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Barber-Scotia College Sesquicentennial Celebration



Alumni, Family and Friends,
This commemorative souvenir book is a “living document” that prayerfully honors the
pioneering spirit of our predecessors, whose vision was with great purpose and
unbending intent. They were trailblazers in a tumultuous era, who believed educating
slaves, former slaves and other free blacks was worth the resources that this daunting
work required.
“Realizing the importance of a moment is often lost until it becomes a memory”- This
living document includes memories of the year-long, 150th Year celebration and historic
‘volumes’ that will respectfully honor the past and the future, capturing precious
moments then, now and tomorrow.
We hope that you’ll share your memories of the “Scotia Experience” with us, so we can
properly document the College’s historic journey and pass it along to future generations.
If we don’t write our own story, others less knowledgeable will.
Our digital compilation allows for real-time adjustments to the story of Barber-Scotia

The Barber-Scotia College Seal depicts
the founding date of the institution,
1867 and the Latin phrase -

Truth and Usefulness
College Colors – Royal Blue and Gray
College Mascot – Saber Tooth Tiger

Even Now…Faith

Letter from our President

Welcome! As we gather to celebrate 150 years of Barber-Scotia
College, let us not forget those who have led, served, and
ministered. Let us not forget the students who have found their
significance through the “Scotia experience.”

Let us not forget that “the past is always present. To miss this is to
miss both the sense of history and the sense of mission.”

Let us not forget the essence of today’s challenge, as the challenge
of yesterday, is to secure benefits by increasing service to the
future. According to Dr. Leland S. Cozart, “these benefits consists
not only in the lights that have been kept burning, but also in the
vision of something better, made incarnate in men on whom the future must relay.”

Let us not forget that Dr. Lionel Newsom cemented the importance of effectiveness and efficiency in
all that we do; when we make a decision, we always affirm it without wavering. Being correct or
being wrong is a bi-product of decision and action but failing to take action leads only to demise.

Let us not forget Dr. Jerome Gresham and challenges that come with building upon a firm
foundation established by others. What an awesome challenge! We face the challenge by arranging
for participatory cooperation in the hope that the labors will yield understanding and prosperity.

Let us not forget Dr. Mabel Parker McLean and the importance of sustaining vision of a meaningful
life in a society of law and order and a positive concern for all involved. If we can keep the channels
of communication open and not exclude the honest, dissenting voice, we will reach our goals and
contribute to success, our success and the success of others.

Let us not forget Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune prestigious alum, who became an example of the “Scotia
experience” and paved the way for many others.

Let each of us take great courage and positive actions … let each of us hold to that great faith that
gives substance in the good things we hope for… and in every truth, “For those who have such Faith,
the last miracle shall be greater than the first.”

And tonight, may we enjoy the occasion together, united with cause, purpose, and intent. Tonight,
enjoy food, fun and fellowship. Let us build upon the firm foundation so the institution can serve for
another 150 years.

Dr. David L. Olah

Letter from Our Board of Trustees Chairperson


Dear Honorees, Alumni, Family & Friends,

Greetings, on behalf of the Barber-Scotia College
Board of Trustees.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us this
evening, as we celebrate the College’s
Sesquicentennial, 150 years of service, dedication,
determination and support for future generations.

As Trustees of Barber-Scotia College, we take
seriously, the commitment of institutional fiduciary
stewardship and procedural guidance. We believe we have an executable
mission that will distinctly identify and once again place Scotia on a path
to greatness!

We ask that you join us, in the pledge to protect our beloved Scotia, by
upholding its purpose, mission and goals, all for the “greater good” of the
institution and the Future.

We hope that you have a great time eating, dancing and fellowshipping
with family and friends.

Blessings to All,

Karen Soares, Chairwoman
Barber-Scotia College | Board of Trustees


KUDOs to the Chef!
Simply Delicious!
Rolls and Butter,

House Side Salad, Chef's choice Starch &
Seasonal Vegetable

1. Herb Crusted Chicken
Topped with House-Made seasoning

2. Crab Stuffed Salmon
Topped with a Red Pepper Dijon
3. Grilled Vegetable Ravioli
served with sautéed spinach and a pesto cream

1. Key Lime Pie
2. Raspberry Drizzled Cheesecake
Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, Water

and Iced Tea


Doors open at 5:30 pm
Silent Auction ◊ College Exhibits ◊ Networking

Attendees seated at 6:30 pm
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies
Trustees Albert Winston & Roslyn Bethea

