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Wesleyan Fever — 1
A CASE STUDY
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2 — Contents
A Case Study
Registration is hub of excitement and activity.
Returning students streamed out
of automobiles gripping suitcases,
ragged book bags, and last year's
dog-eared Talking Heads Posters.
They clapped each other's backs and
shrieked hellos over the too-loud mu-
sic that identified already occupied
rooms. Freshmen students stumbled
from family station wagons, followed
closely by Mom and Dad porting
endless bags of school supplies and
munchies. The year, it seemed, had
begun as any other at Wesleyan.
Three Edgecombe Freshmen move into their dorm rooms.
Wesley an Fever: Once You
Derek Francis and member of Rocky Mount community enjoy a run
around Wesleyan's sprawling grounds.
But as days passed, students, faculty,
and staff members began to notice
something different, something that
made this year at Wesleyan different
from all the rest. Freshmen enrollment
was up over 35 percent. The throngs of
spirited freshmen, roving wide-eyed
about the Wesleyan campus, could not
help but add excitement to the feverish
pitch of activity that traditionally char-
acterizes the orientation and registra-
Terri McMullen enjoys a break during RA training.
4 — Wesleyan Fever
Catch It There Is No Cure
Clockwise: Mark Immler participates in Airband Contest.
( iretchen LandshofT enjoys a stroll across one of Wesleyan's soc-
cer fields, Anita Bailey, Krystal Crutchfield, and Beth Hodsdon
lake lime out for fun.
Students were signing up for par-
ticipation in student activities in rec-
ord numbers. Phi Beta Lambda, the
business honorary could boast a big
membership increase over last year.
And these were only a few of the
symptoms of the strange and wonder-
ful fever that had begun to spread on
the Wesleyan campus.
Wesleyan Fever -
Wesleyan Fever: Once You
Activity rises to fevered pitch as 1986-87
at Wesleyan begins.
Clockwise: Chris Matthews is ready to start
the new year at Wesleyan. Bill Shaw moves
into his dorm room. Orientation is under-
6 — Wesleyan Fever
Catch It There Is No Cure
A Caroline Hines, J. Jay Green, and Gretchen
LandshofT take a smile break during orientation
^ Women relax in front of North Hall.
Members of the Dissenter
staff for 1987 decided to look
into this phenomenon. We
have been collecting data
since September and have
recorded and published our
findings here in this docu-
ment, Wesleyan Fever: A
Case Study. We invite you to
review the data and make
your own assessment of our
Wesleyan Fever — 7
Wesleyan Fever: Once You
Acting Academic Dean Marshall Brooks helps Kim Mallon register for classes.
Amy Stang and Allen Peigh take time out just to talk.
8 — Wesleyan Fever
Catch It There Is No Cure
Clockwise: Dr. Carleton McKita tries a new hairstyle.
Students line up during registration. Registration lines
grow longer and longer.
k L to R: Mike Hilton. Teresa Keaton. Don Grigley, Randy Sands. Gretchen Richards, Bart Carmichael,
Chris Trent. Front: Stephanie Newton and Chns Holbrook pose for cheesecake photo.
Wesleyan Fever — 9
Wesleyan Fever - There Is No Cure
► Mark Immler and Randy Wisniewsky take a study
10 — Wesleyan Fever
Wesleyan Fever Infects Homecoming
Tamara Wins the Crown . . . Battling Bishops Go Up Against
Mt. Olive . . . Sigma Pi and Cheerleaders Win Float Competition
Clockwise: Tamara Oates poses for a quick snap shot during Homecoming festivities.
Battling Bishops play hard in Homecoming game against Mount Olive,
Sigma Pi Fraternity wins Most Creative Entry in Homecoming '86 float competition.
Lesley Freeman sits out a dance to catch her breath.
Homecoming — 11
Whitney Houston Imitator
Tamara Gates thrills audience with her Whitney Houston
So what's an airband? That's a reasonable ques-
tion. But how reasonable is the answer? An air-
band is a group of vocalists who don't sing; it's a
group of musicians who don't play. So what do
they do? They pretend. And this year Wesleyan
saw some of the greatest "pretenders" ever to
appear in a lip sync contest at Wesleyan.
"This was the third time to have a lip sync at
Wesleyan and, overall, the whole show was more
professionally done," said Dorothy Phiefer, Di-
rector of Student Activities. "This year, for the
first time at Wesleyan, we had Gordon Finney,
General Manager of WRMT Radio, to serve as
MC. And the groups were better prepared. They
looked as if they'd really spent some time practic-
ing and putting together costumes."
The contestants are judged on their appear-
ance, originality, and on lip sync. They can re-
ceive one to ten points in each category. Cash
prizes of $50.00 for first place and $25.00 for
second place are awarded to the top acts.
Tamara Oates, posing as Whitney Houston
singing "How Will I Know," walked away with
the $50.00 for first place. Second place went to
Alpha Delta Chi.
Takes Top Honors
Airband Contest — 13
Tamara Oates Wins Crown;
A little glitz? A little glamour? Certainly it was a gala event for those
gathered at the Sheraton on the evening of October 14 to celebrate Homecom-
ing's grand finale, the Homecoming dance and the crowning of the Homecom-
The band, Mirrors, electrified the audience with selections from the 70's to
the 80's. Finally at 1 1 :00 came the high point of the evening, the introduction
of the Homecoming Court and their escorts.
Representing the freshman class were Gabrielle Griffis escorted by Jeff
Schimbeno, Talita Irizauy escorted by Gerald Horton, and Gretchen Land-
shoff escorted by Chris Bratcher.
Representing the sophomore class were Krystal Crutchfield escorted by
David Ferrell, Beth Hodsdon escorted by Eric Schreiber, and Lesley Freeman
escorted by Dave Gruver.
Libby Birdsong and Kenny Bulkin move to dance floor.
14 — Homecoming
Fever Rises for Revellers
Representing the junior class were Nikki Berry escorted by Graeme Stewart,
Sharon Campbell escorted by Mark Immler and Tamara Dates escorted by Derek
Senior class members of the court were Libby Birdsong escorted by Kenny
Bulkin, Tiena Gaskins escorted by Randy Wisniewsky, and Suzanne Payne escort-
ed by John Brackett.
Students, faculty, and alumni waited in anticipation as Dr. McKita announced
the 1986 North Carolina Wesleyan Homecoming Queen, Tamara Gates.
Homecoming '86 Winds Down
1 6 — Homecoming
SUBJECTS: Group A
— Students at North Carolina Wesleyan College
— Study suggest that Wesleyan Fever can strike any-
one, regardless of age, orientation, or disposition.
— Fever may manifest itself differently in different sub-
jects, but suseptibility of all subjects appears to be
Group A — 17
1 8 — Seniors
Seniors — 19
20 — Seniors
Seniors — 21
Seniors — 22
Graham Stewart and Nicki Bern are in Homecoming Court,
Seniors — 23
24 — Seniors
Ring selection is a difficult task for a senior at Wesleyan.
I Gregory Williams
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Seniocs — 25
The guys of Nash decide to show off their strength.
26 — Juniors
Mark A. Davis
Above: Pam Hudson and Melanie Chaplan show how close North can be.
Juniors — 27
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Daniel Moltz attempts to get all his clothes into one load.
28 — Juniors
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^ Jung Min Kim
Brian Durrett waits as he tries to make a call in Nash.
Juniors — 29
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Rhonda Sharpe WIL.
Riley Carter, Ernie Davis, and Bobbie Jones hang out in the dorm.
30 — Juniors
Charlie Georges watches his opponent's drive on the Wesleyan green.
