We deeply mourn the passing of Maya Angelou, whose treasured words moved us to tears, laughter and action. I am grateful to have known her as a fellow educator and colleague.
Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald L. Carter has been named to a new steering committee of college and university presidents that will assess the future of independent colleges.
Valedictorian Regina Jones-McPherson of Kingston Jamaica, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and chemistry. She spent most of her childhood in street markets selling produce with her mother for their family’s livelihood. “Poverty was never an excuse for us,” she says. “My mother made sure of that.” After graduating from high school with honors, Jones-McPherson received a full academic scholarship to JCSU.
The sun was shining brightly on JCSU’s 142nd Commencement at Irwin Belk Complex as 247 students marched to African drummers onto Eddie C. McGirt field. More than 3,000 family and friends gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion. Joining the graduates were 41 distinguished alumni from the Class of 1964 wearing gold robes to commemorate their 50th reunion. Among them were such notables as past president of JCSU and Shaw University Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy and Dr. Boisey O. Barnes, M.D.
The National Executive Board of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. recently welcomed Johnson C. Smith University as the newest institution to offer membership to its brotherhood. It is the first Latino fraternity at Johnson C. Smith University and at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
The Golden LEAF Foundation Awards Scholarships through North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Raleigh, NC, April 23, 2014 – The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded $210,000 to North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities that was distributed among NCICU’s member colleges for the 2013-2014 academic year.
In observance of the 147th Founders’ Week at Johnson C. Smith University, the sixth annual Arch of Triumph Gala honored two individuals and one organization for their outstanding contributions to higher education, economic development and entrepreneurship.
Today Charlotte celebrated another historic jewel in its crown. City and county officials joined Johnson C. Smith University in cutting the ribbon to open the newly renovated George E. Davis House at 301 Campus Street in the West End.
Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce a gift of $825,000 from the John M. Belk Endowment to increase access to the university by providing scholarships to deserving students.