North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. XIV, No. 5
Winston-Salem State University
March, 1980
Parents
Witness
Program
By Kathy Wiley
The annual WSSU Parent’s
Day/Honor’s Day was held
March 23. Dr. Benjamin S.
Ruffin, Special Assistant to
the Governor of North
Carolina was the guest speaker
at the morning Parent’s Day
Convocation. Dr. Arthur
Thomas, Vice-President of
Academic Affairs at Central
State University, Xenia, Ohio,
was the speaker at the after
noon Honor’s Day program.
“Lasting Impression” was the
theme for this year’s event.
Mrs. Elaine Browne, chair
man of the program commit
tee for Parent’s Day said,
“It’s just a big PTA meeting.
It gives the parents a chance to
acquaint themselves with
university life, share in the
fun, and contribute to the
endeavor of the university by
lending support, motivation,
encouragement, and most im
portantly, their presence.”
Parents were given the oppor
tunity to meet staff members,
administrators and instruc
tors.
According to Mrs. Browne,
originally Parent’s Day was
the only program held. It was
initiated by Dr. Kenneth R.
Williams, Chancellor
Emeritus of WSSU. In April
of 1978, Chancellor Douglas
Covington combined the
Honor’s Day and Parent’s
Day Programs.
“There has always been
strong attendance,” adds Mrs.
Browne, “we get a better
response from parents than
from students though. There’s
usually over a thousand
parents present.”
The purpose of the Honor’s
Day program is to recognize
students who have outstanding
achievements. Dr. Hazel
Harvey was the program
chairman for this year’s
Honor program. The honorees
were awarded in three
categories. Departmental,
Class and General. Those
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Professionals Interact With Pupils
Career Exploration Day at WSSU provided students to interact with business industry represen
tatives. The three-day event began with a reception in which students were given techniques in fin
ding a successful career. It culminated with the Spring Business/Industry duster meeting, in
which the campus community exchanged ideas and set goals with the business community. (Photos
by Sheila Monroe)
‘SU NAACP Gets Charter
By News Argus Staff
The Winston-Salem State
University (WSSU) Chapter of
the NAACP recently received
its charter with approval of the
80 charter members who have
become involved. The first ac
ting president was Eric Holi
day. The present temporary
officers are: president - Ms.
Alicia Lucas, vice president
-Victor Brewington, secretary
-Ms. Clarice Anderson, assis
tant secretary - Ms. Antionette
Ball, and the advisor - Mrs.
Manderline Scales. The per
manent officers are to be
selected in order to conduct
the Installation Ceremony.
The program has included
two sessions of Voter Registra
tion Drives which were con
ducted in the Hauser Student
Union by Mrs. Louise
Hamilton, Dr. C.B. Hauser
and Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell;
and a Booster Drive for
political participation through
the media of the telephone.
The visitation of 15 Nigerian
Civic and Educational leaders
of stimulated interest in toy
drive to provide toys for
children in the schools of
Nigeria. Letters and toys will
be mailed within this month.
CareerDay
Stresses
Tactics
By Sheila F. Monroe
The second annual Career
Exploration Day was held
March 20, in the C.E. Gaines
Complex. The purpose of the
vent was to expose seniors,
underclassmen, and others to
various opportunities avail
able in the job market. It was
sponsored by the Career Plan
ning and Placement Office and
the Business Industry Cluster,
which is an organization of
businesses aligned with the
university.
Career Exploration Day was
actually a three-day event that
began with an orientation
reception March 19, and end
ed with the Spring Business-
Industry Cluster meeting,
March 21.
The orientation reception,
which was held in Hall-Patter-
saon Communications Build
ing, consisted of workshops in
interviewing techniques, res
ume writing, and the techni
ques and strategies in search
ing for a job.
ThePepsi-Cola Company,
Hunter Publishing Company,
IBM, and Western Electric,
were among the numerous
businesses represented.
While many students did not
obtain employment at the
Career Exploration event,
they did receive applications
for employment from the rep
resentatives.
Mrs. Barbara Crumwell, di
rector of the university’s ca
reer planning and placement
office, remarked in a tele
vision interview, “A senior
needs to begin his job search
at the very beginning of his
last year. One of the ways he
can do this is to register with
the placement office.”
Ms. Angela Winchester, a
WSSU senior summed up her
feelings on Career Day by say
ing,“I think Career Day is
very helpful to students in ex
ploring possible employment
opportunities, however, I
think a more diverse number
of businesses are needed. This
way WSSU could have bigger
and better career days in the
future.”
    

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