President Dr. David Olah

Chairwoman Karen Soares

Trustee Carl Flamer

Blessing of the Food
Trustee Gene Price


Global Partnerships
Lauri Elliot

Introduction of the Speaker
Chairman Karen Soares

Keynote Speaker “The Future”
Elbert G. Clayton III


Solo Musical Performance
Jonathan Rose, Saxophonist

Introduction of Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Trustee Carl Flamer & Barber-Scotia College Student

Live Band Performance
Sandra Dubose, Jazz Songstress

Silent Auction ends 9:00 pm

Program concludes 10:00 pm

Awards Ceremony &

President David Olah
In the Beginning… Faith Award Trustee Charles Love
The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Trustee Albert Winston
Trustee Carl Flamer
Spirit of Barber-Scotia College Award President David Olah
City of Concord Trustee Roslyn Bethea
Trustee Laura Bethea
Spirit of Barber-Scotia College Award Trustee Thomas Duckenfield
Judge Milton Toby Finch Chairman Karen Soares
Trustee Art Jackson
Outstanding Corporate Award Trustee Laura Bethea
FDY Food Services – Mr. Floyd Young Trustee Gene Price
Trustee Carl Flamer
Outstanding Corporate Award Trustee Al Winston
Fifth Third Bank – Mr. David Smith Chairman Karen Soares

Outstanding Corporate Award
S&D Coffee

Outstanding Civic Engagement Award
Salvation Army

Outstanding Civic Engagement Award
Mrs. Ella Small

Presidential Trailblazer Award
Dr. Luke Dorland

Presidential Distinguished Humanitarian-Alumnus Award
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Presidential Distinguished Leadership Award
Dr. Leland Cozart

Presidential Distinguished Leadership Award
Dr. Mable Parker McLean

Distinguished Advocacy and Service Award
Dr. Lionel Hodge Newsome

Leadership for Institutional Development Award
Dr. Jerome Gresham

The Dr. Luke Dorland Award
President Dr. David Olah

Community and Corporate Awards

In the Beginning… Faith Award
The Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which has its national offices in Louisville, KY, was formed in
1983 as a result of reunion between the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS), the "southern
stream," and the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA), the "northern stream."
The UPCUSA was formed by the merger (1958) of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of
America, descending from the Philadelphia presbytery of 1706, and the United Presbyterian Church
of North America, which had been constituted (1858) by a union of two older churches. Other
Presbyterian churches in North America include: the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox
Presbyterian Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and
the Presbyterian Church of Canada. As of 2012, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) had approximately
1.8 million members, 10,000 congregations, and 20,000 ordained and active ministers.

Spirit of Barber-Scotia College Award
City of Concord

The City of Concord embraces a wonderful mixture of progress and heritage, the perfect blend of
business, industrial, and residential life, you can see that Concord still embodies the meaning of its
name - "harmony." Quality cultural experiences are provided to Concord's citizens through the Old
Courthouse Theater, as well as numerous local civic and arts groups, such as the Cabarrus Arts
Council. The city has made extensive improvements to a city-owned parks facility, Les Myers Park,
and has recently purchased 310 acres of land between the Concord Regional Airport and the
Charlotte Motor Speedway for a city-owned golf course and recreational area. Cabarrus Memorial
Hospital, with recent extensive additions, offers the best of modern medical care to residents of
Concord and Cabarrus County.

Spirit of Barber-Scotia College Award
Judge Milton Toby Fitch

For many years, Judge Fitch has devoted considerable skills and talents to serving the people of
Wilson, Edgecombe and Nash Counties, and the State of North Carolina. He has served nine terms as
a member of House of Representatives in the State of North Carolina. He was the First African
American in the State of North Carolina to preside over the House, the first Majority Whip, and the
first African American to be elected House Majority Leader. Judge Fitch has served on various
boards and commissions such as The Council of State Government Committee on Suggested State
Legislation; Joint Selection State Health Insurance Committee; Joint Legislative Commission on
Government Operations; State Personnel Study Committee as the Co-Chairman, and several others.
Mr. Fitch also taught and coached football at North Carolina Central University and Delaware State

Judge Fitch is a member and Master Mason of Mount Hebron Masonic Lodge #42 in Wilson, NC and
from 2003 to the present, he has been designated as the Most Worshipful Grand Master State of NC
and Jurisdiction. He is also a lifetime member of the NAACP. Being actively involved in his
community, Mr. Fitch assisted children of Wilson County in gaining participation in the Upward
Bound Program at Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, he contributed from out-of-pocket
expenses to the Youth Enrichment Program, which allowed over 500 children to be fed daily. He
partnered with the Hardees Corporation, which resulted in this company feeding these children.

