North Carolina Newspapers

    Greek Corner
by Victor Coffey
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded on
ovember 17,1911 at Howard University by
rnest E. Just, professor of Biology, and
hree students.
The fraternity was formed from the greek
ords Omega Psi Phi meaning “Friendship
s Essential to the Soul.”
“Manhood, Scholarship, Preserverance
nd Uplift are the fraternities four cardinal
rinciples in which all brothers must
abide,” stated Jeff Lowery, Basileus of Mu
In the Winston-Salem area Omega Psi Phi
as three active chapters, one graduate
chapter Psi Phi and two undergradaute
hapters, Lambda Psi at Wake Forest
niversity and Mu Epsilon at Winston-
Salem State University.
During the past 74 years, Omega has at
tracted men of various creeds, na
tionalities, and backgrounds, who
have upheld its principles and traditions.
Omega Psi Phi fraternity has grown from
the founding four to more than 65,000.
In the past the fraternity has helped and
sponsored the following programs. National
Achievement Week, National Talent Hunt,
Scholarship assistance to the brothers and
National Community, NAACP and the
United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority
by Derek Pleasants
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was
founded in 1913 at Howard University.
WSSU’s Gamma Phi Chapter was founded
in 1947,-
According to Sheila Miller, her sorority is
looking for hardworking, dedicated, in
telligent young women who are willing to
sacrifice their time for the growth of our
The motto of the sorority is, “To obtain all
that is noble.”
The Sorority has sponsored the following
programs this year: Jabberwock, Teenlift,
and the Forsyth County Court Volunteers
Project, and are now busy with a spring
Officers of Gamma Phi include; Greta
Miller, president; Debra Littlejohn,
secretary; Yvette McCullough, treasurer;
Debra Jones, vice president; Demetrice
Bullock, Miss Gamma Phi; Sheila Miller,
Miss Delta Sigma Theta, and Dr.
Manderline Scales is their advisor.
“The Mighty Mu Epsilon Chapter tries to
keep busy with many social events which
are uplifting to both the community and the
campus,” stated Lowery.
Mu Epsilon adopted a needy family at
Christmas and Thanksgiving supplying the
family with donations.
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has asisted
in Voter Registration Drive, participated in
election day events, awarded best defensive
lineman award in honor of brother Ricky
Atkinson and many other events.
The officers of Mu Epsilon chapter are:
Jeff Lowery, basileus; Karl Menefee, vice
basileus; Terry Abrams, keeper of records;
Marty Davis, keeper of finance; Todd Mc-
Iver, chaplain; Kevin Hawkins, keeper of
peace and the advisor of the fraternity is
Coach Clarence E. Gaines, head coach of
Mens Basketball.
Graduating Brothers Of
Kappa Alpha Psi
Eric Crawford
Frank Lawson
Rodman Mason
Cedric McCray
Leon Powell
Maurice Rouse
Mark Sadler
Brothers of the Delta Chi
Chapter of KAP
Freshman English
Writing Contest
The contest was open to any student who
was enrolled in a freshman English com
position course this year.
Prizes awarded were: $25.00, $15.00 and
The following students were selected by a
committee in the Communication Arts
Department as winners from among the
papers submitted.
1st - Ronda Moorefield “The Gift of Life”
2nd - Brigitte Iftner “The Conquest of the
3rd - April Y. Wallace “Meeting My First
Special Honorable Mention
Lisa Hyatt - “Who Am I”
Ronda Moorefield t “First Impressions”
Kelly Glenn - “Character Changes in Fred”
Cynthia Elaine Brown - “Learning About
Society Underground”
Felecia Renee Mosley - “Resolved: There
Should Be Co-ed Dormitories on Campus”
The contest is intended to encourage and
reward good writing among those who are
in the early stages of their college career. It
is hoped that they and others will continue
to grow as writers during their years at
Winston-Salem State University and then
they will take these skills into the profes
sional and business communities.
From Left to Right: Kaaron E. Saunders, Debbie A. Smith, Pamela McClain and Mrs. Wilma
Lassiter, spaker.
Sigma Tau Deha Inducts New Members
by Dojer James Jr.
The English Department of Winston-
Salem State University recently inducted
three female students in to the Theta Mu
Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National
English Honor Society. The inductees were:
Pamela McClain, Kaaron Saunders and
Debbie Smith.
The criteria for being selected for this
honor include: the students would had to
have been enrolled in the English depart
ment for three semesters; the student main
tained a “B” average and the student main
tained their rank in the upper 35 percent of
their class.
Mrs. Wilma Lassiter, WSSU Professor
Emeritus and founder of Theta Mu Chapter
of Sigma Tau Delta,, was the keynote
speaker for the occasion. Mrs. Lassiter told
her audience, “There is a vast body of
knowledge to acquire and students should
search for the truth and be satisfied with
nothing less. If you make a “C” or even a
“B” and don’t have the whole truth, you
should not be happy.”
Dr. Hazel J. Harvey, director of the Divi
sion of Liberal Arts and Sciences defined
the greek letters Sigma Tau Delta as
Sincerity, Truth and Design.
“We expect nothing less of you,” Harvey
said to the inductees.
When asked how each inductee felt upon
receiving this honor, the young ladies gave
the following comments: “I feel very proud
to have such an honor bestowed upon me.
This is a moment I will always cherish,”
commented Ms. McClain.
“I am proud to be a member of this
prestigious organization. Sigma Tau Delta.
I feel it is a great honor and would like to ex
press my gratitude to the faculty and staff
of the English and Ecucation departments
of WSSU,” said Ms. Saunders.
I would like to, first of all, thank the
English department for giving me such an
honor. I will cherish this moment always. I
will do my best to uphold the expectations of
Sigma Tau Delta,” said Ms. Smith.
Alumni Holds
Unity Day ’85
by Angela M. Corbett
WSSU kicked off its Annual Alumni Unity
Day earlier this month with alumnus from
New Jersey, Boston, Winston-Salem and
several other states in attendance.
Instead of taking Unity Day miles away it
was held close to Ram country at the
Winston Plaza, a Stouffer Hotel in
downtown Winston-Salem. On April 5 & 6 the
events ranged from seminars to dinner-
SARA students from WSSU were guests at
Unity Day and helped out with registration,
taking tickets at the dinner-dances and a
candle light ceremony. The students who at
tended Unity Day were Bernadette
Williams, Cynthia McPhail, Angela Corbett
and David Alston. SARA students also
donated $100 to the Annual Fund.
Upcoming events for the Alumni will be
Senior inductions into the Alumni Associa
tion which will be held May 17, 1985. The
Alumni Day Dinner will be May 18,1985 and
Commencement will be May 19,1985.
1^ Congratulafions 11 y
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