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Alexander Will Head SGA
WSSU Receives
Title III Grant
Press Release
Winston-Salem State University
has received a Title III Grant in the
amount of $1^88,036 for 1996-97 from
the U.S. Department of Education.
The grant totals approximately
$30,000 nr.ore than the 1995 gift.
According to Perry Leazer, the Title III
coordinator, a large portion of 'he grant
will be used for automation. The
automation will be in the area of the
university's mainframe computer
network for administrative and
academic use.
Another main area for the funds is
to be used towards accreditation
activities of some of the academic
majors, with emphasis on the Business
and Economics Division.
Under Title III, the federal
government has $100 million this year
to distribute nationwide among 107
historically black colleges and
universities (HBCUs).
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Teaching Awards page 8
Carter Receives Honor., page 13
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Establishing Credit page 16
Did You Know....
Bessie Coleman, "Queen
Bee," was the first licensed
Black pilot in the U.S.? She
was born in Atlanta, Texas on
January 26,1893.
On April 3, 1996,
Winston-Salem State
University students elected
Veronica Alexander Student
Government Association
(SGA) president
Alexander, a junior
molecular biology from
Fayetteville, has been
involved in student
government since she was a
During her freshman and
sophomore years, she served
as administrative assistant for
former SGA President Joelle
Davis. Last spring, she was
elected SGA Vice-President.
“In the years working
with with the SGA, people
tend to slack off during second
semester,” said Alexander.
“People should continue
to work with the SGA the
entire year and should
actively participate in other
cabinet member’s activities
throughout the year. Each
member should be working to
help the others excel., " she
Her administrative term
begins on June 1,1996. She is
looking forward to working
closely with Chancellor Alvin
Schexnider and having the
SGA office in the new Cleon
and Edwina Thompson
Student Center. The new
student center is scheduled to
open August 1, 1996.
“1 know that Chancellor
Schexnider is student oriented
and concerned about what
students want. I hope that he
will work closely with the
SGA as well as members of
the student body,” said
Alexander is a Chancellor
Scholarship recipient, a
member the Positive Student
Awareness Association
(PSAA), Project Strengthen
and she also works closely
with the Nation of Islam
Student Association (NOISA).
“I am very excited about
next year because not only will
1 be the SGA President, but I’ll
be a senior and 1 hope to make
it WSSU’s best year ever,” she
Secretary of Army
Will Speak
At Commencement
WSSU Public Affairs Office
Togo D. West, Jr., secretary of the
Army and a native of Winston-Salem,
will deliver the commencement address
at the 104th annual commencement
exercises on May, II, 1996.
As Secretary of the Army, West
oversees a more than $600 billion
budget, more than 500,000 soldiers,
279,000 reservists and 410,000 national
Before his appointment as Army
Secretary, he was the top man in
Washington for Northrop Corp., a
defense contractor.
In 1975, West was associate deputy
attorney general, the Navy's chief
counsel from 1977 to 1979 and the
Pentagon's chief counsel in 1980. He
was named to his current post in
November 1993.
West received his bachelors of
science and J.D. degrees from Howard
University, in Washington, D.C.
Among his volunteer affiliations are
positions with the Kennedy Center, the
Folger Shakespeare Theater and the N.
C. School of the Arts.
He is married to Gail Berry West.
He mother, Katherine West, resides here
in Winston-Salem.
Rams Choose
To Reign
As Queen
Staff Wnler
“1 plan to encourage others to
become involved or stay active in
campus activities,” said Joy Holmes,
Miss WSSU, 1996- 1997.
Holmes, a native of Goldsboro,
the youngest of three girls, is majormg
in accounting.
”1 have wanted to be Miss WSSL
since I was a freshman," she said.
Since 1993, she has been
involved in numerous campus activiues
including: checrieadinc. track. .\Uvik
Modeling, and Scarlet Lace. She is
also a member of NABA (
Association of Black .\ccounuintsV
“1 will put fonh my best elK'n lo
make sure 1 do not lei ihe Rani F.niiih
down,” said Holmes.
I Congratulations Ctass of 1996

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