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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, November 05, 2015, Page A5, Image 5

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WSSU HOMECOMING WSSU's event is more than just a parade BY TEV1N ST1NSON THE CHRONICLE The booming sound of bass drums, mixed with joyous laughter echoed through the crowded streets of downtown Winston-Salem this past weekend as Winston Salem State University's annual Homecoming parade pounded the pave ment. The parade began at Fourth and Poplar Streets and ended at Bowman Gray Stadium, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Over the years the parade has become one of the most anticipated events associated with WSSU's homecoming, not just for alumni and students but for the community as well. For many who live in the vicinity of the histori cally black university, attending the parade is a family tradition. A number of residents said they remember their parents taking them to the parade and felt it was important to pass that tradi tion on to their children . Lakiesha Robinson said she looks forward to the parade because it gives her a chance to see people she hasn't seen in years or since the previous year's parade. "The parade is definite ly a tradition for my family and friends," she contin ued. "It's more than just a parade. It feels more like a family reunion than any thing else." A number of attendees showed up over an hour early to beat the rush and find a good spot to stand. Some even brought lawn chairs for a more comfort able view. In years past, over 1,000 people crowded the streets just to catch a glimpse as local bands, step teams and dance troops did their thing. Marching bands from Walkertown, Parkland and Carver high schools all par ticipated in this year's parade. A number of bands from other states partici pated as well, including Crossland High School from Maryland, and Heritage High School, which traveled ^ from Florida. Heritage band director Brandon Jenkins, a WSSU alumnus, said, although the weather was cooler than they are accustomed to, the opportunity to participate in the parade is one he, nor his students will never for get. "Bringing the band to North Carolina was cool, both figuratively and liter ally," he said. "We are still on Cloud Nine." Throughout the jour ney, Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson and his wife, Myra, frequently got out of the vehicle they were rid ing in to greet and mingle with members of the com munity. A number of residents welcomed Robinson to the city with handshakes and words of encouragement. A few mentioned that see ing Robinson blend with residents showed them that he is a man of the people. James Herd said seeing the newly installed chan cellor walk parts of the parade route was different and exciting at the same time. "All the years I've attended the parade, I don't think I've ever seen a chan cellor do that," he contin ued." I'm excited to see the impact he makes on the university and this commu nity." Photos by Tevin Stinsun A member of Winston Salem State University's Marching Band makes his way down Fourth Street during the Homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 31. Nurses' banquet honors trendsetters BY TORI P. HAYNESWORTH FOR THE CHRONICLE The Winston-Salem State University Nursing Alumni Organization had its annual scholarship ban quet on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the McNeil Banquet Hall in the Anderson Conference Center >, on WSSU's campus. The banquet took place during WSSU's homecom ing, held Oct. 24 through Oct. 31. The evening captured two honorees who were given awards for being trendsetters of the 21st cen tury, and taking their nurs ing careers to the next level going above and beyond the call of duty. Both of the recipients were graduates and alumni of WSSU. "A trendsetter is a game changer, a risk taker, an inspired innovator, and a love of culture," said alum na Constance Carlton. "These two honorees are people on the move in the health arena. They are lead ers, pace makers, and pace setters who are inspiring the next generation." Bettie Little presented an award to the first hon oree, Dr. Clifton Kenon. Dr. Kenon has many years of experience being a lactation nurse helping women with breastfeeding and helping infants with their nutrition, as well as working in public health. "I want to thank every family that has trusted me with their care, whether it being the hospital or at the community setting," said Kenon. "You, the patients, the people that I had the opportunity to serve, are truly the highlight of my t f career." Dr. Kenon also took the time out of thanking his first nursing manager at Duke University Medical Center, who helped him pave the way to pursue his nursing career, breaking the color barrier and defy ing the odds of being a male nurse. Kenon also had the pleasure of meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama. Sandra Wilder present ed the next award to the second honoree, Capt. Twanda Scales. Scales, after graduating from WSSU, started off working at Brenner Children's Hospital, before taking an interest in becoming a travelling nurse. She now resides in Maryland working for the National Institute of Health. "Nursing is a serious profession, it's nothing that you take for granted. And I just have to consider is this something I can do, work with people, knowing that they trust me, to make sure that they can exit the hospi tal and they get the best care from someone who is compassionate," said Scales. Capt. Scales reflected how she was determined to complete the nursing pro gram, and how study groups and help from the faculty was much appreci ated. She also acknowl edged her family and friends being a support sys tem. Another highlight of the ceremony was when Charlena Garrison, presi dent of the WSSU Nursing Alumni Organization, rec See Nurseson A9 H Capt. 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