. Juniors — 3 1
32 — Sophomores
Allen MacDonald, Nancy Barra, and Missy Norris enjoy MTV.
AA Jeffery Durante
*^ Kathleen Johnson
Tham Pham, John Kesel and Steve McCraw study hard and relax between classes.
Sophomores — 33
Cynthia Jones (. ,
John Michael Morgan
Above: The guys at South lounge around.
34 — Sophomores
•• . Carla Winstead
J Randy Wisniewsky
Sophomores — 35
36 — Freshmen
Janie Beathard contemplates her schedule during registration.
Above: Tham Pham is caught by surpnse.
Freshmen — 37
Greg Ebelherr k
Above: Theresa Carter takes a quiet moment at the Wesleyan fountain.
38 — Freshmen
1 Nelson, Theresa
Walkins, and Sharon McLeod take a breather in Edgecomb.
Freshmen — 39
Renee Jandrew '
Above; Lisa Nelson works on revising a paper in the computer room.
40 — Freshmen
Above: Libby Birdsong confers with her R.D., Dorothy Phifer, at North.
Freshmen — 41
Tham Pham ^'
Talita Irizarry shows her enthusiasm for living.
42 — Freshmen
Above: The homecoming court lakes a spin around campus during the parade.
Freshmen — 43
Abo?e: Matt McKown decides to practice his "air guitar."
44 — Freshmen
Group A Exhibit Symptoms
Top: The Men's soccer learn lakes a break from practice. Bottom
LeU: Allen McDonald studies while he works in ihe library- Bottom
Right: Tonva Evans and Candace Lyons relax in ihe TV room.
Group A — 45
Group A Exhibit Symptoms
Clockwise: David Farrell prepares himself to
enter his living space.
Chris Holbrook exclaims, "Whose No. 1" while
Nick Nixon looks on.
The girls of North gather around the piano to
join in singing.
46 — Group A
— North Carolina Wesleyan College Campus
— Environment in which subjects were studied is esti-
mated to be that in which subjects spend 60% - 70%
of their time.
— Variables examined within the environment include
particular locales, individual student subjects, and
certain special events which appear to be followed by
large outbreaks of Wesleyan Fever.
Environment — 47
Dorms Provide Living, Learning
Did we ever imagine sharing a home with over a hundred
other people? Students in Nash, North, Edgecombe, and South
dorms do just that.
Wesleyan students find sharing their habitat with such a large
variety of people as both an exciting and educational experi-
ence. Junior Cindy Harrell finds dorm life enjoyable because
"there is always someone around to talk with." Senior Mark
Immler views his experience in Nash dorm as "an opportunity to
learn how to live and work with others." He adds, "living in the
dorm has given me an added sense of responsibility"
Residence halls at Wesleyan are designed to provide a dynam-
ic environment where students not only live together, but learn
and grow together. To enhance the social and educational back-
grounds of students, the resident directors and student life office
provide parties, speakers, movies, and more for each dorm.
When asked how he enjoyed dorm parties, freshman Danny
Murphy said, "Since the college enforces the 21 year old drink-
ing law, I don't usually attend dorm parties." Various speakers,
such as resident assistants or the campus nurse, have addressed
students in the dorms this year. Topics have varied from serious
subjects like self defense and birth control, to lighter topics like
exercising and makeup.
Changes have been made this year in the residence halls to
satisfy some of the different perceptions students at Wesleyan
have about what dorm life should be. Open house policies have
been relaxed; visiting students may now sign themselves in and
not go through an R.A. To improve dorm safety, fire alarm
systems have been installed in each dorm. Junior RA Derek
Edwards admits, "The fire alarm system is an improvement for
ensuring student safety, as long as students aren't tampering
with them to cause false alarms."
Top: Jaycee Chadwick admonishes a fellow student to take care after the peeper
scare. Bottom: Laundry day is a "favorite" past time in North dorm.
DIXON'S BLIND £ AWNING SERVICE
"Your Levelor Dealer"
Environment for NCWC Students
Top: Camera shy. Bottom Left: Nick Nixon,
Bill McGee, Jamie Thorn, and Robbie Pollock
relax in "Charlie's Pub." Bottom Right: Julie
Zimmer and Leslie Freeman take a popcorn
Dorms — 49
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RA's Enforce Dorm Policies.
Terry Hardison and Pam Wooten during RA training.
"When students have a problem or want someone to
chat with, whom can they go to?" RESIDENT ASSIS-
TANTS. Pam Derrick, Director of Housing, sees the
RA's main function as "a contact person between stu-
dents and student life to assist in all the phases of
service Wesleyan has to offer." One of the resident
assistant's responsibilities is enforcing dorm policies,
but senior RA Lisa Nelson and junior RA Kori Town-
send see their responsibilities as a "counselor for stu-
dents." They believe their primary duty as RA is help-
ing students adjust to dorm life. Kori said, "I don't feel
like I am here to have to enforce rules; students should
learn to do that themselves."
Four resident assistants for each dorm are selected
by the resident directors, the director of housing, and
the dean of student life through an interview selection
process. They are paid a straight salary, depending on
their years of service. As a special privilege, RA's re-
ceive a private room for the price of a double room.
This year, resident assistants are on duty from their
rooms rather than from the lobby. Senior RA George
Morse thinks this change "puts the RA's closer to what
is really going on. Some people are in the lobby, but
most students can be found on the floors. Since we are
in our rooms, it is very convenient and easy for students
to find us."
To many students, resident assistants are their link
for effective communication in the residence halls. Se-
nior RA Thomas Taylor claims, "At first I think most
students decide to be RA's for the money, but then they
stay with the job because of the experience and the
opportunity it offers for helping others."
Milce Walters checks witli Denise Flood for messages.
50 ~ RA'S
Above L to R: South RA's - George Morse,
Mike Gouge, (not pictured) Russell Williams,
and Derek Edwards. Below, L to R: North RA's
- Terry Hardison, Kim Huskins, Dora Los,
(alternate) Helen Carr, and Pam Wooten.
\ct As Student Counselors
Top Left: Dora Los and Pam Wooten race to finish their
worksheets during RA training. Middle. L to R: Edgecombe RAs
- (alternate) Tina Moody, Kori Townsend. Lisa Nelson. Terri
McMullen. (not pictured) Liz Carroll. Bottom Left, L to R: Nash
RAs - Sleepy Taylor, Tom Rivers, Derek Francis, (alternate)
David Jackson, (not pictured) Andy Wright. Below: Dora Los
relaxes during RA iraining-
RA'S — 51
Wesleyan Gets The Fever;
Qockwise; Santa spreads cheer at Wesleyan during the annual Christmas concert.
Cafeteria worker poses as a pilgrim during special Thanksgiving meal in the cafete-
ria. Wesleyan Singers sing traditional Christmas carols during the Christmas con-
cert celebration. Candles provided the only light for the Wesleyan Christmas ser-
vice in Leon Russell Chapel.
52 — Holiday Fever
Goes All Out for Holidays
Clockwise: Denise Flood, secretary for student life,
"spooks" the camera in her Halloween costume. Dr.
and Mrs. Rexford Tucker donated the Christmas tree
which was placed in the foyer of the administration
building to add to the holiday season. (L to R) Ben
Barbour, Jason Barrios. Shamil Salah, Charlie
Georges, and June Caste pose for a shot at the Wesley-
an Halloween dance.
Holiday Fever — 53
Students Fill Leisure
When NC Wesleyan students have leisure time, what do they
do? Students may visit the gymnasium to lift weights, jog a mile
around campus, or participate in intramural sports. Less phys-
ical students may "catch a nap" between classes after a late
night study session or hangout with friends in the dorms.
