News for 2018
October 12, 2018Amon, WSSU's Ram mascot, has teamed up with the Wake Forest University Deacon and Bolt from the Winston-Salem Dash to suport a new anti-bullying campaign.
October 11, 2018The chancellor and WSSU Campus Police and Public Safety want to ensure that Homecoming is a safe experience for everyone. Here are some things to consider during your time at Homecoming events.
October 04, 2018Island Green was one of just 25 students chosen for a 10-week paid summer internship program with the PGA Tour, selected from nearly 1,000 applicants. He offers five tips for students who are looking for internships.
October 04, 2018Two WSSU students have been named 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars through the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
October 02, 2018
The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Archway, the magazine of WSSU, is available online. For the first time, Archway is digital-only.
October 01, 2018A video interview with WSSU’s oldest alumna — who also may be WSSU’s biggest fan.
October 01, 2018
WSSU's weeklong Homecoming celebration, Oct. 14-21, will feature concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades, the big game and more.
October 01, 2018
After being WSSU's mascot since 1932, the Ram was named Amon during Homecoming week 40 years ago.
October 01, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has filled five key leadership positions at the university since January.
October 01, 2018Eight WSSU alumni who met as students at WSSU celebrate a friendship that spans five decades.
October 01, 2018
Archway caught up with the 2018-19 Mr. and Miss Winston-Salem State University to discuss campus life, this upcoming year, and more.
October 01, 2018
As WSSU prepares for Homecoming 2018, Archway magazine interviewed the experts – WSSU faculty – to see if they could shed some light on what makes red forever.
September 30, 2018Renovations are complete on the weight room at Winston-Salem State University’s Whitaker Gym.
September 30, 2018
The partnership has created the first physical therapy residency program based at an HBCU. The 12-month program, which will focus on neurologic care, launched Aug. 27.
September 28, 2018Eight questions with ... Oliver Crooms IV '07, the founder and president of the inaugural Carolina Film Festival, which will be held in Charlotte on Oct. 13.
September 26, 2018Timothy F. McMullen named associate vice chancellor for Facility Management at Winston-Salem State University.
September 19, 2018WSSU is reporting its highest overall enrollment since 2014, according to the university’s Office of Institutional Assessment and Research’s fall report.
September 19, 2018As North Carolina works to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, WSSU has established an emergency grant program to support students who have financial needs as a result of the storm.
September 17, 2018We are grateful that Winston-Salem State University has escaped this deadly storm relatively unscathed. While we have had some minor localized flooding and some downed tree limbs, our campus has fared remarkably well. Unfortunately, many others in the state have not been as lucky.
September 17, 2018WSSU is the only HBCU to win the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
September 11, 2018Lorraine Hairston Morton ’38, a trailblazer who became the first African-American mayor of Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, passed away on Sept. 8.
September 10, 2018Winston-Salem State University’s Emergency Management is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence.
September 06, 2018Next week, U.S. News & World Report will release its 2019 college rankings. You will undoubtedly see many universities touting their place on the list. Winston-Salem State University will not be. But not for the reason you think.
September 05, 2018
Students at WSSU – the only HBCU to offer a motorsports management program – say the success of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. may open up new opportunities for them in motorsports.
September 05, 2018
WSSU begins the 2018-19 academic year with 12 new faculty members joining the ranks.
August 31, 2018A new study estimates that Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has an annual economic impact of more than $420 million and generates 8,389 jobs in the Piedmont Triad.
August 31, 2018U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx got a first-hand look at WSSU's Department of Physical Therapy, one of the signature programs of the School of Health Sciences, during a tour on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
August 30, 2018Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for August 2018.
August 28, 2018The North Carolina General Assembly has appointed Robert Barr ‘88 to the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees.
August 24, 2018
A new documentary from WSSU's Center for the Study of Economic Mobility is shining a light on the challenges Winston-Salem workers face without a car.
August 24, 2018The 2018-19 Red Sea of Sound drum majors are ready to hit the field in the style that fans expect from WSSU’s band.
August 24, 2018For the second consecutive year, technology provider CollegeNET has recognized WSSU with its Social Mobility Innovator Award.
