Virginia Union University - Panther Yearbook (Richmond, VA)

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ni' 1 Y-I 5-1 Q l J 7 , 5 I 'UI Q Q VT nv -uf. lx I ,J if ,fr-1 ?1- Q. G15 in walm- -:LMHMHW 3.1 f AM xflswi .34-U4 -ogg' 'fin'-I' Q-"!Q:,..,'fT',5r, A 5-Lis ' Q' . -"6-'59?."'q"J ' I ri!- , , ..v F A D iff 153 THE I968 PANTHER PUBLISHED BY THE BOARD OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia 23220 Editor ,,,iii,i, Oiii, L it ,L OOOOO , Joseph L. B. Forrester, III Senior Associate Editor ,,,.,,, Julian A. B21HkS Junior Associate Editor ,,i, 7 ,i2,i. ,AltOn C. Chtiagle Assistant Editor , so ,,,, ,.n,,Edith Jerry Copy Editor .,..,, .i,,... ,Jane Walker Assistant Copy Editor i,iiii. ,,,,,i,,, M argie Stith School Photographer Y ,,2,i,,2i Scott Henderson Photographer-Consultant L ,,,, ,n,,,Norman Kirschbaum Faculty Adviser iii, 2 ,,i,,,,, Mr. Archibald H. Benson Virginia Union University, 1968, has the ingredients for greatness. There is the concerned and intelligent student body, instructed by a distinguished and creative faculty. These ele- ments have combined to create a healthy and productive intellectual surroundings, on a great campus with growing physical expansion. ! w 1 w 5 E i 2 2 2 3 Q 5 2 2 TABLE OF 4 CONTENTS ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF .-.... FACULTY III.I SCHOOL OF RELIGION ....,... SENIORS ,.,I.. JUNIORS ...... SOPHO-IIIIORES ,,.,.. FRESHMEN ...,., SPORTS ...I,... GREEK LETTER ORGANIZATIONS QUEENS ORGANIZATIONS ...... SENIOR DIRECTORY .....-. 5 TO THE CLASS OF 1968 You have come to these days not only with a sense of accomplishment, but even more with a sense of challenge and promising perspective. For many of you it has not been easy to meet all the requirements made of you by your parents, your teachers, or by yourself. Yet, in all the effort, anxiety and step by step advance, you have gained discipline, deepened insight into the meaning of life and confidence. These are the ingredients that prepare for the testing days that await you. You have a right to rejoice in the wonderful privilege to join the large number of Virginia Union men and women who have preceded you and welcome you to their ranks. Let me, therefore, commend you for the stamina exhibited, the diligence and heroism that must have undergirded you in these years of your college experiences. It is my sincere wish that you now go forth to realize more fully your potentialities, and that you will have the urge, the spirit of adventure to continue building firmly on the strong intellec- tual and moral foundations that all of us have helped you to lay. This, Union expects of you. The memories of friends, the hallowed grounds, the "dorm" life, the daily call to duty and your commit- ments are among the vast variety of the gifts of college days, they are to enrich your futures and to share with others. May the blessings of our Divine Father be with you always. J. M. EL1.1soN if , . Q , QW 1 5 x 62 S 1 f he A? Q3 .i,::1,..- . 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NW Rf U1 , 4,5 Q How do I feel by the end of the day What do I do when my love is away. CAre you sad because you're on your ownj No, I get by with alittle CDoes it worry you to be alonej help from my friends, I get high with a little help from my friends, x if R: 3 S mg Going to try with a little help from my friends. Do you need anybody, I need somebody to love. Could it b anybody I want somebody to love. Would you believe in a love at first sight, -' Q ' 2 Y -:: - WA .. I M. Jai., Yes lim certain that it happens all the time. What do you see when you turn out the light, ma... I canlt tell you, but I know it's mine. Oh l get by with a little help from my friends, 1 get high with a um C help from my friends, Going to try with a lit help from my friends. tle Do you need anybody, I just need somebody to love, I want somebody to love. Wlth 3 mil? help, if I get by with a little help from my friends, from my friends. I get high with a little help from my friends, it K Yes I get by with a little With u little help Could it be anybody, help from my friends, from my friends." People, 5 l are People who need People Are the luckiest People in the world. Welre Children Needing other children And yet letting our grown-up pride Hide lifff All the need inside, Acting more like children Than children. Lovers Are very special People. ,vm-..,, They're the luckiest people in the world. 'wi M , is J ,X With one person, Says you were half Now you're Whole One Very special Person, A feeling deep in your soul No more hunger And thrist AV 2 l But flrst Be a Person Who needs People. People we .gf , w Who need People Are the Luekiest People In the World. THE VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES-67-68 The Virginia Union University film series was presented twenty-one full length films chosen in collaboration with a group of interested students. The films have been chosen in an attempt to demonstrate the validity of the motion picture as an art form. The film series presented may be partially categorized as follows: Pure adventure and entertainment films CThe Great Locomotive Chasej, morally involved umessagel' films CI Live In Fear, Nothing But A Man, Citizen Kanej, unflichingly realistic films CThe Bicycle Thiefj, renditions of classics of the theatre COedipus Rexj, satire CT he Playgroundj, zany surrealistic comedy CThe Knackj, documentaries CWorld Without Sun, Mondo Canej, and complexly woven psychological studies Uuliet of The Spirits, Last Year at Marienbadj. Many of the films shown were f'classics', in terms of the art of the cinema, and many of them were particularly suited for presentation in a university community. All the programs in this new Film Series had great value for the development of critical per- ception, for the power of emotional release, as a source of literate allusion, as a way of learning to use language more effectively through essay writing and conversation, and as a stimulant to the imagination. DATE October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 November 12 November 19 December 10 December 17 January 7 January 14 February 11 February 18 February 25 March 10 March 17 March 24 March 31 April 31 April 28 May 12 May 19 TITLE Casablanca The Knack The Golden Age of Comedy Nothing But A Man Oedipus Rex Juliet of the Spirits Last Year at Marienbad The Playground Lilith Mondo Cane Picnic The Great Locomotive World Without Sun The Caine Mutiny I Live in Fear La Strada fThe Roadj The Red Desert Citizen Kane Bicycle Thief The Fly Q Q gm if Q-Fx """'f-rw---,. ' KY' l 1 ' w L 'lx A Choir members are! Qsittingj Janet Foster, Richmond, Va., Gladys Jerman, Richmond, Va., Barbara Miller, Scottsville, Va., and Claudia DeBerry, Norfolk, Va. Second Row: Odell Hobbs, Director, Melvin Dowden, Richmond, Va., Jimmy Evans, Pelham, N. Y., Edward Whiting, Richmond, Va., Bruce Gray, Richmond, Va., Bruce Bigham, Atlanta, Georgia, William Creecy, Rich Square, N. C,, Frances Watkins, Charlottesville, Va., Phyllis Bell, Richmond, Va., Clare Harvest, East Orange, N. J., Diane Branch, Atlanta, Ga., Bernetta Shaw, Richmond Va., Vernice Smith, Norfolk, Va., Joyce Townsend, Whiteville, N. C., and Jeanie Little, accompanist. Third Rowi James Jones, Cleveland Ohio, Monsell Laury, East Orange, N. J., Nicholas Hulett, Philadelphia, Pa., Victor Hartsfield, East Orange, N. J., James Jackson, Philadel- phia, Pa., Ralph Bolden, Roanoke, Va., Lutrelle Rainey, Newport News, Va., Martin Strother, Richmond, Va., Moses Stith, Petersburg, Va., Carol McNeeley, Oklahoma City, Okla., Alice Meyers, Richmond, Va., Alfreda Bowers, Clarksville, Va., Jean Evans, Stamford, Conn: Janice Braggs, Cleveland, Ohio, Linda Pierce, Suffolk, Va., and Romona Dugan, East Orange, N. J. a s v THE I UNIVERSITY CHOIR The Virginia Union University Choir under the able direction of Odell Hobbs has reached an ascendancy of excellence. Critical acclaim of todayis performances is singularly enthusiastic. For example, in their Annual Winter Concert, held in Richmond's Mosque, the Rich- mond News Leader's critic was so moved that he wrote that it was difficult to believe that voices so young could produce such mature, rich tones. Unionis choir has toured extensively, and in this area was one of the pioneer groups. Audiences in such diverse places as Cleveland, Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky, New York, New York, Detroit, Michigan, Stanford, Connecti- cut, Nashville, Tennessee, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and many others have thrilled to their concerts. Archer Nelson, Martin Strother, and Jimmy Jones planning the evening's entertainment. 18 THE DIRECTGR Mr. Odell Hobbs received the Bachelor of Music Education from the School of Music at Howard Uni- versity and the Master of Music at the Catholic Uni- versity of America, both institutions in Washington, D. C. A native of North Carolina, Mr. Hobbs has directed the Famed Tuskegee Institute Choir and the Langston University Choir, a group selected to repre- sent the State of Oklahoma at the New York Worldis Fair May 17-22, 1965. At Virginia Union University, Mr. Hobbs is actively engaged in extra-curriclar activities as well as Assistant Professor of Sight-Singing and Ear Train- ing, Harmony and Methods of teaching music. He has served as adjudicator in North Carolina and Vir- ginia and was selected to represent all graduates of the School of Music at Howard University as speaker for a testimonial banquet given in honor of the na- tionally acclaimed Warner Lawson, Dean of the Col- lege of Fine Arts. During the summer of 1960, he toured South and Central America with the Howard University Choir. During the summer of 1965, Mr. Hobbs was selected to direct choral music at the University of the British West Indies in T rinidadg however, because of per- tinent demands he accepted the position of Director of Music at Virginia Union University. W1 19 PORTER HALL SCIENCE BUILDING Porter Hall of Science, a product of VUU's multi-million dollar building program, was opened in March, 1968. It houses all science, language and math departments. Located immediately through the front gate the massive three story brick structure, with pent- house, dominates the front campus profile. Inter- nally, it is equally impressive, biology, chemistry, physics, and several language laboratories com- bined With ultra-modern classrooms and a 160- seat lecture hall characterize its facilities for research and instruction. In addition, faculty and student lounges, coupled with internal library 84 reference rooms, offer balancing facilities for study and relaxation. 7 7 The new science and academic building Victor Warner ponders the Porter dedication plaque. Modern language laboratory B 5 u C l ' L E D N I C N E G To create in this chamber I think - - -- 22 rw Q gifs . 25,9 THE UNIVERSITY CENTER MR. YATES, Director, Student Center MRS. SALLY STILLMAN, Secretary The pride of numerous universities is the facility they erect for the recreation, relaxation, and social contact of their stu- dents. Virginia Union, following the tradi- tion of great institutions, has provided for its student body the University Center. ln- corporated within its walls are diversified facilities that display the new in recreation and culture. Spacious areas house the University bookstore, barber shop, cafeterias, game, and meeting rooms with an extensive main lounge. The Centerfs Art Gallery has been a source of praise. Offices are provided for the newspaper and yearbook editors, as well as for the administrative directors of various student services. MR. GERALDE MORGAN Manager, Book Store in ,551 Q 15 9 if QW' 'Ns . ,. if-2.1, - 'Z m f ----'- , Y, 21 f gi ,, w is ff V MISS MERCIE TROLLER School Nurse MRS. RUTH RENDER Director, Student Affairs 24 MRS. BESS1E GRANDERSON School Nurse MR. WILBERT WILLIAMS Director, Food Service FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL G if REI, i is 77 Mrs. Ester White University Grill Mrs. C. M. Easter Mr. John Gibbs Mrs. Margaret Harris Mr. Herman Robertson xml' ,N Miss Selena Wiggins Miss Carolyn Chambliss Faculty Dinning Room QE W 24 ,.., ,,,,,, , the t.t.i.?:t .. W iiiitzf-. ,f K W TM Maybe this time it will be 21 bull that comes over the net. QL- Wait until he finds the chewing gum on the end of his cue You know-l missed it after ull. The eye of an eagle . . Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed curtains? And after five years here, I decided to try Studying . . . Bargain basement . . . ? Nope, just the Student Center ,,-v- ,av ,- Have you ever had too much of 21 good thing? 27 EXCHANGES Exchange teacher, Father Stanley J. Lubarski Michael S. Sorgen TUDENTSTEACHERS Seated, Left to Right: Roberta Anderson, Owatonna. Minn.: Jeannie Schmaus, Great Falls, Mont.g Dulcie McLaughlin, Livingston. Mont.g Yvonne Albrecht. Minneapolis, Minn. Standing. Left to Right: Terry Hokenson. Columbia Falls, M0nt.g Fred Melton, Fargo, N. D.: John Lee. Bismarch. N. D.g Philip Knudson, Nunda, S. D. Exchange students and Unionites greet Miss Veronica Tyler. Dr. ALLIX B. JAMES Director, Public Relations MR. A. H. BENSON Director, Student Publications 'r MR. J. B. HARRIS Director, Publicity PUBLIC RELATIONS Union's Public Relations office serves as a liason between the college alumni, municipal Richmond. and howetowns of Unionites. Under the direction of Messrs. A. H. Benson, J. B. Harris, A. B. James, Qualie Moon and Scott Henderson it maintains a public awareness of the calendar of activities on campus and the accomplishments of alumni. sum MR. QUALIE MOON Director, Alumni Affairs l E s E mr? MR. SCOTT HENDERSON Photographer 29 THE B. D. DORMITORY After an illustrious career as President of Wayland Seminary, Dr. King retired to the home that had been provided for the President. The house was subsequently used by the Presidents of Virginia Union. President Hovey was the first of these men. The real preparation of Wayland Seminary for its merger into Virginia Union University was during the administration of Dr. King. At that time, Wayland's cur- riculum was enlarged to include normal school education, industrial, academic, and theological studies. The estimated worth of Wayland was also increased from 55,000 to f13150,000 during his term in office. This made Wayland an extremely valuable asset in the formation of Virginia Union University. A kindly man, beloved by the student body, Dr. King challenged students with, "Be all that you seem to be, aim to be more than you seem to be.', This statement became the motto of Wayland. Moreover, many Union students thereafter, still cherished it as their ambition. When a new President's home was erected, the old one was converted to become the headquarters of the Bap- tist Allied Body of Virginia. Thus the name B. D. dormi- tory. The house is still used as the Body's headquarters, but its primary purpose is to house theological students. Mrs. Hazel Logan Hard At Work Harry And Ronald Discussing Current Events Long Study Deep Into The Night Brings Positive Results MACVICAR HALL MacVicar Hall, the newest of the womenis residence centers at Virginia Union, was named in honor of Dr. Malcolm MacVicar, the first president of our University. Resign- ing his post as Superintendent of Education of the Home Mission Society, he then devoted his full time to the affairs of the University. Though this action caused a sacrifice in salary, he was noted to say, "I prefer to make men rather than money." This statement typified the man from Argleshire, Scotland, whose senior years were dedicated to the growth and de- velopment of Virginia Union. The administration of Dr. MacVicar was marked by construction of the stately granite buildings which grace the Virginia Union campus, the unifying and stabilizing process which linked the precepts and goals of the incorporated schools, forming the strong and uniquely inspiring purpose of our Virginia Union. Dr. MacVicar was also responsible for the landscaping of the older portion of the campus. These efforts increased the value of the Universityis property to EB300,000. However, these accomplishments seem even more astounding when we realize that Dr. MacVicar was over seventy years of age at the time of his installation as president. The tragedy of Dr. MacVicar was that his death occurred on the morning of the first Commencement, May 17, 1904. MacVicar Hall houses 202 University women. Primarily designed to house upperclass women, MacVicar has housed all classifications since its erection in 1966. EMM -MM I2 fluff' ' ' ' nT42f3'c'44Sv, N- . .. Joycelyn Whitfield and Lugenia Clark Expcrimenting in Kitchen. Mrs. Harrison Radcliffe, Dormitory Director 31 WHITE HALL Dedicated in 1953, White Hall was built under the auspices' of the Women's Mission- ary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention at a cost of 370,000 It was named in honor of Miss Blanche Sydnor White a former executive secretary of the Women's Mission- ary Union in Virginia. A leader among women and member of the Virginia Union Board of Trustees, it was felt that she exemplified the ideals of the W. M. U. which were also those of the dormitory itself. Housing approximately 20 freshman Women, the residence center still endeavors to uphold its founding purpose, "To provide training in Religious Education for young women who aspired to prepare as directors of religious education projects in the churches or the Foreign Missionary field." This goal was also coupled with a sincere desire to promote better race relations be- tween the Southern Baptist Convention and Negro Baptist in Virginia. It is hoped that the women of White Hall Will continue to carry on in their proud heritage. White Hall Dormitory Director, Miss Barbara Radncy tScatcdJ, Miss Cczette Gilliam CStandingJ. asasasseg-i White Hall Residents enjoy a game of checkers on the living room floor. 32 NEWMAN HALL Newman Hall, one of the newer re- sidence centers for women, was named in honor of Ora Johnson Newman, dis- tinguished alumna of our Virginia Union University. The women of Newman Hall enjoy dormitory living that is complete in every modern detail. The architectural simplicity of design set a trend for the grace of future buildings which will become man- ifestations of the progress of Virginia Union University. As part of the emerging 'fNew Lookl' on the campus of Virginia Union, a name for the new dormitory was sought which exemplified a skillful blending of the old and the new. Ora Johnson Newman was the wise selection. Ora Newman possessed a good, sincere character, and lived by the guiding principles that the founders had hoped to instill into the Virginia Union student. The service rendered by this grand lady to the community, through the Rich- mond Public Schools, is nothing less than phenominal. It is hoped that the women of Newman will inherit her wisdom as a friend and teacher. Built June 1, 1960, and dedicated June 3, 1961, Newman Hall has become pri- marily a freshman dormitory this school term. What better way to begin a college career than in the shadow of such a dis- tinguished alumna. W." HARTSHCRN HALL Hartshorn Hall, the oldest women's re- sidence dormitory on the campus of Vir- ginia Union, was named for the Hartshorn Memorial College which set "Moral Edu- cation" as the institution's goal. Opened in Richmond, Virginia in 1883, Hartshorn was dedicated, 'STO give the best possible Christian Education to the worthiest young women, to raise up a body of thoroughly trained Christian women for homes, churches, the schools and the mission fields." It was therefore fitting that the women's dormitory of Virginia Union University be named for the only womenis college incor- porated in the formation of Virginia Union. It is still the University's aim to perpetuate the strong foundations set by the founders of Hartshorn. Today, Hartshorn is utilized as the dormitory for freshmen women. It houses sixty freshman women aspiring to obtain goals set by the founders of Hartshorn College. Sandra Hunter getting ready for the fellows . . . . . . while others study. Mrs. Jackson, Assistant Dormitory Director, Hartshorn Hall 34 iff QI 7- WW' . v iakififfifyg, 5552524 KINGSLEY HALL The first dormitory erected on the campus of Virginia Union was Kingsley Hall Cl897J. It was dedicated to Mr. Chester Kingsley, former President of the Home Mission Society. During Mr. Kings- leyis administration, the site of Wayland Seminary Cone of the four original colleges incorporated in Unionis formationj was moved from Washington, D. C. to Rich- mond. Virginia. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mr. Kingsley rose from poverty to a posi- tion of eminence. During his lifetime, he not only contributed generous gifts to the Mission Society, but gave 325,000 toward the construction of Kingsley. The four story building was designed to accommodate 100 students and three teachers' families with living quarters. Mrs. Fanny Brown, Director, Kingsley Hall E 3 , -f l l 1 Some Kingsley men enjoy the piano. Students often consult with Mrs. Brown Can Mrs. Mary Blake be holding the key to the linen room'?!! 2 as 5 5 E Lance Ulin is disgusted about the whole idea of cleanin HUNTLEY HALL The menis dormitory, Huntley Hall, was named for the family of Mr. Byron Huntley of New York. During his service as agent to the University, Mr. Huntley presented to the school the interest, 5l5,000, of the 550,000 salary of a Dr. Kirby. Mr. Huntley was a distinguished trustee of the University who in l906, left 510,000 to Virginia Union in his will. This resource of funds, along with 53.000 on an an- nuity plan given by Miss Onderdonck the same year, were used for the purchase of land for Virginia Union University. The remainder of the gifts went toward the erection of a new dormitory and teacher's residence. The com- bined cost of these building was estimated to have been 546,000 It was decided by the Board of Education in New York City to appropriate one fourth of the cost, if the remaining three fourths could be raised through donations. It was President Hovey who immediately asked friends in the South for donations of 5ll,000, and friends in the North for 523,000 in gifts. A rapid response of 5 I 5,000 came from Miss Frances Huntley, sister of the late Byron Huntley. Upon completion of Huntley Hall, Professor C. T. Russell dedicated the new dormitory to Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Huntley, their son Byron Huntley, and daughter Frances Huntley. Mrs. Blake and John Austin, assistant dormitory director, discuss the news of the week after making room check. STORER HALL The newest men's residence, Storer Hall, was named in honor of John Storer, the benefactor of Storer College in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Mr. Storer, who through hard work, established himself as a respected member of Maine society, was active in political affairs. Storer College received its initial start from funds sent to Harperis Ferry by Mr. Storer. The purpose of these funds was to help with the education of the Freedman after the Civil War. Although Storer began about the same time as the Home Mission Schools, it stopped functioning in 1955. Then directed by "Free Will' Baptist, it was decided to incorporate its assets with those of its "sister,' institution, Virginia Union, in 1964. The sale of Storer College and its assets contributed S125,000 to Union with 580,000 going to the Virginia Union Deve- lopment Fund. Contemplating the day's assignments the Union way. i .,..,..... z....+- 5:-......'--..,.. ::............. .,.:........,.. You really thought I'd study till daybreak? Mrs. Waller, Director of Storer Hall. I-ICDMECOMING "Union-Where the Action Isj' and did Virginia Union prove it during our 1967 Homecoming. From the inspiring Kickoff Dinner to the magic formal evening of dancing which greeted all alumni and friends of the university-it was a weekend of jubilation and en- chantment. The Bowl was the first showcase of excitement, as loyal Pantherites fired the flame that was to lead the Union Panthers to victory. The fire soared as the crowd's enthusiasm swelled. Songs and shouts of an im- pending Panther victory filled the air as did the "ashes,' of the Norfolk State Trojan. Later that Friday evening was the scene of joyful reunions and genuine fellowship. The Alumni Kickoff Dinner brought together all geogra- phical branches of the Virginia Union family, with a feeling of pride and success that filled the air. One could not help but recognize that this is the true quality of student that Union sends away as alumni. As one event faded into another, the splendor of the Coronation Ball presented an enchanting evening. Lovely young ladies of charm and grace were interspersed with our own Panther talent. The beautifully decorated throne truly was deserv- ing of its lovely occupant, Miss Union-turning the University center into a ballroom of beauty. Yet activity did not stop here. Through the night, energies were poured into the floats which would pass regally in the parade, Saturday morning, October 2lst. Then sud- denly through the wee hours ham- mering, came the 'fsoul soundi' and bleary eyes opened wide to the pulsating rhythms of the dawn dance. Alive at 5:00 a.m., the ac- tion was just beginning. The home- coming hammering ceased and the recently completed floats rolled into their Homecoming Parade forma- tions at 9:00 a.m. The parade was an unfolding of the campus life and spirit. Each float presented an aspect of Virginia Union life and history, of the determination and success of those who excel under the Panther symbol. Still the "Pan- ther Beatu went on-The Alumni Planning meetings, brunch, and the highlight, the Queen's luncheon, all added to the incentive and drive that trounced the Trojans in the "Game of Gamesi' . . . And it was the game of games with enthusiasm sounding from the throngs of Unionites in attendance. The Union action sent the Norfolk State Tro- jans home in shame. The old campus blended with the new as did sentiment and explora- tion. You just had to look around you to find the winning spirit. Pro- gress had presented the new dormi- tories and the University Center. Their newness captivated the Union drive which won the game and sent a wild exhuberant feeling through- out the campus. Yet the stately gray stone edifices, for years had wit- nessed this progressively successful celebration-bedecked with trium- phant slogans. However, above it all loomed the colossus, the symbol of the Panther's greatness. Excite- ment and celebration carried on to the Homecoming Dance later that night . . . And just as proud were the alumni at their dance. Proud of their heritage as Unionites for Homecoming 1967 was truly a time for Unionis family pride. Alright Simon said li Virginia Union Royalty: CL-RJ Miss Frances Watkins, Miss Brenda AH! Chivalry is not dead! Wright CMiss Unionj, Miss Barbara Clark. 5 Proud Unionites return to their Alma Mater. "Oh nothinv, 'ust another touchdown? D J The agony of defeat. The smile of victory. Miss Virginia Union University 39 .mia . Marching Panthers-Take the field! Mr. Watson, all smiles at the victory. Qian is 9 MIGHTY 69 wmvnrwo 0 Q VUINTERS r ,Nn nie You throw a little - you get a little - but Cheer Seems like everybody wants to be from Union. the Panthers to victory. t'Smile, Mr. Scott, we're proud of you and the March- Pretty Union "high stepperl, poised for action. ing Panthers." t Mighty Unionites assemble. Great Expectations -- score 0-O. Home free und victory - score 21-O. Just one more to add insult to injury 34-I4 41 Stronger than ? ? ? . . . But not stronger than our Panthers. Those Trojans should have known better than to bet us 10 to 1 that they'd win. ef 'firms ' QW? Beat ,em Panthers! "Don't touch me, after what you did to our Trojans! 42 SENIOR PROFESSCR This year the 1968 Panther recognizes three senior professors. These devoted persons have distinguished themselves by serving Virginia Union University for a total of two decades over the age of one hundred and three years old Uni- versity. Representing the fields of Athletics, English, and Psychology, the three chosen have been se- lected from a wealth of dedicated and honorable men and women. Yet the significance attached to the designation of these professors is that they readily took upon themselves the arduous task of teaching profession. They accepted the challenge and performed their respective duties for a total of 123 years. Coach Henry Boyd Huclesi B.S., M.A., Springfield Collegeg Professor in the Department of Physical Educationg First year of service at VUU-l926 Mrs. Clarissa Kyles Dillard: A.B., Virginia Union Universityg M.A., University of Pittsburgh Acting-Head of the Department of Englishg First year of service at VUU-1925. Miss Leah Virginia Lewis: A.B., Howard Universityg A.M., C0- lumbia University Professor in the Department of Psychologyg First year of service at VUUhl93O. DEDICATION Dr. Walter O. Bradley, Director of the Division of Science and Mathematics is the chosen recipiant of the 1968 Panther Yearbookiv Dedication. Held in esteem by both faculty and students, Dr. Bradley has striven to maintain the highest stand- ards of science, in theory and practice. Born in High Springs, Florida, Dr. Wal- ter O. Bradley, Sr., completed his initial collegiate training at Florida A. and M. University. Futhering his education, Dr. Bradley received his M. S. from Howard University. Yet in a field such as science that involves constant change, the true re- searcher must seek even more knowledge. In 1950, Dr. Bradley pursued and earned his Ph.D. from Catholic University. A distinguished career for Dr. Bradley began at Virginia Union in 1945. He has since become the Director of the depart- ment he first served as a professor. Yet this is just one of Dr. Bradleyis numerous honors. Besides being made Director of the division only two years after receiving his doctorate, Dr. Bradley serves on the Mayor's Committee on Youth. He has worked closely with the United Giveris Fund. Membership in fraternal organiza- tions include, Kappa Alpha Psi. A Deacon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. Bradley is married to Mrs. Verdelle Vanderhorst Bradley, the Bradleys have a son, Walter Bradley, Jr. who is sixteen. The man presented here, taps the tree of our distinguished Virginia Union fam- ily. The I968 Panther now honors Dr. Walter Oswald Bradley whose philosophy of teaching seems in keeping with the following: Dr. Walter O. Bradley, dedicated to the field of Biology and scientific research. The hard task of education is to liberate and strengthen a youthas initiative, and at. the same time to see to it that he knows what is necessary to cope with the ongoing his initiative can be relevant. C Paul Goodmanj 45 IN MEMORIUM Dr. Martin Luther King, beloved, honored, and respected by the world. The modern educated man is one who is expected to know something of the experience of mankind. of what has been thought and said, of art, music, letters, as Well as to be aware of the social problems and society around him 46 AN HGNORED MAN Dr. King after speech at Virginia Union, surrounded by faculty and students. The 1963 Panther staff takes humble pride in devoting these pages to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. Honored much in his thirty-nine years of life, Dr. King remained a humble man whose philosophy of peace and practice of non- violence made its impact in America and the world. Yet Dr. King asked not to have his laurels proclaimed, but to speak of his fight for justice and equality for Negroes and the poor of this nation. A tragic day in April saw the life of this il- lustrious leader snuffed out. Yet no bullet can destroy the magnitude of his greatness. His per- sistance for the cause of freedom led to his being honored by the world as a Nobel Peace Prize Win- ner. Though his body may be stilled, the memory of this dedicated and distinguished religious leader will forever endure. Let us at Virginia Union University honor his memory with words that seem to describe his struggle. Thro' the land a call is sounding, And it comes to age and youth, 'Tis a summons to the conflict, In the cause of right and truth, To the standard of our Captain, Lo. there comes a faithful fewg But the victory, my brother, May depend on you. Lo, a triumph day is coming, When our arms shall be laid down, Then each faithful, loyal soldier Shall receive a victor,s crown, Would you stand among the victor's, With the band of faithful few, Then each faithful, loyal soldier, Shall receive a victoris crowng fFrom the Hymn, "The Victory May Depend On Youvj Dr. Theodore F. Adams Dr. Harold W. Richardson O. Clay Maxwell BOARD OF W. H. Johnson Dr. Felix J. Brown Carrie S. Vaughan Rev. R. G. Williams Dr. Y. B. Williams George W. Watkins Jesse W. Lewis 48 TRUSTEES 'M Dr. Thomas H. Henderson Mr. D. Tennant Bryan M. C. Martin Mrs. Lena S. Smith B. T. Bradshaw Edwin LCC Judge Homer S. Brown wand' Francis A. Kornegay Dr. William H. Rhoades 49 EDITED BY: .IOYCELYN WHITFIELD 50 ,... rv .1 ,K Y 'gf-1-of ,wa- R M...-L :R Q Af ,W hw 0 if Qs? S, M A Mi . ."""""xg Mm. il' IMT? '-,,.f-N ADMINISTRATION AN D STAFF THOMAS H. HENDERSON. President B.S., Virginia Union University A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago Miss Alexander has been a devoted member of the official family at Vir- ginia Union for more than a decade. She came to Union in 1955 as Secre- tary to Dr. Henderson when he was Dean of the College and worked as Secretary to the Dean until the Dean became President. Then she became Secretary to the President. She knows and loves Virginia Union and she takes on the responsibility of helping new members of the staff to get ad- justed to the Union climate-history of Union, contributions that Union has made to the lives of people and to the environment, aims of Union for the students who are enrolled now and for those who will be enrolled, and op- portunities that new staff additions have to become truly contributing members of the Union Family. She is proud of Unions traditions and she spares no effort to pass these traditions on to others. What goes into the making of a President? He need be all wise, sociable, and an astute politician in order to keep a college running. Who is our President? Thomas Howard Henderson. Born in Newport News, Virginia in 1910, he attended Virginia Union as an undergraduate, graduating with a B.S. in 1929. His Master's and Ph.D. were earned at the University of Chicago in the Department of Education. He taught at Armstrong High School here in Richmond from 1928 to 1941, at which time he came to Virginia Union as Dean. He has been President of the college since 1960 and is married to the former Kate R. Gilpin. Thomas Howard Henderson, the man, has been active in both educational and nonacademic fields, as both a member, and a leader. Citing but a few of his past and present affiliations, our President was President of the Virginia Teacher's Associa- tion from 1939 to 1941, President of the Rich- mond Urban League, Vice-President of the Richmond Community Action Program, Chair- man of the Advisory Committee of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the United Negro College Fund, and President of the Virginia Council on Human Relations. Our President is a member of numerous fraternal organizations, Educational and welfare committees. He has oft been cited for his outstanding work in education and civics. MISS OPRA E. ALEXANDER Our President's Secretary Virginia Union University is indeed privileged to have the services of Mr. T. H. E. Jones among its administrative heads. Mr. Jones' position is two-fold. He has assumed the responsi- bilities of Administrative Assistant to the President, and Mr. Jones is Director of the Self Study Program. A requirement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Self Study Program is an integral part of Virginia Union University. and worthy of a director with the impressive qualifications of Mr. Jones. In keeping with the continuing efforts of Virginia Union to offer to its students the pinnacle in education, the University has initiated a working system of self review in which it evalu- ates its standards and its effectiveness in reaching the educa- tional goals it has set before itself. Through the years, Mr. Jones has gained a wealth of ex- perience in the area of college administration, which has proven to be invaluable in his present capacity as Self Study Program director. The most distinguished achievement of Mr. Jones in the field of college administration has been his twenty-one years of service to St. Paulis College as Dean of that institution. It is from this position that he has most recently retired. Thus, we have an Administrative Assistant to the President who is thoroughly familiar with the inner workings of a college in achieving its dedicated purpose. We welcome Mr. T. H. E. Jones to the Virginia Union campus-a man of vast experience and dedication in the ed- ucational field. ALLIX B JAMES MARY E. SUMNER t Vice-President's Secretary JOHN M. ELLISON AB LL D., A.M., Th.D. Chancellor :maui mx s Il 'TS-'LQ I lkllu FRANKLIN J. GAYLES A.B., A.M., Ph.D. Acting Dean of College ADMINISTRATION LAWRENCE D. SMITH A.B., M.B.A. Business Manager WILLIAM D, KINDLE THERESITA N. BRAXTON A.B., M.B.A. A.B., AM. Dean of Students Registrar 54 UNIVERSITY STAFF Secretarial Pool Mrs. Caroline Secretary, Division of Humani- Williams ties-Mrs. Ella Grimes Secretary, Division of Social and Natural Sciences Mrs. Geraldine Barley Building and Grounds Superintendent, Mr. Ora Spady Secretary, Maintenance Services Miss E. Binford at Founder's Day talk with Dr. John L. S. Holloman Secretary, Student Personnel Mrs. Cecilia Younger 5 ,Z 3 is 2 Q . 2 Z 3 2. iff Virginia Union University's Post Office, Mr. J. W. Cotton, and Mrs. W. C. Lambert . .R 4 -:-V'- f -ll ,. ,tunnel ...ff- mysmwl ,ii ,.-in 5' 5 sf- ' 3 aff ri 'V -,B Palsy rv Q ML 1 'Al - U 5., " N 1 1, V J ki., -I ,Q I A-gin 4 VV. I -4 4 ..,, 2 .-.R-. wrt? N fix. 4 V,-:,.i.:,,,.,.-f gW" m i, six 225 .N . ..,. , V ,. X Bm.. ' ' ef W is t Pi? - tavfrg' g Q, -V .-L-I -V1 "il, f A ,L v, Bookkeeping. Left to Right: Miss Sandra D. Ivory. Data Processing, Mrs. Tillie Mrs. Nora D. Green, Mrs. Sylvia A. Bishop, and Koger Mrs. Joan M. Brunson 4' Business Office, Left to Right: Mrs. Margie R. Director of Custodial Services, Booker-Purchasing. Mrs. Marian H. Gerrard- Mr. Kemper Banks Bursar, Mrs. Delores Q. Reid-Cashier Secretary to Business Manager, Mrs. Mary Baylor Dean and Registrars Office Staff, Left to Right: Mrs. Emily Morse, Mrs. Ruth Burson, Mrs. Grace Bailey, Miss Virginia Dodson Director of Financial Aid and Placement, Mr. Phillip Brunson, Jr.. Mrs. Martha Yelverton. Secretary Attendance Counselor, Mrs. Catherine James I I I TH E UNIVERSITY LIBRARY A library can certainly be viewed as a measure of an institution's intellectual wealth. Exposure to the classics and contemporary literature pro- vide students with a treasury of compiled knowledge and skill. This knowledge is readily recognized as a valuable tool with which to sup- plement the learning process. In keeping with the progressive trend of Virginia Union, the Univer- sity Library has been steadily expanding. The library now boasts a collection of more than 80,000 books in the open stacks. There are 6,000 bound volumes of periodicals which is compiled of the more than 530 separate periodicals which the library receives with regularity. Thus, the faculty, staff, and student-body are adequately kept abreast with current events. Yet, as in every excellent library facility, books and periodicals are not the only research materials. Included in the Universityis library collection are at least 219 titles of microfilm. A unique feature of the library is the Howard-Lewis Memorial Room. Here is found a distinctive collection of literature written about and by outstanding Ne- groes throughout the world. Truly the University Library, which seats 250 persons, is an important part of Virginia Union University. MRS. VERDELLE BRADLEY, Librarian, B.S., B. S. in L.S., M.S. MRS. ANNIE R. GOODE, Reference Librarian, A.B., B.S. in L.S. Library personnel, left to right: Mrs. Gladys Lewis, Miss Eleonor Clarke fseatedj, and Mrs. Carria Cheatham. w ll A up 5 'Mig R' x 1 X x MN R W . M ,W .. . ,,1m Am v if A l..,,,w . X A ' U if xx A 4 1 xg -QQ. ' s c hr E- .Vx 1 A K 1 . V, , ,- , - AS, X ' 'S S v 1 4 XX 44 xx X xl 5 X M? x IYXN . EDITED BY: GERALD E. WYCHE 58 WMA - L? f?