When students wish to get off campus, they drive to the local
malls and restaurants. The opening of new Golden East Mall
last August offers students more places to visit and more job
opportunities. Taking advantage of the new openings in the mall,
junior Tamara Oates uses her spare time productively by work-
ing as a salesclerk in the Limited. The new Sheraton, which
opened last summer became a popular entertainment spot for
those Wesleyan students who are 21 years old.
Being located outside the city limits, the Wesleyan campus
can be quite tranquil. Senior Diane Ciasca finds theWesleyan
campus inviting because "the tranquil environment adds to the
beauty of the campus."
If students do not wish to participate in organizations or
activities, they may use the student union facilities to play a
video game or watch the large screen television. Students can
eat in Doc's snackbar or do some shopping at the bookstore.
Junior Cindy Harrell believes "opportunities on campus are
available if students take advantage of them. The campus is like
our own little community."
Right: Eric Taylor lakes time out to play ping pong. Bottom Right: Students chat
on campus grounds. Below: Mae Hinton and Kim Breheim in cafeteria.
54 — Leisure
Hours On/Off Campus
Top: RD Mike Walters crashes out in bed. Bottom Right: Jason Barrios helps
Kari Kettner with her wash before she has to go to class. Bottom Left: Tenacia
Woolfolk enjoys having a car on campus.
Leisure — 55
Peeper Incident Leads to
"Perv Alert," the subject line of a recent memo elicited chuckles as
well as concern from students on the North Carolina Wesleyan campus.
A rash of peeping tom incidents in the women's dorms during Novem-
ber led to tightened security as well as a safety awareness campaign
among students and administration. The college hired additional securi-
ty guards and regular campus security was "beefed up" according to
Dean of Student Life Dr. Carleton McKita.
On November 19, as reports that the peeper was on campus began to
spread, students mobilized carrying baseball bats, umbrellas, and what-
ever else they could lay their hands on and began their own search of the
woods on campus. Camera crews and reporters from local television
stations streamed onto the campus, after receiving a call from some
The peeper had been seen for the first time on November 1 0, when he
wandered into the women's showers in North Dorm and exposed himself.
Top: Joy Patrick and Patty Duggan express their concern over peeping tom incident to
WTVD news. Bottom: Edgecomb halls are full of concerned students.
56 — Peeping Tom
Tighter Security on Campus
L«ft: Channel 1 1 Interviews Edgecomb rcsidenls. Below: News learn
looks over "scene of crime." Boltom: Denise James. Channel 1 1 . talks to
residents about "Perv Alert."
Peeping Tom — 57
Make It Happen
Students at N.C. Wesleyan are "making it happen" by par-
ticipating in the Career Planning/Cooperative Education Pro-
gram. The program provides services and activities which are
designed to meet the varied Career Planning needs of individual
students. Whether a freshman who is indecisive about the
choice of an academic major or minor, or a senior investigating
graduate schools, the Career Planning/Cooperative Education
Program can provide assistance and guidance for developing
effective career plans.
Above: Ms. Crystal Crocheron, Recruiter for Abbot Laboratories, addresses an
evening class. Top Left: Denise Whitley, a Wesleyan student, at her Co-op job
with Burroughs Wellcome Co. in Greenville, NC. Bottom Left: Mr. Edward C.
Good, Author of Does Your Resume Wear Blue Jeans?, gives a presentation on
developing effective resumes.
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58 — Career Planning
Top: Jessica Morton, NCWC
student, and Larry Crisafulli,
Administrative Manager for
Benetton, Inc., Rocky Mount.
Jessica worked in an accounting co-
op position with Benetton. Middle:
Planning Session for Rejection
Seminar Left: Ms. Chris Martin,
Pearsall Operating Co., leads
discussion during the Rejection
Seminar, an employer/employee
conference on how to help students
or employees handle employment
Career Planning — 59
Theatrics Thrive at Wesleyan;
Clockwise: Denise Moses, an entertainer sponsored by tiie Student Ac-
tivities Committee, conducts her improvisational workshop at Wesleyan.
A Roclcy Mount Senior High School student and Bobby Price "impro-
vise" at the Denise Moses workshop. Mike Brown and Brian Durrant role
play, following instrucitons by Denise Moses.
60 — Theatrics
Players Perform Equus Fall Term
North Carolina Wesleyan no longer of-
fers a theatre major. But Director Chuck
Ackerman said he'd had a larger turnout
for auditions for the fall production than
ever before. The large turnout, allowed the
theatre department to do a large show like
Equus which requires a cast of fifteen. Ack-
erman admits, "It was a real delight having
that many try out."
Peter Shaffer's Equus is a thrilling drama
that takes place in Rokeby Psychiatric Hos-
pital in Southern England. The time is the
The only props used in Equus were horse-
heads made out of heavy wire, covered with
wire mesh; they were rented from a high
school in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Equus, a modern, serious kind of drama,
is not the kind of play usually performed at
D. S. Coltrane Theatre. Ackerman re-
marked, "I believe this kind of play was
good for the school and for the students who
participated." Ackerman directed the play
which ran from November 5-8, 1986.
Top: Characters Alan Strang, played by Matt
McKown; Jill Mason, played by Kathy Johnson; and
Frank Strang, played by Randy Whceless; are sur-
rounded by "the horses." Bottom: Cast rehearses a
scene from Equus.
Equus — 61
The Arts Come to North
New Arts Series
N. C. Opera Extravaganza!
Friday, September 26, 1986
Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, October 9, 1986
Ayako Uchiyama, Japanese Dancer
Sunday, November 16, 1986
Thursday, February 12, 1987
Green Grass doggers Musical Revue
Friday, March 20, 1987
Smoky Mountain Chamber Brass Ensemble
Saturday, April 11, 1987
Right: Ponti, Zimansky, Polasek trio pose for a snap sliot. Below: Green Grass
Cloggers swing their partners. Opposite Page: Ayako Uchiyama presents pro-
gram of classical and contemporary kabuki dance.
62 — New Arts
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Carolina Wesleyan Campus
Arts — 63
Arts • Arts • Arts • Arts • Arts • Arts
Right: Conductor of Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra.
Below: Members of the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra.
64 — New Arts
-First of two identified behaviors associated with Wes-
-Subjects present with an insatiable appetite for par-
ticipation in athletic competitions and activities.
Spons — 65
Volleyball Team Suffers
When six players did not return to the team and
expected recruits did not show, second year volley-
ball coach Diane Scherzer had to rebuild her team.
She credits junior setter Debbie Ward for "running
the offense" for the team. Coach Scherzer adds "ju-
nior Sharon Fitzpatrick's hitting ability helped high-
light the team's effort." Senior Lori Blackburn, who
sat out of competition for two seasons, brought back
some much needed experience. Finishing 4 - 25, the
players strived together thoughout the season.
Above: The volleyball team works together to set up some
powerful spikes. Top Right: Debbie Ward stretches to return a low
ball. Right: The bishops gel ready to receive a return.
66 — Volleyball
Tough Season in '86
Top Left: Ann Hunter and Lori Blackburn block a shot Bottom
Left: The Wesleyan Volleyball Team Back Row. L to R: Sabrina
Felser, Sharon Fitzpatrick. Lori Blackburn. Coach Diane
Scherzer. Front Row, L to R: Renec Jandrew. Alexis Bennett.
Paula Aycock. Debbie Ward (Not Pictured) Wendy Elks. Allison
Hancock. Julie Zimmer. Patty Duggan,
Volleyball — 67
Wesleyan Baseball Team
Above: Paul Prisco waits behind the plate. Right: Roy Hill stands
ready at 3rd base.
