The Register, 1976-04-23, page 1
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COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" ——^^^ma=mi—mm^^Hm^k\s*msmm^—mmmimmmmmm*mmmmmm^. VOLUME XLVII. NUMBER 57 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL .STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO * April 23,1976 _— '■ i " *' ' -" ~^~""—~~ ~ """^ A&T Engineering Student Receives Bell Scholarship By Benjamin T. Forbes For the second consecutive year, a student from the School of Engineering has received a scholarship from Bell Laboratories. Herman Hawkins, who was notified on April 16, stated that he was very happy he had won the scholarship. Last year, the scholarship was won by Robert Copeland, a senior from Portsmouth, Va. Copeland mentioned that when he was notified that,he had been selected for the Bell Laboratory Engineering scholarships Program, (BLESP) he was told that he was one of the top eight Black engineers in the nation. In the program, Bell Labs selects 10 students; two of whom must be white females, the other eight are Blacks. Copeland stated that Bell usually visits the large A&T's program. According to Copeland, students are not selected on their academic standings alone. He said such things as social life, religion, and character play a great deal in determining who gets a scholarship. In one example he indicated that he knew of a student with a 3.94 average whowas not selected. Nine other universities participated in the BLESP, which covers all expenses. Those nine included, the University of Colorado, Columbia University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Polytechnic Institute of New York, Purdue University, and Atlanta University Center/Georgia Institute of Technology. In closing, Copeland stated, Gerard Gray explains a new psfciag plan. Photo *y Lawson During Final Meeting Trustees Discuss Enrollment white schools, but last year they "It takes a first rate department (Bell Labs) decided to look into to produce first rate engineers." By Benjamin T. Forbes The subject of university A&T To Honor Greensboro Doctor With University Alumni Award Dr. Alvin V. Blount, Jr., longtime Greensboro physician and president of the A&T University Foundation, has been selected to receive the annual A&T State University Alumni Excellence Award. Blount will receive the award from Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, A&T chancellor, during the university's 85th annual baccalaureate-commencement exercises in the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday, May 2. In announcing the award, A&T's highest alumni citation, Dowdy said: "Dr. Blount, over the years, has reflected great honor on the university. He is not only a dedicated practitioner of medicine, but also a great humanitarian, civic leader and churchman. We are happy to salute him." Since 1971, Blount has headed the foundation which is the prime source of non-state support for A&T. Under his direction, the foundation has attracted increasing corporation and foundation involvement, mostly in the areas of student scholarships and faculty development. (See Blount, Page 3) 'Brute' entertains the Aggies Photo by Lawson enrollment was the main topic of discussion during the final meeting of the semester of the University Board of Trustees. Chancellor Lewis C. Dowdy opened the meeting by expressing his concern over the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' decision to cut back on enrollments at the 16 member institutions. Dowdy stated in his informal report that the Board of Governors had established enrollment figures for the 1976-77 school year ranging from 4,750 to 4,950, which is based on a full-time equivalent basis. However budget allocations were based on a full-time equivalent basis of 4,380. This leaves a difference of over 500 students since the projected enrollment is greater than that of the number of students allocated for in the budget. In Dowdy's report, projections on student enrollments were done for 1976 thru 1981. For the 1976-77 year the projection is 5,466; 1977-78-5,681; 1978-79-5,899; 1979-80-6,123; 1980-81-6,349. Budget allocations for the 1976-77 school, year provide for 5.1 additional full-time teaching positions, 2.3 administrative positions and 1 position for maintenance operations of the physical plant. The board also acted on increases in student services. Room and linen fee for the summer session of 1977 "would increase from $8.50 to $14.25. Effective with the 1976-77 school year, board wouH rise from $445 per year to $460 per year. Room fees for the next school year would also be raised from $440 per year to $465 per year. A resolution for increasing parking fees wil be acted on at a later date. It was first considered that student parking fees be raised to $35 per year: faculty $50 per year; and reserved spaces $45 per year. Gerard Gray, director of the physical plant, presented the board with a parking plan which is still in the processing stages. A consulting firm was asked to study the parking problems and the effects future buildings might have on the situation. Plans are now underway to acquire more land bordering Salem and Bluford Streets. Gray also mentioned in his report plans for pedestrian malls to connect the two sections of the campus. According to Gray, 620 parking spaces are required by the city for the new gym. As the meeting continued, Dr. Gloria Scott gave an updated report on the university's compliance with Title IX of the Health Education and Welfare regulations. Dr. Scott said that all 16 member institutions are working on programscomply with HEW's regulations. The .programs of the 16 campuses will be complied and presented to HEW on July 21. Before closing, the board received some final remarks of outgoing SGA President Ted. Mangum. Mangum made some recommendations that qualification for SGA president be changed to allow an upcoming junior to run for the office. There were 17 specific areas that Mangum wished to take action on.
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