March 2012

March 3, 2012

First Lady Visits North Carolina

First Lady Michelle Obama gets hug at CIAA Basketball Tournament from Johnson C. Smith University "Lady Golden Bulls." 


Three African Americans Take on New Roles in Higher Education

Patric David Simon (a JCSU Alumnus) was named director of athletics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. For the past three years, he has been director of athletics at Langston University in Oklahoma.

March 5, 2012

Being a role model to the next generation

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Tamika Watts is a pre-med major at Johnson C. Smith University. She is sharing her story of being a role model for her 6-year-old niece.

 

March 8, 2012

It's not where you are, it's where you're at

Nicholas Bratcher grew up in the Bronx, NY. The city had its dangers and challenges. But, this young man found tremendous support in his hometown and inspires him today as a college student at Johnson C. Smith University...

...you are, it's where you're at. By Nicholas Bratcher, JCSU Nicholas Bratcher grew up in the Bronx, NY. The city had its dangers and challenges.


Inspired by successful siblings, but intimidated nonetheless

Phillip Henry always wanted to keep up with his two highly academically successful sisters, but found it difficult and defeating. He explains how wise words from his mother inspired him to travel a new pathway.


Following .... and leading the way

Darian is inspired by her mother, who was the first in their family to go to college. Darian is now in college to and hopes to pave the way for her brother to follow in her footsteps.

March 11, 2012

Happy 100th birthday, CIAA

ESPN employees and JCSU alum share their CIAA Tournament story...

March 12, 2012

Why do gas prices come with a 9/10 on the end?

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some people don't even notice the price of gas comes with an extra 9/10 of a penny tacked on the end? Why? According to AAA Carolina's, the practice dates back to the 1930's when gas companies were competing for business and a penny was actually a lot of money.

and 10 dollars," said Yvette Russell, a Marketing Professor at Johnson C. Smith University. While the practice might have worked back in the...

March 14, 2012

WBTV Speak Out: Foster Care Graduates at Johnson C. Smith University

Higher education…it can be a passport to a brighter future.

But many children living in the foster care system, that dream can seem way out of reach.

In fact, when some age out of foster care system, they are literally out on the streets…with nowhere to live, and no support system to help them transition to independent, successful lives.

Johnson C. Smith University is doing something about that with their "Phasing Up to New Possibilities" program, under the leadership of university President, Dr. Ronald Carter.

March 18, 2012

Vietnam veterans, long ignored, are in the spotlight now

DURHAM -- Robert Jones of Durham can see now that after he got out of the Marines he was still looking for a fight. He could get jobs, but because he was prone to lash out at bosses and coworkers, he couldn’t keep them.
 
...work was led by Sharon Raynor, an associate professor of English at Johnson C. Smith University and daughter of a Vietnam vet. Recently, Raynor...

March 22, 2012

Underpass Over Lit

The lights were lit this week on a brand new public art installation at the intersection of West Trade Street and the I-77 overpass. It’s called “Passing Through Light.
 
...colors and movements. State Senator Malcolm Graham, speaking on behalf of Johnson C. Smith University, says he hopes the art will draw more people...
 

March 24, 2012

CHARLOTTE -- The Chief Executive Officer of BB&T is pointing the finger at Washington leaders for holding back the economy. Kelly King made those candid comments during the fifth annual Joint Luncheon on Entrepreneurship between Johnson C. Smith University and the Winston-Salem-headquartered...

March 28, 2012

New bridge project aimed at safety and changing perceptions

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A refurbished Charlotte underpass is designed not only to light up the street, but to also act as a gateway between a historic neighborhood that's staging a comeback and Center City.

...about the neighborhood. State Senator Malcolm Graham who works full time for Johnson C. Smith University is among those who's backing the bridge...

March 29, 2012

APSU Administrator Named American Council on Education Fellow

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – An Austin Peay State University academic administrator has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year.

Before coming to APSU in January 2010, Johnson was associate professor of English at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., where he also...


National Bone Marrow Registry in need of minority donors

There's a national bone marrow registry drive happening today at Johnson C. Smith University.

...Registry in need of minority donors There's a national bone marrow registry drive happening today at Johnson C. Smith University.

March 30, 2012

Charlotte broadens reach of its business grant programs

The city of Charlotte will expand a funding program that helps local businesses turn around blighted neighborhoods. City economic-development officials say the business corridor revitalization program has seen big returns — $13.

...Morehead and the proposed Mosaic Village mixed-use development near Johnson C. Smith University are among the applicants that qualified for city...

March 31, 2012

In Depth: Dr. Ronald Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University

In Depth: Dr. Ronald Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University By: Rob Boisvert