WSSU Class of ’64 donates $77,822 for scholarships

WSSU Class of ’64 donates $77,822 for scholarships
November 17
01:15 2016


The 52nd Reunion Reception for the WSSU Class of 1964 was held recently at the Marriott Hotel, 425 N. Cherry St. from 7 to 10 p.m.

Delores Graham and Ina Hines led a Tribute in memory of 10 class members who passed after the 50th Reunion Celebration in 2014.

During the 50th Reunion, the Class established an Endowed Scholarship Foundation.

Mary Gill presented a  total of $77,822 for the Scholarship Fund to Gregory C. Hairston, director of Alumni Relations at Winston-Salem State University.

Following the grace offered by the Rev. Dr. Juanita B. Tatum, the class members enjoyed feasting on food prepared by the hotel while fellowshipping with class members who had come from: Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

“The committee felt that a highlight of the reunion would be the sharing of flash-backs from 1960 through 1964.  Those who shared took us back as did Gray Productions who played music that was popular during that time period.  Many of the class members forgot for a moment that they were no longer in the age group of 18-22 and danced as if they were.

“We’re sure reality sat in while dealing with sore limbs the next morning,” a reunion official said.

Gift bags were given to all who were present.  A Fender Bass Guitar, a gift card, and a gas card were also given away.  The recipients were: Gloria Welborne, Mamie Woodard and Lorese Hines, respectively.

Commendations were given to James McNeal, Irie Richburg and Mary Roseboro, who worked with the commit-tee in specific roles from Detroit, Philadelphia, and Charlotte.

Earlier, Marian Anderson Hairston, chairperson for the reunion, brought greetings on behalf of the Steering Committee: Yolander M. Bailey, Mamie D. Douglas, Delores E. Graham, Ina V. Hines, Jeanette R. Millner, Juanita B. Tatum, Eleanor D. Williams, and Dollye K. Mack, Vice Chair. The Invocation was offered by Tatum.

The night ended with the singing of the Alma Mater led by Dollye Mack; and closing remarks given by the chairperson. In her remarks, Hairston admonished the class members to   “choose the powers of love and laughter, truth and peace until we meet again!”

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