Black Enterprise Magazine is touting innovation at Johnson C. Smith University in its September issue featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities that are getting it right when it comes to educating African-American students in a competitive environment.
Johnson C. Smith University will celebrate Homecoming 2014, “Forever Smith,” on Saturday, Nov. 1. The community-wide celebration will start with a parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 beginning at West Charlotte High School and ending by the university’s main front gate at 100 Beatties Ford Road. The route is approximately 1.5 miles.
Johnson C. Smith University is among the top 20 small colleges and universities in the nation recognized by Teach For America for contributing the greatest number of alumni to its 2014 teaching corps.
Johnson C. Smith University’s Austin Jacques has been named CIAA Linebacker of the Week for the week ending September 21, 2014. The junior from Springdale, MD, was honored for his game high 21 tackles in the Golden Bulls loss to West Georgia on September 20. In addition to his 14 solo tackles, Jacques also had 3.5 tackles for a loss of 7 yards, and he intercepted a pass.
Fans attending the Johnson C. Smith University football game against Winston-Salem State University at Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium on Oct. 11 can help the hungry by bringing a canned good for Second Harvest Food Bank. The first 800 fans will receive a Golden Bulls car magnet for their donation.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to support student-centered initiatives at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). The grant will fund the university’s College-to-Career Program, as well as help fund the renovation of the historic Dr. George E. Davis House.
Johnson C. Smith University has published Let There be Light: Exploring How Charlotte’s Historic West End Is Shaping a New South, a ground-breaking anthology featuring essays written by some of Charlotte’s most prominent scholars, journalists and civic leaders including: JCSU President Dr. Ronald Carter, Tom Hanchett, historian of the Levine Museum of the New South, Robin Emmons, founder of Sow Much Good and Mary Newsom, journalist and associate director for UNC Charlotte’s Urban and Regional Affairs. The 167-page anthology illuminates a range of controversial issues surrounding Charlotte’s historic west end, home of the nearly 150-year-old Johnson C. Smith University.