Archive for June, 2005
June 30, 2005
Assistant Football Coach CHARLIE GRIFFIN died suddenly June 30 in Greensboro. Funeral arrangements were pending late yesterday.
Griffin directed Guilford’s defensive backs the past two seasons. Before joining the Quakers, he enjoyed a successful stint as a high school coach and administrator for Western Guilford High School. As head coach from 1989-2002, his team compiled a 91-63 record, captured five conference titles and made eight state playoff appearances. He also served as an assistant football coach, track coach and athletic director.
A native of Baltimore, Md., Griffin played three sports at Frostburg State and graduated in 1970. He worked as a graduate assistant coach at Maryland and received a master’s degree there in 1974. He coached on the football staffs at Mansfield State (1975-76), Winston-Salem State (1976-81), Gardner-Webb (1982), Elon (1983-85) and The Citadel (1986).
A 32-year coaching veteran, Griffin served as the defensive coordinator and interim head coach of arenafootball2′s Greensboro Prowlers in 2000.
June 29, 2005
Charles Edward “Ed” Crossingham, stepfather of Associate Professor of Chemistry ANNE GLENN, died June 22 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 70.
Crossingham, of Mount Airy, N.C., was a member of Central United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Along with Glenn and another stepdaughter, Elizabeth Anderson Glenn of Myrtle Beach, S.C., survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Crossingham Braun, of Mount Airy; a son and daughter-in-law, Chase and Rhonda Crossingham, of Mount Airy; a stepson, Joseph Henry Glenn IV, of Charlotte; three grandchildren, Carl Alexander Braun, Kimberly Jordan Crossingham and Charles Edward Crossingham III; and a brother, James Henry Crossingham, of Mount Airy.
Funeral services were held June 25 at Central United Methodist Church, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC, 27030.
June 29, 2005
PAT RANDOLPH and DEARRION SNEAD have been appointed assistant football coaches. Randolph will serve as the Quakers’ offensive coordinator and Snead (right) will be the defensive coordinator on first-year head coach KEVIN KIESEL’s staff.
A 1988 West Virginia University graduate and four-year football letterwinner under Coach Don Nehlen, Randolph joins the Quakers after serving as an assistant coach at Harriton High School in suburban Philadelphia. Randolph, who grew up in Folsom, Pa., has also coached at Ball State University, Utah State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as Conestoga (Pa.) High School.
After a standout gridiron career at Ridley (Pa.) High School, Randolph earned a football scholarship to West Virginia, where he rushed for over 1,200 yards in four seasons with the Mountaineers. He played alongside current WVU head coach Rich Rodriguez and former National Football League quarterback Jeff Hostetler. The Mountaineers compiled a 27-20 record and won the 1983 Hall of Fame Bowl and the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl in Randolph’s tenure. He holds West Virginia’s school record for the longest run from scrimmage, a 96-yard scoring jaunt against Northern Illinois in 1986. Randolph is remembered for scoring a key touchdown in West Virginia’s 1984 win over archrival Penn State University, the Mountaineers’ first victory over the Nittany Lions in 34 years.
Snead brings 14 years worth of coaching experience to the Quakers’ defense. He spent the past two seasons helping Arizona Western Junior College to a 7-4 record each year. He coached the defensive line and outside linebackers for Texas Southern University and was Virginia State University’s defensive coordinator in 2001. Snead’s defense at Southwest Minnesota State University ranked No. 12 among NCAA Division II total defense leaders in 1999 and led the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
In 1998, Snead coached the secondary and special teams at Tiffin University, where the Dragons tied a school record with 20 interceptions. Each member of the secondary received All-Mid-States Football Association honors and cornerback Wesley Russell was a First Team NAIA All-American. Snead also made coaching stops at Tennessee State University and East Stroudsburg University.
A member of the Longwood (N.Y.) High School Athletics Hall of Fame, Snead is a 1996 graduate of St. Joseph’s College on Long Island. He started his college career at North Carolina A&T State University, where he played varsity football. The Virginia native spent four years after graduation as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine, he received the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Kiesel and his staff return 36 letterwinners from last year’s 1-9 club that finished sixth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with a 1-5 mark. The Quakers open preseason camp Aug. 11 in preparation for their Sept. 3 season opener at Ferrum College.
June 29, 2005
Former basketball standout WORLD B. FREE ’76 received the Philadelphia Sports Congress Community Service Award at the 2005 John Wanamaker Award Ceremony in Philadelphia June 29.
Free is the official Ambassador of Basketball for the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers. He received the award for the his positive impact on children’s lives throughout the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania tri-state area. Free uses programs like the 76ers Summer Hoops Tour, Basketball 101 and other public appearances to teach the fundamentals of basketball and promote positive messages to youth on education, sportsmanship and saying “no” to drugs. Over the past decade, he has made more than 1,500 appearances and spoken to hundreds of thousands of children.
“World’s statistics from his NBA playing days are quite impressive… but those numbers pale in comparison to the contributions he has made to the Philadelphia community,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “The time and energy World puts into his work illustrates his selflessness, passion and dedication.”
