Vol. XVI No. 7
Winston-Salem State University
The winners of the first Business/Industry Cluster Awards proudly display their plaques which they received during
The recipients of the first
Business/Industry Cluster Awards are
Martin B. Davis, Eddie Sauls, Mrs.
Maurice Johnson and Western Elec
tric. The awards were given on March
18 during the spring Cluster meeting
held in the Communications Building.
Sauls, a sophomore honor student
from Goldsboro, was named the
Outstanding Student of the
Business/Industry Cluster at WSSU.
He is a member of the football team,
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the Spring Cluster meeting. (Photo by Beaufort Bailey)
SGA Elections Today
May Remain Open
By Diona McCants
Elections for the Student Government
Association will be held from 9:00 a.m.
until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6.
Elections for class officers will be held
during the same hours April 15. All
voting will be done in the Kenneth R.
The deadline for applications for
SGA officers was March 23, but
students are permitted to write in the
candidate of their choice on their
ballots. Write-in candidates are not
allowed to give campaign speeches.
The deadline for applications for class
officers is 12:00 noon on April 5.
Campaign speeches will be presented
at 7:00 p.m. on April 5, for SGA of
ficers and April 14, for class officers.
All will held in the K.R. Williams
All applicants must have been full
time students 2 semesters prior to elec
tion. All candidates must have a
minimum cumulative average of 2.0 at
the time of application. All candidates
must be free of disciplinary probation
or academic probation.
The students running for SGA office
are: PRESIDENT-Charlie W. Bethea,
Howard K. Ellis, Gregory T. Jackson
and Christopher A. Wilson; VICE
PRESIDENT-Cherone A. Austin;
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY-no can
didate; SECRETARY OF DAY
STUDENT AFFAIRS-Gregory C.
Hairston; SECRETARY OF
FINANCIAL AFFAIRS-Sharon A.
Evans, Karl D. Menefee and Ricky
Morris; SECRETARY OF JUCICIAL
AFFAIRS-Vernon Corbitt, Janet P.
Martin, Reginald D. McCaskill and
Donald Meekins; SECRETARY OF
SOCIAL AFFAIRS-Roger Johnson
and Brian Womble; MISS
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNI-
VERSITY-Cynthia Hicks, Debra R.
Toone and Eva Richardson.
By Ursula Brown
Winston-Salem State University was
once considering closing its Early
Childhood Center, but there is a
possibility that the center may remain
According to Dr. Melvin Gadson,
director of the Division of Education,
there are plans to keep the center open.
He says that in order to continue the
program, there may be a reasonable in
crease in fees paid by parents. Parents
'are currently paying $25.00 per week.
He said there may be cutbacks in
personnel, but not severe enough to
hamper the program.
At one time, the university was pro
posing to close the center. Dr. Arnold
Lockett, vice chancellor for academic
affairs said that no decision had been
made. The university was attempting
to do a feasibility study on the pro
gram. According to earlier reports,
Lockett said that the center does not
meet all the needs of the education
majors because the children are only of
the kindergarten age and early
childhood covers grades K thru 3.
Dr. Gadson says that the center now
receives $62,924 from the state a year.
If the center closes, the money would
be used for a recruitment officer, a
director and counselor in the counsel
ing division, a secretary in the educa
tion division and a director of alumni
Many of the students and parents are
concerned about the possibility of the
center’s closing. Early Childhood
Majors use the center to gain practical
experience. If the center closed, it
would mean that students would have
to travel off campus to get this
The center has been operating for
nine years. There are 38 students
between the ages of 3 and 5. The pro
gram is run by a director, three
teachers and three aides. The center
provides these children with meals;
recreation and exercises to prepare
them for math and reading when they
enter the first grade. It is open from
7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. five days a
Parents Day/Honors Day
Students Speak Out