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The following article was submitted David McCoy, a student intern with the Office of Marketing and Communications.
Winston-Salem State’s campus was like a “winter wonderland” as about five inches of snow covered the ground in mid-February. The heavy snow kept WSSU closed for three straight days. Student’s participated in various activities during the snow days that included sleeping, sledding and studying to name a few.
With the campus covered with snow, students got to enjoy some extra time out of the classroom. The snow started on Wednesday afternoon and didn’t end until Thursday night. The frozen precipitation left the roads slippery, people trapped in their homes, and left many people without power. However, the students embraced the snow and looked at it as a positive.
Dajonte Wise, a senior sociology major from Kinston, N.C., said he enjoyed the days out of class and felt they were well needed. Wise said he got to catch up on some assignments and sleep very late, which he said is always a “positive thing” in his book. He said he even took the two-hour trip back home to Kinston to take his mother out for Valentine’s Day.
Wise said while on campus he and some friends did participate in the traditional snowball fight and played pranks on people. “We really didn’t mean any harm with the pranks. We were just having fun,” said Wise. He admitted it was great, but said the best part of all was the time he got to spend with his mother back home. Wise said if he had to choose anything he didn’t like about the accumulation of snow was that it made traveling difficult.
Russell Green, a senior sport management major from Charlotte, also had no problems with the snow. “You just have to enjoy it especially down here because we don’t get it as often, so it’s a must to enjoy it when we get some,” he said. Green said he participated in many snowball fights, ate tons of snow cream and attempted to go sledding. “I wished it could have been here longer,” he said.
Green said he didn’t like the fact that the roads were very dangerous and that he still had to go to work. He believes the really bad part about the snow is that teachers will begin to give students more work to make up for lost time.
Paris Pratt, a junior healthcare management major from Fayetteville, said she is really not to fond of the snow but did enjoy the break the snow gave her. “I didn’t do much in the snow but I did make a snowman,” she said. Pratt said studying and sleeping was what she did majority of the time.
Kianna Vinson, freshman computer science major from Raleigh, like Pratt spent majority of her time sleeping and studying. But she did have a problem with aspect of the storm. “Being snowed in was really horrible, no food places would deliver so I had to eat a lot of noodles,” she said.
Hopefully majority of students did enjoy the snow, the likelihood is we may have seen the last bits of snow for a while, as winter comes to an end. Well maybe.
The Honors Program received the Jerry Long Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Award from the city of W-S. The luncheon, which was rescheduled due to inclement weather, was held today at the Old Town Club. Each student is required to complete 15 community service hours each semester. During the 2012-2013 school year, students completed over 8,000 community service hours.
“Public service, at times, requires that individuals explore deeper meanings, consider broader implications and make stronger decisions about specific group needs,” said Dr. Soncerey Montgomery, director of the Honors program. Honors students consistently and selflessly avail themselves to the collective commitment to give back to the community and positively impact the world.”
She said of her students that their compassion and devotion to helping others is evident in the significant number of hours they commit to on-campus activities and community service-oriented programs. “Honors students volunteer in many different capacities, including projects like disposing of trash for the Adopt-a-Street cleanup, feeding the homeless at the Samaritan Ministries, cleaning facilities at the Family House, organizing activities for patients and families at the Ronald McDonald House, tutoring at local schools, etc. I’m so proud of the students for using their time, talents and resources to make a difference in the lives of others.”
“We are humbled to be recognized as outstanding volunteers by the city of Winston-Salem. Receiving the Jerry Long Memorial Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2013 lets us know that our services are valued and our efforts are not in vain,” Montgomery noted. “Receiving this award also brings to life the wise words of Corrie Ten Boom: ‘The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation’.”
The focus of the group’s volunteer work is on First Street and adjourning streets located by the BP Service Station on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
Dr. Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been elected 2014 vice chair and chair-elect for the N. C. Center for Public Policy Research.
“The Center’s Board is carefully constructed to be representative of the citizens of North Carolina in terms of race and ethnicity, gender, region of the state, and political party affiliations,” says Board Chair Leslie Walden of Chapel Hill. “We are very pleased to welcome outstanding citizens and leaders to our Board.”
Valentine has been dean at WSSU since January 2006 and is responsible for the educational programs in clinical laboratory science, health care management, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. In addition to her work with the N. C. Center for Public Policy Research, she is general chair and president of the Consortium for International Management Policy and Development. Valentine is also on the board of trustees for Novant Health and on the board of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals.
The 24-member board of directors of the N. C. Center for Public Policy Research represents the geographical areas of the state as well as the corporate, academic and community service arenas. The center is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization created in 1977 to evaluate state government programs and to study important public policy issues facing North Carolina. In addition to its publications, it conducts in-depth studies on a variety of issues including mental health reform, making Federal loans available to students in more of the state’s community colleges, and reducing fraud committed against the elderly.
Dr. Corey D. B. Walker, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and John W. and Anna Hodgin Hanes Professor of the Humanities at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), served as the guest speaker for Kilpatrick Stockton’s Third Annual Trailblazers Luncheon at their Atlanta office on February 20.
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Dr. Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
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