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Earl Monroe 1967
On Tuesday March 6, 2012 Monroe was announced as part of the 10-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November.

Nicole Ferguson, 2004 WSSU grad, member of the Board of Visitors and reporter for Fox affiliate WGHP in Greensboro, N.C., will report on China. You can follow her on Twitter @NewsWithNicole.

A Man With A Mission...Statement

Nigel Alston Speaks at Salem Academy
Mr. Alston talked about the importance of writing your own story...and listening to and hearing other peoples' stories as well at Salem Academy.

2012 WSSU Choirs' Spring Tour Schedule

Young Alumni Council Panel Discussion
Become a Polished Professional 
YAC Panel Discussion Participants
What is your favorite
Tierra Lockamy
5 Questions for Tierra Lockamy Call Center
Student Caller
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a sophomore here at Winston Salem State University, studying Mass Communications. I am on the electronic media track with a main focus on TV and broadcasting. I am an only child from Raleigh, North Carolina, and the first in my immediate family to attend college. 

What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to go on to graduate school; however, my ultimate goal is to be an anchor for CNN. 

What do you enjoy most about being a student caller?
I enjoy talking to alumni about their experiences. I especially love speaking to the more seasoned alumni because they are so full of advice and they don't mind sharing it. I honestly love to just sit back and listen to their stories about their undergraduate years and how much WSSU has changed. One thing the alumni of any age will tell you is that if you do not do anything else, study, study, study! 

Why is important for alumni to provide financial support to their alma mater?
I feel it is important for alumni to provide financial support because a lot has changed since many of them graduated. There are higher costs for books, electronics, and tuition is much higher. So many of us rely on financial aid and I think that the alumni should help financially so future Rams can have a great experience like they had, and maybe even a better one as WSSU progresses. 

Please describe your most interesting conversation with an alum.
About a week ago, I spoke with a former Mass Communications major. Our conversation was so great that I got a little off track with my script. We talked about what she was involved in as a student and her favorite professors, one of which is still teaching and is my favorite. She asked about my ambitions and goals, and wished me the best with my endeavors. Before I ended our conversation, she even asked me to tell our favorite teacher, Dr. Blount, she said, "hello". 

CIAA Team Send Off
Ram fans send the 2012 CIAA Championship Rams off in style
as they travel to West Liberty, West Virginia to play in the
2012 NCAA Division Atlantic Regional Tournament.
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 learned the value of interpersonal relationships, to appreciate the cultural dimensions of life (diversity of music and other art forms) and the importance of self discipline to the success of anything/activity undertaken in life. I learned that the only meaningful aspects of life revolve around the people you meet, people who contribute to your personal growth and development, and to the friendships you develop which are lifelong and give meaning to life."

- Calvert H. Smith Sr. Class of 1959  


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.