First-Generation College Student Lekeshia Lynch Eyes Graduation as a New Family Tradition

Charlotte, N.C., - March 11, 2013 – Johnson C. Smith’s Metropolitan College, to say the least, has been life changing for current student Lekeshia Lynch. She says, “coming to Metropolitan College is the best decision I’ve made for my education.” A social work major, Lynch is gaining real-world experience through her college education and in her job as a crisis worker for a local crisis recovery center. There, she is able to work with people in the community who suffer from substance abuse issues.

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National Association of Black Journalists to Meet at JCSU

Charlotte, NC – March 7, 2013 - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Region III will have its conference on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday, March 9. Region III includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Women’s International Month Series at Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, N.C. – March 6, 2013 – In celebration of International Women’s Month, Johnson C. Smith University will present three free programs covering women’s issues as expressed in the arts, film and through panel discussion.

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Johnson C. Smith University Students to Participate in Clinton Global Initiative University

Charlotte, N.C., - March 4, 2013 – Four students from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), at the sixth annual meeting at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. April 5-7. While attending the annual meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton, students will hear from specialists in the field of global development as they brainstorm ideas and form effective partnerships with governmental and private sectors.

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Johnson C. Smith University Students Compete in Ethics Bowl

RALEIGH, N.C. - March 4, 2013 – Five students from Johnson C. Smith University participated in the Second Annual Ethics Bowl Competition hosted by the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) on Feb. 8 and 9. Briana Robinson, Laylaa Randera, Tania Vazquez, Yerisson Cardenas and Lerato Motaung competed at Campbell University School of Law along with students from 18 independent colleges and universities in North Carolina.

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JCSU Alumni Inspire Youth Through Smart Art Project

Charlotte, N.C., February 27, 2013 – Sound Decisions RDS Inc., a nonprofit organization created by Johnson C. Smith University alumni Oscar and Kiya Frazier, recently received a Smart Art: Graffiti Prevention Mural Grant from Keep Charlotte Beautiful. The grant was used to create a mural depicting famous North Carolinians, while encouraging youth to take pride in their community and prevent graffiti.

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Electrolux Announces Scholarship Program for Johnson C. Smith University and Project L.I.F.T. - $100,000 Total to Support Students in Science, Technology

Charlotte, February 26, 2013 - Electrolux and Johnson C. Smith University today announced the creation of the Electrolux Science and Technology Scholarships. The company is providing $100,000 in funding over the next four years for students from the L.I.F.T. zone of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools majoring in science and technology subject areas at Johnson C. Smith University.

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Johnson C. Smith University Receives Community Development Grant

Raleigh, N.C. Feb. 20, 2013 -- The N.C. Community Development Initiative will invest $5.85 million in 28 North Carolina nonprofits over the next three years to spark economic growth and job creation in some of the state's most distressed areas.

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Johnson C. Smith University Issues Free Passports

Charlotte, N.C., - February 20, 2013 – As part of its Go Global initiative, Johnson C. Smith University is covering passport application expenses for all freshmen and transfer students for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Johnson C. Smith University’s Kneisha Gabriel selected for Nestlé USA Leadership Symposium for Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow

Charlotte, N.C., February 18, 2013 -- Kneisha Gabriel of Charlotte, a junior at Johnson C. Smith University, is among 30 students selected for the 2013 Nestlé USA Leadership Symposium for Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow. The fifth annual symposium will be held April 10-14 at the Nestlé USA Headquarters in Glendale, Calif.

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