For sophomore Danyell Mitchell, college was not always an option. As a youth growing up in foster care in Cleveland, Ohio, she had little or no guidance about how to get into college, let alone pay for it. Even the application process proved daunting. “College was not an option in my head because I knew I couldn’t afford it,” said Mitchell. But in the back of her mind was a nagging desire to become the first in her family to attend.
For the second consecutive year, Johnson C. Smith University will be among colleges and universities around the nation featured on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and BET network Annual Special An Evening of Stars® on Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. The variety show is created to focus public attention on America's need for more African American college graduates and UNCF's work getting students to and through college.
Beginning Jan. 22, Johnson C. Smith University’s HealthPlex will offer a free weight management program for the community of the Northwest Corridor. Twelve group sessions will be held Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the HealthPlex located near Brayboy Gymnasium. The goal of the program is to help participants learn how to maintain healthy lifestyles by creating good eating habits and exercising regularly.
Johnson C. Smith University professor shares expertise on Cape Verdean music and culture with Oxford University Press
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.
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.
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.
HealthPlex to Provide Health and Wellness On Campus; Facility to Serve Residents in Northwest Corridor
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.
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.
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.