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Reid working with children at VMCA.
photo by Peele
Physical Education Major Works
As A Counselor At Central YMCA
Bv Joyce Slandfield
John Reid, a senior physical education
major from Concord N.C., is an intelligent,
enthusiastic friend and counselor at the
Reid is special in that he goes to school
during the day, work evenings sometimes
until nine or ten o’clock with children taking
them out for pizza, on picnics, camping,
skating, etc., and still he finds time for his
studies and maintains a good grade point
Reid or “J R.” as he is frequently called,
says he was inspired by his coach at Central
Cabarrus High School to further his educa
tion. His coach was that special person who
influenced him to pursue a career in
Being a physical education major helps
John to teach “his kids,” as he calls them;
good team working skills, rules and regula
tions of different sports and discipline.
The program that is designed by the YM
CA for the children is divided into four
categories: (1) Drama - where the children
and the counselors work together to put on
plays or skits. (2) Arts and Crafts (3)
Fitness — daily exercise, team sports, etc.
(4) Valuing - when John sits the children
down and explains things such as “keep
away from strangers.”
Reid’s philosophy is, “when you have
given your very best, that’s all you can do.
He believes that children need activity
and fun but they also need to be taught
priorities. Therefore everyday a designated
time is set for the children to do homework.
In this program, Reid sends out progress
reports every few weeks to the parents to
show how the children are doing in different
areas; such as, whether the child listens to
the counselors, or whether the child gets
along with other children, if there’s
anything that the parents should know
about their child, it will be put on the pro
Ms. Natalie Jones, the site supervisor
says, “John has the only co-ed group within
the Y. We decided to combine the two
groups this past summer therefore we had
to find a counselor that could handle them.
John was perfect for the job.”
Reid believes in keeping children off the
streets and out of trouble. He likes to keep
his children happy and entertained. He even
goes so far as shaving his head like “Mr.
As John tours the “Y,” you hear voices
saying, “Hi John, hi John.” Everyone loves
him and respects him from the youngest to
Watching Reid handle the children on
field trips it was easy to realize that he is a
child psychologist, team mate, friend and
big brother as well as a great counselor, for
the children in the program.
Merry Christmas From The News Argus
Don Moore and Von Corbett
Join Communication Arts’ Staff
Who has one of the most important
technical jobs in the Mass Communications
No, it’s not the station’s general manager
nor is it the newspaper’s advisor.
It’s, Don Moore, who is engineer for the
radio and television station here at WSSU.
Moore is a product of Reidsville, and a
1975 graduate of Reidsville Senior High
After graduation from Reidsville Senior
High, he went on to UNC-Chapel Hill where
he majored in Mass Communications. W'hile
at UNC-Chapel Hill, he served as station
manager for one year, and as chief engineer
for two years for the campus station.
Upon graduation in 1979, he began work
ing at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, where he
worked in the areas of commodities and
From WFMY, he moved to WLXI-TV 61,
the Triad’s once popular video station,
where he served as chief engineer. When
TV-61 closed shop, Don migrated here to
W.iiston-Salem State University, and WSNC
If you have visited the offices and studios
of WSNC-FM this semester, you have pro
bably already met Von Corbett, the new
public affairs and traffic director for the
Although new to the job title, Ms. Corbett
is no stranger to Winston-Salem State
University. The Burlington, N.C. native is a
1983 graduate of WSSU, where she majored
in English and minored in Mass Com
While here as a student, Corbett received
many prestigious honors. Arnong these
were being a member of Who’s Who, vice
president of the English Fraternity, Sigma
Tau Delta, and the distinction of being a
Dean’s list student during her entire
After graduating magna cum laude. Von
Corbett accepted a job at WTIK radio sta
tion in Durham, N.C., where she served as
an advertising agent.
When asked why she decided to return to
WSSU, she stated that she “really love’s
working with the station and the students,
and most importantly, the family at
mosphere of the campus.”
Carmen Holman Joins Faculty
By Devetta Blount
Reporting II Student
One of the new members of the faculty at
Winston-Salem State University is proud to
be a part of the staff.
Mrs. Carmen Holman a new member to
the WSSU faculty, is very impressed with
the education and reading faculty. Mrs.
Holman teachers freshman level reading
and study skills.
Mrs. Holman received her B.S. from the
College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota.
She furthered her education and received a
MA at Atlanta University.
Mrs. Holman is a member of Delta Sigma
Theta, Inc., a mother of two children and
says she enjoys reading, listing to music,
dancing, going to movies, and gardening.
“My main objective is to help students
read at higher levels and to learn more ef
fectively,” said Mrs. Holman.
She has taught at St. Augustine College in
Raleigh, N.C.; A&T State University in
Greensboro, N.C.; and North Carolina Cen
tral University in Durham, N.C.
She said students are no different now
than tney were lO years ago and nobody
wants to take a reading class. She finds “the
students here delightful.”
Mrs. Holman said she likes teaching here
and plans to stay as long as Winston-Salem
State University will have her!"She said she
was prompted to come here when she heard
Winston-Salem State needed a reading
teacher and she was available.
“I would like to see students a little more
serious about college, studies, and college
life,” she added, “and try to do their best at
When asked to describe herself in one
word Mrs. Holman cheerfully smiled and
said, “Caring!” She added saying,
“students don’t believe I care about them,
but I do.”
The News Argus’ Staff
would like to thank
all persons who
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