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Alum Mae Godette throws out first pitch at WS Dash Baseball Game
July 7, 2012
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Did you know . . .
the Enterprise Center
is a one-of-a-kind business incubator and learning center that supports economic growth opportunities, enhances community health, and provides experiential learning opportunities.

Randolph Community College, WSSU partner on nursing degree
WSSU Provost and RCC Signing Brenda Allen (left), provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs with Winston-Salem State University, and Robert S. Shackleford, Randolph Community College president, sign an agreement establishing a bachelor's degree in nursing at the University Center of Randolph County. Read more.


Enjoy an inspirational afternoon while helping the most deserving students reach for their dreams
Wintley Phipps Concert
World-renowned gospel singer Wintley Phipps performs his unique
blend of uplifting song and conversation in a concert to benefit Winston-Salem State University's Student Scholarship Fund.

K.R. Williams Auditorium - on the campus of WSSU
Doors will open at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission: $30.00; Premium *VIP Seating: $100.00

WSSU Ticket Office (tickets not available online)

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.

"When I attended WSSU from 92' to 96', "non-traditional" students were not a mainstay at the University. Under the direction of Blanche Stevens, the Archway did a story on my daughter, and I. While the story at time was a "big deal" to both my daughter, who was around 8 years old at the time and I, the story itself is not what makes this a fondest memory but that my daughter is now a "non-traditional" student at WSSU, scheduled to graduate next December - just like her mother. At one point the University was responsible for educating 3 generations of my family. Me as an Alum, my daughter as a current student, and my grandson, who was enrolled in the WSSU Early Childhood Center."

Amber M. Baker, PhD 
Kimberley Park Elementary School 

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 heLetar from you and help us share the proud history of our school.

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WSSU Campus Tours Changing Perceptions and Creating New Ambassadors
WSSU Campus Tour  

Note: Nancy Young, Director for Media and Public Relations, recently joined a group of community and business leaders on one in a series of campus tours and provided this report.


This week I had the opportunity to join one of the tours of Winston-Salem State being conducted by University Advancement and University Engagement as a way of reintroducing the university to local community leaders. While I had been to The Enterprise Center many times, the tour gave me a chance to see the impressive virtual hospital and the business incubator through the eyes of folks who had no idea these initiatives existed. To say they were impressed would be an understatement. We also toured the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center (BRIC) where the group was able to see the cutting-edge research that is being done by the Center's faculty and students. Again, the people on the tour were absolutely amazed.


Even though WSSU is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, many people in Winston-Salem haven't seen the changes that have come about in the past few years - or even seen the campus other than driving by it. These tours are providing an opportunity to create new ambassadors for the University and that is truly beginning to occur. I had a good friend who just happened to be on the tour with me and she told me that now she understands why I am so excited to be at WSSU. Thanks to the work of a lot of our faculty and staff and the sponsorship of BB&T with support from Krispy Kreme, these tours are creating new perceptions of WSSU one group at a time.