Rosa Clemente

Rosa Clemente

Living a life of turmoil and conflict, happiness and pain, can color a person’s views on life and the society in which they live . Rosa Clemente, a former vice-presidential candidate with the Green Party recently did that at Winston-Salem State University. Read more here.

Brenda Y. Cartwright

Brenda Y. Cartwright

Brenda Y. Cartwright, WSSU professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, was a recent recipient of the Vernon E. Hawkins Pioneer and Leadership Award given by the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC) at their 22nd Annual Training Conference.

Cartwright was recognized for her exemplary leadership, pioneering efforts, and advocacy on behalf of multicultural issues in rehabilitation, which have made an historical impact on rehabilitation professionals, the clients they serve, students, and the larger rehabilitation community.

The award was established and named in 2007 for Vernon Hawkins who served as a long-time advocate for multicultural issues in rehabilitation. His activism resulted in the establishment of the National Council of Non-White Rehabilitation Workers within the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), and a permanent seat for the Council representative on the NRA Board. As vocational rehabilitation director for Washington, DC, area his leadership and advocacy resulted in the increased involvement of persons of color throughout the field of rehabilitation.

Cartwright has distinguished herself through her research, presentations, and publications related to multiculturalism, diversity, and under-served populations.

Endie Beal

Endia Beal

Self-expression of one’s identity, especially if you are Black, in corporate America can have its challenges. As an artist, Endia Beal, director of WSSU’s Diggs Gallery, has explored this issue and recently shared her thoughts on the subject. Learn more here.

Learn more about Endia Beal and her work.

Two Winston-Salem State University students were named among top students selected as members of the 2015 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) HBCU All-Stars.

Mona Zahir and Kyle Brown, were among 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students recently selected as members of the 2015 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) HBCU All-Stars.

The All-Stars were selected from more than 450 students who submitted applications representing 70 HBCUs. Students were selected based on their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

Zahir, a junior from Charlotte, NC, and Brown, a senior from Kinston, NC, are both political science majors.

Over the course of the year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the WHIHBCUs by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the Initiative as a networking resource.  Through social media and their relationships with community-based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.

The All-Stars will also participate in this year’s White House HBCU Week Conference, September 20-22 in Washington, DC, as well as various national events, web chats with Initiative staff and professionals from a range of disciplines.

Jaime Hunt Named Director of Public and Media Relations

Jaime Hunt has been named director of public and media relations at Winston-Salem State University. An award-winning integrated marketing communications professional, Hunt brings extensive expertise to the position in online communications, marketing plan development, brand development, communications strategy, new media implementation, and media relations. Her work has earned 19 industry awards including the Platinum Hermes Creative [...]

Chancellor to Serve on Panel for White House HBCU Conference

Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson will serve on a panel during the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference sponsored by the White House Initiative on HBCUs next month.
Robinson will speak about philanthropy and fund raising at HBCUs during the two-day conference in Washington, D.C. on September 20-21.
In June Robinson, who had been WSSU [...]

Lester Arnold Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Lester Arnold, has been named Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at Winston-Salem State University.
A career human resources professional, Arnold brings nearly 25 years experience to the position.  He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society for Human Resources Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) with extensive human resources senior leadership [...]

College Choice Ranks WSSU in the Top Five HBCUs

WSSU ranks fifth in the College Choice website
Winston-Salem State University was ranked fifth among top historically black colleges and universities by College Choice, an online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find colleges.
Tuskegee University took the top spot, followed by Hampton University, and Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla. The University of Arkansas [...]

Pearson Appointed Chair of CAEP Standards Committee

Dr. Denise Pearson, senior associate dean and professor of education at Winston-Salem State University has been appointed to a 3-year term and will chair the highly selective Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards Committee.
“I am honored to represent WSSU on this national platform and as chair of the committee, I look forward [...]

WSSU Football Player says he's no Hero: Others Beg to Differ

When most people come across a bad accident, they may call for help or (these days) video what’s going on. But, Kenneth Sharper, Jr., didn’t do either of these things. He jumped right in and pulled a young man to safety. The WSSU football says he doesn’t feel like a hero, but thought about what [...]

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