UNCF coordinators commended for efforts
Marilyn Richards it the tiate director for the
North CaroUnal office of tho Umbo* Negro
By DAMON PORD
Thfhahh tin nil
The Hawthorne inn and Conference Center vu
the site of the 1998-1999 United Negro College
Fund (UNCF) Campaign on April 2. The Win
ston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools kicked
off the program, which is called "Partners for the
Over 75 teacher* and administrators, serving as
UNCF Campaign Coordinators, attended the early
morning campaign breakfast. Dr. Donald Martin,
Superintendent and Chairman of the school sys
tem's campaign, were present and commended the
coordinators for their effort*
North Carolina College Fund/UNCF state
director, Marilyn Richards, expressed appreciation
to all the participants and recognized right teach
era/administrators representing the schools divi
sions that raised over 11,000 in but year's cam
paign. They air. Pain Chuhoim, Administrative
unit; Peggy Moor; Carver High School; George
Simmons, Sooth Park Elementary School; Mary
Brewer and Robert Dawkins, Bolton Elementary
School; Cheryl Perry-Jonm, Atkins Middle School.
Edna Sigers, Southwest Elementary School; and
Kim Humphrey, Sedge Garden Elementary School.
Last year's UNCF Winstoo-Salem/Forsyth
County PuMic Schools, Partners for the Future i
Campaign raised over S28.000 and will benefit 112 i
studenu from W-S who are attending UNCF mem
bcr colleices and universities
The UNCF founded in 1944 by Dr. Frederick
D. Patterson, who was the preaident at Tuskegec
Institute (now University) during this time, saw the
need for pritgte historically Made colleges and oni
versifies to "pool their mall monies" together in ?
order to continue providing a quality education to ]
young African-Americana, or they would become 1
There are 39 private historically black member
colleges and universities in The College
Fund/UNCF. The N.C. members are St.,
Augustincs and Shaw University m Raleigh. Liv
ingstone College in Salisbury, Johnson C. Smith
University in Charlotte, Barber-Scotia in Coneorm
and Bennett College in Greensboro. In 1996, 7,416*
students attended these six schools.
Some of the more prominent graduates in the.
area indude M.D. Charlie L. Kennedy, Rep. Annie
Brown Kennedy, Superior Court Judge L.Todd
Burke, retired Federal Judge Richard C. firwin,
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By S?n Dtvii
The ChrooiyleSoom E&lpi
The Sam Hanger era at WilT
ston-Salem State i> over.
Hanger; head basketball coach
at Winstcm-Salem State, war
informed yesterday that -Ms-oon
jract will not be renewed for the
That action is basically the
same as a firing.
Hanger; who has led the Rams
for three seasons and compiled a
sons at the
helm of the
Jam Hangar to The
sources, Hanger and Anne Little,
WSSU's athletics director, had
been feuding since she arrived to
head the athletic program last sum
Little said the decision to let
Hanger go was not her decision -
? "We just made an administra
tive decision to take the athletic
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Ministry offers food, fellowship for less fortunate
By DAMON FORD
P* qrwtah HtwnK 1
Located in the back of the Greensboro
Urban Ministries on Lee Street and next to
Health Serve on Elm-Eugene Street, stands
the Potters House, a place of good food
and good fellowship for the less fortunate.
The Potters House, a non-profit organi
zation, is a part of the Greensboro Urban
Ministries. In 1997 about 125,000 meals
were served. Anyone can be served and the
meals are free with no questions asked.
Most of the people are from the surround
Some are homeless and stable to afford a
meal for themselves or tlar family.
Pat Spain, ttfe Direct* of the Potters
House since 1986, says that the number of
people served there has increased to about
350 people a day. Spain was recommend
ed to the position by her pastor at St.
Matthews Uhited Methodist? at that
time? the Rev Paul Perkins. Mike Aiken,
the Executive Director of Greensboro
Urban Ministries liked what he saw and
hired her, "I love rat job and I love the
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The Potters House receives donated food
from restaurants, schools, organizations
ahd the gover^midllff) USDA. Spain also
orders food from the Monarch food corpo
ration. "We terve a well balanced meal
everyday," Spain proudly asserted.
Running the Potters House is enjoyable
tor Spain but the kftows that the volunteers
are the key to heaping things running
smoothly. "I always enjoy helping other
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Two reject rankings assigned
to the state's African-Ameri
can legislators ;?
By SHARON BROOKS HODGE
The Chronicle Editor
representing the Triad are
among the least effective legisla
tors serving in the North Caroli
na General Assembly, according
to a report released this month.
... "1 don't think it's fair," com-,
merited state ffep. Alma Adam<'
"D-Oteensborb, on Tuesday in
response to-the rankings pub
lished by the North Carolina
Center for Public Policy
Of the 120 representatives
serving in the state House,
Adams was ranked 116. That
was the lowest ranking of any of
the representatives ? white or
black ? from either Guilford or
Forsyth counties. There are 17
African Americans currently
serving in the lower chamber of
the General Assembly.
The other two black state rep
resentatives- are Rep. Larry
Womble of Winston-Salem and
Flossie Boy-Mclntyre of High
Point. Womble was ranked 113;
Boyd-Mclntyre was rated III,
Rep. Dan Blue Jr., D-Wake,
was ranked 12, making him the
survey's most effective African
American representative. Most
black lawmakers fared poorly in
the effectiveness survey.
The N.C. Center for Public
Policy Research conducted its
biennial legislative survey during
the fall of 1997, after the regular
session had adjourned. Z
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Woman's ambition pays off
'By TABITHA J. BELL
The Chronicle Reporter
Todzia Treadwell once faoed more obstacles
than possibilities, and because of her ambition to
acquire her high school education, she now sees
the big picture from her backyard.
On April 8, a ribbon was cut at 1200 Willie
Davis Drive to commemorate the opening of a
newly renovated six single family apartment
building. Winston-Salem's Mayor Jack Cavanagh
Jr. was there, along with other officials and neigh
bors. This ribbon cutting ceremony, however, had
special significance for Treadwell.
"This is a momentous occasion," she said with
She pointed to a door knob and said, "I did
Treadwell is one of the construction program
participants in the Housing and Neighborhood
Development Department. The program is 26
weeks and offers an opportunity for placement
with the city or with private contractors.
Because of her involvement in this program,
Treadwell said that she is on the road to achieving
Only four short yeatrs ago, Treadwell was at her
wits end. She was a single parent at age 15, and
she worked only occasionally to make ends meet.
She adrpits that without her high school edu
cation she did not see much of a future. And hav
ing her son, Racheon, at such an early age also
jeopardized her future goals.
lYeadwell achieved her high school require
ments at Forsyth Technical College, in Winston
Salem, and she later became eligible for RISE
(Resident Involvement Self Improvement Pro
"RISE gave me a foundation to grow from, it
gave me vision," she said.
"I took a class in building maintenance, and I
liked it," said "IVeadwell.
She added, "I went on to pursue an opportuni
ty for further training, through the Workforce
Development Office and I choose construction
Treadwell said she worked hara to make it this
far and she urged other young ladies to not take
having a child so lightly. If they have goals and
dreams, a baby makes it more difficult to achieve
"I was oil welfare, for a while," Treadwell
remembers. "Every time I met with my worker I
never failed to make clear my goals. I would say,
'this is a brief situation; I will soon say farewell to
welfare,'" she said.
Treadwell said that she doesn't like to wear
high heels. And that posed an employment dilem
ma because she "couldn't find a good job that I
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