The August issue of U.S. Airways Magazine includes an article about Johnson C. Smith University in a special segment on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The article is titled “Leading Innovation – Combining Cutting-Edge Technology with Community Engagement.” It draws attention to the University’s STEM program, Innovo Laboratory, student volunteerism, campus improvements and athletics.
Johnson C. Smith University in conjunction with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated will be conducting the JCSU/Coca-Cola MasterBULL Griller Cook-off at each of the home Golden Bull football games this season. There are no entry fees for the contest, but all participants must purchase a JCSU tailgate space to compete.
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.
More than 60 community members of the Northwest Corridor Indaba welcomed Charlotte’s new City Manager, Ron Carlee, during a reception on July 10 in Grimes Lounge. The event offered an opportunity for representatives from area neighborhoods and businesses to greet the new manager while Dr. Carter shared some highlights of University-led projects in the Corridor.
Four students from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) will travel to China on June 28 as part of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: An Advanced and Intensive Training Program in Modern Chinese Language and Culture.