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She A.V S.%>Uege VOLUME XXXVI, No. 24 GREENSBORO, N. C. APRIL 2, 1965 'The Cream of CoUege News" President's Inauguration Is Set For Tomorrow Lt. Gov. Scott To Head Body Of Delegates By MOSES KAMARA The Lieutenant Governor of the State of North Carolina, Mr. Robert W. Scott, will be the state's official representative when Dr. Lewis Dowdy is inaugurated as sixth president of A & T College on Saturday, April 3. Mr. Scott will head a group of prominent government and education officials at the inaugural ceremonies which start at 11:00 A.M. in Charles Moore Gymnasium. The mayor of Greensboro, Mr. David Schenck, and Dr. William C. Archie, director, North Carolina Board of Higher Education will join the lieutenant governor on the official platform. More than 200 official representatives from leading colleges and universities all over the nation, civic, religious and educational organizations will also attend the event. The main speaker at the inaugural ceremonies is Dr. Raymond C. Gibson, professor and chairman of the Division of Higher Education at Indiana University. The inauguration of Dr. Dowdy comes one week prior to the first anniversary of his appointment as president of the college. He assumed the post on April 10, 1964, foUowing the resignation of Dr Samuel D. Proctor, who had held the position since 1960. Several social activities were scheduled as part of the inaugural activities. Mr. and Mrs. Dowdy were dinner hosts to junior and senior students on March 30, and to freshmen and sophomores on March 31. A pre-inaugural ball will be held to night beginning at 10:00. Other activities include a guard of honor for the president by student cadets of the Air Force and Army ROTC Detachments on Saturday, April 3, at 9:30 A.M., the President's Reception to be held at the Oaks at 3 P.M. Immediately following the inauguration, a luncheon will be held in Murphy Hall, and it will feature a main address by Mr. Asa T. Spaulding, president of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Inaugural Events Saturday, April 3 Saturday, April 3, 1965 8:00-10:00 A.M. Registration of Delegates and Guests Coffee Hour Cooper Hall Recreation Room 9:30 -10:30 A.M. R. O. T. C. Parade and Review Parade Ground - North Campus 9:30-10:00 A.M. Robing of Representatives Cooper Hall Recreation Room 10:00-10:30 A.M. Formation of the Inaugural Procession 11:00 A.M. Inaugural Exercises Moore Gymnasium 1:00 P.M. Luncheon for Offical Representatives and Special Guests — Murphy Hall 3:00 P.M. The President's Reception Cooper Hall President Lewis Carnegie Dowdy A&T College's sixth president will be formally installed April 3, just one week prior to the first anniversary of his assumption of the duties of institution head. An experienced educator and administrator, Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy will be inaugurated at 11:00 tomorrow morning in ceremonies in Charles Moore Gymnasium. The 47 year old president, a native of Eastover, South Carolina, is a graduate of Allen University where he finished cum laude. He received the M. A. degree from Indiana State College, and is presently a candidate for the doctorate degree at Indiana University. Dr. Dowdy holds an honorary degree, Lift. D., from his alma mater, Allen University. Dr. Dowdy has been at A & T since 1951, having first come to the institution as the director of student teaching. For four years he served as dean of the School of Education and General Studies and for two years as dean of instruction. He served as acting president twenty months between 1961 and 1963 while his predecessor, Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, filled a Peace Corps assignment. Prior to coming to A & T, President Dowdy worked in the public school system of South Carolina. For seven years he was a principal in two South Carolina schools. He had also been a supervising principal and a teacher of English and French at Winnsboro High School in Winnsboro, South Carolina. The president holds several appointments: professional, civic and religious. He is a member of the following commissions, councils and committees: Advisory Committee on Nursing Education; North Carolina Board of Higher Education; Community College Advisory Council, North Carolina Board of Education; North Carolina Film Board; North Carolina State Teacher Education Evaluation Committee; North Carolina Council on Human Relations; Committee on Educational Program of the Piedmont University Center of North Carolina; Greensboro Library Planning Committee; and Greensboro Good Neighbor Council. Among the numerous professional organizations of which he is a member are the National Education Association; North Carolina Teachers Association; Secretary, Division of Arts and Sciences; The American Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges; Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education; and Vice- chairman, Section of Public Institutions, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. His membership in religious, civic and social groups include the Hayes-Taylor; YMCA; Deacon, Providence Baptist Church, Greensboro; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, and Greensboro Men's Club. Over forty of President Dowdy's relatives are expected to attend the inauguration. Dr. R. C. Gibson Will Deliver Main Address Dr. Raymond C. Gibson, professor and chairman of the Division of Higher Education at Indiana University, will be the main speaker when Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy is inaugurated as the sixth president of A & T CoUege on AprU 3. Dr. Gibson, a noted educator, has studied and worked at every level of American education. A product of rural Kentucky, he received the B. A. degree in 1932 and M. A. in 1936 from Western Kentucky State College, Bowling Green, Kentucky and the Ph. D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1944. His areas of specialization were EngUsh and mathematics as an undergraduate, and School Administration and Political Science as a graduate student. For five years Dr. Gibson served with the United States Government; two years under the State Department, 1950-52, as Director of the U. S. Education Mission to Peru where he was instrumental in planning and building the first modern, degree-granting teachers coUege in Latin America; he spent one academic year in ThaUand where he co-ordinated the planning of a modern coUege of education in 1953, and directed a study concerning the reorganization of Chulaloungkorn University in 1956. For three years, he was Director of Education Missions Branch, U. S. Office of Education where he was responsible for program development and recruitment of personnel to serve in the United States Education missions in 35 countries. He was awarded the distinguished service decoration, the highest civUian decoration by the Peruvian Government. Professor Gibson went to Indiana University in 1955 where he has developed the department of Higher Education from which 35 students have already received doctoral degrees. He directed the statewide study on "Resources and Needs for Higher Education" in Iowa, in 1959 and 1960 and did a similar study in Missouri in 1962. He is currently a special consultant to two coUege presidents in the Middle-west and consultant to the Board of Trustees and the Rector of the University of Lima in Peru. Dr. Gibson's work and travels have taken him to twenty-six countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and AustraUa. He is an author of a number of books and other pubUcations. Inaugural Events Friday, April 2,1965 Friday, April 2, 1965 3:00-5:00 P.M. Dr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Dowdy wiU be at Home to Delegates and Guests The Oaks 6:00-10:00 P.M. Registration of Delegates and Guests Cooper HaU Recreation Room 10:00 P.M. -1:00 A.M. Pre-Inaugural BaU Moore Gymnasium
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