The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 16, Ed. 1, Friday, January 14, 1977 Page: 1 of 4
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To receive diplomas in May
44 graduate after fall semester
Forty-four Hardin-Simmons University
students completed their degree
requirements at the close of the fall
semester in December.
The graduates will receive their degrees
at the commencement exercises on
Sunday May 8 or in absentia.
The fall class includes seven persons
receiving bachelor of business ad-
ministration degrees 90 bachelor of
science two bachelor of music and five
bachelor of arts.
Candidates for graduation from Abilene
are: Robert Allwyn Alvis bachelor of
science son of Robert H. Alvis of 2148
Sylvan; Lauretta Brock BS daughter of
Rex Brock of 634 Beech; Jarilyn Scott
Brown BS daughter of Mr. and Mrs Leo
' F. Scott of 2110 Delwood; and Mrs. Kathy
Ann Brown Bachelor of business ad
ministration daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
G. Stearns of 2818 Ventura.
Carey Jay Dunn BS son of Col. and
Mrs. John Dunn of 1433 Tanglewood;
Denise Lynell Greene BS daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Smith of 2334 Marsalis;
Brenda Sue Hayes BS daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Hayes of 2157 Mimosa; and
Deborah Lynn James BS daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Billy James of 1250 Briarwood.
Deborah Blanche Jersey BS daughter
of Richard H. Jersey of 4031S. 7; Curtis
Louis Jones BS son of Mrs. Violet Jones
of 1842 Chestnut; Ronald A Muller
bachelor of arts or 1841 Anderson; Evens
Letoy Olibrice BS of 5325 Laguna; and
Mrs. Susan Ault Pittman BS daughter of
J. C. Ault of 725 Glenhaven.
Mrs. Sheryl Jan Powell BS of 1602
Burger; Lee Curtis Reed BS son of Mr.
and Mrs. Curtis Reed of 2026 Bellinger;
Mrs. Martha Sue Thompson BS
daughter of James R. Lacy of 1801 Lin-
coln; and Jimmy Wayne Williams BBA
son of Pauline Williams of 2442 Willis.
Graduating students from the Big
Doris June W. Carnes BS Stamford;
Mary Helen Isenhower Green BBA
Putnam; Billy Roy McCorkle BS
Coleman; Mrs. Susan Hagler McCutchen
BS Blackwell; William Lee Maxey BBA
Albany; Dubby Layne Preston BS
Snyder; and Mrs. Donna Jeannette
Abemathy Winters BS Baird.
Other graduates are:
Linda Diane Boone Bachelor of Music
Irving; Chris William Bradshaw BS
Lewisville; Jimmy Billings Braswell BS
Odessa; Gregory-William Bridgeman BS
Dalhart; William Paul Duckett Jr. BMus
Ft. Worth; Mrs. Giona Killingsworth
Graham BS Lovington N.M.; Ruth Ann
Gray BS Irving; James Galen Hickok
BBA Ulysses Kans. ; Barbara Gail James
BS Veron; and Jana Kay Jenkins BBA
Elsie Carmen Kaevando BA Port
Isabel; Phillip Forrest Kenley BBA
Sulphur Springs; Kathy Jon Lemmons
BS Red Springs; Gary Lynn Lindsey
BS Brownfield; Susan Jan Mathers BS
Miles City Mont.; James Richard Perry
BA Elizabeth City N.C.; Nathan Lloyd
Phillips BA Seaside Calif.; Karen
Jeanne Kellums Randolph BS Arnold
Mo.; Nancy Gayle Barrett Smith BS
Weatherford; Eugene Takaki BA Hilo
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January 14 1977
For Carter's inauguration
Cowboy Band to march in parade
Transporting a 49-member marching
band (complete with instruments) six
quarterhorses (complete with riders and
tack) and assorted sponsors alternates
workers and other personnel some 1500
miles to march in a parade can turn into
quite a bit of preparation. But Hardin-
Simmons University officials must have
thought the honor of furnishing the only
band to represent the state of Texas in the
1977 Presidential Inaugural Parade in
Washington D.C. on Jan. 20 was worth
the effort since they began working to
secure the invitation some six to eight
weeks before the'November election was
Each of the 50 states will be represented
in the parade by only one band and one
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THE LAST TIME the Cowboy Band marched in an Inaugural Day Parade was in 1969 for
Richard Nixon's first inauguration. The band will Journey to Washington D.C. next week
to perform for Jimmy Carter's inaugural parade.
