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Student Life














Standing The
Tests of Time

ECHO 1994
Volume 156

Greensboro College

815 West Market Street

Greensboro, N. C. 27401

Tica Passes the Test


As the four years from 1990-1994
have passed by, the Greensboro Col-
lege community has been enriched by
a very special individual. Her dedica-
tion to the college has enabled her to
handle leadership roles with ease,
friendships with love and understand-
ing, and herself with utmost compo-
sure. She has been a resident assis-
tant, has been highly involved in the
religious life of the college, and has
also been a part of many clubs and
organizations, such as Interclub Coun-
cil, United African- American Society,
and Student Government Associa-
tion. In awareness of Black History
Month and the observance of Martin
Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, she orga-
nized candle light vigils and crusades
on campus in accordance with the
events. Through her involvement,
she has helped the school grow and
develop a better understanding of
what she stands for and how to make
GC a better living atmosphere for ev-
eryone. With a double major in biol-
ogy and religion, she plans to further
her education in medical school to
become an obstetrician /gynecologist.

It is a pleasure to dedicate the 1993-
1994 ECHO to Tica Lajoyce Davis, a
graduating senior of the class of 1994.
She has blessed our community in so
many ways and as a token of all her
gifts to the college, the ECHO wishes
to give her this honor.

Congratulations on all your accom-
plishments, Tica! Best wishes always!

The 1994 ECHO Staff

Tica Lajoyce Davis, Class of 1994



Standing the Tests of Time

A Time to Begin

J. ime continues to weave its skillful web and Greensboro College has taken full advantage of its lasting traditions. The
school began as an institution of higher learning for women in 1838, and through the years, great things have come about.
Men, masterful minds, a myriad of possibilities, and a mascot have given Greensboro College a reputable past and a
future worth looking forward to. With a full-time chaplain, several new professors, two new residence hall directors,
a newly named life long learning program (GCII), an improved Stu, and new additions of furniture in the residence halls,
the year will boast its successes for decades to come. Students, faculty, and staff have made positive changes throughout
Greensboro College's years. We have withstood the tests of time and have marked yet another time to begin!

"For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be bom, and a time
to die;

a time to plant, and a time to
pluck up what is planted
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time
to build up;

a time to weep, and a time
to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time
to dance;

a time to throw away stones, and
a time to gather stones

a time to embrace, and a time to
refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to
throw away;

a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time
to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for
peace. "

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8



Sing a Song

With heart and voice, Nigel Smith
shares his talents with the GC com-
munity during the homecoming
talent show. Nigel got involved in
the music association and formed
a gospel choir on campus. (Photo
by S.Newman.)

Hangin' Out

In hopes of fighting off the cold,
Christina Bravo sips hot choco-
late. Robert Massenholder looks
on as they converse about the
weekend's homecoming events.
(Photo bv S. Newman.)



Strummin' Away | BouncnV Around

On her six string strumming the
time away, Susan Heafner takes
advantage of her free time in the
residence halls. Susan, a Greens-
boro Building resident, found the
cozy, friendly atmosphere there to
be just right for her. (Photo by V.

In celebration of Natural High Day ,
Maria Belinski, Ashley Franson,
Michelle Hancharik, and Shelly
Boyd spend an afternoon in the
Airball. Soberfest was held earlier
in the year to detour students away
from alcohol. (Photo by S. Longhi.)

Open Up!

"Is it empty?" Pat Williams tries
his luck at his mailbox hoping to
find something really good.
Student's lives revolved around
what exciting mail they might re-
ceive each day in hopes that it
would be something good. (Photo
by S. Newman.)

Students Take a Break and Enjoy Life


What's work with no play?
Boring! Greensboro College Stu-
dents have loved to have fun for
decades, and that did not cease
with the 1993-1994 year. Con-
certs, comedians, life in the resi-
dence halls, Homecoming, Win-
ter Rose, Spring Ring, friendships,
and experiences to remember
burst forth from the borders of
our campus and encouraged one
of the biggest freshman classes in
the history of GC to attend this
year. It takes a creative group of

kids to have as much fun as GC
students did. Through each
person's own style and unique-
ness, a great year was lived. With
the help of campus organizations,
activities were planned out. Also,
the imaginations of each student
allowed for a ton of good times. It
should be a crime for time to pass
so quickly when so much fun is
being had. Like all things, min-
utes continue to pass, but not
without, a time to play!


