Bridgewater State University - Alpha Yearbook (Bridgewater, MA)

 - Class of 1985

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■4984 The opening of the 145th B.S.C. academic year was observed by the Fall Convocation exercises held on Tuesday, September 18 at 1 1:00 am. For the first time in years it was held in the newly restored Horace Mann Auditorium located on the ground floor of Boyden Hall. The annual Convocation Address was presented by Mrs. Juliette D. Johnson, Head Mistress of Brighton High School and alumna of the Class of 1964. Other highlights of the event featured the introduc- tion of the senior class officers followed by an inspired speech from class president Jeffrey May. The Student Government members for the 1984-85 year were intro- duced next, and S.G.A. president Daniel Magoon spoke about the upcoming year. In terms of attendance, this year ' s Convocation tur- nout was average. Approximately 200 seniors half- filled the auditorium, with a good number of observers occupying the last few rows. Marshal of the College, Dr. George Weygand, leads the class of 1985 into the Horace Mann Auditorium for the Fall Convocation exercises. 13

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Juliette D. Johnson, Headmistress of Brighton High School and alumna of the class of 1964, delivers the Annual Convocation Address. 12



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Liner Notes World News In World happenings, no other story dominated the headlines as did the famine in Africa. The story proved to be so powerful because it shoved a sudden realization in our faces; humanity is still in a struggle to survive! In an age where the world sits on the brink of global nuclear war, the famine brought people together to help each other. With 150 million people in 25 African countries on the verge of destruction, there has been a concerted effort by many people to bring immediate relief. For 1985, we will remember the effort given by musical per- formers to bring this tragedy to light and strive to make a differ- ence. The Christmas season, 1984, brought about a song entitled, " Do They Know It ' s Christmas? " which was performed by a group of British superstars called Band Aid. Revenues from this album Prince Charles and Lady Di gave birth to another heir to the throne in other world happenings. 14 Ronald Reagan was re-elected by a wide margin over Walter Mondale in the 1984 Presidential Election. went to famine-relief, but more importantly, the severity of the crisis was put in its tragic perspective. Months later, the per- formers from the United States answered with a similar song entitled, " We are the World. " The same principles are involved; these include purchasing of food, medicine, and other necessities for survival with the purchase of the merchandise distributed by USA for Africa. Through the help of these two organizations, aid is being distributed to the 25 needy African countries. Bridgewater State College has contributed to the famine relief cause by donating funds to Oxfam America and S.H.A,R.E.. We will remember these events because everyone made a differ- ence. When Africa is restored to a functional level, the world can take pride in the fact that we came together to save lives. And remember... We are the World.

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