Who we First Decaders (FDs) are, What we do, & How to join us. Photos & Bios of FD Steering Committee.
1st Decade Campus
Photos: DanielBuilding (32nd St.), Shoe Lane Campus (1st five buildings), 1971 Campus Map, & How to Find CNC at CNU.
Reunions & Events
Photos & Attendees: 2013 Picnic Reunion, 2012 Picnic Reunion, & 2011 Weekend Reunion at CNU. Photos & Articles: 50thReunion of Class of 1963 at CNU. Photos: 1st Decade Memorabilia Display, Trible Library, 2011-12). Photos & Speeches: Windsor Tribute & Dedication of WindsorCenter, CNU, 2012).
1st Decader Recipes
Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, & Dessert recipes provided by Chef Ron Lowder.
Names & Photos (when possible) of First Decaders not yet located.
Groups of Photos: First Decade newspaper articles, pictures, athletic awards, commencement programs, jewelry & so forth—with brief captions.
Mail Box & Guest Book
Letters & emails from students, faculty, & other readers.
The Ship’s Store
Information, sample photos, & order form for Memories of CNC: The First Decade, a book by students, faculty & staff of that time.
Subtabs: Years 1961- 63, 64 & 65, 66 & 67, 68 & 69, and 70 & 71. Various photos, largely from Trident yearbooks.
Then & Now Photos
Various Faculty and Student period and recent photos, alphabetized.
Subtabs: BuckroeBeach, Downtown Newport News, Fort Monroe Hotels, HiltonVillage, Peninsula Bands, Peninsula Eateries, Red’s Pier, Victory Arch, Warwick Hotel. More places added later.
Note: Most of our articles are retired here, so content is constantly growing.
Humor & Cartoons: Self Explanatory
1st Decade History:Articles on dances, sports, class rings, the Blue Goose, clubs, the SGA, honor councils, Chris’s Crier, CNC’s colors, symbol & seal, Daniel campus (opening, library, lounge), 1st computers (Shoe Lane campus) & so forth.
2nd Decade History: Articles on ceremonial Mace, CNC Banner, Medieval-Renaissance Week, LakeWindsor & so forth.
Meet First Decader…:Interviews with various FDs.
Mystery People:Photos of unidentified people in 1964-1972 Trident yearbooks. Once identified, photos are moved to School Pictures tab.
This-N-That: Articles on everything from Halloween pumpkins & Christmas lights to old bicycles, 1961 cars, 1960s-70s dance clubs & bands, and Dr. Seuss’s book You’reOnly Old Once!—plus cartoons & more.
Your Memories: Student & faculty memories of deceased professors (Usry, Pugh, Sanderlin) & 1st student KIA in Vietnam, “How We Met” love stories, an account of a difficult start at CNC, and (3 parts) an account of living in & escaping from Castro’s Cuba, then adjusting to life in America. And more to come.
Your News: From student & faculty milestones (weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays) to creative achievements (books, art work, CDs), volunteer work (from acting to helping the poor) and honors & awards earned. A growing category!
Deceased members of our CNC family listed alphabetically: students, professors, administrators and staff.
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