Don Shell, director of JCSU’s Spiritual Life Center, may be known for promoting spiritual development, but he was recently honored for his much more physical legacy as one of the top football players to have graduated from an HBCU. Shell was inducted into the Black College Hall of Fame earlier this year; a ceremony that followed his earlier enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
AKOO, the luxury menswear brand founded by TI, came to CIAA Feb. 28th and gave 20 JCSU students the kind of encapsulated, one-day educational experience they would normally have to intern out of state for. AKOO, an acronym for A KING OF ONESELF, was founded by Grammy award winning artist, song writer, music and film producer, and actor, T.I. The brand is designed for men of exceptional style, character and creativity.
JCSU student Mpumi Nobiva will participate in a conversation with Nobel Peace Prize winner from Liberia Leymah Gbowee on March 21 at Queen's University.
Johnson C. Smith University, in partnership with Food Lion Feeds, opens the doors of its on-campus food pantry Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. in the George E. Davis House, located at 301 Campus Street. The Golden Bulls Stock Market demonstrates the university’s commitment to both battling the national trend of food insecurity among college students and shaping socially conscious leaders.
Philanthropic experience and giving traditions of African Americans to be explored in new exhibition at Johnson C. Smith University
The groundbreaking exhibition Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will open in celebration of Black History Month on February 20 in the James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University. The touring exhibition will explore the African-American philanthropy experience and giving traditions grounded in faith, mutuality, responsibility and social justice.
Johnson C. Smith University is committed to ensuring the safety, health and well-being of our students. We take all allegations of hazing very seriously, and we have been conducting an internal investigation in addition to cooperating with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in its investigation. Hazing is not aligned with the ideals and principles of higher education or Johnson C. Smith University. Therefore, it has no place on our campus, and the University has a zero tolerance for hazing in academic life, student life or athletics.
Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.
Debra Duncan began her law enforcement career as a patrol officer in May 1980 in High Point, North Carolina. She worked her way up through the ranks and served in almost every division of the police department including patrol, investigations, and crime stoppers.
Johnson C. Smith University has received a grant of $1.655 million from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support the establishment of the STEM Innovation Center on campus that includes a partnership between JCSU and the Kennedy Charter School.
Johnson C. Smith University today accepted the resignation of head football coach Steven B. Aycock. His resignation is effective January 15, 2015.