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U-TKE CAROLINA THIES
SAT., MAY 30, 1831
Ac&Ward's Success Story
By Edwaro Bishop
33ore than ten years ago, MsrAcie
Waxd's mother went to New York where
she found employment as a domestic so
thai she could put her youngest daughter
through Maiywood College in Scranton,
aMy mother wanted me to become a
teacher", said Ms. Ward who is now an
assistant dean at North Carolina Central
University School of Law in Durham.
"She made every sacrifice that she could
fotjne and my older sister who also at
3 am a communicator," said Ms.
Ward who is also a torts professor in the
predominantly black institution's even
ing program. "Teaching is a search fo.
train and for broadening one's percep
tions of life," she saiLw
3i NCCU, Ms. Ward administers the
evening law program, which is the only
such legal program between
Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Oa.
Students in the program are mostly
Ms. Ward returned to NCCU where
she earned her law degree and was
graduated with high honors. Before
returning to her alma mater, she worked
as an assistant attorney general for the
state of North Carolina.
want to and need to make a con
tribution to society," said Ms. Ward,
who worked as a chemist before atten
ding law school, "I have never been in
terested in making money. I believe that
my role as a person is to assist others.'!:
think that we as people are responsible
for one another."
Ms. Ward grew up in New Bern with
her older sister, her mother, and her
grandmother. When her grandmother
became ill, Ms. Ward's mother quit
work to take care of her.
"I took a job as a kitchen helper after
school and on Saturdays to help the
family with expenses which included
tuition at the Catholic school where I
was a student. It helped make ends
When she finished high school, a
priest in New Bern, an aunt and uncle in
Durham, and her mother combined their
resources so that she could pursue fur
During the summers when she was a
student at Mary wood, Ms. Ward work
ed as an elevator operator in a New York
City department store and one summer,
she worked as a camp counselor.
"There was never any doubt in my
mother's mind that my sister and I were
going to college," she said, "it was just
,a matter of how we were going to do it."
"Acie Ward is hard working, suc
cessful, and cares about people," said
Charles E. Smith, a law instructor at
NCCU. "That's a rare quality in any
person. She adds a great dimension to
this institution," he said.
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families to compete in
various games, track and
field events, and entertain
ment. Winners were'
"Issues In Black Child
Development a four
part thirty-minute live
radio series was broadcast
nightly throughout Black
Child Development Week.
"Drug Abuse and the.
Family" and "Rural
Health Issues" were
among the topics discuss
ed. The goal of the radio
program was to inform
and to establish a dialogue
between the community
and the BCDI-Triangle
"Blacks and Education
in the '80s," a live forum
and a , workshop on
"Developing . Positive
Parenting v Skills" were
also part of thej group's
elected officers at the first
Ms. v Eula Turner was
elected chapter president.
Others were: Ms. Mary
Purnelfj first vice presi
dent; David Foy, second
vice president; Ms. Irma
Avent, secretary; Ms. San
dra Battle, assistant
secretary; and Ms. Jac
treasurer. Officers will
serve one-year terms.
"We must do more"
was the theme for this
the mi aiul Acins."
June 2 Dr. Gerald Lazarus
You are invited to the new tree series on health, topics sponsored by
Duke University Medical Center. Monthly, one-hour programs will be held
in the Ouke North Amphitheater on special health topics. Bring your family
and friends. Come to one. come to all. and come away with information bound
to be of use and interest. All programs begin at 7;30 p.m. Parking nearby.
Jersey are; in North
-Carolina for a week. 1
Odora, grease, smoke, mois
ture and heat are probably the
worst enemies in your house.
But Charlotte Womble, extension-,
North Carolina State JJniver
sity, says you can overcome
these irritants by installing
good ventilation fans, , 4
There are several rooms
where you may do well to
install ventilation fans, she
adds. Among them are the
kitchen, utility room, bath
room, basement and recreation
room. ' 1 ' ' '
In discussing the kitchen,
Miss Womble said, "during
cooking, droplets of grease,
carried by steam, settle on
walls, the ceiling, and furniture
in all rooms of the house unless
they are removed."
University tests, she adds,
have found that as many as
200 pounds of such grease
laden moisture are given off
every year in the average
Ventilating fans will help
remove this grease from the
house, she notes.
year's celebration in the
Triangle area, said Ms.
Turner. "We are commit
ted to advocacy and ac
tion," she said.
The next meeting of
BCDJ-Triangle area will
be held on June 9, in Har
rison Building, New Bern
Avenue, Raleigh at 7:30
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Jonathan James and the,
bridegroom" is the son of
Mrs. Louise Murphy of
Goldsboro and the late
Sam Murphy. ..;., .i.
The bride's,- parents
hosted a reception at the
The ; bride ; . and
bridegroom are J both
juniors at North Carolina
State University and will
live in Raleigh.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Faison of Colonial, New
Mr. and Mrs. Percy
Faison of Newark are also
in North Carolina visiting.
R,ri.' Beatty has been
elected president of '. the
Senior- Roundtable, an
organization for older
adults. Other officers are
W.E. Hood, vice presi
dent; Mrs, Venie Oeddie
'and Mrs. Millie L, Hood,
secretaries; and , Mrs.
Sympathy is extended to ;
the familybf Mrs. 'Mary He is survived by his
H. Williams in the "death "ife, five daughters, three
of 'a father," Edward sons, 31 grandchildren, 32
- "Eddie" - James Faison great grandchildren,: six
was funeralized on Friday v , step-grandchildren,- and
past in Turkey,, NC. ( ; two sisters. . , ' v
Delta Order df Eastern Star Chapter, Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite; Masons of the World, Inc., ;
USA, will hold an installation service at White Rock
Baptist Church, 3400 JFayetteville Street on Saturday,
May 30, 8p.m. ' "K ; :' i
Guest speaker will be Rev. CJL, Thompson, pastor of .
Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Burlington.
-All Masons, Eastern Stars and the public are cordially,
invited. . ' - ;' ... ; '. - ;
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