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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1973 THE BENNETT BANNER PAGE 3 MINORITY HEALTH PROGRAM SEEKS MORE PARTICIPANTS COUNSELING CENTER RELOCATES The Counseling Center pro vides a program of Profes- North Carolina has an acute shortage of health manpower, particularly from minority groups in the state. Many counties have no Black physicians, though the state’s population is almost one- third Black. There are only 65 Black dentists in the whole of North Carolina, and half of these are over 50 years of age (the state’s one school of dentistry, at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, has never graduated a Black person). Statistics on Black nurses, technicians, pharma cists, etc., are equally shock ing. And thert are even fewer Indian health personnel, though North Carolina has one of the largest Indian pop ulations in the country The North Carolina Health Manpower Development Pro gram, with offices in the Old Nurses Dorm, University of North Carolina, is working to increase the numbers of Blacks, Indians, and disad vantaged whites who enter professional health training and find jobs in health in North Carolina. Directed by Mrs. Eva Clayton, the pro gram sponsors a “Summer Program in Health Sciences” at UNC-CH, for minority and disadvantaged stunents in terested in health profession al training, and is planning to open a similar program at Western Carolina University in summer 1&73. In addition, the Health Mlanpower De velopment Program does health career recruitment and counseling at North Carolina Central University and works closely with the student-led Health Careers Organization at UNC-CH, enrouraging mi nority students at UNC to go into health. Plans are to ex pand recruitment and coun seling for health careers to Elizabeth City State Univer sity and Pembroke Univer sity within the next few months. The Health Manpower De velopment Program is under a policy-making consortium of educational and commiun- ity service institutions, chair ed by Dr. Cecil G. Sheps, UNC Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs. The program works closely with UNC minority enrollment in these schools. Partly as a result of their joint efforts, minority enrollment in the freshman class of the UNC School of Medicine has increased from 3 in 1969 (out of a total of 85) to 17 in 1972 (out of a total of 110). The UNC School of Public Health is committed to increase mi nority enrollment from 4 per cent in 1971 to 15 percent in 1973. The School of Dentistry now has one Black Student enrolled, who wUl probably be the first Black to grad uate in dentistry in the state of North Carolina. Information on health train ing opportunities at UNC and elsewhere in North Carolina, and on admissions require ments, application procedures, training costs, scholarships, and job opportunities is avail able to both students and counselors from the Health Manpower Development Pro gram.. Interested students can write the Health Man power Development Program, Old Nurses Dorm, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514, or call 966- 3126. On Saturday, January 20, 1973, Amilcar Cabral, leader of the revolutionary move ment in Guinea Bissau was assassinated in front of his residence. What significance does this have for Black people here in America, in Greensboro, at Bennett College? Should we mourn, should we get angry, should we ignore it? A considerable number of Black people in Greensboro and other places in this coun try chose not to ignore it, nor to lose themselves in anger over yet another attempt by racist forces to cut off the African right for freedom by cutting down the leader. Sunday afternoon, January 28, 1973, Black people here who support the world-wide struggle for the -liberation of African peoples paused to pay tribute to Amilcar Cabral — just as Black people have paused many times in our history in honor of slain lead ers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evars, Fred Hampton to name only a few; just as the white nationalists paused at this same time to honor theii dead leader, Lyndon B. John son. sional Services. This includes vocation, ed ucational, and therapeutic counseling; individual test ing; and informational serv ices. Counseling Personal Counseling is available to all students through the Counseling Cen ter. Typical reasons for seek ing counsel include vocation al or educational planning, study problems, and personal concerns. Counseling can pro vide a student with an oppor tunity to discuss any personal concern with a professionally trained person. Since the con tent of each counseling ses sion is confidential, a stu dent can feel free to examine all aspects of her situation. She may prefer to talk with Dr. Heiney, our Counseling Psychologist or Mrs. Ander son, Counselor in the Coun seling Center. You may find it more helpful to join a small counseling group that is now mcs Club at three in the afternoon. And although the people there were sorrowed by the loss of another strong and uncompromising leader in the African struggle, the occasion marked a moment of re-dedication to working harder to win the battle that Cabral, too was waging. LaMaurice Hunter, a re cent graduate of A&T State University, Mark Smith of the Youth Organization for Black Unity (LOBU), Owusu Sadaukai, Mwlimu Mkuu of Malcolm X Liberation Uni versity and Abiola Sayyidai of the A&T YOBU Unit, all speaking to the meaning of Cabral’s death for Black people, called upon Brothers and Sisters to change the course of our history—through working to gain political power. Mark Smith noted that “our history is full of