At printing time the baseball team had not yet begun
its season. Photos were taken at exhibition games dur-
ing the fall. The team, under the direction of Mike Fox,
begins its season in the spring.
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68 — Baseball
Prepares for Spring Season
Frankie Moore throws ball from left field for out number three.
1987 Baseball Roster
Baseball — 69
'86 Is Up/Down Year
The women's soccer team had an up and down
season, ending with an 8-9 win/loss record overall.
Gerry Mundel led the team in goals for a total of
8. Patty Duggan followed close behind with five
goals. Gerry Mundel led in total points as well, rack-
ing up a total of 18. Patty Duggan scored a total of
14 points and Linda Grustol, 10 points. Goalie Cin-
dy Goedde had an end of season record of 5 shut outs
and a goal per game average of 1.31.
Making the All Conference team from Wesleyan
were Linda Frustol, Gerry Mundel, Patty Duggan
and Gabby Griffis.
Above: Mary Berry gives a teammate a hug after an exhausting
game. Right: Caroline Hines tries to cool off during a hot game.
70 — Women's Soccer
for Women's Soccer
Cyndi Goedde 14
Terri Fraltini 7
Left: Linda Frustol manuevers the ball Iry
ng to find a place to
Women's Soccer — 71
Women's Soccer. . . Women's Soccer . . .
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Right: Gabrielle Griffis uses her dribbling
skills to get Wesleyan on the offensive. Bottom
Right: Wesleyan applies the pressure to
opposing team. Bottom Left: Wesleyan Bishops
show sportmanship by shaking hands with the
72 — Women's Soccer
Women's Soccer. . . Women's Soccer. . .
Women'sSoccerTeam, BackRow, L toR: Dawn KlafFa. Gerry Mundel, Mary Berry.
Maxine Dyer, Missy Norris, Theresa Frattini, Cynthia Goedde, Janice Green. Julie
Koenecke, Sara Livelsberger, Kim Malion. Roland Paiva. Front, L to R: Tressa
Simmons. Caroline Hines, Linda Frustol, Gabrielle Griffis, Grelchen Landshof,
Lisa Nelson, Becky Keily, Patty Duggan. Mary Sharp. Laurenda Walston. Left:
Coach Roland Paiva contemplates his halftime talk.
Women's Soccer — 73
Bishops Celebrate Winning!
The men's soccer team could boast a tremendous season in
'86 with a final record of 15 wins, 2 ties, and 3 losses.
Leading the Bishops in points and assists were Billy TuUy,
Shamil Salah, and Thomas Rasmussen, scoring 106 of the
1 94 points scored all season. Tully scored 1 8 goals; he also led
in assists with a total of 11, racking up 47 points overall.
Shamil Salah scored 10 goals and made 10 assists for a total
of 30 points overall. And Rasmussen scored 1 1 goals and
made 7 assists for an end of season total of 29 points.
Goalie Charlie Georges could boast an end of season re-
cord of 1 2 shut outs with a goal per game average of only .85.
Greg Armand made the 1st team All American at the
fullback position. Billy Tully, playing forward, made the 1st
team All South.
Right: Coach Tony Ferrell gives instructions from the sidelines. Below: Fans
cheer the Battling Bishops on.
74 — Men's Soccer
Season with 15-3-2 Record
Men's Soccer — 75
Men's Soccer . . . Men's Soccer . . . Men's
Right: Billy Tully dribbles past the other team. Below: Kenny Bulkin takes a break.
76 — Men's Soccer
Men's Soccer . . . Men's Soccer . . .
[■'roni Row, L to R: Ken Bulkin. Doug Nesbitt, Derek Francis. 2nd Row, L to R: Paul
hunn. Taher Husain. Derek Edwards, Shamil Salah, Phalla Vann, Mike Morgan,
eilh Bauer, Ted Burke. 3rd Row, L to R: Bill Tully, Thomas Rasmussen, Eric
Schrieber, Mark Crum, Greg Armand, Kenny Bowers, John Duggan, Chris
Matthews. 4th Row, L to R: Woody Harper, John Kesel, Jason Barrios, Charles
Georges, Tom Corcoran, Tom Wessel, Allen MacDonald.
heh: Billy Tully pushes toward the
Men's Soccer — 77
Bishops Have Year to
Top Left: Watts "puts in" a free throw as crowd
cheers on. Bottom Left: Brackett concentrates
on making the shot. Right: Methodist player
tries to block a pass.
78 — Men's Basketball
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Remember in '86-'87
Back, L 10 R: Assistant Coach. Jim Bennington. Scorelceeper. Lee Smelcer, Wright, Terry Battle. Head Coach. Bill Chambers. From, L to R: Shea Walker.
Travis Saunders. William Bullock. Doug Hunt. Paul Jones. Wilbert Powell. Art Tim Fuller, Chris Bratcher. David Gruver. Danny Murphy
Blausey, Charlie Hoffman. John Brackett. Lloyd Watts. Steve Moran, Johnny
After a shaky 2-3 start. North Carolina Wesleyan roared to its
best season ever with a 24-7 record, a Dixie Conference champi-
onship and an NCAA quarterfinal finish.
First-year coach Bill Chambers juggled a number of starting
lineups for the Bishops early in the season before settling down
with the right mix of veterans and young players.
Two players were named to the 1st Team All-Dixie Confer-
ence squad: Lloyd Watts, a senior from Fredericksburg. Va., and
Chris Bratcher, a sophomore from Richmond, Va. Watts led the
Bishops in scoring with a 19.3 average while Bratcher was scor-
ing at a 16.8 clip.
Midway through the 86-87 season, the Bishops were a re-
spectable 7-5. However, with a stable lineup and some fine play.
the Bishops reeled off a 12-1 winning mark to end the regular
season at 19-6.
In the Dixie Conference Tournament, N.C. Wesleyan rolled
through three games with a 74-70 win over UNC-Greensboro,
In NCAA play, the Bishops captured the South Regional with
a pair of clutch two-point games over Centre College, Ken., and
Washington Univeristy, Mo. The Bishops final 8 status marked
the best season ever for the Bishops, and the first time a Dixie
Conference school had won the NCAA South Regional.
For the Bishops, the future looks even brighter with Cham-
bers going into his second year as head coach and the Bishops
returning some key members of the memorable 86-87 squad.
Mens Basketball — 79
Men's Basketball • Men's Basketball
Wilbert Powell moves the ball down the court.
80 — Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball • Men's Basketball
Conceniralion is all at ihc free ihrow line
NCWC/E. Tenn. State
*Dixie Conference Tournament
SNCAA Div. Ill Tournament
Men's Basketball — 81
Women End Seasor
Above: Wesleyan player looks for an opening. Rigbt: Robin Brooks tries a free throw.
The Wesleyan Women's Basketball team ended its season with the best
overall record in the school's history, winning 18 and losing only 6 of the 24
games played. The team's Dixie Conference record was also the best in
Wesleyan's history, with 10 wins and 4 losses.
Individual players also distinguished themselves. Bev Armstrong, a se-
nior from Bartow, Florida, established the all time leading assist record at
Wesleyan with 1 70 assists. Robin Brooks, a senior from Raleigh, was named
DIAC's player of the year.
