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FSU In The Community
Football and basketball are rough sports, but they would not be the same.without
the woman’s touch. Bronco Cheerleaders have been around since the ‘40s. They
have helped to propel Bronco teams to victory over the
years. There is little available information on cheerleaders.
They have been a cross section of the student body. One
former cheerleader, Valery Jones, is a radio personality.
Another, Dr. Vivian Fuller, is athletic director at
Northeastern lUinois University, the first Black woman in
the country to become athletic director of a Division I
After a brief period of decrease interest in cheerleading,
the squad was revived by Patrice Gilham in 1987. She was
replaced in 1988 by Maceo Esquiline, and Rita Adams is
the cheerleading coach today.*
Dr. Vivian Fuller, Class of 1977 ^
pose with the
FSU graduates prominent
in our communities
The Fayetteville-Cumberland County has profited from the presence of
Fayetteville State. There are FSU graduates and administrators in nearly;
every possible area of business, education and politics. They are leadin^u;
the way into the 21st century and setting an example for present and.
At present, Robert Massey sits on the Fayetteville City Council. He-
occupies the seat that was once held by the late Emeretta Felton. Thomas'
Bacote, a recently retired professor, serves as
chairman of the Cumberland County Commission.
Mary McAllister is serving in the State House.
Dr. Jessie Williams is the director of the Department
of Health for the county.
Nearly every school in the county system has
an FSU grad on its staff, with several serving as
principal. There are others, including Jack Freeman
and Jeanette Council, serving in the upper levels'
of the County Education Administration.
This group will continue to grow as more and
more Broncos move out into the “real” world. They
are setting an example for their fellow Broncos to
These, and others, are but,a sample of Fayetteville
State graduates serving their communities.'
Former Mayor of
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Board of Aldermen
Board of Education