Page 8 Rust College “Where Tomorrow’s Leaders are Students Today” Where Tomorrow’s Leaders are Students Today Campus NewsBriefs IN CASE OF EMERGENCY… 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 Mr. Carllos Lassiter, Dean of Students. The numbers will be used for emergencies ONLY and will not be distributed. Emergency Numbers: Security office: 662-252-8090 Security guard on patrol: 662-216-3429 Rust College Staff Shirts for Sale $10.00 Visit the Bookstore to see everything now available! After Hours Assistance Available Computer technical assistance can be received after 5:00 p.m. in the Leontyne Price Library during library hours by contacting Abdoul Yessoufou at ext. 4102. Library Hours: Monday—Thursday: 7:45 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Friday: 7:45 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Rust College Loan Disbursement & Refund Policy Loan disbursement and refunds will be issued after authorized charges have been deducted (tuition, room & board, etc). All students must be enrolled with at least six (6) hours each module at the time refunds are disbursed. Loan Disbursements For students who have less than “30” hours, loans will be disbursed to the college in two equal payments each semester on the following dates: 2014 Spring Semester Returning Students 1st Payment 2nd Payment January 16, 2014 February 07, 2014 First Time Students (Students not enrolled during the fall semester) 1st Payment February 7, 2014 2nd Payment March 17, 2014 Dr. David L. Beckley, ‘67, President If the student account shows a credit balance after payments have been applied to the student’s college expenses (tuition, room and board, etc,) a refund check will then be issued to the student no later than 14 days after the credit balance has been noted. ATTENTION SENIORS! CAP & GOWN PHOTOS!!! Senior Graduation pictures will be taken: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 8:00am-4:00pm WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 9:00am-3:00pm Any other student, faculty or staff member who has not yet taken a yearbook photo may do so at this time. WIFF HALL LOBBY For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations: 662-252-8000 ext. 4917 Dr. Ishmell H. Edwards, ’71, Vice President for College Relations Ms. Adrienne F. Phillips, Public Relations Specialist A Weekly Update of Activities at Rust College Vol. 43, No. 16 Holly Springs/Marshall County UNCF Hosts Successful Event The 23rd Annual Frances A. Hathorne UNCF Banquet was held Thursday, February 6 on the campus of Rust College. The Holly Springs/Marshall County UNCF Committee welcomed Dr. Stacy L. Spencer, senior pastor of New Direction Christian Church. Dr. Spencer recently launched a new church in Holly Springs. Greetings were brought forth by Dr. David L. Beckley, president of Rust College; Attorney William “Bill” Schneller, UNCF committee member, and Mayor Kelvin O. Buck. “This is such an honorable occasion,” said Mayor Buck. “Certainly on behalf of the City of Holly Springs, we know that our community is a better place, we have a better quality of life because of some of the people who have gone through the doors of a Rust College, and the many ‘Rust Colleges’ all around this country. When you invest in the young minds and young people that are part of institutions like Rust College, you are investing in people who are really making a difference in our country and making our country a better place for all.” Dr. David L. Beckley presents a token of appreciation to keynote speaker Dr. Stacy L. Spencer. A message was also given by Miss Nicole Matthews, who will represent Rust College as Miss UNCF Rust College throughout the year and at the National UNCF Leadership Conference. “I was convinced to compete for the title of Miss UNCF Rust College when I realized in order to receive, you must be willing to give. What better way to support the United Negro College Fund and help financially strapped students, like myself, around the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. members world.” As Miss UNCF Rust College, Nicole has raised money contribute to the eduTenisia Russell and Janel Cowan with Dr. Beckley. cation of other students who need financial support. “I was honored and blessed to have received this scholarship, but I am most proud of the fact that I have become a blessing to someone else,” Nicole said. Dr. Stacy L. Spencer delivered a rousing message, encouraging growth and change. “Holly Springs is a city with a rich history dating back to the Civil War and the days of cotton fields. It has a rich history of overcoming segregation, racism, and discrimination. You’ve had great leaders come through this city like Mayor DeBerry and now, Mayor Buck. This city is poised for greatness and that requires that more great minds be liberated from the effects of plantation legacy,” said Dr. Spencer. UNCF continued on page 2 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. member Mary Kincaide-Bibbs with Dr. Beckley.