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experience back home and
be a service my country.
That’s my dream.
I know student
stressful, how do you
Music is my relaxation.
I sit back and listen. That’s
how 1 get into my culture.
What do most people
not know about you?
Well, I’m 28 years old.
I’m also a Scorpio.
It’s a tie between
Bob Marley, without a
1 pray that the new
Chancellor of FSU is
unswerving to their
responsibilities to students
which states that, “....the
benefits of the University
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of North Carolina and other
public institutions of higher
education, as far as
practicably possible, be
extended to the people of
the State free of expense.”
Apart from being
committed to improving
student life and campus
culture, the new Chancellor
should work steadfastly to
improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of operations
and to increase external
funding to the University.
Accomplishing these goals
aid in reducing the
financial cost borne by
students through tuition and
fees, so that the quality of
education offered by FSU
can continue to be, as far as
practicably possible, free of
Our SGA President feels
that he has what it takes.
Now that the first half of
his term is over, he’s
evaluating our SGA’s
performance to ensure that
any mistakes made last
year will serve as lessons
“Last semester, we set
out a number of goals.
Some were reached and
others are a work in
progress,” he says. “At any
rate, students are always
encouraged to visit the
SGA office and attend SGA
senate meetings to express
concerns about student life.
We’re here to serve them.”
Being President of an
sacrifice, determination, and
understanding. You must be
able to work with different
kinds of people and have
the ability to make serious
decision without notice.
Wearing the hat of
President of Fayetteville
State University requires all
of these things to the tenth
power. We’re are very proud
of our SGA president,
officers, and senators. Keep
up the good work.
The Charles Chesnutt Library
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Monday, February 10 - Thursday, February 13,2003
Chesnutt Library, J. C. Jones Board Rm.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Name: John Sylvester
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
Education: Fayetteville State University,
Bachelors of Science in Psychology,
Minor in Physical Education
Years at FSU: 15 years including time as a
Title: Assistant Athletic Facilities Manager,
Announcer, and Advisor to Chosen Generation
Family: One Son
Favorite Book/Currently Reading: Woman
Thou Art Loosed by T. D. Jakes
Hobbies: Basketball, football, sports officiating,
decorating an growing plants
What is your favorite FSU tradition or event?
Homecoming! It gives me a chance to reminisce and
see old friends and teammates. We talk about the
good times we’ve had in school.
What keeps you smiling?
Students. Particularly my work-study students. I like
to see how they have progressed and changed over
the years. I always smile when they tell me they
appreciated having someone to talk to.
What are your short-term and long-term
My long-term goal is to get my Master’s degree in
Psychology from FSU. My short-term goal is to
become a basketball coach. I’ve had several offers; 1
just need to think about them.
When did you fall in love with basketball?
My father gave me a basketball when 1 was five years
old. 1 loved bouncing that ball and I’ve loved
basketball ever since.
What was the most defining moment in your
Coming back to FSU to work and being around
sports. Mainly just being a part of the university 1
Been to a basketball game lately? Ever wondered
who the announcer is? We know! Introducing John
He ensures the Capel is clean and neat, sets up for
the basketball games and other various events held in
the arena. Sylvester is also responsible for opening up
the arena for student use. Sylvester’s roots at FSU go
back fifteen years to when he attended FSU on a
Athletics aren’t his only interests. Most people
don’t know that he loves to decorate. “I am able to
picture how 1 want to decorate something and the
challenge is going to different places searching for
the one thing to complete the picture,” he says.
He also enjoys collecting. What are his favorite
items? Elephants, doves, and dogs. However, these
are not just hobbies. Currently, he’s working to start
his own business, focusing on selling household
decorating items ranging from porcelain dolls, vases
and other rare and unique items... oh, and of course
elephants, doves and dogs.