Charlotte, NC – 2013 - At age, 27 Johnson C. Smith University junior Bruce Garmon of Charlotte has seen a lot during his four years in the Marine Corps. As a result, he has grown up fast. He became a Dad at age 17, graduated from high school then served in Iraq and Kuwait. He is now married with two children, ages 10 and 6, and goes to class full time. "My daughter was born a few months before I graduated from high school," Garmon says. "It took that and the military for me to grow up."
Johnson C. Smith University announced today a 15-point plan of saving measures to ensure the continuing financial stability of the university while addressing the growing needs of its students for financial assistance. The plan will position the university for the future by controlling expenses and solidifying its financial foundation.
Dr. Tim Champion, Johnson C. Smith University professor of chemistry and chair of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department, has been selected as Mott University Professor for a three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2014. The Mott University Professorship supports the enhanced research, teaching and service of the selected faculty member.
Johnson C. Smith University has received a $2.5 million grant from The Duke Endowment to sustain its momentum and foster a community where all deserving students enjoy access to higher education.
Rhonda Ieasha Wright was crowned Miss Johnson C. Smith University 2013-2014 during the Coronation Ceremony held on Oct. 24. Shaquana Dominique Jackson was installed as President of the Student Government Association for 2013-2014.
N.C. Senator Malcolm Graham is scheduled to host the Affordable Care Act Summit “Obamacare,” at Johnson C. Smith University on Oct. 22 in Biddle Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The summit will provide the citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg with information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA): what it is and how to enroll.
Johnson C. Smith University will celebrate Homecoming 2013, “Smith Made,” beginning Monday, Oct. 21. The activity lineup includes the coronation induction ceremony, pep rally, National Pan-Hellenic Council step show, parade, annual FestiVille celebration, Homecoming game, and the alumni gala. A pep rally will start in the Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium at 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 to build excitement before the Golden Bulls football game against Shaw University on Saturday, Oct. 26.
For Hasaan Kirkland, associate professor of fine art at Johnson C. Smith University, art has always been second nature. He started taking interest in his craft at a young age, drawing cartoons and race cars with his older brother on paper, but now his new canvas is a wall outside of the Arts Factory on West Trade Street near campus.