Free was a freshman on Guilford’s 1973 national title team and led all players in the 1973 NAIA Tournament with 120 points. He was the first rookie to receive the Chuck Taylor Tournament MVP Award and scored 30 points in the title game. Guilford’s career scoring average leader (23.6 points per game), he ranks third in school history with 2,006 points in 85 games over three seasons.
A two-time All-American, Free declared hardship for the 1975 NBA Draft and was picked by the 76ers with the 22nd selection. He enjoyed a 13-season NBA career which included stops in San Diego, Golden State, Cleveland and Houston. Free retired in 1988 as the sixth-leading scorer among NBA guards with 17,995 career points.
June 28, 2005
I’d like to thank all of you for your cards, prayers and well wishes during my time of surgery and recovery. Your kindnesses are so very much appreciated as I continue to improve. Thank you all.
–CAROLYN BEARD WHITLOW
June 28, 2005
BRENNEN KEENE ’91, a partner with McGuire Woods LLP of Richmond, Va., has been selected president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Keene (right) succeeds ESTHER HALL ’74, who served as president the past two years.
In addition, the board of directors selected STRUPE LACKEY ’53 of High Point, N.C., as vice president and welcomed eight new members during its annual retreat June 24-26. Lackey is retired from Lackey & Associates.
In remarks to the board, Keene noted that he was the first college graduate in a family of West Virginia coal miners. “Attending Guilford was a leap of faith for my family, and many people worked hard to give me this opportunity,” he said. “Serving as president of the board is a way for me to give back. I hope I can help others to be successful. We have important work to do.”
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Keene earned his law degree from The T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1996 and was admitted to the bar the same year.
New board members are:
- JOHN ALLRED ’04 of Tampa, Fla., sourcing administration manager for VF Imagewear.
- LAMAR BOYKIN ’86 of High Point, account manager for the South Central Region for Xpedx Greensboro.
- GEORGE BROWN ’89 of Silver Spring, Md., public health analyst with the Office of Rural Health Policy of Rockville, Md.
- TOM CORCORAN ’02 of Vienna, Va., associate with Chambers, Conlon and Hartwell LLC in Washington, D.C.
- RICH EWELL ’95 of Alexandria, Va., staff attorney for the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C.
- JEFF LOWDERMILK ’92 of McLeansville, N.C., sergeant for the Police Neighborhood Resource Squad with the Greensboro Police Department.
- MARCY MAURY ’74 of Greensboro, program evaluator for the Guilford County Partnership for Children.
- REGGIE WILSON ’00 of Whitsett, N.C., assistant director of the Center for Academic Services at Greensboro College.
The Alumni Board, including 36 active, life and emeriti members representing Guilford’s 15,000 alumni, promotes fellowship among alumni, develops supportive experiences with current students and assists the college with various projects and undertakings.
June 28, 2005
I deeply regret my error in writing the action item “Faculty Recommended to the Board of Trustees by the Academic Affairs Committee for Promotion” during my preparation of the draft minutes of the June 2005 Board meeting. I mistakenly listed VANCE A. RICKS ’92 instead of KENNETH E. GILMORE.
This erroneous information was forwarded to TY BUCKNER via a copy of the draft minutes of the June 2005 Board meetings for his drafting of the board meeting digest to be distributed in the Beacon and was the source of the incorrect publication of the promotion of Vance Ricks and the omission of the promotion of Ken Gilmore.
I am profoundly sorry for the resulting confusion and distress caused my by error to all of those involved, individually and institutionally.
June 27, 2005
JUNIOR LORD ’98, Guilford’s all-time leading receiver, has re-signed with the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League.
Lord played eight games for the Gladiators during the just-completed 2005 season, catching 19 passes for 196 yards and four touchdowns, and collecting 13.5 tackles, one interception, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery on defense before an ankle injury cut his season short. A four-year AFL veteran, Lord spent time in training camp or on the practice squad for four NFL teams (Washington, Pittsburgh, Green Bay and Detroit) and has also played in NFL Europe and the short-lived XFL.
The first-ever four-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference selection and a 1997 third-team All-American, Lord holds Quaker records in career receptions (201), receiving yards (3,089), touchdowns (33) and points scored (238).
June 27, 2005
The NCAA Spring Sports Championship highlight show will air July 2 at 5 p.m. on CBS (WFMY Channel 2 in the Triad). The show features highlights of NCAA championships from the spring semester in all sports and divisions, including the Quaker golf team’s second national title in four years in May.
June 23, 2005
On July 1, print services will be moved from the aging server, Calvin, to a new and faster server, named Gutenberg. This server has been set up to handle the printing needs of Guilford’s expanding community of users. New printer names have been assigned to all of the printers currently available on the college’s network. The new naming convention was established to accommodate the requirements of the evermore diverse and complex systems on campus.
Between June 27–July 1, all students, staff and faculty who are currently utilizing print services on Calvin should delete all printers from their current printer list and add the appropriate printers listed on Gutenberg. The new printer names are listed in Gutenberg’s directory.
For a list of the newly named printers sorted by campus building, follow this link: http://www.guilford.edu/admin/index.cfm?ID=700008990
If you are a Mac user, follow this link: http://www.guilford.edu/admin/index.cfm?ID=700008970
If you are a PC user, follow this link: http://www.guilford.edu/admin/index.cfm?ID=700008980