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Barry Graves, JRD Recruiter.
photo by M.Peele
Graves Joins Staff As JRD Recruiter
By Angela Corbett
Do you need a little extra money to make
that car payment? Maybe you just need a
few dollars for clothes or food. Well
whatever your situation JRD (Job Recruit
ment and Development) may have a solu
A native of Eden, N.C. Barry Graves now
heads the Job Recruitment and Develop
ment program, located in 315 Blair Hall on
the WSSU campus.
Graves received his B.A. in History with a
minor in Political Science from St.
Augustine in Raleigh. He received a M.A. in
Guidance and Counseling from N.C. A&T
Previously Graves held a similar position
at Rockingham Community College.
However, he was more interested in serving
the black community, therefore Winston-
Salem State became his choice.
Since before the 85-86 school year began,
Graves has been out in the community in
forming bussinesses about the JRD pro
gram. The response has been extremely
good from both students and employers. Ac
cording to Graves approximately 100
students enter his office per week seeking
part-time or full-time positions.
By Tonia Johnson
Johanna “Joy” Bridges, a native of
Greensboro, N.C., majoring in Mass Com
munication and minoring in English, is the
Student Government President for
According to Bridges, the major event
planned for this semester are the homecom
ing festivities. Currently, several members
of her cabinet are in the process of planning
a “Homecoming to remember.”
Activities for Black History Month and
Spring Festival are also being planned. She
would like to encourage students to par
ticipate in all of the activities the SGA is
planning. Student participation in activities
planned by the SGA will help the 1985-1986
school year be successful.
The program has already placed 30
students into the workforce. Also co-op
students, with various majors, are being
placed through the program.
Arriving at his office at 8 a.m. Monday-
Friday, he prepares to answer questions or
screen students for jobs until 5:30 p.m.
Those students with night classes can find
him in the Education Department in
Coltrane Hall every Wednesday night.
“Whenever a student wants to talk or ask
questions I’ll stay as long as it necessitates,
because students are the main priority,” he
Currently the JRD program is flying
high! Student response and the quality of
WSSU students has encouraged more
employers to contact Graves for job place
ment. The program not only offers job
placement but every Tuesday and Thursday
workshops are held.
On Friday’s from 10 a.m.-ll a.m., career
seminars are sponsored by people in the
community on resume’ writing, dress code
for interviews and filling out applications.
Still looking for a job? Maybe you should
check out JDR.
COOP Opportunities arc continuing to
come in. WSSU STUDENTS can:
—Get Actual Job Experience
—Be Paid While They Learn
—Learn Resume Writing
—Get Updated Company Information
Come By Room 304 Blair Hall
James Waits In
Wings For A
Chance To Play
By Derek S. Pleasants
Sophmore quarterback, Keith James, a
standout player at Dudley High School in
Greensboro, N.C., is patiently awaiting his
chance to prove he can also do it for the
Rams of WSSU. ^ ,
James, an all conference defensive back
and quarterback while in high school, says
the major transition between high school
and collegiate football is learning the many
defenses, and a more complex offense.
Although he hasn’t had much playing
time, he feels when given the chance he’ll
prove himself as a more than adequate
quarterback for the Rams.
He feels the Rams, who are once again
favored to win the Southern Division in
football, will be a better team once they puU
together as a unit and as the season
As a potential Mass Communications
major, he says getting a chance to play is
really important. On the other hand, “I feel
my first priority is my education and in one
way or another, I will be successful.”
Rams Rally, Defeat Aggies 34-25
By Robert Toran
Winston-Salem State University, rallied
from a 19 point deficit to overcome North
Carolina A&T University 34-25.
The Aggies scored on the opening drive,
when Hooker scored from 43 yards out giv
ing A&T a 6-0 lead with 13:28 remaining in
the first quarter. The Aggies made it 12-0
when Hooker and Staney Polite connected
on a 63 yards screen play, that set up the Ag
gies second score.
On the next play Hooker tossed a 7 yard
pass to Juan Jackson for the score. Costly
turnovers by the Rams, setup the Aggies
third score. Torrence, the Rams punt
returner fumbled the ball on the Ram’s 11th
yard line and the Aggies recovered. Runn-
ingback Polite scored on fourth and inches
giving the Aggies of N.C. A&T a comman
ding 19-0 lead.
Big plays for the Aggies and poor execu
tion by the Rams played a big reason why
the Aggies were up by 19-0.
The Rams first score was set up when
Quarterback Bobby Junior hit Lonnie
Pulley on a 32 yards screen play, and with 49
seconds left in the half kicker Tyrone Smith
connected ona 39 yards field goal, narrow
ing the margin at halftime to 19-3.
In the second half the Rams played inspir
ing ball. WSSU scored quickly, with 13:24 in
the third quarter, when Lonnie Pulley
scored from 7 yards out cutting the A&T
lead down to ten, 19-9.
The Rams got 3 more points from Smith
when he connected on a 44 yards field goal,
his second of the evening, bringing the
Rams even closer at 19-12.
The Ram’s defense was spearheaded by
senior Angelo Spruill, who kept the Aggies
offense in check most of the second half.
The Rams scored once more on a reverse
to Hansome who sprinted 50 yards for the
touchdown tying the score at 19-19 with 6:53
remaining in the third quarter.
With 2:17 left to go in the third quarter,
the Aggie’s Jackson fumbled a punt and it
was recovered by the Ram’s John Cole.
Soon after the turnover Runningback
James Johnson gave the Rams a 27-19 lead
when he scored from 5 yards out.
Then the Aggies defense blocked a Vince
Jones punt and recovered the ball on the
Rams 5 yard line with 9:34 remaining in the
On the next play Hooker scored from 5
yards out. The Aggies attempted a 2 point
conversion but were denied, leaving the
score at 27-25. Late in the game, Johnson
scored his second touchdown from 7 yards
out, giving the Rams a 34-25 come from
behind win over the Aggies.
Leonardo Horn was the work horse for the
Ram’s offense gaining 93 yards on 15 car
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Rams Rout Aggies 34-25.
photo by M. Peele