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News for 2016

  • MBA students making impact

    December 20, 2016

    WSSU MBA students are gaining hands-on experience and also making an impact in the community through a newly redesigned course that pairs students with community organizations.

  • WSSU receives top 10 military-friendly award

    December 16, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been recognized as a Top 10 Gold Level Military Friendly School by Victory Media for 2017.

  • A look back at 2016

    December 14, 2016

    2016 was another year of change and achievement for Winston-Salem State University. Here’s a look at the top 10 news stories of 2016.

  • Food Lion restocks WSSU food pantry

    December 13, 2016

    Food Lion Feeds is again supporting Winston-Salem State University students through donations to the Rams Helping Hands Food Pantry.

  • Support WSSU students while shopping on Amazon

    December 12, 2016

    At no cost to you, Amazon will donate .5 percent of the price of eligible purchases toward the Winston-Salem State University Foundation through AmazonSmile.

  • WSSU exceeds giving expectations for SECC campaign

    December 07, 2016

    The Winston-Salem State University community has a long tradition of giving back to the community and helping those in need. That spirit of serving others was never more on display than during the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Since the beginning of the fall semester, faculty, staff and students have been asked to help those in need in our community. Every time, the Ram family stepped up to meet the challenge.

  • WSSU student gives big through Angel Tree

    December 07, 2016

    Thanks to a student and staff at Winston-Salem State, a 7-year-old boy will have a bed to sleep on this Christmas.

  • WSSU Giving Tuesday campaign raises $48,000

    December 01, 2016

    For the second consecutive year, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has set another record for Giving Tuesday, raising more than $48,000 in 24 hours.

  • Wall Street Journal: WSSU no. 8 HBCU in nation

    November 22, 2016

    WSSU is the no. 8 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the nation, and the top in North Carolina, according to rankings released this week by The Wall Street Journal.

  • Students rock worldwide biomedical conference

    November 16, 2016

    WSSU students wowed a crowd of more than 3,500 attendees during an international biomedical research conference, bringing home three top awards.

  • AT&T supports gap scholarship program

    November 16, 2016

    AT&T has awarded Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) $26,000 that will provide scholarships to help students stay on track and graduate.

  • School of Health Sciences receives grant from UNC Press

    November 15, 2016

    WSSU’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.

  • Repeat! Rams are CIAA champs

    November 14, 2016

    The Winston-Salem State University football team captured the 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship with a 43-33 victory over Bowie State University on Saturday, Nov. 12 and, for the first time since the 2013 season, the Rams are playoff bound.

  • Rams give back at Virginia elementary school

    November 11, 2016

    Rams give back at Virginia elementary school.

  • WSSU leading state efforts to redesign nursing curriculum

    November 09, 2016

    WSSU's School of Health Sciences is piloting a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of baccalaureate-level nurses in North Carolina.

  • Fraternity sponsors 20th annual Sleep-out for the Homeless

    November 04, 2016

    Nobody knows what it is like to be homeless, unless you have walked in the shoes of a homeless person. This year, the Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., will host its 20th Annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless event on the campus of Winston-Salem State University near the clock tower beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

  • Student veterans organization builds sense of community at WSSU

    November 03, 2016

    Charles Calamese says people are often surprised when they find out he’s a veteran.

  • Student making moves to become next NASCAR sensation

    November 02, 2016

    For Walter Thomas III, the youngest of four siblings from Indianapolis, Indiana, auto racing is in his blood. It’s a generational thing going back to his grandfather, and his father, who were both race car drivers.

  • Dr. James Pope: A professor on the move

    November 01, 2016

    “The primary thing that motivates me is my extreme dislike of racism, colonialism and imperialism,” a reflective James (my father is known as Pope) shares. “There is a mantra that I was taught and live by: Your thoughts become words. Words become action. Actions become habits. Habits become character. Character becomes destiny.”

