St. Philip's Tiger (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 18, 1969 Page: 3 of 4
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S. PRICE ACHIEVES
TOP EXAM SCORE
On August 24, 1969 St. Philip’s College Vocational Nurse
Department graduated fifty-seven candidates. By virtue of this
graduation these candidates became eligible to apply for and take
the Texas Vocational Nurse License Examination. In October, 1969
all fifty-seven candidates took this examination along with 1137
other qualified vocational nurse graduates from 105 other active
approved vocational nurse training programs in the state of
Texas. The results of this examination administration could not
have been better as far as St. Philip’s College is concerned since
the highest ranking candidate in the state on the October examina-
tion was Mrs. Sandra T. Price, who just happened to be a grad-
uate of St. Philip’s College Vocational Nurse Training Program.
Mrs. Peggy Powers, R.N., who is the Health Careers Program
Co-ordinator on campus stated, “We have been educating indi-
viduals to become licensed vocational nurses for the last 18 years
and this is the first time that we have ever had a student achieve
the highest score on the State Examination. We are of course very
proud of Mrs. Price and we are proud of our outstanding voca-
tional nurse training department.” Mrs. Price, who is twenty-four
years of age, married, and raising four children, more than
doubled the minimum score of 350 achieving 726 on the Vocational
Nurse License Examination. In addition to the brillant achieve-
ment of Mrs. Price, Mrs. Donna Moore, a classmate of Mrs. Price,
almost doubled the minimum passing score on this examination
by attaining a score of 699 ranking her in the upper one percent
of the 1194 candidates that took the examination. Mrs. Moore is
twenty-eight year of age, married, and has three children.
The emphasis on quality education has engineered a re-
markable, tremendous dividend for both St. Philip’s College and
the individuals who partake in it’s program offerings.
The St. Philip’s annual Coronation Ball and crowning of Miss
St. Philip’s was held on December fifth at La Villita Assembly
Hall. This was the firsv. time that the ball had been taken off
Highlighting the formal affair was the presentation of the
queen, Gloria Ball, preceded by the young ladies of her court and
their escorts. Forming a wide circle and bathed in a spotlight in
the center of the dance floor, the young men, dressed in black tails,
awaited the slow procession of the court. Nathaniel Glass, Wade
Stewart, Charles McClain, Nathaniel Robinson, John Caviness,
Michael Phillips, Kenneth Shelby, Percy Shields, Leslie Yates, Ira
Hodge and Allen Wilhous escorted Dorothy Curtis, Susan Gamble,
Maltilda Lewis, Brenda Randle, Madeline Townsend, Cathy Leman,
Sories Samuels, Loupe Castanola, Brenda Williams, Janice Jackson
and Patsy Allen.
Larry Davis, Student Council President, escorted Gloria Ball,
Miss St. Philip’s, to the coronation chair. Dean Murphy was called
upon to officially crown Miss Ball.
With the assistance of Ira Hodge and Matilda Lewis, Miss
Ball accepted the gifts presented her by the clubs and organiza-
tions on campus. Representing the Les Ambassadriece was Carol
Cartwright; Patricia Wright represented the Freshman Class;
Cleo Collins represented the Choir; Paul Mannie represented
the Esquire Club; and Annette Ball represented the Business Club.
Among the guests at the ball were the parents of Miss St.
Philip’s, and the members of the homecoming court from Wheatley
The ladies and gentlemen of the court were introduced by
Mr. J. B. Williams.
The queen and her court opened the dancing for the evening
with a stately waltz. The music for the remainder of the ball
was provided by Bobby Shannon and the T-Birds.
Question Asked By
Tiger’s Roving Reporter Asks:
“What would you like Santa
to bring you?”
L. Yates: “A brain and any
kind of car with wheels!”
J. Briscoe: “A passing grade in
Mr. Madia’s class!”
Mr. Griffith: “A gold plated
Cadillac, with a built in T.V.
and bar, to use when I go
A. Wilbon: “Money, Money,
Money . . .”
R. Zopola: “1970 427 L-88 alum-
inum engine! (with all the
Mr. White: “Students who don’t
sleep during their eight o’-
Mr. Madia: “Victory on May 2!”
T. Grant: “My onions boiled!”
C. Lopez: “A strong drive to
succeed in whatever I want
out of life.”
M. Acosta: “Santa, Please bring
my classmates and myself
several bags of SCHOOL
R. Garza: “A “B” in English
from Mr. Williams!”
S. White: “I would like a 1970
Nova, but if that is too heavy
for Santa, I’d like Milton Ben-
nett Russell. He is many miles
away and I would like to
have him home for Christ-
Mrs. Taylor: “No conversation
in the library!”
S. Hunter: “An expense paid
trip through college!”
Mrs. Samson: “Students who
use the right form for out-
Note: Direct from horse’s
mouth: “Santa does not pass
you in Madia’s class”.
