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- Interviews with Loy H. Witherspoon
- Loy H. Witherspoon oral history interview 10, 2010 July 6
Loy H. Witherspoon oral history interview 10, 2010 July 6
In this final of seven interviews given by Loy Witherspoon and conducted by Christina Wright, Dr. Witherspoon discusses his involvement with student organizations and fraternities at UNC Charlotte. In particular, Dr. Witherspoon focuses on the Christian fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha and his belief in their positive influence on campus life. He describes how fraternities and sororities were first established on campus through the support of Bonnie Cone, despite opposition from some faculty members. Dr. Witherspoon discusses his role as faculty advisor to Lambda Chi Alpha and describes the organization at UNC Charlotte in detail, including their organizational structure, community service activities, and initiation practices. He also recounts stories of particular student members of Lambda Chi Alpha and other fraternities whom he mentored. Dr. Witherspoon ends his interview with a description of plans for Bonnie Cone's burial on the UNC Charlotte campus.