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WSSU Wins CIAA Championship!!!
e^'^The News Argus ^
Winston-Salem State University
Volume 22, No.
of resources and are now having electrical
blackouts and fuel shortages, they are very
warm, friendly and hospitable. It won all of
us over due to how they welcomed us to
Guyana and into their individual homes.”
Dr. Ingram found the trip to be a wonderful
experience as she had the chance to vit.it
areas other than Guyana. In one particular
the she saw were built on stilts and she also
saw the great Caieteur Falls much like
Niagra Falls, but only twice as deep.
Dr. Ingram also had the chance to see
some very important people. Included were
Oliver Tambo, president of the African Na
tional Council of South America; the presi
dent of Guyana; and Bishop Desmund Hoyt
Sound thrilling? Well, Dr. Ingram can
guarantee you that it was. She summed up
the whole experience by stating, “It was an
Dr. Elwanda Ingram
Photo by Chavis
Mother of Four
Excells at WSSU
by Linda A. McKnight
Dr. Elwanda Ingram was the recipient of
a Fulbright Hayes travel study grant, (a
governmental program sponsored by the
U.S. Department of Education) that allow
ed her to spend six weeks in Georgetown,
Guyana South America this past summer.
She along with 11 other college professors
from Morgan State of Baltimore; the
University of the District of Columbia,
Washington, D,C.; Norfolk State Universi
ty, Norfolk; Virginia State University,
Petersburg, Va.; the University of Penn
sylvania at Pittsburgh, and Hampton
University, Hampton, Va.
An announcement came through Dr.
Harvey’s office concerning the position. The
information was then sent to Dr. Ingram,
she applied and was accepted based on the
reason she gave as to why she would like to
be a part of such a study group. The group
attended seminars detailing Guyana
culture and life at the University of Guyana,
traveled its coastal areas, and attended
many cultural events.
Each group had individual projects. Dr.
Ingram studied Carribean women writers
and literature. She attended lectures and
seminars for three days a week for the first
four weeks at the University of Guyana
where she and others covered all aspects of
Guyana life including the history of the
educational system, economics and politics,
and art and literature.
When Dr. Ingram was asked what she
found most interesting about the South
American way of life, she replied. Despite
the fact that they don’t have the same types
by Linda McKnight
Do you take things for granted? No, oh
come on sure you do. Many of us very often
do not realize the extent to which we are
blessed. We abuse our privileges of having
money, owning a car, and do not take our
studies seriously. It is only when we miss
these things that we realize their value to
One lady at this university knew from the
start that there would be no time for games.
For four years she has dedicated herself to
some real sacrificing that’s getting ready to
pay off by leaps and bounds.
Meet Zaida Class, a native of Puerto Rico.
She moved to the United States years ago
and settled in New York. She later moved to
North Carolina and got a job as an inter
preter for Burlington Industries, but quit
because she became fed up with the way
things were going. Along the way she had
also been overlooked for higher job posi
tions because she didn’t have a degree. This
made her decide to go back to school and get
“If that little piece of paper meant so
much and is so important, then I decided I
was going to get one,” she explained.
She enrolled in Winston-Ssalem State
University in 1983. She thought it was going
to be a piece of cake but soon found out dif
ferently. Zaida had taken 12 hours of
Business at New York University 12 hours
of History at Rutgers and 12 hours of
Spanish at Elon College.
“This has been the toughest so far,” she
says. The instructors here dedicate their
time to the students, but at the other col
leges’ you were just a number. I’ve liked it
so much I want my children to go here.”
Class overcame a lot of obstacles and
went on to double major in Psychology and
Spanish. She will use her degree to cater to
the Hispanic community and work with
substance abuse victims. She has worked as
a counselor in the past with heroin addicts
and has worked with training unskilled im
migrants to get a job, while in New York.
Here at the university, she has worked as a
Twelve graduate schools have accepted
Class into their academic programs.
