOMAS RAWL WITTEN 

Brodnax, Virginia 

B.S. in Music Education 

Accidental Club; German Club. 

SUSAN D. WOODWARD 

70 Shenandoah Road, Hampton, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Variety Show '53-54; Art Students League 
'52-55; Secretary Canterbury Club '53-55- 
Commercial Art Club '52-55 



MARY HOLT WOOLFOLK 

1215 Laburnum Avenue 
Richmond, Virginia 

B.S. in Social Science 

W. ASHLIN WYATT 

24 Maxwell Road, Richmond, Virginia 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Fine Art Club; A.S.L. 

RAYMOND L. YOST 

2815 Floyd Avenue. Richmond, Virgini. 

B S. in Business 

ROSEMARY YOUNG 

907 Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 
B.S. in Sociology 



3-Year Certificate 

BOBBY LEO ANDERSON 
2309 Rosewood Avenue 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Certificate in Interior Decoration 

Interior Design Club '52-55; S.G.A. Rep. 
for Interior Design Club '53-54; German 
Club '53-55; Art Students League '52-55. 



LEONORA A. BENEDUCE 

9114 87th Street. Woodhaven, New York 

Certificate in Fashion Illustration 



KATHLEEN WARREN CHRISTIAN 
1608 Orcutt Avenue, 
Newport News, Virginia 
Secretary of A.S.L.; Cotillion 



MARGARET ELLEN COLE 
Box 84, Appomattox, Virginia 
Certificate in Costume Design 
Cotillion Club; Fashion Club- Art Stu- 
dents League; Program Committee J nlor 
Red Feather Girl '53; Tobacco 



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'53. 



SALLY CHARLES EPPES 

Leesburg, Virginia 
Certificate in Interior Design 
Freshman Class Treasurer- 
Foundation Secretary Treasurer- 
Decoration Club; Cotillion Club. 



JANET PETTY HALL 

Route 3. Box 237, Roanoke, Virgini, 

Certificate in Costume Design 

Fashion Club; Treasurer 828 Don 
'53-54. 



NINA JEAN HALL 
407 Westover Drive 
Lexingotn, North Carolina 

Certificate in Commercial Art 

Art Students League '54. 



ORA DAIL HARDY 

404 27th Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Certificate in Interior Design 

Art Students League; Interior Design 
Club Treasurer; House Council Secretary. 



SARA JO HENSLEY 

Route 3, Morganton, North Carolina 

Certificate in Commercial Art 

Commercial Art Club; Art Students 
League, 



CAROL MARIE HILL 
516 Market Street 
Williamsporl. Pennsylvania 

Certificate in Commercial Art 

Treasurer Founders Dorm '53-54- Vice 
President Founders '54-55; S.G.a! Rep. 



BARBARA JEAN JARRETT 
313 Hickory Avenue 
Newport News. Virginia 

Certificate in Interior Design 

Cotillion Club; Art Students League; In- 
terior Design Club Sec-r 



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RENEE LAMPROS 

640 34th Street, Newport News, ' 

Certificate in Costume Design 

Cotillion Club: Fashion Club; 
coming Court '53. 

JEAN G. NELSON 

R.F.D. 5, Box 283-C, Richmond, 

Certificate in Commercial Art 

Commercial Art Club; Art 
League. 



MILDRED BAIN PARTRIDGE 
417 Harvard Apt. No. 5, 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Certificate in Commercial Art 
Cotillion Club; Commercial Arl 



BARBARA LOUISE ROBBINS 
Box 136, Norfolk, Virginia 
Certificate in Fashion Illustrate 

JOHN R. SCHAFER, JR. 



mercial Art 
Club; Art Stude 



CYNTHIA ZOE SPRAKE 
708 Lee Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia 
Certificate in Fashion Illustration 
Cotillion Club; Fashion Club. 

ANN REID TOLER 

522 8th Street, Virginia Beach, Virgin!; 
Certificate in Costume Design 
Fashion Club; Art Students League. 

BARBARA A. WILLIAMS 

1018 W. 47th Street, Richmond, Virgir 

Certificate in Fashion Illustration 



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Inter- 
53-55; 



Wigwam Cir 

VAFCW Publicity Manager 54 

mural Basketball and Volleyball 

Day Students Rep. of Cotillion Clut 

•54- Fashion Club; Cotillion Club 53 55 

Art Students League '53-55; W.R.A. 



BARBARA JOAN WILLIAMS 

141 Pisgah Drive, Canton, North Ca 

Certificate in Interior Design 



Foundati 



Decorati 
n Progr. 



Club; 
Chairr 



CHRISTINE J. WISE 
Box 958, Pearisburg, Virginia 
Certificate in Interior Decoration 
Interior Deocration Club; A.S.L. 



HELEN MARIE WOOD 
401 Armfield Avenue, 
Asheboro, North Carolin 



2-Year Certificate 

LOIS ANNE ATTKISSON 

200 Thompson, Ashland, Virgil 

Certificate in Clerical Practic 



DORIS JEAN BOX 
2111 Sherwood Avenue, Roa 
Certificate in Retailing 
D.E. Club; Cotillion Club. 



SHIRLEY BURTON 

2004 South Cliff Road, Richr 

Certificate in Clerical Prac 

GARY WALTER CLARK 
410 W. Main Street, FayetK 
Certificate in Retailing 
D.E. Club; German Club. 