Outstanding Corporate Award
FDY Food Services – Mr. Floyd Young
FDY, Inc. is a wholly, minority-owned foodservice company that specializes in developing and
operating restaurants and dining service programs in airports, travel plazas, corporate and
nonprofit organizations, federal government facilities, and colleges and universities throughout the
Southeast. The company was founded in 1982 by Floyd D. Young in Charlotte, North Carolina to
enhance the quality of foodservice programs in corporations, and regional colleges and universities.
It also provided career growth opportunities and benefits for their associates.

Since its inception, FDY, Inc. has gradually grown from a small foodservice management company
operating on four college campuses in the Carolinas to a leading foodservice and restaurant
franchise management company operating in twenty airport, transportation, retail, corporate, and
academic locations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region. FDY, Inc. is a nationally
certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone),
Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), and U.S. Department of
Transportation Disadvantage Business Enterprise (USDOTDBE). It employs 400 associates who
provide quality customer service to 5.5 million customers annually in North Carolina, Virginia, and
Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Corporate Award
Fifth Third Bank – Mr. David Smith
The origins of Fifth Third Bank go back to the Bank of Ohio Valley which opened in Cincinnati, Ohio
in 1858. In 1871, that bank was purchased by Third National Bank. With the turn of the century
came the union of Third National Bank and the Fifth National Bank which eventually became known
as the “Fifth Third Bank.” The Queen City National Bank of Cincinnati, which eventually changed its
name to the Fifth National Bank, was organized September 28, 1882. As the prosperity of the 1920s
gave way to the Great Depression, Fifth Third Bank emerged as one of the strongest banks in its
market, acquiring three smaller banks in the next few years.

In 1948, the bank created the Fifth Third Foundation, the first corporate foundation established by
a financial institution in the United States. With a focus of financial empowerment expanded over
the years, the bank launched the Young Bankers Club and the Bank’s Financial Empowerment
Mobile (eBus) to bring financial services to underrepresented communities. In 2012 the bank
expanded its commitment to financial literacy through its partnership with NextJob, a nationwide
reemployment solutions firm, to offer an industry-first program wherein the bank pays for the job
search assistance of unemployed mortgage borrowers.

Outstanding Corporate Award
S&D Coffee

Roy Davis Sr. and Lawrence Switzer founded S&D Coffee in 1927 with a vision for S&D to transform
the coffee business serving the grocery marketplace in the early days. Under Roy Davis Jr, who
succeeded his father after Roy Davis, Sr’s death, we became focused on independent restaurants in
the 60’s. Through the transition of day-to-day leadership, the company’s family roots were its pride
and the basis for its guiding principles. In 2009, S&D acquired licensing and intellectual property
rights to The Toddy Company, gaining access to cold brew extraction techniques and exclusive
rights to produce liquid products at commercial scale.

Armed with this expertise, S&D constructed a new facility and has become a leader in natural
extracts and concentrates from coffee, tea and botanicals. S&D Coffee & Tea has seen tremendous
growth through its focus on delivering excellence in customized strategies, products and services
built to help customers grow their business. Additional building renovations and the purchase of a
new facility in west Concord increased manufacturing capacity and added much needed office
space. This expansion, along with a major investment in roasting, grinding and packaging
equipment occurred between 2012 and 2014.

Outstanding Civic Engagement Award
The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian
Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name
without discrimination. The Salvation Army has been active in North and South Carolina since
1887, opening units in Raleigh, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Spartanburg, SC in that year. Today, the
Army operates hundreds of facilities and services in over 50 “commands” around North and South
Carolina. These range from daily character building programs such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and
community centers, to providing shelter for families in need of transitional housing, to holding
weekly worship services, to providing safe and affordable housing to seniors.

The Salvation Army is committed to helping in so many aspects of community life and to "Doing the
Most Good" with the resources that you entrust us with. Services include adult and older adult
programming, emergency assistance, housing/residential, worship, disaster services, and youth

Outstanding Civic Engagement Award
Ella Small

Ms. Ella Small is the Mayor Pro-Tem Council Member District 3A in the city of Concord, NC. She is a
graduate of A&T University where she earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Home
Economics. She received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of
North Carolina at Charlotte. She also holds certificates from the National Institute of Health and
Barber Scotia College. Now retired, she taught in the Concord/Cabarrus County School Systems,
Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, Atlanta Public Schools, Rowan/Cabarrus Technical School,
and NC A& T University.

