5 Questions for C. Regina Cason, Charlotte QC Rams Alumni Chapter President
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a 1990 graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Business Administration, an MBA degree and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. I have over 15 years experience in the financial services industry and I am currently employed at TIAA-CREF as a Senior Specialist. I am originally from Morven, N.C. and the youngest of eight children. I have a strong passion for helping others and love working with youth groups.
When and why did you become involved with the Charlotte QC Chapter?
I became involved with the Charlotte QC Rams Alumni Chapter about 13 years ago. I have served in the capacity of Recording Secretary, Vice President, and currently as Chapter President. I became involved with the local chapter because of a dedicated alumnus - Don Cureton. Don's positive influence and love for WSSU also made me want to serve the Charlotte community through the many activities that the Charlotte QC Rams Alumni chapter was involved in under his leadership.
When did you become President of this Chapter and what are some your goals for this unit?
I became Chapter President in 2010 after serving as Chapter Vice President from 2008-2010. Since Charlotte is the largest market for WSSU student recruitment and admissions in North Carolina, it is a major focus and goal for the Charlotte QC Rams Alumni Chapter to recruit future Rams from local area middle and high schools.
What are some of the most important initiatives of the Chapter?
Some of the most important initiatives include our focus on offering support and bringing awareness to Ram athletics, volunteering for community service initiatives, increasing alumni membership and involvement in the local chapter, and supporting our Endowment Fund for scholarships for local students.
What is the one thing you want to share about the Chapter to prospective members?
The Charlotte chapter continuously participates in the growth and development of our prestigious Winston-Salem State University Charlotte QC Rams Alumni Chapter. We would love to have new members become involved and bring new ideas to promote membership, offer fundraising initiatives, and participate in community service projects. For further information about the Charlotte QC Rams Alumni Chapter, please visit our website.
Current WSSU honor students escort high performing high school seniors around campus on Scholars Day, February 17, 2012.
WSSU Celebrates 120 Years
As we prepare to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Winston-Salem State University this year, we thought it would be interesting to ask our alumni to help us tell the school's story through their life experiences whether they were at "TC," "WSS" or "WSSU". We will include some of these stories in the 2012 issues of Archway and also share some excerpts here in Ram Bits. We're calling these stories "Life Reports" and here is an excerpt from one we received recently.
"I arrived at Winston-Salem State College in the fall of 1966. I was the first of my family to enter college and I was excited but also a little unsure of myself. That feeling of discomfort was washed away with a discussion I had with Dr. Joseph Patterson one fall afternoon. His encouragement and support were invaluable. I went on to play an important role in the life of WSSU and it in me. During my stay I was mentored by some giants on the campus including Mr. Leon Brown, Professor William Rice, Dr. Kenneth Williams and his secretary Mrs. Saddie Daniels, and the legendary coach C.E. "Bighouse" Gaines."
- Leslie (Les) H. Kimbrough (Class of 1970) - Student Body President
What's your story?
What are your fondest memories of your days on campus? How has the university impacted your life? What advice would you give to today's students? Let us hear from you and help
us share the proud history of our school.