The James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University has received a $96,665 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) African History and Culture to fund a traveling exhibition and public programs that illuminate cultural traditions of giving in African-American communities. The two-year project is titled Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., honored Johnson C. Smith University with its Presidential Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice during the sorority’s 66th national convention in Charlotte on July 13. The award was presented before an audience of nearly 12,000 to President Ronald L. Carter by Carolyn House Stewart, Esq., international president of AKA, for the university’s foster care initiative.
HBCU Digest has named Johnson C. Smith University Best STEM Program among historically black colleges and universities participating in the media outlet’s fourth annual awards ceremony. The honor was announced on July 11 during the 2014 HBCU Media Week presented by Dillard University. The two-day conference drew more than 40 HBCU communications executives, faculty members, presidents, alumni officers and vice-presidents from HBCUs around the nation.
Johnson C. Smith University expanded its commitment to sustainability by planting 31 trees with volunteers from TreesCharlotte and JCSU. The project, funded by Toyota, was sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to kick off its National Convention in Charlotte.