+ff S .sifqu 1 Q 4 ,Q J Q, pk -Fx K .f ,jx S. X X 1 ,.,lf' X Q., 5523 fvf if -I luwfm kr x,,..MNV s YZK? M .uf 59 FACULTY "-ug. SCHOOL OF RELIGION The Graduate School of Religion provides a three year program leading to the degree, Bachelor of Divinity. The program is recommended to college graduates whose prim- ary interests lie in the humanities. The primary goal of the School of Religion is to produce and insure well trained ministers. In addition to the theology, students in religion are exposed to economics and social trends, which afford them a versatility of training com- mensurate with the complexities of Christian leadership in the world today. ln service training programs, which provide experience and dispel academic isolation, are encouraged and arranged by the university. W J. BONEY E. D. MCCREARY A B B.D., Th.D. A.B., B.D., Th.M., Th.D. 60 ALLIX B. JAMES A.B., B.D., Th.M., Th.D. Dean, School of Religion -is . til T ,4'f4?,,Qfi z i RICHARD SOULEN A.B.. S.T.B.. Ph.D. COBU RN HALL Rev. David Shannon addressing Coburn Hall assembly 61 DAVID SHANNON A.B., B.D., S.T.M. L. T. WHITELOCKE B.S., B.D. .MAME A l l RALPH ERICKSON, chairman X A.B., M.A., Ed.D. With the guidance of Dr. Ralph J. Erickson, the Division of Education has been suc- cessful in giving its majors the skills necessary for the vital careers of elementary, secondary, and religious education. The importance of education cannot be denied in our modern world. In the Division of Education, two fundamentals of society, religious and secular phi- losophy, have been combined to give both men and women the advantages of the two dis- ciplines. This unique combination enables the Division of Education to provide young men and women with the competance for positions in Christian leadership, teaching, secretarial work, or welfare work sponsored by religious associations. Therefore, students qualified in the fields of Health, Psychology, Physical Education, and Elementary and Secondary Education find the tools with which to mold the minds of the young as they tackle the challenges of the complex world that they inherit. 62 THE DIVISION O DUCATION Mrs Delores R Greene BA MA Iris L King B.S.. M.A. Leah V. Lewis A.B., A.M. Mrs. Eddie N. Patrick B.A., M.A. Mrs. LaVerne B. Smith B.A., M.A. Roy W. Watson B.S.. M.S.. Ph.D. THE DIVISION O DUCATICN WILLARD BAILEY B.S., lVl.A. THE DIVISICN OF MARY E. JOHNSON, Chairman A.B., A.M., Docteur de llUniversity de Paris Successfully, through the guidance of Dr. Mary E. Johnson, the Division of Humanities effectively instills Within each of its students, the driving motivation to seek the wealth of world culture through an understanding of man's artistic and philosophical accomplish- ments. The studentis creative abilities of literary and artistic forms become the tool by which he is led to discover the good, the true, and the beautiful as entities in creation. Personal and group conduct are essential guiding principals in the search for the student's effective develop- ment of his communicative skills. Thus whether in an aural or oral manner, in English and foreign languages, the student attains the pro- ficiency of self expression necessary to cope with the challenges of today's world. LEVY ARMWOOD GORDON BAINBRIDGE B.M.Ffl. B.A., M.A. CHARLES E. BAKER ARCHIBALD H. BENSON A.B. B.A., M.A., LL.B., M.S.J. HUMANITIES ai 5 IRAH M. CHARLES MRS. CLARISSA K. DILLARD MRS. DOROTHY L. FARER B.A., M.A. A.B., M.A. B.A., M.A. JOHN C. FREEMAN MRS. LORRAINE R. HEATHCOCK RAFAEL A. HERNANDEZ B.A., M.A. A.B., M.A. B.A., LL.D., Ed.D. 67 J THE DIVISION OF HUMANITIES ICont'd.I ODELL HOBBS MRS. THERESA T. JACKSON WILLIAM W. KRAMER B.M.Ed., M. Music A.B., M.A. B.F.A. w"'idw JEANNIE R. LITTLE ROLF LOOCK MRS. CLARA M. PERKINS B.A. M.D., Ophth. B.A., M.A. 'W 31- Qw 2 NICKOLAS ROFE EDGAR J. SCOTT MRS. HEERA VEERAVAGU B.A., M.A. B.A. B.A., M.A. JOHN A. WATSON MRS. GRACE E. WEGNER B.A., M.A. B.A., M.A. 69 WALTER O. BRADLEY, Chairman B.S., M.S., Ph.D. In a world of complex technology and solar research, the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics enlightens the student with concepts and principles of both the biologi- cal and physical sciences, their func- tion and methodology. Under the direction of Dr. Walter O. Bradley, the student develops a reverent awe in the realization of the complex and vast grandeur of the universe. The challenging potentialities of science, the good and the evil, are presented to each student. Through the guidance of the various divi- sional departments, whether biology or mathematics, the student learns to cope with the world's technologi- cal complexity according to the laws and principles of their chosen de- partment. As science is ever chang- ing, the division seeks to motivate its students to further graduate study with emphasis in the realms of dentistry, engineering, and medi- cine. THE DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS CLARENCE P. CARTER DANIEL EASTER B.S., M.S., Ph.D. B.S., M.Ed. WILLIAM R. JOHNSON HERMAN L. STRADER MARCELLUS E. TONEY B.S., M.S., Ph.D. B.S., M.S., Ph.D. B.S., M.I., M.S.. Ph.D. 'Q THE DIV. OF NATL. SC. fr MATHS. iCon'd.J JUDITH A. GERA WILLIAM E. LINDSEY MRS. CLARA N. MCCREARY B.S. B.S. B-S-, M5- JOHN McKAY STEPHEN V. ROMANOFF KENNETH NVEGNER B.S., M.S. M.S.. Doctor of Physics B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 72 E Dr. Thomas H. Henderson Dr. D. N. Cowling and Mr. Jones . -'B J' --Qld ,. , First Row: Mr. L. Armwood, Mr. Robert H. Pancoast, Miss Judy Gcru. Mrs. E. N. Patrick, Mrs. K. W. Wegner QExchz1nge Facultyli Mr. T. H. E. Joncs. Second Rowg Mr. John Whiting, Mr. John Frccmzin. Mr. Obadiah Williams Dr. K. W. Wegner Clixclizinge Facultyb, Mr. Gordon Bainbridge, Mr. Nicholas Rolfe. Mrs. Nina Abudy Mr. Daniel Eustcr . My W :tar sz' ,gr 7 E" :' I , .-.. A 3 y I A -I yfvgg' 1 THE DIVISICN OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Through the leadership of Dr. Henry McGuinn, the Division of Social Science seeks to assist the student in understanding the goals, nature, and resulting problems of society. Each student, within the division, is thus equipped with the foundation for many vocations deal- ing with man and his social environment. Whether it is the field of social work, business administration, theology, law, or journalism that the student wishes to pursue, the Division of Social Science, which includes Commerce, Government, History, and Sociology, adequately prepares him for rapid advancement in his chosen area. Thus, the division fulfills its aim of producing a student who is intellectually stimulated enough to have the ability to help resolve the problems and questions of man's society and its operations. WILLIAM H ANIDERSONI PRIFAM D. CHOWDHRY JAMES E. COLE AB BD PhD B.A., M.A., Ph.D. B.S., M.A. CLAIBORNE A. FAISON WILBERT F. FOSTER JOHN B. HARRIS A.B., M.S. B.S., M.B.A. B.S., M.B.A. MRS. RUTH C. HARRIS B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A. MRS ELIZABETH J. JOHNSON CARL P. LOSEN MRS. LETTIE C. MADISON B.S., M.A. B.A., B.Th., M.Th., Th.D. A.B., M.S. 75 THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE ICon'd.I MRS. SERBENA MORRIS B.S., A.M. ROBERT H. IANCOAS1 B.S., A.M. HAVEN P. PERKINS JOHN A. WHITING OBADIAH D. WILLIAMS B.A.. M.A. B.A., M.A. B.S., M.B.A. EDITED BY: JOHN I. AUSTIN 78 E W V ,K 5--...... 41 1' Q me Q, S N S fa' Q..3EL,,., 2 ...qv SCHOCL OF RELIGION SCHOOL OF James S. Brown Charlie Hart John Hart Fred Holmes Robert L. Jemerson Norman Dill Garey Green George B. Hamilton Armwood, Levy Mack, Jr. Washington, D. C. Baker, Frank Richmond, Virginia Beamon, Walter E. Camden, Mississippi Brooks, James I. Richmond, Virginia Brown, James Ferguson Richmond, Virginia Brown, Robert Douglas Owenton, Virginia Brown, Robert lvelt Ashland, Kentucky Burns, Emmet C. Jackson, Mississippi Dill, Norman Curtis Hueytown, Alabama Green, Garey Jacksonville, Florida Hamilton, George Belton Columbia, South Carolina Hart, Charlie Charlotte, North Carolina Hart, John Oliver Richmond, Virginia Holmes, Fred Douglas, Jr. Newtown, Post Office, Virginia Junior Middler Middler Senior Middler Junior Junior Senior Middler Junior Middler Middler Middler Junior 2705 Hawthorne Ave., Richmond, Va. 4001 Terminal Ave., Richmond, Va. 2302 Cecil Road, Apt. B, Richmond, Va. 1304 West Graham Road, Richmond, Va 2624 Seminary Ave., Richmond, Va. Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. 1707 E. Colorado Ave., Richmond, Va. 2001 Joshua St., Apt, J, Richmond, Va. Rt. 1, P. O. Box 130-A, King Wm., Va. 1203 Corey Ave.. Richmond, Va. 1203 Corey Ave., Richmond, Va. 3009 Hawthorne Ave., Richmond, Va. Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. ELIGION George Mason Jamerson, Robert Lee Dallas, Texas Jenkins, William A. Brooklyn, New York Knudson, Phillip Nunda, South Carolina Mills, James Waldo Richmond, Virginia Morgan, Jesse Norfolk, Virginia Pederson, Bjorn Alesund, Norway Perry, Robert Willard Chesapeake, Virginia Scott, Cessar Portsmouth, Virginia Shelton, George Selma, Alabama Smith, Andre Pierre Hackensack, New Jersey Tapscott, Morion Reidville, Virginia West, Joseph B., Sr. Norfolk, Virginia Whittle, Conred O. Union Level, Virginia Williams, Joseph T. Norfolk, Virginia James Mills Middler Middler Special Student Middler Middler Junior Middler Middler Senior Junior Senior Junior Middler Junior James W. Mills Jesse Morgan Robert W. Perry Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. 1316 W. Graham Road, Richmond, Va. Storer Hall, V.U.U., Richmond, Va. 44 E. 32nd St., Richmond, Va. Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. G-3 Storer Hall, V.U.U., Richmond, Va. Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. 30ll Hawthorne Ave., Richmond, Va. Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. 2707 Hanes Ave., Richmond, Va. 1506 Southampton Ave., Richmond, Va. Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. 1318 Graham Road, Richmond, Va, Baptist Memorial Hall, Richmond, Va. Andre Smith Cessar Scott Conrad Whittle JAMES A. BROOKS WILLIAM A. JENKINS GEORGE SHELTON WHO'S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES l 1 it , 4 -I E 'z ft is i 4 gt Fa Standing First Row: Alvan James, Vernon Gordon. John Mann, Phyllis Bell. Evelyn McWilliams, Sallie Gordon. Audrey Stevens, Dianne Epps and Adolphus Williams. Standing Second Rowi Dianne White, Alfreda Bowers. Barbara Clark. Mary Allen, William Creecy, Jeffrey Humber. Brenda Wright. Standing 'Ihird Row: Ricardo Christopher, Lloyd Strayhorn, Patricia Porter, Delores Taylor, Peter Perry, Frank- lin Jones, Dianne Savage, and Moses Stith. Leadership and scholastic achievement are found in the members selected for the Virginia Union University Chapter of Who's Who in Amer- ican Colleges and Universities. This organization was founded in 1934 to rec- ognize and honor outstanding students, and to serve as an inspiration toward greater effort for those who may not otherwise perform to the best of their ability. In addition, the organization serves to remind its members of the importance of utiliz- ing time to its greatest extent, so that they may derive the greatest benefit from their college ex- periences. At the same time. the honor of being selected is a means of compensation for outstand- ing efforts and achievements. It is a valid standard of scholastic excellence comparable to election into other scholastic and service organizations. EDITED BY: BERNARDO MARCOS 84 SENIORS SENIORS From Left to Righti Lloyd Strayhorn, Treasurer: E, Loynell Ridley, Presidentg George Bowser, Vice Presidentg Helene Lawson, Chaplaing Myra Edwards, Secretary. JOHN I. AUSTIN A.B. History and Government RONALD BAGLEY A.B. Sociology CATHERINE BALL A.B. Elementary Education JULIAN A. BANKS B.S. Mathematics MICHAEL C. BANKS B.S. Science Education ELEANOR BATES A.B. Elementary Education PHYLLIS BELL A.B. Sociology LAUMARIA R. BLAKNEY A.B. Sociology CYNLITHIA V. BOLDEN A.B. History and Government RALPH W. BOLDEN A.B. English Education ALFREDA M. BOWERS B.S. Business Administration DARYL BOWMAN B.S. Mathematics GEORGE W. BOWSER B.S. Biology Education DORIS E. BRADLEY B.S. Biology VERNON J. BRICKUS B.S. Business Administration BARBARA BROWN B.S. Business MARY BUCKINGHAM A.B. Elementary Education SANDRA E. BURWELL A.B. English JO ANN BUSH A.B. Sociology WILLIAM E. BYRD A,B. Sociology SENIORS BERTHA M. CARROLL JOHN V. CARTER. JR. NANCY M. CARTER ALTON C. CHEAGLE A.B. Sociology A.B. History A.B. Elementary Education A.B. English JOAN CHRISTIAN A.B. Elementary Education RICCARDO CHRISTOPHER BARBARA A. CLARK LUGENIA V. CLARK LINDA V. COGER B.S. Business Administration A.B. Sociology B.S. Biology A.B. Sociology 88 JAMES W. COLEMAN DOROTHY T. COLEY DELORES E. COLLINS SAUNDRA E. COOPER A.B. English A.B. Elementary Education B.S. Biology A.B. Eiglish GERTRUDE DAVIS A.B. Elementary Education CLAUDIA D. Dc-:BERRY ROSLYN l.. DECORDOVA HARVEY DOCK JOYCE A. DRAYTON A.B. Sociology A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Sociology 89 Y. SENIORS GWENDOLYN P. DUNGEE A.B. Sociology BARBARA DYE A.B. Elementary Education GWENDOLYN ELLIS A.B. Elementary Education DIANE M. EPPS A.B. Sociology THOMAS H. EPPS B.S. Chemistry VIRGINIA FARRAR B.S. Biology J. L. B. FORRESTER, III B.S. Biology TERRELE M. FOSSETII' A.B. Elcmcntury Education HELEN B. FRIEND A.B. Elementary Education EDWARD GAYLES B.S. Political Science JEANETTE S. GODFREY A.B. Elementary Education SALLY GORDON A.B. Elementary Education VERNON W. GORDON B.S. Mathematics BARBARA A. GREEN A.B. Elementary Education JOAN GREEN A.B. Elementary Education SANDRA J. GREENE B.S. Business Education LILLIAN HEDGEPATH A.B. Sociology JAMES B. HERNDON A.B. Sociology MARGARET A. HERNDON A.B. Sociology LENA I. HICKS B.S. Biology KATIE HIGGS A.B. History SHIRLEY HIGGS A.B. Sociology sENloRs UNE! ANNIE GRIMES B.S. Biology GEORGE HARDY A.B. Sociology Fl ist. . ii' ax f 5375 v qw, 252225 5252255 'zzsm :wh OLIVA HOLMES A.B. Elementary Education PEGGY A. HOUSE A.B. Elementary Education JOHN N. HOWARD A.B. Sociology WILLIAM A. HUGHES A.B. Elementary Education JEFFREY HUMBER A.B. Sociology DAVID HUTCHINSON B.S, Business Administration CHRISTINE A. HYMON A.B. English CURTIS IRBY B.S. Biology BERTHA JACKSON B.S. Biology MARY E. JACKSON B.S. Business Education VIVIAN JACKSON B.S. Secretarial Studies WILBUR E. JACKSON, JR. B.S. Biology SENIORS ALVAN B. JAMES ASA JAMES ANN M. JENKINS GLAGYS M. JERMAN A.B. History and Government A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Elementary Education EDITH JERRY B.S. Biology DOROTHY JOHNSON ROSLYN A. JOHNSON ALICE JONES BARBARA J. JONES A.B. History B.S. Business Education A.B. Sociology A.B. Sociology 94 FRANKLIN F. JONES, JR. PATRICIA JONES FRANCES JUSTIS CATHERINE KENNEY A.B. Sociology A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Education THOMASINE W. KENNEY ' A.B. Elementary Education YVONNE R. LANGHORN FLORETTA O. LEWIS SYLVIA LEWIS JOHN A. MANN B.S. Business Administration A.B. English A.B. Sociology A.B. History and Government 95 SENIORS BERNARDO A. MARCOS B.S. Biology PATRICIA S. MARTIN A.B. Sociology CLARENCE R. MAYNES B.S. Biology AXLIE C. MCCULLOUGH A.B. History and Government EVELYN MCWILLIAMS A.B. Elementary Education BRENDA MELVIN A.B. Elementary Education RAYMOND MILLER B.S. Business Administration SHIRLEY MONTGOMERY A.B. Christian Education WINSTON MOORE A.B. Sociology GENORA MORGAN A.B. Sociology LEONIDAS B. MORTON B.S. Mathematics ALICE M. MYERS A.B. Sociology SALOME W. MYERS B.S. Biology ARTHUR H. NILES A.B. Sociology W. P. O'CONNOR, JR. A.B. French Education JOSEPH O. OGUNLADE A.B. Sociology GEORGE R. OLIVER B.S. Accounting HORACE L. ORTON, III B.S. Biology SENIORS FAYE PEGEAS A.B. Elementary Education PETER PERRY B.S. Business Administration PATRICIA A. PORTER A.B. Elementary Education C. DELORES PRIDE B.S. Biology Education JAMES QUARLES A.B. Sociology LUTRELLE D. RAINEY A.B. Sociology VELICIA PATTERSON A.B. Elementary Education JOHN E. PAYNE B.S. Biology LAURA RANDOLPH B.S. Biology E. LIONEL RIDLEY B.S. Biology VIVIAN ROBERTS A.B. Elementary Education DONALD M. ROBINSON B.S. Business Administration IRVIN ROBINSON A.B. History Government REYNOLDS ROBINSON A.B. Religion 8: Social Science VASHTI M. ROBINSON A.B. Elementary Education DIANE E. SAVAGE A.B. Elementary Education JESSE SCOTT B.S. Biology SAMUEL T. SHAW A.B. Sociology SENIORS GLORIOUS SIMMONS LISA SINGLETON ELLIECE SMITH VERNICE L. SMITH B.S. Biology A.B. Elementary Education B.S. Chemistry A.B. Sociology JANE SNELL AUDREY E, STEVENS A.B. Sociology A.B. Elementary Education ALMA G. STILLS THURMAN STOCKTON MOSES STITH LLOYD STRAYHORN B,S. Business Education A.B. Sociology A.B. Sociology A.B. Sociology 100 DELORES TAYLOR DOROTHY M. TERRY HELENA T. THOMKINS CECIL THOMPSON A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Sociology A.B. Sociology A.B. Elementary Education HAZEL TOMLIN CLAUDIA TURNER A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Sociology THOMASINE TURNER FRANCIS WALKER LINDA K. WALKER VEORA WALLER A.B. Elementary Education A.B. Sociology A.B. Sociology A.B. Sociology 101 SENIORS V. LOUIS WHEELER A.B. Sociology ADOLPH WHITE A.B. English Education DIANE G. WHITE A.B. History Government JOYCELYN A. WHITFIELD A.B. Sociology GERALD WHITAKER B.S. Mathematics ADOLPHUS WILLIAMS A.B. Sociology FRANCES A. WATKINS A.B. Elementary Education ALFRED L. WEST A.B. Sociology 56x LORETTA WYATT A.B. Elementary Education GERALD WYCHE B.S. Business Administration BETTY WILLIAMS A.B. English Education ALVIN WILSON B.S. Biology ESTHER WILSON A.B. Elementary Education OLETHIA M. WINFIELD B.S. Biology ALMA K. WINSTON A.B. English Education WISTAR M. WITHERS A.B. Latin Education DOROTHY WOOD A.B. Religious Education BRENDA L. WRIGHT B.S. Biology JARRELL L. WRIGHT A.B. Sociology Vg., 5 R x, H Q W ua iw ic xx ' JAN, . af . . MA 'NA if 4 lL,,:, M, 353, 058 ' A U 2 2 X W W ,wwf xx - 'fy' Er EA Enix' 3? an x' 4, - ,W Ma 'M-1 X vig, f,.fu sw 'W at 4 -. gQ.,,s..,,4 ,, . , www . .gy T-.4 H zwwm nf. , . A. xg Y 4394 , .WV I , VNQE, ' - -M .fab .V 1 N M EDITED BY: JAMES WRIGHT 104 JUNIORS JUNIORS David A. Adegboye Harrison Anderson Olga Anderson A. Joan Baylor Doris Yvonne Baylor Seated: Left to Right: Vivian Flythe, Patricia Lewis and Arena Cor prew. Standing: Left to Right: Frankie Fells and Gregory Douglas. 106 Geraldine D. Beavers Martha Boston Carolyn Branch Shirlene M. Brickus Nancy Chambers Anna Childs Paul Chisholm Arena Corprew Calvin E. Davenport Catherine Delevoe Carolyn DeLoatch Thurman Echols Fred Fields Vivian Flythe Evelyn Ford JUNIORS Gwendolyn Herndon Alexander Hines Jane Holley Dorothy Jefferson Frances Johnson Frances Johnson Kent B. Johnson Cynthia L. Jones Harry I. Jones Iris Fowlkes Patricia Gould Claudie Grant Dianne M. Gant w 'Wi' Ez WE? Q X WX' Q J' i has 109 Ta? Shirley Jones Carolyn Lawrence Jacqueline Lewis Patricia Ann Lewis Michele Lipscomb Vaughn McClarrin Barbara A. Miller DeLois J. Mitchell John Montague Virginia Moore Gladys Muse Rosemary Nicholos Ester T. Page Patricia Page Ray L. Perry, Jr. JUNIORS Vernon J. Pettus Carolyn Pickens Alease Pleasants Delores Prentiss Howard E. Ransome, J r Shirley Robinson Norris N. Shelton Cynthia J . Smith Marilyn Smith Phyllis Spencer William Spivey Andrew Strickland Ivy Taylor Julia Thomas Ronald Truesdale Diane V. Tyler Carolyn E. Tyree Victor Warner Arthur C. Wells Carlyle Wheeler Danny White Harry White Gladys Brown Williams Barbara Winstead James E. Wright, Jr. Julia Yeager EDITED BY: MICHAEL JACKSON 112 ? ,is W - 229. -1. 