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Page 13 text:
A versati Ie ma n
Ready to cope with any situation
In a college Where the administration 'is
geared to giving the students the best educa-
tion possible with the best facilities possible,
William J. McNelis stands as the head of a
staff that makes individual guidance a con-
President of Los Angeles Valley College
since September, 1959, McNelis, a Warm-
hearted Irishman, keeps his office door open
to all students and receives them as one
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would close friends, giving to each caller in
turn his undivided attention and a ready
smile to put him at ease.
A college president who drives a Volks-
Wagen, McNelis is part and parcel of student
life. Having worked his way through school,
he understands the problem of the student
who must pay his own Way.
"You name it and I did it," he says of his
own college employment.
Never to busy to
welcome ci visitor,
pauses in his paper
work to flash a
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Page 12 text:
COI'Ltil'LU6d The path to theatrical
"All the wor1d's a stage," but Valley
has its own special one
The Independent party presented
such men of distinction as Congress-
man James C. Corman, Attorney
General Stanley Mosk and State
Senator Richard Richards in a series
of political forums.
The parade of notables does not
stop with politicians. The Athenaeum
sponsored such well-known persons
as Dr. Willard Libby, the Reverend
Martin Luther King and Ogden Nash.
A new interest in the college has
been shown this year by Monarchs
in their reaction toward campus
publications. The Valley Star, college
paper and winner of 14 consecutive
all-American awards, found it neces-
sary to increase the number of copies
printed from 3,000 to 4,500 to keep
the paper stands filled. Sceptre, eve-
ning magazine, upped its number of
pages from 16 to 20. And the Execu-
tive Council voted to give Crown,
being published for the second year
as a magazine-type annual, free of
charge to holders of student body
entertainment ends in
Theater Arts building
But most important of all, the cur-
riculum at Valley provides an educa-
tion for the ambitious students at-
tending. This year Valley offered 250
courses in 50 different fields, Dr.
Stewart Marsh, dean of curriculum,
High standards of achievement are
evidenced by success of Valley grad-
uates, both by those who transfer to
four-year colleges and universities
and those who prepare for a vocation
after obtaining an associate in arts
Admission requirements are chang-
ing from an "open-door" to a "revolv-
ing door," President McNelis says.
He was referring to a tightening of
academic standards, typical of 1961-
Students at Valley respond to this
increased demand on their ability by
Yes, Los Angeles Valley College is
Page 14 text:
Despite his heavy schedule,
President McNelis and his
wife, Doris, find time to
attend social affairs such as
the Homecoming Dance.
Equal to any situation, game or dance
President McNelis and some
members of the faculty take
time off to enioy the thrills
and suspense ofa game.
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