WyKevin Bazemore

WyKevin Bazemore

WyKevin Bazemore has accomplished something that a few in any conference can say they have achieved – All-Conference for four years.  Read more here.

CCS Director Alvin Atkinson

CCS Director Alvin Atkinson

A special committee of the UNC Board of Governors will soon issue their recommendations on the future of 240 centers and institutes that conduct research and policy analysis in the UNC system. Among those targeted is WSSU’s Center for Community Safety. Read more here.

WSSU representatives participating in the UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference competition were (left to right):  Christian Baucum, Kaley Skantz, LaVie Montgomery, Fredrick Teeter, Dr. Notis Pagiavlas who served as coach for the teams, Jeannette Huntley, Robert Irwin, Raymond Smith, Christian Griffith and Aileah Olds.

WSSU representatives participating in the UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference competition were (left to right): Christian Baucum, Kaley Skantz, LaVie Montgomery, Fredrick Teeter, Dr. Notis Pagiavlas who served as coach for the teams, Jeannette Huntley, Robert Irwin, Raymond Smith, Christian Griffith and Aileah Olds.

A team representing the Winston-Salem State University’s MBA program was first runner-up in the competition held during the recent UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference.

The WSSU team, one of 44 representing all 17 UNC campuses pitching their business ideas to a blue-ribbon panel of entrepreneurs, presented their plan for “TEAMUP,” a program that bridges the difficult transition of youth in foster care to independent adult life.  Members of the “TEAMUP” group were Jeannette Huntley from Winston-Salem, Fredrick Teeter from Edgerton, Wis. and R. Taylor Irwin from Lawrenceville, Ga.

WSSU had a total of two undergraduate and two graduate teams competing.  The other three projects dealt with an app to assist home caregivers, an adult day care center, and a patented technology that extends better life by about 50 percent.  Dr. Notis Pagiavlas, interim senior associate dean and professor of marketing, served as the coach for the WSSU teams.

The conference, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., focuses on entrepreneurs working to solve ongoing societal challenges using business principles that can ensure solutions last over time.  Student competitors were challenged to identify problems facing their local communities and offer implementation and financial strategies for addressing them.

Olivia Sedwick

Olivia Sedwick

There is little question but that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are under extreme scrutiny. Some would say under attack. A recent summitt held at WSSU examined ways to address threats to their institutions. Read more here.

It had not happened in four years, but the Lady Rams indoor track team turned in an amazing performance and took the CIAA Indoor Track title,which had been held by two-time defending champion St. Augustine’s College. Read more here.

WSSU Foundation to Raffle Omega Watch

Raffling Off a Piece of Lunar History
The Winston-Salem State University Foundation is proud to raffle off a stunning Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional wristwatch.  The Omega Company describes this as an iconic timepiece that has been a part of six lunar missions.
This brand new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, which is still in its original box, has [...]

WSSU Basketball Coach uses Social Media to Spread Word about his program

WSSU basketball coach James Wilhelmi does not shy away from using social media to get the word out about his program. He embraces it. Read more here.

New WSSU Chancellor Continues Tradition of Learning and Service

WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson was serious when he told a recent gathering of students that he wanted to build upon the solid foundation that laid at Winston-Salem State University. He is throwing his total energy into that effort. Read more here.

WSSU Police Officer and Lexington High Grad Doubles as Standup Comedian

This article comes by way of the Times-Dispatch in Lexington, NC.
Lt. Angie Pittman of the Winston-Salem State University Police Department appears as a “no-nonsense” but good-natured officer doing her sworn duty on campus and the surrounding community. But, she is more – a whole lot more. Would you believe that she is a stand-up comic [...]

Former WSSU Director of Athletics Bill Hayes Still Receiving Awards Even in Retirement

Former WSSU Director of Athletics, Bill Hayes, is still finding ways to connect in the community. For his efforts and those of other Piedmont awardees, they will be recognized with the Rhythm of Triumph award in Greensboro on Friday, February 6. Read more here.

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