1' 5 Af 2 xg W QQ ga G X5 fed WK fs , ., X.. ,., . Q X11 Y W Q 'Y ing Ewa Exim Wi A , U uf -muxwpx V3-,H MN my-Q .,' .. V SOPHOMORES SOPHOMORES fx-.g:.aa.:, - .em li 4, 5 gm 5 tag,-gggif.. 1- , ag., 74' sigifiii 6 ' 591 ,, '. yy X5 ' k 5532 61 fx ,, fax 1 EZ ' 1. ' 77. . .X.L 3 4 - lg., 2 gig' A . A A J' G s H 3 P55 4 ig Q 5 if 1 ws Q5 1251122 f liikgfal. A ? ,fir if if f isis Seated L-RZ Toni , ...,aM...-a-as W Austin, Secretaryg and William Crockette, Vice President. Standing L-R: James Durham, Chaplain: and Van Archer, President. Patricia Allen Michael Aluko Gwendolyn L. Atkins Alfred Banks Karen Bartholomew Matthew Barrett Patricia Beard Janet Bellamy Linda Bitts Joyce Braxton Leon Brown Bettye Buffaloc Doris D. Burroughs Charlotte Bullock Myrtle V. Carter Patricia Lee Coles Linda Cosby Wilfred Chrichlow Moretta Y. Curry Bettie Dean Ruth Delevoe James Durham Rose Ellis Marva Exum Miriam Foster Bruce Gray Marianne Hancock Thomas R. Harris Gladys Harvey Aletha Hathaway 114 Gregory Hill Kathy Hill LaVerne Jackson Bertha Jarreall Audrey Jennings Emily Jenkins Carolyn J. Jeter Izetta Johnson Jacquelyn Johnson SOPHOMORES Margie Johnson Page E. Johnson Paula Johnson Quinton Johnson Raymond E. Johnson Lucille Jones Anthony Kieling Quvarda King vedi King Jupenia Knight Richard Andrew Lambert Charles E. Longue Brenda Lucker Paula Manning Marilyn McDonald Pattie McMullen John Merchant Joan Lewis as -: - H W .f tgfyng , 4 . .. 5 'fig , . as wi gig ' n iv ! if Ida Miles Josephine Moore Carl Mussa Archie Nelson Esther Ogunlade William Reddick Carol A. Reed Patricia Robinson Druscilla Saunders Patricia Sayles Rosalind R. Simpson Brenda Smith Juanita Smith Bifford Stephens Sheila Stevens Rudolph Tabb Edward M. Taylor William James Thomas James Thornton Patricia Turner Jane J. Walker Beverly Williams Norrs Woods Stephen Wright EDITED BY: CANDY SHERMAN 118 Q -4. .w K .F in Q ."7.K EV, NK ivai W ,mf Q ww --e...,,,,w,.i. .nv Mk W. 2 W 1..,,,.+-.-muuwww-w-f fm f wwmww: -v Q 1 p . M a 1 ,W .fx ,, V - . bb ' HRW: 'fsyfg' ,- kggg ff .. -4 2- . X A 119 FRESHMAN FRESHMEN Valerie Adkins Tayo Aluko Frederick Amy Charles Augustone Mary Bailey Wallace R. Bailey Lenward Baldwin Nathan R. Bayton Wayne Bess Patricia Boston Frederick Bowers Vickie Boyd Robert Britt Clifton Brown Lloyd Brown Nathaniel Brown +'2z'70?f Q an F Standing From Left to Right! Odell Thompson, Sgt. at Armsg Wm. F. Rich- ardson. Jr., Presidentg Royal C. Whitfield, Jr., Chaplaing Charles Augustone, Vice Presidentg Wayne Thomas, Rep. Student Governmentg John Bagley Treasurer. 120 Sitting From Left to Right! Cecilia Thompson, Recording Sec.: Joyce Robertson, Financial Sec.g Rhona Brown, Corresponding Sec. l t if M 0 . was X W 1 .. 1 S Win x ':g: . ::.,:-::5.:::::. .. . Sharon Brown Mary M. Buck Wayne Bumby Saundra Burno Juanita Carson Linda Carter Goldie I. Connor Carolyn Crawford Margaret Crews Maxine Dailey Stephen Daniels Leslie De Bose Fredricka Dixon Ruby D. Dixon Glenda Dumas Timothy Leon Duren Charles Edington Albert Evans, Jr. Delethia Ferguson Madeline Fitzgerald James Fortune Connie Garland Sandra Gaskins Ruben Gibson FRESHMEN 4 I Kenneth Good Ronnie Goodman Eric Gwattney Addie Hall Alicia Hawkes Reginald Harper Mary Haynes Shirley Henderson James T. Hill Blanche Holmes Marion Hudson Sandra H. Hunter George Irby Carrier Jeggette Gwendolyn R. Jones Michael Jones Theodore Jones Irene Jordan Edward Johnson Marquetta Johnson Linda King Roland K. E. Knight Jeannie Manson Andres Marcos 12 E'- .if if.-MRP Sw' X :Eff W, X. E m feb. , , , 4 f' , is ' in , '13 K Y wi 6 we 'ggi Mildred Mason David Mathis John W. McCullough Camille Lee Miller Valencia Milton John Moody Jack Morgan Beverly L. Myrick Marguerite Murphy Phylis Nottingham Bennie Nunnally Stephen Oke FRESHMEN Linda D. Pleasants Nadine Poindexter Gerald Poinsette Richard Pope Isaac Potter Janice Pryor Joel Ransome Nannie Roane William Richardson, Jr. Joyce R. Robertson Delores Samuels Joanne Shaw Sallie Shaw Candy Sherman Jacquelyn Simpson Queen E. Sledge Donnie L. Smith Charles Solomon Stephanie Spratley Martin Strother Odell Thompson Darryl Trent Margaret Trower Bernice Walls Eugene Washington Velma Watson Ronald West Solmon Wilkens Richard Williams Brenda Williamson Dorothy Witt Arthur Wright lone L. Wright Samuel Wright, Jr. Michael Pennick William Pinkston QMMWMQEQQM Ng 0043 WA' vwihi sem 4 I vii M . 9 ' k is blvggg' K 4, U M455 nh SGW 0 Q 3 1 EDITED BY: WILBUR JACKSON 126 ege RY SPORTS Coach Harris Mascot, 'Tommy KARATECLUB Sharon Harris. discourages attacker. Vaughn McClarion defends against sword attacker. Karate is the art of empty handed fighting em- ploying the use of every muscle of the body. It is this concentration of muscle tension combined with mental power which accounts for the tremendous striking force of the blows used. This is why all mem- bers of the club are told constantly by their instructor that "the ultimate aim of the art of Karate, lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants." The Va. Union Karate club was founded by A. L. Williams in the summer of 1965. At that t,me in- structor Williams was the all-Marine Corps cham- pion. Since then the University team has expanded and become one of the strongest contendors of all College clubs on the East coast. After Al's gradua- tion in June, H. Skip Ransom, his senior student, will become the new instructor. Each year the club makes it a must to give at least 2 demonstrations of their ancient art of oriental fighting. , 5' .LQ-,5..,-f5:afQ5I-if .,.. L..,. if 51 " f A ti: .. gl?.'7 '1 ,.,,.,Q-" . . p , : A - 3 " 'I 1 1 S if T an ew f -it 'f rs L: gf 1: ,5 .1 tg, l - +2 M ..,,.,,,..... c SH e it M, 2 3 , P x A. L. Williams, with a Flying Snap Kick. ,. if ,ss ,5e2attagwg.,gf,Qf1aa3a,ffrrltaatlmlwggagaaaac-' . .... . ..... .... .. aaaaa 't , -' 11 ' we i I Q 35--grail:--33 A A 5 ' 6555 4 ' ' ' '-"-"sf ' ' ' ':--':': . i ... " . t a ........ at at D z "1: .... ...., , 1 .., I .. .... ............... , '35-'ti Ag i I """ "' i7 if """""" ,... . .,.. ,AW """""""""' . . ' A 13 l A U .i ,. , . .,... , .. . . . ri Z ukpuuu .I 1 il: E. 5 Y , J , ',, Q "" Wi! I 4- , at s srrr f to -fa l . -,,, K if xr ' f at it A. fs re' , . s:-1, 1 -. , ll' tt.-- if ti lf 1 r"..i -"" its tf .... f -f ' :.,. . If l.,i.f.'l'i 1 i I 5 9 K Qld if .- ,STEM ' ,W . l ..f 'M 1 M ' e 'L X 5 V . .... A Qing Xa' ..... . .,.,. ,:.:EEEEEE. . .- . .....,.,... sv' 7 X lx Am . A ...,. , :HVQ ,sig . M it ffr:r ess ...f . it in k gs . k D if: E . W ...far-1... L .,.. I Km Ng if I xiii rw ' ' QL. gl RJ Bottom-Wm. Hernandez Al Bennett Sharon 'Harris Edgar Scott N'1th'1ni'il Smith. t.MiddleJ-Skip Ransom Melvin Glover Vaughn MeClarion, Franklin Erawfbrd, inst. Ai L.cWIlll2lI21S, l:loydiDean, lToplLlialph Ladmiranlt, Lemont Gllindersbn, Joseph Scott, Rick Scott, Walter Walden, Reginald Kyer. Assistants William Kelly and Henry Hamilton, both former All-CIAA performers for V. U. U., coached the line. Assistant Coach Willard Bailey was a constant inspiration to the fighting Panthers. The Panthers were directed to a 5-3 season by the able mind and vast ex- perience of Head Coach, "Tricky" Tom Harris. Head Football Coach Tom Harris explains his strategy to Tennis Coach John Wat- son, as assistant coach Fleming tries to help. COACHING STAFF l 130 FOOTBALL Irvin Mallory sweeps right end against Hampton. Wall of blockers is formed by John Newman, Vernon Gordon and Gregory Douglas. Greg Douglas, John Newman, Wilbur Jackson and Doug Cokley clear the way for VUU halfback Mallory. Blocking is the key to all victories. Hampton ballcarrier is crushed by Bernard Bradley and Jesse Chavis, two hard-hitting Panther defenders. Panther's defense smothers Hampton ballcarrier. Jesse Chavis and Everette Ellis attack from the rear as Ron Gardner hits head-on. Power play goes for short yardage as Irvin Mallory finds a hole between Douglas and Jackson. FOOTBALL TEAM FIRST ROW: QL-RJ John Wright, DT-T, Everette Ellis, LB-T, Vernon Pettus, DT, Johnny June, DHB, William Clarke, QB, John New- man, FB, Jesse Chavis, MLB, T, G, Willie Spance, QB, Herman Lewis, SE, Donald Patterson, DE, Benjamin Gray, DHB, Gregory Douglas, FLB. SECOND ROW: George Grant, QB, Horace Moore, G, John Zawierucha, TE, Vernon Gordon, G, Bart Borriello, HB, Manuel Lopes, DE, Mike Demers, HB, Malvin Pena, K-DB, Alvin Jackson, DT, Jerry Whorton, LB, Vedi King, DT. THIRD ROW: QL-RJ Fred Cheeks, HB, Timothy Duren, T, Jimmy McCabe, HB, Wallace Hurd, T, Douglas Cokley, T, Anthony Castellano, G, Bernard Bradley, DHB, Brent Hawkins, LB-TE, Richard Dixon, TE, Irvin Mallory, HB. NOT PICTUREDZ Wilbur Jackson, G, Alvan James, SE, Jesse Cleare, HB, Willie Studifin, DHB, Terri Green, DHB, Dana Wilson, C, Leon Wilburn, K, Ronald Gardner, LB, Adolph Hawkins, HB. The S'Quick Pitch" works only when J Manuel Lopes, John Wright and Alvin Jackson try to clear a path for Mallory on a punt ikeieaiiiggiyafller2nLll4ilic?eklDe11i?e?st1TfEJlliiif1s return. John Wright around left end. l FOOTBALL SCORES ' Maryland State 6 -26 Elizabeth City 26 -27 Morgan State 47 - 16 Norfolk State 14 - 34 Virginia State 27- 7 Shaw 0 - 27 North Carolina 22 - 34 Hampton 20-27 132 Promising freshman Adolph Hawkins sprints around right end as guard Jesse Chavis lines up two Shaw de- fenders. Play went for valuable yard- age in 27-O victory. Alvzm James cuts down Shaw defender while Mike Demcrs runs for some of his 66 yards. Halfbaek Irvin Mallory outruns Hampton defender as Vernon Gordon and Wilbur Jackson form downfield blocking. "Big" Jesse Chavis, 6' 2" 250 lbs., blocks for "Little' Jesse Cleare, 5' 8" 170 lbs., on a punt return. SENIORS FOOTBALL Senior Captain Jesse Chavis discusses strategy with coaches while refreshing himself during halftime of Hampton game. Seniors Horace Moore CCD, Donald lsatterson QDEJ, Ben- jamin Gray CDBJ, and William Clark CHBJ relax between halves. Star split end, Herman Lewis, stays in shape during the spring by throwing the javelin. A drink is enjoyed by senior guard Wilbur Jackson as senior trainer George Bowser prepares another drink. Willie Spence, senior quarterback, leaves the field after leading his team to victory over Hampton. Seniors Alvin James and Vernon Gordon show what football players look like off the gridiron. 134 John Newman gets his yardage the hard way, through the middle of the opposition. Vernon Pettus and Alvin Jackson stop Virginia State halfback and Jesse Chavis adds the finishing touch. Donald Patterson makes his big move. Union's great end, Herman Lewis, takes what he wants. He caught 42 passes for 692 yards during the year. Herman Lewis gathers in a pass for one of his three touchdowns against Shaw University. BASKETBALL STATISTICS VUU OPP 85 Morgan State 65 117 Johnson C. Smith 96 82 Virginia State 79 73 Johnson C. Smith 86 57 Howard 79 95 rSt. Paul's 59 95 :f:Norfolk State l07 79 North Carolina College 82 54 North Carolina College 55 tim 107 St. Paul's 65 84 Shaw 75 73 Norfolk State 76 70 Elizabeth City 83 93 Norfolk State 103 84 Howard 74 68 St. Paul's 55 96 Virginia State 89 96 Elizabeth City 115 S6 Shaw 32 Hampton 69 S6 Morgan State 82 "'North Carolina College 66 98 78 73 1 10 Hampton 108 68 90 C A8zT State University 82 :f::f:Elizabeth City 1'NorfoIk Holiday Tournament-December 29 8: 30, 1967 :WCIAA Tonrnament-February 29-March 1 84 2, 1968 12- 8 CIAA 15-10 OVERALL Coach Carl Smith. 43 Arthur Niles. 32 Michael Davis, 24 John Payne, 44 Michael Williams, Assistant Left to Right: 34 Arthur Niles, 20 Ulysses McDowell, 22 Galen Smalls, 32 Micheal Davis. 30 John Hunt, 42 Ben Walker, 50 Hilton Armstrong, 44 Micheal Williams, 54 Donald Mickel, 40 Nathan Cannady, 24 John Payne. 136 Ill! Mg. :HE , L 322 3, W, K. -1 f if Mm ,, ya, 5 is 3 5 , 'R W WWF? B S ETBAL' Butch lays up one of his famous shots as everyone looks amazed. Union's fast break ends with Arthur Niles making two points with an easy lay-up. Niles made All Tourney with his excellent ball handling. X , Eyeing the basket, Mike Davis prepares to add to his point total. He averaged 36.8 ppg. during the year which was tops among small college scorers. Mike has '68 freshman. Hilton Armstrong. gains experience and made All Tourney in the CIAA Tournament and he led all scorers. shows promise for the future. 139 BASKETBALL Which Way did they go? Which way did they go? Alright, who put the helium balloon in this game? I'd rather fight than switch. Who pulled the chair from under me? 140 l - Q, mb ,V TENNIS -,fza -will Leon Wilburn delivers skillful serve. Randy Wilson makes difficult return look easy. Finishing successful season, tennis team, left to right: Leon Wilburn, Randy Wilson, James Conway, David Jones, and Mr. John Watson, couch. 141 TRACK TEAM Q For the first time in twenty years the Pan- 1 thers of V. U. U., coached by Willard Bailey, t wi have a track team that has established it self Q Q .. ee -eff 6 .l as one of the leading contenders for the C. I. A. A. championship. The Panthers, captained by Mel Clark and Andre Beverly, began the indoor season with an admirable string of victories. Throughout the season the one mile relay, two mile relay and the javelin were our best events. INDOOR MEETS National C. Y. O. Meet at Washington, D. C. . Philadelphia Classic at Philadelphia, Penn- sylvania All Eastern Invitational Games at Baltimore, Maryland OUTDOOR MEETS Norfolk State at Richmond, Va. 3-23-68 Va. State College Meet at Petersburg, Va. 3-3 0-68 we North Carolina College Meet at Durham, N. C. 4-10-68 Colonial Relays at Williamsburg, Va. 4-12 8: 13-68 Norfolk State Relays at Norfolk, Va. 4-20-68 Hempten tnetttttte Meet et Hampton, Ve' E528 55.2313253122 it2tivfSa?'E0f3,'f-fiitftfllitfiitlalfiiniiiinegizii23521331121 P d 1 P 4 76 86 shot and discuss. enn. e ays at 13 ep 1a, a. -2 27-68 Quantico Relays at Quantico, Va. 5-3 8: 4-68 Howard University Meet at Washington, D. C. 5-6-68 CIAA Relays at Petersburg, Va. 5-10 8: 11- 68 Lower Row Left-right, Fred Cheeks, Harold Smith, Herb Davis, Mel Clark. Standing Left-right, Joseph Noell, Ken- neth Good, James Hume, James Ray and Jesse Cleare. 142 'E GILL Mike Demers, a determined competitor, practices his favorite event, the high hurdles. The 440 relay team features QL-RJ Irvin Mallory, Gregory Douglas, Charles Pulley, and Johnny June. Anchorman Mel Clark receives barton from Herb Davis in the two-mile relay. 143 Tight end William Hawkins also excels with the discus during the spring. Freshman Richard Dixon, Alvin Jackson and Tim Duren show their form with the shot and discus. MOHAMMED ALI VISITS VIRGINIA UNICN 144 .-'H' uri? I always smile when someone is shaping up my hai razor in his hand. ' ..- r with sf-i .gg THE BARBER SHOP E W 3 1 5 4 E 2 ? 1 5 E 5 Now it wonit hurt. 5 9 W Irwnw vanilla! sf 'ii How about this picture Dean? 14 v D . -Y ..., ., EDITED BY: EVELYN MCWILLIAMS 146 ' , , .-- ., . " . U A -fqQi,Q.g,3Q,,, ,g-.1-.i,,., -15,13-,5,w,g,... ,. .. 4 , ,vp 1 . O. z , gacg,-11.2 :nw ? "6f?ff , 5 p, "..r , .1 4: n,. -f TH FQ. 5, '14 51, f- H f , , ,J f 1' if Hg, ?5?VE"i -' Nix ' " ' ' 5 w,5'e44.q,1f-wflaf .--.wmv-:SQL 'F' AEMEQWW Af wx ffimu -',"i-ua-f:'Z',!ES,i5w'ff"Q2f., . -1' 'ff' -V' i i 7 X x 1 , . X A 4 , ai GREEK LETTER ORGANIZATIONS 147 S s K: ' 1 2 1' ? E vb I g Q Tl V2 ., ! V 'V A f , . N i -5 4, 1. Q 1 , 1 ai T 'A 1 5 E 1' T 5 E 5 5 A C OF VIRGINIA UNION The organization responsible for coordinating the 3Ct1V1t16S of the eight collegiate Greek letter sororities and fraternities IS the Pan Hellenic Council The Council 1S composed of two representa- tives from the respective Greek organizations on our campus The Pan Hellenic Council holds membership in the National Pan Hellenic Council Inc Various faculty members serve as advisors these act1v1t1es are geared around social as well as academic endeavor The most outstanding program for the year is All Greek Week and Probation Week". All Greek Day is usually observed on the third day of Probation Week Pledgees from the sororities and fraternities present Greek shows on the first three nights of Probation Week. Various costumes and dress are displayed by the probates We proudly say that the line for the first semester was a grand show We salute them for a job well done It is the hope of the Pan Hellenic Council that these demonstrations will serve as a basis for those persons aspiring to become affiliated with the Greek Letter organizations It is the aim of the Council to grow stronger in its bond as being a united brotherhood and sisterhood During the previous semester the Council sponsored a get-together for the probates prior to line week. This was made so in an effort to acquaint the pledgees with one another. During the Yuletide season the Council sponsored Christmas Caroling. Members of the campus as well as members of the Greek organizations displayed the air of Christmas through Caroling. The true meaning of Christmas was evoked by this occasion. In the coming semester the council anticipates having an affair which will come under the title of Keep Virginia Union Beautiful campaign. It is hoped that the campus will join in with the council in making this affair a success. Also an all Greek get together will be sponsored. During the spring semester many of the rush activities for the Greek Letter organizations will be spon- sored. Officers for this school year are as follows: President, Evelyn McWilliams, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Vice-Pres, Faye Pegeas, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Secretary, Barbara Clark, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Treasurer, Arthur Niles, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Financial Sec., Mary Allen, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Chaplain, Claudie Grant, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. PAN-H ELLEN IC COUNCIL to the different organizations. They aid in preparing programs for the academic year. Many of L ' l. Seated left to right: Esther Page, Dianne Savage, Mary Allen, Evelyn McWilliams, Esther King, Joyce Garrison. Standing left to right Kenneth McNeal, John Mann, Henry Richardson, Joyce Bush, Claude Grant, Sandra Farmer, Peter Perry, Barbara Clark, Thomas D. Harris IV Isaac Trouth. u-1 i L-I 3 ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORCRITY Floor left to righti Alice M. Myers, Shirley T. Jones, Esther T. Page, Judith D. Fortune, Earline Chambers, Iris Fowlkes, Brends Branche, Barbara A. Clark. Standingl Arena A. Corprew, Elliece S. Smith, Audrey Stevens, Gwendolyn Herndon, Janice Braggs, Brenda Smith, Olethia M. Winfield, Nancy Jackson, Sheila Stephens, Gladys Jerman, DeLois Mitchell, Virginia Moore, Patricia Gould, Jannifer Vaughn, Cathy Yarbrough, Janet G. Foster, Diane Savage, Joyce Byrd, Patricia Porter. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded on January 16, 1908 on the campus of Howard University located in Wash- ington, D. C. This initiated the Greek Letter Sororities among Negro Women in America. Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded on May 28, 1928 on the campus of Virginia Union Univer- sity in Richmond, Virginia. This was the beginning of Greek Letter Sororities on this campus. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest and largest Greek Letter Sorority among Negro women. From the year of its conception, this organization of college women has fostered high scholastic achievements, cul- tural development and has sponsored service projects in various communities in which its chapters are located. Officers: Basileus-Arena Corprew, Anti-Basileus-Sheila Stephens, Grammateus-Jannifer Vaughn, Epistoleus- Gwendolyn Herndon, Tamiouchos-Nancy Jackson, Dean of Pledgees-Esther Page, Ivy Leaf Reporter-Virginia Moore. Barbara Clark trimming tree. 150 ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Front Row left to right: Lewis Banks, Gregory Edwards. James E. Wright, Jr.. Francis D. Walker. Edward R. Gayles Znd Row left to right: James W. Coleman, Wilbur E. Jackson. Jr., Bifford Stevens, Arthur Niles. John A. Mann, Alfred L. West. 