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Page 14 Fayetteville State University Homecoming ‘96 Edition
'Alumni Through The Years
Fayetteville State University '‘Families of the Year
FSU “Family of
the Year” is
of having sent
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The Williston Family
The Wright Family
The McEachems, 1991 Family of the Year,
with Dr. Lloyd V. Hackley
The Williams Family, with Chancellor
Lloyd “Vic” Hackley
The Owen Family, with Chancellor
Charles “A” Lyons
The George H. Williams Family, recognized in 1996,
with Dr. Willis B. McLeod
Fayetteville State University A.lumni
William (Bill) Bowser, ‘36
Bill Bower was a Cumberland
County native and a graduate of the
public schools. He graduated from
Fayetteville State in 1936 with a
bachelor of science degree. He taught
for seven years, and later became
the first Black radio personality in
Bowser was a fighfer, literally,
from the old school. At age fourteen,
he took on the city school system that
was charging students from the county
a monthly fee to attend school. Through
his efforts, this was changed. He supported and advised students from
Fayetteville State during the demonstrations of the early sixties. He served
as a vice-president of the NAACP and was a fixture at city and county
A self-proclaimed, “thorn in the side of the establishment,” Bill Bowser
was truly a man of conviction and concern. He was that rare breed of man
who took a stand against a hostile society on behalf of others and wanted
nothing in remrn but justice.
Dr. Jeannette M. Council, ‘61
Thomas Council, ‘61
Dr. Jeannette M. Council is a
Fayetteville native and earned a
bachelor’s degree in elementary
education. She furthered her education
at the Indiana University where she
earned a master of science degree and
at East Carolina University where she
earned her specialist degree. She earned
her doctorate from South Carolina
State College in 1990.
Jeannette Council worked as a classroom teacher for 17 years. In 1980,
she was promoted to elementary supervisor for the Fayetteville City School
System. When the system merged into the county system in 1985, she
became elementary supervisor for Cumberland County Schools.
Thomas Council is a Fayetteville native and eamed his bachelor’s degree
in Elementary Education in 1963. He furthered his education at Indiana
State University where he eamed a master’s degree.
Council is an annual underwriter for the Bronco Sports Network and
an active member of the Alumni Association. He served a term as president
of the National Alumni in 1971.
Julius A. Fulmore, ‘48
At their quarterly meeting held
September 19, 1996, the board of
trustees of FSU elected Fulmore as the
new chairman of the board.
A native of Maxton, N.C., Fulmore
eamed a bachelor’s degree from FSU,
an master’s degree from North Carolina
A&T University, and a specialist
degree from Norfiiwestem University
in Evanston, 111.
He began his teaching career in
1948 in Mocksville, N.C., and joined
the Greensboro Public Schools in
1954 as a sixth grade teacher and later
became principal. In 1976, Fulmore was
appointed assistant superintendent .of
the Greensboro City Schools, and was
later was named deputy superintendent.
In addition to his service to his alma mater as a member of the board of
trustees, Fulmore serves as a trustee of Guilford Technical Community
D. Hector McEachem, ‘69
McEachem is a native of Fayetteville
and eamed his bachelor of arts degree
in 1969. He eamed a master’s degree
in psychology from North Carolina,
He began his career in the personnel
4ivision of Texfi Industries. He worked
his way up to the group personnel
director. In 1980, he joined Wachovia
Bank Personnel Office, and was elected
senior vice president of personnel in
1985. He is presently senior vice-
president and director of personnel for Wachovia Bank and Trust.
Jack Gravely, ‘67
Jack Gravely earned his bachelor
of science degree in history and poUtical
science in 1967. He went on to earn his
Juris Doctor from the University of
Virginia 1972, and his doctorate in
public administration from Virginia
Commonwealth in 1981.
Gravely served as an administrative
lawyer for Richmond Neighborhood
Legal Services in 1972 and moved to
the North Carolina Central School of
Law in 1973. He held that position
until 1978 when he became state
director of the Virginia Conference of the NAACP. From 1985 until 1988
he served as the special assistant to the county manager for equal
employment ppportunities and affirmative action. In 1988 Gravely
joined National I^blic Radio as executive officer, the position he presently
Dr. David Neely, ‘75
David Neely is a native of Chicago,
and earned his bachelor’s degree in
sociology in 1975. He continued his
education at the University of Indiana,
earning a master’s degree in 1978, and
at the University of Iowa Schqcl of
Law, where he eamed his Juris Doctor
He began is career at the University
of Iowa in 1979 as university ombudsman.
In 1981, he moved to the Illinois State
University as associate professor of
political science. He was appointed
regional director of the National Bar
Association in 1985. He is presently
serving as the assistant dean at the
John Marshall Law School. He has
done extensive work in the area of capital punishment discrimination,
innovative approaches to recruiting minority employees, and the social
reality of Black under-representation in legal education.
