JCSU and BB&T Free Enterprise and Capitalism Luncheon Held

Charlotte, N.C., - March 21, 2013 – Dr. Daniel J. Mitchell, senior fellow at the CATO institute in Washington D.C., addressed a roomful of students, faculty and staff from Johnson C. Smith University and BB&T executives on the topic of moral and economic case for limited government spending at last week’s Free Enterprise and Capitalism luncheon. Mitchell is touted as one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of fiscal policy and government spending. He stressed to students the importance of recognizing how they can shape the economy by being future leaders of the capitalist free market.

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Johnson C. Smith University Makes the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll‏

CHARLOTTE, NC – March 18, 2013 -- Johnson C. Smith University is among more than 600 institutions across the nation honored in 2013 by The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education for improving their communities through community service and service learning.

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Johnson C. Smith University to Hold Arch of Triumph Gala

Charlotte, N.C., - March 18, 2013 – Johnson C. Smith University will hold its fifth annual Arch of Triumph Gala on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center.

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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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