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1877 -NEARING A CENTURY OF SERVICE- 1977
VOLUME 30 NUMBER 2
SEPTEMBER 30, 1975
for Oct. is
A CANDID CHAT WITH
EDITOR’S NOTE: Voice staff writer Clararene Jacobs
recently interviewed FSUChancellor Charles “A” Lyons, Jr. and
received a candid insight of the man in charge of Fayetteville
State University. The following is the result of the interview.
VOICE; In your opinion, what should be the priorities of a
person in life?
CHANCELLOR: The priorities of a person in life should be to
establish some goals and-objectives in life, develop for himself or
herself a value system or a value structure to undergrid not only
the eventual goal but also the process that is set in motion to reach
those goals diat one sets for himself or herself.
VOICE: What is your philosophy of education?
CHANCELLOR: I believe my philosophy of education-matter
of fact, I know, is education has a responsibility of not only
helping an individual to develop those skills, but to develop
knowledge in specialized subject matter fields in order to help a
person to get into the world of work. Also, I think education has to,
if it’s going to really effective, help the individual with the views
of other people and the cultures of other people, recognizing the
fact that we have all kinds of people in this world cuid helping
people not only to be successful in the world of work, but in the
world of human affairs.
VOICE: What kind of relationship do you perceive between
yourself and the students here at FSU?
ChanceUor Charles “A” Lyons, Jr. gives a few last minute pointers to SGA President, GUb«^ Owens
and “Voice” Editor, Sheryl Alexander prior to the Student Leadership Ccmference held on campus
("Voicc Photo by HENDERSON)
CHANCELLOR: I perceive a very good relationship. Though I think the opportunity for in
terchange with students does not come as readily and as frequently as I would like for it to come. For
the simple reason that a person in this kind of position (as Chancellor) is spread so thin and you
have so many demands on your time untU it’s very difficult to spend as much time talking with
students as you would like to spend talking with them. I would hope that the way we are structured
this year, that we would get more opportunity for more interaction and interchange with students.
With the demands of the university insofar its general administration and the demands of report-
production, demands coming from the requirement for planning as a part of the state system of
higher education and related to the involvement of this institution, just spreads you over a large
landscape. And, it does not leave a great deal of time to do some of the things that you would rather
VOICE: Was becoming a univeristy Chancellor a life goal of yours?
CHANCELLOR; No, it was not. I sort of backed into Qiis kind of work. As a matter of fact, I sort
of backed into administration. My goal, early in life was to become a lawyer. After college I decided
to go on for a master’s degree because I felt that a master’s degree would be much more marketable
than the bachelor’s degree which I had at that time. My thought was to go on for the master’s degree
and teach for a while and then go to law school, once I’d earned enough money to do that. I got into
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Start now with a good attitude toward
studying. Future benefits for such a
venture are infinite.
PLANS SET FOR OCT. 18
Plans for 1975 Homecoming activities at Fayetteville State
University are in high gear and according to chairwoman L. J.
Taylor, everything is moving on schedule for what is expected to
be one of the best homecoming affairs ever at FSU.
The theme for 1975 homecoming is “Century of Service”.
FSU, founded in 1877, wiU celebrate its centennial year in 1977.
Activities begin October 13 and continue through Saturday,
October 18 when the FSU Broncos host arch-rival Winston-Salem
State University in the annual homecoming contest.
Queen Elizabeth Jones, Miss Homecoming of 1975, will be
crowned October 14, during Coronation ceremonies on campus.
Miss Jones is a senior sociology major from Ridgeland, South
Other activities planned for the week include movies, talent
shows, dances, and alumni gatherings.
The homecoming parade will be held Saturday morning
October 18 and bands from in and around North Carolina have
been invited. There will also be floats, official cars, drill units and
beautiful girls in the parade.
Newbold Lab School Comes Down
HOMECOMING GALA OCT. 18
One landmark building on
the Fayetteville State
University campus is being
demolish^ because of safety
measures. The Newbold
Training School was com
pleted in 1930 with sixteen
classrooms, six laboratory
practice teaching rooms,
gymnasium, and a cafeteria.
It was the culmination of long
and patient effort of Mr. N.C.
Newbold and Dr. E. E. Smith
to obtain the school whereby
students majoiing in
elementary education would
have a laboratory school to
apply the theories and con
cepts gained through their
college courses. The school
was named for Mr. N.C.
Newbold, state director of
Negro education. Funds were
received from several sources
to support the school; the
Rosenwald Fund, General
Education Board of North
Carolina, State Ap
propriations, City of Fayet
teville, Federal Grants, and
The Newbold Training
School provided opportunities
for thousands of students and
hundreds of future teachers to
gain an education and engage
in real classroom experiences
during its existence. Several
capable administrators and
instructors served at the
school and left to make en
viable records in the field of
education and other en
deavors. Many Fayetteville
residents, FSU alumni, for
mer students, and friends
have asked what will be
located on the site? Current
plans indicate that a new
science building might be
erected or the area could be
used ot enlarge space for the
rapidly developing early
childhood education program.
Whatever is placed on the site,
many hundreds will continue
to hold fond memories of
Newbold Training School.
FSU LANDMARK COMES DOWN
ALL THE WAY