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Migioni Experiences Pharmacy and Health Industry During Unique Internship

Gabrielle Isaac Allison
CHARLOTTE, N.C./JULY 18, 2024 – Zoe Migioni knew she wanted to leave her hometown in Zimbabwe to pursue her education in a different country.

“I love to change environments,” she said. “Initially, I wanted to go to Canada. But when a friend of mine came to the U.S., they kept telling me how great it was. America is one of the hardest countries to get into, and the education here is the highest you can aim.”

Now, the second-year Biology major says her decision to come to the U.S., but especially to Johnson C. Smith University, has changed her life and given her the opportunities she used to dream of.

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JCSU Dancers Hit the Stage in the Big Apple

Dr. Cheryl Brayboy
Every dancer dreams of leaping across the big stage in New York City.  Imagine executing a Pas de deux in the Big Apple, whereby each dancer in the pair displays individual choreography before the two take flight in unison on stage.  During the summer of 2024, that dream of a big stage performance in the City that Never Sleeps became a dream-come-true for seven dancers and their professor from Johnson C. Smith University.
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Building Bonds at the Golden Bull Academy

Cheryl Butler-Brayboy, Ph.D.
To the bold, gifted, and debonair, are you ready to become a Golden Bull? It is time to join the herd! More than 135 new students and their families arrived onto the Johnson C. Smith University campus for the July 2024 Golden Bull Academy!  The number of incoming students may be on the increase.
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JCSU Admissions Counselor Ryan Thurman Wins HBCU Recruiter of the Year

Gabrielle Isaac Allison
Ryan Thurman began his higher-education career at Johnson C. Smith University less than two years ago. Since then, he’s made an unforgettable impression on any student he meets. This Summer, the admissions counselor was named the Recruiter of the Year by the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) and the Black College Expo.
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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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Kinloch Shares Her Wisdom with the Graduating Class of 2024 at her High School Alma Mater

Joshua M. Nypaver
Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Valerie Kinloch ’96 enjoyed a homecoming in her hometown of Charleston when she served as the commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2024 for Burke High School, Kinloch’s alma mater.  
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President Valerie Kinloch to be Honored at the Black Business Ink 2024 Power 100 Award Ceremony

Dr. Cheryl Bulter-Brayboy
Dr. Valerie Kinloch ‘96, President of Johnson C. Smith University, continues to shine a bright light on the University.  The JCSU alumna, immediate past member of the JCSU Board of Trustees and 15thPresident of the University, will be honored at the Black Business Ink 2024 Power 100 Award Ceremony in June at the State of Black North Carolina Conference 2024. 

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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Farmer Encourages Graduates Not to Dim Their Light

Gabrielle Isaac Allison
Graduates filed into Jane M. Smith Memorial Church on Friday, May 17, 2024, to hear an inspiring sermon from their soon-to-be fellow alumna Dr. Michaela O’Neal Farmer ’96.

Farmer, who answered the call to ministry during her first few years at Johnson C. Smith University, delivered a message that further illuminated the University’s Latin motto, Sit Lux – “Let There Be Light.”

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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