August 23, 2018Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, who served as interim chancellor of WSSU from 2006-07, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
August 22, 2018The Department of Music at WSSU is highlighting the talents of its faculty through a new faculty recital series.
August 21, 2018
WSSU's radio station, is launching 'WSSU Future Focus,' an hourlong weekly talk show featuring Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson.
August 20, 2018Welcome to the start of a new semester! August is one of my favorite months of the year.
August 18, 2018103-year old WSSU alumna Henrietta Cross Hatton Clark got her wish: a visit from WSSU's women's basketball team.
August 16, 2018WSSU students are returning to campus with new insights into careers after summer internships.
August 15, 2018
WSSU’s Girls Empowered in Math and Science (GEMS) and Women in Science Program (WISP) each have received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
August 15, 2018WSSU ranks as the no. 1 HBCU in North Carolina, and no. 3 HBCU overall, according to the Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings.
August 14, 2018Among the new offerings for the 2018-19 academic year are interdisciplinary undergraduate minors in the high demand fields of public health, and urban studies and sustainability.
August 14, 2018WSSU students begin the 2018-19 academic year on the right path with RAMGuide, a mobile advisor that enables them to manage their education from their phones.
August 09, 2018
A WSSU researcher is hoping to expose the 'freshman 15' myth and help college students avoid the weight-gain trap. She offers seven heart health tips for freshmen.
August 07, 2018As part of the program, Erwin Scholars networked with industry professionals, received hands-on training and engaged in a competition by working on a real-world brand project from presenting sponsor Denny’s.
August 07, 2018The anticipation is building as Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) prepares to welcome nearly 950 freshmen for Ramdition, a weeklong orientation.
August 06, 2018Kathy Bullock has been named WSSU’s head volleyball coach.
July 26, 2018
Thanks in part to the launch of unique faculty-led programs to Cuba, India and South Africa, a record number of WSSU students are studying abroad.
July 24, 2018The Winston-Salem State University community joins the University of North Carolina System in expressing our sorrow at the passing of UNC System President Emeritus C.D. Spangler Jr.
July 20, 2018WSSU graduate and undergraduate programs continue to soar in newly published national rankings.
July 16, 2018
A WSSU expert is sounding the alarm about the growing opioid epidemic and its impact on the aging population in North Carolina.
July 13, 2018Learn more about Dr. Darryl Scriven, the academic and administrative leader for the College’s more than 200 full- and part-time faculty members in 19 departments.
July 12, 2018
Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for July 2018.
July 10, 2018WSSU is one of seven mentor institutions in the Foundation for Student Success mentorship program. The program is set to impact 100,000 Black, Latino and American Indian students at 21 mentee institutions.
July 06, 2018Nearly 100 representatives from certified Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), state agencies and universities attended the Eighth Annual Minority Construction and Supplier Outreach on June 14.
July 06, 2018Dr. Anthony Graham, the new provost for WSSU, is hitting the ground running in his first week.
July 03, 2018WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives Leadership North Carolina's L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award.
July 03, 2018Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and associate professor of cellular and molecular biology at WSSU, has been accepted into the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College Summer Leadership Institute.
July 02, 2018The Occupational Therapy Department at WSSU is examining 3D printing through a new transformative curriculum project.
July 02, 2018The scholarship will provide $1,250 per semester for five Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in their final year or semester of study.
July 02, 2018After more than 20 years, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has unveiled a new look for WSSU’s license plates that features the fierce new WSSU Ram mascot logo.
June 26, 2018The WSSU Foundation welcomed 133 golfers for the 18th Annual WSSU Golf Classic, raising $40,340 for student scholarships.
June 26, 2018Winston-Salem's first shared-use commercial kitchen is open for business. The kitchen, located at WSSU's Enterprise Center and funded through a partnership with the City of Winston-Salem, aims to help food entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs.
June 25, 2018WSSU's nursing and social work programs each earned top honors at HBCU Digest’s 2018 HBCU Awards on June 22.
June 21, 2018William Gibson, 2018-19 president-elect of the Student Government Association, took the oath of office to become a member of the university's Board of Trustees.
June 21, 2018Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson is one of four higher-education leaders featured in a new e-book that offers best practices for student success and social mobility.
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.