Johnson C. Smith University Arch of Triumph Gala Honors Four Icons

Johnson C. Smith University presented the Arch of Triumph award to four icons who have made great strides in the areas of civil rights, education, entertainment, philanthropy and healthcare. The awards were presented during the University’s fifth annual Arch of Triumph Gala on April 20.

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Founders’ Day Convocation at Johnson C. Smith Honors Astrid Chirinos

Johnson C. Smith University honored Astrid Chirinos, president of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, (LACCC) with the Presidential Award of Distinction during its 146th Founders’ Day Convocation on April 21.

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Denim Day to be Observed April 24

Johnson C. Smith University will support, honor and promote Denim Day at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) during national Women’s Health Week. Denim Day will be observed on April 24 at more than 11 HBCUs.

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Christophe Fatton and Omar Cossio present Sustainability Village project at CGIU

Sustainability Grows at Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C. Smith University officially opened Sustainability Village April 1 as the focal point for its sustainability initiative on campus. The innovative living-learning prototype funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and The Duke Endowment incorporates academic coursework, service-learning activities and applied research that can benefit the campus, the surrounding community and beyond.

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146th Founders Day Convocation Sunday, April 21

As a part of the Johnson C. Smith University Founders Day celebration, the 146th Founders Day Convocation will be held at the Jane Smith Memorial Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. The event will honor Astrid Chirinos, president of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte (LACCC), with the Presidential Citation Award.

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Johnson C. Smith University to Celebrate 146th Founders’ Week

Johnson C. Smith University will honor national and local leaders, donors and students during Founders’ Week from April 18 – 21.

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Campus Featured on Front Page of The Observer

The Charlotte Observer featured JCSU on its front page today in a springtime photo of Biddle Hall with the campus in full bloom.

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Gates Foundation Symposium Addresses Higher Education

Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, participated in a symposium today at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte presented by Black Enterprise and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The symposium titled “Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce,” is part of an educational series aimed at cultivating a conversation between the academic and business communities. The Charlotte symposium focused on how postsecondary schools must meet the needs of students of color, and prepare them for careers in corporate America.

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Chris Canty Foundation announces 2nd Annual Historic West End Neighborhood “Clean-up”

The Chris Canty Foundation (CCF) is eagerly anticipating the second Neighborhood Clean-Up event scheduled for Saturday, April 20 in the Historic West End of Charlotte. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.

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President Clinton Announces the Launch of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2013 Commitments “Bracket” Challenge

Today, President Bill Clinton announced the launch of the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Commitments Challenge, a competition of ideas from college and university students in the form of a “bracket.” This year, more than 1,000 students, including four students from Johnson C. Smith University, will be in attendance.

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