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WSSU student wins CSNAP Community Impact Award

A Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) student has been recognized for her leadership.

Jeri Craddock, a senior social work major from Fayetteville, North Carolina, won the Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships (CSNAP) Community Impact Award for outstanding leadership and service through the North Carolina Campus Compact.

Craddock has demonstrated on- and off-campus leadership by advocating to increase student access and utilization of mental health resources, and promoting student engagement with area high school and middle school students.

Recently, she supported a research project on how mobile technologies can be used to support WSSU’s counseling center. She also worked as an intern for the Initiative for Just and Sustainable Communities (IJSC) at WSSU, leading activities with community partners to address educational equity and build commitments to social justice.

Jeri Craddock

North Carolina Campus Compact honored one student leader from each school. Craddock is one of 23 students selected by their campus for the 2017 honor.

CSNAP Conference

The award was presented during the CSNAP Student Conference, which was hosted by WSSU on Nov. 18.

WSSU is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to host the statewide event in its 25-year history.

The conference assembled more than 230 students and staff from 28 campuses and included student-led workshops on diverse community engagement topics.

Alvin Atkinson, associate director of the Center for the Study of Economic Mobility and director of Strategic Initiatives for the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, assembled and coordinated the planning committee for WSSU. The committee members were: Cynthia Cunningham, Heather J. Davis, Allonda Hawkins, Amyia K. Hardy, Krystal Jett, Orlando R. Mitchell, Stephen Powell, Tiffany Seawright, Pamala Turner, Dana Walker and LaMonica Sloan Wilhelmi.

The conference included a historical reenactment about WSSU’s history featuring Theodis Chunn ’09, academic success counselor for University College and Lifelong Learning, as Dr. Simon Green Atkins, and performances by the Burke Singers, Miss WSSU Jordan Reaves, and the Healing Force.

About North Carolina Campus Compact

North Carolina Campus Compact is a statewide coalition of 37 public, private, and community colleges and universities that share a commitment to civic and community engagement. The network was founded in 2002 and is hosted by Elon University. North Carolina Campus Compact is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization, which claims 1,000 member schools representing nearly 2 million college students.

About Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment. 

The CSNAP Conference assembled more than 230 students and staff from 28 campuses to WSSU on Nov. 17-18.

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