Ms. Small is active in many organizations including being a member of the Board of Directors of the
Logan Neighborhood Association; Logan Community Day Care Board of Directors; Logan Optimist
Club; NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority treasurer; National Education Association; NC Educators
Association; Cabarrus County Retired School Association; NC Governmental Workers Association;
Cabarrus County Child Protection Team and Sisters in Partnership, and Cabarrus Community
Council. She also served on the committee to name U.S. 601 in memory of Warren C. Coleman. Mrs.
Small is the widow of former Council Member Allen Small.

Presidential Awards

Presidential Trailblazer Award
Dr. Luke Dorland

In his career, Reverend Dr. Luke Dorland had been a circuit rider pastor and also an
educator. As the first President of Barber-Scotia College, Concord, North Carolina,
he organized Bellefonte United Presbyterian Church in May 1867. He was
commissioned to establish a mission school in Concord, NC for Negro girls, later
known as Barber-Scotia College. He set a goal of making it on par with the finishing
schools of the Northeast. On their arrival in Hot Springs, NC in 1886 they bought a
partially finished house just opposite the present Dorland Memorial Presbyterian
Church. There were no schools in the town and because of the Dorlands’ reputation,
the residents requested that they teach their children and soon the Dorlands were teaching 25
students in their home.

With funds from Dorland’s former employer the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions, he
expanded to eventually cover 6 ½ acres in town plus a 300-acre farm nearby. That expansion was
to continue for 45 years and eventually merge into what is today Warren Wilson College in
Asheville. The reputation of the school spread and boarders came from West Virginia, Virginia,
Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina and ranged in age from five to 28.

Presidential Distinguished Humanitarian-Alumnus Award
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

In 1888, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune received a scholarship to Scotia Seminary in
North Carolina. After graduating in 1893, she enrolled at what is now Moody Bible
Institute in Chicago, intending to become a missionary to Africa. She discovered,
however, that African Americans were not selected for such assignments. Instead,
Mary McLeod Bethune became a teacher in several Presbyterian schools in Georgia
and South Carolina. Upon moving to Florida, and realizing that the workers being
brought in for railway construction needed schools for their families, she opened the
Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute in 1904, with only a few students. She
raised funds, ran the school, taught the students, and the school grew. In 1911, after the school
added nursing classes, Bethune also opened a hospital, because students could not be admitted to
the local, whites-only, hospital. In the 1920s, Bethune arranged for the school's affiliation with the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1923, merged it with the Cookman Institute for men in
Jacksonville to become Bethune-Cookman College.

In addition to serving as the vice-president of the NAACP from 1940 to 1955, Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune was elected president of several organizations to include the National Association of
Colored Women (NACW), the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and founded and
served as president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). She served on presidential
commissions under presidents Calvin Coolidge (child welfare) and Herbert Hoover (child welfare,
home building and home ownership), and played a key role in establishing the Federal Committee
on Fair Employment Practice in 1936. President Roosevelt appointed her to a position in the New
Deal administration with the National Youth Administration which evolved into a directorship of
the Division of Negro Affairs.

Presidential Distinguished Leadership Award
Dr. Leland Cozart

Dr. Cozart ushered in a new era for Concord’s Barber-Scotia College by becoming its
first African-American president in 1932. His five predecessors, as well as the
majority of the previous teaching staffs since the institution’s 1867 founding, were
white. This cultural distinction aside, Dr. Cozart presided over the college for an
unprecedented 32 years. Innovations under his watch included its transformation
into a four-year college, implementation of the bachelor’s degree, and amendment of
its charter to admit students regardless of gender or race.

Dr. Cozart served as the first executive secretary of the N.C. Teachers’ Association in 1930. He also
was a charter member of the Phi Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in Concord, NC.

Presidential Distinguished Leadership Award
Dr. Mable Parker McLean

Dr. McLean’s career spanned over a 60 year period beginning as an Assistant
Director of a nursery school, a classroom teacher, a department chairperson, an
academic dean, and culminating as college President for nearly one-third of her
career at Barber-Scotia College. She made history as not only the ninth President of
Barber-Scotia College, but also the first female president of the institution from
which she graduated. Beginning in 1974, she led the institution on three different
occasions on two consecutive terms and as an interim President, totaling nearly 18
years of service. The Board of Trustees bestowed two honors upon her through the
distinction of President Emerita and naming the student college union officially as the Mable Parker
McLean College Union.

