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Kudos for July: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Summer blooms at Winston-Salem State University. (July 2019 photo) 
Faculty/Staff Recognition

Bart Ganzert, faculty development specialist with the Center for Innovative and Transformative Instruction (CITI), presented “Incorporating digital strategies into assignments to promote 21st century Digital Literacy” at the Lilly’s Designing Effective Teaching Conference in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 31.

Monica Dee Guillory, assistant professor of management and marketing, was interviewed for WalletHub's piece about American Express credit cards.

Sara Migliarese, associate professor of physical therapy, and Emma White, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, co-authored a publication in the June 14 issue of Current Geriatrics Reports titled, “Review of forward-head posture and vestibular deficits in older adults.”

Jack Monell, associate professor and program coordinator of justice studies, won the award for best presentation at the International Conference on Criminal Justice System in Paris. His presentation was on his current research, "Police Perceptions of African American Males and Masculinity,” which is a culmination of the research he’s done over the past two years. The research has produced a book chapter and pending journal publication, while also being  incorporated into his courses within the justice studies program. Monell has also been appointed to the Forsyth County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. His appointment is for two years as an at-large member.

Melicia Whitt-Glover, executive director of the Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD) and the faculty lead for the Health+Art Studio at the Center for Design Innovation, spoke at the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative Fourth annual Convening and Data Institute in Atlanta on July 2. She spoke on how WSSU is using HBCU-community partnerships to address health disparities in Winston-Salem.

Ten WSSU faculty received tenure, effective July 1:
Rachelle Barnes, Psychology; Althea Bradford, Communication and Media Studies; Lisandra Estevez, Art + Visual Studies; John Hutchens, Math; Hye Kim, Art + Visual Studies; Lisa Maness, Clinical Laboratory Sciences; James Pope, Liberal Studies; Tammara Thomas, Rehabilitation Counseling; Tangela Towns, Behavioral Sciences; and Chinyu Wu, Occupational Therapy

Student Recognition
Kiara Battle, a sophomore computer science major from Charlotte, is a 2019 recipient of the Chevron/INROADS scholarship from Chevron Corp. She is the only recipient from North Carolina and the only recipient from an HBCU.


Mass communications majors Jonnae Keels, of Miami, and Kadejjah Smith, of Lillington, recently attended the Second annual Clemson University Erwin Center Summer Scholars (ECSS) program. As part of the program, which aims to advance diversity in the field of brand communications, they networked with industry professionals, received hands-on training, and engaged in a competition by working on a real-world project from presenting sponsor Denny’s. This is the second year WSSU students have attended the program.

During spring semester, students in Carol Cain’s Principles of Managerial Accounting (ACC 2317) raised $600 for a local non-profit as part of a hands-on class project. The students, divided into eight teams, chose products, estimated the costs, projected the income and then produced and sold their product. Teams made various baked goods, and one team made an all-natural, non-GMO and allergen-free body cream. All sales proceeds, less any returned team investments, were donated to the Center for Smart Financial Choices (CSFC). Over the past three spring semesters, the project has raised $2,100 for CSFC.

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