JCSU Alumni Inspire Youth Through Smart Art Project

Charlotte, N.C., February 27, 2013 – Sound Decisions RDS Inc., a nonprofit organization created by Johnson C. Smith University alumni Oscar and Kiya Frazier, recently received a Smart Art: Graffiti Prevention Mural Grant from Keep Charlotte Beautiful. The grant was used to create a mural depicting famous North Carolinians, while encouraging youth to take pride in their community and prevent graffiti.

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Electrolux Announces Scholarship Program for Johnson C. Smith University and Project L.I.F.T. - $100,000 Total to Support Students in Science, Technology

Charlotte, February 26, 2013 - Electrolux and Johnson C. Smith University today announced the creation of the Electrolux Science and Technology Scholarships. The company is providing $100,000 in funding over the next four years for students from the L.I.F.T. zone of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools majoring in science and technology subject areas at Johnson C. Smith University.

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Johnson C. Smith University Receives Community Development Grant

Raleigh, N.C. Feb. 20, 2013 -- The N.C. Community Development Initiative will invest $5.85 million in 28 North Carolina nonprofits over the next three years to spark economic growth and job creation in some of the state's most distressed areas.

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Johnson C. Smith University Issues Free Passports

Charlotte, N.C., - February 20, 2013 – As part of its Go Global initiative, Johnson C. Smith University is covering passport application expenses for all freshmen and transfer students for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Johnson C. Smith University’s Kneisha Gabriel selected for Nestlé USA Leadership Symposium for Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow

Charlotte, N.C., February 18, 2013 -- Kneisha Gabriel of Charlotte, a junior at Johnson C. Smith University, is among 30 students selected for the 2013 Nestlé USA Leadership Symposium for Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow. The fifth annual symposium will be held April 10-14 at the Nestlé USA Headquarters in Glendale, Calif.

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JCSU President Ronald L. Carter to Receive Creative Thinkers Award

Charlotte, N.C., - Feb. 12, 2013 – The Carolinas Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) will honor Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald L. Carter at its Fifth Annual Creative Thinkers Awards on Feb. 20. Carter will join four other honorees, including Jerry Orr, aviation director for Charlotte Douglas International Airport; Dr. Ruth Shaw, founding chair of the Carolina Thread Trail; Dr. Michael Marsicano, president and CEO for the Carolinas; and Davis J. Cable of Springside Partners.

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Aquaponic Garden Takes Root at JCSU

Charlotte, N.C. Feb. 6, 2013 -- Philip Otienoburu, visiting professor of biology at Johnson C. Smith University, joins his students as they introduce tilapia into the university’s first aquaponic garden. This sustainable system of farming entails growing crops and cultivating fish in a closed loop environment.

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Black History Month Activities Planned at Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, N.C., February 1, 2013 -- Johnson C. Smith University’s Department of Political Science and Social and Behavioral Sciences will hold a series of educational events during Black History Month. All events are free and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Technology Center auditorium with refreshments to follow.

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HealthPlex Offers Community Weight Management Program

Charlotte, N.C., - Feb. 1, 2013 – On Feb. 26 Johnson C. Smith University’s HealthPlex will begin a free community weight management program for the public. Weekly sessions will be held every Monday from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the HealthPlex located near Brayboy Gymnasium.

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