Upon her retirement, she remained in the Concord community and continued her community
involvement in various organizations to include the following: the NC Museum of Art (Trustee);
Executive Committee of NC Association of Colleges and Universities (Member); Delta Kappa Gamma
Society (Past President); Children’s Home Society of NC (Board of Directors); Cabarrus County
Chamber of Commerce (Member); Stonewall Jackson Community Advisory Council (Member); the
first female elected Chair to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Council of Presidents; and
Barber-Scotia College Board of Trustees.

Distinguished Advocacy and Service Award
Dr. Lionel Hodge Newsome

Dr. Newsom earned his Bachelor of Art Degree from Lincoln University, his Master
of Art Degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and his Ph. D. in Social

Pathology from Washington University in St. Louis. He originally begun his doctoral
studies at Ohio State University, but was called upon by the United States
Government to serve in World War II. Dr. Newsom served as one of the first few
Black candidates at the Officers Training School.

Dr. Newsom, anthropologist and sociologist, served as the seventh President and
interim President at Barber-Scotia College. The College Gymnasium was named in his honor.
Additionally, he served as the fifth President of Central State University after years of service as the
ninth President of Johnson C. Smith University. Several buildings are named in honor of
Dr. Newsom at Central State University to include the
Lionel H. Newsom Administration Building and the formation of The Lionel H. Newsome Student
Leadership Institute. Additionally, Dr. Newsom was the 22nd General President of the Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Leadership for Institutional Development Award
Dr. Jerome Gresham

Dr. Gresham worked at Roy's Grill, his father's restaurant on Auburn Avenue, while
he attended Booker T. Washington High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in
history at Allen University in Columbia, S.C., a master's degree in English at
Columbia University and a juris doctorate degree from North Carolina Central
University in Durham. His career path included professional journeys as a teacher,
professor and administrator. He was named interim president of Barber-Scotia
College when he was just 28 years old.

For years, he was a professor and chair of the English department at Sheldon Jackson College in
Sitka, Alaska. He was named the eighth president of Barber-Scotia College, a post he held from 1966
to 1974. Dr. Gresham thought education should be affordable for everybody and as college
president, he helped many poor students earn degrees. For seven years, Dr. Gresham owned
Brittanica Imports, a business that specialized in items from Nigeria and elsewhere. He was a
consultant for the Southern Association for the Accreditation for Colleges and Universities, and an
academic dean for the Atlanta College of Medical and Dental Careers and Massey Business College.
He helped found The Young Adult Guidance Center. Emory University awarded him a Martin Luther
King Jr. Community Service Award.

The Dr. Luke Dorland Award
President Dr. David Olah
Dr. David Olah has over thirty years of public and private education experience
having served in several positions of leadership including most recently Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at New Life Theological
Seminary located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Olah has served two terms as
President of Barber-Scotia College in 2008 and his current term since 2016. Since
the assumption of office President Olah has worked diligently to maintain the
legacy of Barber-Scotia College. As the college moves forward for the resumption
of accreditation President Olah continues to make strides in the area of campus debt reduction,
upgrading of facilities, and private financial support of the college. President Olah first arrived at
the college as the vice president for academic affairs and accreditation liaison.

Wisdom Speaks…

Thoughts from Members of the Class of 1929
on the Occasion of their 50th Class Reunion

--Marion Wharton Edwards, A Class Coordinator
“Scotia’s training has followed me down through the years and is mainly to my success in life.” --

“The foundation at Scotia was great and lasting.”
--Lillian Stevens Kelly

“Love brings peace of mind.”
--Julia Holcombe Lloyd

“Today is all I have, all I need, and all I can handle.”
--Cynthia Smith White

“As I look back over the years, I thank God for them—happiness, joys, and sorrow, but I am grateful
for all.”

--Marion Wharton Edwards
“Though our parting regretful, our memories remain.”

--Ruby Forney Ervin
“Memories of happy days at Scotia among other peasant times.”

--Carolyn M. Fields
“Happy memories keep the past ever present.”

--Irene Stephens Hunt
“We have been blest and we must accept whatever comes.”

