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Celebrating WSSU's 120 Years: The history of WSSU

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Message from the Chancellor

Celebrating the university's 120th anniversary provides an opportunity for reflection — on our past and on the contributions Winston-Salem State University has made to the local community, the State of North Carolina, the Nation and beyond.

It is also a time to remember and honor Dr. Simon Green Atkins, our founder, and others who have come before us with a commitment to education and the courage to insist that the university grow and adapt to meet the changing needs of society.

The growth and the changes that have come over 120 years are what moved the institution from training elementary school teachers and nurses to preparing students to be doctors, professors, social workers, physical therapists, computer scientists and much, much more. From its humble beginnings, Slater Industrial Academy has gone through numerous transformations to become what it is today, a comprehensive degree granting institution.
While we celebrate our past, we must always look to the future. To remain relevant and true to our heritage requires that we take the steps necessary to prepare our students to be successful in a global economy and a worldwide community. The on-going transformation of Winston-Salem State is critically important if we are to maintain the value of the institution, the degrees that it awards, and the graduates that it produces. Future generations of students will benefit tremendously from the foresight and courage of those who were committed to a never-ending agenda of change.

Winston-Salem State University has a strong heritage and we must strive to ensure that it has a strong future. That is the best way I know to honor those who have given so much to this university and to support the alumni of the next generation.

Donald J. Reaves, Ph.D.
WSSU Chancellor
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Message from the Chancellor

Celebrating the university's 120th anniversary provides an opportunity for reflection — on our past and on the contributions Winston-Salem State University has made to the local community, the State of North Carolina, the Nation and beyond.

It is also a time to remember and honor Dr. Simon Green Atkins, our founder, and others who have come before us with a commitment to education and the courage to insist that the university grow and adapt to meet the changing needs of society.

The growth and the changes that have come over 120 years are what moved the institution from training elementary school teachers and nurses to preparing students to be doctors, professors, social workers, physical therapists, computer scientists and much, much more. From its humble beginnings, Slater Industrial Academy has gone through numerous transformations to become what it is today, a comprehensive degree granting institution.
While we celebrate our past, we must always look to the future. To remain relevant and true to our heritage requires that we take the steps necessary to prepare our students to be successful in a global economy and a worldwide community. The on-going transformation of Winston-Salem State is critically important if we are to maintain the value of the institution, the degrees that it awards, and the graduates that it produces. Future generations of students will benefit tremendously from the foresight and courage of those who were committed to a never-ending agenda of change.

Winston-Salem State University has a strong heritage and we must strive to ensure that it has a strong future. That is the best way I know to honor those who have given so much to this university and to support the alumni of the next generation.

Donald J. Reaves, Ph.D.
WSSU Chancellor Show less

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