'tFirst of all, Servants of all, Weshall transcend all . . . " The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded December 4, 1906 at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. It is the oldest of the Negro fraternities. Since its inception, more than 30,000 men have been initiated into the fraternity. It has been interracial since 1945. Presently, the fraternity has 137 undergraduate chapters on college campuses, and 204 graduate chapters in 40 states, the District of Columbia, British West Indies, Europe and Africa. Alpha Phi Alpha, "The light of the world", holds highest among its precepts the ideas of manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind. The men of Gamma Chapter are striving ever increasingly to make a reality of all that Alpha represents. ,Saw if Em F? fix fa Left to right: Francis D. Walker, Gregory Edwards, James E. Wright, Jr.. , Asa James, John A. Mann, Alfred L. West, Thomas D. Harris, IV, Bifford St .. . evem Left to right: Alfred L. West, James E. Wright, James W. Coleman, Francis D. Walker. Gregory Edwards. 151 'Pi ALPHA PHI OMEGA Members Are: Kneeling, left to right: Otis Boone, Gerald Wyche, Howard Ransom, James Lewis, Seated, Left to right: Henry Moye, Malvin Pena, Ronald Truesdale, Claude Waterford, Wayne Thomas, Carlyle Wheeler, Leon Wilburn, Standing, left to right: Randolph Scott, Michael Jack, Wardell O'Connor, Joseph L. B. Forrester, III, Ralph Belden, Archie Nelson, William Richardson, Randolph Wilson, Robert M. Banks, Gregory Hill, Adolphus Williams, George Gaines, William Thomas. Ralph Ladmirault, Harry Bivins, Julian A. Banks, Michael Williams. Alpha Phi Omega, the National Service Fraternity, is dedicated to the continuance of the principles of scouting on the college campus through leadership, friendship, and service. The brothers are men of character, intelligence, and inte- grity. Their activities and achievements indicate that active participation in student life is the one way to achieve the full flowering of ones college carreer. The brothers of Sigma Mu chapter help the administration in varying capacities, from ushering for the concert series to working the theatre lighting for the Christmas Opera. The talent show run by the brothers proved one of the memorable events of the campus season. The brothers find, through their projects and performance, that the road to a unique college carreer runs through leadership, friendship, and service. Kneeling: Julian A. Banks, Randolph Scott. Standing, Left to Right: Carl Musa, Howard Ransom, Joseph L. B. Forrester, III, Gregory Hill, James Lewis, Theodore Wright, Malvin Pena, William Reddick, Gerald Wyche, Carlyle Wheeler. 152 DELTA SIGMA THETA Top across, Left to Righti Claudia Turner, Patricia Lewis, Julia Thomas, Sandra Farmar, Rosalyn Doran, Barbara Winstead. Patricia Coles, Gwendalyn Dungee, Mary Allen, Carie Robinson, Doris E. Bradley, Vivian Flythe, Phyliss Bell, Beatrice Caster, Yvonne Lang- horne, Terrele Fossett Front Row Left to Right' Delores Prentiss J nnnie Hxrr' S d h . , . . , 1 z is, an ra Jo nson, Brenda Wright. Vivian Watson, Patricia Sayles, Carolyn Lawrence, Arnie Grimes, Jacqueline Locke, Cozzelle Gilliam. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 at Howard University, Washington, D. C. and was incorporated as a national organization in 1930. The founders directed the aims of the organization toward scholarship, leadership, service activities, and personality g g ge er co ege women of like potentialities and dedication to the same purposes. development. They sou ht to brin to th ll The sorors of Beta Epsilon chapter at Virginia Union choosing ideas for future Delta activities are: Left to right, Jacqueline Locke, Mary Allen, Yvonne Langhorne, Phyllis Bell, Doris E. Bradley, Patricia Lewis. 153 ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY Seated, Left to right: Mary Buckingham, Brensa Melvin, JoAnn Bush, Frances Butler, Josephine Harris, Vashtti Robinson, Esther King, Faye Pegeas. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded at Howard University on January 16, 1920. This organization of college women has fostered high scholastic achievement, cultural development, and has sponsored many community projects, all with a view toward furthering the founding idea of finer womanhood. Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek letter organization established in Africa. Delta Iota and Upsilon Beta were set up in Liberia under the leadership of Dr. A. Doris Bunt Henries in 1948. The sorority sponsors an annual Finer Womanhood Week, which is filled with cultural activities and is open to and for the benefit of the student body and faculty. Nu Chapter at Virginia Union participates actively each year in all Zeta programs through service projects, scholarship drives and the observance of Finer Womanhood Week. "You know Vashti?" "What Faye?" "I hope my wash comes out as white as your vanilla ice cream!!!" 154 SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our Founders, were directed under the leadership of Mary Lou Allison. The aim of our Sorority is expressed in its slogan "Greater Ser- vice-Greater Progress". The Sorority serves as an organization for civic and social functions. The Sorority became an 'in- corporated National Collegiate Sorority on December 30, 1929. A charter was granted Alpha Chapter at Butler University, in Indiana. Tau is the name given to the chapter here on Virginia Unionls campus. The colors we proudly wear are the lovely ugold and royal blue". The Sorority aims are displayed in one of their objectives which is to promote the general welfare of women with emphasis on promoting higher education. Another objective is to serve youth in order to develop their highest potential for careers and purposeful living. During the last year, many projects were sponsored by our organization. October filled with the mystery of Hallo- ween, gave thc Sorors an opportunity to visit the Crippled Children's Home here in the city. Treats of various types were taken to the home. We also had an occasion to visit with the patients. This was a most heart felt experience. Much joy and peace of mind were projected on the faces of the children. During the month of November, much of the last minute preparations for line week were put into action. We welcome proudly eight new members into our sorority. They all proved to be true to the spirit of Sisterhood and kept faith with their vows. These young ladies proved themselves worthy before crossing those burning sands into Sigmaland. Founderis day activities were also a part of November. For this new year, we have many affairs planned. February is a month filled with surprises. March will be noted for our Week of finer culture. A Blue and Gold Ball will culminate our week. April is the month in which we will look forward to our Northeastern Regional Meeting. Our Graduate chapter, Iota Sigma and the chapter here will serve as hostess for this meeting. Many undergrads from other colleges will be expected. One night will be devoted to focus on the campus. Our chapter, Tau, is under the authority of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Johnson. She is very helpful in helping us to foster various programs. It is the hope of the Sorority that we will grow more intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically. Our Sorority can be summed up in the following phrase: CSD Stimulating, CU Interesting, CGD Gratifying, CMJ Moving, CAJ Advan- tageous. These words can also exemplify our Sweethearts who are the Men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. They also strive for high qualities and high goals. The officers for this year as as follows: Basileus, Evelyn McWilliams, Anti-Basileus, Julia Ann Yeager, Grammateus, Roslyn Alexander Johnson, Anti-Grammateus, Glorius Simmons, Tamiochus, Dorothy Terry, Epistoleus, Mary C. Peterson, Parliamentarian, Peggy A. House, Dean of Pledgees, Julia A. Yeager, Assist. Dean of Pledgees, Lillian M. Hedgebeth. Seated, left to righti Phyllis Johnson, Mary Peterson, Earnestine Pope, Julia Yeager, Jean Crawley. Evelyn McWilliams and Delores Barbee. Standing, left to right: Susie Q. Gordon, Roslyn A. Johnson, Gwendolyn Ellis, Sylvia C. Lewis, Velicia Patterson, Shirley Welch, Joyce Garrison, and Francis A. Watkins. Standing, left to right: Velicia Patterson, Peggy House. Floor: Evelyn Mc- Williams. Seated: Jean Crawley. KAPPA ALPHA PSI Seated, Left to Right: Fred Baylor, Ronald Bagley, Irvin Robinson, Mr. Faison, advisor, Lloyd Strayhorn, Isaac Trouth. Standing! Michael Banks, Jeff Humber, Jimmy Evans, Vernon Gordon, Kenneth McNeil, Fred Jones, George Bowser, William Creecy. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Indiana University in 1915. In terms of active members, it is the largest predominately Negro fraternity in the world. Kappas have distinguished themselves in all fields of human endeavor. In politics, the new mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, Carl Stokes is a member of the fraternity. In sports, such stars as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Dave Bing, Gale Sayers, Johnny Roland, and Mel Farr are wearers of The Crimson and Cream. Alpha Gamma Chapter was established at Virginia Union in 1929. Alpha Gamma has had a long and glorious record of achievement on this campus, scholastically as well as socially. Kappas on the faculty include: Dr. Bradley, Rev. McCall, and Mr. Faison. There are currently fifteen undergraduate members in Alpha Gamma Chapter and we anticipate continued growth of the chapter and service to the university community. Officers for the academic year l967-68 are: William Creecy, Polemarchg Vernon Gordon, Vice Polemarchg Jimmy Evans, Keeper of Records, Issac Trouth, Keeper of Exchanguerg Grey Douglas, Strategus. Ronald Bagley, one of the Kappas, is just making a few alterations on his ticket. 156 PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY The idea of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was crysta- lized on January 9, 1914, by the three founders, Brothers A. Langstone Taylor, Leonard Morse, and Charles Brown, at Howard University, Washington, D. C. Since this historic founding, SIGMA has grown rapidly throughout the United States and has also sunk its enduring roots into the soil of other nations. The philosophy of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is Brother- hood, Scholarship and Service. Lambda Chapter was founded by Brother Harry Crawford, on May 9, 1921, on the campus of Virginia Union University. The following are the present officers: Clarence Maynes, President, John T. Branch, Secrelaryg Adolph White, Treasurer, John Thompson, Dean of Pledgees. Standing, left to right: Clarence Maynes, Harold D. Laws, Wilbert Lawrence John M, Thompson, Lacy Johnson. Seated. left to right: Jerry Harris, Roland Moore, John T. Branch, Franklin Fells. mah! if axis? f A ,wa J, ,Riff Standing, left to right: Roland Moore, Jerry Harris, John Thompson, Wilbert Lawrence and Lacy Johnson. 157 H-V3 'K Q . Standing: Frankie Fells, Wilbert Lawrence and Clarence Maynes ETA PHI BETA lst Row, Left to Right: Herminia Johnson, Sharon Harris, Hellena Thompkins, Evelyn Ford, Donna Branch, Barbara Jones. 2nd Row: Cynthia 501165, Courtney Willis, Cheryl Jones, Barbara Strayhorn, Edith Jerry, Charlene Marshall, Demetria Simpson, Sandra Burwell. 3rd Row! Lugenia Clark, Cynthia Smith, Patricia Clark, Yvonne Langhorn, Shirley Welch, Carol Reid, Joan Baylor, Beatrice Castor, Diane Satterfield, Mary Allen. In October of 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, eleven business women were inspired to form a Greek letter organization that would promote a closer fellowship among business and professional women. Each year the sorority grew and Sorors began to move to different cities, the lofty ideals of the founders stayed with them. In the Spring of 1950 under the leadership of Lucy Swain, Beta Chapter was founded in Battle Creek, Michigan. Alpha and Beta Chapters worked very hard to spread sisterhood among Business and Professional Women. In 1953, it was voted by the body to form a National Business and Professional Sorority, this was done and Ethel Madison was elected the First Grand Basileus. Progress was made when Beta Alpha Chapter was organized on May 20, 1967, in Richmond, Virginia on the campus of Virginia Union University. The Eastern Regional Director Rallene Braeal Ingram interested thirty-three young women and the first undergraduate chapter of Eta Phi Beta was formed. These thirty-three chapter members, while pledging, did volunteer work in various fields, mainly to help the retarded child. During the summer, we had our first Suealyh Pledge Club. The pledgees were installed on August 4, 1967 with eleven members. This pledge group worked with the retarded and disabled children in hospitals and helped with the voter registration. On October 27, 1967 the second Suealyh Pledge Club was formed with seven pledgees. The Suealyh Club parti- cipated in many projects. Some of them were distributing the paper to the dormitories. They volunteered to go to the psychiatric ward in the hospitals and entertain the sick. The pledgees also had fund raising projects that consisted of having a football game between the Sorors and the pledgees. They also had a dinner which made great profits. This money was not kept by the sorority, but was given to the Retarded Childrens Fund. OFFICERS Basileus . ....,..,,. . lst Anti-Basileus ,,,, 21111 Anti-Basileus , Tam ias ,.,.,....... , Epistoleus . .,., , Grammaleus V , Tamiouchos , . Parlimenlarian Chaplain ,.,,,. .,,, Historian ..........,. Keeper of Peace ,, Chatelam ., ........... . .... . Assistant Chatelain Guard , ,....,.,............ ,Vernice E. Smith Charlene Marshall Edith Jerry Martha A. Carter Courtney Willis Sandra Burwell Demetria Simpson Beatrice E. Castor Cynthia L. Jones Cheryl E, Jones Dianne Satterfield Barbara Strayhorn . .,r,.. ..., . ,. Veronica Perry m,Jo Ann Johnson OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY vskM"'f"'l "That was the line that wasl' The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Wash- ington, D. C., on November 17, 1911. The Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Virginia Union University in 1919. The aims of this fraternity are embedded in the fibers of brotherhood. The channels through which they obtain these aims are the avenues of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift- Omega Psi Phiis Cardinal Principles. From the unique experiences that give birth to eminent men and enrich the lives of the mediocre, come Omega men, and those of Zeta in particular. As they come, they come with the aim of elevating men of dignity and worth of the individual, the beauty of the soul, and the aristocracy of the intellect. The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 159 Lamps Attention! Must Please Superiors. Invision Vivacious Ivies, Entwined Smartly. Are Ravishing Coeds Here? Often Noble, Inspect Arehonian's Names. Auroras Ubique Really Outwardly Reach All Sorors. Sphinxmen Profess High Ideals Nearing Xenophanes, Maintaining Excellence Never-ending. "Sharp" Uniforms Elude Awesome Lovliness Yields HtEtaJ Crescents Really Excite Sigma Coeds Entering New Together Sueulyhs. Scence. Pyramids, You Really Are Most Inspiring Delta Sisters. Scroller Consumes Refreshments. Often Lacking Little, Earning Torches Often Render Council, Help, Encouraging Service. Rushed Snack. EDITED BY: GENESTA ROBINSON 162 7 WAI K "1zw. 4'-V-I2 - . as in , 9 H ,-225 : ,Ji-2,5 5.2: . -I fn :, ' SHE WALKS... She walks in beauty and all around her stand in awe. Certainly, this can be said of the lovely young ladies that have been chosen to exemplify the beauty and poise of a queen. However, it has always been known that the prettiness of ones face is not the entire criteria for true beauty. We, at Virginia Union, feel indeed fortunate that we can gaze upon our queens and not only see physical loviness, but also a radiant personality and intellectual promise. Whether elected to represent a class, fraternity, or student body, each queen has won acclaim through popular vote. She speaks for many with the charm and magic of a dream. Miss Virginia Union was chosen from a group of attractive young women, but it was she who possessed the combination of talents that identifies the essence of loveli- ness. Misses Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman, Charm, and Karate Club were likewise selected by a majority who visioned them as the jewels that should sparkle for them. Truly, they walk in beauty. MISS AUDREY STEVENS Miss Senior IN BEAUTY.. MISS BRENDA WRIGHT Miss Virginia Union Mr. Esquire, Gregory Douglas and Miss Terry Nelson IN GRACE... MISS MARTHA BOSTON Miss Junior If MISS PAULETTE TURNER Miss Sophomore MISS CAROLYN GIBSON .am WW wi 2 Miss Frm Yhlllllll Iezsaizlzty ze the my IN CHARM... MISS JEANNIE MANSON Miss Karale Club MISS LINDA BURNETT Miss Charm ...SO POISED IS Even from above she is lovely MISS DOTTRELE LANUZE Miss Alpha Phi Alpha A QUEEN Call her Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn, whose beauty is told in Greek mythology. On these pages we present Misses Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Phi Ome- ga, Groove Phi Groove, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, and Omega Psi Phi, the reigning queens of Virginia Unionis fra- ternal organizations. Our present culture has adopted many ideals from the ancient Greeks. Among the foremost of these is the concept of beauty. Going back in time, we find that many dominant goddesses were women of beauty and grace. Perhaps then, there is no better judge of a woman's lovliness than a man. Therefore, we devote these pages to the choices of Virginia Union's Greek men. In keeping with the Greek tradition they have selected a woman's radiance to represent their ideals of elegance. MISS SANDRA COOPER Miss Alpha Phi Omega SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY -From "Hebrew Melodies" She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes, Thus n1ellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half irnpairld the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress Or softly lightens o'er her face, Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. And on that cheek and o'er that brow So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, The smiles that win, the tints that glow But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent. -Lord Byron ALL ARE MISS JANET FOSTER Miss Kappa Alpha Psi MISS PATRICIA PORTER Miss Groove Phi Groove RADIANT ROYALTY Q m wi , ,,:: A gi 'A mzmwzgwifi , iq,. imzyiifmwgg Mggipgggfxggzi ,uw , wal -. ,MM ,gygggixii - ig aagg ,. .. , A , ,. 5.4-.4-..f.m,,, .... .,..,. , M .,.. ,. g 5,3 E ggi gm 1 ,ff will W 155' W I 54 2? KE Eg iq E Q Q K I E , K mm :mf v,-::1 -:izzi-2:.::,.