JCSU alum shifts from NASCAR to Sheriff’s Office

Dejah Gilliam ’16 was used to working in the fast lanes as a member of NASCAR’s Integrated Marketing Communications Department. The former Johnson C. Smith University communication arts major is shifting gears and joined the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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Lima-Neves challenges students to design course syllabus for Black women and hip-hop

Dr. Terza Lima-Neves, associate professor of Political Science Johnson C. Smith University, took a different approach to teaching her hip-hop class, POL 491: Seminar on Black Women and Hip-Hop music. The course, intended to be a collaborative effort between students and the professor, is the first of its kind at JCSU.

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JCSU alumnus, former pro basketball player, begins career in local law enforcement

Since graduating from Johnson C. Smith University, Diondre Pratt ’16 has accomplished yet another goal. He joined the Salisbury Police Department in April 2019.

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Three Charlotte Universities unite to support racial healing and transformation

Three Charlotte universities are banding together to support racial healing and transformation. As the Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium, UNC Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, and Queens University of Charlotte will collaborate to listen to Charlotte’s many racial truths, encourage a community that understands its history of race and racism, and develop student, university, and community leaders who work across our region towards truth, racial healing, and equity.

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Alumnus saves attempted kidnapping victim

Cody Byrd’s ’17 quick thinking helped to save the life of an 8-year-old girl. Byrd, who was recently featured by WXII 12 News, the NBC affiliate in Greensboro, said he was shocked to learn his efforts helped officers.

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JCSU places second in Black Enterprise’s 2019 BE Smart Hackathon

Johnson C. Smith University made its highest finish ever during Black Enterprise’s 2019 BE Smart Hackathon September 13 - 16, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

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Johnson C. Smith University remembers J. Charles Jones

Our hearts and prayers go out to the friends and loved ones of alumnus Joseph Charles Jones Sr. ’58, who died at the age of 82 December 27, 2019.

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