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Johnson C. Smith University Honors Scholarship Donors and Recipients

Charlotte, N.C. (April 23, 2013) – Johnson C. Smith University kicked off Founders’ Week festivities on April 18 by honoring individuals and corporations that support student scholarships. The Annual Scholarship Luncheon featured keynote speaker Eugene Wilson Cochrane, Jr., president of The Duke Endowment, who credited the University for instilling the values of competence, commitment and courage in its students. The Duke Endowment has provided $100 million in financial support to JCSU since 1924.

Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, specifically recognized the Cannon Foundation and Nicholas M. Perkins of Perkins Management Services for their support. Other featured speakers included Hanoi Darden, class of 2013 and president of the Student Government Association; Camille Grimsley, academic success coach and 2012 graduate of JCSU and Luis Dominquez, class of 2015 and a James B. Duke Scholar.  

About JCSU

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 23 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook (www.facebook/smithites) and Twitter (@JCSUniversity).         


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