The events this year
were great and be-
ing a commuter I
still felt involved in
the community.

-Jerilyn Troxler



Showing Pride in Her Past, GC Moves Up As

Time Moves On

"No Prize Without Effort." The Greensboro College motto exemplifies the
true life of GC over the past 156 years when the school has endured many trials
and triumphs. Peter Daub founded Greensborough Female College, and
Soloman Lea soon took office as first president of the college. As a Methodist
affiliated college, she was the sister school to Duke University or Trinity
College as it was called in the eighteen hundreds. The tuition per semester in
the year 1846 was seventy dollars. The females who attended Greensboro
College for Women were to be educated so they could marry educated men
after graduation and be good mothers and smart wives. They lived by strict
rules and were taught how to be proper ladies. The college stockholders
elected the first female president, Lucy Robertson, in 1902.

In the year 1 903, the school's future was in jeopardy. Running low on funds,
the institution was going to have to declare bankruptcy when Nannie Lee
Smith, an 1893 alum, stepped in to rescue the college. When the stock-holders
allowed her thirty days to raise $25,000.00, she went to the community and in
fifteen minutes, raised several thousand dollars from West Market Street
United Methodist Church on an early Sunday morning. GC was forced to give
its volumes of books from the Ethel Carr Peacock Reading Room to Trinity
College. A one thousand dollar endowment and eight thousand volumes were
given to Trinity in order to preserve the collection. The school was closed for
approximately two months and then reopened. As of today, the chapter in this
saga is unresolved, and the books still rest on the shelves of Duke University's

The college has had to rebuild Main Building, one of the oldest buildings in
Guilford County, three separate times. Fires in 1863, 1904 and 1941 destroyed
the building's inner walls causing classes to be postponed. When the fire of '63
struck, the school was closed for almost ten years before reopening. Trustees
of the college went to court to get lumber to rebuild the school and as soon as
it was brought back to North Carolina, the Yankees stole it and delayed the
restoration project. Finally in 1870, the project began and the school reopened
in 73. In 1904, the fire struck in February, but Main was rebuilt and classes
resume the following fall. In 1941, the fire in Main destroyed the rotunda and
was rebuilt to look as it appears today. There were no fatalities in the first two
fires, but the final fire claimed one life.

Finally, in 1954, Greensboro College for Women became Greensboro Col-
lege as it opened its doors to men. West Hall was built in 1961 and began
Greensboro College's road to co-educational studies. Today, GC's ratio is
almost equally divided between women and men. On our nineteenth presi-
dent, the light shines brightly for the college's future. We have received due
rewards for all of our efforts.


Our very own marker! The Greensboro College
historical sign stands solemnly on West Market
Street so passersbys are sure to recognize our
long-standing estate. (Photo by S. Cannon.)

Since 1836 the College has had an impact on the state of North
Carolina and the nation. Now that the archives are being examined
intensively we are finding more out about the school. As one of the
first schools for the education of women, she has certaintly had a
voice in helping mold the nation.

-Judy Cheatham, Professor of English, Chair of the College
Committee on the Museum and Archives


A symbol of Greensboro College, the fountain
in front of Main Building flows freely all during
the year. Built in the twentieth century, the
fountain is an emblem of grace to the school.
(Photo by S. Cannon.)

Having weathered rain, snow, sleet, hail, and even three major fires, Main
Building has endured the roughest of treatment. The oldest building in
Guilford County that is still used for its original purpose is a trademark
for the school as well as for the city of Greensboro and for North Carolina.
(Photo by S. Cannon.)

It's GCH! The first sight visitors see upon arrival to the institution is the
majestic sign welcoming them. The sign's logo is a popular emblem used
on materials affiliated with the school including sweatshirts, stationary,
and other paraphanalia. (Photo by S. Cannon.)

From a different angle, Main Building displays beauty and character with
her massive columns and aged brick. The look of the building has
changed after three fires but is still a familiar historic sight in the
community of Greensboro. (Photo by S. Cannon.)


