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The Broncos' voice. online resource (None) 198?-2005, January 31, 2003, Image 7

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NEWS President, experience back home and be a service my country. That’s my dream. I know student leadership becomes stressful, how do you relax? 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. Favorite movie? It’s a tie between “Gladiator” and “Bamboozled”. Favorite musical artist? Bob Marley, without a doubt. More... 1 pray that the new Chancellor of FSU is unswerving to their constitutional responsibilities to students which states that, “....the benefits of the University From Page 1 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 expense. 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 learned. “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 organization requires 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 PftiSIKTI Celebrating the Dazzling Denzel Ptbruwy 10,2003 HURRICANE DiieuMien U«4er; Dr. Jeye« Ruii«ll n ' Pebfuary 11,2003 MO iKTrER BI.UES BlicutiieB Dr. Breokile Harrtngten Ftbruary 12,2003 CARiON COPY Diieuiiim Uader; Mi, S«verty Mill«r Fsbfugfy 13,2003 JOHNQ Dineu»ilcin Ua4«r: Ma. Wgflds Hunter 1 Monday, February 10 - Thursday, February 13,2003 Chesnutt Library, J. C. Jones Board Rm. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bronco Spotlight 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 student Department: Athletic Title: Assistant Athletic Facilities Manager, Announcer, and Advisor to Chosen Generation Campus Ministries 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 goals? 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 career? Coming back to FSU to work and being around sports. Mainly just being a part of the university 1 graduated from. More... Been to a basketball game lately? Ever wondered who the announcer is? We know! Introducing John Sylvester. 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 basketball scholarship. 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.

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