82 — Women's Basketball
With Most Wins Ever
Left 10 Right: Cynthia Jones, Shannon Slobe], Robin Brooks, Charlene Pearson,
Vicki Holmes, Jaclde Butler, Sharon McLeod, Jackie Chisley, Penny Brown, Front,
L to R: Angle Allen, Bev .Armstrong
G FGA-FGM FTM-FTA
^ Robin Brooks 24 224-382 66-93
Cynthia Jones 21 121-265 49-85
Bev Armstrong 24 50-116 28-45
Penny Brown 24 117-332 23-38
Jackie Butler 24 69-141 35-59
Sharon McLeod 24 64-176 29-59
Charlene Pearson 24 50-105 18-21
Shannon Stobel 24 36-119 9-12
Jackie Chisley 24 38-80 8-17
Vickie Holmes 20 9-27 1-9
Women's Basketball — 83
Women's Basketball • Women's Basketbat
84 — Women's Basketball
Women's Basketball • Women's Basketball
NCWC/Emory & Henry
Opposite Page: Coach Laura Ferrell watches her team from the
sideline. Left: Robin Brooks prepares to shoot.
Women's Basketball — 85
Cheerleaders Worked Hard to
Above: Suzanne Payne and Lesley Freeman are Cheerleader co-captains at Wesley-
an. Right: Wesleyan's cheerleading squad performs stunts during halftime.
Cheerleading began early this year for some of the squad. Just
before school started this year, Lesley Freeman, Dianne Ciasca,
and Suzanne Payne attended the Universal Cheerleading Associ-
ation Camp which was held at Virginia Tech. Within the week, they
learned many new cheers, chants, and stunt techniques. At the end
of the week, they were awarded five blue ribbons and two red
ribbons. The girls also won the spirit stick and brought back a
trophy for the Most Improved Squad.
The squad started practicing in September this year and didn't
stop until the end of February. They spent many long hours learn-
ing new dance routines and perfecting difficult stunts. And they
tried to promote more school spirit by having the school's first pep
rally to begin the men's basketball season.
Promote Spirit in '86-'87
At competition time, the girls placed third. But their season wasn't over. The
cheerleaders accompanied the men's basketball team to the NCAA South Re-
gional Tournament, which was held in St. Louis, then followed the team on to
Above, First Row, L to R: Rhonda Sharpe. Lesley Freeman, Suzanne Payne, Beth Hodsdon, Jill
Harris Second Row, L to R: Kristal Crutchfield, Lori Lees, Tammy Reeves, Melanie Chaplain, Kari
Keltner, Chris Ann DeCarlo. Left: Tammy Reeves "stands out" for a while and waits for her leg to
Cheerleaders — 87
Tennis Team Rebounds
4. fc 4 — 4 ♦- ■•» 4 — i — ». ■* » -^> — K.^
7i / ; ; ; ; }—^
returns a serve. 1
Baptist 6 / N.C. Wesleyan 3
Greensboro 5 / N.C. Wesleyan 4
Mount Olive 8 / N.C. Wesleyan 1
Mount Olive 9 / N.C. Wesleyan
N.C. Wesleyan 6 / St. Andrews 3
Averett 9 / N.C. Wesleyan
N.C. Wesleyan 6 / Elizabeth City 3
N.C. Wesleyan 8 / Chowan 1
UNC-Greensboro 9 / N.C. Wesleyan
Virginia Wesleyan 9 / N.C. Wesleyan
Catawba 9 / N.C. Wesleyan
N.C. Wesleyan 8 / Virginia State 1
N.C. Wesleyan 5 / Virginia State 4
Methodist 7 / N.C. Wesleyan 2
Christopher Newport 9 / N.C. Wesleyan
88 — Tennis
After Disappointing Seasons
The North Carolina Wesleyan tennis
team rebounded after a number of disap-
pointing seasons, with the Bishops posting a
5-10 overall record.
The Bishops, under first-year coach Ran-
dy Wheeless, downed three Division II
squads during the season. N.C. Wesleyan's
five wins were as many as the squad has
won in the last three years put together.
No. 1 player Barry Nethercutt led the
charge for the Bishops with a .500 record in
singles. Nethercutt, a senior, was selected
to the 2nd Team Coaches Select squad by
the Dixie Conference.
Top Left: (bottom, 1 to r) Mike Trubey, Derek Francis,
Barry Nethercutt. (top row, ! to r) Greg Robbins,
Mclver Garrison. Kevin Doddridge, Bottom Left:
Barry Nethercutt prepares for a return. Bottom Right:
Wesleyan player waits and concentrates.
Tennis — 89
Sports Spotlight Falls on;
Gary Appleton: Baseball
Bev Armstrong: Basketball
Robin Brooks: Basketball
Penny Brown: Basketba
Left: Derek Francis: Soccer * *■
Right: David Gruver
Kenny Bulkin: Soccer
Jackie Butler: Basketball
90 — Senior Athletes
- _, .Ml'flJ't' . 11. IMWi JMIWlHtJMl ! '- . . . ! ,.:miU3«WI
Wesleyan's Senior Athletes
Doug Nesbitt: Soccer
Garry Ormsby: Baseball
Lloyd Watts: Basketball
Patty Duggan — Soccer
Tressa Simmons — Soccer
Lisa Nelson — Soccer
Lori Blackburn — Volleyball
Paul Prisco: Baseball
Senior Athletes — 9 1
If a Wesleyan student does not belong to one
of the intercollegiate teams, other athletic op-
portunities are available. Students may do in-
dividual workouts in the weight room, shoot
basketball in the gym, jog around the campus,
or cycle into town. Or, they might play a match
of tennis with a friend.
The intramurals program, directed by Jim
Bennington, offers athletic opportunities to
students wishing to participate in team sports.
The intramurals teams, which are co-ed, are
open to every Wesleyan student; the only re-
quirement is that a team roster must be filled
out. Football, Softball, basketball, volleyball
are the team sports offered. Individual compe-
tition includes tennis, ping-pong, and pool. Fa-
cilities available for intramurals are open
fields in front of the dorms, tennis courts, the
recreation room, and the gymnasium.
All students are encouraged to participate in
as many intramural activities as they wish.
Top: Kenny Bowers prepares for the soccer season by
working out in the weight room. Right: Graeme Stewart
worlcing out in the weight room with Mil;e Morgan.
Are for Everyone
Top Cenler: Some Wesleyan students preparing for an intramural soflball game. Bottom Left: Runners
prepare themselves for the Wesleyan Fun-Run. Bottom Right: Students work hard to tone up their
Chambers Comes to Wesleyan
Bill Chambers comes to
Wesleyan as basketball coach,
from Dudley High in Greens-
boro, NC. During his five years
in Greensboro, Chambers led
Dudley High to two North Cen-
tral Conference championships.
He was named Coach of the
Year twice during that time.
As a player, at Greensboro's
Grimsley High, Chambers was
named one of the top 10 seniors
in the nation in 1972.
During his four years at the
University of North Carolina,
Chambers played under Dean
Smith, serving as captain of the
Tar Heels his senior season.
From 1977-79 Chambers
played for and later coached the
Pepinster Professional Basket-
ball Club in Belgium and in
1979 he played for the Ensival
Basketball Club — also in Bel-
Chambers returned to the
U.S. and began coaching J.V. at
Greensboro's Grimsley High. In
1 98 1 he took a job as head coach
at Greensboro's Dudley High.
Chambers replaces Jeff
Reynolds as head coach of the
Chambers confers with team at half.
94 — Chambers
-Second of two identified behaviors associated with
-Subjects present with an unyielding desire to be ac-
tive in school activities.
