The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., as the February 2014 School of the Month. The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Johnson C. Smith University as part of its on-going effort to assist HBCUs in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students in college.
Johnson C. Smith University joins five Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation noted for sustainability efforts. An article published in the Huffington Post on Jan. 3 praises JCSU for “leading a comprehensive approach to campus-wide sustainability.” The article applauds the university for becoming “an aggressive partner with Charlotte’s environmental preservation goals.”
SACSCOC Accepts JCSU’s Application for a Higher Degree Level University Will Become a Level III Institution
At its annual December business meeting in Atlanta, Ga., the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accepted the university’s application to offer the master’s degree as its highest degree.
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.
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.