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Winston-Salem State University
Student comments on
plans for December
Gospel artists present a
ICIAA football champs and
Students were invited to attend
"Opportunities," a sponsored
event by the University of North
Carolina Exchange Program. Its
purpose was to give students an
understanding of the importance
of student exchange programs.
The speaker for this event was
Steve Flynn, the interim director
for the UNC Exchange Program.
Flynn gave three reasons why
students should study abroad.
First of all, studying abroad is
professional. "In a multinational
corporation, you're in a very mar
ketable position," Flynn said.
"That stands you out from the
crowd when you're selling that
See Studies, Page 2
Vice chancellor from A&T to start position in January
From Staff Reports
UNC President Molly Broad
announced Tuesday that Harold L.
Martin Sr. has been named chancel
lor of Winston-Salem State
Martin is the vice chancellor for
academic affairs at North Carolina
A&T State University. He is to start
at WSSU Jan. 3, 2000, and his term
will run through June 30, 2002.
He will succeed Alvin J.
Schexnider, who announced his
resignation earlier in the month.
Schexnider has accepted a position
at the Wake Forest University
School of Medicine.
Martin, 48, holds undergradu
ate and master's degrees in electri
cal engineering from A&T. He
earned his doctorate in the field
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University.
A member of the A&T faculty
since 1980, Martin was named
chairman of the Department of
Electrical Engineering in 1985 after
a nine-month stint as its acting
chairman. In 1989, he was named
dean of A&T's College of
Engineering. He held that post
until he was named vice chancellor
for academic affairs in 1994.
As A&T's top academic officer, he
was responsible for all academic
units at the Greensboro campus.
During his tenure, he was credited
with strengthening collaborative
community partnerships, raising
the quality of academic programs,
establishing programs to improve
student retention and graduation
rates, and enhancing the technolo
gy and telecommunications infra
structure of the campus.
He will be an interim chancellor,
but will be given the title of chan
His term is for the 2001-2002
school year. During that time,
WSSU trustees will be asked to
search for a permanent chancellor.
The search for his successor is
expected to start in 2001.
Martin is a native of Winston-
Salem. He is married to Davida
Martin, who is an attorney for
Forsyth County. The Martins have
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Dr. Joy Carew
Dr. Joy Carew speaks
at 107th convocation
Dr. Joy Gleason Carew gave the
keynote speech at the 107th
Founder's Day Convocation.
Carew is the granddaughter of
Winston-Salem State University's
founder. Dr. Simon Green Atkins.
Although she had many wonderful
things to say about him, she said
that she only knows him through
"... history, stories, and articles."
Carew, a native of Chicago, III.,
lives in Pennsylvania where she is
an associate professor of languages
and linguistics at Lincoln
As a linguist, Carew has taught
and lectured in French and Russian
at Malcolm X College in Chicago
and as an educator she has taught
such courses as "White Language,
Black Language," world literature,
and "The Language of Protest."
Carew stressed the need for stu
dents to learn foreign languages
and to travel abroad. She said that
"minorities should especially
spend an extended time abroad to
learn values, who they are, and to
get exposure from other cultures.
Students who travel abroad will
come back much more focused and
fired up. It will also make them
flexible to face those changes need-
Photo by Niche' Vereen
Dr. Walter Childs, a professor of education, and
Dr. Joy Carew
ed for survival.'
See Carew, Page 3
WSSU student volunteers earn high marks
Since Hurricane Floyd hit Eastern North
Carolina, many people have lent a helping hand
to the victims.
Churches, businesses, agencies, fraternities,
sororities and various other clubs and organiza
tions throughout North Carolina also lent a
hand. The students at Winston-Salem State
University have done their share of volunteering
to assist the victims of Floyd, from coin drives to
collecting canned goods and clothing. So what
happens if and when the Floyd victims return
to their normal routine? Hopefully people will
continue to serve their community by volun
Many may ask , "Why volunteer?" Let's face
it, most people want to get paid to do work.
Volunteering can give you something that
money cannot. For one, it makes you feel con
nected to something or someone, knowing that
what your doing is aiding humanity, and it just
makes you feel good to know your're
unselfishly helping others. So how do students
at Winston-Salem StateUniversity feel about
Freshmen at WSSU are required to volunteer
for 15 hours as part of their freshman seminar
class. Other students on scholarship are
required to do a certain number of hours per
semester in order to maintain their scholarship.
However, these students along with other stu
dents volunteer not because they have to but
because they want to.
Vincent Sessoms, a freshman, says he hasn't
started volunteering for his freshman seminar
See Volunteer, Page 2