Statement from Dr. Ronald L. Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University, on the death of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela
We at Johnson C. Smith University are deeply saddened by the death of former President Nelson Mandela. The great life he led has inspired all who are oppressed, deprived of their freedoms and denied their rights as human beings.
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.