Juniors Fellan Ferguson and Francoise Ntakirutimana attended the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) 15th annual scholarship and awards reception, held at the Foundation for the Carolinas.
The University College/First-Year Experience celebrated a successful Parent and Family Weekend, the first of its kind at JCSU. More than 250 students and family members participated in the events, the goal of which was to build collaborations between families to ensure student learning and success.
Global media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey will be the keynote speaker at Johnson C. Smith University’s 149th Commencement Exercises Sunday, May 15, at 8 a.m. in the Irwin Belk Complex.
The Johnson C. Smith University Board of Trustees and President Ronald L. Carter will host the Eighth Annual Arch of Triumph Gala Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Richardson Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center. Join us for an evening of celebration as we commemorate the 149th anniversary of the university’s founding and reveal this year’s May 15 graduation speaker.
Mecklenburg County households with children are on average more likely to be insecure about the provision and quality of their next meal than families nationally. Dr. Victor Romano, Wellness Director at Johnson C. Smith University, revealed this and other sobering data at a press conference.
Bill Gates can’t get enough of the Gold and Blue. Two recent posts on his blog, Gates Notes (https://www.gatesnotes.com/), praise Johnson C. Smith University’s success at graduating first-generation college students and those from low-income backgrounds.
On March 10, 2016, Johnson C. Smith University student-entrepreneurs pitched their business proposals to an audience of Charlotte’s entrepreneurial community. Potential investors, community members and judges listened as entrants outlined ideas from a range of disciplines, including robotics in disaster relief, an on-campus car wash and a mentorship camp for youth. The students competed for a grand prize of $2,500, sponsored by Wells Fargo’s Supplier Diversity program, to develop the winning business.
Tyler Johnson, a senior at Johnson C. Smith University, received a $2,425 UPS Scholarship provided through North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) for the current academic year.
On February 11-13, 2016, President Ronald L. Carter, CFO Greg Petzke and University College Dean Antonio Henley flew out to Seattle with four JCSU students to meet with members of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. JCSU was selected from a community of high-performing colleges and universities committed to ensuring that many more low-income and first generation students and students of color achieve high-quality degrees.