Taking the time to make a difference, lifelong learners
become an integral part of the


Go back to school? This question is being considered more and more by
individuals who have exceeded the traditional age of college students. With
the present job situation, many people are discovering that a higher education
not only increases one's level of knowledge, but also allows them to earn higher
positions in areas of employment. Incorporating lifelong learners, as they are
called, in classes with traditional students offers advantages for both parties.
Courses involving discussion allow all students to gain insight from one
another while lifelong learners introduce ideas from a different yet more
experienced perspective. Although all students are given the option of night
classes, lifelong learners represent a large percentage of the population at this
time. For many life-long learning students, evenings are the only time that they
have to attend class due to the responsibilities of work, marriage, and family.
As the director of the lifelong learning program (GC II), William H. Taylor has
a great respect for the 350 plus students who take on this responsibility each
semester. "They are extremely motivated and dedicated to earning a degree
because of the sacrifices made."


Before leaving campus after class, Harvey
Straughn checks his box to catch up on the latest
GC information. (Photo by S. Newman)


With deadlines pressing, a GC II student spends
time in the computer lab working on a paper for
class. (Photo by S. Newman)

With extra time to spare between classes, Fred
Gilbertchooses to relax and read the paper.
Lifelong learners could often be found studying
or just hanging out in the lifelong learning
lounge. (Photo by S. Newman)

With only a short amount of time to spare before
her next class, Pat Rucker takes time to eat lunch
in the Stu. (Photo by S. Newman)

While working in the computer lab, Bill Linton
takes advantage of extended computer room
hours. (Photo by S. Newman)


Finally a break! Tak-
ing time out to just do
nothing are Jennifer
Pollard, Leigh Ann
Grubbs, and Melissa
Compton. The trio
from second low East
Hall could often be
seen taking a break
when the day got too
hectic. (Photo by S.

Play it Tate! With a
little time on his
hands, Tate Hoffman
strums his guitar for a
while to relax and chill
out. (Photo by S.

Time to get down to
business! Elizabeth
Reynolds and Kim
McDonald find time
to study amidst all the
other activities sched-
uled for the day.
( Photoby S. Newman. )



Getting some Reli-
gion! Settling down
to study, Melissa
Compton reads East
of Eden . (Photo by S.

From Nintendo to studying, resident students experience life

In the Fast Lane

On August 21, 1993, the 1993-1994 academic year officially kicked off.
Although many students arrived earlier due to various responsibilities and
opportunities, this was the day that all resident students were scheduled to
move in. With help from faculty and staff, students found themselves quickly
settled in and hanging out with friends.

Regardless of which residence hall residents decide to live in, the atmo-
sphere remains basically the same. Although the arrangement of necessary
furniture and supplies varies in the different halls, all rooms provide students
with the basic luxuries of home, ranging from sinks and closets to desks and
beds. The Resident Assistants along with the hall counsels attempt to make
residence life a fun experience in a controlled environment. To prepare for any
possible challenges that residents might propose, the Resident Assistants go
through several training sessions in the spring before their job begins in the fall.

With the arrival of Dr. Craven Williams as president of the college also came
the extension of visitation hours. In addition, Dr. Williams allocated money
for furniture to both West and Greensboro Hall lobbies as his first gift to the
school. Students residing in East Hall also welcomed the addition of new
mattresses on each bed.

From making friendships that will last a lifetime to establishing a home
away from home, the residents discovered the keys to campus life.


Hanging out for no
reason at all is
Michael Hale. A pre-
requisite for relax-
ation for some stu-
dents is getting the
studying done while
others would rather
procrastinate until
the work had to be
done. Michael was on
the ball and his work
was done before ever
taking a break. (Photo
by S. Newman.)


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From a well-travelled road, commuters and transfers
find their place in the . . .

The GC Family

"No, I'm not a freshman." There were approximately 53 new transfer students
on campus this year, and this was probably the single most repeated line that
passed through their lips. These fresh new faces had years of college experience
under their belts and were ready to take Greensboro College by storm. Many
were actively involved in clubs and sports.

