University Accomplishments

The following is an overview of the University’s 2012-2013 accomplishments:

The University hosted the security operations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, held September 4-7, 2012, and participated in events on and off campus that brought national attention to JCSU, including UFuture: A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers which we co-hosted with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

The Charlotte’s Web Mentoring Project began serving 20 at-risk males from West Charlotte High School to help them develop self-confidence as they took part in hands-on learning activities around technology.

Students moved into fully furnished apartment-style suites at Mosaic Village on October 4, 2012, following a community ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new 62,000-square-foot Science Center occurred on October 25, 2012. The center will house the University’s market-driven Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

The HealthPlex opened November 19, 2012, to promote health and wellness on campus and in the community as well as serve as a research facility to conduct studies on health disparities and healthy lifestyles.

The nationally acclaimed exhibit, “Courage: The Carolina Story that Changed America,” officially opened on November 1, 2012, in the James B. Duke Memorial Library. The exhibit is on long term loan from the Levine Museum of the New South. 

The grand opening of Sustainability Village on April 1, 2013 showcased the aquaponic system and community garden which will serve as a prototype for the local community as well as for Mahanaim Village in Haiti. The project is an innovative living-learning prototype on campus that incorporates academic coursework, service-learning activities and humanitarian work that will be replicated in Haiti. One goal of the sustainability initiative is to address the food desert in the city’s Northwest Corridor. 

Renovations to transform Duke Hall into a contemporary suite-style residence hall began in spring 2013 and are expected to be completed in the fall.

In April 2013, the JCSU women’s outdoor track and field team won its second CIAA championship in three years.

On May 19, 2013, Metropolitan College marked the graduation of its inaugural class. Since opening its doors three years ago with a grant from The Duke Endowment, the adult learning program has grown from 11 students to 200 students.