praised for their continued involvement
By Sheri Sides
Rundus, chair of Retired Faculty Club
UNC Pembroke's Retired
Faculty Club held its 13th annual banquet on April 11.
They met students
who have received support from the Retired Faculty Club's missions to
aid students studying abroad. Senior art major Jamie Ellis, who spent
a semester studying in Germany, shared her watercolors and her unique
educational and artistic experience.
this watercolor next to the Mosel River in Trier, Germany and used water
from the river to paint it," Ellis said. "The classes were
taught in German, which was challenging, but my painting instructor
thanked past and present faculty members for their assistance to the
university. He cited several retired faculty members, including club
chair Raymond Rundus, a retired English professor, who is also president
of the Sampson-Livermore Friends of the Library.
He thanked Dr. Robert
Reising for his efforts this spring to raise approximately $17,000 for
the Jim Thorpe Endowed Scholarship.
Allen C. Meadors with Dr. Jim Ebert, past chair of Retired Faculty
also cited Dr. Dalton Brooks, who gave up half a year of his retirement
to fill in for a professor who was called into active military duty
after September 11.
for setting such a wonderful example for this university," Chancellor
Meadors said. "We have such a caring faculty, and you are carrying
on that tradition. We thank you for your continued support."
Guest speaker was
Dr. Zoe W. Locklear, associate superintendent for the North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction.
Dr. Locklear, a
former professor and dean in UNCP's School of Education, spoke of the
latest developments in school programs, including the federal "No
Child Left Behind" program and the state ABCs program.
that we are truly living in a day in which every ethnic group, and every
ability level has the opportunity to be recognized and accounted for
in the public school system," Dr. Locklear said.
Locklear said these
programs are helping raise the quality of education in public schools.
ABCs program for the past several years, American Indian students have
made the greatest gains of any ethnic group," Dr. Locklear said,"
Union Elementary School is one example where the American Indian females
are scoring in the top categories of assessment."
While Locklear thinks
these programs will help North Carolina's public school system, she
thinks standards can be raised even more by involvement from UNCP's
must have high standards and expectations for all children, and we must
encourage children to persist when the work becomes difficult,"
For more information
about the Retired Faculty Club, visit their website at www.uncp.edu/retiredfaculty/
Sheri Sides is
a junior Mass Communications major.
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