2012 Year in Review

JCSU had a phenomenal 2012 which brought national media attention to our rigorous academic programs, community engagement, and the globalization of our curriculum.

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Johnson C. Smith University professor shares expertise on Cape Verdean music and culture with Oxford University Press

Charlotte, N.C., - Dec. 11, 2012 – An article by Terza Lima-Neves, assistant professor of political science at Johnson C. Smith University, describing the African traditional music of Cape Verde was recently published by Oxford University Press.

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Johnson C. Smith University Students Prepare High School Students for College Success

Charlotte, N.C., - Nov. 29, 2012 – Partnering with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Johnson C. Smith University hosted the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) day Oct. 20, for more than 20 students from Charlotte Mecklenburg high schools. University students in an educational psychology class planned and organized the event to help the participants gain insight into college life.

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Johnson C. Smith University Students Win HBCU Regional Sales Competition

Charlotte, N.C., - Nov. 27, 2012 – Four students from Johnson C. Smith University participated in the HBCU Regional Sales Competition held at North Carolina A&T State University’s School of Business and Economics on Nov. 16.

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HealthPlex to Provide Health and Wellness On Campus; Facility to Serve Residents in Northwest Corridor

Charlotte, N.C. Nov. 20, 2012 -- On October 26, Johnson C. Smith University officially opened HealthPlex, a new facility designed to promote health and wellness on campus and in the community. Located next to Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium, the 5,600-square-foot facility houses the university’s Applied Health Research Center and Wellness Department.

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Johnson C. Smith University Awarded for Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Program

Charlotte, N.C., - Nov. 16, 2012 – The Environmental Defense Fund has recognized Johnson C. Smith University for its outstanding commitment to a clean energy future and cultivation of the next generation of environmental leaders. As part of Johnson C. Smith University’s sustainability efforts, the University is involved with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps program. The pioneering summer fellowship program places specially trained MBA and MPA students in companies, cities and universities to research and promote energy efficiency. This program is designed to cut pollution by overcoming barriers that prevent organizations from investing in energy efficiency.

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Simmons Joins African-American Students on the Road Less Traveled to Earn a Ph.D.

Charlotte, N.C., - Nov. 8, 2012 – As a senior English education major at Johnson C. Smith University, Lauren Simmons has a jump start on graduate school. After attending an eight-week summer doctoral program at University of California-Riverside, she went through the process of writing a dissertation. Such an experience will better prepare her to fulfill her dream of eventually earning a doctorate in education psychology or education policy. Simmons and classmates Asia Mapp and Jenelle Martin were among six students selected across the nation to attend the Lindon Barrett Scholars Mentoring Program at Riverside this past summer.

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“COURAGE” Exhibit Opens at Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, N.C., - Nov. 1, 2012 – The nationally acclaimed exhibit, “COURAGE: The Carolina Story that Changed America,” officially opened to the public today at Johnson C. Smith University’s James B. Duke Memorial Library. The exhibit is on a long-term loan from the Levine Museum of the New South.

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Johnson C. Smith University Announces New Education Alliance with Microsoft

Charlotte, N.C., October 30, 2012 – Johnson C. Smith University is teaming up with Microsoft Corporation to improve technology teaching and learning as part of an innovative partnership available to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The partnership was signed on Oct. 25 during the groundbreaking ceremony for the university’s new Science Center, scheduled for completion in 2014.

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Mr. and Ms. Johnson C. Smith University Crowned During JCSU Homecoming

Johnson C. Smith University recently crowned Mr. and Miss. Johnson C. Smith University at the 2012 Coronation Ceremony during Homecoming Week. Michael De’Mario Bailey and Yolanda Amalia Babb were crowned king and queen during an evening ceremony on Oct 21.

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