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VOL. XI, NO. 6
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA
May 8, 1974
C. Jones to Deliver
Clarence Jones who is presently the
president of the Winston-Salem State
University Alumni Association and in
the mayor’s office of Human Rights in
Boston, Massachusetts, will deliver the
commencement address at the annual
commencement exercises at Winston-
Salem State University. The exercises
will be held Sunday, May 12, at three
o’clock p.m. in the Memorial Coliseum.
Jones earned the bachelor of science
degree in 1955 from WSSU and holds the
master of arts degree in counseling
from Northeastern University.
Mr. Jones’ previous work experience
includes his serving as executive director
of the Youth Opportunities Program of
Boston and also as the executive director
of the Youth Activities Commission of
Boston and a former leader in the Boston
public school system, and probation offi
cer for the Boston Juvenile Court.
He has been involved in many activi
ties relating to his community. For ex
ample he has membership on the execu
tive board of directors of Roxbury’s Boys’
Club, chairman of the Roxbury Scholar
ship Fund. He is currently a member
of the advisory board of Justice Admini
Senior activities were scheduled for the
week beginning May 6 and ending May
11. The seniors will have a splash party,
picnic and a special game room night.
May 10 marked the WSSU Alumni As
sociation induction of the seniors into the
alumni chapter and they were the guests
of the alumni at a dance following the
ceremony in the ballroom of the student
Saturday, May 11, seniors will be guests
of the alumni at an Alumni Day lunch
eon which will be held at 1 p.m. in Ken
nedy on campus. The seniors had a buf
fet dinner-dance at the Hilton Inn.
Sunday, May 12, Chancellor and Mrs.
Kenneth Williams will give a luncheon
for seniors and their guests. The senior
activities will culminate with com
This university in a previous ceremony
paid tribute to four retiring employees
of the university at a banquet. The ban
quet was held in Hauser Student Union.
The theme for the event was entitled
“Golden threads of Memory.” Honorees
for the event were Mrs. Frances Coble,
registrar, Thomas R. Conrad, associate
professor of health and physical educa
tion, Mrs. Clara B. Lawrence, associate
professor of nursing and Archie Love of
the maintenance department.
Mrs. Coble received her formal educa
tion in the public schools in Denver. She
earned her B.A. and M.A. Degrees from
the University of Northern Colorado. She
has been employed in the services of this
university for 38 years. She began her
formal years of service under Dr. Fran
cis Atkins, a former president of the
university, who was then registrar. She
became the university registrar in 1938
and holds this position presently.
Mrs. Coble is active in many profes
sional and community activities. Some
of the organizations of which she is a
member are the North Carolina Associa
tion of Collegiate Registrars and Ad
missions Registrars, and Admissions
OfTicers and membership on the board
of the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Mr. Conrad has been employed at the
university for 35 years. He earned his
M.S. degree from New York University.
He has served as head coach of the
athletic department and coach at Dela
ware State College in Dover. In August
1949 he came to Winston-Salem and
joined the WSSU faculty of the university
as associate professor of health educa
tion. Later he became assistant coach,
baseball and golf coach. Upon retirement
Conrad and his wife plan to return to
Roselle Park, New Jersey.
Williams Discusses Expansion Plan
CHANCELLOR K. WILLIAMS
We have successfully ended another
academic year. I have stated on prev
ious occasions that our new auditorium
should be ready for occupancy by De
cember of this year. Thus far we have
not experienced any delays which would
cause us to be behind in this effort.
However, if any unforeseen problems de
velop in this area you will be informed.
We have concluded our housing man
agement education course which we of
fered as a result of the increased demand
for and interest in training managers
of public housing programs. Some of you
took the course and received a brief
background of what housing manage
ment entails during the eight week
period the course was offered. We are
discussing plans with the department
of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) to establish a housing manage
ment institute on the university campus.
If the Institute is approved it is an
ticipated that it will serve the entire
southeastern region in the training of
housing managers. We will know by
Williams Elected SGA President
WSSU held its annual SGA election,
Wednesday, May 1, in the Alumni Hut.
The results of that election is as follows:
Willie Ray Williams, a Junior Political
Science Major was elected President of
the SGA. Joseph H. Daniels, II, a
Sophomore Music Major from Winston-
Salem was elected as Director of Stu
dent Affairs. Jimmie McEachern, a Poli
tical Science Major from Goldsboro and
a Junior was elected Director of Social
George Foxwell, a junior Physical Edu
cation Major from Raleigh has been
elected Director of Judicial Affairs.
Brenda Goldsmith, a Sophomore from
Asheville is Director of Secretarial Af
fairs. Jerry Harris, a junior Political
Science Major was elected Director of
the fall if our ideas have been ac
cepted by HUD.
Beginning this fall three new majors
will be added to the university curricu
lum, Urban Affairs, Medical Technology,
and Applied Science. Other majors may
be added to our curriculum during the
spring. With respect to campus ex
pansion we are presently in the prelimi
nary planning stages of designing our
additions to the gymnasium. As we
make more progress in this effort please
be assured that you will be informed.
September 1 of this year Winston-Salem
State University along with the other 15
constituent institutions of the Univer
sity of North Carolina will submit a five
year long range plan to the General
Administration of the University of North
Carolina in Chapel Hill.
It is my intention to submit a fifteen
year plan with detail planning for the
first five years and general plans for
the next ten years. We are presently
finalizing our efforts in this area.
To the graduates I again extend my
congratulations and join with the faculty
in wishing you success in your chosen
career. As Alumni the university will
look to you for support and loyalty in
all our efforts.
If the university family can assist you
in any way do not hesitate to call on
W’e plan to keep you informed of all
our plans which will include an enlarged
physical plant, curriculum expansion,
and an increase in student body en
rollment. As Alumni we w'ant you to
be aware of our growth and our goals.
To all of you I wish a restful and
enjoyable summer. To those of you who
will be returning in the fall we anticipate
having another successful year with you.
Miss Sondra Melvin, a Junior Nursing
Major from Goldsboro will reign over
Ramland with the covenant title, “Miss
WSSU”. Miss Homecoming, Delores
McLeod, a Junior Nursing Major from
Lumberton will share the throne with
Sondra. The Editor of the News Argus as
elected is Mickey Flowers, a sophomore
English Major from Greensboro.
These persons whose names appear
above will serve the WSSU student body
beginning July 1. They will govern school
functions and act as student representa
tive for the academic school year 74-75.
We the members of the News Argus
Staff along with the student body wish
to extend to you our sincerest congratu
lations in hope that your term in office
will be a successful one.