Dr. Ronald L. Carter Named to Steering Committee on the Future of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges

Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald L. Carter has been named to a new steering committee of college and university presidents that will assess the future of independent colleges.

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Meet JCSU Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Valedictorian Regina Jones-McPherson of Kingston Jamaica, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and chemistry. She spent most of her childhood in street markets selling produce with her mother for their family’s livelihood. “Poverty was never an excuse for us,” she says. “My mother made sure of that.” After graduating from high school with honors, Jones-McPherson received a full academic scholarship to JCSU.

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JCSU Shines at 142nd Commencement

The sun was shining brightly on JCSU’s 142nd Commencement at Irwin Belk Complex as 247 students marched to African drummers onto Eddie C. McGirt field. More than 3,000 family and friends gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion. Joining the graduates were 41 distinguished alumni from the Class of 1964 wearing gold robes to commemorate their 50th reunion. Among them were such notables as past president of JCSU and Shaw University Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy and Dr. Boisey O. Barnes, M.D.

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JCSU is first HBCU to Form Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

The National Executive Board of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. recently welcomed Johnson C. Smith University as the newest institution to offer membership to its brotherhood. It is the first Latino fraternity at Johnson C. Smith University and at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

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The Golden LEAF Foundation Awards Scholarships through North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Raleigh, NC, April 23, 2014 – The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded $210,000 to North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities that was distributed among NCICU’s member colleges for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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JCSU to Celebrate 142nd Commencement May 4

Johnson C. Smith University will hold its 142nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 4 at 8 a.m. at the Irwin Belk Complex on the university campus.

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JCSU Arch of Triumph Gala Honors Three

In observance of the 147th Founders’ Week at Johnson C. Smith University, the sixth annual Arch of Triumph Gala honored two individuals and one organization for their outstanding contributions to higher education, economic development and entrepreneurship.

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Historic Davis House Opens as Hub for Foster Village Network Center

Today Charlotte celebrated another historic jewel in its crown. City and county officials joined Johnson C. Smith University in cutting the ribbon to open the newly renovated George E. Davis House at 301 Campus Street in the West End.

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John M. Belk Endowment Gives $825,000 for scholarships at Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce a gift of $825,000 from the John M. Belk Endowment to increase access to the university by providing scholarships to deserving students.

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JCSU Partners with Sugar Creek Charter School for the Seed-to-Feed Project

Johnson C. Smith University is collaborating with Sugar Creek Charter School (SCCS) and Friendships Gardens of Charlotte to generate interest in sustainability through gardening while helping to solve Charlotte’s food desert issue.

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