Counts’ Honors And Awards Are Numerous! Howard Counts .Data Processing manager puier airaiegy ana Man ning Workshop in Walker’s City, Bahamas, and Co ordinator and Director of Computer Center Design Installation at Celanese Colombiana in Bogota, Colombia, South America, all in 1961; and speaker for Large System Hardware and Software Direction at Hoogovens Steel Visitation Seminar in the Nether lands and Charlotte, 1961. The professional achieve ments Counts is proud of exist at Celanese, “I’m one of the few Mack execu tives in Celanese manage ment in Charlotte. I have been able to travel ex tensively both domestically and internationally in Ca nada, Mexico, and South America while I was doing installation planning of computer machinery. That has been the most reward ing for me. Another thing is being able to command respect from those who are very high up in the or ganization as well as those who are lower in the or ganization,” be announced. One of the other achieve ments occurred while he and his wife lived In New palti, N.Y., during 1971-73. “Stephanie, Assistant Principal at Randolph Jun ior High School, and I worked together with mi grant workers and helped them develop a program for their own self-enrich ment and education. She was employed at State Uni versity of New York as an instructor, and she devel oped a Black Student Cur riculum for public schools and set up an Urban Cen ter. I worked in Georgia as an instructor with black graduate students who ma jored in Computer Science and Statistics so they could graduate .and get into in dustry,” Counts remin isced. He confessed that there aren’t many blacks in data processing, which he de scribes as rewarding and lucrative, today compared • to 20 years ago. “You don’t have to be mathe matical but able to think r— 1 - out solutions logically. I spent the last two years in Career Development for my fraternity, Kappa Al pha Psi, and stressed to high school juniors and seniors the need of contin uing their education, the effect that data processing will have on the world, and why they should expose —tfaeadfelvefrtetfie'fiel'd. the * more exposure, the more prepared they’ll be in the Industry. I also told them that if they want to get into the business world, edu cation is important and enables them to raise their concentration on the ability to communicate (verbal, written as well as effective listening), understand, the financial world and work effectively with people on all levels.” -. Counts adds that there are a lot of blacks in very high positions within data processing and that they rise to the top very quick ly. “Primarily; blacks seem to apply themselves more towards this career.” Black History Month isn’t important to Counts because it recognizes the achievements of past and present black leaders in the community and on the na tional level solely. “It’s a time when we should recog nize the achievements within the black family structure. My father, the late Rev. Dr. Herman L. Counts, was the most sig nificant person in my life. He taught at Johnson C. Smith University for 30 years in the Theology and Philosophy Departments and was very well respect ed in the community. All of us have someone within the family who makes us real ize how we’ve gotten whore we are today, because we wouldn’t be where we are if it weren’t for that person. It’s a time in which we can show our appreciation to • CARO WINDS Is NOW accepting applications, for SPRING WUZKENDS Spring weekend park operation begins March 17, 1964. APPLY NOW to begin working March 17, 1984!! You must: • Be 16 years of age • Have a social security card • Provide your own transportation Benefits are: ■< • Base rate $3.35 per hour • Free use of the park when off duty • Free perk passes ,___ The Carowinds Employment Services Office is open Monday through Saturday, 9a.m. to 11:30 a m., I p m. to 4:30 p.m. EOE.M-F those within the family, and this can be done per sonally or with the media. ” The son of the late Rev. Dr. Herman L. Counts and Oletha W. Counts has two brothers-Herman and Wil son—and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Scoggins. He and his wife Stephanie have one - son, Jonathan, six, and attend Memorial United Presbyterian Church where Rev. Edward New —berry is pastor. Counts is a. 1965 graduate of West Charlotte High School and attended one year at Phil lips Exeter Academy, a prep school in Exeter, New Hampshire. During his freshman year; he attend ed Knox College (111.), and transferred to Johnson C. Smith University where he received a B.S. degree in Mathematics. He received additional graduate work in Mathematics and Statis tics from the University of Georgia (Athens) where he received a Master’s degree in Computer Science and * — Statistics. He is also in the process of opening a - _ computer center and makes periodic trips”® Dallas. Howard Counts has been a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fratern ity since 1968 where he was former Polemarch, 1971-72, and member of the Char lotte Alumni Chapter of the fraternity: Executive •_>» Board of Friends of John —son C. Smith University; National Board of Celanese EEO Committee; Guide and Share International. 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