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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NCICU awards UPS scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University senior

Tyler Johnson, a senior at Johnson C. Smith University, received a $2,425 UPS Scholarship provided through North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) for the current academic year.

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Gates Foundation welcomes students to West Coast

On February 11-13, 2016, President Ronald L. Carter, CFO Greg Petzke and University College Dean Antonio Henley flew out to Seattle with four JCSU students to meet with members of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. JCSU was selected from a community of high-performing colleges and universities committed to ensuring that many more low-income and first generation students and students of color achieve high-quality degrees.

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JCSU granted initial accreditation for Master of Social Work program

Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce that the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has granted initial accreditation to the JCSU Master of Social Work program. The route to this accomplishment was led by President Ronald L. Carter; Dr. Helen T. Caldwell, dean of the College of Professional Studies; and Dr. Jeanne F. Cook, director of the MSW Program.

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JCSU tapped for Gates Foundation innovation grant

Johnson C. Smith University has been identified by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as one of 35 high-potential Institutional Partnership (IP) Sites committed to transforming its organization to ensure that more students—especially low-income and first-generation students and students of color—graduate at higher rates with high-quality degrees or certificates.

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Johnson C. Smith University launches veterans’ support hub

Veterans face unique educational challenges, from a missing sense of camaraderie to difficulties balancing family life and coursework. Coupled with the emotional toll of combat, a college degree can be an elusive goal for men and women returning to civilian life. At Johnson C. Smith University, military students and their family members now have a dedicated space to help navigate their educational goals: the veterans’ support hub.

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Department of Education Composite Score finds JCSU financially viable

Johnson C. Smith University achieved a financial composite score of 2.5 out of 3 from the Department of Education, a strong rating of the school's overall financial health.

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JCSU appoints new Biddle Institute director

University College is proud to announce the appointment of Tracey N. Foster to the position of Biddle Institute director. In this capacity, Ms. Foster will be responsible for ensuring that students in the Biddle Freshman Program and the Sit Lux Research/Scholars Initiative receive intrusive support and directed guidance during their freshman year.

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In Sympathy for Ms. Regina Fisher

JCSU is saddened by the loss of Ms. Regina Fisher on October 27.

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