1.NEW article: The S&H Green Stamps Boat: Solving an Oceanography Course Problem.
2. NEW article:Looking for Class of 1967 Sophomores: Brian Christenbury - John Graham.
3. Looking for Class of 1967 Sophomores:Peter Antoskow - Bill Chorba.
4.Alumni House Named for Generous Alumnus Gregory P. Klich ('84).
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The S&H Green Stamps Boat:
Solving an Oceanography Course Problem
Dr. Harold N. Cones's Account
Excerpts from pages 221 - 223*
I came to CNC at an ideal time [1968-69], just as we were planning our expansion to a four-year institution....It was determined that my discipline of Marine Science would be important to the new program, and my proposals for Biology 302, General Oceanography, and Biology 403, Marine Biology, were quickly accepted and took their place among the earliest upper-level course offerings (p. 221).
Cones as Biology Instructor his second year at CNC. 1970 Trident, p. 28
Boat less but happy CNC marine science students on a field trip at Nags Head, N.C. 1970 Trident, p. 76.
I taught General Oceanography for the first time in the summer of 1969, one of the very first upper-level offerings in the new degree program. The lack of a boat to do field work occupied much of my time during the 1969-1970 academic year as I launched an S&H Green Stamps campaign to acquire the materials needed for the class. The efforts were supported heavily by education reporter Jean Holt of the Daily Press, who provided a number of newspaper articles about our efforts and about the field trips taken by the class. Some of her most memorable articles were about our extended field trip to Florida over spring break 1970. She went with us and filed articles from the road, which appeared daily in the newspaper (p. 222).
A Harkers Island deadrise was donated to the department in September 1970, chiefly through Jean Holt's efforts. Without a motor, the boat sat useless until the green stamps were cashed in and enough money was raised not only to get a motor but also a new slide projector for the department. An oceanography student-organized rock concert provided the funds to outfit the boat, and enough money was left over to fund the spring extended field trip to Florida (pp. 222 -223).
Such were the finances in the early days! (p. 223)
*“Biology Department: The Ties That Bind,” by Harold N. Cones, in Memories of Christopher Newport College: The First Decade, by A. Jane Chambers, Rita C. Hubbard, & Lawrence B. Wood, Jr. (Hallmark, 2008).TO ORDER BOOK: Send check for $20 made out to Jane Chambers to: Dr. Jane Chambers, 15267 Candy Island Lane,Carrollton, VA 23314. The money (minus mailing cost) is donated to the CNC First Decaders' Treasury.
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Published November 25, 2016
Looking for Class of 1967 Sophomores:
Brian Christenbury - John Graham
by A. Jane Chambers
One of the highlights of the 50th Reunions at Christopher Newport each May is the awarding of Honorary Alumni Certificates and Alumni Pins, which occurs at the Friday evening Golden Celebration. After his welcoming speech, Scott Millar (CNC '85), recently appointed Rector of CNU's Board of Visitors, presides over this brief ceremony. Each A.A. degree recipient and each non-degree class member receives the honorary certificate and attractive pin, fashioned after the 1970 CNC seal.
Photo by Claude Stanley (CNC '63).
Below are 12 more freshmen shown in the 1966 Trident yearbook, some of whom were no doubt members of the sophomore class of 1967, for which there was no yearbook. Please help locate these people!If you have a lead of any kind, contact me, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or First Decaders Chair Dave Spriggs, at email@example.com. THANK YOU!
The three photos above are all from page 62 of the 1966 Trident. The students are (L - R) BRIAN CHRISTENBURY, MICHAEL COBURN, and JUDITH ANN (JUDY) COLLINS. Judy is also shown in that yearbook as a freshman member of the Student Government Association (SGA). Maybe other SGA members of that time can help us locate Judy.
The picture of WAYNE COMBS (above L) is from p. 62 of the 1966 Trident. Those of FRED CUNNINGHAM (above M) and DAVID DOUGLAS (above R) are from p. 63 of that yearbook.
These 1966 freshman are (L - R) DIANNE M. DUFFIELD, CARROLL WALTER ERNEST, and FYLORA FEEBACK. Dianne's photo is on page 63 of the 1966 Trident. The photos of the other two are on page 64.
I have an address in Newport News for GEORGE B. FLOWE, Jr. (photo L above) , but it has not yet been verified. The phone number for him is not in service. His photo is from page 64 of the 1966 Trident. The pictures for BILL GIBSON (M above) and JOHN E. GRAHAM (R above) are from p. 65 of theTrident. BILL is also pictured in that yearbook in the group photos of the All-Star Football Team and the Circle K Club. Maybe some members of those organizations can help locate him.
Please help locate these former CNC students. Having no 1967 yearbook for those who were sophomores in 1967 has created a serious problem. We hope these website photos posted in each issue through March will help us find many of these former students. Not all of them pictured and/or named will have continued at CNC; not all of them will have completed their sophomore studies by Spring or Summer of 1967. However, we will welcome ALL we find as CNC First Decaders, and CNU will invite those who completed their sophomore year in 1967 to attend their Golden Anniversary this comingMay 12th & 13th.
