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Joe Ross. Director of Communications Center.
Chapel HilVs Lee
Chapel Hill’s Mayor Howard Lee, was the keynote speaker at
the March 13 “Town Meeting” series sponsored by Fayetteville
The FSU “Town Meeting” was held in the J. W. Seabrook
Auditorium and commenc^ at 8:00 p.m. It is open free of
charge to the community and interested individuals.
Political Realities In A Changing World was the theme of the
FSU Town Meeting. The program was coordinated by the con
tinuing Education Division of Fayetteville State University and
was funded by a grant from the North Carolina Committee for the
Continuing Education in the Humanities.
Lee is a native of Georgia and received his bachelor’s degree
from the Fort Valley State College and the master’s degree from
the University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill.
Coming from a disadvantaged background. Mayor Lee has
demonstrated exceptional progress in both educational and
political arenas. He defied all odds and was the first Black elected
Mayor of Chapel Hill in 1%9 by a 52 percent margin. Through
effective leadership,MayorLee was re-elected in 1971 and in 1973
by increasingly large margins.
Mayor Lee is a former vice chairman of the North Carolina
Democratic party and is currently a Democratic National
Committeeman from North Carolina. These plus many other
experiences add to his qualifications as an astute politician and
Persons desiring additional information about FSU’s “Town
Meeting” series can contact the Division of Continuing
Education, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North
Carolina (919) 483-6144, 3%-6737 and 396-5931.
College Prep Courses
University, Ft. Bragg - Pope
A.F.B. Campus, announces
the addition of a PREP
program to its regular
schedule of course offerings.
Starting in Term IV
(March 18, 1974 through May
9, 1974) the PREP program
will offer refresher courses
and counseling services in the
areas of English and
mathematics. These college
preparatory courses are
designed to enable the student
to review and improve upon
skills acquired in high school
so that he may better his
chances of pursueing a degree
program successfully, or of
qualifying for a desirable job
in today’s competitive job
The student will receive
classroom instruction and
individual assistance. Classes
will meet bi-weekly for eight
weeks from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.
Each course in the PREP
program carries 1 (one)
semester hour college credit.
Veterans and military
personnel enrolling in the
PREP program are eligible
for V.A. assistance; however,
money used in participating in
these special refresher
courses will not be deducted
from the total V. A. benefits
earned by each serviceman.
The following PREP
courses will be available in
ENG 110 P ENGLISH
GRAMMAR (Monday and
Emphasis in grammar,
structure of sentences and
paragraphs; use of library,
ENG 113 P READING IM
PROVEMENT (Tuesday and
This course is designed to
improve the student’s reading
speed and comprehension,
and to build his vocabulary.
FSU MOVES FORWARD
The Communications Center at Fayetteville State University is a primary producer of television
shows for the local Cable TV station. It is also producing some fine talent from Fayetteville State
University in the field of communications.
Until recently, the mass media arena was not pursued by minority groiq>s with a great deal of
enthusiasm. At least this is the feeling of FSU Communications Center Director, Joe Ross.
A native of Monrovia, Liberia (West Africa), Ross came to FSU in February of 1^72 from UNC-
Chapel Hill to assume the present position.
I think that more minority groups, particularly blacks are becoming interested in the field of
communications (mass media) because they know there are opportunities in this area. Many TV,
radio, and graduate schools of communications are seeking qualified people, particulary minorities
and blacks, to work and teach in this area,” said Ross.
Ross said that there is an abundance of talent at FSU in communications. There are several
students here who are very good and talented and I am recommending that they enter graduate
school of communication,” he said.
When asked how he got started in communications, Ross said that he read lots of literature in his
homeland about the opportunities in the field.
I received a scholarship from Shaw University at Raleigh, N. C. and after that I entered the
graduate school of communications at UNC-Chapel Hill where I received my master’s degree, he
Fayetteville State University is presently producing five taped television shows for Cable Vision
(12) twelve on the campus. VirtuaUy all of the shows are hosted by FSU students and are usually a
“talk show” type of format.
Some of tlie weekly FSU-TV series of programs aired on the local Cablevision channel which are
intended to inform the community and surrounding areas about Fayetteville State University and
other agencies of interest to the public are:
THE OTIS HAWKINS SHOW - a weekly review and highlights (videotape) of Bronco Basketball
with head coach Otis Hawkins and Art Winfield, student host.
