From the Editor in Cliief
Give back to those who gave to you
they really did help you.
Let those that help you know they
can count on you for a favor. If you
establish that fact there won't be
any problems with them knowing
they can count on you. To prove
that you mean business, exchange
numbers and/or mail box address
es. You want them to realize that if
they need you, they can call or
write you. Besides, you just
may need that informa
tion from them when
you need future
Return the favor. If
you really want to
build a firm relation
ship with this per
son, returning favors
are key to success!
Allow yourself to actually
follow through on your commit
ment to that person, if possible. If
it's a case where you need a ride
somewhere because you do not
have a car, offer gas money. If you
borrow a piece of clothing because
you do not have that particular
item, wash it for them (but please
read the label first). In situations
like these where you cannot return
the actual favor, do something that
will contribute to the favor.
Be on good terms with that person.
People have the tendency to only
ask for favors from certain people
when they realize that they could
be of some kind of help. I'm sure
you've experienced people that
only talk to you when they need a
favor, right? So why would you do
that to someone else? It's quite
annoying and very tacky to
only talk to people when
you need something.
Besides, you don't
want to be labeled as
a "user". Always
stay on good terms
with the person you
get favors from. You
never know when you
might need another
favor from that person.
People want to be treated fairly
and with respect, so do not only
talk to the person because you
need a favor, get to know them for
who they are.
Treating people the way you
want to be treated is a must.
Doing things like returning favors,
showing appreciation, and estab
lishing good relationships are
essential deeds when you want the
give back to those
who gave to you
helps you become a
know the value of
Former Winston-Salem State student
becomes licensed attorney in Raleigh
Isn't it convenient to always have
certain people in mind who you
know you can always count on?
Whether it's your parents, siblings,
best friends, co-workers, etc, any
time you need a favor they are
always there for you. I'm sure that
you express your
appreciation by say
ing "thank you", but
do you think a simple
"thank you" is
When people help
you out you want
them to feel as if they
really did make a dif
ference. You can do
that by simply returning the favor.
Make it known to them that you
can be counted on. Here are some
great tips you can consider when
you want to return the favor.
Let those that help you know they
are appreciated. I'm not saying that
you have to get down on your
knees and show outstanding emo
tion, but sending a nice "thank
you"note is sincere, and different.
People like receiving small
momentos, and little thank you
notes. Giving these items are a
good ways for them to feel as if
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Tyyawdi Baker wants to be a
judge and she is well on her way.
She graduated from Winston-
Salem State University in 1996 with
honors and a bachelor of arts
degree in English and a minor in
Political Science. After graduating
she attended law school at the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. She graduated this
past May and passed the North
Carolina State Bar exam in June.
Baker was officially sworn in as a
licensed attorney by Chief Justice
Henry Frye of the N.C. Supreme
Court at a special ceremony held in
Raleigh on Oct. 14. Two of her for
mer professors. Dr. Shirley
Manigault and Larry Little, were
there to witness the occasion.
Currently, Baker is a law clerk for
She enjoys working at the
Supreme Court and especially
working with the chief justice. "He
is an excellent teacher and role
model and this is a wonderful
opportunity for me," she said.
Though she is quite busy and
works very hard, she still feels it is
important to give back, especially
to her alma mater, Winston-Salem
Courtesy of Sherrie Wallington
Tyyawdi Baker poses with Justice Henry Frye ot
the Supreme Court (left) and Carl Miller (right),
Baker’s grandfather at the Supreme Court.
Recently, she contacted
Manigault, an English professor
and director of the Honors
Program, and volunteered to do a
workshop for students preparing
for law school and the LSAT.
The workshop was Oct. 9,1999
from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Hall
Patterson, room 305. Three faculty
members and 13 students attend
ed. Baker focused on preparing for
the LSAT, applying to law school,
writing personal statements, devis-
ing a plan and sticking to it, main
taining a competitive grade point
same things done to you. Believe it
or not, some people like to be
needed because it makes them feel
important and it makes them feel
as if they have accomplished some
Learning to give back to those
who gave to you helps you become
a sensible person.
Sensible people know the value
of favors and they know the
importance of returning them.
Not only does it make you sensi
ble, it makes you reliable as well.
Being reliable is a good characteris
tic to have. People like to know
that they can depend on you if
they ever need anything.
It is always good to have a per
son to rely on, and it is especially
good when they can rely back on
In the meantime, remember to
treat people the way they want to
be treated. No matter how many
favors a person grants you , they
are making a special sacrifice to do
Always appreciate those care
givers and give back the support
you receive because you never
know when you will need them
average, and having a strong sup
port network of family and friends.
Maintaining focus has been one
of the keys to Tyyawdi's success.
"One thing that helped Tyyawdi
was that she was always focused.
From the moment she entered
Winston-Salem State she knew
exactly what she wanted to do and
has steadfastly worked toward her
goal," Little said.
Baker spoke candidly about the
rigorous and challenging work
load and the massive amount of
reading, studying and writing
required in law school and to pass
the bar exam.
"The courses that really helped
me during law school and study
ing for the bar exam were the
English classes that I had taken at
Winston-Salem State," stated Baker.
After completing the clerkship
with Frye, Baker will begin a new
position with the prestigious law
firm. Smith, Helms, Mulliss &
Moore of Charlotte.
The workshop was the second in
a series of workshops sponsored
by the Honors Program.
For more information about upcom
ing workshops or the Honors Program,
contact Dr. Shirley Manigault or
Sherrie Wallington at (336) 750-2182.