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Winston-Salem State University
Joelle Davis To Head SGA 1993-94
BY CHIFFONDA RUFFIN
Staff Writer
A Middle Grade education
major from Oxford, N.C. will
preside over WSSU's Student
Government Association during
the 1993-94 academic year.
Joelle Davis, who has served
twice as President of the class of
1995 (freshman and sophomore
years) will be WSSU’s fifth
female SGA President since
1985.
On April 5th, Davis gave her
acceptance speech before
WSSU’s student body, while
other candidates were giving their
campaign speeches. In her
speech she outlined a plan which
involves “a pilgrimage to a new
WSSU."
On this pilgrimage Davis will
first get rid of student apathy.
She plans to do this by having the
student body work with her.
Secondly, Davis wants Black
History Studies to become a
requirement at WSSU. She feels
that all historically black
universities should teach about
the heroes of our great culture
just as we know other great
achievers. Next, Davis wants
community involvement and also
the support of alumni. She
wishes to have funds and support
in areas like the band and female
athletics. She also wants to use
the black entrepreneurs in our
community'to invest their “black”
dollars into the university.
Lastly, Davis wants the
freshman to be guided by the
upper class students, student
leaders, SGA, faculty and
administration. She is concerned
about their feelings as they come
into college life. Davis thinks
that they sometimes feel lost and
need to discover a new identity
therefore, they may need
guidance from the people that
surround them at the university.
Ironically, Davis ran
unopposed for the top student
position on campus. Alvin Cates,
SGA Vice-President 1992-93, had
previously entered the race, but
later withdrew his name.
Outgoing SGA President
William “C.C.” Carter said he
thinks Davis will bring “flavor to
the cabinet’
m
Joelle Davis, SGA President
Davis feels she has the ability
to carry out the duties of SGA
President and says, “If you don’t
scale the mountain you will not
see the view.”
Mel Watt To Keynote WSSU Commencment
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Congressman Mel
Watt, D-NC, who was elected to
the newly established 12th
Congressional district in 1992,
will deliver the keynote address at
Winston-Salem State University’s
commencement exercises at 9:45
a.m., Saturday, May 8th, at the
Lawrence Joel
Veterans
Memorial
Cohseum.
A n
attorney and a
businessman,
Watt is a
former state
senator. He
Mel Watt
was the manager of Harvey
Gantt’s campaign for the
Charlotte City Council, Mayor of
Charlotte and the 1990 challenge
against U.S. Senator Jesse
Helms.
Watt, whose 12th
Congressional district includes
Winston-Salem State, serves on
the subcommittees of two
powerful House Committees,
Banking, Finance and Urban
Affairs and Judiciary.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa
graduate of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He received the juris
doctor degree from Yale
University in 1970.
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