--Ruby Johnson Hunt
“My training received at Scotia laid the foundation for a life of service and fulfillment.”

--Lillie Moore Nelson
“I am thrilled beyond words.”

--Emily M. Brooks Palmore
“Thanks to Barber-Scotia, “Today is the tomorrow that we looked for yesterday.””

--Alliegrey Sutton Payne
“Whatever good perchance I do, My Scotia ‘tis for Thee.”

--Annie May Sutton Dudley
“She conquers who conquers herself.”

--Julia Donnelly Pogue
“Fond memories of friendship, study sessions, and Friday night dressing up in clothes we couldn’t

wear through the week.”
--Inez Hawthorne Seward

Wisdom Speaks…

“If I may, I would like to take a moment to reflect on my years at Scotia, Upon my arrival here, I must
say that I was disillusioned because Barber-scotia College wasn't everything or anything that they said
it would be. As time passed, the Institution began to grow on me. I began to realize that this was to be
my Alma Mater, whether I liked it or not. And I would have to take Barber-scotia for better or worse.
And I arrived at this conclusion: "If I'm nothing then BSC is nothing. But if I'm somebody then BSC is

“ I would like to make two challenges. First, underclassmen, if our institution continues to only crack
the door of opportunity, then you take the initiative to make sure that she opens them wide. And if you
are still dissatisfied with BSC, then walk away from her instead of talking loud and saying nothing,
because to know is to be responsible.”

“My second challenge is to the Alumni, that each of us remembers that BSC is our responsibility.
Therefore, when she is in need and needs someone to lean on, let her know that she can lean on us.”

Mr. James Dixon,
Class of 72’ - Sociology Major from Wilmington, Delaware

Wisdom Speaks…

“Barber-Scotia College is so situated, free from the fallacy of the “bigger-and-better” philosophy, that
she can and should continue to render significant service in educating the youth who will continue to
knock at her doors. In 1961 Adlai Stevenson declared in an address, “We [the American people] were
never so lacking in divine discontent.” I hope the opposite can be said concerning the Barber-Scotia
constituency and that her “divine discontent” will generate a contribution in the future even more
glorious than that of the past.”

Leland Stanford. Cozart (September 1976)
A Venture of Faith

Barber-Scotia College

“The dreamers of old are no longer with us and I personally think that we have
dreamed enough, We must get involved. We need no more martyrs, we need
“In our technical world of computers, our world of crime, of poverty, of drugs
and conflicting ideas, I challenge each of you to become involved.”

Willie R. Faulkner, Class of 1959
First Male Alumnus of Barber-Scotia College

The ‘Future’ is Yours!

A Love Letter to the Future

Future my love,

As I sit and reflect on what life has in store for you, I have mixed feelings.
You see, I’m overjoyed with the many opportunities you have before you, but
deeply saddened by barriers that align your paths. They say, hindsight is
the best sight and I have the benefit of understanding the situation
because I got there first.

Future my love, I want you to know that in order to navigate through your
existence, you have to be open to the wisdom of your forefathers, yet close-
minded to the noise of the pretenders, the wannabees , the naysayers, the
spirit killers, the backstabbers, the time-wasters, the non-listeners. You see,
I’m able to call them by name because I met them first and left them
behind. I apologize!

Future my love, I want to tell you to be patient! Don’t be so rushed to
breeze through this life. I know you are not promised tomorrow, but if you
don’t slow down a little, there are valuable lessons that you will surly miss.
You see, I know a little something about this because I confused work with
achievement and instead of preserving my time, I wasted it. Don’t be like

Future my love, they say you ‘re entitled, you don’t get it, you don’t care,
you’re just different! I say, get it, care, and be different! I know you will
have a misstep or two along the way. Don’t worry, I’m just a few steps
ahead of you.

Future my love, they say You are our future now and I should step aside
and let you make your own way. Oh, I don’t want to let go future, but
they’re right. So promise me, that you will be smart , be respectful and
kind to others and love, laugh and live life to the fullest. Make smart
decisions, make your mark and grab hold of every benefit in life and don’t
let go until it’s time to pay it forward to those behind you. Live future, Live!


The Past

A Glimpse at What’s Going On at BSC?

Solar in Your Community Challenge

Barber-Scotia College was selected by the Department of Energy to participate in the Sun
Shot, Solar in Your Community Challenge. The College submitted an application (Barber-
Scotia College & the Logan Community, Bottom’s Up) and video (YouTube) for
consideration. BSC is collaborating with the Logan Community and will utilize resources
deploy up to 2MW of power on campus, reducing the College’s utility bills, as well benefits
for the Logan Community.