-:iw MISS ESTER KING Mixs Plzi Bela Signm MISS BRENDA WRIGHT Min- Omvga Phi Miss Wright ut Homecoming I iWi.s'.s Wriglzl in Tolmcm Festival ' r' ., , T' EDITED BY: HOWARD RANSOM 170 .N -,sw 1 dv 'kafm kr "W 'K V5 'Y' ,KN-:X GRGANIZATIONS ORGANIZATIONS AT V.U.U. Organizations at Virginia Union University focus on all aspects leading to the total develop- ment of its students. The various organizations strive to develop their members socially, morally, physically, academically and spiritually. An organization may be defined simply as a group of people working towards a common goal. Many ideas originating from these goals are: leadership wise judgment achievement tolerance service character scholarship Even with the busy routine of going to class and studying, students still find time to partici- pate in various organizations. Much social interaction takes place among the various sororites and fraternities. Religious strengths are renewed by means of the Council on Religion, in which various faiths come and worship together. Others try to bring about a greater awareness and appreciation of foreign languages and cultures. Many organizations such as the University Ushers enable stu- dent to have a functional and meaningful role in serving the University family. The Student Gov- ernment Association serves as a medium for the exchange of ideas and expression of opinions between faculty and students, with unity as the key word. The organizations at Virginia Union can sum up their attitudes in the following words: "Participate as one- To partake of activities together And find a mutual interest in all thingsf, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Left to righti Patricia Porter, Treasurer, Alphonso Bowers, Vice-Presizlentg Arena Corprew, Corresponding SecreIary,' Franklin F Jones, Jr., PI'l'.S'llIl'llf,' Jimmy Evans, Chief Justice, Student Court, Barbara Clark, Recording Secretary, Alton Cheagle, Editor, Pan ther Newspaper. President T. H. Henderson, Simon Jenkins, Francis Watkins, Brenda Wright and Franklin Jones. STUDENT COURT Left to Right: John Mann, Judith Fortune, James C. Thornhill, Gerald Poinsette, Jimmy Evans Chief Justice, Ronald Owens, Bernard Jones, Brenda Wright. 173 WOMEN'S SENATE An administrative body of the Women's Senate has designed a pro- gram to develop mutual respect, self-control, self-expression and leadership among the women stu- dents at Virginia Union. The Womenls Senate, in order to make this program of development a reality, has undertaken a number of activities of which an annual Christmas party, Charm School, Sweetheart's ball, and Mother- Daughter Weekend, are outstanding successes. Women's Senate seeks to instill within its members all that is feminine An annual Charm School is among Women's Senate's projects. Charm him with cuisine! 174 Wm The annual Mother-Daughter weekend. M-m-mmm-mmm Good! Charm School food is M-m-mmm-mmm Good! Annual Women's Senate Christmas party l75 PRE- .ALUMNI CLUB An educational institution, in its quest to present to its student body the best facilities for learning must at all times rely on the gratitude and and support of its alumni. Those fortunate enough to hold the title of university alumni, especially those proudly bearing the title of Virginia Union University graduates, have a grave responsibility to their Alma Mater. The alumni carry the unique challenge of continuing in the true Union Spirit, excelling in their chosen professions, thus giving special pride to their university as having once served them as students. The Pre-Alumni Club of Virginia Union University seeks to take upon itself the vast challenge and responsibility of the college graduate. By pledging in advance their Union loyalty, the member manifest that quality which each college hopes to instill within its student body, the quality of dedicated service. Yet our Virginia Union Pre-Alumni go fur- ther in their service by raising money for the United Negro College Fund, thus fostering the precepts of many institutions. A part of their services also includes seeing that Vir- ginia Union is properly represented at na- tional conventions, which they did through funds raised by a dance. Miss Geraldine McLemore was Union's representative at the Annual Pre-Alumni Club College Fund Con- Members of the Virginia If we try going to sleep, maybe the f'Good Fairy" will wake us up as graduates. vention in Chicago. Truly the Pre-Alumni is striving to reach its multifaceted goal of service. PRESIDENTZ ,,,, , ,,,,,,,, Geraldine McLemore VICE PRESIDENT .,,,.,,..,,,,,,,, Ethel Williams SECRETARY: ,..,... ..,., . ,. ,.., ......,...... A drianne Carter TREASURER: ,,,,,,, ,.,,,,, , .,,,,, ,,,,,,,,.. C 2 trol Anne Reed Union University Pre-Alumni Club. Seated: Terrele Fosset, Wistar Withers, Lisa Singleton. Standing: Joan Baylor, Peggy House, Evelyn McWilliams The student National Association program was set up to provide opportunities for per- sonal and professional growth, the development of leadership skills, understanding of cduca- tional history, and participation in professional activities at local, state, and national levels. The Joshua B. Simpson Chapter of the student National Education Association is a pro- fessional organization for college and university students preparing for teaching. The advisors of the S. N. E. A. are Dr. Dorothy Cowling and Dr. Ray Watson. who help to set up many educational programs including bringing speakers in the field of education to our campus, thereby giving the student members of S. N. E. A. inspiration of greater accom- plishments in the field of education. Even with the aid of our advisors, the members find it necessary to come together and solve their individual problems. Methods and techniques are questioned in seminars. Here con- clusions are obtained while other questions may arise. All in all, the S. N. E. A. is an effective organization for coordinating the activities of ed- ucation majors. The University Ushers help to maintain order, assist in seating, distribute programs and collect U N I V E R S I T Y tickets during various University functions, such as, chapel, concerts, plays, lectures and other U S H E R S public performances. Under the direction of Mrs. Catherine P. James, the ushers willingly perform their vital tasks with service to the Virginia Union Community upper- most in their minds. Standing, Left to Right! Margaret Watkins, Katie Higgs, E. Beatrice Caster, Henry Richardson, Patricia Sayles, Vernon Pcttus, Rosa Meekins, Patricia Coles, Joyce Saunders. Seated, Left to Right: Bettie Deane, Lucille Jones, Evelyn McWilliams, Aletha Hathway, Shirley Higgs. Left to Right: Betty Deane, Laura Fortune, Mrs. Catherine James, Patricia Sayles, Patricia Coles. Mrs. Catherine P. James, director of University ushers, and herself a poised example for the ushers to follow. s. .vm ...M-,wewsws-s Delegate John Mann chats with Gary, Indiana Mayor Hatcher while attending National Young Democrats Convention. democratic principles. The Club holds membership in the Young Democratic Club of America. Within their aims they project the ideals of freedom of expression and character building. It is the hope of the club to grow and to become a more integral part of the Uni- versity. The growth of such a Club is most necessary lst YOUNG DEMOCRATS w The Young Democrats club is under the leader- ship of John Mann. Through this organization, the students are able to express their ideas on the various to mold the democratic attitude of the entering col- lege student. The Club has also taken part in many of the poli- tical functions in the city. During the election period, many of the members go into the city, helping with voter registration and other political tasks. ' l Seated, Left to Right! Gladys Jackson, Myrtle Carter, Charlotte Bullock, Roslyn Simpson, Sandra Forwer. Standing, Left to Right: Claudie Grant, Joycelyn Whitefield, Eric Gwaltney, Marie Minus, Vernon Pettus, Wister Whithers, John Mann-President, Lucile Jones, Alton Cheagle- 179 THE ROGER WILLIAMS BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP The Roger Williams Baptist Fellowship is a religious oriented organization sponsored by the University. It was established in 1961 to strengthen the faith among Bap- tist students and to increase knowledge of the Baptist doc- trine. Working under the guidance of the University Pastor, the Fel- lowship has in past years attended various churches in the Richmond area and has worked with the other campus religious organiza- tions to co-ordinate Religious Em- phasis Week. COUNCIL ON RELIGION The Council on Religion co- ordinates all functioning religious groups on campus into one unified body. The Council carries out a pro- gram of activities which are of interest to all groups concerned. Its major project is planning and execution of Religious Emphasis Week which highlights active par- ticipation by students composed of all denominations who work together in planning activities on campus. In addition, the Council on Religion conducts a regular pro- gram of Student Response in which topics of campus interests are explored and discussed. The Council on Religion ex- emplifies the fine tradition of religious cooperation on the Vir- ginia Union campus. Seated: Alton C. Cheagle and Barbara J. Jones Standing, left to right: William Richardson, Patricia Clark, Gerald Wyche, Evelyn McWilliams Moses Stith, Dorothy Wood, Theodore Jones, Genesta Robinson. keft todRight: Joseph L. B. Forrester, III, Brenda Williamson, Julian Banks, Genesta Robinson, Vaughn McClaron, Steven Wright, Carol exan er. THE CANTERBURY CLUB The Canterbury Club is a religious organization for Episcopal students at Virginia Union. Its purpose is to pro- vide for its members growth, fellowship and continual awareness of their religious responsibilities. Canterbury activities have included discussions on cur- rent religious and social issues, participation in community projects, cultural trips and school activities, highlighted by a conference in Roslyn, Virginia, and activities at St. Phil- lip's Church. OFFICERS PRESIDENT .,.... .........,.,,,. , , GENESTA ROBINSON SECRETARY , . ,, ...... .... ..,, , . . W PAULA MANNING PRIEST ADVISER FATHER RAYMOND MITCHELL FACULTY ADVISER , , .. MISS SUMNER 181 THE NEWMAN CLUB The Newman Club under the able leadership of Father Stein is an Apostolate of Catholic students here at Virginia Union University. The main goals of the New- man Club are: 1. To bring souls to Christ. 2. Incarnation into the University family. The Newman Club is very active in the study of the relevance of Chris- tianity to the individual and group problems of the student. Seated, left to right! Carol Rushing, Barbara Jones. Standing, left to right: Harold Burton, and Jerry Roberts. Bernice Walls, Patricia Clark, Cheryl Jones, Etonya Morris, and Ronald Owens, Reginald Pannell fpresidentj, Sarah Henderson, Father Lubarski chats with Van Archer and Valarie Gaskins. THE PANISH CLUB Language is only one-the most typical perhaps-element in any culture. In a foreign language teaching the learning process, cul- ture just means 'gpatterns of be- havior of a group,', or plainly stated, WAY OF LIFE. Lan- guage and literature, and some- times art, are taught in the classroom, but other elements of a culture are not apt for the class- room. In order to get the student acquainted with the culture of the country whose language he is studying, he needs to be intro- duced also to the group's music, dance, architecture, customs, geo- graphy, history, etc. The Spanish Club of Virginia Union University has as its main objectives: to create a cultural integration through AUTHEN- TIC content, and to clarify FALSE cliches about the other culture. The program consists of lectures, dances, trips, films, etc. "Que es el burro? 'Q aaa bs..- From Left to Right. Standing: Frederick Johnson, Mary Collins, Gale La Garde, Eric Gwaltney tVice Presidentl Lucille Jones Myrtle Carter and Dr. Rafael A. Hernandez CSponsorJ. Seated: From Left to Right: Everett Ellis, Linda King fSecret1ryJ Diane Collins tPresi dentj, Barbara Lee tCorresponding Secretaryj and Thomas Cannon tTreasurerJ. Pt THE FRENCH CLUB In 1960, Dr. Julia Y. Lee founded The French Club for French majors, students studying the language and those who complete courses in French. To stimulate the interest of those students who appreciate the French language, cul- ture and customs is the purpose of the French Club. The club's traditional activities were most successful this year. Its members participated in the Homecoming Parade, in which their lovely queen, Madmoiselle Joycelyn Whitfield, was presented. They also offered the main portion of the Foreign Language Festival. The French Club, too, presented a medieval farce entitled 'fLe Cuviern, and an abstract interpretation of f'Chanson Bohemen, an excerpt from the opera Carmen. Along with this were poems and mass caroling. The celebration of French Week was bigger and better than ever. The sidewalk cafe was an asset again this year. As something new, this year the French Club concen- trated on modern art, pop music and the changing French society. This has been an enjoyable and profitable year for all of Virginia Union's French Club members. "Viva la France!,, OFFICERS President ,....., . .,,. .,.r.r...r.... . . r...r..r.rr... Alexander J. Hines Vice-President ....... rrrrrrrrrr E thel Bryson Secretary .,.,rrrr. ,,,,,,, , Linda Cosby Treasurer -. ....... ..r.....,.... . . Edward Gayles ACllI1g SpO1'1S01' rrr.. , ,...,. ,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Dr. Mary E. Johnson Barbara Radney, Miss French Club 1 Seated, left to right: Barbara Radney, Ethel Bryson, Alexander Hines, Linda Cosby, Christine Hyman. Standing: Claudie Grant, Yvonne Baylor, Alton Cheagle, Joycelyn Whitfield, Vernnon Pettus, Evelyn Ford. 184 GERMAN CLUB First row: from left to right! Lugenia V. Clark, Tina A. Pearsall, Brenda A. Harvey, Calvin Davenport, James E. Wright, Jr., Mrs. Susanne W. Henkel, A. Joan Baylor, Evelyn McWilliams. Standing! from left to right: Jack Morgan, Vernice L. Smith, David L. Mathis, Cynthia Edmonds, Joan B. Christian, James T. Hill, Barbara Morris, Michael Penick, Richard Pope, Dorris Alexander, Sarah Billups, Edith Jerry. The German Club, organized on Virginia Union's Campus was designed for the purpose of furthering the knowledge of the German language. Much of the culture and background of the country is displayed in the language. The members of the Club open its doors to new members. The German students exhibit their language abilities in many ways such as acquainting themselves with German Newspapers and pamphlets in order to get the feeling of the language. German conversations are held in and out of class. The German Club is noted for its participation in the Foreign language festival. It is known for its fine players and singing. The German Club is proud of its leader or as some might call him "Der Fuhrer". James Wright is the President of the Club. Other officers are as follows: Calvin Davenport, Vice Pres., Brenda Harvey, Tres., Mary Haynes, Secretary, George Langhorne, Chaplin, Mrs. Suzanne Henkel, Sponsor. Jack Morgan studying German's fine points in the language laboratory Frau Henkel explaining the phonetics of the German language. 185 THE UNIVERSITY PLAYERS Kneeling: Wistar Withers. Sitting, Left to Right: Cathy Yarbrough, John Austin, Gwen- dolyn Herndon, Cathy Delove. Standing, Left to Right: Alton Cheagle, Alexander Hines, Mr. Kramer, advisor, Harold Burton. Three University players view prospective play. 186 The University Players, under the direction of William Kramer, has be- come actively involved in the cultural growth of Virginia Union. In an at- tempt to explore the wide range of drama, the club has offered such pro- ductions as "Blithe Spiritw by Noel Coward, f'The Triumph of .Iob', by Florence Ryerson, "The Big Black Box" by Cleve Haubold, and "Shadows In Passingi' by Suzy Falk. This fall semester the club presented James Weldon Johnsonas 'fGod's Trombonesn. The spring offerings included 'fCoffee House Dramasv and the musical, 'The Fantasticksn. The 1967-68 season saw the emer- gence of the club into a full-fledged producing theatre group. The organi- zation has acquired the very latest in professional theatre equipment. The club offers three major produc- tions for a full season of theatre at Union. The range is from the Biblical to the very newest in- contemporary theatre writing, from the very formal theatre presentation to the intimate and very informal coffee-house setting. Even with such a wide range of in- terest and exploration, the club main- tains one objective: 'LThe University Players of Virginia Union University dedicate themselves to the cultural ser- vice of the campus and the individual and to the creative fulfillment of their members. The members aspire, above all, to the highest ideals of profes- sional and educational theatrev. FOREIGN STUDENT ASSOCIATION ..- if .. Left to Rightl David Adegboye, Dejo Ogunlade, fMrs.J Yemi Ogunlade, Micheal Aluko. Left to Rightl Michael Aluko, Nigeriag Dejo Ogunlade, Nigeriag qMrs.J Yemi Ogunlade, Nigeriag Clarence Maynes, West Indies 187 Standingl Leon Brown. Seated: left to right: Jacqueline Locke, Linda Cosby, Deloris Collins. Student Advisor and Community of Scholars member review freshman counselee report form. 188 COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS The Community of Scholars is a newly organized honor society for freshman men and women who have excelled in scholarship. lt was organized as a project of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society in 1967. Its purpose is to encourage continued high scholarship, original investigation, and intel- lectual interest through mutual endeavor. Community of Scholars meeting. ALPHA KAPPA MU HONOR SOCIETY ',7 Seated, left to right: Brenda Branche, Shirlene Brickus, Bertha Jackson, Dudley Parker, Arena Corprew, Ellice Smith, and Cathy Yar- brough. Alpha Kappa Mu is a National Honor Society whose purpose is to promote high scholarshipg to en- courage sincere and zealous endeavor in all fields of knowledge and serviceg to cultivate a high order of personal livingg and to develop an appreciation for scholarly work and scholarly endeavor in others. Alpha Kappa Mu seeks to encourage and emphasize studies, original investigation, research, crea- tive work and publications. M i Brenda Wright and a Community Scholar listen to and discuss a recorded address. 189 NEIGHBORHOCD YOUTH CORPS i The Neighborhood Youth Corps serves as an organizing factor for community action. In the area of employment, this organization seeks out existing jobs, sometimes creating nevv ones, and places qualified persons in them. Young people from all parts of the city may find an op- portunity for work through this organization. Among the many areas filled by Youth Corps workers are the following: custodial aides, file clerks, hospital aides, library adies, printer trainees, and teacher's aides. The dynamic catalytic action of the Neighborhood Youth Corps cannot be fully realized by the casual on-looker. To really understand and appreciate what this organization has done and is doing, one must avail himself of the opportunity to aid the Corps in their unrelenting efforts. Mrs. Rosa Elliot, left, and Mrs. Geneva Taylor, right, interviewing applicants. Left to Right: Mr. Harold Dyson, Miss Barbara Cousar, Mrs. Hilda War den, Director, and Miss Theresa Kenny. ALPHA PHI GAMMA ALPHA PHI GAMMA is a national Hon- orary Journalism Fraternity located in many major cities and college campuses throughout the United States. The Delta Zeta chapter is a relatively new member of this fine organization. lt was founded at Virginia Union University in May, l967, under the diligent quest of interested stu- dents, who wanted to bring as well as foster good journalism on this campus, and the able assistance of our adviser. This interested group of students was headed by Thomas Harris, IV. the President along with Mr. A. H. Benson who served as the faculty sponsor. The principal purposes of this organization are to honor and recognize individual achieve- ment in journalism, as shown through student's participation on campus publications and to help maintain and improve the quality of stu- dent publications. This organization strives to serve, promote and help to improve collegiate journalism on VUU,s campusg to establish cordial relation- ships between students and members of the journalism professiong and to fraternally unite congenial students interested in journalism. Membership requirements for this organiza- tion include active participation and the holding of major positions on the campus publication, above freshman rank and an above-average scholastic record. Students may not join this Mr.. Benson discusses possible student publication material with tleftj Alton Cheagle, Organization arbitrarily, but rather are elected Editor of the Panther Newspaper, and trightj Joseph L. B. Forrester, III, Editor of the and Voted on by the members of the Organiza- tion The officers for this school year are: Wistar M. Withers, Presidentg Joseph L. B. Forrester, Vice Presidentg Waltrina Green, Secretary, Julian Banks, Treasurcrg and Alton C. Cheagle, Bailiff. Other members are Joyce L. West, Thomas Harris, IV, Arena Corprew and Adolph White. Prospective members are Cathy Yarbrough, Gwendolyn Herndon, Carolyn Lawrence and Vernice Smith. The Faculty Adviser is Mr. Archibald H. Benson. 