Steves MCC graduation

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MITCHELL GRADUATES-These students made their last trip into Shearer Hall at Mitchell College as a group Sunday, filing in for 106th annual graduation exercises at the school. Forty-five graduates graduates weer awarded diplomas and certificates. (Eiiele Photo). Mitchell College Gives 45 Students Diplomas Mitchell College graduates comprising comprising the class of 1961 were challenged challenged Sunday to find happiness through giving of their lives to others. "Serve," commanded the speaker, speaker, Dr. F. Heisse Johnson—"for you shall not find happiness unless you do." His message, titled "What Lack I Yet," came just before 45 students students received diplomas and certificates certificates in the 106th annual graduation graduation exercises at Mitchell. An almost overflowing Shearer Hall also saw John Josey of Statesville Statesville win the coveted President's Medal for the highest scholastic average in the graduating class. Dr. Johnson, director of Christian education and development in the Holston Conference of the Methodist Methodist Church, outlined the succesful search for happiness in combining the baccalaureate and graduation address. There are three answer to the question, "How can man be happy?" happy?" he said. "The Greeks give us one—utilization one—utilization of the brain through the amassment of knowledge," Dr. Johnson observed. But it falls short of a complete answer. "You can have the knowledge to help or to injure, to love or to hate—You may know, but it won't bring you happiness," he observed. observed. The second answer comes from the Romans, who believed that happiness stems from self control. But this, too, does not serve as the final answer, the speaker said. "Rome had the right idea in one respect, but control is not enough," he remarked. He said the third and most im- portant ingredient of happiness Is found in the tradition of the Judaec- Christian faith. This ingredient is giving. "Giving is the true ingredienl of happiness," Dr. Johnson said. "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your goo< works, and glorify your Father Who is in heaven," he added. Eight awards in addition to the President's Medal were presents by the college's president, John Montgomery, to outstanding grad uates and leading first-year stu dents. Winners were: Wood Bible A ward, Judith Goble; Language Award, Gail Koontz; Fred W Sherrill Typewriting Awards, Bren da McLelland and Hilda Mae Jones Also, History Award, Marion Shook; E. B. Stimson Music Award Mary Ann Hall; Kirkpatrick Athle tic Awards, Kitty Walker and Bob Foster. Among the graduating class were these winners of the standan college diploma: Jerome Bush Judith Goble, John Josey, Hugh T Link, Jr., Linda Raymer and Mar ion Louise Shook, all of Statesville Also, Jerry Benfield and Char lotte Kay Hart, both of route Statesville; Floyd Harris of route 8, Statesville, and Howard Mac Kinnon of Charlotte. These students received genera college diplomas: Barry Lincfley Louie E. Marett, Jr., John Rainej and Anna Kay Sherrill, all of States ville; Brenda Freeze and Carol Mayfield, both of Troutman. Also, John Howard Phipps of route 7, Statesville; Anne Lentz of route 2, Statesville; Mildred Clin Wilson of route 1, Claremont; Lin (Continued On Page 2)

Clipped from Statesville Record And Landmark29 May 1961, MonPage 1

Statesville Record And Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina)29 May 1961, MonPage 1
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