Letters to the Editor; Winston-Salem Chronicle May 19th 2016.
Illustration by Ron Rogers for The Chronicle
America spends $80 billion a year keeping criminals behind bars, but research has shown that cost could be reduced by making one thing more accessible to inmates –education.
On May 9, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) urged America’s colleges and universities to eliminate barriers to higher education for an estimated 70 million citizens with criminal records.
Winston-Salem State University Director of Athletics, Tonia Walker, has been named CIAA Athletics Director of the Year.
The Loretta Taylor All-Sports Award, granted to the top women’s athletic program, was earned by Winston-Salem State after winning championship titles in women’s cross country, volleyball, women’s indoor track & field, and softball. The Rams also finished third in outdoor track & field and fourth in tennis of the women’s CIAA championship competitions.
Winston-Salem State University senior wide receiver, Marcel Caver, has been invited to the Detroit Lions rookie mini-camp for a tryout and opportunity to sign a rookie deal.
The honors keep coming in for the Winston-Salem State University softball program as fresh-man utility Destiny Snipes was named to the Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) NCAA Division II Atlantic/District 2 All-Region team, on May 9.
“It was a beautiful day and I’m even more aware of how blessed I am,” said Horton. “Seeing all of my friends and colleagues from Lexington and Winston, I feel covered by God’s grace.