1968 Panther Yearbook. Seated: Left to rightt Arena Corprew and Carolyn Lawrence. Standing: Left to right: Julian Banksg Wistar Withers, Presidentg Cathy Yarbroughg Alton C. Chcagleg Mr. A. H. Benson, Adviserg Gwendolyn Herndong Joseph Forresterg and Thomas Harris, IV. 191 JOURNALISM CLUB The Journalism Club, founded in September 1964 on this campus, is the co-ordinating body for all activities of the Newspaper, Yearbook and Alpha Phi Gamma. Composed of students who are active participants in the above organi- zations and members of the Journalism class, it sponsors an annual banquet, where outstanding workers are cited for their achievements. Mr. Archibald H. Benson is the Founder-Adviser for this club. This year, the club is actively working to increase membership on the newspaper, to replace most of the graduating upperclassmen. , Seated: tLeft to rightj Joycelyn Whitfield, Genesta Robinson, Edith Jerry, Evelyn McWilliams, and Alton Cheagle, President. Standing: CLeft to rightl Julian Banks, James Wright, Alexander Hines, Wistar Withers, Gerald Wyche, Thomas Harris and Joseph Forrester. 192 PHI BETA LAMBDA Left to Right tSeatedJ2 Judy Fortune, Alfreda Bowers, Barbara Brown, Harolyn Pickens, Martha Smith, Hermenia Johnson, Standing: Fredrick Johnson, Gerald Wyche, and Peter Perry. 193 Phi Beta Lambda, is the Col- lege Divison of the Future Busi- ness Leaders of America. This is the national organization for stu- dents enrolled in the field of commerce. All chapters of the FBLA National Organization are supervised by advisory com- mittees, business teachers school administration, business and pro- fessional men and women who assume the responsibility for guiding the plans and activites of the chapters. Several important purposes of Phi Beta Lambda are: CU De- veloping competent, aggressive business leadership and streng- thening the confidence of young men and women in themselves and their workg C25 Participating in worthy undertakings for the improvement of business and the community, C35 Creating more interest and understanding in the intelligent choice of business oc- cupations, and C45 Developing character, training for useful citi- zenship and the fostering of patriotism. GROOVE PHI GROOVE Kneeling: Michael Ward, George Williams, Roy West, Paul Chisholm, William Spivey, Charles Pulley, Leslie Scott, Wardell Ward, Ronny McNich, Meritt Hasbrouck. Sitting: William Dean, John Payne, Michael Banks, Waverly Allen, Steve Wright, Lloyd Strayhorn, Frank Doggett, Louis Wheeler. Standing: Harry Frazier, Harrison Anderson, Luther Brown, William Byrd, Herman Lewis, William Hawkins, Johnny June, Calvin Minor, George Ford, Willie Spence, Ronald Bagley. . 194 THE MENC ff J Cordell Conway ton drum seth Romona Dugan tpianoJ Edward Whiting ton piano singingj Phyllis Bell, Janice Briggs, Martin Strother. The Music Educators National Conference is a collegiate membership which provides for student participation in the activities of the organiza- tion. The organization is under the sponsorship of Mr. Levy Armwood, an active member of the professional chapter of MENC. The purpose of student membership is as follows: To provide an oppor- tunity for professional development for college students of music education, To make it possible for students to further their education through par- ticipating in state, division, and national meetings of the organization and through on-campus activities of the chapter, To provide opportunities for students to become acquainted with leaders in the profession. ln addition to the MUSIC EDUCATORS JOURNAL, students also receive a membership card which entitles them to participation in state, division, and national meetings. Phyllis Bell president, Edward Whiting vice president, Janice Braggs secretary, Martin Strother treasurer, Cordell Conway sargeant-at-arms. 3 3 A F Q 195 STUDENT BOARI Mr. Benson in discussion with Mr. Yates, Director of the Student Center. The Board of Student Publications founded in 1965 by its chairman, Mr. Arch- bald H. Benson, has four main objectives. They are: CU To create a cooperative spirit among the journalistic services of the Universityg C23 To provide an opportunity for the student editors to gain profitable knowledge from their adviser's wealth of experiencesg C35 To encourage productive and creative energies by creating an atmo- sphere that endows the student with free- dom of selection in the best interest of presentation and promotion of his publica- tiong and C43 To provide responsible student representation and thought within the framework of university policy. The Yearbook staff with the Board of Student Publications' Adviser, Mr. A. H. Benson. Crear top rightl 196 PUBLICATIONS ml"' Left to Right: Joseph L. B. Forrester, III, Editor of the Yearbook, Dr. John M. Ellison, Faculty Mem- ber, Mrs. Mary M. Coffee, Faculty Member, Mr. A. H. Benson, Chairman, Mrs. Irah M. Charles, Faculty Member, Franklin Jones, President of Student Government, and Alton C. Cheagle, Editor of the Newspaper. 197 M 'e A, V, e,,,,,, , +-KI sm rf wiv Clockwise: Claudie Grantg Francis Walkerg John Manng Alton C. Cheagle, Editorg E. Beatrice Casterg John Austin: Arena Cor- prew, Alexander Hinesg and Gregory Edwards, Standing: Left to Right: Terrcle Fossett. Edith Jerry and Winstar M. Withers. fm f' 'M'- ,WMTHQFAA vii Editor, Alton C. Cheugle. The Panther Newspaper serves to present campus news and all information vital to Virginia Union students. This year, the staff with Mr. A. H. Benson as adviser, and Alton C. Cheagle as editor, has worked vigorously to publish an even better Panther. The primary aim of the newspaper staff is to inspire and create journalism of the highest quality, the lack of which has formerly proven to be its weakness. To attain this goal, the staff established a newspaper exchange program with other colleges and universities through which jour- nalistic practices and attitudes are compared. Contrary to beliefs that a newspaper is one of the easiest bodies to coordinate, the staff has learned that the finished products are the results of a unique combination of the printed impression and skillful organization. IUB THE PANTHER Can a year of activity, triumph, and struggle be captured within a mere few hundred pages of copy and photographs? Seem impossible? Yet this is the insur- mountable task of the Panther Yearbook staff. To incorporate a college of opinion, to ponder the responsibility of sorting those happenings to be considered repre- sentative of the Virginia Union story, 1968 these are the undertakings of a year- book staff that seeks to be creative in ac- cordance with the repute of our Virginia Union. The yearbook itself, is a unique and necessary entity to any college. It is a good will ambassador, a showcase of the YEARBOOK university's miniature world. Here at Vir- ginia Union, its purpose is to give to the 1968 student body, faculty, administra- tion, and staff, a panorama of the Panther students, their aspirations, their struggle to achieve their academic and social goals. The old has graciously faded into the new, and Virginia Union wears a new face-a look that is competitive with the best educational institutions. This is a significant step in the right direction. To tell the Virginia Union University story through picture and the written word for the academic year 1967-1968-this is the goal and purpose of the 1968 Panther yearbook staff. Scott Goins from New York and Evelyn McWilliams. Genesta Robinson, Karen S. Forrester, Joseph Forrester, III, Edith Jerry and Glorious Simmons 'Q So nice, we had to play it twice. The Virginia Union Marching Panther Band, under the capable direction of Mr. Edgar J. Scott and Drummajor Royal Whitfield, took pride in celebrating its first birthday, October 22, 1967, at the Homecoming celebration. The quick stepping marchers have graced Virginia Union during its football season at home, as well as on the campuses of many neighboring colleges. They have shown their marching ability in a series of precision drills. During the concert season, the musicians display their virsa- tality through the rendering of concerts where they perform compositions ranging from the classical to the ultimate in con- temporary sounds. They may be small in number, but they are tops in quality sound. Band officers, Left to Right-lst Row: Ronald Trucsdale, president, Julpenia Knight, Royal Whitfield. 2nd Row-Mr. Edgar S. Scott, Advisor, Wallace Bailey, Lloyd Strayhorn. THE MARCHING PANTHER BAND "Show off"-just had to play a solo, didn't you? je' .W ,W T A Q 43 'Saws Exif l Panthers assembled in concert portrait. 200 E W vga! is as ill' 'llswea ., Q amiga . . And they said that this would help us play better. Five makes a set of fine Pantherettes. Left to Right: Pricilla White, Alease Pleasants, Phyllis Spencer, Donna Branch, Gladys Goodman. 201 I K, axis Xl. EN, Est sw. we Here's a leader we know is tops-Mr Scott. BAND ROSTER Ronald Truesdale James E. Wright Leon Brown Stephen Daniel Wallace Bailey Billy Pinkston Fredricka Dixon Genesta Robinson Alice McGee Julpenia Knight Alison Jones Gwen Atkins Portia Hewlett Lloyd Strayhorn Edna Randle Otis Boone Rudolph Tabb Ulysses Ross Lewis Gill Lewis Wheeler Vaughn MeClarin Maurice Madison Barbara Williams Ivy Taylor Courtney Willis Samuel McBride Gwen Thurston Lugenia Clark Delores Barbee James Hill Cordell Conway William Wiggins Gerald Poinsette Chenner Smith .luel Franklin Helen Cook Richard Polk Royal Whitfield James Conway Ronald Harriston Mr. Edgar S. Scott, Dirvcfor sr- And they mean givc the drummers some. , ss is Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, We will grieve not, rather find H . , , Q ' . r ,J f Of glory in the flowerg Strength in what remains behind. 202 ,,.,g, ..... i iggigiifnm. 9, .' ' ' e 'SHEAE 'Z ,AZTWIZ . . st we i s is S N X E H ' 'lj' llll Q-g,,f?'t' kg, 5 we ' W N iiwmsw R is M 5 ar Eff! fri 'YK , J , H ... i, .il W- , , B25 I 9 e I fy gslgllit .Lili 1 gr K y fgg ili 3 .4 Bl A B f s u a ., we P, 1 ewlg... V, X 39 t Q A Qs.. - s wwe- '. Q ' ' 1 ---: . The pause that refreshes . . . is .. 3 l :aaa Lf' Q 61- ' 1 2, f 1 J' fgfr af i X What kind of crack is that-You didn't know Sherlock was back? . . . I never thought it would happen in my lifetime, but the old place is really Changing. ' What do you mean we can't CHUG it! . . . And she thinks my name is Andy. "'--. Two can play this game. Would you believe I've got 40W more teethl? 203 Mfrs 'SA-"fem',Q Q, 1 W Q How do you tell your best friend that they have BAD . . . ? To Dream, the Impossible dream, To Fight, the unbeatable foe, To Bear, with unbearable sorrow, r R Y i To Run, where the brave dare not go. + -we-A Aw14MPv To Right, the unrightable wrong. To Love, pure and chaste from afar. " h I K A ,KW - Q . .5 Q - wg - ' lf. :dl Qs w 'UQ .Y , kwa 0 r ,, M G ., 'L ,Q ,. - jj, -A A .Q 4 ham., f. 4 M 4 at ,. dw gg li' iq, ML an ,., M. in F, ' A N lg X , fs N tux! , .A 5 'Q gs 'H N s A 3' swf' , ' 'Q 4 r"i.1'F"'?-2-v-. Q' .. K L W . -we mr Il Q 'W W 'kv-M To Try, when your arms are too weary. To Reach, the unreachable Star v- CLOSING ln a period characterized by world- wide social and political upheaval, man has yet found the time, talent, and resources to launch his inevitable exploration and use of outer space. In times such as these, success is mea- sured in terms of how fast one can run, and run we must, to keep up with the explosive expansion of knowledge and to keep one step in front of each new crisis, domestic and global, as it er- rupts. It has been thought that when the twentieth century 'is finally consigned to a paragraph in history books- when it is finally represented by a single piece of statuary in a very long corridor in the Museum of Time, the image will leave us a legacy. It will be that of a perfectly decent looking man, with his face contorted in a small spasm of bewilderment and self doubt. Cracking his knuckles and staring out- wardly, vacantly, he is really staring inward, repeatedly asking himself: "Why can't I feel anything?" Where must the student find the reply? Does it lie beneath the covers of mediocre doctrine which must be continually driven into the brain, thus producing an assembly of cubed houses Cmanu- factured intellectualsj all alike from dome to basement? Or is this to be chargrined in favor of healthy debate and justified dissention? Stimulation of the intellect seemingly should be the goal of todayls educators. The three uR,s,' have now been ex- panded to radiology, refractivity, and rejuvenation. Change casts the Old about relentlessly, until only the mod- ified New is left. Shaped by tradition, stripped through time, an intriguing concept emerges. The new concept, if worthwhile at all, seems to reiterate what is valuable in tradition, but em- bodies the new spirit of the endless search for truth in its purest form. Joseph L. B. Forrester, III 206 Remarkably, however, in the wave of changing folk- ways and mores-the modern student has steadily chosen his value system. To scoff at challenge and change is to breed solutions by persons entwined by chaos. It is the emerging task of institutions of learning to help provide the student with the tools for this and life's many decisions. Thus, answering a new proposal, "How should I feel toward anything'?,' In this environment, the pressure on our uni- versity is unrelenting. Whether we like it or not, the uni- versity has been thrust into the front lines. At the same time, the university, as discoverer, dissem- inator, and keeper of truth, remains undeminished. There is the quest for discovery. Therefore, it is predictable that there may be occasionally friction with the broader com- munity. Yet this is evidence of health and vitality in a university of true greatness. Virginia Union University, 1968, is an exciting and useful center of learning. These are the facts and conditions one must understand if one is to know Virginia Union University. V.U.U., 1968, is a university very much on the move. All of us, especially the 1968 Panther yearbook staff, feel fortunate to have been a part of it. Joseph L. B. Forrester, III, Editor 207 SENIOR DIRECTORY ADKINS, BARRY EDWARD Rt. 2, Box 64A, Charles City, Virginia-German Club, NAACP, Intramural Sports Program. ALLEN, MARY LEE 199 Bourdon Blvd., Woonsocket, Rhode Island-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pan-Hel- lenic Council, Treasurer of S.G.A., Young Democrats Club, Sociology Club, Dormitory Counselor. AUSTIN, JOHN I. Rt. 1, Box 80, Buckingham, Vir- ginia-Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity CHistorianJ, Ger- man Club, Freshman Counselor, PANTHER Yearbook and Newspaper, University Players, Young Democrats Club. BAGLEY, RONALD 2318 W. York Street, Philadel- phia, Pa.-French Club, Sociology Club, Dramatics Club, Intramural Track and Basketball, Groove Phi Groove Fellowship, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. BANKS, JULIAN A. 21 Clinton Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey--Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, French Club, Journalism Club, Karate Club, PANTHER Year- book CManaging Editorl. BANKS, MICHAEL C. Bowling Green, Virginia- Spanish Club, Freshman Counsellor, Groove Phi Groove Fellowship, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Film Society, S.N.E.A. BELL, PHYLLIS PATRICIA Richmond, Virginia- University, Travelling, and Concert Choirs, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Freshman Counselor, German Club, Dramatics Club, President of M.E.N.C., Women's As- sembly. BOLDEN, CYNLITHIA VERMERCIA Portsmouth, Virginia-French Club, Tidewater Club, Young Demo- crats Club, Womenls Senate, Pre-Alumni Club, Cheer- leader, Freshman Counselor. BOLDEN, RALPH WALTER Roanoke, Virginia- Reporter of S.N.E.A., Secretary of Groove Phi Groove Fellowship, Secretary of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, French Club, Newman Club, Pre-Alumni Club, PAN- THER Newspaper, University Players. BOWERS, ALFREDA P. O. Box 497, Clarksville, Vir- ginia-Phi Beta Lambda CRecording Secretaryj, Who's Who, University and Concert Choirs, Pre-Alumni Club, Women's Senate, Miss French Club, 1964-65. BOWSER, GEORGE Richmond, Virginia-S.N.E.A., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. BRICKUS, VERNON J. 155 W. 3rd. Street, Coates- ville, Pa.-French Club, Spanish Club, Future Business Leaders of America. BROWN, JAMES, JR. 2624 Seminary Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia. BROWN, ROBERT Richmond, Virginia. BUCKINGHAM, MARY 1909 Parkwood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia-Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Young Democrats Club. BURWELL, SANDRA E. 115-54 194th Street, St. Albans, Long Island, New York-English Club, PAN- THER Newspaper, German Queen of '64, Women's Athletic Association, Young Democrats Club, Dramatics Club, Financial Secretary of Eta Phi Beta Sorority. BUSH, J OANN 408 Canal Street, Dade City, Florida- Sociology Club, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Pan-Hellenic Council, Methodist Student Movement. BYRD, WILLIAM E. Port Royal, Virginia-Grove Phi Groove Fellowship, Pre-Alumni Club. CARROLL, BERTHA M. 2613 Edgewood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia-Sociology Club, Women's Senate, Y.W.C.A. CARTER, JOHN V., JR. Philadelphia, Pa.-Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. CARTER, NANCY New Canton, Virginia-Student National Education Association. CHEAGLE, ALTON COLES 2355 Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia-Editor of PANTHER News- paper, President of Journalism Club, Vice-President of Roger Williams Fellowship, Alpha Phi Gamma Jour- nalism Fraternity, English Club, French Club, PAN- THER Yearbook, Young Democrats Club, University Council, Dramatics Club. CHRISTOPHER, RICARDO 815 Edgehill Rd., Rich- mond, Va.-Phi Beta Lambda, Who's Who, PANTHER Newspaper. CLARK, BARBARA 7206 Naples Avenue, Birming- ham, Alabama-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority CBasi- leusl, First Attendant to "Miss Unionv, Miss Phi Beta Sigma C1965-661, Recording Secretary of S.G.A., PANTHER Yearbook, Freshman Counselor, Secretary of French Club, Miss French Club 119651, Who,s Who, President of Ivy Leaf Pledge Club, Pan-Hellenic Coun- cil. CLARK, LUGENIA VIRGINIA Sumter, South Caro- lina-University Band, University Choir, Women's Sen- ate, Womenis Athletic Association, German Club, Eta Phi Beta Sorority. COGER, LINDA Rt. 4, Box 205, Rocky Mount, Vir- ginia-French Club, Roger Williams Fellowship. COLEMAN, JAMES WILMOUTH Essex, Virginia- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, S.N.E.A., Young Demo- crats Club, Freshman Counselor, Intramural Sports. COLEY, DOROTHY TUELL 222A Scott Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-Womenis Senate Representative, S.N.E.A. COLLINS, DELORES ELIZABETH P. O. Box 278, Eastville, Virginia-President of Women's Athletic As- sociation, Freshman Counselor, Dormitory Counselor, Marshall and Judge for Student Court, Secretary of Womenis Senate, German Club. COOPER, SAUNDRA ELIZABETH Accomac, Virginia -University and Concert Choirs, PANTHER News- paper, Spanish Club, Virginia Union University Players, Alpha Phi Omega Sweetheart C1967-681. de CORDOVA, ROSLYN L. P. O. Box 69, Ashland, Virginia-Student National Education Association. DEBERRY, CLAUDIA DIANE 507 Craig Street, Nor- folk, Virginia-Secretary of University Choir, Secretary of Young Democrats Club, Tidewater Club, Secretary of Pre-Alumni Club, Women's Assembly, Sociology Club, PANTHER Yearbook. DOCK, HARVEY 41 Lenox Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey--Basketball Team CCaptainJ, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, French Club, National Education Association. DRAYTON, JOYCE ANN 1605 Jonquil Street N. W., Washington, D. C.