SALISBURY, N.C. August 13, 2012 -- At a time when the relevancy of historically black colleges and universities is being unfairly challenged in some segments of the country, and many say today’s youth lack the ambition and drive demonstrated by previous generations, Livingstone College is hosting the Inaugural Fall Summit on Black College Student Leadership Sept. 7-8. The two-day caucus is for student leaders, particularly, but not limited to, members of Student Government Associations from the 19 HBCUs in The Carolinas.
The 2012 ten-game Johnson C. Smith University football schedule, along with any postseason play will be broadcast this season through WGNC 1450 AM radio.
Johnson C. Smith University announced Stephen Joyner, Jr., as the new head women’s basketball coach on Thursday, July 5, during a news conference on campus.
Kingston, Jamaica – Johnson C. Smith University alumnus Leford Green is headed to the 2012 London Summer Olympics after winning the 400 meter hurdles event at the 2012 Jamaica National Senior Championships on Friday evening inside National Stadium. Green is the national champion in the event for the third consecutive year. He won the race with a season best time of 48.88.
Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce that Dr. Elfred A. Pinkard, executive vice president and chief operating officer, is one of 20 senior college administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a year-long presidential vocation and institutional mission program for prospective college and university presidents.
Graduates of Johnson C. Smith University with a GPA of 2.7 or greater will have guaranteed admission to Montreat College’s graduate programs in business starting in January. The Master of Science in Management and Leadership and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs will be available on the JCSU campus. Both programs were recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Johnson C. Smith University has received a $50,000 grant from the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Fund to provide financial aid for freshmen who are the first generation in their families to attend college.
Johnson C. Smith University helped to promote athletic programs in Charlotte by participating in the annual River Roar on June 8 to support the Charlotte Sports Commission. The university’s silver sponsorship included an opportunity to register a rafting team in the event. This year’s JCSU team placed first in the college division against the UNC-Charlotte 49ers and Johnson and Wales University.
Six digital prints by Cynthia Cole, professor of photography and graphic design at Johnson C. Smith University, will be shown at a premier event “Art Takes Times Square” on June 18 in New York City. Cole and other visual artists from around the world will display their pieces that evening on the Jumbotron screens in Times Square from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on smaller screens around the city during the day.