tributes to slain leaders both in the U.S. and Africa because of the strength of American and European powers.” He raised the question to all Black people, “What can we do to cripple that power?” The answer for us here obviously lies in the development of a united politically strong Black community that can challenge that power on the U.S. front. Owusu Sadaukai spoke of cur people’s reaction to the deaths of our leaders saying that “death does not immo bilize us the way it used to and this is positive because the struggle must go on even in the absence of any particu lar leader.” But he went on (Continued on Page 4) TIME TO MAKE LOAN APPLICATIONS All students planning on applying for guaranteed student loans (loans from banks) for the school year 1973-74 must apply early (to the banks). The new rules state that the banks will take longer to process applications—so you shauld start applying now. being organized. Groups pro vide more opportunity to leam about the problems and solutions of other students, while individual counseling may make it eahier for the student to examine her own individual situation. Some times both forms of counsel ing are recommended. Testing A student may desire test ing to gain a better under standing of herself. Tests, with counseling, can some times help one identify apti tude, interest, or personality traits that may be important in educational and vocational planning, or in the solution of personal problems. Infcrmation Service The Information Service is that part of the Counseling Center’s program which makes available a wide range of material to assist individ uals in developing their oc cupational, educational, and personal-social attitudes and plans. Information is provid ed as a basis for making im mediate decisions as well as long-range choices. The Information Service may be sununarized as fol lows: 1. To supply information to Geraldine Williams came to Connecticut General as a trainee in the Actuarial De velopment Programs — of particular interest to Math majors. Completion means Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries. In the meantime, Gerri is learning what makes CG tick by working in vari ous departments under the work-study rotation program. She is an honors graduate of Bennett College with a BS in Mathematics, and achieved membership in high school, Individuals in order to in crease their knowledge in occupational, educational, so cial and personal areas, as well as to assist each person in the identification of specific choices that might be realis tic for her. 2. To make avaQable to the individual information on present and potential alienw- tives. 3. To facilitate the individ ual’s understanding of her present circumstance and p«- tention developments. 4. To supply comprehen sive information to enable an individual to make immediate choices, while also providing information for considering long-range alternatives. To assist the individual in obtaining information necessary for increasing awareness of herself and her present and potential environ ments. All students are encourag ed to visit the Counseling Center often. See what we are doing. We are located at the corner of Bennett, off the Washington Street extension, next to the Student Union Building. Open house is anytime you can come. college and national honors societies. At Bennett, she took part in the school’s Sci ence Seminar by aiding in the Instruction of underpriv ileged children. Gerri says of her decision to come to Connecticut Gen eral, “1 felt that being black and a woman would make no difference in how far 1 could progress in my career. It would be strictly up to me as a person and I would be given every opportunity.” It was held at the Cos- 1973 1873 This is the 1973 Centennial Charm This once in a lifetime offer may be purchased in sterling silver or 10k gold directly from the Alumnae Office. 10k gold $25.00 Silver 15.00 Please make checks payable to Bennett College Loyalty Fund. PAIGC PAY TRIBUTE TO AMILCAR CABRAL AT MEETING CALENDAR OF MUSICAL EVENTS 1972-1973 Second Semester 15 Thursday, 3:10 p.m. Lecture-Demonstration: UNC-GSchool of Music “Teaching Basic Elements of Music Through Black Gospel Music”; Mary Jane Crawford, Lecturer Bennett College Gospel Choir 18 Sunday, 11:00 Hay St. Meth. Bennett College Choir Church and 3:00 John Wesley Church (Fayetteville) 22 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. Performance Seminar Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel Music Majors and Minors Senior Recital Treda Berry, Mezzo Soprano MARCH 4 Sunday, 8:00 p.m. Bennett College Community Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel Chorus, A German Requiem, Brahms; Dr. Wendel P. Whal- um. Guest Conductor 25 Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Senior Recital Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel Gail Taliaferro, Soprano 2S Thursday, 4:00 p.m. Performance Seminar Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel Music Majors and Minors APRIL 6 Saturday, 8:00 p.m. Student Honors Recital Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel 8 Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Senior Recital Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel Loyce Harper, Organ 11 Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. Bennett College Faculty Trio Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel 29 Sunday, 7:00 p.m. Children’s Choir Concert Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel MAY 5 Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Bennett College Choir Con- Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel cert 72 GRAD MAKES GOOD!