  • Employee, graduate receive Winston <40 Leadership Award

    October 27, 2016

    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.

  • Rams women win 2nd straight cross country title

    October 27, 2016

    The Winston-Salem State University women’s cross country team has clinched its second straight Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Cross Country Championship.

  • Passport Caravan aims to increase study abroad opportunities for students

    October 21, 2016

    To increase study abroad opportunities for students, Winston-Salem State University partnered with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to provide passport application fees for 100 university students.

  • New exhibit brings focuses on Black male identity

    October 12, 2016

    “Do You See Me?” an exhibit at Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Diggs Gallery, brings together nine emerging artists who are questioning the dominant narratives and imagery associated with Black male identity.

  • Camille Kluttz-Leach named vice chancellor, chief of staff

    October 12, 2016

    Attorney Camille Kluttz-Leach has been named vice chancellor and chief of staff at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

  • $400,000 NSF grant to create psychology research program

    October 11, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate programs and professional fields.

  • WSSU shines in new national rankings

    October 06, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) continues to rank as one of the top producers of degrees for African Americans in the nation, according to recent rankings from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

  • Students explore research as part of summer institute

    September 30, 2016

    Sixteen WSSU students spent the summer exploring as part of WSSU’s Summer Research Fellowship program.

  • Emmy-nominated professor honored by consideration

    September 29, 2016

    It’s not everyday that anyone can say, “I have been nominated for an Emmy Award.” But, a Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) associate professor of music can say that. Even though the entry he was associated with did not win, just getting the nomination was a big deal.

  • WSSU tackles rising cost of college by improving degree efficiency

    September 27, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University is one of four universities in the country participating in a new initiative that could drive down the cost of college by improving degree efficiency. The Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence initiative is being spearheaded by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) thanks to a grant from The Teagle Foundation.

  • BB&T program building future leaders

    September 26, 2016

    When Zipporah Foster, a senior at Winston-Salem State University, interviewed for a research position at the university, she says she was prepared for any question, even the dreaded, “What is your biggest weakness?”

  • The Pungus: A Family of nurses

    September 22, 2016

    Three women, originally from the Congo, are connected by blood and also by their desire to help people. Mother, sister and aunt are all pursuing their Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degrees at Winston-Salem State University.

  • Dean's Fellow Program: Training faculty for leadership

    September 21, 2016

    WSSU, through a new leadership program, is taking steps to groom the next generation of faculty leaders and address the challenge.

  • Scholars mentoring program showing benefits

    September 19, 2016

    More than 40 WSSU students are participating in an innovative undergraduate research program that partners them with a faculty mentor on a research project. 

  • WSSU recognized in national rankings

    September 13, 2016

    In rankings released today, U.S. News and World Report has named Winston-Salem State University among the Top Historically Black Colleges and Universities and among the Top Regional Universities in the South. The university was also named to Washington Monthly’s list of Best Bang for the Buck Universities, a list that evaluates schools on their ability to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price.

  • Brandon Murphy: Making noise in financial world

    September 09, 2016

    When Brandon Murphy ’10, arrived on Winston-Salem State University’s campus from Leland, N.C., in 2006 as a Chancellor’s Scholar, he knew that a career in finance was what he wanted to pursue.

  • 23 scholars join WSSU faculty

    September 09, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University welcomed 23 new faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Learn more about them.

  • Economic justice: Black Dollars app

    August 12, 2016

    African-Americans have enormous purchasing power, contributing $2 trillion to the economy. However, leading economists have indicated that 400 billionaires, a sliver of the 1 percent that own the lion's share of wealth in the United States, have a collective wealth that equals the collective wealth of the nation’s more than 14 million African-American households. While African-Americans make up 13 percent of the population, they possess just 2.7 percent of the total wealth.

