Campus NewsBriefs


Campus NewsBriefs
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Where Tomorrow’s Leaders are Students Today
Emergency notifications for students, faculty and staff will
be handled by mass email, Channel 19, WURC 88.1 FM,
RC-TV 2, and campus loud speakers. If you would like to
receive emergency notifications by text message, please submit your cell phone number to Mrs. Carolyn Hymon, Dean
of Students. The numbers will be used for emergencies
ONLY and will not be distributed.
Emergency Numbers:
Security office:
Security guard on duty: 662-216-3429
In cases of inclement weather, information on
cancelled classes and school closings can be
found by calling the Rust College
switchboard at (662) 252-8000.
A Weekly Update of Activities at Rust College
will begin April 5, 2011
Vol. 40, No. 26
Candidates must make a one to three minute
speech on why they are the best person for the
position in which they are running. The person
who nominated each candidate must also be present during this time.
Speeches will be made April 5, 2011 in Heard
Auditorium of the BCS Building at 2:40 p.m.
Elections will be held at 11:00 a.m. April 11, 2011
in Brown Mass Communications Building
The Rust College family extends its condolences to the
families of Dr. Tequecie Meek, Assistant to
the President for Institutional Research and
Accreditation; and Mrs. Margie Green,
Assistant Director of Alumni Development.
Dr. Meek’s aunt, Annie Ruth Yancy Wells,
was funeralized in Marshall, Texas last week. Condolences
can be sent to Dr. Meek here on campus.
The brother of Mrs. Margie Green, Mr. Charlie Garrison,
will be funeralized Saturday, April 2 at Mt. Zion Taska
M.B. Church on Casey Road in Red Banks, MS. The funeral
will be held at 1:00 p.m.
Graduating Seniors!
Invitations for the 145th
Commencement Ceremony can
be purchased in
Oakview Mansion.
Invitations are 50 cents each.
Dr. David L. Beckley, ‘67, President
Campus NewsBriefs
Freshman Campaigns for
Sophomore Class Officers
Dr. Ishmell H. Edwards, ‘71, Vice President
Ms. Adrienne Phillips, Public Relations Specialist
April 1, 2011
Students Chosen for Ronald E. McNair Program
Three students from Rust College will spend their summer
participating in internships via the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Mr. Cleotha Taylor,
Ms. Shakaree Hale, and Ms. Dionyal Spencer were all chosen
after interviews were conducted with each of the candidates.
Taylor, a sophomore biology major, Hale, also a sophomore
biology major and Spencer, a junior Mass Communications
major will complete internships during the summer of 2011.
Their accomplishments will be featured upon their return to
Rust in the fall.
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement
Left-Right: Shakaree Hale, Cleotha Taylor,
Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 194 institutions
and Dionyal Spencer
across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S.
Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through
involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase
graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.
The Home Depot
“Retool Your School Project”
Vote to Support Rust College!
“The Home Depot is overjoyed to bring
this essential and successful program
back for a second year. We know how valuable our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities are,
and how much they have contributed to our country's
growth in so many ways. What could be more worthwhile than helping preserve and improve some of America’s most historic campuses and landmarks?”
“Major” Project
Rust College proposes to refurbish bathrooms in a
women's dormitory with environmentally friendly
“Minor” Project
Rust College intends to make improvements to the
west entrance of the campus that will increase its
aesthetic beauty.
To Vote:
Click “Vote For Your School”
Scroll through to find Rust College, click
and VOTE! ~
Schools with the highest votes are at the top
of the list— let’s put Rust College at the top
of the list!
Vote now for Rust College! The
Home Depot® will announce the
top finalists on May 16, 2011.
Make sure to vote EVERYDAY!
Make Rust College #1!
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Rust College Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Inducts New Members
Bad Weather Does Not Stop Successful “Preview Day”
Despite thunder and rain, 225 high school and potential transfer students and
guests visited Rust College Saturday, March 26 to get a firsthand look at Rust
College. Guests were treated to breakfast, prizes and entertainment throughout the
day, with performances from the Rust College A’Cappella Choir, the Blue Blazing Marching Band, Greek organizations and the Theatre Guild. Students, along
with parents, and school counselors were granted the opportunity to speak with
key staff members of Rust College — Ms. Helen Street, Financial Aid; Dr. Juanita Seals-Jones; First Year Experience/COPE Center, Dr. Paul C. Lampley, Vice
President for Academic Affairs, and several others. Each Division of Rust College
was represented in the McMillan Multi-Purpose Center— where parents and students had a chance to speak directly to Division chairpersons, as well as current
students who are working toward degrees in those fields.
In addition to the Rust College performances, guests had the opportunity to show
off their talents; several visitors sang and danced in the talent show held Saturday
afternoon. Those who were interested were able to audition for Ms. Dorothy L.
Jones, A’Cappella Choir director — ten students were chosen for the choir and
received scholarships on the spot to get them started financially at Rust College.
Preview Day Registration
Royal Ambassadors
“We are pleased with the number of guests who participated in Preview Day, despite the rain and weather,” said members of the Enrollment Services team.
Volleyball & Track
Students learn about Financial Aid/Work-Study
Juanita Lackey, Mass Communications
Dr. Wu San Pan, Division of Science & Math
Dr. Juanita Seals-Jones, First Year Experience
Division of Education
L-R: Crystal Forsythe, Dr. James Herod,
Dr. Wonso Hayes
Social Work department
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Ms. Jo Ann Scott, Director of Enrollment
Services, & Mrs. Sharron Goodman-Hill,
Preview Day M.C.
Mr. Michael McCoy & Dr. Nellie J. Smith
Dean Hymon speaks to parents & students about
Campus Life.
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society is a general scholarship honor society open to junior and
senior men and women in all academic areas who meet the requirements of the society. The
purpose is to promote high scholarship; to encourage sincere and zealous endeavor in all
fields of knowledge and service; to cultivate a high order of personal living; and to develop
an appreciation for scholarship and scholarly endeavor in others.
An undergraduate student shall be eligible to be elected as a collegiate member of Alpha
Kappa Mu Honor Society if the individual is registered as full-time, is in good standing with
the institution at which the chapter is located. The candidate must be at least a junior in a degree seeking program,
and have completed fifty percent of the requirements for graduation. Candidates must have a minimum grade point
average of 3.3 and be ranked in the upper ten percent of the class. Candidates must also exemplify good character
and exhibit the potential for leadership and service.
The 2010-2011 Alpha Kappa Mu inductees are: Ga’Ray Bobo, Cherlinca Boyd, Marcus, Bradley, Kiarahswanna
Bryant, Danielle Caradine, Chase Carr, Pasquail Cook, Laida Dawa, Omolala Dawodu, Detra Ellis, Aminah Farrakhan-Muhammad, Cordelia Fisher, Shtoria Fox, Telicia Gayden, Lakita Golliday, Shakaree Hale, Marquitta Hampton, Veronica Harper, Faderricka Harvey, Tyresha Jackson, Destini Jones, Dekerius Jones, Sandi Litia, Rashad
MacKey, Johnathan Moore, Peter Ngutu, Queenter Ochanda, Geofrey, Ochenge, Rachel Parker, Darjai Payne, Raven Ransom, Phyllis Reed, Regina Rogers, Dionyal Spencer, Andrea Standifer, Fanta Suwaneh, Arielle Taylor,
Cleotha Taylor, Kendarius Taylor, Tree’tenia Williams, Dagmawi Yemenshoa, and Yonatan Yoseph.