Feb 242017

Endia Beal

Endia Beal, director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, has been named to Time magazine’s list of “12 African American Photographers You Should Know Right Now.”

“Her work is outstanding in documenting and narrating social issues in an often sardonic manner that is always respectful to her subjects,” writes Azu Nwagbogu, director African Artists’ Foundation, in his spotlight on Beal.

Feb 172017

Dr. Nicholas Hester, interim director of student support services at Winston-Salem State University, has been recognized as one of The Triad Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honorees.

Hester, 35, leads the BOSS program that supports students who are either first-generation college students, have disabilities or are from low-income families. Cool fact: He is also a personal trainer who lost 81 pounds in just eight months. He was recognized at an event on Thursday, Feb. 16. You can read more in The Triad Business Journal. 

Jan 252017
We Be Ramming team members are: Front Row – Mary Wymbs, Kimberly Miller, Ellen Campbell, Dr. Antionette Moore, Keauna Ford, and Raisha Cobb Back Row – Danny Sealey, Kendrith Davis, and Corlis Sellers-Drummond

We Be Ramming team members are: Front Row–(left to right) Mary Wymbs, Kimberly Miller, Ellen Campbell, Dr. Antionette Moore, Keauna Ford, and Raisha Cobb
Back Row –(left to right) Danny Sealey, Kendrith Davis, and Corlis Sellers-Drummond, not in photo is team member Wanda Boone.

Winston-Salem State University’s 10-member “We Be Ramming” team ranked 38th out of 140 teams that participated in the eight-week North Carolina State Miles for Wellness Health Challenge.

The We Be Ramming team took more than 6.7 million steps for a total of more than 3,350 miles during the challenge that ran from Oct. 3 through Nov. 21, 2016.

WSSU was the only HBCU to participate in the NC State Health Challenge, and gained Super Hare Status, which was the second highest category designation for a group that size.

The We Be Ramming team include: Mary Wymbs, Kimberly Miller, Ellen Campbell, Dr. Antionette Moore, Keauna Ford, and Raisha Cobb, Danny Sealey, Kendrith Davis, and Corlis Sellers-Drummond.

All the participating teams reported more than 2 billion steps for more than a 1 million miles. That is twice to the moon and back and more than 41 trips around the Earth.

More than 5,000 state employees participated in the challenge.

The next challenge is March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, and will run through May 11.

Nov 152016

ats_unc_pressWSSU’s School of Health Sciences has received a grant from the University North Carolina Press to support the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Policy, UNC Press announced.
The grant, from the Thomas W. Ross Fund, will help the journal, which has been published biannually since 2007, receive greater exposure, said Dr. Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences.

The grants are administered by the Press’s Office of Scholarly Publishing Services (OSPS), which serves the UNC system by providing access to a range of sustainable, mission-driven publishing models and solutions. The Press has successfully completed a $50,000 challenge grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust to create the $100,000 Ross Fund.

Nov 042016
The good witch has the forms just for you.

The good witch Karen has the forms just for you.

Gobblins, witches, ghosts, ghoules, trolls and just strangely dressed people turned out for the State Employee’s Campaign Kickoff to raise badly needed funds for community service organizations and relief agencies across the state Oct.31.

More than WSSU 50 employees signed up to contribute to the campaign at the kickoff, which greeted attendees with music, refreshments, a cakewalk, games, prizes, and a costume contest. Representatives from eight community service agencies were also on hand to share information about the services their agencies offer.

Now how am I going to get that cookie in my mouth?

Now how am I going to get that cookie in my mouth?

The WSSU campaign seeks to exceed the state average of giving at 17 percent. “I know we can beat that,” said Darrell Jeter, director of WSSU’s Emergency Management Department and president of WSSU Staff Senate. “The need is great and if we each chip in we can do a lot of good. Through our campaign you can help show those around the state what we already know: WSSU faculty and staff care about their community.”

Clark Kent exposed.

Clark Kent exposed.

Since its first campaign in 1985, the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign has raised more than $100 million in gifts from state employees. The campaign runs from Oct. 31 – Nov 30. There are more than 900 charitable organizations to choose from including the WSSU Foundation. In light of the effects of Hurricane Matthew, relief efforts are an example of how charitable organizations assist communities in time of need.

All you have do is sign on the dotted line!

All you have do is sign on the dotted line!

Oct 272016
WSSU employee, graduate receive Winston<40 Leadership Award

Winston-Salem State University assistant legal counsel Venus Boston and Juan Santos ’14, a rehabilitation counseling practitioner and business entrepreneur, were recently honored with the Winston<40 Leadership Award. Boston was recognized not only for her timely legal advice, but also for her love of students. She spends much of her free time mentoring others and caring […]

Oct 192016

Faculty from WSSU’s College of Arts, Sciences, Business & Education will be live tweeting the third and final presidential debate tonight. Look for #WSSUDebates2016. WSSU “tweeters” are: Torin D. Alexander, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies:  @torin_alexander William Boone, Chair and Associate Professor of English: @afroblew Charity B. Griffin, Assistant Professor of Psychology: @DrGatWSSU Michele K. […]

Oct 032016
Kudos Report—September 2016

The Winston-Salem State University Office of Integrated Marketing Communications distributes the Kudos Report monthly as a platform for the university to celebrate and promote the many achievements, successes, and contributions of our campus community. To submit information for the report, visit www.wssu.edu/administration/university-engagement/oimc/kudos.aspx Abhijit Sen, professor in the department of communication and media studies, presented a […]

Aug 082016
Cecil Holland Named Interim Associate Dean for the Division of Nursing

Dr. Cecil Holland has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for the Division of Nursing. He came to Winston-Salem State University in 2004 and is currently an associate professor. During his time at WSSU, he has served in various leadership capacities, including Assistant Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Program Effectiveness and Interim Assistant Dean for […]