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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.