If everybody gives a little, it can a lot for the next generation of WSSU scholars. Learn here.

WSSU Choir

WSSU Choir

“Rockin’ Jerusalem” is the theme of the annual winter concert being presented by the choirs of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) on Sunday, December 7, at 4 p.m. in the Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public.  An offering will be taken at the event to help support student travel for performances.

The University Choir, University Women, Schola Cantorum and Burke Singers, under the direction of D’Walla Simmons-Burke with Dr. Myron Brown as accompanist, will perform seasonal spirituals, folk songs, gospels and hymns by African and African American composers and arrangers.  The First Baptist Church –Highland Avenue’s youth choir, under the direction of JoAnn Brown, will be guest performers.  They will be featured in a combined piece of Robert Cohon’s “Christmas Time” with the University Choir.

Featured student soloists are: Emanuel Graham, counter tenor; Ajahnah Lambert, alto; April Whitfield, soprano; Simone Price, soprano;  Taylor Mason, soprano; Brijea Colvin, alto; Briana Martin, soprano; LaKrista Williams, soprano; Montavious Gray, baritone; and Byron Cumming, bass.  The WSSU Singin’ Divas will also be featured.

For more information, contact D’Walla Simmons-Burke at burkedw@wssu.edu or 336-750-2525.

Clarence "Big House" Gaines

Clarence "Big House" Gaines

If you ever saw him, and had a chance to talk with him, he would always leave you with something to remember. That’s how Clarence “Big House” Gaines was. The memory of this legendary basketball coach and athletic director for Winston-Salem State University will be honored with the Joe Lapchick Character Award in New York. Read more here.

Tonia Walker

Tonia Walker

Being a significant part of history in any arena is special. For WSSU AD, Tonia Walker, the CIAA Championship game with Virginia State has a particularly added meaning. Learn more here.

WSSU Media Faculty to help Lead ieiMedia Summer Project: Hip Hop Meets the Renaissance

When worlds (or should I say cultures) collide, who knows what could happen. But a planned summer project in Italy, provides limitless possibilities. Learn more here.

Many Violent Crimes in Today’s Headlines are Related to the Aggressor Feeling “Dissed,” According to WSSU Researcher

Many of the violent acts in today’s headlines can be related to a common thread: the aggressor has experienced rejection in a disrespectful way or, in other words, at some point in their life, they have been seriously “dissed,” according to a Winston-Salem State University author and researcher.
Dr. Amber DeBono, WSSU associate professor of psychology, [...]

WSSU Alumnus Larry Womble Presents $25,000 Check for Scholarships to WSSU

Former State Rep. and Winston-Salem State University alumnus, Larry Womble, presented WSSU Chancellor Donald J. Reaves with a check for $25,000 today.
The Henry and Viola Gwyn, Dorothy Gwyn Womble and Owen Luchion Womble Endowed Scholarship was named in honor of Womble’s grandparents and parents.  The need-based scholarship is to benefit fulltime WSSU students from Forsyth [...]

WSSU Director of Financial Aid Discusses Turnaround of his Department During Recent Interview

Interview in Financial Aid Services.org
In 2011, Robert Muhammad was a man on a mission when he became Director of Financial Aid at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), one of North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He had a 90-day plan to achieve better customer service, demonstrate empathy and provide good data to students and parents. [...]

Best-Selling Author Edwin Black Returns to WSSU for Lecture On Connections between Health and the Mideast Crisis on Nov. 4

Edwin Black, a human rights investigative reporter and best-selling author, will speak on “Confronting the Health Implications – Roots and Dynamics of The Mideast Crisis” at noon on Tuesday, November 4, in the lecture hall of the Student Success Center in Hill Hall on the campus of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
Free and open to the [...]

The Winston-State University Foundation recently established a scholarship to honor Belinda S. Womack, a 1973 music education graduate. Read more here.

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