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Chancellor Reaves Breakfast Briefing
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Reforming the Curriculum at WSSU
Participants at Breakfast Briefing  

Thursday, April 28, 1011 

This morning's briefing is the third in the series and will focus on what I consider to be the single most important activity taking place today on the WSSU campus - curriculum reform.


For those of you who attended the first briefing, you will recall that it was a discussion about managing change at the University, and I am sure that I acknowledged that since my arrival in 2007 that change has been a constant. I am also sure that I talked about how hard that is for the organization, for everyone involved, but that change is a necessary condition for progress.


So here we are, four years into my tenure as chancellor, and we are on the verge of implementing the most significant and sweeping set of changes that this University has experienced, perhaps in its history. I am sure it is more significant than anything that has taken place in more than 50 years.


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WSSU Prepares for Graduation of its Largest Class Ever

Stephen A. Smith More than 1,000 students are expected to participate in the largest graduation ceremony in Winston-Salem State University's history on Saturday, May 14, at 9:45 a.m. in the Lawrence  Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

WSSU alumnus, noted journalist, media personality and motivational speaker Stephen A. Smith will deliver the keynote address. He will also be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.   


A 1991 graduate of WSSU, Smith's journalism career began with covering high school sports for the New York Daily News in 1993.  He has made his way up the ranks of sports reporters, covering college basketball and football and then the National Basketball Association. In 2003, Smith was promoted to general sports columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, becoming one of only 21 African Americans in the nation to hold that title at that time.


A sports commentator and analyst, Smith was a part of Fox SportsNet's "Best Damn Sports Show, Period!" and served as an analyst on ESPN's premier basketball show, "NBA Shootaround."  He also has had his own radio show on 1050 ESPN in New York.


Beyond covering sports, Smith has taken lessons learned from the athletes, celebrities and newsmakers he has written about and used them to develop motivational presentations.


Call Program Fulfillment Impressive
Student Caller


Alumni like to hear students talk about about campus life, their academic endeavors and successes. It is also exciting to hear them talk about plans for the future, as their dreams and aspirations are our reality. Alumni and students also realize that WSSU plays an integral role in positioning students to achieve their goals. Results from our Call Program provide evidence that our alumni are truly interested in, and care about, student success.
The recently completed Call Program has resulted in a significant number of alumni pledging their support. An even more impressive outcome has been the number of alumni who not only answered the call, but provided an immediate impact through a credit or debit card gift.

Below is the percentage of our alumni who paid their pledges immediately as compared to several institutions who also conducted a Spring Call Program.
  • Winston-Salem State University - 14.11%
  • Tuskegee University - 12.14%
  • Florida A&M University - 10.86%
  • Fayetteville State University - 7.93%
  • North Carolina Central University - 2.84%
WSSU sincerely appreciates everyone who made a pledge of support and those who immediately fulfilled their gift through a credit or debit card. Doing so moved WSSU to the top of the list.

If you made a pledge during our campaign, you are encouraged to make your gift within the next few weeks. Once all pledges are paid we will also be able to brag about an impressive increase in alumni participation. That makes a big difference!

Thanks for your support of the school and its students.