IMPACT 76, a monthly program produced by Bruce Woodard of the Cumberland County Ex
tension Service intended to keep the public informed of the on-going changes in agriculture and new
developments in farming.
RAPPING WITH PEOPLE, student hosts Paulette Cooke and Pat Leslie try to examine some of
the roles of members of the FSU faculty and staff.
AS YOU REALLY ARE, a program designed to enable the individual to understand himself
psychologically and emotionally hosted by Hector McEachem.
EDUCATION TODAY hosted by FSU Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. W. C. Brown,
attempts to look into the ever-changing roles of education and those who affect these changes, par
ticularly at FSU, in weekly topics on the show.
Also one of the students in communication does a thirty minute show on a local radio station and
is employed full-time.
The role of mass media for blacks has changed,” says Ross. The market is great for blacks in
mass media and the job of institutions like FSU is to train and prepare them. This is a challenge FSU
is trying to confront and that is training blacks in this area.
“Stations want to hire blacks but they are not properly trained, in some instance, FSU is taking
this challenge and we feel that we will be a success,” Ross said.
FSU is on the move in the area of communications. Future plans call for the renovation of the
present communications center where a campus radio station will be housed and will hopefully air by
the end of 1974. Also plans for a Department of Radio, TV and Motion Pictures are on the drawing
board for FSU.
“We want students to be exposed to the total realm of mass communications,” Ross said.
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Butler, Red Springs; Angela
M. Calloway, Jacksonville;
Martha L. (iarlton, Farm-
ville; Eddie N. Carnegia,
Fayetteville; Brenda K.
Carter, Havelock; Gwendolyn
Charles, Wilmington; Carolyn
Chisolm, Charleston, S. C.;
Blondenia Clayton, Roxboro;
Carl K. Clingerman, Fayet
teville; Norman L. Collins,
Fayetteville; Shelby J.
Betty Delois Cox, New Bern;
Roseboro; Brenda A.
Culbreth, Roseboro; Walter
E. Currie, Fayetteville;
Agatha L. Daniels, Milton;
Alexander Davis, Tarboro;
Anita R. Davis, Fayetteville;
Lynn M. Debauche, Fort
Bragg, Robert L. Doherty,
Fayetteville; John F. Dupree,
Fayetteville; Richard C.
Sandra Elliott, Fuquay-
Varina; Catherine Faas, Fort
Bragg; Millard Faircloth,
Spring Lake; Moses Floyd,
Elkton, Fla.; Shrone FrarJcs,
Pollocksville; Edna M.
Frederick, Magnolia; Larry
MATH 110 P GENERAL
Review in the area of
basic mathematics, set
theory, real number system,
functions, factoring, sim
plifying fraction, linear
equations and inquadratic
FSU welcomes questions
concerning the PREP
program. For further in
formation call Mrs. Horne at
T. Gaddy, Angerstown, Md.;
Waymon L. Gainey, Four
Oaks; Pamela T. Gibbs,
Fayetteville; Robert M.
Gibson, Fayetteville; Terry
V. Gillis, Roseboro; Joanne
M. Gilmore, Fayetteville;
Claraliene (Jordan, Fayet
teville; David W. Graham,
Fort Bragg; Paul E. Griffin,
Petersburg, Va.; Rosalyn O.
Guest, Charleston Heights, S.
C.; WadeE. Guinn, Hampton,
Va.; Amy Sue Haigler,
Fayetteville; Deborah H.
Harris, Garysburg; Cleo
Henry, Currie; Patricia
Henry, Atkinson; Lynda D.
Herring, Clinton; Broderick
Hill, South Boston, Va.; Mary
Hill, Pollocksville; James W.
Hinton, Raleigh; Joanne
Hobbs, Pikeville; L’Tanya Y.
Holmes, Fayetteville; Febreu
L. Holston, Fayetteville;
Vickie G. Jackson, Rober-
sonville; Clararence Jacobs,
Salemburg; Jonathan James,
Fayetteville; June C. Jerkins,
Fayetteville; Marsha A.
Johnson, Weldon; Linda F.
Jones, Whiteville; Orangel D.
Jones, Leland; Vera K.
Jordan, Sunbury; Forrest
Knight, Jr., Spring Lake;
Mary D. Knight, Battleboro;
Sandra F. Knight, Battleboro;
Mildred Langston, Mur-
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