TBT (Throwback Thursday) : the Student Organization Committee (1965)

On November 9, 1965 the first campus newspaper, Communique, published its first issue. Read the first campus newspaper here. It included an article on the new SOC (Student Organization Committee). Committee members elected Richard Bennecke (a junior transfer student from the University of Redlands) as Chairman of the SOC.

Richard Bennecke

1965 Student Organization Committee Chair Richard Bennecke

They created four committees:

  • the Constitution Committee: (Chair John Kirwin) to draw up a draft constitution;
  • the Election Committee: (Chair Terry Nicholson) to plan and hold elections;
  • the Activities Committee: (Chair Steve Kelley) to set standards for chartering clubs; and
  • the Publications Committee: (Chair Linda Luetcke)  to focus on posting a bulletin board and set up publication of a school paper.


Pfau Library’s Special Collections Department is working on digitizing the campus newspapers, so far we’ve completed:

We hope that you enjoy them!

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