Most found the transition easy and were excited to be here at GC. Sonya
Bradsher said that it was the educational atmosphere that she found stimulat-
ing. "The professors seem to care a great deal about the students. They really
want you to learn a lot and are willing to help you," she remarked. Chuck
Kirchner, on the other hand, felt like it was the friendly people that made
Greensboro such a great place.

Commuters are an important part of the Greensboro College campus. This
year there was an average of 180 commuters on campus not including the
lifelong learners. Commuters were actively involved in campus life. Many
belonged to the Commuter Club in which they participated in such events as
a commuter lounge painting party and other fun-filled socials.

Once a month they also held a special luncheon in order to socialize with
fellow commuters. Laura Bolick from Gibsonville stated, "I feel that it is
difficult to know residential students, but it is easy to fit in with other
commuters." The Commuter Club gave these students an opportunity to meet
other people.


In the newly painted commuter lounge, Dacia Single-
ton passes the time by talking on the phone. ( Photo by

Catching up on current events, commuter Terrie
Llovd-Naylor enjoys her time to herself.(Photo
by S. Newman)

While studying on the front lawn of campus,
Chris Connell prepares himself for class. (Pho-
to by S. Newman)



While relaxing in a residence hall room, Paul
Rockwell and Jason Baile use various activities
to fill their spare time. (Photo by S. Newman)

As a transfer student, Renee Spencer enjoys an
unseasonably warm fall afternoon on front
campus. (Photo by S. Newman)

In her residence hall room, transfer Sonya
Bradsher talks with a friend on the phone. (Pho-
to by S. Newman)



junior Court: Michelle Koch Junior Court: Lynette Charles Sophomore Court: Julie Henry

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Senior Court: Evelyn Tcaguc

Freshman Court: Paris Miller Freshman Court: Danielle Anderson

BMOC Candidate: Josh Travis

BMOC: Dunne Williams


Not pictured: Senior
court member Connie
Kattner, junior court
member Jennifer Bur-
ton, and BMOC candi-
dates Perry Clark, Joe
Lovelock, and Scott

Homecoming Queen:
Tica Davis



Greensboro College Lets the Good Times Roll During

Homecoming 1993

Homecoming 1993 was greeted by a fall with beautiful foliage and cool
temperatures. The school spirit shown by all GC students matched the perfect
weather and made way for a great homecoming weekend.

The festivities were kicked off Friday night, October 22, with pep rally and
bonfire at West's volleyball pit. Bundled up athletes and spectators were
warmed bv the large fire, hot chocolate and inspirational speeches made by Dr.
Williams and the entire coaching staff. The pep rally was followed by a talent
show in the Underground where students and faculty showcased their abilities.

Activities recommenced on Saturday as preparations for the day's events
began. Students rose at unspeakable hours to help decorate the campus and the
dozens of golf carts to be featured in the late morning parade. The fun, exciting
and candy-filled parade delighted the spectators who had gathered along
College Place in front of Odell Auditorium. After the parade wound down, the
alumni soccer game began. Our tough 1993 men's soccer team battled the
alumni to a 4-4 tie, showing the tremendous history and future of GC soccer. At
3 p.m., our women's soccer team battled the tough Randolph-Macon Jackets,
who stole a victory from the Pride. After a short evening break, the homecoming
dance began. Ladies and gentlemen dressed their best for an evening of fun and
dancing at the Depot. This CAB-sponsored event was the perfect way to cap off
an exciting day.

The men's soccer team finished the weekend in stvle with a one-sided victory
over the Guilford Quakers on Sunday.

Through the efforts of everyone involved, Homecoming 1993 proved to be a
"roaring" success.


The "Queen of the Night," Tica Davis, dances
the evening a way with her escort, Kevin Beard.
Tica, a senior, was nominated by her peers as
the '93 Queen. (Photo by S. Newman.)

"Thank ya'! Thank ya'!" President Williams
tries to calm the crowd at the talent show. A
number of people turned out for the event to
support the students and faculty who showed
off what they could do! (Photo by S.Newman.)

"Let me take your picture or else!" Cale Murray
tries to escape the lens of N vree Washington with
little luck. (Photo bv S. Newman.)



