ARCHIVES Bennatt ColTege Greensboro, N. C. FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1979 BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, N. C. VOL XL, No. 9 Placement Center welcomes all students by Deborah Tillman Since the existence of the Place ment Office and Cooperative Edu cation, many students have found successful employment before and after graduation. Thelma Miller serves as coordinator of the Career Placement Center. Through the Career Placement Center, recruiters are invited to the campus to interview seniors for prospective employment. Graduate school usually recruits during the first semester whUe businesses recruit highly during the second semester. The bulk of education recruiters is high also during the second semester. This school year, about 80% of the seniors have responded weU to recruitment efforts. However, little participation comes from the social science majors. Mrs. Miller commented, “Often seniors do not visit the Placement Center to check on job vacancies. Many times recruiters are unable to visit the campus; therefore, they send job vacancy notices and applica tions and many seniors fail to in quire about these positions.” Liter ature is also placed outside of the office to inform students of job opportunities. Among seniors who have al ready received admittance to graduate schools and offers for employment are: Doris Davis, Atlanta University; Kay Dolberry, School of Law, Temple University, and the University of Virginia; Vanessa Bartley, Tulane Univer sity; Belinda Foster, Ohio State University; Joni Morman, Greens boro Police Department; Marcelle Miranda, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina— Chapel Hill; Laureen Gay, Kittrel Job Corps; Marian Johnson, Univ. of Cincinnati Law School; and Vanessa Lane, School of Medicine, East Carolina University. A major success story is that of Karen Ferguson, chemistry major from Charleston, South Carolina. So far, Karen has interviewed with twenty-two businesses on campus, made ten trips for further interviews, is considering seven job offers, and has turned down three. She is considering employment with Dow Chemical, San Francis co; Diamond Shamrock, Cleveland; Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati; Polaroid, Boston; Dupont, Phila delphia; Union Carbide, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and 3-M, St. Paul. In addition, Karen has an open invitation to rejoin the De partment of Defense where she was placed on a Co-op assignment. “I stiU have not decided who I wish to work for, but Proctor and Gamble is high on my list;” stated Karen. Recently the demand for chem •‘‘iV A ti " r. «i It Photo by Terrence Marable SGA president elect Ellen Brinkley states her platform during campaign week. Vice-president of the SGA will be Sharonlyn Jones. Brinkley elected SGA president by Deborah Tillman Friendliness, frankness and responsibility are characteris tics of the newly elected Stu dent Government Association president Ellen Brinkley. Hailing from Trenton, North Carolina, Ellen is a junior social welfare major who is very active in campus organ izations. She is a member of the Social Welfare Club, Judi cial Board, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; resident as sistant in Jones Hall, and president of the Junior Class. Ellen became interested in running for SGA president because she wanted to get in volved in activities that can make the campus better. “Ev eryone wants changes but no one ever runs for the offices that help bring about change,” stated Ellen. “At first, I was the only candidate for president but as I gained more competition, I cam paigned harder and prayed for the best.” In her new office, Ellen cannot work effectively unless she gains support from the student body. “I am here to represent all students,” com mented Ellen. She would like to see a bet ter class attendance policy, better facilities, a wider vari ety in the cafeteria, and more programs to enhance student enrichment. “I think that Ellen will make a good president and I hope that she can gain 100% support from the student body. We (the SGA officers) plan to have a workshop to train the new members,” stat ed Debra Perkins, present SGA president. Ellen concluded, “Next year will be a good year only if we gain the support of the entire student body.” ists is high, but numbers of per sons entering this field are low. Karen tries to encourage science majors to enter chemistry because there is high financial reward in technical science. “Bennett has a well-equipped science department for such a small school,” said Karen. Although she plans to seek em ployment upon graduation, Karen by acquiring another B.S. degree plans to continue her education in engineering, thus preparing her self to become a chemical engineer. “During one of my interviews, the recruiter stated that if he had applications from two chemists with similar qualifications and one had Co-op experience and the other didn’t, he would accept the applicant with the Co-op experi ence. As the first pre-Co-op stu dent, I would like to see more students venture into the program because it is very beneficial to job placement,” stated Karen. Recently, more underclassmen are inquiring about the Co-op program and are gaining informa tion about prospective placement. Plans for a Career Day in the fall are being made. Mrs. Miller concluded, “We are here to help the students. I hope that more of them will visit our office to see what we can offer.” 1 Photo by Terrence Marable The Career Placement Center is a good place to start looking for a job. views are arranged with recruiters on campus, like this one with senior Lucinda Brunson. New campus officers will assume responsibilities by Debbie Hodges “I’m looking forward to working with Ellen and I hope we can do a lot to better Ben nett next year,” says Sharon lyn Jones, newly elected SGA vice-president for ’79-80. Al though this is the first office in the student senate that the sophomore Early Childhood major has held at B.C., she expresses great enthuasiasm and concern for her new du ties. Working with Sharonlyn and Ellen Brinkley, the newly elected SGA president, is Sharon Sanders, newly elected secretary, a sophomore ISP communications student from Washington, D. C. Sharon held the office of parliamen tarian during the ’18-19 school year. Taking Sharon’s place as parliamentarian is Shaun Echols, a sophomore chemistry major from Greensboro. Edwina Mitchell was elect ed as the president of the Student Union Board for ’79- ’80. The Board, is most noted for its sponsorship of Thurs day night’s Fun Nite and, says Edwina, “I’m looking for ward to the Board reaching out into new and different projects next year.” Edwina is a sophomore pharmacy student from Mary land. Working with Edwina on the Board is Venus Fallen, a sophomore psychology major from Yanceville, N. C. Sherryl Larry, a freshman psychology student from Chicago, 111., will be the Board’s secretary and Ollie Sims, a junior bus iness major from Winston- Salem, N. C., will act as treas urer. Veronica Dotson will be the new parliamentarian. She is a sophomore business ma jor from N. Y. “I hope the Council will be more involved this year than last,” says Pam Griffin, new ly elected president of the Interdormitory Council. Pam is a Junior accounting major from Laurens, S. C. Jackie Ransom, a junior pre-med major from Washington, D.C. will be her vice-president. Deborah Little, a freshman communications major from N. J. will be the Council’s sec retary. Arlisia Lowe, a fresh man electrical engineering major from Greensboro will be the Council’s parliamen tarian. Crosby reigns as new Miss Bennett by Barbara E. Jones Kathy M. Crosby, a junior early childhood education ma jor from Charlotte, will begin her reign as the second Miss Bennett for the 1979-80 school year. Kathy is an active member of the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Kathy’s first attendant is Patrice Vailes, a junior clothing major from Wash ington, D. C. Kathy’s main goal for the year is to improve sisterhood on campus and to improve campus life as a whole. Kathy says, “I’ll pass this way but once; if there’s anything I should do then let me do it now.” That relates to repre senting Bennett College be cause she feels that since she will not be here all of her life, she wants to fulfill all of her obligations while she is here. The members of the student body wish Kathy and her at tendant a successful reign for the 1979-80 school year. Photo by Terrence Marable Kathy Crosby is the new Miss Bennett. Kathy is a junior early childhood education major from Charlotte, North Carolina.