Graduate Rams Take Charge by Nell Smith Ever wonder about our alumni, and what they are doing? You’ve heard of Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. Well, along with “The Pearl,” who happens to plays basketball with the New York Knicks, Winston-Salem State University is the proud holder of a long list of outstanding alumni. These graduates have distinguished themselves on local, as well as state and national levels. Unable to include all of WSSU’s graduates, listed here are a few. James L. Covington: James L. Covington is Executive Director of the Youth Service System Agency for the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The Agency is under a grant to the Mayor’s Council on Youth from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. This office calls for the establishment of a Youth Service System in order to divert youth from the juvenile justice system. He is a 1953 graduate from Winston- Salem Teacher’s College with a B.S. degree in Education and Sociology; and he has one year toward two masters degrees in the school of Urban Affairs and Social Work from St. Lxjuis University. While at Winston-Salem Teacher’s College, he distinguished himself as captain of the football team and Sports Editor of the yearbook. He served in the United States Information and Instruction Section and Special Athletic Service Unit from 1953-1955. Since that time, Mr. Covington has worked as a time attendance clerk for the United States Postal Service; as a teacher of the educable mentally retarded in the Special Education Division of the St. Louis Public Schools; as a math and economics instructor of elementary and secondary children; and, as an assistant administrator for the Community School of Ford Elementary School. He is tne former owner anu director of the Gateway Professional Tutors and Associates Agency; and, he currently writes a weekly article entitled (US) for the St. Louis Argus Newspaper. Covington is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, NAACP, Young Men’s Christian Association, St. Louis Alliance for Safer Streets and Communities, Big Brothers of America, Afro Y Guides, and Chairman of Block Partners with the Jennings Presbyterian Church of Block Unit 370 B. Joseph H. Daniels: University Recruiter- Counselor. 1962 Alumnus. The U.S. Navy conunissioned 14 college persons throughout the country for minority recruiting. Daniels now holds the rank of Lieutentant Commander; he is to serve as liaison. Dr. Lorenzo Dixon: Dr. Lorenzo Dixon graduated from Winston-Salem State in 1958. He worked at Kimberly Park School as a teacher and Assistant Principal from 1958 to 1968. From 1968 to 1969, he served as Assistant Princiapl at Lowrence School. Both schools are in Winston-Salem. On September 1, 1972, Mr. Dixon received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is currently working as Director of Curriculum in the Indianapolis Public Schools Lecturer (part- time) at Butler University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Administrative Association. His professional affiliations include: the Marion County Curriculum Association, Marion County Student Teaching Association, the Indianapolis Consortium for Urban Education, Indiana Schoolmen’s Club, Phi Delta Kappa Education Executive. Two of Dr. Dixon’s major accomplishments include: Winner of the E.E. Lewis Award (1972) for outstanding graduate in Educational Administration at Ohio State University, and writer of a proposal for an “Alternate School for the Indianapolis Public Schools” which was funded for approximately $250,000 funded by the Indiana Criminal Justice Planning Agency. Leon B. Greene: Class of ’39 Leon B. Greene, President of the class of 1939, began early retirement in late November 1973. Having taught in the Winston-Salem Public Schools for nine years upon graduation from WSSU, Greene joined the Instructional staff of the City College of New York for twenty- three years. He later rose to the rank of Associate Registrar for Admissions. In one of the largest retirement receptions ever held at C.C.N.Y. for a retiring member, he was presented the C.C.N.Y. Key, the C.C.N.Y. Plague, and a gold-edged Founder’s Edition of Great Books of the Western World. An honor graduate of WSSU, he won many honors and awards during the undergraduate years which include the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Prize (Freshman Year); the W.N. Reynolds Prize No. 1 (Junior Year); and the Whittaker-Hanes Prize No. 1 (Senior Year). He was an Associate Editor of the College newspaper “T.C. Informer”; Vice-President and later President of the Phi Eta Kappa, Honorary Social Science Society. He received a Master of Arts Degree (Adult and Community Education, and Social Sciences) in February 1958. Further study was done at Long Island University, N.Y. (Communications) and at the New York School For Social Research, New York, in Government. Greene has held office and membership in many organizations, civic and professional, which include the WSSU, New York University, and C.C.N.Y. Alumni Associations; Active in college admission circles for many years, he was once Chairman of the Admissions Conunittee of the Council of Registrars and Officers of Admissions, City University of New York, and Later, Member of the Council of Admission Officers, the university-wide group concerned with the policy on the admission of freshmen and transfer students. Roland H. Hayes: ’52 Alumnus Attorney Roland H. Hayes, a member of the class of 1952, is and has been very active in the community. He has been appointed to several local, state, and national boards. Upon graduation from Winston- Salem Teacher’s College with a B.S. Degree in Education, he found employment at the Wachovia Bank. After completing his studies at the North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he received a J.D. Degree, Hayes returned to Winston-Salem, N.C. He is currently in private practice with his office located in the North Carolina National Bank, Suite 370. Hayes has held numerous offices and memberships in many organizations, professional and civic, which include Chairman, Winston-Salem Board of Alcoholic Control; Secretary, Board of Trustees, Winston- Salem State University; Secretary, Local Draft Board; the NAACP; Trustee, Elder and Chairman of the Official Board, Cleveland Avenue Christian Church; Board of Directors: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Forsyth County; and. Charter member: Greater Winston Kiwanis Club. He is a member of the Forsyth