Among them are Kentucky State, West
Virginia State, Rutgers, Miami University,
Florida A&M, Missouri State, Georgetown
University, Wake Forest University, and
She is undecided as to where she will at
tend, but has limited her choices to either
Miami or Georgetown University. Wake
Forest is in her favor also because they
have the best counseling program in the na
tion- u 1 ■>
Why did she apply to so many schools'
When asked she replied, “To see what kind
of benefits each school was offering and if I
could really get into these schools. It’s dif
ficult to get into clinical Psychology in most
schools. I had a feeling I would be suc
cessful. I have the GPA (3.3), the age, and
I’m a minority. These were three important
factors that got me in.”
The fact that she is a full-time student,
mother, and grandr» *her had no affect on
her determination to “^t an education. In
fact, it helped.
“I scheduled my hours around my
children’s school hours and I studied when
they studied.” Her children all have A
averages. She even inspired one of her
children to go from a D to an A average in
school. “Now we’re in competition. Last
semester I got four A’s and a B and my
children got four A’s and a B except for my
youngest, she has all A’s.” She has four
daughters ranging from the ages of 9-23 and
Winston-Salem State University has
received a grant of nearly $25,500 from the
U.S. Department of Education to improve
and expand the university s Cooperative
Education Program. The funds will be used
to hire consultants and part-time staff
members, develop printed materials to pro
mote the program and provide for staff
travel for job development, job site visits
and training and development.
The Cooperative Education Program of
fers students the opportunity to work in
paid, professional positions that are related
to their major fields of study while earning
academic credit. Students may participate
on a full-time or part-time basis.
a grandaughter of 18 months.
Because Zaida hasn’t turned around
doesn’t mean she never had the urge to.
This lady, because of no transportation, had
to walk to school and back for an hour and a
half each day.
“I remember once it was so hot I just
stopped and cried and said I was going to
quit, but I didn’t and I never gave up.” Her
ex-husband made it easier for her her se
cond year by buying her a car.
Whether in school or out. Zaida has
always been an active individual. As in in
dividual looking out for the growth of the
community, she began basketball clinic in
which she taught children between the ages
of 8-12 how to read and play basketball for
four hours on Saturday. For two hours they
would play basketball being coached by
coaches from all across the state. For the
remaining two hours they would read. She
would have each child bring in an article 9n
a sport, perferably basketball tp in*&ke the
reading more interesting to them. Her first
year she had fifty-two kids and sponsors
helped out! But the second year she had to
stop. She got no government funding and
oculd not afford the cost of renting the gym.
When Zaida was asked if she would
change anything is she had to do it ail over
again, she replied, “1 wouldn t change one
thing. 1 might gel a ten speed so I wouldn’t
have to walk so much, other than that 1
wouldn't change a thing.”
by Mia Wilson
Co-ed Visitation is once again the talk of
the campus of Winston-Salem State. This
year all of the dorms will receive the co-ed
visitation right thanks to the majority of the
students who voted on November 9th.
This year the Co-ed Visitation Program
changed hands from the administrator to
the Student Government Association with
Veronica Howard, director of Judicial Af
fairs at the reins.
With this new take over some of the rules
have changed. These changes include:
work study students and volunteers will
help work the desk during visitation hours.
In the past the desk was manned strictly by
volunteers of course this didn’t work out so
well; b. anyone with a valid college iden
tification card can participate in co-ed
visitation. Previously only WSSU students
could participate; c. two dorm represen
tatives and two hall monitors for each dorm
have been established to eliminate any pro
blems. , . ,
' However, many of the old rules still apply
such as a two-third majority of the oc
cupants from each dorm must vote positive
ly in order for the Co-ed Visitation Program
to work in that dorm; you must check in and
check out your guest; room doors may be
closed but not locked; no bathroom
privileges can be granted due to physical
arrangement. If any of these rules are
broken, suspension from the University is
These old rules along with some of the
new ones will hopefully help make the fail
ing co-ed visitation from the past into a
strong on-Romg system for now and in the