Page 2, The News Argus, April 1983
Faculty member Ron Thurston gives acceptence
speech after winng Cluster award.
WSSU along with area businesses hosted
th annual spring Business Cluster Industry
Meeting on March 24, in room 228 of the
Hall-Patterson Communications Building.
Representatives from over 49 businesses
were present for an afternoon of meetings
Mrs. Hellena Tidwell from the Office if
Developmental Affairs at WSSU and Mr.
Jack Hibbits of Word Power Inc. were the
“The cluster was designed to bring cor
porate personel closer to students and the
university,” says Mr. Hibbits. “Business
people can learn what students have to of
fer and vice versa.” “The cluster should
equip students for positions at various
companies in the area. This is done by hav
ing students host the representatives at the
Business Cluster Meeting.”
Mrs. Tidwell gave a special report on the
many ways the Business Cluster works.
She stated in her speech that the cluster
Doing More For
By Doing More For
Carney Hospital is a 422-bed university-affiliated community
hospital. Situated in Boston, we are in the heart of the nation’s
cultural and educational center. We encourage our staff members
to pursue special interests in their fields of expertise. That’s just
one of the ways we help develop careers while insuring that the
healthcare we provide to our community is of the highest quality.
in the challenging atmosphere at Carney, there is exposure to the
latest advances in medical procedures along with the feeling of
closeness and caring. We want the best people in healthcare to
join our staff, and we help the best become better.
Cluster Winner Named
brought 35 more students to the Co
operative Education program, which was
a considerable increase compared to two
years ago. She also pointed out that the
cluster helped the placement office
organize Career Day with 100 businesses
Integon Corp., a cluster member,
donated excess cafeteria equipment to the
university, when Kennedy Dining Hall
closed down. Cluster also helped the
university develop career awareness
seminars and generate support from
cluster members. One cluster member
who generates a great deal of support is
R.J. Reynolds Inc., which donated 1
million dollars to the university during the
The Business Industry Cluster meets
every semester, with positive progress
reports on projects with the university.
The spring meeting was commenced by an
Awards Banquet that night.
In the awards banquet held in the Ken
neth R. Williams Auditorium, the Business
Cluster Industry winners were announced.
Awards were given to the outstanding
student and outstanding faculty member.
The fall semester winners were junior Ed
die Sauls and Maurice Johnson, current
head of the library.
This semester’s winners are senior Billy
Miller from Winston-Salem, and Mr. Ron
Thurston, who formerly worked for IBM
Corp. but currently is a Computer Science
instructor at WSSU. Student runner-ups
were junior Teresa Brown and junior
Charles Smoot. The two faculty runner-ups
were Mrs. Melba Daniels, secretary of the
Natural Science Dept, and Dr. Shah of the
Political Science Dept.
The criteria used for selection of the
students and faculty winners are as
follows: Students must have a positive at
titude, a positive campus and community
image, and possess a character of depen-
dibility and credibility. For the faculty
member winner they must have a positive
relation with students, and a positive at
titude about the university.
Three different groups of high school
students have visited Winston-Salem State
University’s campus during the past
These prospective Winston-Salem State
University students were brought in by the
Recruitment Staff of the university in an
effort to attract more out of state students
to our school.
Approximately 90 students were brought
in to our campus for a tour. One group was
from Roxbury, Massachusetts, a second
group from Rockville, Maryland, and a
third group of Upward Bound students
Brief programs were held for the
students after which they toured the cam
pus. Greetings were extended to the
students by Dr. Haywood Wilson and Dr.
Arnold Lockett along with Roger Sims
from the Recruitment Staff. Other
Recruitment and Admissions staff
members as well as student volunteers
participated in making the recruitment
program a success. The recuiters
elaborated on the concern with students
living on campus since the perspective
students were predominantly black.
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Scholarships of up to $1,500 each await
students who are selected for Ralph
McGill Scholarships, Jack Tarver, chair
man of the scholarship fund has announc
ed. Tarver said May 1st is the deadline for
aspiring young southern newsmen and
newswomen to submit applications for the
’ Students are eligible who have com
pleted at legist two years of college and
who have demonstrated a long-time in
terest in the news and editorial phase of
Tarver said scholarships are limited to
those young men and women whose roots
lie in the south. Applicants must also con
vince the awards committee that they
firmly intend to pursue a career in daily or
weekly newsprinting. Tarver said the
awards committee wants to give scholar
ships to those who are likely to become
leaders in the newspaper field.
Successful applicants will be requested
to maintain a “B” average in order to keep
A letter of not more than 500 words tell
ing why the applicant wants a scholarship,
together with a photograoh of an appli
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there is absence of You.
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The students that were a part of the
recruitment effort seemed to be very im
pressed with the programs offered at the
university. Their concerns seemed to focus
around Army ROTC, housing, activities at
school, transportation, financial aid, co-op
programs, and jobs after graduation.
Several of the students indicated they
would apply for admissions to our univer
sity, based on their visit here. The
students’ areas of interests were computer
science, nursing, music and business ma
jors. Students such as Adrian Peaks and
Terry Wilson, enjoyed the tour, liked the
school and will fill out applications. “The
people and the campus seemed to be nice,”
said Ms. Peaks.
According to Ms. Deborah Chaney, no
other groups of students are scheduled to
visit the university at present. The
Recruitment Staff would like to thank the
people that helped out with the program. If
any members of the faculty and staff or
students have any ideas or suggestions on
student recruitment, please come by or
The Recruitment Office
3rd Floor Blair Hall
cant, must accompany each application.
Applicants also must have a letter or
recommendation from a college authority.
Application blanks may be obtained
from: The Ralph McGill Scholarship
Fund; Box 4689; Atlanta, Ga. 30302.