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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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