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Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Economics at Johnson C. Smith University

Dr. Cheryl Butler-Brayboy
Vice President Kamala Harris took to the stage at Johnson C. Smith University Wednesday, June 12, as the fourth stop on her nationwide Economic Opportunity Tour. During her fifth visit to the state this year, the Vice President addressed everything from medical debt to ambition. "Dream with ambition. Never apologize for it," she said.
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JCSU Commencement Celebrates 228 Graduates, Now Golden Bull Alumni

Gabrielle Isaac Allison
Waves of Golden Bulls flooded Bojangles Coliseum on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 11 a.m. to walk across the stage, some of them for the first time, to receive their degrees.

Johnson C. Smith University conferred 228 degrees, 207 to undergraduate students, and 21 to graduate students in the Master of Social Work program. A total of 125 of those graduates completed their studies with Latin honors by earning a 3.0 grade-point average or higher throughout their collegiate career.
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Students, Faculty Expand Research on Reparations for JCSU

Gabrielle Isaac Allison & Dr. Cheryl Butler-Brayboy
Is JCSU owed reparations? It’s a question a group on campus is posing in the form of an oral presentation and white paper, 109 pages long: “The HBCU Choice Bill: White Paper & Reparations Toolkit for JCSU Leadership.”

On Monday, May 6, 2024 Dr. Laurie Porter, Dr. Sabina Otienoburu, JCSU students Ashley Hall ’24 and Taylor Dobson ’24 spoke before a small group of JCSU administrators and staff. Each member of the group shared evidence in support of institutional reparations for the University.  
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JCSU Esports and Gaming: Changing the Game

Dr. Cheryl Butler-Brayboy
The Johnson C. Smith University Esports and Gaming program continues to break new ground and carve out fresh territory in Charlotte. On Saturday, April 27, Esports and Gaming faculty and staff welcomed up to 30 middle and high school students from near and far, from the Charlotte Metro area to Greensboro, N.C. The event was called STEM and STEAM: Changing the Game through Esports and Gaming.  
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"Talk to Me Nice" Teaches Power of Connection

Gabrielle Isaac Allison

In an age where connecting has never been easier or more convenient, true connection has never been rarer.

Dr. Terza Lima-Neves, professor of Political Science and chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, collaborated with Melissa Gonzalez, a professor at Davison College, to bring authentic connections back to college campuses through the Talk to Me Nice event.

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Social Work Month Student Spotlight: Jazmeen Ryals-Sumter


Each Friday, Johnson C. Smith University will share a Q&A with a student in the University's master's or undergraduate Social Work program in honor of Social Work Month.

Today's feature is Jazmeen Ryals-Sumter '25M, a Jersey City, N.J. native in her first year in the JCSU Master of Social Work program.

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Glover Lands Internship with Tech Giant Apple

Gabrielle Isaac Allison
New Jersey native Eryn Glover ’25 is no stranger to accomplishments at Johnson C. Smith University. Now, the Business Administration major has another experience to add to her resume after she was selected to serve as a project coordinator/administrative assistant for one of the world’s leading tech companies, Apple.
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Social Work Month Student Spotlight: Karinaelizabeth A. Calimee

Each Friday, Johnson C. Smith University will share a Q&A with a student in the University's master's or undergraduate Social Work program in honor of Social Work Month.

Today's feature is Karinaelizabeth A. Calimee '24, a San Diego native who grew up in California and Las Vegas, Nev. and is a student in the Bachelor of Social Work program.
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Social Work Month Student Spotlight: Bria Lindsay

Each Friday, Johnson C. Smith University will share a Q&A with a student in the University's master's or undergraduate Social Work program in honor of Social Work Month.

Today's feature is Bria Lindsay '25, a Bridgeport, Conn. native in the Bachelor of Social Work program.
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Senior Communications Major Finds Opportunity at National Geographic

Gabrielle Isaac Allison
​Danaria Gorham ’24 originally wanted to pursue a career in social work, but when she took a reporting course at Johnson C. Smith University, she fell in love with journalism. Now, the soon-to-be graduate and Woodbridge, Va. native has earned the opportunity to further her love for storytelling through an internship with National Geographic this summer.

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