Anita Thomas, is from Atlanta. An active member of the Rollins Players, she was also a member of the Steering Committee of College Preparation Week, serving as a discussion leader. She is now a member of the newly formed Community Action Board.
Laurence Martinez, our leading scorer on the basketball team, is a Chapel reader and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He has also served on the Homecoming Committee and the Steering Committee of College Preparation Week. He has recently been nominated to be included in the 1969 edition of OUTSTANDING COLLEGE ATHLETES OF AMERICA. Laurence comes from Ft. Lauderdale.
Earl White, known to most of Rollins as E.G., is a resident of Gainesville. He has been on the staff of the Rollins SANDSPUR and is now president of the recently established organization of Rollins' black students. He also served as a discussion leader during College Preparation Week.
Anita Thomas, Laurence Martinez
Alberta Haynes, from St. Petersburg, was elected by the Behavioral Science majors this year to be one of their four participant representatives at all departmental meetings. A Dean's List student, she finds time for working on the Films Committee and playing intramural basketball. As a member of the staff of the Office of Student Affairs, she is a counselor and resident advisor in one of the girl's dormitories.
Professor Tony Layng, a former Rollins student '54-'57, received his M.A. degree from Indiana University where he is continuing work on his Ph.D. Prior to joining Rollins in 1969 as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, he taught at Washington College and Tougaloo College, a black school in Alabama. black students at Rollins
by TONY LAYNG
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is presented to Alumni as an informative story, and is not meant to reflect the opinions of the editor, the Alumni Association, or the College. There are nineteen black students currently enrolled in the under- graduate full time day program.
If you graduated from Rollins more than four years ago, and have not previously been back for a visit, a brief tour of the campus now would make you aware that a significant change in the student body has occurred here. Although there are fewer than twenty blacks in the student body, what is significant is that five years ago there were none. Fortunately, Rollins is not content with token integration; both President Critchfield and Dean Hill are aware of the need for a more meaningful black-white ratio in the student body, and they are concerned about developing new ways of making it financially feasible for more blacks to come to Rollins.
As a former Rollins' student, I was naturally interested in learning about this new dimension when I returned to campus this year. The first thing that became evident to me was the active and creative role the black students are playing at Rollins. But what is more difficult to perceive, and perhaps more revealing to those of us who are interested in learning about Rollins' black students, is the kind of concerns they have about Rollins. The following interview is offered in the interest of identifying some of these concerns.