-Sociology Club, PANTHER Year- book. DUNGEE, GWENDOLYN P. P. O. Box 67, King William, Virginia-Freshman Counselor, Secretary to Council on Religion, Sociology Club, President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 1967-68. DYE, BARBARA Rt. l, Box 146, Heath Springs, South Carolina-Freshman Counselor, Womenis Senate, S.N.E.A. ELLIS, GWENDOLYN L. 1707 Maury Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-Women's Senate, S.N.E.A., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. EPPS, DIANE MARIE 1317 Hampton Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Fresh- man Counselor, University Honors Seminar, Women's Senate CCorresponding Secretaryl, '65-66, Who's Who, Newman Club. EPPS, THOMAS H. 7l2 Fells Street, Richmond, Vir- ginia-German Club. FORRESTER, JOSEPH L. B., III 1518 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee-Editor of PANTHER Yearbook, Cantebury Club, German Club, Corresponding Secre- tary for Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Alpha Phi Gamma. FOSSETT, TERRELLE 2421 Chauncey Drive, Pitts- burgh,Pa.-S.N.E.A., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Ger- man Club, PANTHER Newspaper, Pre-Alumni Club. FRIEND, HELEN B. 9423 Hilda Avenue, Richmond, Virginia-Student National Education Association. GODFREY, JEANETTE STOKES 2708B Nine Mile Road, Richmond, Virginia. GORDON, SALLY A. 613 N. 31st Street, Richmond, Virginia-Whois Who, Freshman Counselor, Pre- Alumni Club, Assistant Secretary for S.N.E.A., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Richmond Tutorial Program. GORDON, VERNON 607 N. 38th Street, Richmond, Virginia-Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Football Team. GREEN, BARBARA ANN Rt. 1, Box 102D, Rock- ville, Virginia-Student National Education Association. GREENE, SANDRA J. 616 W. Graham Road, Rich- mond, Virginia-Phi Beta Lambda, Young Democrats, Chapel Ushers. GRIMES, ANNIE P. O. Box 105, Pungateague, Vir- ginia-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pan-Hellenic Coun- cil, German Club, Pre-Alumni Club, Young Democrats Club, Freshman Counselor. HEDGEBETH, LILLIAN MARIE 366 Sand Hill Road, Plymouth, North Carolina-Sigma Gamma Rho Soror- ity, Pre-Alumni Club, Pan-Hellenic Club, German Club, Womenis Senate. HERNDON, JAMES 619 Madison Street, Lynchburg, Virginia-Lampados Club, Freshman Counselor, Virginia-Freshman Counselor, Omega Psi Phi Frater- nity, French Club, Intramural Basketball, Pre-Alumni Club, Young Democrats Club. HERNDON, MARGARET 712 E. 19th Street, Rich- mond, Virginia. HICKS, LENA IRENE 101 Larne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia-Pre-Alumni Club, Young Democrats Club, University Concert Choir, German Club. HIGGS, KATIE ELIZABETH 1002 N. lst Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-President of University Ushers. HIGGS, SHIRLEY ANN 1002 N. lst Street, Richmond, Virginia-Chapel Ushers. HOLMES, OLIVIA 212 Barcley St., Burlington, New Jersey-N.A.A.C.P., Eta Phi Beta Sorority, S.N.E.A., Cheerleader. HOWARD, JOHN N. 907 N 26th Street, Richmond, Virginia. HUGHES, WILLIAM A. 2205 Sussex Street, Rich- mond, Virginia. HUTCHINSON, DAVID L. Richmond, Virginia--Phi Beta Lambda. HYMON, ANNA CHRISTINE Box 155, Scarbro, West Virginia-English Club and Pre-Alumni Club. IRBY, CURTIS 37l4B Delmont Street, Richmond, Vir- ginia-PANTHER Yearbook. JACKSON, BERTHA Route 2, Box 124, Louisa County, Bumpass, Virginia-Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Society, German Club, University Council. JACKSON, MARY Box 26, Aylett, Virginia-Phi Beta Lambda. Archonian Pledge Club. JACKSON, VIVIAN A. 1204 N. 30th Street, Rich- mond, Virginia--Phi Beta Lambda, Young Democrats Club. JACKSON, WILBUR E., JR. 2502 North Avenue, Richmond, Virginia-German Club, Varsity Football, Intramural Sports, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Student Court, Freshman Counselor, PANTHER Yearbook, Pre-Alumni Club, Y.M.C.A. JAMES, ALVAN B. Richmond, Virginia-Chief Justice of Student Government Association, Football, Track Dramatics Club. JENKINS, ANN MYERS 322 Ladies Mile Road, Rich- mond, Virginia-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, S.N.E.A. JERMAN, GLADYS MARIE Richmond, Virginia- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, University Choir, S.N.E.A. JERRY, EDITH J. Route 1, Doswell, Virginia-Jour- nalism Club, Pre-Alumni Club, PANTHER Newspaper and Yearbook, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Roger Williams Fellowship, Chapel Ushers, V.U.U. Players, Young Democrats Club, Women's Athletic Association, Ger- man Club. JOHNSON, ROSLYN A. 2828 Fairfield Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia-Phi Beta Lambda, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. JONES, ALICE LORETTA Rt. 1, Box 220, Beaverdam, Virginia-Student National Education Association, 9 JONES, BARBARA J. 1355 Dewitt Street, Augusta, Georgia-Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Roger Williams Fel- lowship, Council on Religion, Sociology Club, Women's Senate, Judge on Student Court. JONES, FRANKLIN F., JR. President, S.G.A. 1967-68, Vice-President, S.G.A. 1966-67 Judge, Student Court 1966-67, Who's Who, Deanis List, Choir, 1964-66, Moderator, Student Response Chapel Program 1966- 67, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Dormitory Counselor, Freshman Counselor, Board of Student Publications, President, Scrollers Club 1966-67, Usher, Concert Series 1966-67. JONES, PATRICIA LEE 303 Louisiaane Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-Women's Senate, Student National Education Association. JUSTIS, FRANCES J. Box 132, Parksley, Virginia- Student National Education Association, Modern Dance Group. KENNEY, CATHERINE 7109 W. Broad Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-Womenis Senate, S.N.E.A. KENNEY, THOMASINE W. 7109 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia-Womenis Senate Representative, Student National Education Association. LANGHORN, YVONNE R. 356 Maple Avenue, River- head, New York-German Club, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority CVice Presidentj, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Bowling League, Phi Beta Lambda fCorresponding Secretaryj, Freshman Honors, German Lab Instructor. LEWIS, FLORETTA ODETTA 1246 Parkwood Ave- nue, Richmond, Virginia-Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror- ity, Women's Senate. LEWIS, SYLVIA 234 Temple Street, Richmond, Vir- ginia-Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Sociology Club. MANN, JOHN ANTHONIO 6277 Warwick Road, Richmond, Virginia-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Young Democrats Club, PANTHER Newspaper, Pan- Hellenic Council, Student Union Advisory Board, Uni- versity Council, Whois Who, Pre-Alumni Club, Fresh- man Counselor. MARCOS, BERNARDO A. 162-05 72nd Avenue, Flushing, New York-Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, German Club, Karate Club, PANTHER Yearbook. MARTIN, PATRICIA 1032 Blackadore Avenue, Pitts- burgh, Pa.-French Club, Pre-Alumni Club. MAYNES, CLARENCE RANDOLPH Rouseau, Do- minica, West Indies-President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, President of Foreign Students. Association, French Lab Assistant, Freshman Counselor. MCCULLOUGH, AXLIE CHRISTINE 2803 Barry Street, Richmond, Virginia-Young Democrats Club. MCWILLIAMS, EVELYN 1421 Carter Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Who's Who, German Club CPresidentJ, Chapel Ushers, PAN- THER Yearbook, Journalism Club CRecording Secre- taryj, President of S.N.E.A., Pre-Alumni Club, Freshman Counselor, Council on Religion, President of Pan-Hellenic Council. MELVIN, BRENDA HOWLETT 53 29th Street, Rich- mond, Virginia-Student National Education Associa- tion, Archronian Club. MONTGOMERY, SHIRLEY 1320 Decature St., Rich- mond, Virginia-National Education Association, Young Democrats Club, Council on Religion. MOORE, H. WINSTON 801 N. Jackson Avenue, Win- ston-Salem, North Carolina-Sociology Club, Football, Chapel Usher, Dorm Advisor, President of Kingsley Hall Dormitory. MORTON, LEONIDAS B., JR. 2804 Fendall Avenue, Richmond, Va.-Football flntercollegiate J, Student Marshall. MYERS, ALICE MARLENE 3356 Richmond Henrico Tpk., Richmond, Va.-University Choir, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Miss Junior, Secretary for the Junior Class. MYERS, SALOME WILSON 3206 H. Midlothian Pike, Richmond, Va.-German Club, Bowling League, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. NILES, ARTHUR 451 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York-Parlimentarian of Alpha Phi Alpha Fra- ternity, Treasurer of Pan-Hellenic Council, Captain of Varsity Basketball Team, Assistant Director of Intra- mural Sports Program, Sociology Club. O'CONNOR, WARDELL P., JR. 885 N. Holly St., Philadelphia, Pa.-University Choir, French Club, Spanish Club, Drama Club, Alpha Phi Omega Fra- ternity, Groove Phi Groove Fellowship. OLIVER, GEORGE RAYMOND 1002B Decatur Street, Richmond, Va.-Young Democrats Club, Stu- dent National Education Association. ORTON, HORACE, L., III 1114 N. 36th St., Rich- mond, Virginia. PARKER, DUDLEY L., JR. 2421 Porter St., Rich- mond, Va.-Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. PAYNE, JOHN E. 12305 Craven Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio-Groove Phi Groove Fellowship, Sociology Club, PANTHER Newspaper, Basketball. PERRY, PETER FRANCIS Norwich, Conn.-Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Whois Who, Freshman Counselor, Pan-Hellenic Council. PORTER, PATRICIA 264 Comstock St., New Bruns- wick, N. J .-Miss Sophomore, Miss Groove Psi Groove, Dramatics Club, Cheerleader, Who's Who, Treasurer of S.G.A., Women's Athletic Association, S.N.E.A. PRIDE, DELORES CORAL 2100 Greenwood Avenue, Richmond, Va.-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, S.N.E.A. Drama Club, German Club. RAINEY, LUTRELLE 1033 26th St., Newport News Va.-Groove Phi Groove Fellowship, Pre-Alumni Club Young Democratic Club, Tidewater Club, French Club. RANDOLPH, JEANETTE Route 1, Mechanicsville, Va.-Womenls Senate, S.N.E.A. RANDOLPH, LAURA ARLENE Rt. 1, Box 337, Mechanicville, Va.-Pre-Alumni Club, Off Campus Representative for Women's Senate, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Chapel Usher. RIDLEY, EMMETT L. 108 E. Blake Lane, Richmond, Va.-Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, President of Senior Class, Student Union Advisory Board. ROBINSON, DONALD McPHAIL Richmond, Va.- Phi Beta Lambda. 7 9 9 ROBINSON, GENESTA G. 5066 llth St. N.E., Wash- ington, D. C.-Canterbury Club CPresidentJ, Council on Religion, Band CTreasurerJ, Sociology Club, PAN- THER Yearbook, Journalism Club. ROBINSON, REYNOLDS, SR. 2300 Marvin Drive, Richmond, Va. ROBINSON, VASHTI MALLORY 913 W. Queen St., Hampton, Va.-Student National Education Associa- tion, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. SAVAGE, DIANE E. 5812 4th St., N. W., Washington, D. C.-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, PANTHER Newspaper, Concert Choir, S.N.E.A., Young Democrats Club, Womenls Senate, Who's Who, SCOTT, JESSE G. 432 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.-French Club, Intramural Sports, Track-Varsity. SHAW, SAMUEL T., JR. 2715 Barton Avenue, Rich- mond, Va. SMITH, VERNICE E. 161-31 119th Avenue, Jamaica, N. Y.-Karate Club, PANTHER Yearbook, President of Eta Phi Beta Sorority. SMITH, VERNICE LORETTA 2716 Corprew Avenue, Norfolk, Va.-PANTHER Newspaper, University Choir, Sociology Club, German Club, Womenls Senate, Tidewater Club, Pre-Alumni Club. SNELL, JANE 135 Sixth Avenue, Long Branch. N. J.- Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Richmond Tutorial Program, Roger Williams Fellowship, Secretary of Spanish Club. STEVENS, AUDREY E. 8505 Cleveland St., Rich- mond, Va.-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Whois Who Freshman Counselor, Miss Senior, S.N.E.A., Pre- Alumni Club. STILLS, ALMA G. Rt. 1, Box, Montpelier, Va. STITH, MOSES Petersburg, Va.-Chaplain of German Club, Business Manager of University Choir, President of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Founder of Pentecostal Fellowship, President of Council on Religion, Pre- Alumni Club, Chaplain of Roger Williams Fellowship, Who's Who, Freshman Counselor. STRAYHORN, LLOYD 444 W. 163 St., New York, New York-Groove Phi Groove Fellowship, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Sweetheart of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Who's Who, Uni- versity Band, PANTHER Yearbook. STOCKTON, THRUMAN JOSEPH San Francisco, California-Choir C1962-673 and Vice President of Choir. TARRER, VIRGINIA P. Young Womens Christian Association, German Club. TAYLOR, DELORES R. 623 Overbrook Rd., Rich- mond, Va.-Who's Who, Pre-Alumni Club, Secretary of Freshman and Sophomore Classes. TERRY, DOROTHY MAE 32 South Davis St., Rich- mond, Va.-Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. THOMLIN, HAZEL J. 600 N. 25th St., Richmond, Va. THOMPKINS, HELENA T. 1204 Thompkins Lane, Virginia Beach, Va.-Sociology Club, German Club, Eta Phi Beta Sorority. TRENT, LEE R. 1811 Blair St., Richmond, Va.- Junior Year Abroad. TURNER, CLAUDIA 2502 Peter Paul Blvd., Rich- mond, Va.-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. WALKER, FRANCIS DANIEL 400 Ridge Street, Charlottesville, Va.-French Club, Pre-Alumni Club, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Virginia Education As- sociation, National Education Association, Freshman Counselor, Business Manager of PANTHER News- paper. WALKER, LINDA L. 130 E. Tyler St., Hampton, Va. -Sociology Club, Women's Athletic Association. WALLER, VEORA H. Rt. 5, Box 55D, Richmond, Va. -Sociology Club, Womcnls Senate, Young Womens Christian Association. WATKINS, FRANCES ANN P. O. Box 261, Ken- bridge, Va.-Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, S.N.E.A., Freshman Counselor, Choir Queen, Attendant to "Miss Union", Young Democrats Club. WEST, ALFRED LARRY Middlesex, Virginia-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity fDean of Pledgesl, German Club, Intramural Sports, Freshman Counselor, Dormitory Counselor. WHEELER, LOUIS 441 W. 162 St., New York, N. Y. -Groove Phi Groove Fellowship, Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, University Marching and Concert Band. WHITAKER, GERALD 3122 Hanes Avenue, Rich- mond, Va. WHITE, DIANE GAYNELLE 728 Clay Avenue, Nor- folk, Va.-University Choir, Tidewater Club, Young Democrats Club, Drama Club, Womenls Senate, Uni- versity Cheerleader, Pre-Alumni Club, NAACP, Miss Tidewater, Miss Scroller Club 1965-66. WHITFIELD, JOYCELYN ANYCE 1311-21st Street, Newport News, Va.-Miss French Club 1967-68, Sociology Club, Dramatics Club, Cheerleader, Young Democrats Club, Tidewater Club, Journalism Club CVice-Presidentj, PANTHER Yearbook. WHITTLE, CONRAD 1318 Graham Road, Richmond, Va. WILSON ALVIN Rt. 2, Box 494, Smithfield, Va.- German Club, Young Democrats Club, The Campus Barber. WILSON, ESTHER V. Box 76, Pershing Avenue, Penllyn, Penn.-S.N.E.A., Womens Athletic Associa- tion, Spanish Club, Womens Senate, University Band, Chapel Usher, Upward Bound Counselor. WINFIELD, OLETHIA Heathsville, Va.-German Club, Womenis Senate, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Pre-Alumni Club. WINSTON, ALMA KING 3406 Edgewood Avenue, Richmond, Va.-Student National Education Associa- tion. WRIGHT, BRENDA LEE Rt. 4, Box 445, Mechanics- ville, Va.-Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Society, Women's Senate, S.G.A., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Student Court Justice, 'fMiss Charmil '67-68, Who's Who, "Miss Union,', '67-68. WRIGHT, JAMES E. 2023 Idlewood Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, German Club, PANTHER Yearbook, Marching and Concert Bands, Journalism Club, Campus Stage Band. WRIGHT, JARRELL L. 3305 Jeter Ave., Richmond, Va. WYATT, LORETTA ANN Rt. 1, Box 220, Mont- pelier, Va.-Student National Education Association. WYCHE, GERALD Jarrett, Virginia-Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda. The 1968 Panther is deeply indebted to many people, all of whom have played an important role in the creation and molding of this yearbook. Even before the fad of Psychedelic dances and Liberation of beads at Virginia Union, 1968, the Yearbook was beginning to take shape. As the Fall semester ended with the students going on record as Picketing for Peace, the fate of the 1968 Panther was predestined. As Spring entered, its breeze brought forth an air of protest, both near and far, as students began the quest for discovery of the "new truth." And so, the difficult task of providing an annual full of pride and accomplishment, ends. Charles Dickens adequately expressed the sentiments of this troubled period, "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times . . ." Coexist- ing with the studentfs unrest came the immense tragedy of Dr. Martin Luther King's death. Wounded much in life, his death is now the pin- nacle of his struggle for freedom and justice. Let us therefore, extend his dream to include the quest for freedom, not only on civil rights, but in every field of human endeavor. We have sought truth in free expression. Our efforts have not been in vain. Moreover, for their efforts, we give grateful appreciation to our staff and many other persons who made very valuable contributions. Appreciation goes to David Bank, Sterling Clark, Mike Demers, Christopher Fisher, Vivian Flythe, Karen Forrester, Terry Gilson, Scott Goins, Bruce Gray, Curtis Irby, Ben Johnson, John Lee, Mrs. Kate Henderson, Gerald Pointset, John Roberts, Les Scott, Lloyd Strayhorn, Delores Taylor, John Whiting, Selena Wiggins, Norman Kirschbaum, Tom Rook, and our faculty adviser, Mr. A. H. Benson, all of whom gave special assistance. Special gratitude goes to Mr. Howard Bloom who graciously consented to take the aerial photo- graphs of Virginia Union from the WRVA radio station helicopter. q ...... ..,, ,.. . , ,.-un. ,,..,. V- . -Y Jn- - .f-e .-v , ,.- THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON TO THE 1968 GRADUNTING CLASS VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY Few moments equal the joy, the satisfaction, and the ful- fillment of graduation. It is a personal and permanent victory, an honor to last a lifetime. To each of you I extend my sincere congratulations. ' The time is past when our national interests could be served by a few who elected to make their country's affairs their own. The complexity of our age and the particular burden history has thrust upon us -- to preserve freedom where it exists and to foster it where it does not -- de- mands every.American hand and every.American heart. The greatest responsibility falls to those who have the most to give. I cannot tell you the extent of America's influence in shaping the new order of world affairs -- though I believe it will be great. I cannot measure our national ability to abolish ignorance and sickness and injustice wherever these ancient enemies degrade humanity -- though I believe it is limitless. I cannot predict that America's future will match and ex- ceed the brilliance of her past -- though I believe it will. The answers will not come in my lifetime, but in the future -- your future. I am confident that you who have proved your ability to achieve, to endure, and to win, will serve that future with distinction. ,, .YM .-.. , W , V A -D ' ,' .Rs +"',, ' b 7 Hi: X A 1. .5 H V i2fW'?' ' f N 'Q aa as ,X 'r i1"'.' A? A wr 'M , x 5 'W AV- "' A f , vw, T 4' , -if Y Nw, el IM ' w 'K 15 my Q '- Q us vig, Q -:Q ' A , JI' ' ' 1 - A , . Sf, as 'ix w H 1, a , ,HV ,xv qi 4 -S W L 1. K is V ,fir . .ff N.. .9 vp '27 A 5' ,s"-" -hi V , f' .5 tau ts. 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