North Carolina Newspapers

By Milton Wade
Who will wear the crown of “Miss
Alumni” at Winston-Salem State Uni
versity for the year 1972-73?
The question, as repeated from year
to year, is an interesting one. But this
year the contest itself is going to be in
In previous years candidates for the
iMiss Alumni competition have always
come from classes of years before. But
this year one of the contestants brings
the competition up to the present.
She is Mrs. Marie Johnson Robinson,
a 1972 graduate of Winston-Salem State,
from Littleton. Mrs. Robinson is com
peting with Mrs. Frances Davis Suber
of Winston-Salem, a 1947 graduate, and
Mrs. Wilhelmina Lawrence Long of At
lantic City, N. J., a 1953 graduate.
Mrs. Robinson, who is one of the
youngest persons to ever compete for the
title, says she entered the contest for the
purpose of encouraging and inspiring
other recent graduates to become involv
ed with the Alumni Association.
She said that too many students today
are graduating without really knowing
that there is an alumni association at
the school or knowing its purpose.
"There is a generation gap which needs
to be closed," she said.
Miss Alumni is chosen on a basis of the
number of points accumulated by the
monetary support the candidate receives
from other university graduates.
Annual alumni membership dues are
$15 per year which, when counted, value
1,500 points for the candidate the member
Daniels Outlines Job
RAM Answer Man
The News Argus
P. O. Box 14295
Q. — Recently, there have been ques
tions about the operation of the Student
Union. Now we know that Mr. Kirkland
has resigned. Why? W.T.
A. — Haywood Wilson, director of Stu
dent Affairs, says that Mr. Kirkland is
no longer in the employ of the univer
sity.” The details of his departure, how
ever, were not given.
Wilson said that until a successor is
named to head the Student Union, he,
Mr. Griffin and union personnel will con
tinue to operate the building.
Q. — Why has the school stopped pro
viding transportation for students to and
from the hospitals and to doctor’s ap
A. — The school's infirmary is staffed
with only one nurse per shift. If the
nurse has to take a student off campus
it leaves the office unmanned for any
emergencies which might arise.
Mrs. Goins, a school nurse, said that
students will be provided transportation
in emergencies, but that otherwise it will
be left up to them to provide their own
By Willie Mae Mayse
“We Cover North Carolina Like the
Dew" — Joseph K. Daniels
What makes a recruiter tick"’ This is
a very interesting question, and I am
sure that many Rams have applied this
question to Mr. Joseph Daniels, recruiter.
He is the man that sits behind the desk
in room 331 of Blair Hall. The only
problem in locating him will be catching
him in. If one can track him down, he
will be greeted pleasantly, and privileged
students may be fortunate enough to be
greeted by one of his witty jokes.
As a recruiter he has many duties,
A few of these include:
(1) Planning, promoting and direct
ing activities and programs to locate and
identify high school students who are
eligible for admission to college.
(2) Developing attractive mechanisms
that relate student life and academic of
fering and services to the public.
(3) Participating in high school pro
grams relative to college day and other
college representative programs.
chooses to support.
Membership dues, contributions and
special projects are the candidate's
major means of raising money. Former
winners have sponsored dinners, Tom-
Thumb Weddings, baby contests or
dances as means of getting support.
Mrs. Robinson recently sponsored a
Cabaret at the Les Arbres Club.
While attending State she was an
English major and worked as a student
with the alumni association. She was
also named to Who's Who In American
Colleges and Universities.
She is presently working as secretary
to Dr. June May, director of Teacher
Deadlines of October 27 and Nov. 3
have been set for the contest.
Any persons wishing to contribute
funds to support Mrs. Robinson. Mrs.
Suber or Mrs. Long may send their
dues or offerings to the Winston-Salem
State University .Alumni Association at
the universitv.
(4) Co-ordinating all recruitment ac
tivities with other departments of the
(5) Conducting follow-ups on prospec
tive students.
(6) Performing other administrative
duties, relating to the position as they
are given by the President.
All these and more are some of the
many activities that make Daniels' won
derful world of recruitment.
When talking with him, one of the first
questions I asked was "Where are some
of the places that you go," and his reply
was "anywhere from Dare to Cherokee".
"Our slogan is to cover North Carolina
like the dew," and believe me he does
from dust to dawn. .Among some of the
things he enjoys in recruiting, counselling
students on career planning ranks close
to number one.
He locates these places through a
state organization. Carolina Association
of Collegiate Registrars and .•Admissions
Office Scheduling Committee. This or
ganization plans and arranges these
visits. Some students seem to think that
he just happens to bump into some high
school after he has gotten lost in no
man's land, and he begins recruiting
students and finding his way home at the
same time! If you would just ask va
rious students "Where are you from,"
you may think that Daniels really does
locate students from "no man's land".
Some of his methods for finding stu
dents are by contacting them directly
and indirectly by T"V, radio, news, par
ents and relatives, papers, faculty, other
students, mail, direct counseling, campus
activities and college day programs.
Daniels stated that he doesn't look
for any specific qualifications in the
students other than the minimum re
quirements of the institution and observ
ing an.xiety during an interview. One of
his other techniques is by “giving the
institution an average image”.
(ConfimuHl on Pnjre KoiuO
Is Held
The Student North Carolina Association
of Educators, under new president
Charlotte Staley, is holding its Educa
tional Week this week. The theme for
the week's activities is "Make Educa
tion Top Priority."
Among other events the association
will sponsor a debate involving four
chapter members and a display of edu
cational material. The week will be
climaxed by a dance in the student
union ballroom on October 27.
Although season activities have begun,
new memberships are encouraged.

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