News for 2018
June 15, 2018
Just over 1,700 WSSU students made the Spring 2018 Dean's List, according to the Office of the Registrar.
June 15, 2018WSSU graduate Inayah Turner turned tragedy into triumph, and now she's ready to change the world as an educator.
June 15, 2018
Three single mothers from Salisbury have overcome the odds, earning their bachelor’s degrees, together.
June 14, 2018
Dr. LaTanya Afolayan, senior director of planning and major giving at Norfolk State University, has been named vice chancellor for University Advancement at Winston-Salem State University.
June 12, 2018WSSU has a new 20-year master plan. Let's look at the most frequently asked questions about the new plan.
June 11, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has announced the creation of a new Division of Strategic Communications, which will be tasked with communicating the university’s brand message to key stakeholders.
June 11, 2018Architects have unveiled a long-term vision for WSSU’s campus that supports growth and offers enhanced amenities for students.
June 08, 2018
WSSU recognized the dedication and years of service of their staff during the Chancellor’s Achievement Awards.
June 08, 2018The newly named H. Douglas Covington Hall, a five-story living/learning community for freshmen, will accommodate about 300 students starting in August. The residence hall features pod communities that are designed to support student success.
May 31, 2018
A second mobile health clinic is about to hit the road, serving the uninsured and underinsured of in East Winston.
May 24, 2018
Ten WSSU students will be interning this summer through the North Carolina Governor's HBCU Internship Program.
May 24, 2018Power to portions of the Winston-Salem State University campus will be shut off next weekend, while major repairs are made to the university’s electrical infrastructure. The scheduled power outage will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1, and continue through the afternoon on Sunday, June 3.
May 24, 2018Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) recognized faculty for excellence in teaching, research and service during the annual Faculty Awards Luncheon on May 1.
May 23, 2018HBCU Digest announced WSSU as a finalist in seven categories, including top honors for "HBCU of the Year" and "Male President of the Year."
May 23, 2018WSSU won two Telly Awards a Silver People's Telly and a Bronze Telly for a music video featuring the Singing Rams, the university’s choir.
May 21, 2018The WSSU men's basketball program will look to its past to forge its future with the announcement of Cleo Hill Jr. as the head coach of the Rams men's basketball program.
May 18, 2018
WSSU recognized more than 1,200 graduates, students who earned their degrees in summer and fall of 2017 and spring 2018.
May 16, 2018Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for May 2018.
May 14, 2018
Meet the WSSU Division of Nursing’s first cohort of doctors. These 11 nurse scholars have earned their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and will receive their hoods during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 18.
May 14, 2018
Here’s a glimpse of where a few of the students from the Class of 2018 are headed.
May 11, 2018Darren Absher, one of 11 to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from WSSU this academic year, hopes to take the knowledge he learned will help nurse practitioners better treat underserved populations locally and globally.
May 09, 2018
A WSSU senior has been awarded a $10,000 fellowship through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.
May 07, 2018
A program through the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation is providing WSSU students with on-the-job experience and impacting the community.
May 07, 2018
Dr. Darryl Scriven, chair of the Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre and an associate professor of philosophy at Florida A&M University (FAMU), has been named the dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education at Winston-Salem State University.
May 04, 2018A digital marketing agency has named Winston-Salem State University’s website one of the best designed university websites in the world.
May 03, 2018Wilbourne Rusere has been named associate vice chancellor for financial planning and budget.
May 02, 2018A $50,0000 gift from a Winston-Salem family is helping WSSU expand its emergency grant fund, which helps students who need assistance that cannot be provided through financial aid.
May 02, 2018WSSU senior Jessica Johnson, who struggled as a child due to a speech impediment, has performed on some of the biggest stages as a student at WSSU.
May 01, 2018April in review: WSSU News takes a look back at some of the big events.
April 27, 2018
WSSU students and staff teamed up with Home Depot volunteers to 'retool the school' during a two-day beautification event, April 26-27.
April 25, 2018
Byron Pitts, a multi-Emmy award-winning journalist for ABC News and author, will be the speaker at WSSU’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 18.
April 24, 2018WSSU’s choral ensembles are helping to bring people together through a yearlong focus on social justice and hope.
April 23, 2018The end of an academic year can bring forth a mixture of emotions. You may feel excited about completing another successful semester; anxiety about completing assignments on time; excitement about summer plans; or apprehension about the future. Staying motivated can feel challenging with just a few weeks left in the semester.
April 20, 2018Graduates of two of Winston-Salem State University’s signature graduate programs continue to excel on their national licensing exams, receiving 100 percent passage rates on their required licensure exams for 2017.
April 20, 2018
After a national search, Dr. Anthony Graham, dean of the College of Education and professor of educator preparation at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been named WSSU's new provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
April 19, 2018From DJ Trellz to DJ Diesel and Luke Nasty, there’s a long line of successful DJs who got their start working events as students on campus at WSSU.
April 19, 2018Montrell Davis, known as DJ Trellz, is now one of a long line of successful DJs from WSSU. He started his journey as a freshman at WSSU.
April 19, 2018Wanda Brown ‘77, the director of library services at WSSU, has been elected the president-elect for the American Library Association.
April 17, 2018
John Railey, the former editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, interviewed Morehouse Professor Gregory Price in advance of his appearance at WSSU on April 19.
April 16, 2018WSSU will use the investment for scholarships to address access to care and nursing shortages, and to enhance the division’s technology infrastructure.
April 11, 2018
Cynthia S. Bell, associate professor and chair of the occupational therapy program at WSSU, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
April 10, 2018
Scholarship Day, one of WSSU’s largest academic events, highlights the advanced level of graduate and undergraduate research at WSSU and recognizes the scholars who do the work.