In addition to deploying solar systems, the College will offer solar awareness training
courses, certifications and more to the community. The College’s application also included
the deployment of Hydroponic gardens and an “Open Air Market- Logan’s Air, to feed the
community, the country and the world!

BSC Set Precedence in Concord, NC

In August and September of 2017, the City of Concord Historic Preservation Commission
approved BSC to deploy Solar Corrugated Roof Panels on the rooftops of its historic
buildings, Berry Hall, Graves Hall and Faith Hall. With the addition of Percival Hall, the
buildings will generate a total capacity of more than 248,000 Watts.

BSC Celebrates 150 Years in Service,
BSC Trustees, Faculty, Staff & Students,
plant the HBCU-9 Sesquicentennial
ceremonial tree, donated by the U.S.
Forest Service. Hardhats & Aprons
donated by Home Depot.

BSC Leads the National Telecommunications Information Administration’s (NTIA)
Broadband Initiative

BSC is leading the NTIA’s initiative to enhance broadband across the 105 Historically Black
Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). NC A&T University is working with BSC to corral the
eleven (11) HBCUs in the state of North Carolina to collaborate, sharing programs, services
and other resources for the benefit of the Colleges and the communities where they reside.

November 16, 2017

Barber Scotia College Board of Directors,
Madam Chairman, Karen Soares,
President, Dr. David Olah,
Alumni, Friends, Family of Barber-Scotia College

Dear fellow supporters of Barber Scotia College,

I know many of you are looking back 150 years at Barber Scotia College. After this past year, I am looking
forward to another 150 years. As a volunteer, I have noticed many positive changes and wanted to share
them with you on this 150 Year Anniversary of Barber Scotia College.

Barber Scotia College is the FIRST IN THE NATION to have Corrugated Metal Solar Panels approved for
use on Historical Buildings by the Historical Committee of the City of Concord. We have Graves Hall,
Faith Hall, and Barry Hall approved for installation of a very unique type of solar power. Not only is it
going to give Barber Scotia College Power, it will also be the cover (Shingle) on the roof. This solar power
will also be installed on a new roof on Percival Hall. This will make the total power approximately
240,000 watts of Solar Power. By installing this new solar power, Barber Scotia College will not only be
saving money on energy costs, we will be saving these buildings for years to come.

Barber Scotia College will be installing another solar power. This is solar power on a pole, vertical solar
power. One pole will supply over 1500 watts of solar power and will provide security on top of the pole
for the campus. This power fits into a 2’ x 2’ space on the ground, and will change the way people look
at solar power. This is part of the competitive grant Barber Scotia College is putting together and is a
leading contender for the award.

The different types of solar power will make Barber Scotia College and its Solar Power Education
Program a major draw for future students. We hope to build upon what we are doing today for
tomorrow’s growth.

Another accomplishment this year is the volunteer efforts of Debra Visbek. She is a Professional
Photographer in Concord and has taken pictures of Barber Scotia College. These were taken mainly to
document the Historical Buildings on campus. You will see her pictures around campus and are for sale
with a portion of the proceeds going to support Barber Scotia College.

In our efforts to improve the roofs we have successfully received permission from the City of Concord to
remove a couple of trees and trim limbs that are too close to the buildings and roof. This is a major
concern since the trees are considered Historical and could not be trimmed or removed without

Efforts are underway to clean out Barry Hall for remodeling. New ceiling, paint, and floor restoration are
planned to make this building into something that will impress new students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff.

Also approved by the City of Concord, Historical Committee is the removal of the falling apart chimneys
on Graves Hall. All bricks are being saved to create important walkways thru the front gates of Barber
Scotia College. We would like to incorporate the brick walkways into two ceremonies at Barber Scotia
College. The first is for new students to enter the gate and walk on these Bricks of History as they enter
to obtain an education at Barber Scotia College. The second ceremony is at Graduation when the
students walk out of Barber Scotia College along the Brick Walkway, remembering what they have
learned and years of education provided at Barber Scotia College.

These plans and accomplishments this year puts Barber Scotia College in the right direction for recovery
and growth. The next 150 years are definitely something to watch at Barber Scotia College!

Thank you for all your support,

Bless all those who are associated with Barber Scotia College.

Brian M. Iversen
Proud Volunteer at BSC

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