Torch, Summer 1980

0 II On December 27, 1979, Mrs. John Speed Harvey was named West Virginia's sec– ond Poet Laureate Emeritus by Governor Jay Rockefeller. Mrs. Harvey had served as the state's Poet Laureate from March 1960 to March 1961 . This tribute, noteworthy in itself, is of special interest to Cedarville College. As a 1903 Cedarville graduate, Mrs. Harvey is the oldest known alumnus of the school. Vera Andrew Harvey Poet-Educator Born February 8, 1885, Mrs.Harvey-then Vera Andrew– began her energetic, outgoing life in the village of Cedarville, Ohio. An audible witness to her interest in her hometown still rings out every half-hour in the 'ville: the beautiful chimes which she donated to the local Presbyterian Church . (Continued on Page 2) Record Performance "Outstanding job!" were the words of Gary Kuhn, Alumni Coordinator, used to describe the efforts of over forty alumni, students, faculty, and staff volunteers in this year's Phonothon. During the month of April, the Alumni Association launched the second consecutive Phonothon with the purpose of encourag– ing alumni to participate in the 1979-80 Annual Fund. Ten phones, specially installed in the Business Seminar Room of Collins Hall, were kept busy by the volunteers for three weeks on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. (Continued on Page B) 254 Seniors Graduate This year's graduating class is the largest in the history of Cedarville College. Two hundred fifty-four sen– iors participated in the June 7 Commencement in the James T. Jeremiah Chapel along with four who received special certificates. The graduates include 45 in elementary education, 40 in business, 22 in presem– inary Bible, 17 in health and physical education , 19 in English , 18 in biology, 17 in comprehensive Bible, 16 in psychology, 11 in history, 8 in chemistry, 7 in speech, 8 in mathematics, 7 in behavioral science, 5 in music, 4 in broadcasting , 3 in social science comprehensive, 2 in music education, 2 in political science, and 1 each in pre– medical I chemistry, church music, and Spanish. Twenty– nine of those participating in Commencement will com– plete their academic work in August, 1980. The special certificates were for Secretarial Science.