Broadcast graduate has
deep ties to Elon University


President Emeritus Earl Danieley says it "feels very good" to see his grandson, Broadcast Communications major Jonathan Shutt of Charlotte, graduate. He and Jonathan's grandmother, Vera Daniels Danieley - Elon Class of '49 - couldn't be happier.

"We were so pleased when he decided to come to Elon, but it seemed as if his time here was too short," Danieley said. "Any time he did well, I enjoyed it."

Danieley is a 1946 Elon graduate and has served as an Elon faculty and/or staff member for 59 years. He was Elon's president for 16 years, and is a legendary figure on campus. He came to Elon as a student in the fall of 1941, joined the faculty in the fall of 1946 to teach chemistry, went on to become dean and was named president in 1957. At the time, he was one of the youngest college presidents in the country. During his 16 years as president, he guided Elon to a new level of quality.

Communications major Shutt enjoyed taking two courses Danieley teaches - Chemistry for Non-Majors and the History of Elon class.

"When I took the history class," Shutt recalls, "it was great, because so much of Elon's history is my family history. By listening to my grandfather talk, I was learning my own personal history ... learning about myself and my family."

Shutt expects to have a career working in television. His younger brother enrolls at Elon next fall.



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