Or^anizatjons — 95
national • Sigma Pi International • Sigmj
Front Row, L to R: Theresa Frattini, Jayne Jones, Leslie Freeman,
Libby Birdsong, Beth Hodsdon, Diane Ciasca, Lori Blackburn,
Stacey Schofield, Kim Murphy, Rachel Dormegan. Second Row,
L to R: Barry Guthrie, Mike Walters, Bill McGee, Robbie Pollock,
Bobby Price, Frank Warecke, Mike Dolliver Third Row, L to R:
Chris Holbrook, Robert Bumgardner, Jamie Thorn, David Far-
Above: Chris Holbrook "covets his cash." Left: Frank Warecke and Barry Guthrie (left) do some 1
reading while they party.
Nu Gamma Phi • Nu Gamma Phi
Front Row, L to R: Kim Ross, Greg
Williams. Cindy Bovee, Mark Immler,
Kim Huskins Back Row, L lo R: Larry
Thompson. Tiena Gaskins. Chris
Osiling. Sandy Mitchell. Andy Wright,
Jennifer McGregor, Mike Trubey,
Randy Wisniewsky, Nikki Berry, Denise
Middle Left, L to R: Tamara Dates. Price Miller, and Mike Berry
are all decked out for rush. Middle Right: Mark Immler and
Sharon Campbell take a "chip break" at the dorm,, Bottotn:
Thomas Taylor relaxes in front of his Nu Gamma Phi rug.
Organizations — 97
Wesleyan Christian Fellowship
Front Row: Cindy Harrell, Tommy Venters, Kim Murphy, Kori Townsend. Back
Row: Allen Mills, Sabrina Falser, Johnny Francis, Kim Huslcins, Rev. Mark
Ledbetter (advisor), Mark Immler, Mike Walters.
Left: The Wesleyan Christian Fellowship decorated the chapel for Christmas. Above: Another project o
the WFC was a poinsettia saje, headed by Tom Venters.
98 — WCF
Sigma Phi Delta • Sigma Phi Delta
Front Row, L to R: Leslie Freeman. Dora Los, Lori Lees, Kim Ross, Sara
Livelsberger, Diane Ciasca. BackRow, L to R: Mike Gouge, Dr. Raymond Bauer,
Organizations — 99
Ambassadors • Ambassadorj
Front Row, L to R: Pat Cerjan, Suzanne
Thomas, Tommy Venters, Pam Johnson.
2nd Row: Cindy Harrell, Claire
Gilchrest, Norma Cook, Tiena Gaskins.
3rd Row: Bobby Jones. Mike Gouge.
Tracy Richards. Johnny Francis.
Pam Johnson gives a tour of Wesleyan on Senior Day.
1 00 — Organizations
Alpha Delta Chi • Alpha Delta Chi
Front Center: Sonji Grant, 2nd Row, L to R: Carri Ketlner. Marge Piasta, Laura
Stuis, Cindy Braly. 3rd Row, L to R: Tammy Rivers, Sara Livelsberger, Lori
Lees. Sybil Banford. 4th Row, L to R: Jason Barrios, Theresa Watlons, Sharon
Fitzgerald, Joe Ganci. Sth Row, L to R: Mike Gouge, Tom Wesel, Mark Crum.
Organizations — 101
SAC PAC • SAC PAC • SAC PACi
SP CAr ^^ i^^ ^ SAC
SAC SAC T SAC
From Row, L to R: Dorothy Phifer (Advisor), Kim Murphy, Karrin Detter, Jennifer McGregor, Sharon Campbell, Nikki Berry, Cindy Lou Harrison, Denise Stocks. 2nd Ro' I
to R: Ronnie Richardson, Mike Walters, Jackie Butler, Kim Huskins, Mark Immler, Johnny Francis, Howard Draper.
Homecoming is one of the many events sponsored by SAC PAC. Members of this year's c "
included (L to R) Nikki Berry, SAC PAC's special events chairperson; Sharon Campbell, :.■
PAC's general chairperson; and Tamara Gates, 1986 Homecoming Queen.
102 — SAC PAC
SAC PAC • SAC PAC • SAC PAC
Dance Limited was a special event sponsored by SAC PAC this year.
Mirrors played for the homecoming dance sponsored by SAC PAC.
SAC PAC — 103
Organizations • Organizations • Organii
"DCT T First Row, L to R: Cindy Harrell, Jessica Morton, Claire Gilchrest. Second
-'-'^ ^-^ Row: Sabrina Felser, Kim Husltins. Back; Johnny Francis.
Front: Tommy Venters. Back, L to R: Kim
T-> 1 • • T '-T Huskins, Jessica Morton, Mark Ledbetter,
rCellglOUS LlIC (advisor), Cindy Harrell.
Steve Jolly, BSU advisor
Organizations • Organizations • Organii
104 — Organizations
jtions • Organizations • Organizations
itions • Organizations
Front, L to R: Bill McGee, Mike
Colliver, Mark Immler, Back: Mike
Gouge, Joe Ganci, Mark Crum,
First Row, L (o R: George Morse.
Helen Carr. Kathy Naraine, Susan
Hale. Second, L to R: Tom Rivers.
Jessica Morton. Jackie Butler. Shar-
on Ward. Suzanne Payne. Third, L
to R: Terry Ward. Delton Lewis. Da-
vid Jackson. Terry Hardison. Bobby
GREEN HILLS GOLF COURSE
Rt. 5 Box 282
Rockv Mount. NC 27801
Organizations — 105
Organizations • Organizations • Organii
Front, L to R: Ellen Davis, Claire
Gilcrest, Nancy Purvis, Anita Turn-
er. Standing; Melanie Brantley, Val-
erie Hales, Ida Nicholson, Pam
Johnson. Not pictured, Barbara Per-
ry-Sheldon, faculty advisor.
Front, L to R: Dr. Allen Johnson,
Suzanne Payne, Jessica Morton,
Kathy Crickmore Naraine, Beverly
Armstrong, Dr. C.P McKita. 2nd
Row, L to R: Kim Huskins, Corbitt
Rushing, Cliff Sullivan, Jackie But-
ler, Terry Hadison. 3rd Row, L to R:
Don Scalf, Cindy Bovee, Mark
Crum, ,Doug Yearwood.
Organizations • Organizations • Organi
106 — Organizations
ktions • Organizations • Organizations
First Row, L to R: Mark Immler.
Cliff Sullivan, Debbie Bounds,
Larry Thompson. Hannah McMil-
lan 2nd Row, L to R: Him Navan-
gul. Elaine Lyllon, Daisy Thorp,
Jackie Butler, Dr Richard Watson.
3rd Row. L to R: Doug Yearwood,
John Pridgin. Graeme Stuart, Da-
Front, L to R: Anila Donnelly, Deb-
bie Bounds. Jayne Jones, Jennifer
Blaisdell, Amy Stang. 2nd Row, L to
R: Erin Boudewyns, Jessica Morton.
Kate Larkin, Claire Gilchresl, Pau-
la Pruden. Nikki Berry. 3rd Row, L
to R: Terri McMullen. Cindy Har-
reli. Sandy Mitchell, Kim Huskins,
Michele Chesson. Sabrina Felser,
rtions • Organizations • Organizations
Organizations — 107
Organizations • Organizations • Organic
Front Row, L to R: Libby Birdsong,
Cindy Bovee, Kim Huskins. 2nd
Row: Dellon Lewis, Jessica Morton,
Dr. C.P. McKita. 3rd Row: Pamela
Derrick, Dianne Ciasca.
Front, L to R: Laura Stuis, Cindy
Bovee, Kenny Anderson. Back, L to
R: Daryl Smalls, Teresa Watkins,
Dr. David Jones.
Organizations • Organi
108 — Organizations
I ions • Organizations • Organizations
Front L to R: Dr Raymond Bauer.
Lori Blackburn. Beverly Arm-
strong. 2nd Row, L to R: Jean Edge.