April 04, 2018
University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings joined recently appointed members of the UNC Board of Governors for a tour of WSSU.
April 04, 2018
Tavoria and Taneshia Poole, the oldest of seven children from Jacksonville, are setting the bar for their younger siblings as they pursue nursing degrees at WSSU.
April 02, 2018
Fifty years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The April 1968 issue of The News Argus offers a glimpse of the reaction on campus.
March 27, 2018
WSSU is looking to engage alumni, the community and prospective students with Paint the Town Red, which runs April 10-14. The weeklong celebration of all things WSSU includes one of the biggest academic events and one of the university’s biggest fundraisers.
March 27, 2018Kenneth Raymond '87 resigns from the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees
March 27, 2018Five Winston-Salem State University students have received a total of $13,000 in scholarships through a CIAA essay contest.
March 23, 2018
Dr. Doria “Kathy” Stitts, associate provost and dean of University College and Lifelong Learning and interim dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2018-19 year.
March 23, 2018Summer classes at WSSU are just a few weeks away. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
March 22, 2018
Three candidates for WSSU’s next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs to visit WSSU starting on March 28. Read more about the candidates here.
March 13, 2018
A video of Officer Selana Ligons taking a moment from her policing duties during a WSSU home basketball game to dance the Shoot, by BlocBoy JB has captured more than a few hearts.
March 09, 2018WSSU, in partnership with agencies in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, conducts large-scale emergency preparedness exercise on campus.
March 07, 2018Chancellor Robinson’s address reaffirms WSSU’s rich history and mission as a comprehensive, historically Black university. WSSU is a vibrant and dynamic learning community full of people who are committed to providing our students the very best education possible.
March 02, 2018
WSSU alumni visited high schools across North Carolina, surprising seniors with the news that they have received one of the university’s most prestigious scholarships.
March 01, 2018A federal grant will provide scholarships and support for graduate students, helping to increase the number of African Americans in STEM and allied health graduate programs.
March 01, 2018
Nearly 200 emergency personnel, volunteers, and WSSU faculty, staff and students are expected to participate in a large-scale emergency preparedness exercise on campus on Tuesday, March 6.
February 28, 2018Ivey Brown, WSSU’s chief legal counsel, has been named to the 2018 class of East Carolina University’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Awards.
February 27, 2018Family Fare Convenience Stores is investing in entrepreneurship with a $50,000 matching gift to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation.
February 27, 2018
WSSU's Singing Rams are hitting the road for spring, with 12 stops in eight states starting on March 9.
February 26, 2018
Associates from Food Lion restocked the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Rams Helping Hands Food Pantry with more than 6,000 meals.
February 22, 2018
WSSU received three Special Merit Awards in a competition sponsored by District III of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
February 20, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson participated in UNC-TV’s “Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy and Leadership” that aired on Feb. 19.
February 16, 2018
Over the past 125 years, WSSU has evolved from a one-room frame structure into an academic powerhouse with more than 39 buildings located on 117 acres. In celebration of Black History Month, follow us as we take you on a tour of the sites on campus.
February 15, 2018
WSSU’s Center for Innovative and Transformative Information (CITI) has announced its 2018-19 faculty fellows.
February 13, 2018WSSU's new Center for the Study of Economic Mobility was introduced to leaders in Washington, D.C., during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO) State of Opportunity in American Summit.
February 12, 2018WSSU is among the top historically Black colleges and universities in the United States, according to two recently released rankings.
February 12, 2018
WSSU has more than a few love stories. For Valentine’s Day, WSSU News brings you seven love stories that began right here at WSSU.
February 09, 2018A vote for Miss Winston-Salem State University Jordan Reaves is a vote for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
February 09, 2018WSSU faculty, staff and administration again stepped up to help those in need, donating $20,743 during the annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC).
February 06, 2018
WSSU is partnering with Single Stop Services to help students through the process of filing their income taxes.
February 02, 2018Starting in January, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of WSSU’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), began offering free expanded clinical services to residents in East Winston.
February 01, 2018Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. In celebration of American Heart Month, Cynthia Williams Brown, chair of the Department of Health Physical Education and Sport Studies, offers tips.
February 01, 2018After a lengthy and extensive search, veteran broadcaster Brian Anthony has been named the new general manager for WSSU's radio station WSNC 90.5 FM.
January 26, 2018
Due to Monday's widespread campus power outage, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' tour has been canceled. Please check your WSSU email or the website for the latest information.
January 25, 2018Traron Edwards, a senior finance major, is on his way to his goal of running his own asset management company.
January 24, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, Barnes and Noble College’s regional manager, and other WSSU administrators cut the ribbon on Tuesday, Jan. 23, for the grand opening of the expanded university bookstore.
January 23, 2018
The recipients were recognized at an annual banquet celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held at WSSU on Jan. 22. The awards, part of a series of annual events co-hosted by WSSU and Wake Forest University, are annually presented to faculty, staff, administrators and students from WSSU and Wake Forest who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity within the community.
January 23, 2018Joint message from WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson and Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.
January 16, 2018WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named an Outstanding Alumnus by Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Psychology.
January 12, 2018Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a future where all Americans would share in the opportunity to achieve their dreams. This is the same vision Dr. Simon Green Atkins had for this institution. We remain dedicated to this mission, with social justice and a commitment to equity enshrined in our values.
January 12, 2018WSSU and Wake Forest University are collaborating to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events at both campuses. A highlight is a keynote speech from scholar and bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson.
January 10, 2018Just over 1,700 students at Winston-Salem State University made the fall 2017 Dean's List.
January 10, 2018
WSSU Department of Athletics brings in the new year with a new look for www.WSSURams.com.
January 04, 2018
Constance Mallette has been named vice chancellor for Finance and Administration at WSSU.