HELEN COUSSOULOS 

322 48th Street, Newport News, Virginia 

Certificate in Accounting 

House Council '54; F.B.L.A.; S.G.A. 
Rep. for F.B.L.A. '55; Canterbury Club; 
'55; Wigwam 



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55 



ELIZABETH K. GIESECKE 



tificate in Accounting 

sident F.B.L.A. '54 55. 



BOBBY DEAN GUFFEY 
124 Church Street, 
Forest City. North Care 

Certificate in Retailing 



VIRGINIA MAE HALE 
Montross, Virginia 
Certificate in Secrelaric 



PEGGY SUE HARTLINE 
Box 266, Route I, 
Stalesville, North Carolina 

Certificate in Retailing 

D.E. Club '53-55; Cotillion Club. '53 54. 



SUSAN RANDOLPH JONES 
White Post, Virginia 
Certificate in Secretarial Scit 
Canterbury Club; F.B.L.A. 



BARBARA ANN JORDAN 
527 W. Washington Street, 
Petersburg, Virginia 

Certificate in Secretarial Science 
F.B.L.A .'54-55; Newman Club '54-55. 



CATHERINE JENELL McMANAMAY 
Route I, Glasgow, Virginia 



MARIE MARBLE 



Certificate in Retailing 
Distributors Club; Founde 



GLORIA MITCHELL 

100 Pierce Street, Hopewell, Virgin!. 

Certificate in Retailing 

D.E. Club S3 54. 



MAE LEE OVERSTREET 
1102 Jeanette Avenue. V 



LESTER THOMAS SIMPSON 
Main Street, Norwood. North Ca 
Certificate in Retailing 
S.G.A. 



D.E. Club 
Floor Comn 



BETTY J. SHEALY 
Enfield, North Ca- 



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L. G. Balfour Company 

Attleboro, Massachusetts 
Manufacturers of: 

CLASS RINGS • CLUB PINS 
MEDALS & TROPHIES 
Represi nt ( d by: 
Charles G. Motley 
Walter B. Anderson 

41 1 1 Kensington Avenue 
Richmond, Virginia 


Rucker & Richardson 

REALTORS 
Loans - Insurance 

118 North 8th Street 
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 


Theodore's Restaurant 

HARRISON and GRACE 

The Place where R.P.I. 
Students Meet 

SNACKS • REFRESHMENTS 
DINNERS 


Charles' Restaurant 

Now THEODORE'S PLACE 
HARRISON and GRACE 


ROYAL ENGRAVING 
COMPANY 

ENGRAVERS 

for 

1955 

WIGWAM 


35TH ANNIVERSARY 

VIRGINIA DAIRY 
COMPANY 

"The Home of Better Milk" 

The oldest independent dairy in this area. 

Operated under management of same 

family during its entire history 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
Dial 5-2838 



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A SIGN OF 
GOOD PR I NTI NG 




THE PRESS OF 



WHITTET & SHEPPERSON 



RICHMOND • VIRGINIA 



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ART STAFF 

Ann Shaner 
Sara Jo Hensley 
Beverly Cralle 
Margaret Powell 
Sonny Goldman 

David Cole 
Thomas Armistead 

Mary Luke 
Beverly Martin 
Margaret Swingle 

GENERAL STAFF 

Helen Harrod 
Margaret Burkhart 
Barbara Quinn Andleton 
Frank T. Akers 
Parker L. Melton 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

Colonial Studio 
Frank B. Thornburg, Jr. 
John Thomas 
Dave Cole 



II, Rose Abbott, Parker Melton, Frank Akers, Kitty 



Top: AT WORK IN THE OFFICE, Mar 
Nemir, Rose Pierce, Sally Moore 

Bottom: FOUNDERS' HALL WORKSHOP, ONE OF THE 12:30 NIGHTS. (Back row) Helen 
Coussoulos, Kitty Nemir, Carolyn Buchanan, Parker Melton. (Seated) Rose Abbott, Ann 
Shaner, Barbara Williams, Frank Akers. 



WIGWAM STA FF 

MARY CATHERINE NEMIR Editor-in-Chief 

WILLIAM BOYD CLOPTON Assistant Editor 

HELEN COUSSOULOS Business Manager 

WAYNE KING Advertising Manager 

ROSE ABBOTT Art Editor 

HERBERT HAWTHORNE Photographer 

SALLY MOORE Literary Editor 

ROSE MARIE PIERCE Senior Section Editor 

BARBARA WILLIAMS Circulation Manager 

CAROLYN BUCHANAN Snapshot Editor 



COVER DESIGN 

Sara Jc Hensley 



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TO THE READER 



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ROSE ABBOTT 
Art Editor 



BUDD CLOPTON 
Editor 



ELEN COUSSOULOS 
jsiness Manager 



WAYNE KING 
Advertising Manage 



I wish to thank all the persons who helped to make this year- 
book the wonderful experience it has been to me. I feel that 
when I leave here, an old friend will be left behind. I hope that 
within these pages there are as many memories for you — the 
reader, as there ere for me — the 1955 WIGWAM Editor-in- 
Chief. 



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MARY CATHERINE NEMIR 
Editor-in-Chief 



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