  • Bridge project to connect Lowery Street, main campus

    August 12, 2016

    If you have visited Winston-Salem State University in recent weeks, you would have noticed that as you turn left off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on to Cromartie Street behind K.R. Williams Auditorium, you saw bulldozers, cranes, and construction vehicles. They were all a part of a three-tiered construction project, which called for the building of a bridge, access road, and a 160-space parking lot.

  • New logo, refreshed branding

    August 12, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University has launched a new era today with the unveiling of a new university logo. The new logo is rich with symbolism and reflects the university’s exciting vision for its future while paying homage to its legacy and history.

  • WSSU welcomes largest freshman class since 2008

    August 09, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University is expecting 950 new first-year students this fall – the largest incoming class since 2008 and an increase over last year’s freshman class of 887. Those students will begin their college experience on Sunday, Aug. 14, with the kick off of the university’s week-long fall orientation program known as Ramdition.

  • Cecil Holland named interim associate dean for nursing

    August 08, 2016

    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 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 curriculum and instruction.

  • BB&T pledges $125,000 in honor of Foundation board member

    August 08, 2016

    Winston-Salem State University announced today BB&T has given $125,000 to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation for academic scholarships for students. The gift will be used to create the Cynthia A. Williams Endowed Scholarship for undergraduates who have declared a major in biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics.

  • WSSU received $4.2 million for nursing scholarships

    July 28, 2016

    More economically disadvantaged students will have the opportunity to pursue a degree in nursing at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) thanks to a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

  • Research program pairs students with faculty members

    July 19, 2016

    Tevin Taylor, an exercise science major from Rocky Mount, NC, has given it his all as a student at Winston-Salem State University. His hard work has paid off. He is among the first exercise physiology students to earn the honors designation, each working with a faculty member to complete a rigorous thesis project over the course of the last academic year.

  • Researcher says millennials are losing their grip

    June 28, 2016

    Young Americans have gotten weaker – or at least their grip has – according to research conducted at Winston-Salem State University.

  • WSSU choir appears on promotional CD

    June 13, 2016

    The Winston-Salem State University Choir’s hard work is paying dividends with the notification that Walton Music, an internationally acclaimed music publishing company, wants to feature the choir in demos on their web site and a promotional CD in the fall.

  • Walker named CIAA Athletics Director of the Year

    May 26, 2016

    The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) recently held its annual Spring General Assembly Meeting and End-of-Year Awards Reception in Charlotte, NC. Athletics administration representatives from each of the CIAA’s twelve member institutions joined members of the conference office for the recognition of more than twenty conference awards.

  • Student demonstrates meaning of university's motto

    May 16, 2016

    When KatyBeth Mailleue finishes the requirements to receive her master’s degree in occupational therapy (OT) in December, she will do so thanks to incredible hard work and the support and encouragement of her family, friends, colleagues, and classmates.

  • Long way from Rich Square

    April 04, 2016

    Quiana Harris, a proud native of Rich Square, North Carolina; a rural town in eastern North Carolina with a population of under 900 citizens, just knew she was headed to a four-year college or university in the Atlanta area once she graduated from a high school with a large low-income enrollment. In 2012, she graduated in the top five of her class. She had a 3.8 GPA and a 1620 SAT score.

  • Excellence in Teaching winner believes in building trust in students

    March 03, 2016

    After Lauren Pulliam graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2013 with a degree in exercise physiology, she opened a gym called No Limits Training Center in Pfafftown, North Carolina. As the head trainer and strength coach, she develops personalized workout programs for her clients, drawing heavily from the principles she learned from WSSU associate professor Michael McKenzie.

  • WSSU secures grant to study cardiovascular disease risk factors

    January 14, 2016

    A WSSU research team will use a mobile app as one of the tools in a three-year $351,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the risk factors of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African-American college students.
  • Assurance agreements guarantee WSSU students admission into competitive graduate programs

    December 09, 2015

    Students earning a bachelor’s degree from WSSU will have a leg up on their competition when they apply to the university’s highly competitive Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Occupational Therapy programs.