I O-year study completed:
H-$U keeps accreditation
Hardin-Simmons University's ac-
creditation with the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools has been reaf-
firmed university officials were told
The notification came in Atlanta Ga.
where Dr. Elwin L. Skiles H-SU president
was attending a meeting of the
All of H-SU's academic programs both
at the undergraduate and graduate. level
have been reapproved by the association
which is a regional accrediting agency
covering . most southern states The
reaffirmation was the result of a 10-year
institutional self-study conducted by the H-
SU faculty and a subsequent visit by a
committee of professors appointed by the
association. All Schools in the association
must undergo reevaluation every 10 years.
float. Representing Texas will be Hardin-
Simmons' Cowboy Band and Six White
Horses and Riders and a float from San
The chain of events which led up to the
invitation to represent Texas- in the'
inaugural parade began last September
when Dr. William O. Beazley executive
vice president of Hardin-Simmons
suggested the idea of applying for the
honor during a staff meeting at the
school. Th'e idea was approved shortly
afterward and preparations were soon
During the following months contacts
were made with Congressmen Omar
Burleson and George Mahon Governor
Briscoe's office Agriculture Com-
missioner John White and various other
governmental officials. All of them lent
help to the H-SU efforts.
During the' first weeks no one was yet
sure exactly who would be President in
1977. But the day after the November
election Dr. Beazley got Hardin-
Simmons' name in the pot for a possible
invitation from President-elect Carter.
Dr. Beazley who is also in charge of the
Six White Horses received official
notification of H-SU's invitation in mid-
December. Dr. Beazley was finishing a
speaking engagement in Hamlin when he
was told to return a telephone call from the
governor's office. He did so and was in-
formed by Governor Briscoe's ad-
ministrative assistant that the Hardin-
Simmons unit had officially been chosen as
the band to represent Texas in the .parade.
At the same time the news was released by
Congressman Burleson's office in
"The lively nonchalant nonmilitaristic
manner" of the Cow-boy Band was cited by
Dr. Beazley as a definite asset to the
group's being selected. He noted that the
H-SU unit was the only band to really get a
reaction from the crowd at the Cotton Bowl
Parade on New Year's Day this year. All
the other bands he said were very similar
to one another but the Hardin-Simmons
unit's style of unconventional marching
steps and Texas yells plus the distinctive
cowboy outfits worn by the group set it
apart and helped enliven the shivering
crowd lining the parade route.
Marching in an inaugural parade is not
new to the Cowboy Band and Six White
Horses. This will be the group's fifth such
performance. The four previous parades
to make use of the group were those of
Herbert Hoover in 1929 Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1941 Dwight D. Eisenhower
in 1953 and Richard Nixon in 1969. It has
also played for several Texas governors'
inaugurations and has represented Texas
in such places as San Francisco New
Orleans New York Chicago Birmingham
See BAND p. 3
A grant of $50000 has been made to
Hardin-Simmons University by the Pew
Memorial Trust of Philadelphia..
The money is designated for the
university's building fund specifically
toward the new physical education-health-athletic
Notification of the grant and a check for
the amount were received by Dr. Elwin I
Skiles H-SU president in a letter from
Allyn R. Bell.Jr. president of Glenmede
Trust Co. This company is the Trustee of
the Pew Memorial Trust which is the
largest of several trusts established by the
descendants of the founder of Sun Oil Co.
"It is a distinct honor to have the name
of Hardin-Simmons University added to
'the list of institutions and causes sup-
ported by the Pew- Memorial Tust" Dr.
The grant comes at an appropriate time
Dr. Sidles added in that the 'final and
largest project of the physical education-health-athletic
complex is to be started
soon. This will be the replacement of Rose
Field House with a modern structure
containing a varsity basketball arena and '
numerous facilities for PE instruction and
health activities. '
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