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    Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
March 1992
WSSU Celebrating 100th Anniversary
By Patrice Michael
Staff Writer
Miss Louise Smith, chairman of
Centennial Committee
The year 1992 is special for stu
dents, faculty, staff and alumni of
Winston- Salem State University.
WSSU is celebrating its 100th
year of educating students and serv
ing the community. The year long
celebration has for its theme
"Continuing a 100-year Commitment
to Excellence."
Miss Louise Smith, former
member of WSSU's Board of
Trustees, serves as chairperson of
this event.
According to Smith the centenni
al celebration will focus on the uni
versity’s past present and future histo
ry. It is also hoped that self pride and
better feelings about the university
will be attained.
“I want our students to know
their founder, and the hardships he
went through to make this school
what it is today,” said Smith.
During the month of March two
centennial activities were presented.
The first event was Sisters, a play
about the encounter of two strangers
who are stranded in an office during
a blizzard, was presented by Jomandi
Productions, Inc.
The second event was A Centen
nial Women’s Luncheon featuring
Mrs. Lorraine Hairston Morton,
Qass of 1938, as the guest speaker.
The luncheon honored the wives of
former university chief administrators
and other women who have played a
significant role in the development of
WSSU.
Members of the Student
Government Association and other
student volunteers are working with
Smith. “This is an advantage because
students will have hands on knowl
edge about how the university has
grown and is growing," she ex
plained.
The purpose of the centennial
celebration is to inflict self pride and
provide learning experiences about
Winston- Salem State University to
its students.
Another scheduled centennial
event is University Week, April 6-
10th. This week is planned to unite
faculty, staff and students in a series
of events ranging from talent contests
to symposia.
Additionally, the Class of 1992 is
looking forward to participating in the
100th Commencement on May 2,
1992 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans
Menorial Coliseum.
Qualifications Ciiange for Spring Elections
By Erica Gilbert
Staff Writer
When Yolanda Motley returned
to campus this semester, she had no
idea that she would become the new
Miss Freshman.
At first, this news came as a
surprise to her. She was not very
excited since the academic year was
half over. But recently Motley has
stated that she felt good about hav
ing the privilege of working with
the Freshman class cabinet since
they have been very active on cam
pus.”
Motley was one of the seven new
class officers appointed to class posi
tions this semester.
According to the Winston-Salem
State University Student Handbook,
an individual who is elected as an of
ficer must maintain an average of 2.0
to , remain on the cabinet.
Unfortunately not all of the officers
were successful in doing so this
semester.
Special Assistant to the Vice
Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr.
Manderline Scales, stated that “this is
not the first year that this has hap
pened; but this is the largest amount
of elected officers who have failed to
maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point
average in recent years.”
According to Dr. Scales, the
Student Government Association and
Student Congress have decided to
raise the grade point qualification to a
2.5 for elected officers. Presently,
the position of Miss WSSU is the
only officer that must maintain a 2.5
GPA.
”I recommend the change of the
GPA from a 2.0 to a 2.5 and it will be
effective for the April Elections,” said
SGA President Jennie Barrett.
Additionally, Miss WSSU will have
to maintain a 2.8 GPA.
Joelle Davis, the Freshman class
president and her cabinet welcomes
Mia Peterson and Tim Moore along
with Motley to its executive board.
Ronald Benson-El, the
Sophomore class president and his
cabinet welcomes Tonya Woods,
Aaron Davis and Bill Henry to its ex
ecutive board.
Likewise, the Class of 1992’s
President Luther Johnson and his cab
inet welcomes Montina Houston to its
executive board.
CAMPAIGN SCHEDULE
CAMPAIGNING • MARCH 30 - APRIL 6
SPEECHES • APRIL 6
SGA - 7 :30 PM
CLASSES - 8:30 PM
K.R. WILLIAMS AUD.
VOTING • APRIL 7
STUDENT UNION
N E UJ S
UJ R I C H
• University Centennial
Week Celebration , April 5-11.
• Robert C. Vaughn, Jr., a
partner at the Winston-Salem
office of the law firm of Petree
Stockton & Robinson, is one of
the contributors to the revised
forms volume of Page On
Wills, the leading national pub
lication on all aspects of wills.
He is a member of the
Board of Trustees of Winston-
Salem State University.
• Nissan North America has
announced the inauguration ot
the 1992 Nissan Summer Intern
Program for undergraduate stu
dents attending Historically
Black Colleges and Univers
ities.
Inside:
OPINION
page 2-3
CAMPUS
HAPPENINGS
page 4-5
GREEK SECTION
page 6
SPORTS
page 7
• DEAR LAQUITA
page 8
    

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