William C. (Bill) Friday graduates
William C. (Bill) Friday received a Bachelor of Science degree in textile manufacturing. He later served as President of both the Consolidated University (1956-1972) and the UNC-System (1972-1986).
Women's enrollment increases
In the fall of 1986, women make up thirty-eight percent of the student body, the highest percentage of women enrolled to that time.
Women's Golf is reinstated as a varsity sport
Women's Golf is reinstated as a varsity sport. A team was previously fielded from 1980 to 1986.