Charles Jones of Charlotte, N.C., sat in the tenth row during the March on Washington to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech. Jones was a member of the Freedom Riders whose activism cost him 30 days working on a chain gang in Rock Hill, S.C.
Andrew Roby, Inc. has been selected to restore the historical former residence of Dr. George E. Davis (1862-1959), the first black professor at Johnson C. Smith University. Once restored, the house will serve as the headquarters of the Foster Village Network Center. This innovative initiative provides teens aging out of the foster care system with high school and higher education opportunities. The restoration project is a fitting tribute to Dr. Davis, whose mission was to provide access to education for all.
Johnson C. Smith University is proud to announce that Dr. Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, has received the Latin American Excelente Award for his continuous efforts to support the Latino community. He will be honored at a gala organized by La Noticia, The Spanish-Language Newspaper, on Oct. 5
Johnson C. Smith University announces the appointment of Dr. Brian Jones as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective immediately. He replaces former Dean Joseph Turner, who retired in May 2013. Jones has also become an associate professor, effective July 1.
Johnson C. Smith University announces the appointment of Kelli S. Rainey to the position of Dean of Academic Support Services, effective July 1, 2013.
Johnson C. Smith University is partnering with the Northwest Corridor Indaba on a public opinion project to help residents understand and influence effective political leadership and representation of the Northwest Corridor. The Indaba is a community forum representing 30 neighborhoods and businesses in the Northwest Corridor. The group works with elected officials representing the area and civic leaders throughout Charlotte.