CNU wants to WINE and DINE, for FREE, both the degree and the non-degree Class of 1967 members at their 50th Reunion in May, and we also want to invite them to join our CNC First Decaders. As the photo right shows, from the Golden Celebration Dinner of the Class of 1966, CNU's 50th Reunions are wonderful, memorable, FIRST CLASS celebrations. The couple shown are Dalton and Norman Blankenship.
Because no 1967 yearbook was created at CNC, the freshman class photos in the 1966Trident are our major means of identifying and locating the 1967 sophomores in addition to the degree recipients listed in the June 1967 Commencement program. From now through March, we will post here the names and photos (when possible) of those 1966 freshmen not yet located, many of whom were no doubt in the 1967 sophomore class.
Your help in finding class members not yet locatedis vital!If you have a lead of any kind, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or First Decaders Chair Dave Spriggs (email@example.com). THANK YOU!
The 3 photos above, from page 60 of the 1966Trident, show (left - right) PETER J. ANTOSKOW, last known living in Chesapeake, VA; MARTIN ARMISTEAD, last known living in Nashua, NH; and SUSAN BARTGIS.
Photos above of 3 young women are from page 61 of the 1966 Trident. The students are (left - right) SANDRA J. BROOKS,ANNA MAY BROWN, andCAROL BUCK.Finding women is much harder than finding men, since the women who later married changed their last names.
The above photos of JOHN BUSH (left) and BARRY S. BYRD (middle) are from page 61 of the 1966Trident, and that of CHRISTINE CARNEY (right) is from page 62. The name BOB BRUCE is also on my B list, but I could find no photo of him anywhere.
The pictures of BERNARD CARROLL (above left) and ANNE CHARLES (middle) are from page 62 of the 1966 Trident. That of BILL CHORBA was taken from the group photo of the Circle K Club, on p. 50 of that yearbook.
Please help locate these people. In all, there are 82 of them, so each issue of our website will feature about a dozen. Not all of them will have continued at CNC, of course, or completed their sophomore studies by Spring or Summer of 1967, but we will welcome ALL we find as CNC First Decaders, and CNU will invite those who completed their sophomore year in 1967 to attend the Golden Anniversary Celebration of their class this coming May.
Scott Millar, Rector of CNU's Board of Visitors, gave the order: "Drum roll, please!" The drum beat began, the ropes were pulled, and down fell the black cloth, revealing the words "Gregory P. Klich Alumni House" (CNU photo above). It was about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016, during Homecoming Weekend, and history was happening. For the very first time, a building was being named for a Christopher Newport alumnus.
The audience applauded while standing before the building still under construction.
After pointing out Gregory Klich [pronounced "Click "], standing in the front row with his daughter and father, Rector Millar gave us a short biography of him. Klich earned his B.A. in governmental administration at CNC in 1984. Before then, he had begun a career at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg--operating rides. Like almost all of our students of the early decades, he apparently was not born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but achieved his success by hard work. Following his degree, he ultimately moved up at Busch Gardens to a position as vice president. Then he went into the real estate business, as a developer and investor in the Peninsula area.
We learned also that Mr. Klich has supported his alma mater generously for several decades, including endowing the Klich Award--a $5000 gift at each commencement to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average. I have often watched students receiving that framed award , but not until Millar's speech did I know the monetary amount of it.
As Klich addressed the audience, I was struck by his modesty. I knew his gift for the alumni house was magnanimous, but he never mentioned the amount in his speech; in fact, I later learned, he had asked that it not be made public. His speech was very short. He said that he had been motivated by the well-publicized message to CNU Alumni to "lead a life of significance" and felt that message was a call for him to "leave a legacy" at CNU "to help promote honor, service, and leadership" in alumni.
Outstanding Alumnus Klich addressing the audience at the Naming Ceremony. Daily Press photo by Aileen Devlin.
CNU President Paul Trible spoke last, keeping alumnus Klich near him as he expressed gratitude for his generous contributions to the University. Trible then called forward Alumni Relations Director Baxter Vendrick and Mrs. Trible, who jointly presented the above-shown gift to Klich: a new rendering of the soon-to-be-completed alumni house, with the name Gregory P. Klich Alumni House on it.
The above CNU photo is a close-up of the new painting that shows the building's name. Completion date is set for end of December. The Grand Opening is tentatively scheduled for February. Stay tuned here for further details!
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Published November 11, 2016
RE: Alumni House Named for... Alumnus Gregory Klich
FROM: William Winter (CNU Prof. Emeritus):
Hello Jane. Nice article on the Alumni house. I remember Greg very well, as a student of mine back in the day. What a fine young man and student he was. We had many chats in my office. I'm so proud of him, and I hope someone will tell him hello from me. I would love to hear from him. Thanks for what you do, and hope you are well. Best, Bill
Jane to Bill:I've forwarded your note to CNU officials, asking them to connect you with Greg Klich.
RE: Looking for Class of 1967 Sophomores
FROM: Joe Hutchko (FD):
Unfortunately, Sandra Brooks is deceased as of a few years back.
THANKS TO: Joe Hutchko, Bonnie Marshall, & Susan Heidt Siegelfor pointing out the 1966Trident yearbook's misspelling of Kenneth Pargeter's name & for getting his contact info for me. I've left phone messages but have not yet gotten a response.
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Published November 25, 2016
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