Mrs. Rozella Miex performed
a program of song at the Mount
Zion First Baptist Church as
part of the church’s “Loyalty
Included in her repertoire
were “A Medley of Hymns,”
Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” “Hills”
by La Forge, “Songs My Mother
Taught Me” by Devorak, and
“Deep River” by Burleigh.. Mr.
and Mrs. Nelson R. Armstrong
accompanied Mrs. Miex on the
piano and organ.
Mrs. Miex’s voice training as
a mezzo soprano was begun
under the late Mrs. Walter
A r r o n , and she is presently
coached by Mrs. Barbara Hil-
lard Huntington. Mrs. Miex is
a soloist of the National Bap-
tist Convention and Mount Zion
District Sunday School Choirs,
and she has made appearances
on radio and television in San
Antonio and Houston.
A graduate of St. Philip’s
Junior College, Houston-Tillot-
son College and Texas Southern
University, Mrs. Miex is cur-
rently chairman of the English
Department at St. Philip’s.
NICK'S No. 2
CHRISTMAS TOYS ON
8 A.M. - 11:30 P.M. also
2537 E. Commerce
Brandt's Ice Station
102 Maryland St.
Mr. & Mrs. O. D. Harris
LA FAMA SUPER MARKET
GROCERIES, FRESH MEATS, VEGETABLES
1801 San Fernando CA 3-7580
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I strongly feel that I must
bring to the attention of those
associated with St. Philip’s
something that has been bother-
ing not only me, I am sure, but
also a number of students and
faculty members as well. I had
hoped that the problem would
have been remedied by now,
but no such prospects are in
Three basic things are found
in a kitchen designed to serve
the public, such as a restaurant
or a school cafeteria; the food
to be served, the equipment used
to prepare the food, and the
people who are employed to
prepare and serve the food.
Unfortunately this is not the
case at St. Philip’s. One will
find, with almost daily regular-
ity, that people go into our kit-
More supervision is needed in
the buildings and on campus.
For instance, I have noticed on
several occasions that people
who are not in anyway connect-
ed with this college are roaming
around the buildings and on
campus, drunk and disorderly
and using vulgar language. No
one in aufhority makes any at-
tempt to check on these people
or to get them off-campus. If
this keeps on, neither the facul-
ty, the staff members nor the
student body will be safe here.
These ruffians seem to think
that this is a community hang-
out and that they can come and
chen who have no business being
there. A sight worse than a fly
in your soup is seeing one of
the custodians leaning or, worse,
sitting on the tables where the
food is prepared (sometimes
even while the food is being
prepared or served!) This can
really upset one’s appetite and
leave a bad impression on the
observer as well. What if the
observer is a visitor to our
camus, or a health inspector?
Some students and faculty
are also guilty of wandering in
and out of the kitchen and serv-
ing areas of the cafeteria.
How about a sign on the door
leading to the kitchen that
reads, “If You Don’t Work
Here, STAY OUT!!!”? And
then enforce it!
go, do as they please, say what
they like, whenever they get the
notion to do sp.
If the officials of this in-
stitution and the special dep-
uties who are hired to keep the
order and to protect the pro-
perty of their institution, do not
do their jobs these ruffians will
continue to come around here
giving the students a hard time,
and sooner or later a very un-
desirable incident may happen.
Besides being dangerous to the
people on campus, it could also
mar the good name of this in-
stitution in the community.
—A Concerned Student.
It nevers fails to amaze me
that the majority of the faculty
here at St. Phillip’s is under
the illusion that they are
teaching a group of disinterest-
ed, non-committed dullards. Th:s
might be true, for an element
of this type is common to most
college campuses. But . . . there
are those of us who care —
really CARE!!! I wish to
become the vocal leader of this
heretofore silent faction of those
who are interested and involved.
One of the most often aired
gi’ipes heard around this campus
is that on the rule concerning
mandatory class attendence.
This is a sore spot because it
insults the intelligence and
sense of maturity of most stu-
dents. The time for this type
of restriction on personal free-
dom is over! It ended upon
graduation from high school. If
we are to behave as adults, we
should be treated as such. How
are we to act as adults when
we are told by the administra-
tion (as a parent would tell a
child) to attend classes? This
type of paternalism or paterna-
listic attitude hinders our matur-
ing process by stifling our
ability to make responsible
decisions regarding our wel-
Being forced to attend classes,
which are sometimes boring and
repetitive, is not my idea of
education. The mere fact that
we are paying for our school-
ing should entitle us to decide
for ourselves whether we should
attend a certain class. If the
student were allowed this free-
dom of choice he may or may
not use his time wisely. To
those who are skepticle of the
student’s ability to use discre-
tion in class attendence, I ask
that at least we be given the
chance to prove our maturity.
a responsible and con-
Dianne Y. Green
The following SPC students helped with the voter regis-
tration drive directed from
the Ella Austin Community
S. P. Guajardo
As you prepare for your medical careers
Give a Thought to The Future
Cordialy invites you to attend a free demonstration party
on Saturday, December 20, at 1 P.M.
of scientific cookware, including fine china, crystal
a ltd cutlery.
Invite a friend and make your reservations by calling
736-0795 between 4 and 6 o’clock, December 18 or 19th
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Service Station Equipment and Supplies
Machine Shop Service
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