? W An Abottt Face?
Though he says a black man stands little chance
of winning the 1984 presidential race, NAACP
I Executive Director Benjamin Hooks says he
I himself might run in '88. Our editorial writer
I wonders why.
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By ROBIN ADAMS i
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Nearly two months after resigning as chairman of the
social science department at Winston-Salem State
University, Michael J. Montgomery, who was discovered
to possess neither the doctorate, the master's degree nor
... the bachelor's degree that he'd said he had, is working
hard to piece his life back together.
"I am exploring a number of career opportunities
within the vicinity and elsewhere," Montgomery says, sitting
with his wife and daughter at his home in Monticello
Park. "I have made a number of very fine contacts with
people in the community and the private sector and
several have indicated that they have an interest in what I
am able to do." - ,
Montgomery, 35, left WSSU after school officials uncovered
his bogus degrees. According to a resume that
Montgomery gave to school officials, he had a bachelor's
degree in sociology and a master's degree in criminal
justice from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a
doctorate in sociology from Ohio State University. But in
reality, Montgomery, a Cleveland native, has only an
Black Dollar Days
Termed A Success
By ROBIN ADAMS
Local NAACP President Patrick Hairston says he is
encouraged by the reaction in Winston-Salem to the
organization's Black Dollar Days Campaign^ although
the campaign could have been even more successful with
a larger supply of the coins and bills designated to
dramatize black buying power.
4'Considering that Mechanics and Farmers Bank was
only able to get $10,000 in $2 bills and Susan B. Anthony
silver dollars, I was pleased with the response/' Hairston
said. "But I think the response would have been better if
the denominations had been in good supply."
The local Black Dollar Days effort was organized in
conjunction with a national campaign. From Sept. 1-5,
the NAACP asked black Americans to exchange at least
$10 for $2 bills and Susan B. Anthony silver dollars and
Please see page A3
~ Picking Up The Pieo
I Two months after it was discove
that Michael Montgomery had fal
his degrees, the former departm
I head at WSSU says his goals have
ly been "altered slightly."
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associate's degree in liberal arts from a junior college in
How was Montgomery - who worked as executive
director of the equal opportunity office at Cornell
University in Ithaca, N.Y., before coming to WSSU in
August 1982 - able to fake his credentials so long and so
effectively without being found out?
"1 don't want to sound pompous, but I have done my
jobs extremely well, and that has been so over the past 13
years," he says. "I was recognized as a person who is on
the move. I always got increased responsibilities, and
promotions were given to me readily.
"After I got so far, it was difficult to go back to school
while working," he says. "I thought often about going
back to school, but being so involved in my work and being
in the public eye, it was hard to do."
The secret Montgomery kept from the public was also
hidden from his wife of three years, Stephanie. "When I
found out, I was in such a state of shock," she says. "I
felt I was just suspended in midair. I couldn't believe it,
"Sometimes 1 still have to pinch myself and ask, 'Is
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BLACr CClLEGt M(L
Walking Away From Tampa
"If some of my critics had at least one
week of my life and I had one of
theirssays former Tampa Bay
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quarterdock uoug w imams, pitiurtru
on the right, "I bet they'd trade me M
back. "An in-depth look at Williams,
who has left the NFL for the USFL's
Oklahoma Outlaws, and former
Elizabeth City State coach John
Walton, who left the CI A A to join the
Boston Breakers, appears in this
month's edition of the Black College
Sports Review, inside (photo courtesy
The St. Petersburg Times And Evening ?
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Jthough Forsyth Technical Institute is a
ot directly affected by a recent U.S. b
department of Education mandate that s
squires community colleges in North v
Carolina and five other states either to at- s
-act more black students, faculty and k
ustees or lose federal funds, the school is f
tudying its affirmative action policies
nd looking at ways to improve them, I
ays Dr. Bob Green, its president. "That
mandate r^liy has not had an 4
mpact on us," Green says. "This will on- }
y affect schools with college parallel programs.
We are a technical institute. But it '
las made us look at our own situation." '
The situation Green refers to is the !
mall percentage of black students and
ull-time faculty members at Fonyth ~ rech.
In the 1982-83 school year, 3,108 full- 1
:ime students were enrolled at the school. i
Seven hundred sixty-one (761), or 24.5
Hrcent, were minority studenur^
30 of the fchodl's I?T full-time
faculty members are minorities.
"The areas we need to work on( as far
as recruitment of minority faculty
members/' Green says, "is in the
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By Salaries, Ot
By ROBIN ADAMS
What began as a routine board of
trustees session at Winston-Salem State
University became something more last
Thursday when a faculty member asked
for time during the meeting to present
some of the faculty's concerns.
Dr. Elwanda Ingram, an associate professor
of English and chairman of the
school's Educational Council (a faculty
senate composed of representatives from
each campus department) asked the board
for permission to present a resolution protesting
the manner in which faculty
salaries were distributed this year. She
also asked to present the board with the
results of a questionnaire addressing
the Aggies: Just how big is the
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echnical fields, like engineering
schnology, where we have no minority
acuity members/Many minorities who
rm train*H in thne* 00 nn tn
usiness and industry, where they get paid
o much more." Because of competition
/ith the business sector, says Green, Foryth
Tech has problems employing and ' 1
;eeping not only minority faculty, but
acuity members in general.
Board of trustees member Beaufort
tailey says the school adopted an affir7
hope we will adopt a policy
vhere the racial composition of the
racuity, staff and students will be
ike the racial composition of Forty
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basically states that Forsyth Tech is committed
to recruiting black students and
faculty. He says the school is in the process
of strengthening that policy. i
will adopt a pdTicy where the radial composition
of the faculty, staff and students
will be like the racial composition of ForPlease
see page A 9
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Juliana, who recently resigned from
g his bogus degrees, says a supportoto
by James Parker).
various faculty and staff concerns.
Ingram had requested to make her
presentation during the open board
meeting, but was denied. She was later
called into the board's closed executive
session where the trustees said, according
tr* Inoram that ch^ u/ac nut of order
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she had not presented her concerns
to Chancellor H. Douglas Covington
The major problem, said Ingram, deals
with the way a 5 percent state employee
raise, granted by the General Assembly,
was distributed among the teaching faculty.
Instead of each department getting all
of the money to distribute for raises, each
was given 8Q percent, with 20 percent retained
by the chancellor to "address maPlease
see page A3