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Now the number of single women is small." The faculty reflects the outsid( world, she says. The students are not \ery different — they, too, reflect the changes taking place in the world." When she leaves her post in June, she plans to spend six weeks cleaning out the bookshelves and "re- orienting my house to a new kind of life." Claiming she hasn't had a vacation in a long time, she also plans to sit down and put her feet up.
"Dean Gary has served this College well and she will be greatly missed," President Ruth Schmidt told the College community upon announcement of Dean Gary's resignation. These are the women who make up the Return to College Program at Agnes Scott.
It's (Cont'd, on page 26) THE AV3LINTZ«N By Julie Culwell 2 SPRING 1984 ^ :a ^ V- . earned a master's degree from Mount Holyoke Colleg and went on to receive her doctorate in chemistry from Emory University. Alston promptly hired her as a chemistry instructor at Agnes Scott.
She does not make art to decorate the walls of Atlanta law offices and bank lobbies, although much of her work is displayed in such places.
Her purpose in creating art is to express her feelings that result from her personal experiences.
She leaves us w^ith a rich heri tage of commitment to the highest standards of excellence in academic and extracurricular life." ■ 8 SPRING 1984 ' 1 1 ■I'li L* n H \ll»^^\^ I im X, K i.»' i P' '1 ^ 1-,. '(s Ketuni T-«HEY RANGE IN AGE FROM their twenties to one who is 64. Marilynn Mallory, Director of the RTC Program, believes most of these students come to Agnes Scott because of its academic excellence, supportive at- mosphere and size.
Because returning to college can be frightening, RTC students find the College's small si:e and helpful atmosphere a more gentle transition back to school than returning to a university. Mallory says that RTC students "compare very well, after the first quar- ter hurdle, with traditional students, be- cause of the RTC students' maturity and determination to succeed." Most RTCs begin slowly by taking one or two courses the first quarter.
(See page 6.) COVER PHOTO by Julie Cuhvell EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR Sara A. "THE BEAR" Julie Culwell 22 Agnes Scott's neo-gothic architecture becomes the back- drop for a Hollywood movie on the life of Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.