The one year anniversary of the
Washington Million Man March will
locally be celebrated on October 19, at
noon in the Corpening Plaza.
The Local Organizing Committee
of the Million Man March, the North
Carolina Black Repertory Company and
Fathers and Friends Inc., will sponsor
the march. The March will leave the
Winston Mutual Building, 1225 E. 5th
Street and go downtown to the
Corpening Plaza. At the plaza, several
speakers, entertainers, exhibitors and
vendors will join in the festivities.
Black men in Winston-Salem and
the Triad, with their families, are invited
to march in this historical event
For more information concerning
this event, call Larry Leon Hamlin of
the North Carolina Black Repertory
Company at 723-7907 or Darryl Watson
of Fathers and Friends at 727-8172, ext.
Historical Marker page 3
Mr. Ram page 4
Class of 1997. page 5
Taylor Speaks page 6
Dr. O'Neal page 9
Pender page 11
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Noted film casting director,
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received the honor for the
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Thompson Student Services
Building To Be Dedicated Friday
BY AMY PHIPPS
‘The new student services building will enable us to serve
our students better,” said Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider, WSSU’s
chancellor, at a ‘VIP Tour’ of the new Cleon F. Thompson
Student Services Building. The tour was held for members of
the media, city alderman, state representatives, board of trustees
members and community business people.
Undoubtedly, this 114,000 square foot facility will do just
that by encompassing nine administrative offices, the Student
Government Association’s (SGA) offices, a student dining
room, a faculty/staff dining room and other student services’
offices all in one location. The SGA office suite, located on the
first floor, opposite the bookstore, includes office space for
primary officers, a reception area, and a meeting room.
Students will no longer have to trek across campus to visit
the post office, bookstore or the Financial Aid office. Instead,
they will find these and many other offices housed in this new
$16 million building.
In addition to the campus bookstore, a foodcourt and leisure
and study space will be available in the building. A television
room equipped with four television viewing areas to
accommodate students’ viewing preferences will be located on
the lower level of the building. The game room, which will
provide an area for student recreation and entertainment,
includes a billiards room, table tennis room, and electronic game
room. Students will also be able to check out game room
For special faculty, student and community-based activities,
a spacious multipurpose room, which seats 450 and contains
movable partitions, is located on the second floor. The room
may be divided into three separate rooms. The fabric covered
walls not only enhance acoustics, but attractiveness as well. The
room’s amenities include an automated movie screen, projection
room, and stereo speakers. This room is ideal for receptions,
small convocations, movies and meetings. It will be available
on a reservations-only basis.
Employees in the Admissions, Billing & Receivables,
Enrollment Management and Services, Financial Aid, Registrar,
Career Planning and Placement, Counseling, Residence Life,
Student Activities and Student Affairs offices will enjoy taking
breaks in the Employee Lounge. This room is equipped witli
comfortable chairs and tables, a sink, storage cabinets, a
microwave oven and large refrigerator.
Nine conference rooms are located throughout the building.
These rooms will accommodate groups of 16, while two of the
rooms have sliding partitions that will scat up to 32 people.
These areas are accessible to food services and therefore, may be
used for small catered events. Each room is equipped with a
podium, built-in bulletin board and telephone. These rooms
must be reserved through the Student Activities Office.
The dedication of the Cleon F. Thompson Student Services
Center will be held on October 4, as part of the Homecoming
festivities. Some of the offices will have relocated to its new
spaces by dedication time.
Holmes Will Be Crowned Miss WSSU
BY LOUQUENDER ROBINSON
“There is no victory without Joy,”
were the words that helped catapult Joy
Holmes to the title of Miss WSSU 1996-
1997. Holmes, a senior accounting major,
will assume her duties on Oct. 2, 1996.
The Goldsboro native, has been a
member of the junior varsity cheerleaders
and is currently a member of Scarlet Lace
and the Mozik Modehng Troupe.
When asked what prompted her to
run for the coveted title of Miss WSSU,
Holmes said, she and a former Miss
WSSU were both business majors and "I
had the opportunity to see what the
position of Miss WSSU involved on a
very personal level. ” She added, “I was
very involved on campus and I felt
becoming Miss WSSU was another way
to become involved with campus
Throughout the year, she plans to
implement projects to increase student
involvement on campus and in the
community. She also plans to bring
children from the Winston-Salem
community to campus to start a program
like “a big brother/big sister” program.
“WSSU students will have the
opportunity to be mentors to children
even if they have limited time or no
transportation,” said Holmes. ‘There
will be no room for excuses from the
WSSU students since the community
children will be brought to them.”