County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Hayes’ position as Chairman of the ABC Board is one of much distinction, being that he is one of a few Blacks in the country to hold this position. As a result of his many accomplishments. Attorney Hayes is a 1975 Nominee for “National Man of the Year” (AKA). Clarence “Jeep” Jones: 1955 Graduate Clarence “Jeep” Jones, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from high school at Brandeis Vocational in 1950. After completing high school, he entered Winston-Salem State University where he received, in 1955, a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. From September 1955 to July 1957, Mr. Jones served in the United States Army. There, he held the rank of Private First Class (P.F.C.). Following his stay in the army, he attended Northeastern University and obtained his M.A. in Counselling Program. Some of Jones’ work experience includes working as a teacher in the City of Boston PubUc Schools (1957-1960); as a part-time Group Advisor- Roxbury (Mass.) YMCA (1957- 1958); as a part-time Group Leader-Gym Instructor and Supervisor of Summer Basketball League at the Norfolk Center-Roxbury (1958-1963) Jones is currently an Administrator of the Mayor’s Office of Human Rights. “Jeep’s” past community involvement consists of Chairman of the Winston-Salem State University Development Fund (Alumni Giving); Board of Directors- Metropolitan Boston YMCAs; City of Boston Liason to Boy Scouts of America; Board of Directors- Roxbury YMCA; National Council of New England area YMCAs; President of the Association for Better Living; Board of Directors- Boston Children’s Services Association; and. Board of Directors- Roxbury Ecumenical Center. The list continues still. Continuing his active participation in community activities, Mr. Jones is now linked with the many organizations. Several affiliations are; Vice Pres, of the Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association; Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Executive Board of Directors of Roxbury Boys’ Club; Advisory Board of W.C.V.B.- TV Channel 5 Boston; Vice-President of the Board of Directors Boys’ Clubs of Boston; Board of Overseers Boys’ Clubs of Boston Not only is Mr. Jones involved in the community, but he too is a part of the political scene. His political involvement has included being on the Advisory Board-Office of Justice Administration and a host of other posts. Along with his community and political involvement, Mr. Jones has started such programs as Mission Hill Extension Civic Association; Mission Hill Extension Playroom 81; Whittier Street Parents Association; Whittier Street Tot-Lot; and. College Follow-Up Program. Just as Mr. Jones’ achievements are many, so are his awards. Some of these are; Outstanding Roxbury Son Award (1964); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Man of the Year (1965- 1966) Dr. Samuel 0. Jones: Dr. Samuel 0. Jones, who is a native of Trenton, North Carolina, is a member of the Class of 1938. He began his formal education at Trenton Graded School; and received his diploma from Jones County High School in Pollocksville, N.C. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Elizabeth City State College, Elizabeth City, N.C., where he also received a diploma. He then attended Winston-Salem State College (B.S.); New York University, New York City, New York (M.A.); and, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (Ed. D.). Dr. Jones’ teaching career began at E.J. Hayes High School, in Williamston, N.C., where he instructed fifth grade from 1938 to 1939. He also taught at Jones High School, Trenton, N.C. (1939- 1943); and was teacher-principal at Woodlawn Elementary School, North Wilksboro, N.C. (1943- 1951). From 1951 to 1953, he held the position of supervisor for the Negro Schools in Alexander, Alleghany and Wilkes Counties and North Wilkesboro City Schools. He held the principal- ship at Price Junior-Senior High School, Salisbury, N.C. (1953- 1964); and, he occupies the seat of Professor of Education and Coordinator of Student Education at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C. (1964-). Dr. Jones has served on such boards as the Board of Directors, Rowan County Teachers Credit Union (1959-1964). Dr. Jones and his work is undoubtedly outstanding; and as a result of his accomplishments, he is listed in Outstanding Educators of America (1971); Community Leaders of America (1972); The Dictionary of International Biography (1971); and, Who’s Who in South and Southwest (1971-1972). Presently, Dr. Jones is the Chairman of the Education Department, here at WSSU. Winslow A. Lowery: Class of ’65. Winslow A. Lowery, a 1965 alumnus of WSSU is currently Director of Alumni Affairs here. After receiving his B.S. Degree, Mr. Lowery did graduate study at Virginia State College, Lynchburg College, and Lenoir Rhyne College. He later obtained his M. Ed. Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia. His work experience includes working at Short Journey Elementary School in Smithfield, N.C.; and, Southside Elementary School in Blairs, Virginia. Quite active in community and civic organizations, Mr. Lowery participates in the Danville Sickle Cell Anemia, Inc.; the Danville Alumni Chapter (WSSU), the Danville Chapter (NAACP); Advisor, 4-H Club of Virginia; Boy Scouts of America; the Pittsylvania County Education Association; the Virginia Education Association; and, the Winston-Salem Alumni Association. Mr. Lowery has been the recipient of several awards and honors. Among them are- WSSU Alumni District Award (1973), Outstanding Service to the f*EA and VEA, Outstanding Service to the 4-H Club of Virginia, Vice- Continued on P. 10 Miss Alumni Selected is the first candidate from the Eastern Atlantic District of the WSSU Alunuii Association ever to receive this title. She is a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Langston, who graduated from WSSU with a B.S. Degree in Nursing, received her M.S. Degree in Sociology from Temple University in 1974. She presently serves as a head nurse at the Philadelphia Veteran’s Administration Health Center. Prior to this position she was a registered nurse at the University of Pennsylvania. As a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the WSSU Alumni Association, Langston holds the offices of Josephine Davidnell Cai^ston Recording Secretary and (Class of ’69) has been selec^S^ Chaplain. “Miss Alumni 1975-76.” Langston » ♦ ♦ Rams Take Pride

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