James Paige, ‘56
James Paige is a native of
Fayetteville, North Carolina and eamed
his bachelor of science degree in
elementary education in 1956. He has
done graduate work at the Kean State
University, University of Georgia and
University of Utah. He has also studied
at the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Academy and Gupton-Jones College
of Mortuary Science.
Paige first pursued his career in
education at South Hamett Elementary
School and later at Shawtown High
School, both in Lillington, North Carolina. In 1962, he became a police
officer in East Orange, New Jersey and two years later, re-entered the field
of education as a teacher and coach at East Orange High School. In 1966,
Paige became an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During
his six years of service he was assigned in Washington, D.C., St. Louis,
Missouri and Detroit, Michigan. In 1972, he left the FBI to become the
commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Youth Development.
(This made him the first Black in the history of North Carolina to head a
state agency.) After two years, he moved to Atlanta to become the director
of community service for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He retumed
to North Carolina as a senior equal opportunity specialist for the U.S.
Department of Labor, the position he presently holds.
Mary E. McAllister, ‘58
Mary McAllister is a Fayetteville native and
received her bachelor’s degree in 1958. She eamed her
master’s degree from East Carolina University. She
taught in the Fayetteville City School System before
leaving to become director of the local Operation
Sickle Cell office. Under her guidance, the office has
received acclaim for its efficiency in client service.
After serving for many years in the Democrat
Women’s Club, McAllister entered the political
arena in 1980. She ran and won a four-year term on
the the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.
She was re-elected for a second term in 1984, and
served as chairman in 1988. After an unsuccessful bid for the N.C. Senate
in 1988, she was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives in 1990.
Dr. Marian Vick-Williams, ‘48
Dr. Vick-Williams is a native of
Newton Grove, North Carolina and
eamed her bachelor’s degree in 1948.
She continued her education at the
University of Michigan where she
earned her master’s degree in 1954.
She did further study at Syracuse
University and Duke University, where
she earned her educational doctorate
Dr. Vick-Williams first worked
in the public schools for 12 years as
an elementary teacher. In 1960, she
became director of the Reading Center at Bennett College. She has taught
reading at Winston Salem State University, where she served as associate
professor from 1962-66. She moved to North Carolina A&T where she
taught in the department of elementary education, and now serves as
professor of reading.
Dr. Jesse F. Williams, ‘64
Dr. WiUiams is a native of Sampson
County and earned his bachelor.of
science degree in biology at Fayetteville ^
State. In addition to excelling in the fi
classroom, Williams was the quarterback
of the football team, and helped to
retum the Broncos to their days of glory.
He was a part of the first Bronco tennis
team. Williams was also in the concert
Dr.'Williams taught biology and
chemistry at Sampson County High
School for two years, then went on to
further his education at Howard
University School of Medicine. His
residency was done at the famous
Upon completion of his residency, he assumed the position of fellow
instructor in the department of family practice at Freedmen’s Hospital at
Howard University. The following year he became an assistant professor
in the same department and established a private practice of his own. At
the same time, he was also a lecturer for physician’s assistants and the
nurse practitioners programs.
During the summers he did further study at John’s Hopkins University
School of Hygiene and Public Health where he eamed a master of public
health degree in 1974. The entire program was completed in two summers.
In 1975, Dr. Williams was appointed director of public health for
Cumberland Couhty. He heads public health services for one of the largest
metropolitan areas in North Carolina. Under his leadership the department
has grown. It serves the standard pu^oses for the county as well as a
teaching source for regional universities. Its budget has been expanded
from $800,000 to nearly $5 million.
Music is an important part of his life, especially jazz. Since having been a
high school brass player, Dr. WiUiams has played in various jazz bands whilfc in
the Washington area. Upon moving to Fayetteville, he helped to charter the Cape
Fear Jazz Heritage Society and is co-owner and developer of the Fayetteville Jazz
Plaza. He has collected jazz history, antique musical machinery and recoixls.
Maggie Wallace Glover
Maggie Glover is a native of
Florence, S.C. and received her bachelor’s
degree from FSU and her master’s
of education from Francis Marion
College. She served as a classroom
instructor in Pittsburgh, Pa. and in
For three and a half years, she
worked as the juvenile counselor for
the Florence Police Department.
Presently, she is the allied health
studies division counselor at Florence-Darlington Technical College.
In the 1988 general election, history was recorded for the 6th State
District of South Carolina. The first African-American woman to ever
represent the 6th Congressional District, the Honorable Maggie Wallace
Glover, was elected to as state representative for South Carolina State
District No. 62. She was re-elected to a second term in 1990.
At the close of filing for the 1992 general election, Glover was
unopposed for the South Carolina State District No. 30. This, too was a
In 1983, Glover became the first African-American woman elected to
the Florence District #1 school board of trustees, and was re-elected to a
second term in May of 1986. In 1984 and 1985, she was named Woman of
the Year by the Epsilon Chi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Sorority and Citizen
of the Year by the Chi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in 1990.*