From Plough Boy to College President is not just one man's life story. Through the chronology of Bruce Whitaker's accomplished life, we see the evolution of a generation. From humble though wholesome and loving beginnings in 1930s rural North Carolina to President of Chowan College, Whitaker's life epitomizes the American Dream and all it stands for. Through hard work, education and strong moral fortitude, men and women like Whitaker guided us out of the Great Depression and World War II and toward affluence and happiness. Today, those aspects of our history are ever more significant as we contemplate the direction of our future. From Plough Boy to College President is both a memoir of a great American and a guidebook for today's generation.
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Bruce E. Whitaker was born on a farm in Cleveland County, North Carolina in 1921. After graduating from Mooresboro High School in 1940, he earned degrees from Wake Forest College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Whitaker has served as pastor at churches in Kentucky and Georgia, and he was appointed State Secretary for the Department of Student Work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in 1954. Whitaker is also a gifted educator and educational administrator, having served posts on the faculty of Indiana University Extension Center, Belmont College and Shorter College. In March 1957, Whitaker assumed the role of President of Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Dr. Whitaker married his wife Esther in 1947, and together they have two sons. The Whitakers currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Descripción Ivy House Publishing Group (NC), 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1571974830