Detective to star in Homicide TV series

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Detective Garry McFadden ’82 is a 35-year veteran on the force. He is also the subject of a documentary series, “I Am Homicide,” which premieres Tuesday, June 14 at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery channel.

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Porgy and Bess to be broadcast live, free at two Charleston locations

Musical theatre lovers in the Charleston, S.C. area can see the JCSU Concert Choir perform in a sold-out production of opera “Porgy and Bess” for free.

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Students win scholarships at National Association of Black Accountants fete

Juniors Fellan Ferguson and Francoise Ntakirutimana attended the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) 15th annual scholarship and awards reception, held at the Foundation for the Carolinas.

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University College Celebrates Success During Parent and Family Weekend

The University College/First-Year Experience celebrated a successful Parent and Family Weekend, the first of its kind at JCSU. More than 250 students and family members participated in the events, the goal of which was to build collaborations between families to ensure student learning and success.

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Oprah Winfrey to deliver JCSU’s 2016 Commencement address

Global media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey will be the keynote speaker at Johnson C. Smith University’s 149th Commencement Exercises Sunday, May 15, at 8 a.m. in the Irwin Belk Complex.

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JCSU marks 149th year with Arch of Triumph Gala

The Johnson C. Smith University Board of Trustees and President Ronald L. Carter will host the Eighth Annual Arch of Triumph Gala Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Richardson Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center. Join us for an evening of celebration as we commemorate the 149th anniversary of the university’s founding and reveal this year’s May 15 graduation speaker.

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State of the Plate findings give Charlotte food for thought

Mecklenburg County households with children are on average more likely to be insecure about the provision and quality of their next meal than families nationally. Dr. Victor Romano, Wellness Director at Johnson C. Smith University, revealed this and other sobering data at a press conference.

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Undeniable Progress! Beating the odds

Bill Gates can’t get enough of the Gold and Blue. Two recent posts on his blog, Gates Notes (https://www.gatesnotes.com/), praise Johnson C. Smith University’s success at graduating first-generation college students and those from low-income backgrounds.

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Championship wins for JCSU Debate Team!

The Johnson C. Smith University debate team, led by co-captains Nick Bratcher and Mpumi Nobiva, secured some of the highest scores of the 2016 Ethics Bowl, held Feb. 5-6, 2016, at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.

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Student entrepreneur wins $2,500 in pitch contest

On March 10, 2016, Johnson C. Smith University student-entrepreneurs pitched their business proposals to an audience of Charlotte’s entrepreneurial community. Potential investors, community members and judges listened as entrants outlined ideas from a range of disciplines, including robotics in disaster relief, an on-campus car wash and a mentorship camp for youth. The students competed for a grand prize of $2,500, sponsored by Wells Fargo’s Supplier Diversity program, to develop the winning business.

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