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Johnson C. Smith University's New Book Examines the History of Its Surrounding Neighborhood

Johnson C. Smith University’s New Book Examines the History of Its Surrounding Neighborhood

The anthology, entitled Let There Be Light, explores how the historic West End neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, where the historically Black university is located, has helped shape racial relations of the New South.

First Students Enroll in Johnson C. Smith University's Master of Social Work Degree Program

First Students Enroll in Johnson C. Smith University’s Master of Social Work Degree Program

The two-year degree program, which is offered in the evenings, allows students with full-time jobs the opportunity to enroll. There are 29 students in the inaugural class. Of the 29 students, 27 are women.

Marilyn Sutton-Haywood Named Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pfeiffer University

Marilyn Sutton-Haywood Named Dean of Arts and Sciences at Pfeiffer University

Dr. Sutton-Haywood was vice president for academic affairs and a professor of biology at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier, she held similar posts at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charter School Moves Its Operation to Johnson C. Smith University Campus

Charter School Moves Its Operation to Johnson C. Smith University Campus

The charter school is affiliated with Elon Homes, which was established in 1907 as an orphanage and now is one of the region’s largest foster care organizations. The charter school has now expanded to serve the entire community, but about 10 percent of the students enrolled at the school are in foster care.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

A Change in Leadership at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

A Change in Leadership at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Michelle R. Howard-Vital, the 11th president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, has announced she will retire on July 31. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been named acting president.

The First Latino Fraternity at a HBCU

The First Latino Fraternity at a HBCU

Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, has recently approved the establishment of a chapter of the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity on campus. University officials believe it is the first Latino fraternity on the campus of any historically Black college or university.

Brian Johnson Named the Seventh President of Tuskegee University

Brian Johnson Named the Seventh President of Tuskegee University

Dr. Johnson, 40 years old, is an administrator at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He has written two books on W.E.B. Du Bois. In June, he will become the only the seventh president in the 133-year history of Tuskegee University.

New Master of Social Work Program to Begin This Fall at Johnson C. Smith University

New Master of Social Work Program to Begin This Fall at Johnson C. Smith University

Classes for the master of social work degree program will be held in the evenings and on weekends for the convenience of employed students. The program is slated to begin this coming fall.

Johnson C. Smith University to Offers Its First Master's Degree Program

Johnson C. Smith University to Offers Its First Master’s Degree Program

Beginning in the fall of 2014, the historically Black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, will enroll students in its master of social work degree program.

Johnson C. Smith University Announces 21 Layoffs

Johnson C. Smith University Announces 21 Layoffs

The trustees at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte have announced a series of steps aimed at improving the financial stability of the institution. Enrollments at the university have dropped from 1,801 a year ago to 1,387 this fall.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Dorothy Yancy to Step Down From Presidency of Shaw University

Dorothy Yancy to Step Down From Presidency of Shaw University

Dr. Yancy, who has served as leader of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, will stay on until a successor is found. Earlier in her career she served for 14 years as president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Named Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Named Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dawkins was provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and professor of education at Dillard University in New Orleans. Earlier she held several positions at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A Proven Track Record in Increasing Black Students in STEM Fields

A Proven Track Record in Increasing Black Students in STEM Fields

The Virginia-North Carolina Alliance includes nine partner institutions, including four HBCUs. The program has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 2007. During this period the number of students who graduated with degrees in STEM fields is up 67 percent.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Kathey Porter at Virginia Tech, Aleczander Whitfield at Johnson C. Smith University, Karen Weddle-West at the University of Memphis, and Halima Leak at Paul Quinn College.

Several HBCU Campuses Are Getting a Makeover

Several HBCU Campuses Are Getting a Makeover

Significant new construction is underway at Delaware State University, Cheyney University, Meharry Medical College and Johnson C. Smith University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Johnson C. Smith University Overhauls Its Liberal Studies Program

Johnson C. Smith University Overhauls Its Liberal Studies Program

The goal of the change is to make students more attractive to employers once they graduate from college.

Johnson C. Smith University and Charlotte Law School Start Dual Degree Program

Johnson C. Smith University and Charlotte Law School Start Dual Degree Program

Students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate in six years.

Bus Tour for Diversity In Medicine to Stop at Five HBCUs

Bus Tour for Diversity In Medicine to Stop at Five HBCUs

At each school visited, about 150 students will participate in a full-day program where they will learn how to succeed in pursuing a medical career.

Johnson C. Smith University Receives One of the Largest Grants Ever for an HBCU

Johnson C. Smith University Receives One of the Largest Grants Ever for an HBCU

The Duke Endowment gives the Charlotte HBCU $35 million that will build a new science center, renovate a dormitory, and provide scholarships.