Winston-Salem State, after their  30-22 win over Concord (W.Va.) is ranked number 5 in the nation in Div. II in the AFCA. It is a big boost heading into their game with Morehouse College in the Cleveland Classic.  Learn more here.

Antony Howard (left) and Jonathan Figgers will represent Winston-Salem State University in the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir’s 5th Year Celebration concert.

Antony Howard (left) and Jonathan Figgers will represent Winston-Salem State University in the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir’s 5th Year Celebration concert.

Antony Howard and Jonathan Figgers will represent Winston-Salem State University in the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir’s opening event on September 21 at the Andrew Mellon Stage in Washington, D.C.

Howard, a tenor from Butner, and Figgers, a bass from Charlotte, will join representatives from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities from across the nation as they participate in the choir’s 5th Year Celebration.  The program will be hosted by the world-renowned gospel artist Wintley Phipps and feature Tramaine Hawkins, a Grammy and Dove Award winner who has been a trailblazer in contemporary gospel music, as the guest artist.

WSSU students have been represented in the 105 Voices of History 2010.  D’Walla Simmons-Burke, director of choral and vocal studies at WSSU, was nominated by her HBCU colleagues to be a Presenting National Conductor at the 2010 performance in Washington, the 2010 performance in Nassau, Bahamas, and the 2012 performance in Nashville.

The 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization to create opportunities for young African American students to develop their skill sets.  In addition to the performances, the program also provides training in a variety of areas ranging from leadership to financial literacy.

Tickets for the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir’s 5th Year Celebration event are available online at www.hbcuchoirs-105.org through September 21.

Iveon Sprangle (left) and Breanna Holmes, two students from Winston-Salem State University, won first place in the national 2012 Freedom of Speech radio competition.

Iveon Sprangle (left) and Breanna Holmes, two students from Winston-Salem State University, won first place in the national 2012 Freedom of Speech radio competition.

Breanna Holmes and Iveon Sprangle won first place in the radio category of the 2012 Freedom of Speech PSA competition with a 30-second public service announcement they developed.

The two Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students were competing with nearly 200 communications students from across the country to develop either a television or radio PSA on what freedom of speech means to them and how it plays a part in their world.  The competition is presented by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association.

In addition to receiving a $3,000 scholarship prize for first place, the winning entry created by Holmes and Sprangle will be made available to radio stations across the country for possible use on-air.

Cynthia Williams

Cynthia Williams

Cynthia Williams, executive vice president and chief corporate communications officer of BB&T’s Winston-Salem-based Brand and Communications Strategy and member of the Winston-Salem State University Foundation, has been appointed to the Executive Management Team of BB&T. Learn more here.

Anybody ever heard of Patrick Mputu? Me neither! But some say that if he gets his act together, we will be talking about him a lot! We’ll see.

By the year 2040, if not sooner, more people of color or ethnic difference will live in America than do whites. A recent study at Winston-Salem State has come to that conclusion. See why.

Aside from the standard courses offered at most institutions in the region, some institutions are offering courses that really get your attention. Winston-Salem State University is one of several institutions identified recently as offering courses with a “different” take. See which institutions are offering what.

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Edwards Recognized with Education Award

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