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Date 13 Jan 1997 18:17:30

96497                      College News 
                         by Julian Shipp 
JAMESTOWN, N.D.--Jamestown College president Dr. James Walker received the 
statewide Educator Award for 1996 from the Greater North Dakota Association 
(GNDA) during a recent ceremony in Grand Forks, N.D. The GNDA, which is the 
state's chamber of commerce, said the college was close to closing its 
doors when Walker became its 10th president in 1983. When he started, the 
college had a debt of $6 million, an endowment of $1 million and deferred 
maintenance of approximately $2 million.  About 500 students were enrolled 
at Jamestown in 1983.  Today the debt is less than $2.1 million, the 
endowment exceeds $13 million, the college has completed new buildings and 
renovations totaling more than $6 million, and reached a record enrollment 
this year of 1,100 students. 
RALEIGH, N.C.--Peace College recently received $89,500 from the George T. 
Ashford Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc. to provide scholarship assistance to 
deserving and qualified students at Peace College. The gift establishes the 
George T. Ashford Scholarship Fund as a permanent endowment at the College, 
recognizing Sarah McCormick, the wife of George T. Ashford, who attended 
Peace and his daughter, Linda, and his granddaughter, Kim, both of whom 
were graduates of the college. The scholarships will be awarded annually to 
Peace students with preference given to applicants from Robeson County and 
the vicinity. The recipients must maintain a "C" average with no failing 
grade and maintain exemplary conduct while enrolled. 
CLARKSVILLE, Ark.--Dr. David Frazier of Knoxville, Tenn., has been hired as 
interim president of the University of the Ozarks effective Jan. 15. He 
will serve as president of the four-year, liberal arts university until a 
permanent president is hired. Frazier has been interim president of three 
colleges. A native of Tennessee, he has also been a part-time college 
consultant, part-time campaign coordinator for Presbyterian Homes Inc. in 
North Carolina and was president of Peace College in Raleigh, N.C., from 
1965-1988. Ozarks president Dr. Gene Stephenson announced his resignation 
from the university in October. 
KERRVILLE, Texas--Jim Williams has been named acting vice president for 
student affairs at Schreiner College by president J. Thompson Biggers. He 
will supervise and oversee housing, career services and student activities. 
Williams comes to Schreiner after having retired as president of Grayson 
County Community College in Sherman/Denison, a 3,500-student institution, 
where he served there for 14 years.  Under his leadership the school 
experienced significant growth in enrollment and underwent a major 
expansion in the ability to provide enhanced educational technology in 
classrooms, resource centers and learning labs. Williams holds  doctorate 
and master's of education degrees from Texas Tech University and a bachelor 
of music degree with all-level teaching certification, also from Texas 

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