WSSU associate professor of English and Africana Studies,William Boone, recently gave a lecture at an area college where he got real on race issues and engaged students on their thoughts. Read more here.
Dr. Michael McKenzie, associate professor in the Department of Exercise Physiology at Winston-Salem State University, has been selected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to receive a 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The 17 recipients of the 2015 awards represent the institutions within the UNC system and were nominated by special committees on their home campuses. They were then selected by the Board of Governor’s Committee on Personnel and Tenure. Each winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize.
“Most everything I teach my students will soon be outdated,” McKenzie said of his teaching philosophy. “We will have new technology, new information and new techniques. However, if I can teach my students to think, reason and problem solve using my material, I feel I have succeeded because I know that even as the information changes, they will be able to reason through it.”
McKenzie serves as department chair and is director of the honors program and undergraduate research for WSSU. He teaches courses in the areas of sports supplements, training and performance, and the science of training. He has an extensive history of collaborating with undergraduates on research projects and has co-authored with undergraduates presentations at national scientific meetings each of the last six years. Additionally, for the past three years, McKenzie has served as chair of the WSSU Scholarship Day Committee that provides students with an opportunity to present their research to the entire campus. Last year, more than 120 students participated in this day-long program.
In addition to his teaching, work with students, and campus activities such as serving on the Academic Council and the School of Health Sciences Leadership Team, McKenzie has over 20 publications in professional journals and has authored more than 35 presentations at professional meetings. This past summer, he was awarded fellow status by the American College of Sports Medicine and he serves on the organization’s national board for their Health and Science Policy Committee as well as their ActivEarth Committee.
McKenzie earned his B.S. degree in athletic training from Appalachian State University, his M.S. in exercise physiology from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
On March 26 the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar selected by Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is the Pastor of The Living Waters Baptist Church (High Point, NC) and the Associate Pastor of the New Light Baptist Church (Greensboro, NC).
He’s Rocky Mount, NC, native Dayhige Mykell Wright, a sophomore mass communications major headed to earn his Master’s in Divinity upon graduation from WSSU.
He always tries to live by one verse in the Bible, Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
WSSU graduates are fairing better in the job market than many of the UNC system counterparts according to a recent study. Read more here.
The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has elected Dr. William U. Harris of Charlotte to the Board of Trustees of Winston-Salem State University for a term ending in 2019.
“We are delighted to have someone with the broad educational background of Dr. Harris join our Board of Trustees,” said Chancellor Elwood L. [...]
Students from Winston-Salem State University won $20,000 of the $35,000 given away in the recent 2015 Food Lion/Coca-Cola CIAA Scholarship Essay Contest held in conjunction with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s basketball tournament in Charlotte.
Three of the four grand prize winners were from WSSU. They were Tyesha Parker, Ashley George and Tiqeece Brown who each [...]
Preacher or Teacher
The March 19 Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) Hercules Scholar at Winston-Salem State University aspires to be either a teacher or a preacher. Regardless, he will be a role model to generations to come, showing there are great, young, black men doing things for the community, feeding positivity!
Meet Kalon T. J. Anthony, a 3.73 [...]
The following are the initial comments WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson shared with staff members March 16. Hear more here.
Within the last two years, Forsyth County has witnessed the change over of leadership in four of its five major educational institutions. The new leaders are looking at opportunities to share resources and ideas. They recently shared their views during a recent panel discussion at WSSU. Read more here.