Agnes Scott College - Silhouette Yearbook (Decatur, GA)

 - Class of 1943

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O.t EHLISH 3. f iHtent eY atii4ten. For the past several years, English has been the nnost popular subject taught at Agnes Scott. This year it again leads all other courses in the number of majors. The large number of interesting courses taught, and of course our English faculty, are responsible for its popularity. Mr. GEORGE P. HAYES, Professor of English, is well known to many upperclassmen for his classes in Shakespeare and the European Classics. A true scholar himself, he inspires his students to do their best work. He takes an active part in the program of Pi Alpha Phi debating society as the adviser. For advanced debaters he holds a class in Argumentation. In fair w eather he enjoys playing tennis on the campus, and is one of the most enthusiastic players in the faculty-varsity hockey game each fall. Miss EMMA MAY LANEY, Associate Professor, enjoys her Chaucer and Modern Poetry classes most of all. She is known to most students for giving them an inspiring introduction to English Literature. As faculty chairman of the Student Lecture Association she arranges with the student members the public lectures for the year. A very busy person, she finds time to be an enthusiastic adviser to the poetry club. • Miss Laney, Miss Christie, and Miss Preston discuss a new English text. • Miss Morrison, Miss Leyburn, and Miss Gellcrstcdt select a chart to use in freshman classes. • Students look to Mr. Hayes for Literature, cholarly introduction to English Eighteenth Century prose is the special interest of Miss ELLEN DOUGLASS LEYBURN, Assistant Professor. Outside of her classes, she assists in the production of the May Day pageant each year and is faculty adviser for the Aurora, student literary magazine. During her spare time she knits for the Red Cross and serves in the college First Aid Unit. Miss JANEF PRESTON, also an Assistant Professor, is par- ticularly interested in Romantic and Victorian poetry, and is a poet herself. In connection with her interest in creative writing, she is faculty adviser for B. O. Z., student writing club. This year she and Miss Morrison revived the Fotio, a creative writing society for members of the freshman class. Our own American literature is Assistant Professor ANNIE MAY CHRISTIE ' S favorite field. When she is not busy teach- ing or working with the Admissions Committee and the Lec- ture Association, she loves to dig in her garden and listen to symphonic music. Her friendly interest in the students themselves makes her one of the best-liked people on campus. Miss CLARA MORRISON has been at Agnes Scott only two years, and already she is well known to the students through her courses in Freshman English and English Litera- ture. Her special interest is linguistics, or the development of the English language. Fellowship student in the department is Miss ANN GEL- LERSTEDT, a 1942 graduate of Agnes Scott. Freshmen find her an understanding helper with their problems. 19

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1 Uii i tL DEO d Iti an(X licc i tant CLAHHUHL A heart-warming " hello " is Miss Scandrett ' s greeting to everyone she meets. MISS CARRIE SCANDRETT, the Dean of Students, is one of those remarkable persons who has the ability to remember everyone ' s name. No doubt this is one of the reasons she is able to be a true sympathizer in all the problems of the students. Any girl always feels free to seek a conference with Miss Scandrett, for her friendly smile, her gracious man- ner, and good advice are a never-failing source of comfort, hier West Lawn apartment is often the scene of teas at which she dispenses not only refreshments but also encour- agement and charm. MISS CHARLOTTE HUNTER, our poised and capable Assistant Dean of Students, likes to meet the young men and the parents who visit the girls at school. They never fail to find a welcome in the Dean ' s office, which she keeps home- like with garden flowers. She was with us during the fail quarter, but from January to next September is on leave of absence to continue her studies in English at Duke University. MISS ISABELLA WILSON, secretary to the Dean of Students, assists in all activities of the Dean ' s office. The signing in and out, the record of cuts, schedules, and other jobs are attended to cheerfully by " Bella " . 1 Miss Charlotte Hjnter understands your problems — and knows the answers. Bella never fa students. to have a good time with the



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Om LOG DICE fi. tate at • Out for a bit of sunshine are Miss Crowe, Miss Alexander, Miss Phythian, and Miss Hale, of the French Department. Assistant Professor KATHRYN CLICK has become well known for her great sense of humor and her ease in chatting with students. Her classes are Intensely interesting not only because she has much information to offer, but also because her students carry on with her absorbing controversies. Although Assistant Professor SUSAN COBBS has been at Agnes Scott only two years, she has become quite active in campus af- fairs. She is on the War Council, serving as faculty member in charge of conservation, and faculty chairman of the World Student Service Fund drive. She also " does a little knitting " in her spare time. Professor of both Spanish and German is Miss MURIEL HARN. She is popular with her students because of her sincere interest in them and her just method of teaching. From her extensive travels in Mexico and Europe she has brought back many souvenirs which she delights in showing to her students. She is a Mortar Board adviser this year. Miss MELISSA CILLEY, the Assistant Professor of Spanish, also makes her classes interesting with accounts of her travels in Spairr and Mexico. She is active in the Spanish Club and adds much to its entertaining meetings with a similar club at Emory. Mrs. FLORENCE DUNSTAN, instructor in Spanish, has often spent her summers in Mexico and Cuba. She takes an active part in planning programs for the campus " tertulias " , get-togethers given almost every month for Spanish-speaking students. The languages taught at Agnes Scott run a close second in popularity as major subjects this year. With French, Spanish, German, Latin, and Greek, students can get a good foundation for understanding the terms used in international news reports. Miss LUCILE ALEXANDER, Professor of Romance Languages and head of the French Department, will be remembered by all her stu- dents for her vast knowledge of French Literature of all ages which makes each lecture instructive as well as interesting. She is an alumna and was honored last year with honorary membership in Mortar Board. The Christmas carolers long remember the delightful refreshments she served them in her home after an evening of caroling. Miss MARGARET PHYTHIAN, Associate Professor of French, is well qualified for her position by her two years of study at the University of Grenoble in France, as well as by her fine work in the French Department here. Her well organized lectures and her delight in jokes make her classes a pleasure. Miss LOUISE HALE, Associate Professor of French, is one of the most charming teachers on campus. She always has a friendly smile and a pleasant nod for all the students. Her stimulating lectures on French Drama will long be remembered by her students. Miss MARTHA CROWE, an Assistant Professor, has a great deal of patience with any student who may be having trouble. Her enthusiasm for her subject does much toward making her lectures delightful. Miss CATHERINE TORRANCE, Professor of Latin and Greek, is fond of Virgil, the Latin poet, and helps her students become better ac- quainted with his writings. For those who do not know the Greek language, she has classes in Greek Mythology, Civilization, and Greek Thought. • Romantic Spain and Meyico come to life when Miss Cilley, Mrs. Dunstan, and Miss Harn meet together. • Miss Cobbs, Miss Glick, and Miss Torrance admire a collection of relics from ancient Greece and Rome. 20

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