Cindy Bouee. Graeme Stuart. Back:
Nancy Barra. Barry Nethercut.
Front L to R: Doug Yearwood. Kim
Murphy. Tiena Gaskins. Beverly
Armstrong. Mike Walters. Back, L
to R: Angie Mizelle. Terry Har-
dons* Organizations* Organizations
Organizations — 109
Music Department Enlists
Clockwise: Ron Rodman conducts at the Christmas concert. Ron Rodman and Jazz
Ensemble play in Doc's; Karen Carney plays the piano for the Wesleyan Singers.
Hernan Murno conducts Wesleyan's Choral group. The Archbishops perform at the
Opposite Page, Top Left: Saxophone section performs during the Christmas Con-
cert. Top Right: Bobbi Albert plays baritone sax with the jazz ensemble. Bottom
Left: The Wesleyan Singers sing their Christmas melodies. Bottom Right: James
Jones prepares to paly the drums at the Christmas concert.
110 — Music Department
Music Department — 111
Name Change Dropped:
The Dissenter staff of 1986-87,
headed by editor Johnny Francis,
did its best to make this year's
yearbook the best ever. Under the
leadershp of a new advisor, Mrs.
Margaret Ledbetter, the yearbook
staff was able to gain fresh ideas on
the production of a good yearbook.
This is the first year that an advisor
has been hired, on a consulting ba-
sis, to oversee the production of the
yearbook. Kathy Naraine served
as chief copy writer, writing some
80% of the copy for this edition of
the Dissenter. Johnny Francis, in
addition to his duties as editor,
served as chief photographer, tak-
ing nearly 85% of the book's pic-
Early in the year, the Dissenter
staff debated the idea of changing
the name of the yearbook; many
students believed that "Dissenter"
had a negative connotation. After
receiving opposition from both fac-
ulty and staff, the students decided
to reconsider the move toward
changing the name. The staff de-
cided that if the name "Dissenter"
was an important tradition to
members in the Wesleyan commu-
nity, the tradition should be pre-
served. The idea was dropped.
To help finance and promote this
edition of the Dissenter, the year-
book staff revived an old practice
of selling ads to the Rocky Mount
community. The staff enlisted the
aid of Phi Beta Lambda, the busi-
ness honorary, for the sale of ads.
Students in the organization, led
by President George Morse, sold
ads to local businesses to raise
money for the production of a suc-
1987 Dissenter Staff
Johnny Francis — Editor; Chief
Kathy Naraine — Chief Copy Writer
Todd Glasgow — Ads Layout
Liz Carroll, Howard Draper. Derek Francis.
Sabrina Felser. Ann Hunter, Curtis Moore, Jot
Patrick. Denise Stocks, Kori Townsend.
Opposite Page, Top Right: Johnny Francis is at
work fmishmg assignments. Opposite Page,
Bottom: Todd Glasgow and Sabrina Felser go
over last minute details. This Page, Left: Ann
Hunter, Kori Townsend. and Derek Francis look
over pictures to go in the yearbook. Bottom
Left: Johnny Francis confers with Tommy
Venters on a spreadsheet for the yearbook.
Bottom Right: The Dissenter Staff: First Row,
R to L: Denise Stocks, Anita Donelly, Kori
Townsend, Kathy Naraine, Paula Pruden.
Second Row: Sabrina Felser. Michele Chesson,
Doro Los, Todd Glasgow, Back Row: Howard
Draper, Ronnie Richards, Derek Francis,
Subjects Exhibit Behavioi
Tommy Venters gives Ron Bove a quick piano lesson.
Taking it easy after classes.
Symptomatic of the Fever
Terry Battle takes tiitie out to watch TV.
Subjects Exhibit Beliaviors
116 — Candids
Symptomatic of the Fever
Opposite Page: Stacey Schofield cuts Brian Goggins hair while
Kim Murphy looks on. Left: Dr and Mrs. Stephen Fritz are
dressed appropriately for the Halloween Costume Party Bollom
Left: Greg Williams and Mark Immler arc taking it easy in the
Nu Gamma Phi lounge. Bottom Right: Wilham Robertson dis-
plays his sporting ability at Nash Dorm Middle: Jamie Thorn,
Frank Warecke. and Bill McGce are engaged in a wrestling
match while David Farrell referees.
Candids — 117
i_. . «
The Fever Rises
Top: Frank Warecke, David Farrell, Bill
McGee. Robbie Pollock, Brian Goggins,
and Stacy Schofield are having a little fun
while posing for the camera. Right: The
girls from Edgecombe and North dorms are
arriving to hear the update on the "Perv
) ^ *
118 — Fever Rises
SUBJECTS: Group B
-faculty and staff at North Carolina Wesleyan Col-
-Manifestation of fever differs slightly from that ob-
served in Group A
-further study is needed to determine which of the
observed behaviors can be associated with the fever.
Group B — 119
Fritz Named Acting President;
Each year North CaroHna Wesleyan College students and
staff produce a new edition of the Dissenter to capture something
of the vitality, purpose and spirit of the college. This year's
annual is an important issue because of the transition in the
president's office. On June 30, 1986, Dr. S. Bruce Petteway
retired and I assumed the duties of Acting President. The chal-
lenge put before the college was one of maintaining its momen-
tum and not allowing the college to fall into some sort of holding
pattern until a permanent president is named.
From my personal perspective, I believe the college and its
students have faired very well. Students, facuhy, and staff began
the 1986-87 academic year with considerable optimism. Thus
far, there have been few disappointments. Our optimism was
bouyed considerably by the significant upturn in enrollment
which is an important endorsement of the college's mission,
programs, and faculty. The team-spirit exhibited by faculty and
staff has been most gratifying. Clearly, we are working for a
common purpose and common desire, to see North Carolina
Wesleyan College and its students prosper.
Earlier in the year, I said that I did not promise a quick-fix but
offered instead to build on our solid foundation a college which is
determined to fulfill its mission. Throughout the year, our efforts
have been reinforced by a vitality which has permeated virtually
every facet of our existence. Greater attention is being given to
program support and the development of new ways to make our
programs more effective, beneficial, and attractive to our stu-
There is much more that we want, and need to do to continue
to improve our college. Certainly, we want to continue to be
ambitious, to be eager to grow and prosper, and to build on the
gains we have made this year. As one reviews the pages that
follow, I think the vitality of North Carolina Wesleyan College
will be apparent. I should like to extend my personal thanks to
the entire Wesleyan College Community for its support and to
the staff of the Dissenter for the production of this fine college
Stephen Fritz, Acting President
Top Right: Dr. Fritz prepares to sign official college documents.
Bottom Right: Dr Fritz discusses business with Belinda Faulkner in
the business ofHce.
Brooks, Acting Dean
Top: Dr, Marshall Brooks relays information lo Dr. Stephen Fritz about academic
policies. Bottom Left; Dr. Brooks consults with a colleague over the phone.
Subjects: Group B
Food Service and Hotel Management
122— Faculty and Staff
Subjects: Group B
Men's Basketball Coach
Secretar>- — Co-op,
Faculty and Staff— 123
Subjects: Group B;
La Rue Elliot
Secretary — Admissions
Subjects: Group B
Asst. to the President
Coach, Women's Basketball
Coach, Men's Soccer
Secretary — Student Life
Food and Hotel Service
Subjects: Group B
Secretary — Public Information
History and Geography
Mark Ledbetter (far right)
Secretary — Development
Subjects: Group B
Director Evening and
Dean of Student Life
Subjects: Group B
Director of Student Activities
Subjects: Group B
Mary Lou Steed
Sociology — Anthropology
■ I '^
^ _ _ ^ <»-»•.■ _'-
Subjects: Group B
Subjects: Group B
Asst. to the President
Triangle East Comes to
Students and faculty alike twittered in genuine
excitement when they caught glimpses of former
governor Jim Hunt on the Wesleyan campus. For-
mer Gov. Hunt presided at the meeting of Triangle
East, a syndicate of business and professional people
from Wilson, Rocky Mount, Zebulon triangle.