Is this Arsenio or GC?!?! Cleve Patrick gives
his best effort as he supports his peers at the
second annual talent show. (Photo by S.


Warming up to the bonfire, spectators enjoy home-
coming events at West Pit. (Photo byS. Longhi.)

With a Moon over the Depot, Jenny Stuart.Danielle
Anderson, and Carrie Hohman shake u p the dance



In a deep discussion about ethics, Jim "Spider"
O'Gara, Michelle Stoddard, and Bambi
Shenvood-Robertsdehne their ethical standards
in an Emerging Leaders session. (Photo by L.

Heave Ho! Jim "Spider" O'Gara and Jason Frad)
hoist Will Parry-Hill through the ropes in i
teambuilding exercise at Freshman Connection
(Photo by S. Cannon.)

Class of 1997's Emerging Leaders are: Front
Row: Keith Shirley; Second Row: Marshall
Steinmann, Susan Heafner, Maria Belinskv,
Vanessa Gehr, Jim "Spider" O Gara; Back Row:
Wendy Smith, Julia Varanavage, Michelle Levan,
Michelle Stoddard, Alicia Rambo, Bambi
Sherwood-Roberts. (Photo bv L. Sease.)



Freshmen developed skills and realized they were

Born to be Leaders

Greensboro College offers many opportunities for freshman students to
excel. One area was the leadership program which was designed to give
students the education and practice to become a more effective leader to the GC

The first program of the year is Freshman Connection which is offered in August
to a select group of upcoming freshmen. During these few days before the rest of the
student body arrives, these leaders learn skills that will enable them to become
successful in many different situations. Participants this year were: Jim OGara, Will
Parry-Hill. Bambi Sherwood-Roberts, Jason Frady, Shelly Boyd, Steve Churchill.
David Noonan, Brandy Fulcher, Willie Miller. Keith Shirley. Alicia Rambo. Heather
Langston, Julia Varanavage, Karye Johnson, Liz Mason, Mike Hritz, Beth Werner.
Karen Pierre, Justin Allen, and Julie Williams

Emerging Leaders is the spring program offered to freshmen who apply for
admission into the group. During the once a week sessions, these students learn what
it takes to be a leader from not only the leaders of GC, but also from other colleges and
professions. Participants this year were: Wendy Smith, Michelle Stoddard, Bambi
Sherwood -Roberts, Jim OGara, Susan Heafner, Michelle Levan, Keith Shirley, Julia
Varanavage. Alicia Rambo. Maria Belinsky, Marshall Steinmann, and Christie Price.

Learning how to be a better leader is the first step to actually becoming one. These
students certainly proved themselves capable of leadership and excelled in the capacity.


Freshman Connection Class of 1 997: Front Row :
Willie Miller; Second Row: Shelly Boyd, Keith
Shirley, Jim O'Gara; Third Row: Mike Hritz,
Julia Varanavage, Liz Mason, Alicia Rambo,
Julie Williams, Karen Pierre, Heather Langston,
Brandy Fulcher, Sharon Cannon, advisor; Back
Row: Steve Churchill, Karye Johnson, Beth
Werner, Bambi Sherwood-Roberts, Will Parry-
Hill, Justin Allen, Jason Frady, David Noonan,
and counselors from Class of 1996, Kelly Rob-
erts and Tim Moore. (Photo by S. Swan.)



"This stuff sure is sticky, Jess!" Jessica Irelan and
Wendy Smith work diligently at the Greens-
boro Summit House to line shelves with contact
paper. Simple tasks such as this were on the
agenda for students when they volunteered
during Into the Streets dav. (Photo bvV.Gehr.)

Taking the time and effort to make a difference in the
community, students perform

l found that helping out at the
different organizations was a
truly rewarding experience.
People don't often stop and
think how lucky they are to
have the things they have. It
was nice for a change to know
that I was helping someone by
just doing a simple task like
cleaning or painting hook-
shelves. The time went by
really quickly, and I had a
great time just being with my
friends at the same time.
-Susan Famous, Sophomore

Good Deeds

"Sleep outside in cardboard boxes? In the cold? Are they crazy?" Obviously

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