The Register, 1983-05-06
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business/ad manager wildflowers,blooming in myriad spring colors in the great smoky mountains are putting on their annual show again the graduation activities will include the alumni rep edolphus towns d-n.y the first a&t graduate to serve in the u.s congress will address the university's 92nd annual baccalaureate-commencement exercises on 11 a.m sunday in the greensboro coliseum degrees will be awarded to 1,000 graduates during the ceremony to be presided over by chancellor edward b fort prior to going to washington towns served as the first black deputy in 1956 and was elected to the 11th congressional district seat in november of 1982 a native of chadburn towns graduated from a&t weekend on may 6-8 with headquarters in the holiday inn-four seasons the alumni association's annual meeting will be held 8 p.m today in the hotel and the awards luncheon will be 1 p.m saturday in williams cafeteria they were asked to grade it on an a-f grading scale a of course being the highest grade and to cite specific example earlier this week a random sample of 100 students was asked to evaluate the 1982-83 sga by tony moor editor in chief seventy-three percent of the student respondents in a recent survey said that if they were to grade the sga their choice would be b students grade sga borough president of brooklyn he has also taught in the new york city public school system has served as a director of the metropolitan hospital and was assistant ad ministrator of beth isreal hospital in new york from 1965 to 1975 the holder of a master's degree in social work from adelphi university towns served as a professor at medgar evers college in brooklyn and as a lecturer on urban issues at fordham university he has been much honored for his involvement in health care and youth care programs minority education programs for the elderly and community advocacy he was presented the american red cross achieve ment award in 1981 he was also named winner of the adam clayton powell jr award the new york lions club man of the year award and the brooklyn home for the aged award he serves on the board of directors of the american red cross and is a former presi dent of the association for the study of afro-american life and history towns served in the u.s army and is married to the former gwendolyn forbes they have two children other a&t graduation ac tivities will include the joint army/air force commission ing exercises 2 p.m saturday in harrison auditorium and the chancellor's reception 1 p.m sunday in the exhibi tion hall of the coliseum sixty percent of the respondents were female 40 perecent male were by classification 20 percent of the respondents freshman 52.8 percent were sophomores 20 percent were juniors and 6.6 percent were seniors from the survey 73 percent administered b and 6.6 percent gave the group grades a c and d respec tively 6.6 percent had no choice egested over some representing universities in tennessee virginia ohio michigan massacheusetts and greensboro â€” a&t four a&t biology department faculty members dr a james hicks department chairman lonnette edwards dr.alphonso vick and dr david aldridge were joined on the trip by a group including students and older adults who were interested in learning more about the wildflowers of north carolina and tennessee spring has sprung the grass has riz i wonder where the the flowers is belted out ben channell in a mountain accent he was one of the guides of the ramsay cascades wildflower hike who led 75 flower lovers about 5 miles on a mountain trail to observe and photograph nature the sun was shining hikers having anticipated cool mountain weather were clad in layers of sweaters tee shirts or sweat shirts at the foot of the mountain trail guides found time for a bit of humor before they escorted the crowd up the mountain was only the road that led to the soon-to-come trail the non-strenuous part of the trail had originally been used as a passageway for vehicles but later was converted to a walking trail flowers along the trailside brought excitement to all who saw then when a different flower was found guides or hikers would call everyone's attention to it so they could study it yellow and white trilliums were scattered throughout the fertile mountain terrain reference book clusters of purple pholox became such a common sight that it was no longer necessary for even the most amateur flower lover to consult a the spring beauties were out in profusion i have not seen it anywhere else blooming to capacity except ramsay's cascades said hicks who is biology department chairperson this earmarked the 10th year that a&t's biology department has participated in the wildflower pilgrimage he said two older adults jack and elizabeth holt of jullian also went on the trip it seemed that many of the hikers had underestimated the strength and endurance of holt because many of them were amazed when they found out the 80-year-old man had reached the mountain's summit before they had see pilgrimage page 3 aggies make wildflower pilgrimage what hikers thought was the strenuous mountain trail in the 33rd annual spring wildflower pilgrimage pamplet in the beginning the trail was not strenuous as si even though rankin could identify many of the flowers she carried a wildflower reference book with her rankin ambled up the mountain trail like many others equipped with a walking stick that she broke from a dead limb lying on the trail she said that walking with the stick helped to relieve some of the pressure off the back of her legs grace rankin of greensboro an avid flower lover and retired librarian said that the scenery reminded her of where she grew up in the mountains of pocahontas va many times it was difficult to hear the guides because of the roaring of the nearby crystal-clear waterfalls that were littered with smooth rocks and boulders guide herb roberts told the hikers that they were looking for four types of plants he described them as henry higgins the type you know right away hamlets to be or not to be these are the type that send you to the reference books);scarlett o'hara's these are the type that you worry about tomorrow and rhett butler plants these are the type that cause you to say"frankly my dear i don't give a damn towns to address grads # register complete awareness for complete commitment commencement volume liv number 36 north carolina agricultural & technical state university greensboro nc friday may 6 1983 towns ) support see grade page 11 heir chofces of the responses eceived hike ltor bottom row dr randy martin and wife sharon dr david aldridge and wife linda bottom row vaness jacobs standing roselyn hicks and dr a james hicks in the spray mist of ramsay's cascade after a five-mile enthusiasts came from all by deborah m sanders
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