The concept that Triangle East is busy promoting
involves recruiting industry complimentary to indus-
try that is already in place in the Research Triangle.
The industries being recruited would manufacture
items needed in the production or packaging of items
currently manufactured in the Research Triangle.
Hunt is the president of this board and has, accord-
ing to Richard Dollar, Vice-President in charge of
Development at Wesleyan, "spear-headed the whole
Top: Former Gov. Jim Hunt discusses Triangle East over lunch.
Right: Business and professional people from the Wilson, Rocky
Mount, Zebulon triangle gather for lunch to discuss the concept
of Triangle East. Opposite page: Former governor Jim Hunt and
Mayor Fred Turnage move toward the Trustees Room.
132 — Triangle East
North Carolina Wesleyan
Triangle East — 133
"Buck" Leonard Honored at
Most folks at Wesleyan love tradition. Tradition lends color
and depth; it brings a certain richness to most every facet of the
college's life. And Founder's Day at Wesleyan is not the least
among a long list of great traditions. It is, in fact, a time for
celebrating tradition at Wesleyan.
In his Founder's Day address, Dr. Thomas Collins, President
of Wesleyan College, 1959-1975, challenged all who were pre-
sent to continue their support for liberal arts education. Dr.
Collins served as Wesleyan's first president.
The College paid special tribute to past president Dr. Bruce
Petteway, unveiling a portrait of Dr. Petteway that will hang in
the Trustee's Room next to the portrait of the first president of
Service awards, honoring years of service at Wesleyan, were
presented to: Sophia Bridges, Vickie Faircloth, and Susan Mor-
ris, Five-year Awards; William Barrett, Paul DeGategno, Ray
Kirkland, Mary Yarborough, 10- Year Awards; David Jones, 15-
Year Award; Curtis Batchelor, Lionel Bishop, Corbitt Rushing,
and Rexford Tucker, 20- Year Awards; and Orris Dumas, 30-
The high-point of the convocation was the presentation of the
Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award, presented to Walter Fenner
"Buck" Leonard. The award is presented to one student and one
community person each year. Recipients are chosen on the basis
of their excellence of character and their service to humanity.
134 — Founder's Day
Founder's Day Celebration
Above: Acting President Stephen Fritz and Rev. Dr. Thomas Collins unveil the
presidential portrait while Dr. and Mrs. S. Bruce Petteway look on. Left: Dr. Stephen E.
Fritz presents the Algeron Sydney Sullivan Award to Walter "Buck" Leonard.
Opposite Page, Clockwise: Rev, Dr. Thomas A. Collins gives the convocation address.
Dr. Chris Carstens and Dr. Paul DeGategno dress in traditional garb for Founder's Day
convocation. Dr. Arch Sharer and Dr. David Jones converse before Founder's Day
Founder's Day — 135
"What is it that we really fear that pushes us to stock
pile these nuclear weapons, which we know could lead to
our own destruction?" The question, posed timidly and
preceded by the modest disclaimer, "I know this is a silly,
simple question," is anything but silly or simple. It is,
perhaps, the very question that compelled some 75 per-
sons from the surrounding area to venture from their
homes on a cold, rainy morning in November to attend a
day-long conference, sponsored by NC Wesleyan, devoted
to examining the United Methodist Council of Bishop's
document calling for a halt to nuclear proliferation.
The conference, sponsored by Wesleyan and supported
by a grant from United Methodist Higher Education, was
held in the Leon Russell Chapel on November 15, from
8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The focus of the conference was a
Foundation Document, prepared by the United Methodist
Council of Bishops, and titled "In Defense of Creation:
The Nuclear Crisis and Just Peace." Speakers for the
conference were: Robert T. Osborne, Professor of Religion
at Duke University, speaking on the Biblical foundations
for peace; Stanley Hauerwas, professor Theological Eth-
ics at Duke University, speaking on the pacifist tradition;
David Steinmetz, professor of Church History and Doc-
trine at Duke University, speaking on the just war tradi-
tion; Elbert Wethington, Professor Emeritus at Lebanon
Valley College, speaking on the nuclear challenge to faith;
and John Hildreth, Executive Director for Common
Cause in Texas, speaking on policies for a just peace.
The event, open to anyone, drew faculty members and
students as well as ministers and lay people from many
area churches. Faculty and students from Wesleyan par-
ticipated in organizing the conference.
Right: Dr. Elbert Wethington challenges audience to respond to nuclear
threat. Bottom Left: Dr. Carleton McKita, Dean of Student Life, closing
the conference with a communion meditation. Bottom Right: John
Hildreth responds to questions on public policy while Mark Ledbetter
136 — Nuclear Conference
Where Is the Real Threat?
Above: Dr, Rexford Tucker (left) Chairman of the Religion
Deparlmeni. moderates panel discussion with Dr. Stanley
Hauerwas (middlei of Duke University and Dr David
Steinmelz (right) also of Duke.
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Nuclear Conference — 137
Watson Named JefFerson-Pilot
Professor of 1987
Dr. Richard L. Watson III,
associate professor of history at
Wesleyan, has been named the
Jefferson-Pilot Professor of
As part of the Professorship,
Watson received a small cash
award and use of a personal
computer and software, pro-
vided by the college.
Watson came to Wesleyan in
1972. A scholar specializing in
the history of South Africa,
Watson spent last year on sab-
batical leave doing research in
Cape Town. His article, "Slav-
ery and Idealogy: the South
African Case" is due to be pub-
lished in the International Jour-
nal of African Historical Stud-
ies. He has also written bio-
graphical notes on Anton Lem-
bede and Desmond Tutu for the
Encyclopedia of World Biogra-
phy. He is currently working on
a book on the abolition of slav-
ery in South Africa in the 19th
The Jefferson-Pilot program
is made possible by a grant from
the Jefferson-Pilot Corpora-
tion. The Professorship at
Wesleyan was established in
1982. Criteria for the appoint-
ment include teaching excel-
lence, scholarship, and commit-
ment to Wesleyan.
Fritz congratulates Watson on Professorship.
Poster suggests anger at apartheid regime.
Street musicians play in Cape Town.
A glance at housing conditions for some blacks in Cape Town.
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Thanks to Members
of Phi Beta Lambda
for their cooperation
— Financial Backing for Project: The research staff for
this study would like to thank the following businesses and
individuals for their financial support of this research.
Financial Backing — 139
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Summary of Research
A sidelong glance at the Wesleyan campus.
A Case Study
The research conducted here has been done in an effort to
discover the causes and the nature of a fever that has infected
and continues to infect students, faculty, and staff on the North
Carolina Wesleyan campus.
Though the exact cause of the fever remains unknown, re-
searchers believe that a particular personality, combines with
the energy generated by a range of Wesleyan activities, aca-
demic, athletic, social, and spiritual, producing the reaction
that, in this study, has been labeled Wesleyan fever
The nature of the fever is also difficult to discuss in precise
terms, since the fever manifests itself differently in different
subjects. Researchers can only say that, thus far, all behaviors
symptomatic of the fever are positive and seem to contribute to
Wesleyan community's well being.
Mike Brown and Daisy Thorp flash a "closing" smile.
144 — Closing
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