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Winston-Salem State University
1892 - 1992
September, 1992
WSSU Breaks Ground For New Residence Hall
by Tonya Woods
Staff Writer
Over the next five years
Winston-Salem State University’s
campus will undergo several
changes. One of the first changes
will be the addition of a 400-
student residence hall. In late July,
a groundbreaking ceremony was
held to mark the beginning of a
new campus residence hall.
“This groundbreaking is the
culmination of nearly two years of
property negotiations and the
beginning of a new wave of capital
projects that will meet some of the
objectives spelled out in our
campus master plan,” Cleon F.
Thompson Jr., Winston-Salem
State University’s chancellor
The four story residence hall,
which features suites and
apartments is expected to open in
early 1993. It will contain 92
suites and eight apartments rather
than the traditional dormitory
rooms and it will replace two
existing dormitories already being
used. The residence hall was
designed by Little & Associates
Architects in Charlotte which
specializes in campus architecture.
The suites will have two
bedrooms accommodating four
students , a common living room,
lavatory and a shower.
The units will contain separately
regulated central heat and air
conditioning in each room. In
addition to this, the units will be
Chancellor Thompson and SGA President Carter participate in
ground breaking ceremony. WSSU Public Relations
a bath equipped with a lavatory,
two sinks and a shower. The
apartments will contain four
separate bedrooms, a living room,
dining room, full kitchen, and a
bath equipped with a sink, a
wired for telephone, computer
equipment, and cable television.
Other additions include conference
rooms, lounges with vending
machines, study rooms, and a
laundry. For the students’ safety
the building will be secured
electronically with the use of a
card-entry system.
According to Gary Hubler, AIA
project architect with Little &
Associates, “the design of the
building gives the student the best
of both worlds—privacy and
The facility will be located on
five acres near Anderson Center,
the university’s conference center
and classroom building across from
the main campus on Martin Luther
King, Jr. Drive. The university has
obtained 19 acres of land in the
area known as Columbian Heights
from private and commercial
property owners.
“The residents and property
owners in the area have cooperated
fully in making this project a
reality. They have said, in effect,
that they believe in the future of
Winston-Salem State University,”
explained Thompson.
This new residence hall will
usher in a number of other campus
additions. Future projects include
a child development center, a
cultural arts center and additional
student housing.
Clyburn To Reign As Miss WSSU 1992 - 93
Sonya Clyburn, Miss WSSU
Staff Report
“I thought it would be a challenge
and it was just something that I
wanted to do,” said Sonya Clyburn,
Miss WSSU 1992-93.
Clyburn, 21, a Psychology major,
from Washington, DC, will reign
as Miss Winston-Salem State
University 1992-93. She was
crowned at her Coronation in K. R.
Williams Auditorium on September
“Coronation is just a part of being
Miss WSSU,” explained Clyburn.
“A queen’s reign actually just
begins after coronation. She must
also involve herself in campus and
community service projects and
Involvement is definitely a past of
this Miss WSSU’s agenda. In
October, she plans to begin a
tutorial program for East Winston
elementary school children. She
also has plans to begin volunteering
at the Samaritan Inn and Soup
Kitchen. The four young ladies
who serve as members of her court
(Stevette Barnett, Miss Freshman;
Angelina Cotton, Miss Sophomc ’■e;
Nicole McMillan, Miss Junior; and
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