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Volume 20, No. 3
Winston-Salem State University
Joyce Standfield, WSNC’s New Station Manager.
Photo by Tuttle
Station Manager Standfield talks to staff members.
Photo by Tuttle
WSSU Student Participates In
Annual Rose Bowl Parade
by Yolando Jones, Staff Writer
How would you like to march to the same
beat of an Aggie of A&T State University, or
an Eagle of North Carolina Central Univer
sity, or even a E>eacon of Wake Forest
Well, Craig Mills, a music major here at
Winston-Salem State University had the op
portunity to march along with not only the
Aggies, Eagles, or the Deacons, but with 207
other students from universities across the
nation when he participated in the Annual
Rose Bowl Parade held in Pasadena,
California on New Year’s Day.
This combination of 210 students from
several universities was a first time
endeavor for the Rose Bowl Parade, and ac
cording to Mills, they practiced long hours
in order to endure the 4'^ minute song they
played and the seven mile march.
Mills, a sophomore from Kinston, N.C.
was chosen by band directors Charles Bates
and Dr. LaPointe Davis. His trip was fund
ed by the United Way.
Mills stated that he was surprised by be
ing selected to represent WSSU in the
parade, and it was a thrilling experience
that he will never forget.
Standfield Chosen As New
Student Station Manager
by Hershela Washinf'toii, Staff Writer
As the voice of the Rams returns, WSNC
90.5 FM has selected Joyce Standfield as the
new student station manager.
As always, when selecting someone to fill
a position one must first have the qualities
to do so. Joyce Standfield, a WSSU senior
from Milton, N.C., was chosen because of
her familiarity with the radio station, her
experience and she has also worked for the
station longer than anyone else available.
Standfield’s career goal since high school
has been to establish a career in the field of
Mass Communications. She has par
ticipated on the campus radio station since
her sophomore year, either dee-jaying,
supervising other students or just helping
the radio station in any way poss^ible.
When asked how she felt about being the
student station manager and if there were
any pressures she screamed. “I love it, I
Joyce says she loves working with the
radio station but it has pressures like any
job. Standfield emphasizes that she is work
ing to make WSNC number one. Sonja
Williams, general station manager and Don
Moore, studio engineer, work beside Joyce
so they can make the radio station the best
one on the air.
According to Standfield “For the station
to be the best you need the cooperation of all
those involved and I feel we have the best
team the station has had in a while."
Changes and new ideas take place when a
new position is filled. For the first time the
Rams basketball games will be broadcast
over the air. The station now has 125 watts
but it is in the process of getting 3000 watts
so that it will be received extremely well in
Forsyth County and surrounding areas.
Mark “M-Ski" Smith, a freshman from
Brooklyn, NY who is a member and a DJ of
(he radio staff is happy with the new student
manager. He feels that she's an initative
person who helps out when needed and even
when she’s not. Smith said, “Joyce will be a
valuable asset to WSNC.”
RJR/Nabisco Will Continue
To Support WSSU
by Kenneth Raymond, Staff Writer
Although Winston-Salem State receives
annual scholarship money from RJR
Nabisco, Chancellor Cleon Thompson said
that the Atlanta move is nothing for the
school to worry about.
“The move has shocked and dismayed a
lot of people in the community,” said
Thompson. “But the school doesn't have
anything to worry about as far as loosing in
coming annual revenue.”
A large percentage of money donated to
WSSU comes from RJR Nabisco. The cor
poration donated $1 million dollars towards
the construction of the new business
building three years ago.
Cleveland Cockerham, WSSU Foundation
Business Manager, could not comment as to
the exact amount the corporation donates or
the percentage of annual income is given by
“It’s a large percentage,” Cockerham
said. “But large corporations are very sen
sitive about revealing what they give to in
RJR Nabisco has verbally agreed to con
tinue to support WSSU.
“We carry a positive relationship with
their corporate leaders,” said Thomp
son. “We’ve been talking with them about
the matter and they've agreed to continue
their annual support of our school"
Although RJR Nabisco has agreed to con
tinue their support, WSSU will suffer loss
from individuals in executive positions who
“The loss will come from the individual
contributions," Thompson said. "A lot of
their executives donated to us and hopefully
the remaining will also."
Discussions have been opened with them
about investing into the future of the univer
“We talked with them about helping with
the physical plant development." Thomp
son said. “Help from them will allow us fo
build around campus as we would like to.”
Thompson is also talking with the cor
poration atx>ut helping the school to develop
a distinguished faculty chair.
“If we had enough money to pay highly
capable people what they are actually
worth, we could ask someone like the head
of IBM's accounting department to teach
accounting here,” he said. “We would have
very high quality faculty.”
Also when asked how he fell about RJR s
decision (o leave Wake Forest their world
headquarters building Thompson replied.
"It costs about 2 million dollars a year to
run the building, which would have drained
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