The Register, 1983-09-30
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screaming and shouting save black colleges save black colleges rivalries were forgotten as aggies eagles rams falcons marched side by side ; by doris person editor in chief lisa williams also a senior psychology major,said,"it's just an activity people enjoy homecoming means a time to d d if gloria boyd a senior psychology major said i've never really participated it's like another game others however did not have the homecoming spirit dr david porter a history instructer who has only been at a&t for a year,said at this point a&t's homecoming has little effect kevin edwards a freshman industrial engineering major said,"homecoming means a good weekend-time to have some fun watch a good ball game and meet some new ladies what homecoming means to me is getting together with friends partying and going to the game and seeing a&t have its victory,"said kim coffey a sophomore speech and theater major festivities homecoming offers an oppor tunity to enjoy the weekend some students said that special time jackie bond a junior psychology major said everybody seems so happy and together it's a very administrative services major homecoming of old pre sent and future aggies that should be remembered forever said sheba hall a sophomore sional history major said homecoming can be a learn ing experience because of the stories returning alumni tell about how a&t used to be aggies procla aggies applaud rally speakers at the governmental plaza,monday mayor john forbis presentee mation to sga president chris onyemem declaring black college day in greesnsbor later in the evening attended the candlelight service in raliegh/p/zo/o by phil powell enjoy seeing students ex emplifing pride in the organizations and groups and displaying overall aggie spirit seeing the community join in with the university activities i homecoming means observing the beautiful students in their activities and enjoying a good competitive football game means renewing aquaintances with alumni and friends and homecoming means everything to this campus homecoming is basically reuniting old aggies to gain that old aggie spirit once again said lional lyons a senior political science major anthony norman a profes the majority said that homecoming allows former and present aggies an oppor tunity for interaction economics major said she is looking forward to this homecoming because her family will be in greensboro participated sharon cameron a senior you know how they the students feel because you know how it was when you ruth colston accounting clerk for the book store and a student from the class of 48 said,"i don't participate but i get into the excitement dr george reid state president of the north carolina association of black educators said there are misconceptions about the need to preserve black colleges open government presidents gave inspiring and informative facts on the black institutions and ways in which black institutions can remain student building students from all corners of north carolina attended the candlelight service on the steps the state legislative college students jammed the streets of raleigh monday night to voice the need of black institutions reid said even in the early days black institutions have never set out to segregate any body " we never closed our doors the rally ended with the au dience singing lift every voice and sing"with their burning candles raised to the sky menefee it is time to get down to business said karl menefee sga president of wssu we can't wait any longer because if we don't start a plan now we will become a part of someone else's plan,"said must first register to vote it is the beginning for a change one point stressed by all presidents is that students renee anderson sga president of elizabeth city state university told students it would take a little more than a proclaimation from the governor we have to renew our commitment to the preser vation of our institutions and let people know that black in stitutions are here to stay anderson said the future is in your hands said ruffin take advantage of education get all you can he added were helping to save black col leges or helping to destroy them he asked students if they ruffin told students that 80 percent of the counties in n c do not have a black physi cian and 67 percent do not have black attorneys ben ruffin special assistant to governor james b hunt read the official document proclaiming september 26 as black college day in the state of north carolina voicing concerns of the budgets of black institutions however several black university chancellors were in washington d.c in a con ference at the white house many guests on the rally platform questioned the absence of the black presidents and chancellors several speakers reminded the students to let these officials know that if there were no black institutions there would be no black college presidents or chancellors there is a need for our black institutions when 70 per cent of all black graduates are from n.c and , 85 percent of our doctors lawyers and accountants graduated from black institutions reid said united christain fellowship choir m register welcome home alumni complete awareness for complete commitmfnt volume lv number 3 north carolina agricultural fc technical state university greensboro nc friday seotemher 10 1Â«h homecoming shows pride most rivalries forgotten on black college day aggies view homecoming as a time to ex hibit enthusiasm pride and by jamie ruff news editor unity mrs sadie smith acting head of public services said basically homecoming
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