WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTH CAROLINA APRIL 1989
Wanda White, Teila Hand and EuGenia Williamson
Photo by Tuttle
EuGenia Williamson Elected Miss WSSU
By Bryon Tinnin
Elected SGA Prexy
By Bryon Tinnin
The new Student Government
Association president for the 1989-90
school term is Wanda White, a rising
senior from Concord, North Carolina.
Ms. White, who was a landslide
victor in the race for the presidency, is
excited about working with her new
cabinet and getting the overall coopera
tion of th student body.
"I'm sure the cabinet will be coop
erative and I'm looking forward to
working with all of them," she stated.
"I felt some ideas for improvements
here at WSSU would help decrease stu
dent apathy and bring the student body
closer together," she said.
Ms. White, a member of the dean's
list and high honors list and a member
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
stated that a big problem on the campus
was low morale in the students.
"My platform consisted of getting
the student body more involved with
activities happening on campus. I feel
that with an open mind and an open
heart, the student body will get more
involved with the decisions made by the
SGA," said the president-elect who
assumes her position on June 1st.
As president. White will work with
staff and faculty members to prepare for
activities concerning the student body,
to press certain issues and make certain
changes for the betterment of the uni
It is a job that requires close atten
tion by White and the aid of her cabinet
to make those necessary changes work.
She feels very confident that she can do
a good job.
EuGenia Williamson, a rising
senior from Reidsville, North Carolina,
will reign as Miss Winston-Salem Stale
University for 1989-90.
Ms. Williamson, a Mass Commu
nications major, said the reality of her
new position hasn't effected her yet
because of all the excitement.
"With all of the campaigning final
ly over, it hasn't had a chance to hit me
yet," said Ms. Williamson. "It should
start to hit me next week sometime."
Ms. Williamson says she doesn't
want students to look at her differently
now that she's a queen. She still wants
people to look to her for help as they’ve
done so in the past.
"A queen should not only possess
beauty, but also have intelligence," she
"Due to the overall support of the
student body and especially my familiy,
I feel confident that I will represent
Winston-Salem State University to the
best of my ability," she further stated.
Many students have suggested that
Miss WSSU's selection should be in the
form of a pageant instead of voting.
That way the talent of the queen-to-be
would be exhibited on stage.
This year a forum formal was used
where the panel of contestants were
subjected to various questions from stu
"The forum lakes the place of the
pageant and gives the contestants a
chance to show their knowledge on
campus, community, and national
events," said Ms.. Williamson.
"Plus, I think the decision should
be placed in the hands of ihe student
body as to who they want to represent
them," she further slated.
Ms. Williamson begins her reign as
queen in the Fall of 1989 and will suc
ceed the present Miss WSSU, Ms.
Telia Hand New
SGA Vice President
By Bryon Tinnin
Teila Hand, a rising junior with a
double major in English and History,
will serve as vice-prcsidcnl ol WSSU's
Stiuleni Governmenl Associatit)ii lor
the 1989-90 academic year.
When asked about working with the
other new cabinet members she said,
"We have a diverse group of people ihis
year. Each year when you get people
togelher with differenl ideas there is
bound to be change. Change is good
because it indicates progress."
Hand, who is a native of Charlotte,
North Carolina, says that even though
ihe vice-president has a relatively low
profile, she plans to change all that by
working closer to SGA President-Elect
Wanda While and by promoting some
ideas of her own that she would like pul
"1 feel the students could be more
involved on Ihe campus. Personally, I
would like to sec the students more
involved in community awareness pro
jects," she slated.
Hand and White seem to show
promise as future leaders. Hopefully
they will boost the spirits of the student
body and gel a lot of things done to
make WSSU continue its strive towards
On The Way!
Roms Join U.S. Army Reserves Program
By Bryon Tinnin each one is entitled to skill training (train- $20,000. All of this and the U.S. Army possible Commissions laier.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ing done during the summer), GI Bill Reserve will not interfere with school or SFC Mark B. Hamblelt, US Army
($5,040 to help with education). Student anything else they may gel going in the Reserve Recruiter, was responsible for
Many students, past and present, have Loan Forgiveness ($20,000 for loan future as they only work one weekend per detailing the Reserve Program for each
joined forces with the U.S. Army Reserve, repayment past or present or future loans), month. They all saw the Reserves as a enlistee.
and according to them, it was a decision Cash Enlistment Bonus ($2,000 cash way to get solid, paid training for a career SFC Hamblen noted that each enlis-
that wasn't all that difficult. money for enlistment) and in just one part-time, and a way to help take care of tee had different ideas in mind when look-
With the U.S. Army Reserve Program enlistment a part-time income of over some of their education expenses, and SEE RAMS JOIN Page 8