Digital Archive: Montreat College 1950s - Montreat College

Digital Archive: Montreat College 1950s

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Billy Graham visiting Montreat College

Billy Graham is shown talking with some Montreat College students after speaking at Opening Chapel on September 11, 1953. The photograph was taken inside Gaither Chapel.

Business Students

Future Business Leaders of America student group at Montreat College in 1958. Officers: Martha Ann Miller (President), Willie Bea Marshburn (Vice President), Faye Robinson (Secretary), Mary Ballew (Treasurer), Mr. George Stockton (adviser).

Hiking to Mt. Mitchell

Montreat College students hiked to Mt. Mitchell on Mt. Mitchell Day. This photograph shows a group of students hiking ca. 1957.

Life Service Group

This photograph shows the Life Service group at Montreat College in 1950. Included in the photograph are the student officers: Betty Martin, Rebecca Glenn, and Martha Getsinger, and the faculty sponsor, Miss Watkins.

May Court

May Day was celebrated for many years at Montreat College. The 1956 May Court is shown in this photograph. Pictured are: Eleanor Seagle (May Queen), Ann Woody (Maid of Honor), Barbara Warren (Senior), Jane Pratt (Junior), Janet Smith (Sophomore), and Janet Louise Dedrick (Freshman).

May Court 1956

Montreat College celebrated May Day for many years. The 1956 May Court is shown in this photograph. Pictured are: Eleanor Seagle (May Queen), Ann Woody (Maid of Honor), Barbara Warren (Senior), Jane Pratt (Junior), Janet Smith (Sophomore), Janet Louise Dedrick (Freshman).

Montreat College Cheerleaders

Montreat College Cheerleaders, ca. 1956. Pictured are (center): Demetria Chandarlis (head cheerleader), Sarah Jackson, Martha Alter, Beckyjo Cooper, Jeanette Stiltner, Betty Warren, Catherine Harper.

Montreat College students

This photograph shows a group of students on the steps of Gaither Hall at Montreat College in the 1950’s.

Montreat College students in Chapel

This photograph shows Montreat College students attending Chapel in 1956-1957. The interior of Gaither Chapel in the 1950’s can be seen.

Montreat Students at Lake Susan

This photograph shows Montreat College students relaxing at Lake Susan. The Left Bank building can be seen in the background.

Skating on Lake Susan

Montreat College student, Mary Blanton Armistead, is shown skating on Lake Susan in Montreat, NC in December 1952.

Soccer at Montreat College

Montreat College students playing soccer in fall of 1956.

Student Government Officers 1957-58

The 1957-58 Student Government officers at Montreat College are pictured here. Pictured are Mary Lou Kiser, Miss Elizabeth Wilson (sponsor), Ann Bullard, Mary Mangrum, Peggy Kyle, Pansie Cameron, and Ann Sharpe.

Student Nurses 1957

Montreat College had a nursing program from 1954 to 1958. Montreat College, in conjunction with Memorial Mission Hospital of Asheville, NC offered a course leading to a Bachelor of Science degree granted by the College, and a diploma in Nursing, granted by the Hospital. These students began their three-years training in 1957 after having completed two to four years at Montreat College. The program was discontinued in 1959. This photograph shows student nurses and Mrs. Monroe in 1957. Pictured are: Betty Bradley, Beatrice Keys, Betty Weaver, and Demetria Chandarlis.