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Winston-Salem State University
Bond To Address
The Honorable Julian Bond, renown
ed Senator in the Georgia State
legislature, will deliver the keynote ad
dress for the 1982 WSSU Commence
ment Exercises. Some 300 students will
be receiving degrees in the commence
ment services. The commencement ser
vices will be held at Winston-Salem
Memorial Coliseum May 16, at 3 p.m.
The university will present Honorary
Degrees to Bond and Mr. Edward A.
Horrigan. Bond will be receiving a
Doctor of Laws. He has been a Senator
in the Georgia State legislature for
eight years. He is also the first black to
be nominated for the vice presidency of
the United States during the 1968
Mr. Edward Horrigan, will be receiv
ing a Doctor of Humane Letters
degree. He is currently the executive
vice president for R.J. Reynolds In
dustries Inc. and is also the active
General Chairman of the WSSU
Enhancement Committee which has
surpassed its goal by reaching the
amount of 3.1 million dollars.
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Chris Wilson, SGA President
By Diona McCants
Christopher A. Wilson, SGA
president-elect for 1982-83, plans to
emphasize the importance of students
using the Career Placement and Plann
ing Office because of the recent cut
backs in federal financial aid. Chris
feels that students should become in
volved with the placement office in
their freshman and sophomore years.
He wishes to help students find part-
time jobs also.
Chris’ major is business administra
tion with a concentration in account-
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Debra Toone, a junior biology major from Columbus, Ohio, is the newly
elected "Miss WSSU."
Miss WSSU-Debra Toone
ing. He is from Shelby, N.C. and
comes from a family of five sisters and
one brother. The latter is a student here
He states that his qualifications for
the job of SGA president are the fact
that “he will represent the students and
not the administration, and that he is
not in office for personal gains.”
Chris feels he is trustworthy because
of the former positions he has held on
campus and in town. He has worked at
North Carolina National Bank and
Food Town. He has held various of-
By Diona McCants
Miss WSSU for 1982-83, Debra
Toone, felt that the position of Miss
WSSU required a young lady to repre
sent the campus by totally exhibiting
qualities of a lady of leaderhship with
inner beauty. She felt she possessed
these qualities and could better develop
them by becoming Miss WSSU.
Debra is a member of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Inc. She is from Colum
bus, Ohio and has a younger sister and
brother. Debra came here because she
felt it would be a good experience and
to find out a little more about the
school from which her mother
graduated. Debra says her mother has
been her greatest inspiration along with
Dr. Nathan Sims, former director of
the Division of Liberal Arts and
Debra wanted to become directly in
volved with students and student ac
tivities. She felt students needed
someone that they could relate to and
be proud of when representing the
university at conferences, luncheons
and other big events. Debra speaks up
on how students feel at these events.
She has attended some meetings and
has found that she must be
knowledgeable in several different
areas of study.
When asked about the importance of
students joining sororities, fraternities
and other special groups, she said that
these are supposed to stress academic
excellence above their activities, but
the priority is not what it should be.
She hopes those that are considering
becoming a part of a Greek or social
organization will put their academics
Debra realizes that watchful eyes are
critics will be on her and she does not
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Qasses “Write-In” Officers
Christopher Wilson, a junior business administration major from Shelby,
N.C. is the newly elected president of the S.G./l. (Photo by C. “Sport” Page).
By Dwight Jones
Write-in candidates dominated this
year’s class elections.
The senior class had only three of
ficial candidates running for the eight
vacated offices. Ennis Newell, Wade
Riddick and Abigail Allen were these
official candidates. They are president,
vice president and Miss Senior, respec
tively. The office of secretary,
treasurer and student government
representatives were all write-in can
didates and winners. They are Gail
Newton, secretary, Crystal Williams,
treasurer, Maria Howell, Tracy
Milburn, Chantay Miller and Travis
Rivens, SGA representatives.
The junior class also had numerous
write-in candidates. Antonio Dove was
the only official candidate for the of
fice of president. He won the presiden
cy over four other write-in candidates.
Lorraine Coleman, the newly elected
vice president, and Charles Smoot were
the only official candidates for that of
fice. The office of secretary was decid
ed in much the same way.
Carolyn “Cookey” Johnson, the
secretarial winner, was the only true
candidate; the others were write-in can
didates. Lisa Henderson, the 1982-83
junior class secretary, had only two
write-in candidates opposing her.
There were six candidates running for
the four offices of junior SGA
representatives: Rebecca Holley, Terry
Mitchell, Janice McLean and Simone
Nichols were all victors. Nita Spikes, a
native of Shelby, will represent her
class as Miss Junior.
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