The Call That Makes A Difference
WSSU's student-operated Call Program garners
favorable response from alumni
Our first week of calling focused non-donors, a listing of alumni who have no donor history with the university. This prospect group was surprisingly responsive. One donor's motivation to support the university had an interesting twist.
As a Major in the U.S. Army, James Pittman '89 came into contact with other officers who were graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). One fellow officer often flashed his Norfolk State University Alumni membership card as reminder of how a proud graduate could be supportive.
Pittman, now retired and the owner of a successful construction firm, always intended to provide financial support to his alma mater. The phone call from one of our students simply reminded him of his intention and what had motivated him to give. He took this opportunity to respond very generously with a $365.00 credit card gift for an immediate impact. He has also indicated that it is his desire to do even more in the future.
Calls like these often serve as a reminder to our motivated, well-intentioned alumni.
This exciting new service is provided by the Career Services Office of Winston-Salem State University in continuing support for the lifelong career advancement of Winston-Salem State University alumni. You are invited to explore the comprehensive listing of senior and executive level positions provided by many of Winston-Salem's premier employer partners. We also encourage you to take full advantage of the website's wealth of career development resources that are designed to address the career development needs of experienced professionals.
Available services include:
- resume/cover letter development
- resume posting
- electronic position searches
Nationwide HBCU Business Case Competition
We are proud to announce that the student team representing WSSU took second place in the Nationwide HBCU Case Competition held Saturday at NC A&T University. The team did an outstanding job under the direction of their coaches, Mrs. Alyson Francisco, Instructor of Marketing, and Dr. Suresh Gopalan, Associate Dean.
The team members, Desmond Barnes, Sade' Powell, Chris Hopkins, and Martha McMurray, each received prizes of $1500. (Include picture. I have a couple you can use and will send to you - delete this).
Thanks to everyone who completed the survey developed by the students concerning Alumni giving. The data were used as part of their presentation to make the case for the "25 by 25 campaign" (25% of Alumni giving by 2025).
Thanks also to WSSU National Alumni Association President Gordon Everett for encouraging our involvement with Nationwide, an Association partner.
Four Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students led their teams as they made research presentations and met North Carolina legislators on April 13, at the State Capital in Raleigh.
The students were participating in the University of North Carolina's (UNC) Research in the Capital Symposium. Occurring biennially, the program is an opportunity for students from across the UNC system to travel to Raleigh and demonstrate their undergraduate research experiences to North Carolina state legislators.
Each campus selects students from a broad range of disciplines to participate, focusing on research projects which are particularly relevant to social, economic and cultural issues that impact North Carolina. The goals of the symposium are to highlight the important role of research in undergraduate education and the ensuing benefits to the state.
Add A Zero Campaign
We're keeping it simple:
We're asking you, as a graduate of WSSU,
to make a gift to your school.
The more young alumni who participate,
the higher our school's ranking will climb.
Help us take it to another level.
Just add a zero.