While some faculty and students spent their winter break home with family celebrating the holidays, Criminology major Alexis Lawson ’23 flew to Hawaii with Dr. Anita Bledsoe-Gardner, professor of Criminology, to present collaborative research at the International Academic Forum (IAFOR[BSD1]) Conference.

“This was more than an academic trip,” said Lawson, who visited Hawaii last year for a similar presentation. “I wanted experience giving another presentation because I could add it to my resume. Plus, it was Hawaii, so why not go again?”
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JCSU Hosts, Participates in "Porgy and Bess" Panel Discussion

Johnson C. Smith University hosted a panel discussion on the history and impact of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" in Biddle Hall's Gambrell Auditorium.

Panelists included cast members of Opera Carolina's "Porgy and Bess" production, Kenneth Overton and Dr. Sequina Dubose; Dr. Barbara Buck, longtime singer and music educator; and JCSU's own Dr. Shawn-Allyce White, associate professor of Music and director of Choral Activities.

JCSU Reignites MLK Peace Breakfast with Notable Speakers

JCSU hosted the MLK Peace Breakfast on Tuesday in Grimes Lounge after a hiatus due to the pandemic.  

Reinstituted by Kenyatta V. Sanders-Foreman, instructional technology librarian, and the Division of Student Affairs, the Peace Breakfast paid homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program presented words of wisdom from speakers who informed attendees how they can continue to live the dream King longed to become a reality.
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Anthony Hamilton Introduces New Artist, JCSU Grad JxHINES, in JCSU’s Bull Pen

Grammy award-winning artist Anthony Hamilton paid a visit to Johnson C. Smith University’s Bull Pen on Thursday to serenade a crowd of students and introduce his newest artist, JxHINES, a 2015 graduate of JCSU’s Business Marketing program.
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JCSU announces appointments of four new academic deans following national searches

After extensive national searches, Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce appointments of four new academic deans.
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JCSU President Clarence Armbrister Announces Retirement in June

Johnson C. Smith University President Clarence D. Armbrister today announced his planned retirement at the end of the semester in June, drawing praise for his leadership from the university’s Board of Trustees, which soon will begin a comprehensive search for his successor.
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Johnson C. Smith University Named to Best Online Colleges in North Carolina List

Johnson C. Smith University was recently named to the top Online Colleges in North Carolina list for 2023.

JCSU’s program placed No. 26 on the list of 29, surpassing North Carolina universities Queens University Charlotte, William Peace University and Lenoir-Rhyne University.
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JCSU Recognizes November as Prematurity Awareness Month

The month of November is designated as Prematurity Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness around infant mortality and prematurity.

Three JCSU Students Named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford Program

Purity Gumede ’25, John Josiah ’24 and Tanaka Mbavarira ’24 were recently named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( program.
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